Chem-Dry vs. Steam CleaningLearn how our carpet cleaning is different from the typical steam cleaner.
Not all carpet cleaning services are equal
There are several key factors that separate a high-quality carpet cleaning process that delivers a healthier cleaning for your carpets and home from one that drenches your carpets with gallons of water and harsh cleaners. These factors explain why our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction system at Chem-Dry offers a deeper, faster drying, healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.
Instead of soaking your carpets with water like a carpet steam cleaner, our process employs millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, so therefore we only need to use a fraction of the water that a typical steam carpet cleaner uses—almost 80% less in fact. We also use a natural carpet cleaner instead of a cleaner with heavy soaps and detergents. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet. The carpet itself, the carpet will typically be dry within just an hour or two and ready for you to enjoy.
Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction
Carbonating, active cleaning solution
No soaps or detergents
No sticky residue, resists resoiling
Low water quantity
Low pressure application
Short drying time, 1-2 hours
Green solutions, healthier cleaning method
Typical Steam Cleaning
Flat, inactive cleaning solution
Harsh chemicals and detergents
Sticky residue encourages resoiling
High water quantity
High pressure application
Long drying time, 1-2 days
Excessive water can cause allergens, odor