CHEM-DRY VS. STEAM CLEANERS

What sets Chem-Dry apart from all of the other carpet cleaners in Virginia Beach?

Not All Carpet Cleaning Companies Are Created Equal

There are several key factors that separate a high-quality carpet cleaning process that delivers a healthier cleaning for your carpets from one that drenches your carpets in gallons of water and harsh chemicals. These factors explain why Southside Chem-Dry’s unique Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process offers a deeper, faster drying, healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.

This short video goes into more detail about what sets us apart from other Virginia Beach carpet cleaners. 

What Makes Our Carpet Cleaning Process More Effective?

We start our carpet cleaning process by applying our exclusive carbonating cleaner at a low pressure so we don’t damage your carpet fibers. This patented, non-toxic cleaning solution uses millions of tiny carbonation bubbles to releases dirt and grime from your carpets. As the cleansing bubbles penetrate further into your carpet fibers, they act as a lifting force to separate the dirt and stains from your carpet fibers and help them rise to the surface where our suctioning equipment whisks them away. Southside Chem-Dry uses a minimal amount of moisture, so your carpets are fully dry and ready to enjoy in just 1 to 2 hours after we leave.

On the other hand, steam cleaners drench your carpets with large amounts of sudsy water and harsh cleaners before attempting to suck it all back out. Your carpets may appear clean at first, but they won’t stay that way for long. The layer of soapy residue that steam cleaners leave behind attracts stains and causes your carpets to get dirty much more quickly. Worst of all, steam cleaning can leave excessive amounts of moisture at the base of your carpets, requiring more time to dry and creating a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

The Difference Between Southside Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning equipment

Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) Cleaning Process

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • No chemicals or detergents
  • No sticky residue, resits resoiling
  • Keeps carpet cleaner longer
  • Green Certified cleaning solution
  • Short dry times, only 1-2 hours
  • Less water, healthier clean
steam machine performing carpet cleaning  in Virginia Beach

Steam Cleaning 

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • Harsh chemicals and detergents
  • Sticky residue encourages re-soiling
  • Soapy solutions promote stain recurrence
  • No green certification
  • Long dry times, 1-2 days
  • Excessive water that causes mold, mildew

Service Area:

We provide residential and commercial carpet, upholstery, tile & grout, and area rug cleaning services as well as pet urine removal and water damage restoration services throughout the Virginia Beach area including Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach & Portsmouth.

Southside Chem-Dry

Virginia Beach Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rug,
Tile & Grout Cleaning

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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 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.