CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANINGLearn what makes Chem-Dry carpet cleaning much more effective than steam cleaners
Chem-Dry VS. Steam Cleaners: Compare the Difference
The biggest difference comes down to this: if you could choose between having your carpets clean and dry in 1-4 hours or clean and dry in 1-4 days, which would you choose?
If you’ve ever smelled musty, moist carpets or stepped on wet carpets, then the answer is obvious. You need Ocean Chem-Dry and our unique, effective carpet cleaning that dries quickly. 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 tons of water). These tiny bubbles explode 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 are dry in only 1-2 hours, not days.
Steam cleaners have a very different approach to cleaning carpets. Steam cleaning machines work by releasing buckets full of hot, soapy water on to your carpet. In a perfect world, all that water and soap would get sucked back up by the machine. However, that’s not usually the case, and this way of carpet cleaning can leave behind a whole lot of water and sticky residue that attracts dirt. Steam cleaning does make your carpets look clean for a short time period, but the soap residue that gets left behind can cause them to get dirty quickly. Then you’ll have to call them again to get the same stains out! And with all that extra water, you’ll be waiting much longer for the carpets to dry, while in the meantime harmful mold and mildew have a perfect climate to grow.
The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
- Carbonating, active cleaning solution
- Neutral pH cleaning solution
- Resists resoiling – stains don’t reappear
- Low water quantity
- Low pressure application
- Short drying time – 1-2 hours
- Green solutions and cleaning method, minimal water
- Flat, inactive cleaning solution
- High pH cleaning solution
- Encourages resoiling – reappearing stains
- High water quantity
- High pressure application
- Long drying times – 1-2 days
- Harsh chemicals, excessive water
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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of the Chem-Dry HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Figures are an average across multiple tests.