CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANINGLearn how and why Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is so much more effective than steam cleaning
Compare the Difference
If you’ve ever smelled musty, moist carpets or stepped on wet carpets, then the answer is obvious. You need Chem-Dry of OKC/Edmond and our unique, effective carpet cleaning. We use a patented carbonated cleaning solution that is applied using a low-pressure spray machine.
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 within 1-2 hours instead of 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, 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 and at risk for harmful mold and bacteria growth.
The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonating Extraction)
- 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
Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
- 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