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Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Meridian Chem-Dry vs.
Olympia’s Steam Cleaners

Meridian Chem-Dry is the go-to carpet cleaning company in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Shelton – and for miles around. We like to think that this is because our technicians are careful, courteous, and highly-skilled. But we know that we often get repeat customers simply because Chem-Dry carpet cleaning technology is more effective than steam cleaning.

We love our exclusive carbonating carpet cleaner, The Natural®, because it helps our technicians to get great results for you and your home. The Natural effectively loosens away dirt and grime with carbonation – not sticky soaps or harsh chemicals.

We apply The Natural lightly, using a low-pressure spray machine to cover your carpet with millions of tiny bubbles. The bubbles liberate dirt and grime from deep within the fibers of your carpet, and then carry it to the surface where it can easily be extracted.

Effectively removing stains from your carpets is important, but it’s not the only benefit provided by The Natural. Because this solution doesn’t require a heavy application, there’s less moisture to extract – and less left behind in your carpet and padding. As a result, our carpets dry in two hours or less. This greatly reduces the chance that any unhealthy mold or mildew will form.

Here’s a point-by-point look at the differences between Meridian Chem-Dry and local steam cleaning services:

Differences Between Chem-Dry & Steam Cleaning

Power HeadMeridian Chem-Dry
  • Carbonated cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH solution
  • Doesn’t attract new soil
  • Requires less moisture
  • Dries in two hours or less
  • Child- and pet-safe
Steam Head
Typical Steam Cleaning
  • Inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH solution
  • Attracts new soil
  • Requires more moisture
  • Longer drying times
  • Employs chemicals