CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANING

Learn what makes Chem-Dry carpet cleaning much more effective than steam cleaners

Green Leaf Chem-Dry VS. Steam Cleaners: Compare the Difference

The biggest difference comes down to this: Would you rather have your carpets clean and dry in 1-2 hours or 1-2 days?

If you’ve ever stepped on wet, musty carpets, then you know how important it is to have a good carpet cleaning service. Green Leaf Chem-Dry uses a unique carbonating cleaner that dries quickly and effectively eliminates any dirt or grime in your carpets. Our low-pressure spray machine applies millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles (without tons of water) to clean your entire carpet. The tiny bubbles in our cleaning method loosen and lift dirt and grime from your carpet fibers to the surface where they are easily extracted. With our carbonated cleaning, we use less water than most steam cleaners. That’s why carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry only take 1-2 hours to dry, not days!

The main issue people have with steam cleaners is that they often leave behind a lot of water and soap residue, which then attracts more dirt. while it’s true that this method of carpet cleaning can make your carpets look clean for a little while, the soap residue will cause them to get dirty much faster than if you had used another method. Furthermore, you will have to continuously call them back for the same services, which not only wastes your time but also money. Also, with all of that extra water from their ineffective methods, your carpets will take even longer than usual to dry–allowing mold and dust to build up in the meantime.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling – stains don’t reappear
  • Low water quantity
  • Low-pressure application
  • Short drying time – 1-2 hours
  • Safe solutions and cleaning method, minimal water

Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling – reappearing stains
  • High water quantity
  • High-pressure application
  • Long drying times – 1-2 days
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water
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