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Steam Cleaning vs. Chem-Dry: What Works Better?

May 12, 2022 | Uncategorized

Steam Cleaning vs. Chem-Dry: What Works Better?

There are many Fort Smith carpet cleaning businesses to pick from. But how do you know which one is right for your home? The process of choosing the best one can be overwhelming, especially when they are so many options! You may be considering what process the cleaners use, what deals they offer, if their services are pet-safe, and more. Perhaps the most common question we get from potential customers is why our team at Elmer’s Chem-Dry doesn’t use traditional steam cleaning methods. Well, here are a few of our top reasons!

We use significantly less water than traditional steam cleaners.

Steam cleaning saturates your carpet with an excessive amount of water, soaps, and detergents. The extraction machines used in the steam cleaning process are seldom powerful enough to remove all this water, so you’re left with wet carpets for days on end.

The process we use at Elmer’s Chem-Dry for carpet cleaning in Fort Smith is very different though! We use carbonated bubbles to extract dirt from deep within your carpet fibers. After the carbonation lifts dirt and dust from the surface, our high-powered equipment removes the contaminants. This process uses 80% less water than steam cleaners!

Our Hot Carbonated Extraction cleaning process reduces dirt-attracting residue.

Because steam cleaners work with soapy detergents during their process, it’s common for a sticky residue to remain on your carpets. This residue may attract dirt and grime to your carpet. Not only does this create more hassle, but it can also shorten the lifespan of your carpets.

Since Chem-Dry doesn’t rely on chemical-laden or soapy solutions, you don’t have to worry about dirt-attracting residue being left on your carpet when we are done cleaning your home in Fort Smith. This means your carpets stay cleaner for much longer!

We use cleaning solutions that are safe for your home and family.

Steam cleaners typically combine ample water usage with soapy, chemical cleaners to try to clean your carpets. Depending on the cleaning solution in question, you may experience a reduction in your indoor air quality due to fumes or other irritants in the air.

If you have children or pets in your house, working with a company like us at Elmer’s Chem-Dry which only uses substances found on the FDA’s G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list can give you peace of mind that you are keeping your kids and pets safe and healthy.

If you’re ready to try out the Chem-Dry carpet cleaning experience, book an appointment with our team in Fort Smith today! Contact us here. 

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