Side-by-Side Comparison: Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning
|Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction||Typical Steam Cleaning|
|Carbonating, active cleaning solution||Flat, inactive cleaning solution|
|No soaps or detergents||Harsh chemicals and detergents|
|No sticky residue, resists resoiling||Sticky residue encourages resoiling|
|Low water quantity||High water quantity|
|Low pressure application||High pressure application|
|Short drying time, 1-2 hours||Long drying time, 1-2 days|
|Green solutions, healthier cleaning method||Excessive water can cause mold, mildew|
Did you know that carpets can act as air filters inside your home? Carpets can trap dirt and allergenic particles such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores from the air. These particles become embedded in the carpet fibers, and the retention and building up of dirt and allergens can eventually lead to indoor air quality issues if your carpets are not properly maintained. If your carpets are not cleaned regularly, they can become a reservoir for various allergenic particles, and accumulation can lead to increased exposure and negative health effects – especially for those with allergies or respiratory sensitivities.
That’s where Commonwealth Chem-Dry comes in! Our innovative Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process uses about 80% less water than traditional steam cleaning. That means faster drying times and less risk of mold or mildew growth due to wet carpets. Hot Carbonating Extraction creates millions of tiny carbonating bubbles, which act as natural agitators, lifting dirt, dust, and allergens to the surface of the carpet fibers. Heat increases the speed of the carbonation process, making the bubbles more active and effective in breaking up and lifting contaminants from the carpet. The carbonating bubbles move through the carpet fibers, and bring the trapped allergens and dirt to the surface. Our high-powered equipment then extracts the dirt, allergens and moisture from the carpets.
If you are searching for a professional carpet cleaner, keep in mind that not all carpet cleaning services are created equally. DIY steam cleaning machines aren’t nearly as thorough as the service we provide, and can be a time-consuming hassle to use. Inexperienced users of DIY steam cleaning machines may mishandle the steam cleaning equipment, leading to potential damage to the carpet, such as fraying or unraveling of carpet fibers.
We deep clean your carpets with a Dryer, Cleaner, Healthier method than traditional steam cleaning. Traditional steam cleaning can soak your carpets all the way through to the carpet backing. Over-wetting your carpets can cause mold, mildew, and unpleasant odors. Our innovative hot carbonating extraction method uses significantly less water compared to traditional steam cleaning. This results in faster drying times (several hours instead of days), reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth. Our natural carpet cleaner does not use soaps or detergents, which can leave a soapy dirt-attracting residue on the carpet. With our Hot Carbonating Extraction process, your carpets will be cleaner, and stay cleaner longer!