Learn what makes Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in Long Beach more effective than steam cleaning!

What Makes Us Different from Steam Cleaners in Long Beach?

Have you ever smelled musty, moist carpets, stepped on wet carpets, or waited 1-2 days for your carpets to dry after a carpet cleaning in Long Beach, CA? If this sounds like something you have experienced, then you may be questioning steam cleaning methods. Fortunately, the process that we use for carpet cleaning in Long Beach uses 80% less water than steam cleaners. This means your carpets only take a few hours to dry and it eliminates the risk for mold or mildew growth underneath your carpet.

We use Chem-Dry’s unique Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) cleaning method for healthier and more effective carpet cleaning in Long Beach. Our process uses millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles that bring dirt and grime buried in the fibers of your carpet to the surface. From there, the contaminants are extracted with our high-tech cleaning equipment.

Watch the video to learn more about our process!

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We offer superior carpet cleaning in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and the surrounding area. We also offer tile, upholstery, rug, wood, and other cleaning services.

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Why Steam Cleaning is Less Effective

Steam cleaners and other carpet cleaners in Long Beach have a less effective approach to cleaning carpets compared to our HCE cleaning process. Steam cleaning machines work by releasing buckets of hot, soapy water on to your carpet. Ideally, all that water and soap would get extracted by the machine. Unfortunately, this is not the case!

Besides leaving a large amount of water in your carpet, steam cleaning also leaves behind dirt-attracting residue that makes your carpet get dirty faster. This means that you’ll have to call another carpet cleaner in Long Beach to get the same stains out again!

The Real Difference Between Steam Cleaning and Chem-Dry Cleaning

Chem-Dry’s HCE Cleaning Process

  • 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

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

“We had our living room, bedroom, and stairs cleaned. Josh did a great job, and he was very fast. Everything looks great, and the stairs have never been cleaner. Very friendly service and very reasonable prices. We’ll definitely be using him again.”

Derek R.

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(562) 437-7000


We provide industry-leading residential & commercial carpet & upholstery cleaning services to all of Long Beach, California, including: Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill & the surrounding areas.

Chem-Dry of Long Beach

Carpet, Upholstery, Rug, & Tile Cleaning in Long Beach, CA

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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.