CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANINGLearn why Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is so much more effective than steam cleaning
Compare the Difference
If hate the smell of musty, moist carpets or have had to tiptoe around on wet carpets before, then we have a solution for you. Elite Green Team Chem-Dry’s unique and effective carpet cleaning dries incredibly fast. We use a patented carbonating cleaner that is applied using a low-pressure spray machine that covers your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles (instead of tons of water).
These tiny bubbles breakup the dirt and grime found in the fibers of your carpet and raise them to the surface where they’re easily extracted and cleaned away. Chem-Dry’s carbonated cleaning method enables us to use far less water than most steam cleaners. Carpets cleaned by Elite Green Team Chem-Dry dry in 1-2 hours instead of 1-2 days!
Chem-Dry Uses 80% Less Water Than Steam Cleaning
Steam cleaners have a very different approach to carpet cleaning. The 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, this is rarely the case, and it often leaves behind a lot of dirty water and soapy residue that attracts dirt.
It’s important to note that steam cleaning does make your carpets look clean for a short period of time. Unfortunately, the soap residue that gets left behind can quickly cause them to get dirty again. Then you’ll have to call them again to get the same stains out! And with all that 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.
The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonating Extraction)
- 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
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
Serving Galveston, Harris, Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties, Texas, including Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Alvin, Dickinson, Friendswood, Kemah, League City, Seabrook, and the surrounding areas.
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*Based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 87742-1-92595, 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6. Hard non-porous surfaces including sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated. Bacteria and viruses tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli. Our sanitizers associated with EPA registration #s 87742-1-92595, 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6 have been approved by the EPA for use against the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.