Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Carpets serve as natural air filters in your home, trapping dust and allergens from the air and keeping them from your lungs. Over time, though, those particles can accumulate, and eventually, they can be released back into your home in greater concentrations. This can cause negative health effects, but there is no need to panic. Many homeowners may not realize there are simple solutions available to get your home deeply clean and remove build-up in your carpets.

Some choose to hire a professional carpet steam cleaner to come to the home and clean the carpets for them. Others will either buy or rent their own steam carpet cleaner and struggle with the machine before finally throwing up their hands and calling a professional anyway. It’s certainly possible to steam clean carpet yourself, but it carries the same problems as hiring a professional carpet steam cleaner with the added hassle of wrestling with an unwieldy piece of equipment. There is a better way to clean your carpets.

graphic explaining chem-dry carpet cleaning process compared to steam cleaning carpet cleaning

Not all carpet cleaning services are equal

When searching for a quality carpet cleaner, keep in mind that not all carpet cleaning services are created equal. There are several key factors that separate high-quality carpet cleaners from the rest. At Alamo Chem-Dry, we use a Hot Carbonating Extraction system that offers a deeper, faster drying, healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.

Unlike steam cleaning which drenches your carpets with gallons of water and harsh cleaners, our method uses approximately 80% less water and doesn’t use any soapy detergents or harsh chemicals. Because we use less water, your carpets dry completely within a few hours. Our process also doesn’t leave behind any dirt-attracting, soapy residue, so your carpets stay cleaner for much longer.

So what’s the secret ingredient to our cleaning process? Millions of microscopic, carbonated bubbles! Just like using club soda on a stain, our cleaning solution literally explodes dirt from deep within your carpet fibers. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high-powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet.

With Alamo Chem-Dry, carpet cleaning doesn’t need to be a hassle…

Side-by-Side Comparison: Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction

Typical Steam Cleaning

Carbonating, active cleaning solutionFlat, inactive cleaning solution
No soaps or detergentsHarsh chemicals and detergents
No sticky residue, resists resoilingSticky residue encourages resoiling
Low water quantityHigh water quantity
Low pressure applicationHigh pressure application
Short drying time, 1-2 hoursLong drying time, 1-2 days
Green solutions, healthier cleaning methodExcessive water can cause mold, mildew

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