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The world's leading carpet & upholstery cleaner.

The world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaner. Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.

McHugh's Chem-Dry

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Chem-Dry removes 90% of allergens from carpets and 89% of airborne bacteria, click to learn more
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  • York, Hanover, Shrewsbury, Glen Rock, New Freedom, Jacobus, Dallastown Red Lion, Stewartstown,

Green Carpet Cleaning

Trust Chem-Dry for a Cleaner Drier Cleaning Over 25 Years Experience

Perpetual Excellence Award Recipient , 20 Year Service Award


Dover 17315

Felton 17322

Fawn Grove 17321

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Seven Valleys 17360

Spring Grove 17362

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McHugh's Chem-Dry » About » Why Chem-Dry?

Why Chem-Dry?

Why Chem-Dry?

The Natural is safe and non-toxic

Not steam cleaning! We are much better, Dry in less than 2 hours, using the best equiptment which holds the gold seal in cleaning. We are proud to say that the normal steam cleaning methods are a thing of the past, much healthier for the environment, your homes, and family.  

This process extracts the carpets with a truckmounted system and does not leave squishy wet carpets. We offer a 30 day customer satisfaction guarantee incase of reappearing spots. We stand behind our work.

Chem-Dry is the world's leader for carpet and upholstery cleaning services, cleaning an estimated one billion square feet of carpet each year! What makes Chem-Dry the world's favorite carpet and upholstery cleaning service is our patented hot water extraction with the power of carbonation, exceptional customer service, and our ongoing research in cleaning technology.

By using Chem-Dry, you will have a drier, cleaner, and healthier home.

Carpet manufacturers require routine professional carpet cleaning to maintain warranty compliance. 

Compare the Difference 

Moisture left after steam cleaning.
  Water Left after Wand

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 See the difference between Wand Cleaning and Chem-Dry  

Chem-Dry's patented Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure applicator that applies millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles into your carpet, then with the power of carbonation lifting the dirt and grime to the surface to be extracted and swept away forever. This process leaves your carpet in a drier and cleaner state, more than steam cleaning accomplishes.

Unlike the Chem-Dry process, steam cleaning frequently uses high pressure that forces water down through the carpet backing straight to the pad. This leads to buckets of water that can be left behind trapping soapy, dirt-attracting residue deeply imbedded in your carpet, creating the risk of reappearing spots and a potential breeding ground for mold and bacteria.

Chem-Dry Carbonation VS. Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry PowerHead                        Steam Cleaning
  Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)                          Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)


  • (US) Carbonating, active cleaning solution    
  • (Them) Flat, inactive cleaning solution      

  • (US) Neutral pH cleaning solution                
  • (Them) High pH cleaning solution   

  • (US) Safe, non-toxic                                   
  • (Them) Chemicals, surfactants, soaps

  • (US) Resists resoiling                                  
  • (Them) Encourages resoiling  

  • (US) Low water quantiy                              
  • (Them) High water quantity

  • (US) Low pressure application                    
  • (Them) High pressure application

  • (US) Short drying time                                 
  • (Them) Long drying times = wet carpets and socks


This equiptment holds the coveted gold seal from the Carpet and Rug Institute, our cleaning is endorsed by the major carpet mills click the link below to see the letters.

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Master Technician Circle Of Excellence pink ribbon

*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using Chem-Dry's Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Airborne bacteria results includes use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes.

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