CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANING

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

Compare the Difference

Have you ever experienced the musty smell of moist carpets or thought your carpets were dry but when you stepped on them they were still wet? Yeah, gross. You need Palmetto Chem-Dry and our professional carpet cleaning process that dries quickly. With our low-pressure spray machine and patented Carbonating Cleaner, your carpet is covered in millions of microscopic bubbles (instead of gallons of water). These cabonated bubbles raise dirt and grime from deep in the fibers of your carpet to the top where they are whisked away. Our unique method uses 80% less water than normal steam cleaners. Carpets cleaned by Palmetto Chem-Dry dry in only 1-2 hours instead of 1-2 days with our Cabonating Cleaning process.

Watch this short video to learn more about our process:

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. However, that’s not usually the case, and this way of carpet cleaning can leave 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 soap residue that gets left behind can cause them to get dirty quickly. 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 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

 

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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Serving:

We provide industry-leading residential & commercial carpet & upholstery cleaning services in Charleston, South Carolina including: Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, North Charleston, James Island, Hanahan, West Ashley, Goose Creek, Ladson, Johns Island & the surrounding areas. Also serving Myrtle Beach, SC.

Palmetto Chem-Dry

Carpet, Upholstery, Rug & Tile Cleaning in Charleston, SC

9 Wardlaw Court, Charleston, SC 29414

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm