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Superior Carpet, Rugs, Upholstery, Tile Cleaning & Protection
Enjoy A Drier, Cleaner, Healthier Home




  1. Firstly, shake the corners of the rug to loosen excess sand and dirt.
  2. Then thoroughly vacuum the backside of the rug and then the front side. Note: Vacuuming does not get done over the fringes as this may damage the fringe.
  3. Check the nap, and if necessary, rake it.
  4. A Pre Spray gets applied on heavily soiled rugs and brushed into the fibres, if needed.
  5. Apply Natural Carbonating General Cleaner and extract it with our patented Power- Head machine, this removes dirt, allergens and cleaning solutions applied.
  6. Rake the nap in the direction of the warp yarn, using the carpet brush.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 5 if necessary, until the rug is clean.

Cleaning ProcessCleaning rugs the Chem-Dry way eliminates the problem of excess water penetrating the backing of the rug. Excess water can cause multiple problems such as musty odour as a result of mildew and or wicking which causes spots to reappear as the excess water dries.

Our professional rug cleaning service utilizes Chem-Dry's own, proprietary Hot Carbonated Extraction system (HCE) or buffering system which uses considerably less water than steam cleaning, leaving amazingly clean carpets in a matter of hours instead of days.

HCE works by generating millions of tiny effervescent bubbles which penetrate through the fibre to the carpet backing, dissolving dirt, stains and acting as propellants which lift dirt to the surface ready for removal.

During the cleaning process Chem-Dry uses a proprietary cleaning solution called The Natural, a non-toxic solution which is safe enough to drink. Once the Natural has lifted dirt to the surface it is removed using a high performance suction unit or a super absorbent rotating pad.

How Chem-Dry Compares

Area Rug Service - A Cleaner, Drier Way.Unlike the Chem-Dry process, steam cleaning frequently uses high pressure that forces water down through the carpet backing straight to the pad. This leads to buckets of water that can be left behind trapping soapy, dirt-attracting residue deeply embedded in your carpet, creating the risk of reappearing spots and potential breeding ground for mould and bacteria.

Rugs cleaned the Chem-Dry way are left spotless and dry within only 1-2 hours, not the 1-2 days you may have experienced with steam cleaning. Our secret is that we use the power of effervescent, carbonating cleaning solutions that are so effective that they only require the use of approximately one-fifth to one-tenth of the moisture that steam cleaners use.

Because of the power of crystal clear carbonating bubbles we have no need to use soaps, detergents, or harsh chemicals to accomplish great cleaning results.

Specializing in Persian Rugs - Protecting your investment with our unique Protection.

At Chem-Dry, we recognize the substantial investment you have made in your Persian Rugs and want to enhance your investment and ensure a longer carpet life.

Chem-Dry laboratory testing has shown that factory-applied carpet protection wears off with approximately 2½ to 3 years of average to heavy use, or after 250 vacuumings.

Chem-Dry Protectant provides a level of stain protection even more stain and soil resistant than original factory protection.

With Chem-Dry Protectant and regularly scheduled cleanings, you'll never have to worry about spots and stains again.



  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution.
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution.
  • Safe, non-toxic.
  • Resists re-soiling.
  • Low water quantity.
  • Low pressure application.
  • Short drying time.



  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution.
  • High pH cleaning solution.
  • Chemicals, surfactants, soaps.
  • Encourages re-soiling.
  • High water quantity.
  • High pressure application.
  • Long drying times.

A Healthier Home

Generally it is assumed that the best way to clean is to "soak" carpets and "suck" the water back out, the method commonly known as steam cleaning. But this soggy approach may have some serious drawbacks. Steam cleaning can dump buckets of water on your carpet and pad. When left behind, this water can create a breeding ground for mould and bacteria in just hours. It can also leave behind chemicals and soapy, dirt-attracting residue. That is why Chem-Dry's low moisture process is healthier.

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