This question and variations of it make me laugh, but are a bit troublesome too. Truth told if you dont get it anywhere else, is this...
with the exeption of brand names and design differnces, the vans and equipment and the chemicals all do pretty much the same thing within varying degrees, yes there are gimmicks, and other worldly claims that some companies make, sure,...how much truth is behind them, well thats for you to decide. But I put it like this to you.. a drivers license allows you to drive a car.. but would you trust a first day teenager with a high end sports car?
No, because knowing how to operate a thing and being allowed to operate a thing doesnt mean that person can or will operate it well. Spend 2 minutes in a car on a freeway.. see my point?
And thats the biggest difference, who can and will do the job to best of their ablity, and who is going to just take your money and run. I am T.A.B. ; the owner, the man in van, and the one whose name you will run into the mud or sing the praises of depending on how hard I work for you. In essense I am married to every job I do, not just some employee with nothing to lose and a corperate skirt to hide under, if I fail in my responsibilty to you, I essantially fail myself.
Quick answer is YES.
AND Truth be told, EVERYBODY does.
but do to some clever legal verbal gymnastics some companies can and do make this claim, however in my option this claim is a lie, but I was raised with the firm understanding that omission of the truth or twisting and or manipulating the truth is still a lie . But unfortunately thats the world we live in. And Thats probably why I'm not a lawyer, I like to sleep easy at night.
If the chemicals and "residue" are of concern to you, and you really want to know the truth, I will be more than happy to explain how it all actually works should you call me to come for a quote.
Think of this.. would you wash you clothes without detergent? Probably not..how about dishes you just ate off of? again.. still no ....So why would you consider attempting to wash THEE single biggest collector dust, allergens, bactria, oil, dirt, mites and every other bit of gross in your life with just water? Especially when you consider ... how often do you clean your carpet? versus how often do you clean your dishes or clothes? Just a bit of food for thought.