CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANING
Compare the Difference
Would you rather wait 1-2 days or 1-2 hours for your carpet to dry? Of course, you’d pick the shorter time, especially because it means your carpets will end up cleaner!
If you’ve ever smelled musty, moist carpets or stepped on wet carpets, then you’ll know you want carpets dried quickly! That is why we offer unique, effective carpet cleaning that dries fast.
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 approach to carpet cleaning very differently. Steam cleaning machine douses your carpets with buckets of hot, soapy water, then attempt to suck it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets (or at least make them look clean), it also leaves behind a fine layer of sticky, soap residue which actually collects dirt quicker. Your carpets get dirtier faster so you need to call them in again to get the same stains out! Plus all that excess moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and can allow for harmful mold and bacteria to grow.
Overall, Delta Chem-Dry offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning in Los Angeles 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
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
We provide superior residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout the greater San Fernando Valley area, including San Fernando, Balboa Park, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Northridge, Sherman Oaks & Studio City.
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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with U.S. EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.