Our Benefits: Chem Dry vs. Steam Cleaning
We’ve all tried to clean our carpets ourselves. Most of the time it’s been much more work than it’s worth and we’ve ended up calling a professional carpet cleaning company to “fix” our mess. But, did you know do-it-yourself machines and even some professional cleaners use a steam cleaning method that actually does more harm than good?
Let’s Compare Chem-Dry vs. Steam
Our San Mateo and Burlingame technicians use a patented carbonating cleaner that’s applied to carpets and upholstery using a low pressure applicator. This applicator transfers millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles deep into your carpet. Then, using the power of carbonation, it lifts dirt, dust, and grime to the surface, completely extracting it from the carpet. This process uses 80% less water than traditional steam cleaners and actually leaves your carpet cleaner, drier, and safer than ever before.
The steam cleaning process involves LOTS of water. Using high pressure, water is forced down into the carpet and padding. Water is left in your carpets and the soapy, dirt-attracting residue is embedded in your carpet. Not only does this cause spots to reappear, it can also be a health hazard. Water left deep down in a carpet can cause bacteria and mold to grow, creating an unhealthy living environment.
Below is a bulleted comparison between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning.
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
- Carbonating, Active Cleaning Solution
- Neutral pH Cleaning Solution
- Safe, Non-Toxic
- Resists Re-soiling
- Low Water Quantity
- Low Pressure Application
- Short Drying Time
Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
- Flat, Inactive Cleaning Solution
- High pH Cleaning Solution
- Chemicals, Surfactants, Soaps
- Encourages Re-soiling
- High Water Quantity
- High Pressure Application
- Long Drying Times
Don’t clean your carpets with a steam cleaner again! Restore your carpets to their original glory. At Baker’s Chem-Dry, we want you carpet to be clean, safe, and bacteria-free. We can answer any additional questions you may have about our Chem-Dry carpet cleaning methods. Contact our San Mateo, Burlingame, or San Francisco office today!