8 reasons why you shouldn’t steam clean carpets
A OK Chem-Dry is an advocate for healthy, non-chemical, fast drying carpet cleaning. In this article we’ll explain why you shouldn’t steam clean carpets and the difference between steam cleaning and Chem-Dry’s proprietary Carbonating Cleaner. Our all natural cleaner is applied using a low pressure spray machine, which covers your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonated bubbles makes dirt and grime release from the fibers of your carpet/rugs and raise to the surface where it is easily extracted and vacuumed away. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, carpets cleaned the A OK Chem-Dry way are dry in only 1 to 2 hours!
The A OK Chem-Dry process differs substantially from that of steam cleaning, which simply douses your carpet/rugs in buckets of hot, soapy, chemically 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, soapy residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. The excess of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow within your carpet and padding.
Overall, A OK Chem-Dry in Algonquin, Illinois offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning experience.
So, without further ado, here are the 8 reasons why you shouldn’t steam clean carpets.
1. Flat, Inactive Cleaning Solution
Carpet steamers often use soapy carpet cleaning solutions that mask odors and don’t penetrate deep down into the carpet thus leaving an unclean carpet that attracts more dirt and grime.
2. High PH Cleaning Solution
High PH cleaning solutions are hard on the carpet fibers resulting in worn out carpets or after several uses; damaged carpets.
3. Encourages Re-soiling
As stated above, steam cleaners leave a soapy residue that ends up being sticky after drying which in turn attracts more dirt and grime to stick to the carpet.
4. High Water Quantity
Steam cleaning uses on average 90% more water resulting in longer drying times and a greater chance of mold and bacteria growing within the carpet fibers.
5. High Pressure Application
Steam cleaning often uses high-pressure that causes a messy, ineffective carpet clean. High water pressure can also break down your carpet and after multiple cleans start to destroy the carpet fibers.
6. Long Drying Times
1-2 days is a typical dry time for steam cleaning. This dry time renders your carpets and rooms unusable.
7. Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals are not only bad for carpets, rugs and upholstery but are also bad for your loved ones and pets. Don’t risk laying on carpet that is saturated in chemicals.
8. Excessive Water
As stated above, steam cleaning uses a lot more water, resulting in longer dry times and an increased chance of having mold and bacteria grow in the carpet.
The Details Matter – A OK Chem-Dry in Algonquin, Illinois
Our 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. A OK Chem-Dry uses a minimal amount of moisture, so your carpets are fully dry and ready to enjoy in just 1 to 2 hours.
On the other hand, steam cleaners drench your carpets with gallons of soapy water and harsh cleaners before attempting to suck it all back out. They claim that their methods are more effective because of the amount of water they are using, but it causes more harm than good on your carpet investment. Your carpets might appear clean, but not for long. 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.
A OK Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning system is simply healthier and more complete that steam cleaning. Overall, A OK Chem-Dry offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning experience.