What makes Chem-Dry carpet cleaning more effective than traditional steam cleaners?

The Chem-Dry Difference

If you’ve ever smelled or stepped on musty, wet carpets, then the answer is obvious. You need Chem-Dry of Wake County and our unique carpet cleaning system. We use a patented carbonating cleaner that is applied using a low-pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles (instead of an excessive amount of water). These tiny bubbles release dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and raise them to the surface, where they’re easily extracted and cleaned away. With our carbonated cleaning method, we’re able to use far less water than most steam cleaners. That’s why carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry of Wake County are dry in 1-2 hours compared to 1-2 days.

Steam cleaners take a different approach to cleaning carpets. They release buckets of hot, soapy water into your carpet. In a perfect world, all that water and soap would get sucked back up by the machine. However, steam cleaners leave behind an excess of water and sticky residue (that end up only attracting more dirt). With all that extra water, you’ll wait a few days for the carpets to dry.

While steam cleaning will make your carpets look clean for a short time, the sticky soap residue left behind will also cause them to get dirty quicker.

steam cleaning vs chem dry carpet cleaning

Chem-Dry: Hot Carbonation

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists re-soiling – stains don’t reappear
  • Minimal water used
  • Low-pressure application
  • Short drying time of 1-2 hours
  • Safe cleaning method
steam cleaning vs chem dry carpet cleaning

Steam Cleaning: Hot Water Extraction

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages re-soiling – reappearing stains
  • High water quantity
  • High-pressure application
  • Long drying times of 1-2 days
  • Harsh chemicals and excessive water left behind
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