Learn what makes Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in Gastonia, NC more effective than steam cleaning!

What Makes Us Different Than Steam Cleaners?

Have you ever smelled musty, moist carpets, stepped on wet carpets, or waited 1-2 days for your carpets to dry after a carpet cleaning? If this sounds like something you have experienced, then you may be questioning steam cleaning methods. Fortunately, the process that we use for carpet cleaning in Gastonia, Lenoir, Dallas, Morganton, and surrounding areas uses 80% less water than steam cleaners. This means your carpets only take a few hours to dry and it eliminates the risk for mold or mildew growth underneath your carpet.

We use Chem-Dry’s unique Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) cleaning method for healthier and more effective carpet cleaning in Gastonia and Hickory. Our process uses millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles that bring dirt and grime buried in the fibers of your carpet to the surface. From there, the contaminants are extracted with our high-tech cleaning equipment.

Watch this video to learn more about our cleaning process!

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Why Steam Cleaning is Less Effective

Steam cleaners and other carpet cleaners in Gastonia, NC and surrounding areas have a less effective approach to cleaning carpets compared to our HCE cleaning process. Steam cleaning machines work by releasing buckets of hot, soapy water on to your carpet. Ideally, all that water and soap would get extracted by the machine. Unfortunately, this is not the case!

Besides leaving a large amount of water in your carpet, steam cleaning also leaves behind a dirt-attracting residue that makes your carpet get dirty faster. This means that you’ll have to call another company for carpet cleaning in Gastonia, NC to get the same stains out again!

Compare the Difference Between the Two Processes

Chem-Dry’s HCE Cleaning Process

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling (stains don’t reappear!)
  • Low water usage
  • Low-pressure application
  • Short drying time (1-2 hours)
  • Green solutions and cleaning method

Steam Cleaning

  • Excessive water usage
  • Harsh chemicals
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times (1-2 days)
  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling (causes reappearing stains)

Get Your Carpets Cleaned Today!

We offer carpet cleaning in Gastonia, Hickory, Morganton, Maiden, Newton, Taylorsville, Lenoir, Lincolnton, Kings Mountain, Shelby, & the surrounding areas.


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(828) 268-3338



We provide industry-leading residential & commercial carpet & upholstery cleaning services to all of Gaston County, Catawba County, Burke County, Wilkes County, Caldwell County, Alexander County, Lincoln County, Cleveland County, including Gastonia, Hickory, Morganton, Maiden, Newton, Taylorsville, Lenoir, Lincolnton, Kings Mountain, Shelby, & the surrounding areas.

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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.

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