CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANING
Compare the Difference
The biggest question is this: if you could choose between having your carpets clean & dry in 1-2 hours or clean & dry in 1-2 days, which would you choose?
If you’ve ever smelled musty, moist carpets or stepped on wet carpets, then the answer is obvious. Chem-Dry Windy City offers unique, effective carpet cleaning that dries quickly. We use a patented Carbonating Cleaner that is applied using a low pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. These tiny bubbles explode dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and then raise them to the surface where it is easily extracted and swept away. With this method, we are able to use far less moisture than most steam cleaners. That’s why carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry way are dry in only 1-2 hours, not days.
Steam cleaners have a very different approach to cleaning carpets. Steam cleaning machines work by releasing buckets full of hot, soapy water on to your carpet. In a perfect world, all that water and soap would get sucked back up by the machine. In the world we live in, this way of carpet cleaning leaves behind a whole lot of water and sticky residue that attracts dirt. Steam cleaning does make your carpets look clean for a short time period, but the left-behind soap will cause them to get dirty quickly. Then you’ll have to call them again to get the same stains out! And with extra water, you’ll be waiting much longer for the carpets to dry, while in the meantime harmful mold and bacteria have a perfect climate to grow.
Overall, Chem-Dry Windy City offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning in Chicago than the competitors.
The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
- Carbonating, active cleaning solution
- Neutral pH cleaning solution
- Resists resoiling - stains don’t reappear
- Low water quantity
- Low pressure application
- Short drying time - 1-2 hours
- Green solutions and cleaning method, minimal water
- 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
We provide superior residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout the greater Chicago metro area including: Northern Cook County, Lake County, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, River Grove, Skokie, Wheaton, Wilmette, Winnetka, Schaumburg and the surround communities.