You’ve heard of steam cleaning. For years, it has been close to the only option when cleaning carpets. You either have to rent a machine yourself or hire someone to do it for you.  The effects of a poor steam clean can be very detrimental to your carpets. Forget that! There’s a new and improved option.

How to Approach Carpet Cleaning

For the best possible results, you’ll need to find a way to use the least amount of soap and water as possible. Avoid letting the carpets become so wet that they start to grow mildew or mold and be aware that soap residue will just attract more dirt and stains.

Woah. Let’s summarize. Less soap, less water.


With that in mind, it’s time to read about the revolutionary process that cleans your carpets naturally with significantly less water! It’s Chem-Dry’s amazing process and it’s called The Power of Carbonation – which is a pretty cool name when you think about it…

But guess what? It’s not just a cool name. It’s basically a carpet cleaner with super powers!

Let me explain.

The Power of Carbonation works because it sends in millions of tiny carbonated bubbles to gather up dirt, dust, and other allergens from deeeeeeeeep within the carpet. So it’s not just water being squirted into the carpet to clean it. All those bubbles lift little particles up and so that they’re swept away with vacuuming power!

The most important part? Because the bubbles do a lot of the heavy-lifting, significantly less water and soap can be used.

Translation: Your carpets will dry faster and you’ll decrease the chance of mildew and bacteria growth!

Here at Short Stop Chem-dry, we call our cleaning solution The Natural®. Wanna guess why? It’s because it’s exactly what it sounds like! The cleaning solution has no harsh chemicals AND it’s safe for your family and pets.


Backed By Facts

Let’s look at the facts. A third-party Home Health Study showed that Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning process removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of all airborne bacteria. Read those number again! They’re big numbers.

So….do you want a cleaner home? (yeah, duh) Then Chem-Dry is how you get it!

Here’s a full comparison – Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonation Extraction method vs. traditional steam cleaning:

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation Extraction) Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
  • Active carbonated cleaning solution
  • Inactive cleaning solution
  • No harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents
  • Harsh chemicals, detergents, excess soap
  • No sticky residue, no risk of resoiling
  • Sticky, soapy residue leads to resoiling
  • Carpets stay cleaner longer. Deep carbonation eliminates recurring stains
  • Soapy solution doesn’t penetrate deeply and leaves residue, promoting stain recurrence
  • Green Certified
  • No green certification
  • Short 1-2 hour dry times
  • Longer 1-2 day dry times
  • Uses ⅕ the amount of moisture as steam cleaning, better for your home & environment
  • Uses excessive water that causes mold/mildew growth


At Short Stop Chem-Dry, we have full confidence in our Power of Carbonation methods. We know it’s just that – powerful. Keep using a steam cleaner if you dare, but just know the risk. I mean, in some cases you might as well use your garden hose to clean your carpets (please don’t).

Instead, remember that you can always come to Chem-Dry for a healthier home!

Talk to us about scheduling an appointment today!