Carpet Cleaning: Chem-dry vs. Steam cleaning

Nothing beats coming home to a clean house. It is scientifically proven that when your personal space is in order, there is more room in your brain for other, more pressing thoughts, like how you will celebrate when the Orioles win the world series, or is Harrison going to come back to Scandal, because he was super dreamy. I have a working theory that (spoiler alert) he faked his own death to get Olivia Pope to come out of hiding… But I digress.

It’s not enough to dust and vacuum on a regular basis, sometimes those carpets need the same deep-cleaning attention you give the edges of your bathtub that perpetually seem to change color. You really gotta get in there – and when that time comes, you are faced with the decision of going with the traditional steam clean, or trying out a new technology called Chem-DryHere I will cover the differences between the two and why I believe the chem-dry process will make steam cleaning a thing of the past, like Private Practice or Greek yogurt.

Chem-dry is a green-certified, carbonated cleaning substance that uses a fraction of the moisture of traditional steam cleaning methods. The water reduction point, in and of itself, is reason to use Chem-dry over steaming for a few reasons. First, Chem-dry will dry in 1-2 HOURS as opposed to 1-2 days, so no more tip-toeing around in wet socks, or telling the kids the carpet is hot lava and you will personally melt their feet off if they don’t stay off of it for the better part of 48-hours. Your carpets could be clean and dry before they even get home from school! Second, any water conservation is good water conservation. Third, we’ve established that steam treatments leave your carpet wet for significantly longer and wet carpets are a breeding ground for mold. You could potentially create a catastrophic problem for yourself when all you wanted was to get rid of the pet smell. Lastly, the soapy residue left behind from a steam process actually attracts dirt, making your carpets dirtier, faster. No, thanks.

The millions of microscopic bubbles in the carbonation break loose and lift up more dirt from deep within your carpet fibers and the high powered vacuum sucks it all up. The solution used is non-toxic and has received a Green Certification so it is safe for your kids and pets, not to mention it is an overall healthier option. Who knew being ‘healthy’ went beyond green smoothies and yoga?

Chem-Dry of Baltimore is a perfect, affordable option for carpet cleaning in your home. They regularly have coupons and cleaning specials to get you the most bang for your valuable buck. They are also excellent upholstery cleaners and pet stain cleaners. Their specialized Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) can save even your most damaged places from that lingering smell. What many people don’t know is that even after you have applied a cleaning product and dabbed up the mess, pet urine actually sinks into the carpet backing, padding and sub-floors of your home. The P.U.R.T. will determine the severity of the saturation and, if needed, Chem-Dry personnel will pull back the carpet and even replace the pad if needed, to ensure that they tackle every bit of smelly animal business. Chem-dry comes highly recommended as the right choice in carpet cleaning for you and your family.

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