How 5-Stage Interior Hot Water Extraction Works

Felix Lin

What is Hot Water Extraction?

Hot water extraction carpet cleaning is easy to understand. First, a powerful machine heats water in the cleaning truck. Trained carpet cleaning experts use a professional hot water extraction cleaning machine to inject water and a cleaning solution into the carpet and remove dirt. The machine then extracts the solution and the hot water back out of the carpet so that it can dry quickly. While there is visible steam from the hot water, it is the water doing the cleaning, not the steam.

How is Hot Water Extraction Different from Steam Cleaning?

First of all, steam is hotter then hot water. Obviously, to get steam, the water must boil and evaporate into steam. Steam can actually set some stains in. If a cleaning agent like detergent is being used, steam cannot provide as thorough a rinse as using hot water provides. Hot water thoroughly flushes the carpet fibres and removes dirt.

Working with hot water extraction allows the team here at EA Detailer to provide exceptional cleaning that removes stains, dirt, and allergens without introducing any hazardous chemicals. It’s a service we’re more than happy to recommend to car owners, and questions concerning hot water extraction are some of the most common ones we’re asked.

That’s why we decided to put together this quick and easy guide.

Key Benefits of Hot Water Extraction

Limits Allergens

Everything from dust to dog dander can settle in your carpet and start to irritate your allergies, but hot water extraction gets rid of them.

Kills Mold and Other Bacteria

Mold, bacteria, fungus, and dust mites can all live in your carpet, but hot water extraction kills them.

Endorsed by the IICRC

The IICRC only certifies cleaning methods that live up to the highest standards, and hot water extraction makes the grade.


Unlike shampoo cleaning, hot water extraction uses nothing more than water and heat, making it a remarkably eco-friendly method.

If you’re not won over by the ability of hot water extraction to banish bacteria and eliminate allergens without introducing any hazardous chemicals, consider the fact that your carpets and rugs will also look better than ever.

Hot water extraction exposes the dirt and dust to exceedingly high temperatures, causing the physical bonds between dirt and carpet to loosen and dissolve. Any debris is removed completely, and you’ll be able to reach into those tricky cracks and crevices that often remain untouched by vacuum cleaners. Even hard-to-remove substances such as wax, chewing gum, and glue can be removed using hot water extraction—and the surfaces will dry far faster than they do with shampoo cleaning, since steam evaporates faster than water dries.

Hot Water Extraction is the Gold Standard interior cabin cleaning

Simply put, nothing comes close to the performance of hot water extraction. Making your car interior seats more hygienic and good-as-new, it’s an unrivalled cleaning option.

Contact us of 5-Stage Hot Water Extraction to purge, cleanse and refresh your car interior, check out our latest promotion.