B.A.S.I.C. HSC uses the most advanced VLM equipment and chemistry in the industry today. Although there are many ways to clean a carpet, some methods are more effective than others. Without a doubt, low-moisture cleaning provides numerous advantages for industrial, commercial, and home flooring care. For many reasons, low-moisture methods are the most current trend. Traditional steam washing methods involve a surplus of water, and excess amounts of water can result in wick-back or wicking, which is when soil that has not been cleared away rises to the surface of the flooring as it dries. In addition, excess water can cause problems such as stretching, uneven surface, damage to the adhesives, fast re-soiling if still wet, and very long drying times.Depending on the area of floor covering being cleaned, traditional steam washing uses 30 to 60 gallons of water and take up to 48 hours to completely dry. Low-moisture cleaning uses only 3 to 4 gallons and dries within 1 to 2 hours, eliminating all possible water issues and inhibiting the growth of bacteria and mildew. Carpet or upholstery that is cleaned using low-moisture soil extraction will stay clean much longer.