Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry of East Alabama vs. Steam Cleaning in Auburn, AL

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Chem-Dry of East Alabama's exclusive carpet cleaning solution called The Natural® is applied using a low-pressure spray machine. The machine and the cleaning solution combine together to smother your carpet in millions of microscopic carbonated cleaning bubbles. These bubbles make dirt and grime "pop" off the fibers of your carpet. We then use a process called hot water extraction to raise to the surface all the gunk from deep in the base of the carpet. From there it's easy! We just gently suck off the dirt, grime, and gunk from the carpet's surface. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, we have found that carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry of East Alabama way are dry in only 1 to 2 hours in homes throughout the Auburn, AL area.

This process differs drastically from that of typical steam cleaners in Auburn AL. They essentially douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water, then use their machines to absorb it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue because they use soap in their carpet cleaning solutions. Soap acts as a magnet, collecting dirt grime quicker. Not to mention, they typically use harmful chemicals for their stain removal services. Chem-Dry of East Alabama uses family-friendly, pet-friendly solutions for our stain removal services.

Plus steam cleaning machines need to use 80% MORE water than Chem-Dry machines. This leaves lots of moisture at the base of your carpet. The excess use of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow.

Overall, Chem-Dry of East Alabama offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning experience.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Power Head Machine Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling
  • Low water quantity
  • Low-pressure application
  • Short drying time
  • Green solutions and cleaning method
Steam Head 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

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