Hot Carbonating Extraction: The Key to Cleaner Carpets

Jun 18, 2024 | Carpet Cleaning

Chem-Dry technician using power head to clean carpets in Petaluma

If you’re looking for the best carpet cleaners in Petaluma, it’s important to find a company trusted by the community and experienced with all types of carpets. You should also understand their cleaning process to ensure your carpets receive the best care, as they are an essential part of your home.

Whether you have babies or toddlers playing on the floor or you’re concerned about the health and safety of your pets, it’s crucial to consider the cleaning formulas and methods a professional team uses to clean your carpets.


How Our Carpet Cleaning Process Was First Developed

At On The Spot Chem-Dry, we proudly stand out from the competition thanks to our proprietary cleaning process, Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE). HCE was originally developed by our founder, Robert Harris, over four decades ago.

Harris sought a better carpet cleaning method than the conventional steam cleaning of the time. He discovered that the power of carbonation could effectively lift dirt and grime from carpets, leading to the creation and perfection of the HCE process used by Chem-Dry technicians today. We’re proud to continue this legacy at On The Spot Chem-Dry and bring our solutions to carpet cleaning in Petaluma.


How Our Professional Carpet Cleaners Use HCE to Provide Outstanding Results

By using tiny carbonated bubbles to dislodge compacted soil from carpet fibers, our HCE process avoids the problematic aspects of steam cleaning. For example, steam cleaning typically involves carpet shampoos or detergents that are difficult to rinse out. As a result, large volumes of water are used, leaving homeowners with soaking-wet carpets that can take days to dry. This moist environment promotes mold and mildew growth, and no one wants to avoid walking on wet carpets for days.

Steam cleaners often leave behind a sticky, soap-based residue that attracts dirt and grime, making carpets look dirty more quickly. This triggers a cycle of constant cleaning that prevents you from enjoying truly fresh carpets.

Instead of sudsy shampoos, our HCE process uses a carbonated cleaning solution called The Natural®. The Natural is free of harsh chemicals, soaps, detergents, and other problematic substances that could negatively impact your carpets and health. It’s formulated with gentle ingredients inspired by Mother Nature, making it a safe choice for families with children, pets, allergies, or sensitivities.

During our HCE process, The Natural works deep within your carpets. The millions of microscopic bubbles in the formula lift dirt and grime trapped in carpet fibers and near the backing to the surface. Then, our professional carpet cleaners use powerful extraction equipment to whisk away these contaminants and moisture. Our HCE cleaning method uses about 80% less water than steam cleaning, allowing you to enjoy clean, dry carpets within hours, not days.


Choose Our Professional Carpet Cleaners 

Thanks to our HCE process, you can look forward to deeply cleaned carpets that stay fresh longer. This means less wear and tear on your carpets, extending their lifespan and ensuring they serve your family for years to come. Plus, you save money and time with longer intervals between appointments.

You can also count on our professional carpet cleaners in Petaluma to use the HCE process to remove some of the toughest spills and spots. If you’re dealing with particularly stubborn stains or pet accidents, we offer a Specialty Stain Removal Service and Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®) to tackle virtually any kind of stain in your carpets.


Start benefiting from our innovative carpet cleaning process today! Simply reach out to our Petaluma carpet cleaning team at 707-795-3209 to book an appointment!

Our Services:

- Carpet Cleaning
- Upholstery Cleaning
- Area Rug Cleaning
- Pet Urine Odor Removal
- Wood Floor Cleaning
- Commercial Cleaning

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Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-795-3209

Text: 415-584-9000


Service Area:

Serving all of Sonoma County, including: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Cotati, Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, and the surrounding areas.

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CLOSED for Memorial Day

*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of the Chem-Dry HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Figures are an average across multiple tests.