eco-friendly carpet cleaner in san francisco We know that the environment is on the mind of a lot of San Francisco residents. Everyone is striving to become more eco-friendly and reduce their impact on the environment and climate. That’s something that we care about deeply too at North American Chem-Dry. After all, we are a locally-owned company based right here in the Bay Area. We feel a great responsibility to protect our beautiful environment and ocean. We also want to do this in a way that is best for your family and your home. That’s why Chem-Dry works so hard to make sure that our carpet and upholstery cleaning processes and products are safe for your family and safe for the environment. From using a natural, non-toxic cleaner to conserving water, Chem-Dry is putting in every effort to ensure that we stay green. Here are some of the way that we are eco-friendly. 

We Use Less Water

Living in California, we know just how valuable of a resource water is and how we need to preserve it. Some carpet cleaning methods, such as steam cleaning, pump your carpets full of gallon and gallons of water to try and loosen and remove dirt particles in your carpets. Not only is this not as effective, but it also wastes a lot of water.

On the other hand, North American Chem-Drys Hot Carbonated Extraction method uses only about one-fifth the volume of water as traditional steam cleaning. Instead of relying on the volume and pressure of the water to release the dirt particles, the carbonated bubbles from The Natural™ gently agitate and lift the dirt and allergens away. This is effective at removing dirt and deep cleaning your carpets while keeping the amount of water used as low as possible. Regular carpet cleaning is necessary, but it isn’t necessary to waste tons of water to do it. 

Our Cleaning Solution is The Natural™ 

In the vast majority of our cleaning services (including carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning), we use our proprietary, non-toxic, natural carpet cleaning solution, The Natural™. That’s right, it’s literally called The Natural™ and it has been for years, before being environmentally-friendly and natural was trendy. That’s more than just a name we use, though. The Natural™ is a blend of completely natural ingredients, containing absolutely zero soaps, solvents, detergents, or enzymes that could contaminate the water table or harm the plants and wildlife around your home. Every ingredient in The Natural™ is on the FDA G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list (that means technically you could safely eat all of the ingredients, though we do not recommend it!), so you know it’s safe for your family and safe for the environment.

Instead of using harsh chemicals to clean your carpets, The Natural™ relies on the power of carbonation. That’s right—carbonation. It sounds strange, but housewives have been using the power of carbonated club soda to remove stains from clothing for decades. We just took it a step further with a lot of research to develop the most advanced carpet cleaning technology in the industry. During our hot carbonation extraction (HCE) process, The Natural™ releases millions of tiny bubbles into your carpet, which attach to and break apart the dirt particles that are clinging to the carpet fibers and float them up to the surface of your carpets. We then use specialized machines to extract the solution, dirt and all, from deep inside your carpet, leaving a fresh, clean room with no dangerous chemicals and no soapy residue. 


We know that there is more to being green than just saying the words and making the claims. In order to reassure customers that our services and products are environmentally safe, we follow rigorous standards to qualify for green certification. In addition to The Natural™, we use several other Green-Certified products, from our stain removers and carpet deodorizers to our proprietary P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) liquid. We don’t take our responsibility to take care of the environment lightly, and we are willing to put in the work to make sure we fulfill that duty by living up to green certified standards. 


Now that you understand what makes us an eco-friendly carpet cleaner, you’re ready to schedule your carpet cleaning appointment in San Francisco. Give us a call at (415) 751-3379.