Chem-Dry uses a carbonation process called The Natural to deep clean carpeting and upholstery. The dirt is lifted by millions of tiny bubbles and then suctioned off the surface.
Chem-Dry developed The Natural over 20 years ago and its website notes that the product does not contain soaps, detergents or chemicals. All ingredients are listed on the FDA's list of substances generally recognized as safe. This green-certified hot carbonation process requires 80 percent less water than steam cleaning, and carpeting is also quicker to dry after this process, typically taking an hour or two.
A regular steam-cleaned carpet can take up to two days to dry fully. A quick drying time is important, because it prohibits the growth of mold and mildew in the carpet. This is helpful to people with asthma or allergies, as carpet mold can produce substances that cause allergic reactions, as well as toxic mycotoxins.
Chem-Dry offers a pet urine removal service using a procedure called PURT, which also utilizes the carbonation process. Chem-Dry also offers stone, tile and grout cleaning, as well as selling products such as a carbonated spot remover and pet odor extinguisher.
Chem-Dry is an international franchise with almost 3,500 locations worldwide. All Chem-Dry technicians are trained to clean all types of rugs and fabrics, including synthetic, wool, cotton, silk and leather.