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carpet cleaningCarpet cleaning is a crucial aspect of being a good homeowner. When it comes to carpet care, there are a number of great options available. Sometimes it can be hard to know which is best for your needs, though. We are dedicated to carpet care, so we have all the details you will need to make an informed carpet cleaning decision.

Carpet Cleaning Methods

These days, a number of carpet cleaning methods are available. So, what’s the best solution for you? This is a personal decision that you will have to make for yourself, after learning all of the details of each procedure.



If you are looking for a quick and efficient way to clean your carpets, this method is perfect for you. This carpet cleaning process is simple, requiring little moisture and time. Once a shampoo-like substance is applied to your carpet and worked into its surface using a rotary machine designed specifically for this, a foam will be produced and removed. There is little water used throughout this process, making for a quick dry time.


Although this process is quick, it isn’t the most thorough carpet cleaning method. It is often unable to remove deeply embedded debris and can’t sanitize as well other methods, because it doesn’t reach high, bacteria-killing temperatures.

Steam Cleaning

Steam water cleaning is often referred to as “hot water cleaning.” Throughout this process, chemical reagents are applied and rinsed out with hot water at a temperature of 120-150 degrees Fahrenheit. The moisture that is left behind is then extracted from the carpet with the help of a powerful vacuum system.


There are a lot of benefits associated with hot water use in the cleaning process. Firstly, the hot water is a natural enemy for tough stains and bacteria, dissolving the dirt and killing any parasites and bacteria burrowing deep inside the carpet. The residues inside of the carpet can also be easily pulled out and deposited in a waste tank, making it a relatively low-maintenance carpet cleaning procedure.


This method has some drawbacks, too. Compared to other procedures, steam cleaning involves a lot of drying time. On average, it takes approximately 2-24 hours. If the carpet is left wet for too long, it can potentially result in the growth of bacteria or mold. Some people have also complained about re-soiling, wicking, and browning of carpets after steam cleaning.

Chem-Dry® Cleaning

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is a process that entails the use of chemicals and small carbonate bubbles to remove difficult-to-extract debris and bacteria.


Because this carpet cleaning method uses carbonation and chemicals rather than hot water, less liquid is left behind on the carpet. If you are mostly concerned with removing bacteria and preventing mold growth, this is the solution for you. Quick dry time also means that you can safely walk on your carpets moments after the treatment is completed.


When it comes to Chem-Dry carpet treatment, you will need to use a professional cleaning service. However, the process itself takes little time.

Carpets are an important part of your home, so it is crucial that you keep them clean and looking good. Carpet care does not have to be a difficult. Knowing which method works best for your needs  is sure to help you move along the process.

To learn more about our carpet cleaning services, contact McGeorge Brothers ChemDry of Kansas City at (816) 533-4377 today.