Chem-Dry vs Steam

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Chem-Dry versus Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry’s proprietary Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure applicator that applies millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles into your carpet, then with the power of carbonation lifting the dirt and grime to the surface to be extracted and swept away forever. This process leaves your carpet in a drier and cleaner state, more than steam cleaning accomplishes.

Unlike the Chem-Dry process, steam cleaning frequently uses high pressure that forces water down through the carpet backing straight to the pad. This leads to buckets of water that can be left behind trapping soapy, dirt-attracting residue deeply imbedded in your carpet, creating the risk of reappearing spots and a potential breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
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Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

Carbonating, Active Cleaning Solution
Neutral pH Cleaning Solution
Safe, Non-Toxic
Resists Resoiling
Low Water Quantity
Low Pressure Application
Short Drying Time







Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)

Flat, Inactive Cleaning Solution
High pH Cleaning Solution
Chemicals, Surfactants, Soaps
Encourages Resoiling
High Water Quantity
High Pressure Application
Long Drying Times