Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Compare the Difference

Chem-Dry’s proprietary Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonation makes dirt and grime release from the fibers of your carpet and raise to the surface where it is easily extracted and swept away. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry way are dry in only 1 to 2 hours.

This process differs drastically from that of steam cleaners, which simply douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water, then attempt to suck it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This excess of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow.

Overall, Chem-Dry offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning experience.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling
  • Low water quantity
  • Low pressure application
  • Short drying time
  • Green solutions and cleaning method
Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)

Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling
  • High water quantity
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water

What our Customers Say

  • "You have literally given our gate area floor covering ‘new life’ and have undoubtedly saved us the cost of replacing this carpet in the process."American Airlines
  • "Amazing! That’s the only way I can describe the job you did on my sofa and love seat today. Thanks again, and you will have all my future carpet cleaning business."John G
  • "We are extremely pleased with the service and personal attention provided by Chem-Dry. The Chem-Dry process leaves our carpet clean and fresh looking."Xerox Corporation

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