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steam cleaningFor a long, long time, carpet cleaning has meant a big, loud machine that leaves your carpets drenched in water for days. That is a method called steam cleaning. With technology advancements, there is now a much better way to clean carpets.

The Better Approach to Carpet Cleaning

Not many advancements have been made to the steam cleaner since it’s debut in the 1960’s. They may have been considered effective 50 years ago, but thankfully we can do better now. For almost 40 years, Chem-Dry has been continually innovating and mastering it’s revolutionary, and natural cleaning process using the Power of Carbonation. This method is safer, drier, and results in cleaner carpets!

(If you decide to call Van’s Chem-Dry right now rather than continue reading, we understand.)

carpet cleaning sacramento caJust like people using club soda to remove stains from a t-shirt, we use those millions of tiny bubbles to collect the dirt and dust from every nook and cranny of your carpet’s fibers. All these unwanted particles are lifted to the top of the carpet where they can be removed easily. Isn’t the Power of Carbonation great? But it isn’t just the carpets that benefit – the environment appreciates it as well. The Chem-Dry process uses only a fraction of the water compared to steam cleaners, which will prevent mildew and bacteria from growing in the carpets. In total, your carpets will be completely cleaned and dried in only a few hours!

Breaking It Down

Our unique cleaning solution, The Natural®, is exactly that – natural. Because it has no harsh chemicals, it is safe for your family, pets, and carpets.

In case you still aren’t convinced, have a look at this. An independent third-party group came and did a little research on our cleaners. They found that Chem-Dry removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of all airborne bacteria. That’s pretty impressive, and you don’t have to just take our word for it!

Let’s break it down even further. Here is Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonation Extraction method vs. Steam cleaning:

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation Extraction)Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
  • Active carbonated cleaning solution
  • Inactive cleaning solution: just soap
  • No harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents
  • Harsh chemicals and detergents, excess soap
  • No sticky residue, no risk of resoiling
  • Leftover sticky soap residue attracts dirt
  • Carpets stay cleaner longer. Deep carbonation eliminates recurring stains
  • Soapy solution doesn’t penetrate deeply and leaves residue, promoting stain recurrence
  • Green Certified
  • No green certification
  • Short 1-2 hour dry times
  • Longer 1-2 day dry times
  • Uses ⅕ the amount of moisture as steam cleaning, better for your home & environment
  • Excessive water can cause mold/mildew growth

And so now when you hear the words “carpet cleaning”, your mind won’t dwell on what carpet cleaning was like in the 60’s. You will think about a newer, safer, and more effective way! Our team of experts at Van’s Chem-Dry will make sure that your experience is a positive one. Request an appointment online or call us today to get started!