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What The Heck is VLM??

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 VLM ( Very Low Moisture) Carpet Cleaning Enter polymer encapsulating carpet cleaning technology.  Huh?  So typically we have always been taught that as professional cleaners one has to have the most powerful, most expensive, hottest truck mounted carpet cleaner on the market.  The truckmount is an amazing piece of equipment and for us we still use it about %85 of the jobs that we clean.  The cleaning method commonly referred to as "steam" cleaning is technically called HWE or hot water extraction.  In this style of cleaning a pre conditioning cleaning agent is applied to the carpet fibers and allowed to dwell for some time, followed by a bit of machine agitation and a hot water rinse/extraction and ta-da, you have some super fresh smelling and clean carpets.  While this method is very effective at removing deeply embedded soils and stains it is not the end all do all method to cleaning carpets.  Some carpet fibers actually respond better to a lower moisture cleaning in which