Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Meek's Family Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Compare the Difference

Meek's Family Chem-Dry's proprietary Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonation makes dirt and grime release from the fibers of your carpet and raise to the surface where it is easily extracted and swept away. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, carpets cleaned the Meek's Family Chem-Dry way are dry in only 1 to 2 hours.

This process differs drastically from that of steam cleaners, which simply douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water, then attempt to suck it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This excess of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow.

Meek's Family Chem-Dry’s process is different. Instead of soaking your carpets with water, our process employs millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, so therefore we only need to use a fraction of the water that typical steam cleaning uses, almost 80% less in fact. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet.

So while steam cleaners use excessive amounts of water that often soaks through to the carpet backing and creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew, Meek's Family Chem-Dry's low-moisture process doesn't carry the same risk and offers a safer and more conventient carpet cleaning solution. Plus, your carpets dry in just a few hours, not 1-2 days like with typical steam cleaning, and your carpet stays cleaner longer because there is no soapy residue left behind

Overall, Chem-Dry offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning experience.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Power Head Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling
  • Low water quantiy
  • Low pressure application
  • Short drying time
  • Green solutions and cleaning method
Steam Head Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling
  • High water quantity
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water