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Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning


Chem-Dry Clean Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution to get your carpets totally clean
  • Chem-Dry uses one-tenth the moisture
  • Short drying time of 1-2 hours
  • Green solutions and cleaning methods
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling and carpets will stay cleaner longer
  • Low pressure application

Steam Cleaning Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution 
  • Encourages resoiling 
  • High water quantity
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water

Compare the Difference

Chem-Dry versus Steam CleaningChem-Dry versus Steam CleaningChem-Dry of Michiana's  proprietary Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonation makes dirt and grime release from the fibers of your carpet and raise to the surface where it is easily extracted and swept away. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry way are dry in only 1 to 2 hours.

This process differs drastically from that of steam cleaners, which douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water, then attempt to suck it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This excess of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and can allow for mold and bacteria to grow.

Carpet & Rug Institute Seal of ApprovalChem-Dry of Michiana is preferred by customers and professionals alike. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) designated Chem-Dry of Michiana as a company deserving the CRI Seal of Approval for the innovative and unique Hot Carbonating System. This program identifies effective carpet cleaning solutions and IICRC Certified Firmequipment that clean carpet right the first time and protect a home or commercial facility's carpet investment. The blue and green CRI Seal of Approval is proof that you are investing in a quality carpet cleaner. Chem-Dry is also a certified firm with the IICRC. You can be assured you'll get the best carpet cleaning with Chem-Dry of Michiana.

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