Each method of cleaning has its place but for typical residential cleanings, hot water extraction (most often referred to as “steam cleaning”) is going to be your best bet if you’re looking for a deep cleaning. Dry cleaning is more of a surface cleaning so the carpet stays drier, which can be of the utmost concern to some individuals and important in specific situations and on certain types of carpeting. Steam cleaning on the other hand, is a more thorough cleaning process but has a longer dry time. It’s also the process required by most manufacturers to maintain the carpet warranty. If you’re unsure of what cleaning process would work the best for you, let us know. We are happy to help!