ChemDry vs Steam

The power of carbonation lifts 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.

Steam cleaning, alternatively known as hot detergent and water cleaning solutions, are forced at high pressure through the backing and bottom of your carpet. Then the water is sucked back out leaving the remainder to stick to your carpets.

Unlike the Chem-Dry process, steam cleaning frequently uses high pressure that forces water down through the carpet backing straight to the underlay.

More often than not steam cleaning uses a high pH cleaning solution making cleaning easier and then the high pH solution is supposed to be neutralised through a second clean using a low pH solution. Even more water is put on your already wet carpet resulting in longer drying times. Can your household really deal with the inconvenience or can your business cope with the potential lose of revenue and downtime?

With steam cleaning your treasured carpets could be left with sticky dirt attracting chemicals, surfactants or soaps in them, which encourage resoiling and create an extra cost for you.

Chem-Dry's patented carbonating cleaner is applied using a low pressure applicator that applies millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles into your carpet, then the power of carbonation lifts 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 underlay. Buckets of water can be left behind trapping soapy, dirt-attracting residues deeply, imbedding them in your carpet, creating the risk of reappearing spots and a potential breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

Chem-Dry Carbonation VS. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Safe, non-toxic
  • Resists resoiling
  • Low water quantiy
  • 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
  • Longer drying times
  • Leaves a sticky & dirt attracting residue, resulting in your carpets feeling dry

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