The Magic of a Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning

09 Oct, 2023

A professional carpet clean can go above and beyond when it comes to making your space shine again. Our natural carpet cleaning solution removes everyday dirt and debris, whilst our specialist stain removal process uplifts even the most stubborn stains, to get the perfect finish bringing your carpets back close to new again. You’ll be amazed at just how incredible not only your carpets, but your entire home will look after we’re through. Clean carpets will allow you to take pride in the cleanliness of your home once again.

But not all carpet cleaning services are created equal. In this article, we’re going to break down the magic of Chem-Dry’s professional carpet cleaning services for homes and businesses.

Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Everything starts with the method used to clean your carpets - not all methods are able to achieve the same level of clean. And not all methods are as effective or safe for your carpet and fabrics as others. Steam cleaning was the preferred carpet cleaning method for years. The steam cleaning method relies on an enormous amount of water, high water pressure and harsh chemicals to remove dirt and grime from within your carpets. It gets the job done, but the problem is the aftermath. Because the method uses so much water and high PSI (pressure) to drive the water through the carpet or upholstery, it’s impossible to fully dry your carpets in a short amount of time. What ends up happening is your carpets take days to dry, which provides the perfect environment for mould and mildew to grow. There’s also the problem of the sticky residue left behind due to the excess detergents and soaps. This residue becomes a magnet for bacteria and dirt, so your carpets don’t stay clean for as long as they should or you would like!

Rather than steam cleaning, Chem-Dry employs a hot carbonation extraction method. This process relies on carbonation, tiny microscopic bubbles, to bring dirt, dust and grime from deep in your carpets to the surface. It cleans incredibly well, and because of this method’s active cleaning properties, there’s no need for harsh chemicals or detergents. Plus, this method uses a fraction of the water that steam cleaning does. Your carpets will be dry in several hours, not several days, and there will be no sticky residue left behind.


The Chem-Dry carpet cleaning method uses far less water than traditional steam cleaning relies upon. Your carpets will dry in a matter of hours. That means when it’s time for our technicians to pack up, you can go back to living your life shortly after, no having to stay off surfaces for ages while they are wet, or not having a couch to sit on days later because it is still damp. Plus, in the days after your carpets are cleaned, mould and mildew will not have a chance to grow and spread.


Chem-Dry’s cleaning solution, called The Natural ®, relies on the natural occurring cleaning qualities of carbonation. The tiny bubbles penetrate deep down into your carpets and uplift the dust, dirt and bacteria particles that live down there. Once everything is brought to the surface, it’s easily extracted away. You can rest assured that dirt won’t be left behind or attracted to a leftover sticky residue that’s so problematic with other cleaning methods.


Chem-Dry cleaning is healthier for a couple reasons. To start, there’s no excess water or sticky residue left behind from our cleaning method, which means bacteria, mould and mildew doesn’t have a chance to grow. But on top of that, our carpet cleaning solution is Green Certified, which means it’s 100% non-toxic. It’s completely safe for both kids and pets, so you can rest easy knowing your home has been left truly healthy once our technicians leave.


In order to provide the best carpet cleaning experiece, each and every Chem-Dry technician goes through extensive training to become true professional carpet cleaners. Not all carpets are the same, and they’re different again from rugs and upholstery, so they should be treated as such. Our technicians are trained on how each fibre should be cleaned in order to protect your investment, as well as specialty flood damage and smoke cleaning training. The training is based on both practical and theory-based learning. In order to become a Chem-Dry technician, each trainee must complete our in-house 5 Star Technician Programme. This program includes significant book learning, plus on-the-job mentorship. This process takes 3-4 months before technicians are able to operate independently. On top of the initial training, Chem-Dry technicians must upgrade their skills over time. Twice per year, each technician is required to attend a refresher training course. That way, they’re able to stay on top of the latest carpets, materials, cleaning systems and techniques.

Carpet Cleaning Levels

Depending on the individual needs of your home or business, you’ll be looking for a different level of clean. Awful stains, carpet damage, mould issues, trapped smoke or food odours and more will require more attention. Or maybe your high traffic areas may need some extra protection. That’s why Chem-Dry offers carpet cleaning at four different tiers:

Standard Clean

Using our Green Certified cleaning solution called The Natural®, the Standard Clean will make your home look new again. Using our hot carbonating extraction method, we’ll be sure to remove every particle of dirt, dust and grime from deep within your carpets. Then we’ll take a high powered, truck-mounted vacuum to finish the job. And of course, we’ll be sure to move the furniture back to where we found it!

Protector Treatment

For those high traffic areas in your home, you may want to consider giving your carpets and extra layer of protection. That’s where our Protector Treatment can make a difference. This treatment includes the use of our special stain repellent, which protects against most spills and allows you the chance to mop anything up before it sets into the carpet fibers. Your carpets likely came with a stain guard from the original manufacturer, but that guard breaks down over time. Chem-Dry technicians can restore it and protect your carpets from nasty stains for years to come.

Sanitisation & Deodoriser Treatment

The Sanitisation and Deodoriser is for tackling bacteria and allergens. Soft furnishings in your home such as carpets act as a giant filter for all the airborne pollutants that move through your home. They do an excellent job at catching these toxins, but not so well at disposing of them. That’s where our Sanitisation and Deodoriser Treatment can help. The treatment is two-pronged. To start, a sanitising treatment will be used to eliminate bacteria that regularly causes illness, allergic reactions, and breathing difficulties for those with respiratory issues. Next, the deodoriser attacks the nasty odours absorbed by your carpets, leaving the fabric smelling fresh.

The Works

The fourth and final carpet cleaning package is Chem-Dry’s premium service. Known as ‘The Works’, this treatment is the very best we have to offer, and includes every mentioned package above - Standard Clean plus Protectory Treatment plus Sanitisation & Deodoriser Treatment. If you’re ready to give your carpets a drier, cleaner and healthier clean, reach out to Chem-Dry today. Just choose your location and your desired service, and we’ll get working on a free carpet cleaning quote for you. The treatment is two-pronged. To start, a sanitising treatment will be used to eliminate bacteria that regularly causes illness, allergic reactions, and breathing difficulties for those with respiratory issues. Next, the deodoriser attacks the nasty odours absorbed by your carpets, leaving the fabric smelling fresh.