Our Hot Carbonated Carpet Cleaning
Chem-Dry uses a water based hot carbonated cleaning process to clean carpets, rugs, upholstery and mattresses.
It does not seem that different to steam cleaning. There are, however, subtle differences, that make a huge difference.
Chem-Dry reduces water usage by around 80 percent compared to the average steam cleaner.
Our carbonation allows allows carpets and fabrics to dry much quicker.
Our cleaning chemicals do not leave a sticky residue which can lead to rapid re-soiling.
The bulk of our franchisees are well trained owner operators who have many years experience.
Another point to make is that all franchisees carry comprehensive public liability insurance. This is a pre-requisite to be able to trade in the Chem-Dry network.
Steam Carpet Cleaning
Because they use so much water, the skill of the individual technician makes all the difference.
This is amplified by the variation of steam carpet cleaning equipment being used.
Portable steam cleaners are far less effective than truck mounted cleaning.
Steam Cleaners still sit with the challenge of extracting water from the carpets and lounges without causing secondary damage like mould or rust or browning.
The industry is also plagued with cut price operators who use bait and switch tactics. There are technicians who spend a short time on the job and charge low prices. They may use substandard equipment which makes matters worse!
There is no standard when it comes to cleaning solutions. Steam cleaners are not compelled to use specific cleaning chemicals.
There are no barriers or licence requirements. Whether or not a steam cleaner has full insurance, varies quite a bit.
The use of backpackers and casual staff is another problem. Larger steam carpet cleaning firms sometimes use this business model. Greater customer dissatisfaction is often the result.
Some steam cleaners will do an excellent job. IICRC certified staff with quality equipment make all the difference.
Chem-Dry is More Than Carpet Cleaning.
When it comes to our other services it is worth noting that at times, even competitors, recommend our technicians. This is very true for upholstery cleaning.
There are certain types of fabric where steam cleaners will just walk away. Our Chem-Dry fabric couch cleaning is more suited to linen and cotton. It does again centre around the drying time.
We have a dedicated Pet urine odour removal service that is also unmatched by our competition. Steam cleaners do not get rid of the urine smell.
Comparison: Chem-Dry vs. Steam Carpet Cleaning
|Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction||Standard Steam Carpet Cleaning|
|● Carbonated Cleaning Solution||● Standard Detergent|
|● Neutral PH Range||● Surfactant Laden High PH Cleaning|
|● Limited Re-soiling||● Sticky Carpets Get Dirtier Quicker|
|● Reduced Water||● No Reduction on Most Equipment|
|● Low-pressure Application||● High-pressure Application|
|● Short drying time, 1-2 hours||● Drying Takes Longer 8 -24 Hours|
|● Eco-Friendly Cleaning||● Can Vary From Harsh to Gentle|