Learn what makes Chem-Dry carpet cleaning much more effective than steam cleaners

Compare the Difference

If you’ve ever smelled musty, moist carpets or stepped on wet carpets, then the answer is obvious. You need the carpet cleaning experts of North Star Chem-Dry. Our unique, effective carpet cleaning method is designed to allow carpets to dry quickly.

We use a patented Carbonated Cleaner that is applied using a low-pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles (instead of tons of water). These tiny bubbles explode dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and raise them to the surface where they’re easily extracted and cleaned away. This cleaning method allows us to use far less water than traditional steam cleaners.

That’s why carpets cleaned by North Star Chem-Dry are dry in just 1-2 hours, instead of 1-2 days like our competitors. Experience the Chem-Dry difference today!

carpet cleaning dry time comparison

The Healthier, Deeper, Carpet Cleaner in Apple Valley

Steam cleaners have a very different approach to cleaning carpets. Steam cleaning machines work by releasing hot, soapy water onto your carpet. In a perfect world, all that water and soap would get sucked back up by the machine. However, that’s not usually the case, and this way of carpet cleaning can leave behind a whole lot of water and sticky residue that can actually attract dirt. Steam cleaning does make your carpets look clean for a short time period, but the soap residue that gets left behind can cause them to get dirty quickly. And with all that extra water, you’ll be waiting much longer for the carpets to dry.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling – stains don’t reappear
  • Low water quantity
  • Low pressure application
  • Short drying time – 1-2 hours
  • Natural solutions and cleaning method, minimal water


Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling – reappearing stains
  • High water quantity
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times – 1-2 days
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive water

North Star Chem-Dry services all of Apple Valley including Burnsville, Credit River Township, Eagan, and Lakeville. Call today to see if we serve your area! 

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