For a really long time, people assumed that steaming carpets and then waiting half a week for them to dry was the only way in which they could keep their carpets usable for the long term. Suffice it to say that this is a notion that has been more or less thoroughly disproven in the modern era. The reason behind this is that we now have new methods such as the VLM technique which gives you all of the benefits of hot water extraction with none of the disadvantages once all has been said and is now out of the way.
One thing that you should know is that VLM stands for Very Low Moisture, and a lot of carpet cleaning companies Friendswood are switching to this method after trying it just once. The way this works is that the bare minimum moisture is used to catalyze the cleaning process, and since this much moisture is not enough to actually do any cleaning VLM machines inject crystallizing polymers into the rug as well. That is a relatively advanced chemical process, one that slowly deconstruct dirt in all its forms and harden it into a loose powder which can be swept away in an instant.
The most pertinent advantage of VLM carpet cleaning is that it lets you start using your carpet again faster than might have been the case otherwise. You would no longer have to timidly place a finger on the rug, hoping that you have given it enough time to dry. Instead, you can clean it up and allow it to start breathing freely almost immediately, even if you walk barefoot on it which you can never do after steam cleaning.