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Old 07-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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As title, in the past we usually just use "steam carpet cleaning" which is cheaper but it would usually leave the carpet wet and it takes couple of days until the carpet is fully dried. We heard some good things about ChemDry and would like to give it a try. A steam carpet cleaner quoted us $150 for the whole house but a ChemDry quoted us $303 (not for the whole house, for around 800 sq. ft. area). Any thoughts or comments about ChemDry? Is it worth the extra money?

Also we have a area that has some water stain on the carpet:

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Would ChemDry be able to clean this kind of stain? They said that they can't guarantee it but they would try their special "spot cleaning treatment" on it.. which cost extra $40 I believe.. anyone tried it before and does it work?

Also is it possible to "DIY" ChemDry type of cleaning/treatment?

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Chemdry is great for spot cleaning and cleaning your carpets every now and then when you need dry carpet right away (party coming up soon or something)
But do not use them on a regular basis. All carpet manufacturers require truck mounted hot water extraction for a very good reason.
It would be kind of like dry cleaning your hair all the time instead of the old school washing method.
it's not the best at all.

The stain may or may not come out. hard to tell without knowing the EXACT fiber type your carpet consists of.

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Thanks so much for your reply! So are you saying that the "old school" truck mounted host water extraction cleaning (steam cleaning) is, in general, a better way to clean carpet?

Also, is there a way to DIY "ChemDry"? Is this possible? Thanks!
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So are you saying that the "old school" truck mounted host water extraction cleaning (steam cleaning) is, in general, a better way to clean carpet?
for regular maintenance yes.
spot cleaning or dry cleaning is fine as long as it's not the only thing you do.
Only washing carpet the same as your hair is the best way.

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Also, is there a way to DIY "ChemDry"? Is this possible? Thanks!
probably...but just like DIY hot water extraction...it's not as effective.
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You might want to try Capture. http://www.captureclean.com/topnavig...20Capture.aspx I've used it and it worked fine. They have a pre-treatment product for spots. Look around the site and you will see how it is used. It is made by Milliken. Just be prepared to work a bit. brushing it into the carpet gets a little tiring if you have a big area to do.

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Thanks! This is very helpful information!
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Chemdry is great for spot cleaning and cleaning your carpets every now and then when you need dry carpet right away (party coming up soon or something)
But do not use them on a regular basis. All carpet manufacturers require truck mounted hot water extraction for a very good reason.
It would be kind of like dry cleaning your hair all the time instead of the old school washing method.
it's not the best at all.
Chem-Dry in not "dry" cleaning. We use no solvents or other harsh chemicals to clean your carpet. Our solution is all natural, contains no detergents, and uses the power of carbonation to lift soil from deep within the carpet. Our process, like steam-cleaning, falls under the category of "Hot Water Extraction". However, we are able to use 1/5 to 1/10 of the amount of water of most steam cleaners. Because of this no moisture penetrates the backing of the carpet, which can lead to mold and other bacterial growth.
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Are you talking about the truck mounted set up?

It's not a matter of how much water you use or don't use, it's a matter of getting that water out - which truck-mounts do better than other systems.

The chemicals are not an issue anymore, neither is that "dry" cleaning you make reference to. The chemicals you refer to are perhaps found in nature but are not derived 'naturally'. They're made in chemical plants like all the others are.

I agree "steam cleaning" is a misnomer.

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