Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

San Diego, Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Compare the Difference

When searching for a quality San Diego carpet cleaner, keep in mind that not all carpet cleaning services are created equal. There are several key factors that separate a high quality carpet cleaning process that delivers a healthier cleaning for your carpets and home from one that drenches your carpets with gallons of water and harsh cleaners. These factors explain why Chem-Dry’s unique hot carbonating extraction system offers a deeper, faster drying, healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.

Traditional San Diego steam cleaning saturates your carpet with an excessive amount of water filled with soaps and detergents. So you’re left with wet carpets for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. Plus the soapy residue left behind attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty much faster.

Hearth & Home Chem-Dry's proprietary Carbonating Cleaner simply uses a low pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with numerous microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonation makes dirt and grime release into the fibers of your carpet and lift toward the surface where it is easily extracted and swept away. As a result of a minimal amount of moisture used, carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry way are dry in as little as 1 to 2 hours.

This process differs significantly from that regarding steam cleaners, which simply douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soap and water, then an effort to suck all of this back out. Even though this strategy does for the time being clean your carpets, additionally, it leaves behind a layer of sticky residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to allowing moisture at the base of your carpet. This far more than moisture causes the carpets to requires longer drying time and enables mold and bacteria to cultivate.

Overall, Hearth & Home Chem-Dry
creates a healthier, more thorough carpet cleanering experience.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Power Head Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling
  • Low water quantiy
  • Low pressure application
  • Short drying time
  • Green solutions and cleaning method
Steam Head Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling
  • High water quantity
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water