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The Difference Between Steam and ChemDry Carpet Cleaning

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

There is no doubt that carpets and area rugs bring comfort to any home. Dirty carpets on the other hand can have the opposite effect. Even if carpets don’t look dirty, it’s still important to clean your carpets regularly.

With a few different types of carpet cleaning methods out there, it can be a task in itself to decide which method best suits your needs. Although steam cleaning is quite popular, there are more superior methods of carpet cleaning, such as the ChemDry method, that not only provide you with more thoroughly cleaned carpets, but are also safe and non-toxic to use around kids and pets.

Let’s take a look at the difference between steam and ChemDry carpet cleaning.

Steam Carpet Cleaning

Steam cleaning predominantly utilizes water and high temperatures and pressure to clean carpets. It is also known as the Hot Water Extraction method. The steam method uses high pressure to pump the cleaning solution into the carpets and immediately extract it with a vacuum pump.

It is often thought that the hot water will break apart and dissolve the dirt and soils in the few seconds time it takes to clean the area. The high temperature is effective in killing bacteria upon contact.

ChemDry vs steam

The downside of steam cleaning is that the dirt and soils don’t dissolve within the new seconds it takes to clean the area. Additionally, not all of the detergents and solution that get pumped into the carpets are successfully extracted. As a result of the inadequate removal of the dirt, soil, and the solution, carpets may look clean temporarily, but re-soiling is inevitable and the stains re-appear soon after.

Not only can these harsh chemicals cause additional wear on carpets, they can be harmful to children, pets, and even those with breathing sensitivities.

Aside from the inadequate removal of the dirt and solution, steam cleaning uses excessive water to clean carpets, which requires hours, even days, to dry completely. When carpets are wet for such a long period of time, it creates the ideal environment for mold and mildew growth.

The excessive wetness also leads to potential shrinkage or wrinkling of the carpet, not to mention the inconvenience of having to wait for a longer period to time until furniture can be moved back in, or normal traffic can be resumed.

ChemDry Carpet Cleaning

The ChemDry method uses the Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) method. It’s ChemDry’s proprietary method that uses significantly less water (80% less, in fact), low pressure, and uses all-natural, green-certified cleaning products. As a result, the all-natural products are safe to use around children, pets, and those with allergies and asthma.

The process begins by misting on the cleaning agent, appropriately named ‘The Natural™’, and it travels down into the fibers of the carpet and upholstery and begins its carbonation process to break down the dirt and brings everything up to the surface to be extracted and cleaned away forever.

The low pressure method combined with little water and no harsh soaps or detergents, provides a more superior, healthier, and a longer-lasting clean with no sticky residue left behind.

One of the many upsides of a ChemDry carpet cleaning is that carpets will dry in just a couple of hours, which greatly reduces and chance for mold or mildew growth. Carpets will not stretch or become wrinkled because of excessive water. The HCE method emphasizes extraction, so it pulls moisture and soil out of your carpets.

And best of all, the convenience of being able to move furniture back shortly after means you can go back to normal activities much sooner.

With a wide range of green-certified products, get a deeper, healthier clean suited to all your cleaning needs, from carpets, area rugs, and upholstery. Trust ChemDry to give you a professional cleaning.