What sets Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction method apart from traditional steam cleaning?

The biggest difference is that Chem-Dry focuses on giving you a clean and healthy home from beginning to end. We truly care about your family and want you to be satisfied and happy with your carpet cleaning. From our green-certified solution and proprietary equipment to our professionally trained technicians and what we do to meet the individual needs of your home, everything we do is designed to ensure that your carpets get deep cleaned and stay cleaner for longer. Our mission and our passion are providing a safe and healthy home environment for you and your family.

What about steam cleaners? Well, the differences show up in every part of the carpet cleaning process.

The Equipment

The cleaning process, of course, starts with the equipment that the cleaners use.

Traditional steam cleaners pumping a ton of soapy water into your carpets at extremely high pressures in an attempt to get them clean. However, this process can end up driving dirt deeper into the carpets instead of cleaning them. This intensive process can also be rough on your carpet and may damage the delicate fibers. 

Chem-Dry’s HCE process uses 80% less water but still cleans more effectively. We use low pressure and let the carbonated cleaning bubbles do that hard work, so it’s easier on your carpet. We also emphasize extraction, which is pulling the moisture and soil out of your carpet, instead of driving it deeper. Our HCE process is even CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) approved at the platinum level. Chem-Dry is a great choice for gentle but effective cleaning. 

The Solutions

Another element that makes a huge difference is the cleaning solutions that are used for carpet cleaning. The cleaning solutions have a powerful impact, not only on how clean the carpet is after a cleaning, but how long it stays clean after the cleaning. 

Most steam cleaners use detergents that leave a soapy residue on your carpet fibers. This sticky residue attracts dirt and leaves your carpet looking dingy again shortly after cleaning. That’s right, the cleaning solutions actually make your carpets dirtier! The harsh chemicals can cause additional wear on your carpets and can be harmful to pets and children.

On the other hand, Chem-Dry’s proprietary cleaner, The Natural®, is made from natural ingredients and doesn’t include any soaps or detergents. This means there is no dirt-attracting residue left behind to trap dirt in your carpets. Your carpets will stay cleaner for longer. The Natural® is 100% green and natural, so it won’t damage carpets, even delicate ones. It’s also non-toxic, so it’s safe for families with kids and pets.

The Process

Last but not least, how you actually go about cleaning a carpet makes a huge difference in the final result.

Typical steam cleaners pump a lot of water into your carpet, which means the carpets can take days to dry after a steam cleaning. This excessive water can soak through to the carpet backing, and damp carpet and backing ts the perfect home for the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Steam cleaners also attempt to remove dirt through the use of soaps and chemicals, which often leaves behind more dirt in the carpet and backing. The end result is a wet carpet that may be full of dirt and mold.

Because Chem-Dry’s proprietary HCE process uses one-fifth of the water of traditional steam cleaning, your carpets dry in a couple of hours, rather than a couple of days. Meanwhile, the carbonation from our process penetrates to the base of the carpets and gently agitates and releases the dirt particles from the carpet fibers, so it can all be extracted. The end result is drier, cleaner, and healthier carpet for you and your family to enjoy.