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Dry Clean vs. Steam Clean vs. Chem-Dry Clean

Jun 9, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning | 0 comments

Smart consumers are always seeking the best value for carpet cleaning in Palatine, IL. Many factors go into what constitutes “value”. The cost, the quality of the service, and the convenience for sure. But the most important aspect of the value you get? The finished product. Nova Clean Chem-Dry in Palatine, IL delivers on all these.

If you want the best-finished product, you might wonder what the most effective process would be. We’ve been asked about this a lot recently, and there has been some confusion between our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction process and dry carpet cleaning. Let’s clear things up.

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Here are two videos demonstrating a dry carpet cleaning:


Benefits of Dry Cleaned Carpet

The main benefit of this method is that your carpet has an extremely short dry time. It’s short and sweet. It also does a decent job of cleaning your carpets.

Drawbacks of Dry Cleaned Carpet

The drawbacks to this method are that chemicals and perfumes are used that hurt the environment and your living space. If you or a loved one has allergies or sensitivities, you should be concerned about possible reactions to the solvents.

Cleaning in this way can also build up dirt and allergens that break down the fibers of your carpet. Perhaps most importantly, when it comes to the finished product, is that while it provides a good surface-level clean, it doesn’t provide a deep clean.

Steam Cleaning

Here’s a video going through the steam cleaning process.

Benefits of Steam Cleaning

Like dry cleaning, steam cleaning provides a good, clean carpet. It would be a lie to tell you that the other methods don’t offer a good clean. But that’s about the first and only benefit.

Drawbacks to Steam Cleaning

The typical steam cleaning has some negative side effects. These include:

  • Inactive and flat cleaning solution
  • Harsh chemicals and detergents
  • Sticky residue that encourages resoiling
  • High water quantity
  • High-pressure application
  • Long-drying time, 1-2 days
  • Excessive water can cause mold and mildew

You can see from the video how much water is used. The carpet gets soaked. Too much water is never a good thing for carpets. If it was, why would dry carpet cleaning exist?

The Nova Clean Chem-Dry Process

Here’s a video going over our process.

Benefits of the Chem-Dry Process

One of the important things to understand is that Chem-Dry avoids the poles of carpet cleaning. On the one hand, we don’t completely avoid using water, but on the other hand, we don’t dump gallons of water into your carpet. Water, when used wisely and infrequently, works magic. Here are some other benefits of our process.

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • No soaps or detergents
  • No sticky residue, resists resoiling
  • Low water quantity
  • Low-pressure application
  • Short drying time, 1-2 hours
  • Green solutions, healthier cleaner method

Drawbacks to Chem-Dry Process

You’d be hard-pressed to find a drawback. Years of research, technological advancement, and innovation have gone into our process at Nova Clean Chem-Dry. We’ve done all we can to give you the absolute best result on the market.

Nova Clean Chem-Dry offers superior carpet cleaning in Palatine, IL. With Nova Clean Chem-Dry you can be confident that your carpet and your home will not only look clean but be clean! Contact us today!

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