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The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Carpet Cleaning

Updated: May 26

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Carpet Cleaning

In our home, our carpets serve as an air filter trapping germs, allergens, and dust particles. Ultimately protecting our lungs from harmful particles. Some homeowners may not be aware of the dirt that is accumulating on their carpets over time. A lot of the dirt that our carpets trap can cause negative health effects without us realizing it and there are simple cleaning solutions that can help battle these issues. Some choose to hire a professional steam cleaner to come in and thoroughly clean the carpet in their home. Others may choose to rent or buy an in-home unit to steam clean their carpets. You can most certainly clean your carpet yourself, but it can sometimes be problematic depending on the complexity of the machine you are using.

Therefore, using a professional carpet cleaning service is recommended. When deciding on a quality carpet cleaning service, remember each company varies in the quality of services. There are several factors that contribute to high-quality cleaning services for your carpets. Chem-Dry cleaning is a healthier alternative to steam cleaning where your carpets are drenched with gallons of water and harsh cleaning chemicals. The Chem-Dry process uses a unique hot carbon extraction system that gives a healthier, deeper, and faster drying experience that is overall better than steam cleaning.

Steam Carpet Cleaning

The process of steam cleaning your carpet involves saturating your carpet with an excess amount of water filled with detergents and other cleaning solutions. Resulting in carpets being wet for up to 2 days. This can create additional issues resulting in mold, mildew, and bacteria growth. The residue left behind by the steam cleaner opens the opportunity to attract dirt at a much faster rate.

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning

The Chem-Dry process is different than most processes. Instead of saturating the carpet with water as you do for the steam-dry process, the chem-dry process allows you to use microscopic bubbles that expose and destroy the dirt from deep down in the carpet fibers, by doing this it allows the carpet cleaners to use 80 percent less water. The soap that is used for the chem-dry process is also more natural, so after the carbonation releases the lifted dirt, the cleaner extracts all the moisture and dirt from the carpet. The drying process relies on multiple factors, such as the carpet condition itself, airflow, and humidity. The dry time using the chem-dry process is usually about 1 to 2 hours.

Chem-Dry is a safer process that ultimately eliminates higher chances of mold and mildew. Plus, this process offers a variety of other benefits that steam cleaning does not offer. Such as faster dry times, longevity after the cleaning, and no soapy residue.

If you would like to learn more about advanced super-fast drying carpet cleaning methods - call Blue’s Carpet Cleaning today at (719) 494-1440. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you and your family!

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