CHEM-DRY vs STEAM CLEANING

Learn about Chem-Dry's unique cleaning process

A Difference You Can Feel

Not all carpet cleaning companies are the same in the service that they offer. There are several key factors that separate a high quality carpet cleaning process that delivers a healthy cleaning for your carpets and home from one that drenches your carpets with water and harsh cleaners. These factors explain why Chem-Dry’s unique hot carbonating extraction system offers a deeper, faster drying, healthier carpet cleaning experience than typical steam cleaning services.

The Old Dominion Chem-Dry method begins with light application of pressure with our carbonated cleaner. This patented, non-toxic cleaning solution uses millions of tiny carbonation bubbles to releases dirt and grime from your carpets. As the bubbles invigorate carpet fibers, soil and stains are lifted to the surface and powerful suctions whisks them away. Old Dominion Chem-Dry uses a minimal amount of moisture, so your carpets are fully dry and ready to enjoy in just 1 to 2 hours.

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On the other hand, steam cleaners drench your carpets with water and harsh cleaners before attempting to suck it all back out. The layer of soapy residue left 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 Details Matter – See the Difference Between Old Dominion Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • 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
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Steam Cleaners (Hot Water Extraction)

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • Harsh chemicals and detergents
  • Sticky residue encourages resoiling
  • Soapy solutions promote stain recurrence
  • No green certification
  • Long dry times, 1-2 days
  • Excessive water that causes mold, mildew
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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 Yorktown area including Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and the entire York County area.

Old Dominion Chem-Dry

Newport News Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rug,
Tile & Grout Cleaning

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(757) 529-1700
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Sat: 9am-12pm

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