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

Compare the Difference

If you’ve ever encountered musty or wet carpets, then you already know the clear answer. Carine Chem-Dry has a unique and effective carpet cleaning method that is sure to impress. Our secret lies in our patented Carbonating Cleaner, which is applied using a gentle spray machine. Instead of drenching your carpet with excessive water, our cleaner creates millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. As these bubbles pop, they effortlessly eliminate dirt and grime from deep within your carpet fibers. The best part? Our method requires significantly less water than traditional steam cleaners. That means your carpets will be dry and ready to enjoy in just 1-2 hours, not days. Trust the experts at Chem-Dry for quick and exceptional carpet cleaning results.

Hot Carbonating Extract carpet cleaning method

Steam cleaners have a very different approach to cleaning carpets—steam cleaning machines work by releasing buckets full of hot, soapy water onto your carpet. In a perfect world, all that water and soap would get sucked back up by the machine. However, that’s not usually the case, and this way of carpet cleaning can leave behind a lot of water and sticky residue that attracts dirt. Steam cleaning makes your carpets look clean for a short time, but the soap residue left behind can cause them to get dirty quickly. Then you’ll have to call them again to remove the same stains! And with all that extra water, you’ll be waiting much longer for the carpets to dry, while in the meantime, harmful mold and mildew have a perfect climate to grow.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists re-soiling – stains don’t reappear
  • Low water quantity
  • Low pressure application
  • Short drying time – 1-2 hours
  • Natural 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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