Chem-Dry of NYC has been practicing eco-friendly cleaning for almost two decades, employing a process that features biodegradable chemicals to purify carpet and upholstery. Its carbonation technique and hot-water extraction combine to efficiently whisk dirt and grime from each fiber of carpet; the carbonated cleaner shakes dirt loose before it’s sucked away for good. The cleaners’ visit doesn’t leave any soapy residue behind to lure filth back, so carpets and chairs tend to stay clean, like the mouth of someone getting paid not to swear at family functions. Chem-Dry uses one-fifth the water of traditional steam cleaning, which both preserves natural resources and makes carpets dry within one to two hours. Additionally, the nontoxic compounds make the process safe for kids, pets, and allergy sufferers.