Carbonated Carpet Cleaning: How Does it Work?

Have you ever spilled a drink on your clothing and used club soda or seltzer water to remove the stain? It works great, doesn’t it? Have you ever wondered why?

Club soda or seltzer water works so well at removing liquid stains and dirt from fabric due to the minerals, low pH levels and, of course, carbonation. The carbonated bubbles within club soda literally help to “lift” the stain out of the fabric and fibers.

The principles of cleaning with carbonation don’t only apply to removing stains from your clothing. You can also remove stains and dirt from carpet using carbonation.

The traditional method for cleaning carpets is known as steam cleaning. Steam cleaning can be done by either a professional service or by renting a carpet cleaning machine at your local hardware store or grocery store.

The steam cleaning process involves saturating the carpet in extremely hot water that’s filled with soap and other chemicals and then using a machine to suck all of the soap and water out of the carpet along with whatever dirt or stains were present in the carpet.

While steam cleaning is the most popular method of carpet cleaning, it isn’t the best for the quality of your carpet. This is because steam cleaning uses too much water, so much that it is almost impossible for the technician or the rental machine to remove it all from the carpet. Wet carpet can breed bacteria, mold and other allergens harmful to both your carpet and you.

Even worse is when soap is left behind in the carpet. Wet, soapy carpet will naturally act as a magnet to any dirt or contaminants around the area and will likely create further soiling and wear and tear within the carpet fiber.

Wet and soapy carpet is not an issue for Waukesha carpet cleaning services that use carbonated methods instead of steam cleaning because the carbonated cleaning solutions require 80% less water than steam cleaners and no soap whatsoever.

Not only are carpets cleaned with carbonation less likely to lead to mold growth or further soiling, but they will also dry much, much faster than steam cleaned carpets. Cleaning with carbonation is known to result in dry carpets within 1-2 hours instead of 24 hours or more. That means much less time for you to feel free and comfortable to move about in your home again.

Champion Chem-Dry in Brookfield provides green-certified, carbonated carpet cleaning with superior results.  Their process is drier, cleaner and healthier than steam cleaning and has received the Platinum Seal of Approval from The Carpet & Rug Institute.

Champion Chem-Dry serves Waukesha and Milwaukee counties, including Delafield, New Berlin,  Muskego, Menomonee Falls, Elm Grove and surrounding WI neighborhoods. To schedule a carpet cleaning appointment or to learn more about their hot carbonating extraction process and natural methods, call (414) 545-7900 or visit for more information.

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