Learn why Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is more effective than steam cleaning

Compare the Difference

If you’ve ever smelled musty, moist carpets, stepped on wet carpets, or waited 1-2 days for your carpets to dry, you may have questioned steam cleaning methods. With CJ’s Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in Anoka and Hennepin County, MN, our unique, effective carpet cleaning uses 80% less water than steam cleaners. This means your carpets only take a few hours to dry, and it eliminates potential mold growth underneath your carpet.

We use Chem-Dry’s unique Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) cleaning method that covers 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. Then, they’re easily extracted and cleaned away using our high-tech cleaning equipment.

Watch the short video above to learn more about our process in comparison to steam cleaning!

With our unique carpet cleaning method, we’re able to use less water than steam cleaners. That’s why CJ’s Chem-Dry is the trusted carpet cleaner in Anoka and Hennepin County, MN

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Why Steam Cleaning is Less Effective

Steam cleaners in Anoka County and Hennepin County​ have a different, less effective approach to cleaning carpets in comparison to Chem-Dry’s cleaning process. Steam cleaning machines work by releasing buckets of full of hot, soapy water on to your carpet. In a perfect world, all that water and soap would get sucked back up by the machine. However, this is not the case! This method of carpet cleaning leaves behind a sticky residue that attracts dirt, and it can cause mold and bacteria to grow underneath your carpet.

While steam cleaning makes your carpets look clean for a short time period, the soap residue that gets left behind can cause them to get dirty quickly. So, you’ll have to call carpet cleaners in Anoka and Hennepin County, MN again to get the same stains out!

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry's Carbonated Cleaning Method

  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution
  • Resists resoiling (stains don’t reappear!)
  • Low water usage
  • Low pressure application
  • Short drying time (1-2 hours)
  • Green solutions and cleaning method

Steam Cleaning

  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution
  • High pH cleaning solution
  • Encourages resoiling (causes reappearing stains)
  • Excessive water usage
  • High pressure application
  • Long drying times (1-2 days)
  • Harsh chemicals

“CJ’s Chem-Dry is the best carpet cleaner I’ve had in Minnesota, Jim spent 3 hours on our carpets, starting at 6pm. Very thorough, professional and very friendly. You can tell he takes pride in his family business and seek excellence in his work. I highly recommend them. I’ll certainly use them again. He also gave me great advice on what to do with spills. Thank you so much.”

Rebecca R.


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We provide industry-leading residential & commercial carpet & upholstery cleaning services in Anoka & Hennepin County, Minnesota, including: Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Blaine, Ramsey, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Edina, Bloomington, Eden Prarie & the surrounding areas.

CJ's Chem-Dry

Carpet, Upholstery, Rug & Tile Cleaning in Anoka and Hennepin County, Minnesota

2720 161st Ave NW, Andover, MN 55304

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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.