How Hot Carbonating Extraction Works

Jun 9, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning

Chem-dry technician cleaning carpet with HCE powerhead

If you think steam cleaning is the only option for carpet cleaning, think again! Chem-Dry of Rochester and The Finger Lakes uses innovative processes and solutions that clean your carpets and upholstery without excess water or harsh chemicals. This unique process is called Hot Carbonating Extraction or HCE for short. 

Understanding How Hot Carbonating Extraction Works

If you’ve ever used club soda to remove stains from your clothing, you’ve seen the power of carbonation in action. At Chem-Dry of Rochester, we’ve taken that power to a new level with Hot Carbonating Extraction.

During this process, millions of tiny bubbles penetrate and dissolve dirt and stains lingering on carpet fibers, propelling leftover dirt and oils to the surface. These contaminants can then be easily extracted from the carpet without having to flood it with water.

The magic of carbonation also eliminates the need for soapy formulas with harsh chemicals. Instead, we rely on a safe, non-toxic solution called The Natural®. This product works harder than many other chemical-based cleaning solutions on the market, but it is formulated with eco-friendly ingredients. Unlike products used in traditional steam cleaning, it does not leave behind residual detergents that can attract dirt and make your carpets dirty shortly after your appointment. 

Benefits of Carpet Cleaning with Hot Carbonating Extraction

At Chem-Dry, we know your carpets are a vital part of your home. You shouldn’t have to wait days to enjoy them after cleaning, nor should there ever be a question as to how clean they really are.

Our carpet cleaning process was built with these needs in mind. We’re proud to have designed an innovative solution that quickly and effectively rids your carpets of dirt and grime that has settled deep in your carpet. You’ll discover a multitude of benefits when you choose to take advantage of the proprietary HCE process utilized by our carpet cleaning professionals. Here are just a few you can look forward to.

Quick-Drying Results

With traditional steam cleaning, gallons of water are blasted deep into your carpets and backing. When the fibers and backing of your carpet are soaked with water for a significant amount of time, the area becomes a prime location for mold and mildew growth. This can significantly reduce your carpet’s lifespan and even potentially cause health problems for the most vulnerable residents of your home.

When you choose a carpet cleaner that uses HCE, you can enjoy a fast and efficient cleaning because HCE uses a fraction of the water required by traditional steam cleaning. HCE also saves you time. Your carpets will dry completely in just one or two hours, eliminating the risk of mold and mildew growth. 

Proven Effectiveness

When it comes to the effectiveness of our carpet cleaning process, we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Instead, we’ll point you to the results of a study conducted by an independent laboratory.

This study confirmed that our HCE process eliminates 98% of non-living allergens* from carpets and upholstery. With statistics like these, it’s easy to have confidence you’re doing a good thing for your home when you choose Chem-Dry.

A Longer-Lasting Clean

When soap or detergent is used on your carpet, it can be difficult to remove the residual film these products leave behind. While they may help make your carpet cleaner in the short term, they also contribute to the return of dirt and grime by acting as a magnet for contaminating particles. As a result, you may notice you need to clean your carpet more frequently when you utilize traditional steam cleaning processes.

In contrast, Chem-Dry focuses on extending the life and beauty of your carpet through the Hot Carbonating Extraction process. We even offer additional protectants that can be applied to your carpet during cleaning to further repel stains and keep your carpet looking its best for longer.

Are you ready to learn more about our innovative carpet cleaning process? Call (585) 458-5797 or schedule an appointment online to experience the difference that Hot Carbonating Extraction can make in your home. 



*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Figures are an average across multiple homes.