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Chem-Dry East Side

Chem-Dry Vs Steam Cleaning

Compared to traditional steam cleaning, we clean for your health. Part of our promise is to deliver a healthier cleaning process than our competitors. To do this, we use a propietary Carbonating Cleaner process.

Compare the Difference

Using a low-pressure spray machine, our carbonating cleaner covers your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonation makes dirt and grime release from the fibres of your carpet and rises to the surface.


Once this happens, it is able to be easily extracted and swept away. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, carpets are dry in only 1 to 2 hours.



In contrast, traditional steam cleaners simply douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue, which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This moisture excess causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mould and bacteria to grow.


Comparing Chem-Dry & Steam Cleaning

Here are the facts about Chem-Dry versus traditional steam cleaning:


Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution

  • Neutral pH cleaning solution

  • Resists re-soiling

  • Low amount of water

  • Low-pressure application

  • Short drying time

  • Green solutions and cleaning method


Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)


  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution

  • High pH cleaning solution

  • Encourages re-soiling

  • High amount of water

  • High-pressure application

  • Long drying times

  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water

  • Where can I find cleaning services near me?
    Our cleaning services are available to customers throughout Wicklow and Wexford.
  • What cleaning services do you offer?
    Our cleaning services include carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, pet urine removal, leather cleaning, water damage restoration and more.
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