Compare Alliance Chem-Dry to Steam Cleaning
Alliance Chem-Dry’s patented Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure applicator that applies millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles into your carpet, lifting the dirt and grime to the surface to be swept away forever. This process leaves your carpet in a drier and cleaner state, more than steam cleaning accomplishes.
Unlike the Alliance Chem-Dry process, steam cleaning frequently uses high pressure that forces water down through the carpet backing straight to the underlay. This leads to buckets of water that can be left behind trapping soapy, dirt-attracting residue deeply imbedded in your carpet, creating the risk of reappearing spots and a potential breeding ground for mould and bacteria.
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
- Carbonating, active cleaning solution
- Neutral pH cleaning solution
- Safe, non-toxic
- Resists resoiling
- Low water quantity
- Low pressure application
- Short drying time
Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
- Flat, inactive cleaning solution
- Usually High pH cleaning solution
- Chemicals, surfactants, soaps
- Encourages resoiling
- High water quantity
- High pressure application
- Potentially Long drying times
Alliance Chem-Dry is Healthier
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends having your carpets cleaned every six months. Carpets actually hold otherwise air born allergens like a filter. Don’t take our word for it. Run your hand over your carpet in a well lit room and see what is released into the air. Providing that your carpet is kept clean and dry, your carpets will promote a healthier home.
Many people assume that the best way to clean is to “soak” their carpets and “suck” the water back out, the method commonly known as steam cleaning. But this soggy approach may have some serious drawbacks. Water driven into your carpet and underlay by steam cleaning may promote mould and bacteria growth in just hours.
The Natural®, an amazing, patented general cleaner, is at the heart of the Alliance Chem-Dry cleaning process. The Natural® combines a balance of ingredients copied from Mother Nature to produce carbonating bubbles that clean carpets thoroughly, quickly, and safely. Because it uses a fraction of the water compared to steam cleaning, and contains no soaps, detergents, solvents, enzymes, or other harsh chemicals, Alliance Chem-Dry’s Natural® can be used around your entire family, including your pets.
Health Benefits of Chem-Dry
- Dirt, dust, and other allergens are lifted to the surface and swept away instead of being forced deeper into your carpet.
- Because Chem-Dry uses a fraction of the water, no pools are left behind that could breed mould and bacteria.
- Chem-Dry’s The Natural® cleaning solution cleans better and doesn’t contain any hazardous chemicals that could harm your family and pets.
Steam cleaning can dump buckets of water on your carpet and underlay. When left behind, this water can create a breeding ground for mould and bacteria in just hours. It can also leave behind chemicals and soapy, dirt-attracting residue. Some steam cleaners use harsh chemical with a high pH, which can cause irritation to some people and perhaps a family pet.
Alliance Chem-Dry is Cleaner
Soaked carpets along with soapy cleaning residues and a process called wicking can pull water-driven dirt up along carpet fibres bringing back spots you just had cleaned. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that your carpet is deep down clean, then Chem-Dry is the company for you. We don’t just clean the tips of the carpet like some cleaners do – nor do we pressure wash the dirt down below the surface only to have it reappear as it dries. You have asked us to “remove” the dirt and unhealthy elements from your carpet and that is what we do.
Alliance Chem-Dry is Drier
The Alliance Chem-Dry carbonated carpet cleaning process uses a fraction of the water of steam cleaning, leaving behind less moisture on your carpets and no soapy residue that can cause stains to reappear.
Alliance Chem-Dry is a revolutionary cleaning system that deep cleans your carpet without leaving them soaking wet for hours – this means very little disruption to your day and less stress in your life. Carpets cleaned the Alliance Chem-Dry way are left sparkling clean and most dry in 1 to 2 hours – not the 1-2 days you may have experienced with other methods like steam cleaning. Our secret is that we use the power of effervescent, carbonating cleaning solutions that are so effective that we only need to use a small amount of moisture to achieve miraculous clean carpets. In fact, we only need to use approximately one-fifth to one-tenth of the moisture that steam cleaners use. And if that weren’t enough, the ingredients used in our cleaner are copied from Mother Nature herself. We don’t need soaps, detergents, or harsh chemicals to accomplish our great cleaning results – we’ve got the power of crystal clear carbonating bubbles
Alliance Chem-Dry won't leave you with soaking wet, smelly carpets.
Have you ever noticed that when something is wet for a long time it often starts to smell? Well that’s usually because mould and bacteria have begun to grow. That can happen when a carpet cleaner soaks your carpet with gallons and gallons of soapy water. Not only can the odor be unpleasant, it can become very unhealthy as well. With a drier cleaning system like Chem-Dry, you don’t have to worry about that. Your carpets are clean, dry, and healthy. (To learn more about healthier cleaning click on Chem-Dry is Healthier, to the left).
More Benefits of a Drier Carpet Cleaning Process
- Sparkling clean carpets that you can walk on almost immediately.
- Having your carpets cleaned is not such an unpleasant experience.
- Less slip/fall hazard because of wet surfaces in your home or business.
- No dirt attracting residues that cost you money in the long run.
- No risk of shrinkage.
- No rotting carpet backing or underlay.
Thousands Choose the Drier Alternative
Tens of thousands of experienced consumers around the world choose Alliance Chem-Dry’s drier system every day. They love the convenience of having sparkling clean carpets that they can walk on almost immediately after they are cleaned. They appreciate that their lives have not been disrupted. They are happy that all of this has been accomplished without the use of worrisome chemicals. And they are grateful that a trustworthy, trained technician gave them great service. Your great Chem-Dry experience is just a phone call away. But don’t just take our word for it, we leave every customer a brief questionnaire and a Freepost envelope to return it in.
The Carbonating Secret Revealed
The secret to Chem-Dry’s drier, healthier clean is the millions of microscopic carbonating cleaning bubbles in our cleaner that we call The Natural®. The carbonating solutions penetrate deep into the base of the carpet, literally exploding dirt and grime off of the fibre’s surface. They then lift the dirty particles to the surface where they are whisked away.
If you have ever used soda water to remove a stain from a shirt, you know how the carbonating principle works. We merely perfected it for carpet. The awesome cleaning power of carbonating solutions creates a powerful reaction that deep cleans carpets in a safe and gentle way.
Carpets not only GET cleaner, they STAY cleaner longer
Because the bubbles do the work for us, Chem-Dry does not need to use the gallons of soapy cleaning chemicals that other cleaners or do-it-yourself machines rely on so much. Soapy residues attract dirt like a magnet – causing your carpet to get dirty again faster than ever. And the more times they clean the worse the problem gets.
Alliance Chem-Dry's "The Natural®"
Chem-Dry’s “The Natural®” contains no soaps, detergents or surfactants. You save money when your carpet stays cleaner longer. Less cleanings means better value for you and one less thing you need to worry about.
Reappearing Spots? No problem with Chem-Dry. Spots reappear in the same place after cleaning for two main reasons.
- They were never thoroughly removed in the first place and the soaps used and/or the uncleaned sticky substance collects more dirt; or
- The unwanted material is forced down below the surface of the carpet by a high pressure steam cleaning unit – only to “wick” back up as the carpet dries.
Chem-Dry, the carbonated carpet cleaner, thoroughly removes most stains quickly and efficiently – without causing more problems in the process. And because we apply our solutions so sparingly, without high pressure, wicking is not a problem.