Chem-Dry VS Steam Cleaning

Jan 9, 2019 | About Us

Carpet steam cleaner in action

What sets apart Chem-Dry from traditional steam cleaning?

From start to finish, Chem-Dry’s top priority is to give you a clean and healthy home. Absolutely everything we do is specifically designed to guarantee that your carpets are cleaned as deeply as possible, and your home is healthier than it has ever been.


The equipment that is used is the foundation of the cleaning process. If the equipment is outdated, you will see the difference in the results.

Traditional steam cleaning is based on dumping large amounts of soapy waters into your carpets at a high velocity. This system can damage your carpet and usually drives dirt deeper into the base of your carpet!

Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process uses 80% less water! This means you get a more effective clean that also dries faster. HCE uses a low-pressure system that is easier on your carpet and emphasizes extraction to pull the moisture and soil out of your carpet. It’s also CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) approved at the platinum level.

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Products and solutions are among the most important aspects of carpet cleaning. They can have a giant impact on how clean your carpet actually is, and how long that clean lasts.

The majority of steam cleaners like to use certain detergents that leave a soapy residue causing dirt to stick much more easily. As a result, your carpet will look worn and dull almost immediately after cleaning. In addition, these chemicals can be unsafe for children and pets.

Chem-Dry’s proprietary cleaning solution, The Natural®, is created from entirely natural ingredients. It includes no soaps or detergents, therefore, leaving virtually no dirt-attracting residue behind. With Chem-Dry, your carpets stay cleaner for a longer amount of time. The Natural® is 100% green and natural, so it won’t damage carpets. It’s also non-toxic, so its safe for everyone in your home.


Last but certainly not least, the actual method of carpet cleaning makes a powerful difference in the final result of your carpeting.

Typical steam carpet cleaners like to force a large volume of moisture into your carpet, which creates wet carpets that take multiple days to dry. The excessive amount of water soaks through to your carpet’s backing, which creates a perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew, and dust.

Chem-Dry’s HCE process uses just 1/5 of the water that normal steam cleaners use. This allows your carpet to dry in just a couple of hours instead of days! In addition, the carbonation from our special process penetrates deep into your carpet and lifts up dirt and grime that is otherwise unreachable. The heat from the HCE process accelerates the carbonation reaction, allowing our professional equipment to extract the water and dirt from your carpeting. This allows you to get back to your normal activities and enjoy your home as quickly as possible.

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