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Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Carpets act like natural air filters in your home, trapping dust, allergens, and other pollutants. Over time, these particles can build up and be released back into the air in higher concentrations. Many homeowners are unaware of this problem and may suffer negative health effects without realizing a simple solution is available.

Some homeowners choose to hire a professional steam carpet cleaner, while others try to clean their carpets themselves with a rented or purchased machine. However, steam cleaning can be difficult and time-consuming, and it can leave carpets wet for hours or even days.

There is a better professional solution: Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction system. Chem-Dry uses microscopic bubbles to lift dirt and allergens from deep within your carpet fibers, and it dries in just an hour or two. This means you can enjoy your clean, healthy carpets without the hassle of steam cleaning.

chem-dry carpet cleaning process compared to steam cleaning carpet cleaning

Not all carpet cleaning services are equal

When choosing a carpet cleaning company, it’s important to remember that not all services are the same. There are key differences between high-quality carpet cleaning processes that deliver a healthier clean for your carpets and home, and those that soak your carpets in gallons of water and harsh chemicals. These differences explain why Chem-Dry’s unique Hot Carbonating Extraction system offers a deeper, faster-drying, and healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.

When you steam clean your carpets, you saturate them with an excessive amount of water and detergents. This leaves your carpets wet for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria. Additionally, the soapy residue left behind by steam cleaning attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty again quickly.

Chem-Dry’s process is different. Instead of soaking your carpets with water, Chem-Dry uses millions of microscopic bubbles to break up dirt deep within your carpet fibers. This means that Chem-Dry only needs to use a fraction of the water that steam cleaning uses (almost 80% less!). Chem-Dry also uses a natural carpet cleaner instead of a cleaner with heavy soaps and detergents. After the carbonation lifts the dirt, Chem-Dry’s high-powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet. Drying time depends on several factors, such as humidity, airflow, and the carpet itself, but carpets typically dry within 1-2 hours.

So while steam cleaners use excessive amounts of water that can soak through to the carpet backing and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew, Chem-Dry’s low-moisture process is safer and more convenient. Plus, your carpets dry in just a few hours, not 1-2 days like with steam cleaning. And because Chem-Dry doesn’t leave behind any soapy residue, your carpets stay cleaner longer.

With Chem-Dry Nona, carpet cleaning won’t be a hassle.

See the Difference for Yourself

The best way to decide whether to hire a carpet steam cleaner or to use the Chem-Dry all natural process is to look at the two methods side by side. Take a look below to see a sampling of the benefits Chem-Dry carpet cleaning offers over steam cleaning.

Side-by-Side Comparison: Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction

Typical Steam Cleaning

Carbonating, active cleaning solution Flat, inactive cleaning solution
No soaps or detergents Harsh chemicals and detergents
No sticky residue, resists resoiling Sticky residue encourages resoiling
Low water quantity High water quantity
Low pressure application High pressure application
Short drying time, 1-2 hours Long drying time, 1-2 days
Green solutions, healthier cleaning method Excessive water can cause mold, mildew

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