Learn Why Our Carpet Cleaning Process is More Effective than Steam Cleaning

Compare the Difference

If you have ever smelled musty carpets, stepped on moist carpets, or waited days for your carpets to dry, you may have questioned the effectiveness of steam cleaning methods. With Acme Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning in Tulare County, our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning method uses 80% less water than steam cleaners and your carpets only take 1-2 hours to dry!

Our HCE cleaning process works by releasing millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles (instead of tons of water) into your carpets. These tiny bubbles lift dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and raise them to the surface. Then, they’re whisked away using our high-tech cleaning equipment.

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Don't Let Steam Cleaners Damage Your Carpet!

Steam cleaning can damage your carpet and flooring, but our HCE cleaning process is safe and healthy for your carpets! We use less chemicals, less water, and more advanced cleaning technology!

Steam cleaners in Tulare County have a less effective approach to cleaning carpets in comparison to Chem-Dry’s cleaning process. Steam cleaning machines release buckets of hot, soapy water and strong chemicals onto your carpet. Ideally, all the water and chemicals would get extracted by their cleaning machines afterwards, but that is not what happens. Unfortunately, a large amount of water remains in your carpet which can cause mold and mildew growth below the carpet’s surface

Because of the strong chemicals and soapy cleaning solutions, steam cleaning leaves behind sticky, dirt-attracting residue. This residue makes it easier for dirt and stains to collect on your carpet, making your carpets get dirtier faster. In the end, you’ll have to call another carpet cleaner in Tulare County to get the same stains out!

The Real Difference Between Steam Cleaning and Chem-Dry’s HCE Cleaning Process


Chem-Dry's HCE Cleaning Method

  • Low water usage
  • Low-pressure application
  • Short drying time (1-2 hours)
  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solutions
  • Resists resoiling (stains don’t reappear!)
  • Green-certified cleaning solution

Steam Cleaning

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling (causes reappearing stains)
  • Excessive water usage
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times (1-2 days)
  • Harsh chemicals


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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.