I'm a big fan of both methods. But to me I believe HWE is king of residential and VLM is king of CGD.
VLM is catching up on Residential.
I get amazing results using VLM on residential. Believe me !!!
It's 2021 and VLM WORKS !!! Commercial and Residential !!!
Some TRASHED URINE FILLED RAT NASTY carpets need HWE but 90% of residential can be done with VLM with amazing results.
This one guy I worked for had 18 rentals. Rowhomes in a low income town that I cleaned for over 10 years. The carpets would be black from wall to wall. I would never attempt to do them with VLM. They need HWE and a T-REX but I don't want to work in filth like that anymore anyway. The 10% that VLM can't do I don't want to do.
The only disadvantage with VLM is it does take longer but the PROFITS are bigger with VLM !!!
Yesterdays job and I heard the customer say to her husband the carpets look amazing. It was 10 year old beige cheap poly and I was using SuperCap with Unchained. It was the third time I was there in 5 years and the best they ever looked.
I love VLM !!!