Earth Day Blog Post | Crystal Chem-Dry Long Island
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While Earth Day is celebrating its 48th anniversary on April 22, 2018, we at Chem-Dry are not far behind as we’re celebrating our 41st year as an innovator in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry. During our history, Chem-Dry has led the carpet cleaning industry with green certified solutions and more environmentally friendly cleaning processes that deliver superior, healthier results!

Let’s talk a little bit more about our process and why Chem-Dry is healthier for the environment and healthier for your home.

Most carpet cleaners use a traditional steam cleaning process, which drives gallons of soapy water at high pressure into carpets and then attempts to suck up as much of that dirty soapy water as they can. This process leaves a sticky, dirt-attracting residue on carpets that makes them get dirtier faster after cleaning and plus, the excessive amount of water means the carpet takes much longer to dry and often soaks through to the backing of the carpet, creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Essentially, the more water you put into carpet, the longer it takes to dry and the more likely the carpet is to have unhealthy things grow in and under it!

On the other hand, Chem-Dry uses a proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning method and a primary cleaning solution that’s green certified, called The Natural®.

Only Chem-Dry uses The Natural

The Natural is safe, non-toxic, and green product for people and pets. It doesn’t contain any soaps or detergents and therefore doesn’t leave behind any dirt-attracting residue. On top of that, our process relies on the natural cleaning power of carbonation instead of high pressure water, so we use about one-fifth the amount of water that typical steam cleaning does.


Being the largest carpet cleaning service not only in the U.S. and Canada but around the world (in over 50 countries), using Chem-Dry instead of traditional steam cleaning saves A LOT of water.

Here are some interesting statistics we've collected. With water saved by using the Chem-Dry green solution and HCE process instead of typical steam cleaning, you could:

1. Fill 10 average-sized pools with water every day or 3,400 pools per year.

2. Save 42 million toilet flushes per year. 

3. Provide enough water for 169,000 people per day or 52.3 million people each year. 

What this boils down to is that using Chem-Dry’s HCE process rather than typical steam cleaning to clean carpets saves approximately 20 gallons of water per cleaning across the 11,000 cleanings we do each day worldwide. That comes out to an estimated:

  • 220,000 gallons a day

  • 1.3 Million gallons a week

  • Over 68 Million gallons a year

At Chem-Dry we care about our planet. We are dedicated to using the most green and environmentally-safe products when it comes to cleaning your carpet and upholstery! Click Here to check out our green carpet cleaning reviews!