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Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Did you know your carpets act like silent air filters, trapping harmful dust and allergens that would otherwise pollute your living space? Unfortunately, over time, these microscopic particles become trapped within the fibers, eventually releasing back into your environment in larger quantities. Many homeowners remain unaware of this hidden danger, unknowingly exposing themselves and their loved ones to potential health consequences.

Traditional methods like steam cleaning, whether performed by yourself or a professional service, offer limited solutions. While they may remove surface dirt, they often fall short of reaching deeply embedded allergens and leave behind sticky residues that attract new dust and grime. This frustrating cycle of cleaning and re-contamination can create a detrimental impact on your home’s air quality and your family’s well-being.

Fortunately, a more effective and healthier solution exists. Introducing a revolutionary cleaning method that goes beyond simply removing visible dirt. This innovative approach tackles the hidden threat lurking within your carpets, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment for you and your family.

chem-dry carpet cleaning process compared to steam cleaning carpet cleaning

Not all carpet cleaning services are equal

When searching for a quality carpet cleaner, keep in mind that not all carpet cleaning services are created equal. There are several key factors that separate a high quality carpet cleaning process that delivers a healthier cleaning for your carpets and home from one that drenches your carpets with gallons of water and harsh cleaners. These factors explain why our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction system at Chem-Dry offers a deeper, faster drying, healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.

When you steam clean carpet, you saturate it with an excessive amount of water filled with soaps and detergents. This results in carpets that remain wet for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. Plus, the soapy residue left behind by carpet steam cleaners attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty much faster.

At Brown’s Chem-Dry our process is different. Instead of soaking your carpets with water like a carpet steam cleaner, our process employs millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, so therefore we only need to use a fraction of the water that a typical steam carpet cleaner uses—almost 80% less in fact. We also use a natural carpet cleaner instead of a cleaner with heavy soaps and detergents. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet. While the drying time relies on several factors, such as humidity, airflow, and the carpet itself, the carpet will typically be dry within just an hour or two and ready for you to enjoy.

So while carpet steam cleaners use excessive amounts of water that often soaks through to the carpet backing and creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew, our low-moisture process doesn’t carry the same risk and offers a safer and more convenient carpet cleaning solution. Plus, your carpets dry in just a few hours, not 1-2 days like with typical steam carpet cleaning, and your carpet stays cleaner longer because there is no soapy residue left behind.

With Brown’s Chem-Dry, carpet cleaning doesn’t need to be a hassle…

See the Difference for Yourself

Making the right decision for your carpets can be challenging, especially when comparing established methods like steam cleaning to newer options like Chem-Dry’s all-natural process. To help you navigate this choice, we’ve compiled a straightforward comparison highlighting key benefits of Chem-Dry:

Side-by-Side Comparison: Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction

Typical Steam Cleaning

Carbonating, active cleaning solution Flat, inactive cleaning solution
No soaps or detergents Harsh chemicals and detergents
No sticky residue, resists resoiling Sticky residue encourages resoiling
Low water quantity High water quantity
Low pressure application High pressure application
Short drying time, 1-2 hours Long drying time, 1-2 days

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