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How Does Chem-Dry Compare to Steam Cleaning?

Dec 2, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning, Uncategorized

slippers on cleaned carpet

Why would you choose a company like Green Team Chem-Dry over the industry standard of steam cleaning? A clean and healthy home is important to everyone, which is why Green Team Chem-Dry in the Valdese, Mooresville, Statesville, and Hickory areas does everything in its power to give you just that. from Our green-certified solution and propriety equipment– all the way down to our professionally trained technicians– we have designed every process with deep cleaning and extended freshness in mind. At Green Team Chem-Dry, we are passionate about providing a safe and healthy home environment for you and your family. We believe that every family deserves a clean home and the best care possible! Whether it’s your carpet or upholstery, here’s how we make sure our services are top-notch:

The Equipment

The cleaning process always begins with the equipment you’re using. If you choose to go the traditional steam-cleaning route, it involves pumping copious amounts of soapy water into your carpeting at very high-pressure levels. Unfortunately, this can end up being quite harsh on your carpets and may even drive some of the dirt further down into the fibers and backing. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process uses significantly less water–80% less, in fact–while also cleaning more effectively. It uses low pressure, so it’s easier on your carpet, emphasizing extraction, which is pulling the moisture and soil out of your carpet.

The Products

The products you use while carpet cleaning play an important role not only in how clean the carpet is after cleaning but also in how long it stays clean. Most steam cleaners utilize detergents that create a soapy residue that becomes sticky and attracts dirt, making your carpets look dirty again shortly after being cleaned. The harsh chemicals can cause additional wear on your carpets. Plus, the cleaning chemicals can be harmful to pets and children. Chem-Dry’s proprietary cleaner, The Natural®, is made from natural ingredients and doesn’t include any soaps or detergents, so there is no dirt-attracting residue left behind. This means your carpets will stay cleaner for longer. The Natural® is 100% green and natural, so it won’t damage carpets. It’s also non-toxic, so it’s safe for kids and pets.

The Process

Finally, what method you use to clean your carpet matters most for the end result. Carpet steam cleaners typically push a lot of water into the carpet, which then takes days to dry–soaking through and promoting mold growth in the process. Not only that, but these cleaners rely on soaps and chemicals to try and remove dirt. Oftentimes though, this only results in leaving more dirt behind in both the carpet and its backing. Green Team Chem-Dry’s Proprietary HCE process uses one-fifth of the water of traditional steam cleaning, which allows your carpet to dry in a couple of hours, rather than a couple of days. Meanwhile, the carbonation from our process penetrates the base of the carpets and gently agitates and releases the dirt particles from the carpet fibers. Heat accelerates the carbonation reaction, allowing our specialized equipment to extract both the dirt and the water from your carpets and allowing you to resume regular activities in your home as quickly as possible.


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