Everyone at Southside Chem-Dry has the same goal: making your home a clean, healthy environment for your family. We work hard to remove dirt, dust, and other toxins from your home in order to ensure that your family has a clean, safe place to live. Our business was founded on making sure that our customers and their families are both happy and healthy.
Our goals go beyond that, though. We don’t just want to make the inside of your home a healthy environment, we want to go bigger. The environment is so important to all of us, and we want to make it happy and healthy as well. That’s why Chem-Dry works so hard to make sure that our carpet and upholstery cleaning processes and products are safe for your family and safe for the environment. From using a natural, non-toxic cleaner to conserving water, Chem-Dry is putting in every effort to ensure that we stay green. Here are some of the specific measures that we have taken to ensure that we are a green company.
The Natural™, Our Environmentally Friendly Cleaner
We use our proprietary cleaning solution, The Natural™, in the vast majority of our cleaning services. The Natural™ is more than just a catchy name we use, though. It’s composed of a blend of completely natural ingredients and contains absolutely zero soaps, solvents, detergents, or enzymes that could contaminate the water table or harm the plants and wildlife around your home. We’re committed to only using ingredients copied from Mother Nature herself. Every ingredient in The Natural™ is on the FDA G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list, so you know it’s safe for your family and safe for the environment.
Instead of harsh chemicals, The Natural™ relies on the power of carbonation to do its deep cleaning. You read that right, we use carbonation, like the bubbles in a soda. During our hot carbonation extraction (HCE) process, The Natural™ releases millions of tiny bubbles into your carpet. These powerful bubbles break apart the dirt that are clinging to the carpet fibers and lift them up to the surface. We then use specialized machines to extract the solution, dirt and all, from deep inside your carpet. This leaves your carpet nice and clean, with no dangerous chemicals and no soapy residue left behind.
Less Water = Less Waste
When steam cleaning carpets, the cleaner pumps gallons and gallons of water into your carpet at very high pressures in order to loosen the dirt. Not only does this often end up pushing the dirt deeper into the carpet instead of removing it completely, but this process also wastes a huge amount of water. Water is an extremely precious natural resource that we need to conserve, especially in areas that are experiencing or prone to drought.
That’s why Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process uses only about one-fifth of the volume of water as traditional steam cleaning. We don’t need to rely on the volume and pressure of the water to release the dirt. That’s what the carbonated bubbles from The Natural™ are for. The end result is a cleaner carpet with less wasted water. As an extra bonus, carpet cleaned by Southside Chem-Dry has a much faster drying time than steam cleaned carpets.
We know that there is more to being green than just saying the words and making the claims. That’s why we follow rigorous standards to qualify for green certification. In addition to The Natural™, we use several other Green-Certified products, from our stain removers and carpet deodorizers to our proprietary P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) liquid. We don’t take our responsibility to take care of the environment lightly, and we are willing to put in the work to make sure we fulfill that duty.