Adventure is out there. How about adopting a rescue dog or cat? No worries, below we’ve got some tips to make adopting a new pet a huge success! Read the tips below and when you and you’re family is ready, visit Best Friends Animal Society to find a shelter in your area.
Chem-Dry is proud to partner with Best Friends Animal Society with a new program called Cleaning for the PAWS. This program supports Best Friends in their efforts to find homes for all rescue pets in shelters across the United States.
Learn about our efforts and how you can help: Chemdrycares.com
Our pets are loved and a part of our families. They bring companionship and joy to our lives. However, much like other members in the family, they can have accidents. We need to deal with those accidents, making it a challenge sometimes keeping your home clean, healthy and safe. That’s why Chem-Dry developed the revolutionary cleaning process called P.U.R.T.® (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Our technicians use a special UV light, to identify pet accidents in your home and effectively eliminate the odors, stains and bacteria caused by pet urine from carpets, rugs and upholstery using our P.U.R.T.® process.
An independent lab found that our P.U.R.T.® removes 99.9% of pet urine odors from carpets. When used with a sanitizer, it removes 99.2% of the bacteria from pet urine in carpets.* At Chem-Dry, our goal is to provide you with a clean and healthy home for your entire family. P.U.R.T.® and our other Healthy Home cleaning products are safe and non-toxic for kids and pets. We clean for your health like no one else.
Watch this fun and engaging video to learn how P.U.R.T.® works. Call us today at 602-CHEMDRY or 602-243-6379 to schedule your FREE evaluation and estimate.
Coming home after a long day at work or away from your dog is one of the best parts of having a pet. As soon as you go in the door and there’s a furry, happy friend waiting there to greet you. You look forward to getting home, greeting your best friend and taking off your shoes. But without your shoes on and stepping in something wet…not so much.
Whether you have an old dog that refuses to learn new tricks or you’re potty-training your brand new puppy, pet accidents can happen. Check out this infographic and learn how to combat pet accidents and odors before they damage your floors and your day. For more serious incidents call Dr. Chem-Dry and schedule your pet urine removal service.
Pets are definitely part of the family. They play such an important and meaningful role in your lives, especially that of your kids. They can provide families with company and loyal friendship at home as well as teach kids responsibility. The positive impact is undeniable that pets can have. Take a look at the many different ways that pets make our lives better.
Enjoy our latest infographic below to learn about how our pets enrich our lives.
Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning is dedicated to helping families maintain a happy, healthy home. That commitment extends to all family members, including pets. Dr. Chem-Dry is proud to offer an array of superior cleaning services – including our revolutionary Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) – that help pet owners maintain a safe, clean and healthy home for them, their kids and their pets.
As an extension to this commitment, Dr. Chem-Dry is raising funds for Best Friends Animal Society® to encourage pet adoption and support no-kill animal shelters across the country. See below how you can help.
More than 9,000 cats and dogs are killed every day in shelters around the United States. This is a sad reality but can be overcome by helping people adopt pets and by implementing spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of animals entering shelters.
Best Friends Animal Society has been building effective programs to save animals for over 30 years. Before they began, nearly 17 million animals were killed in shelters every year. Today, that number is down to about 4 million. Best Friends is committed to working hard every day until that number reaches zero.
Please join us in supporting this worthy and important cause. Your donations go directly to Best Friends Animal Society® and their SaveThem All® network of over 1,500 no-kill shelters across the country.
Dr. Chem-Dry’s industry-leading carpet cleaning processes is designed to provide families with a healthier home and live happier. For first-time pet adopters, one major roadblock can be the fear of pet urine odors & stains in the home. A national consumer research study done recently, found that 80% of people that own pets, have experienced pet urine accidents in their homes. When using Dr. Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T) along with our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process, it delivers a deep, long-lasting clean for carpets and can eliminate odors, bacteria and stains that come from pet accidents.
To learn more about Best Friends and their Save Them All® network, visit www.bestfriends.org.
We all would do anything for our pets. Americans in particular have a love for dogs. These family members bring tons of fun into our lives and homes every day. We snuggle with them in our home, take them for walks at the park, and play frisbee with them outside. They are mans best friend.
Our cuddly little family members need regular grooming and bathing along with health check-ups to stay healthy and happy just like us. If we don’t do this, our pets can become the source of unpleasant odors and unhealthy elements in the home. Vacuuming your carpet and upholstery regularly helps. Periodic deeper cleanings by a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner can be very effective at removing unwanted odors from your pets in your home.
However, in order to keep them out, you sometimes have to treat the source: your dog.
Here are some insights on how to combat the odors come from our furry friends. Hopefully these tips will also help your beloved pet be a healthier and happier family member.
Some things in life are inevitable. Death, taxes, your pets making a mess on your carpet. No matter how well you train your dog, it’s only a matter of time before an accident happens. And when it does happen, you need to be ready.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we know how to keep your carpets neat, clean, and accident-free. Here’s how you can protect your carpet from the most awkward pet messes.
Pets and carpets can be a tricky combination. They add comfort and warmth to your life, but one of them can turn the other one into an awful mess if you aren’t careful. No matter how well-trained your precious pet may be, they’re bound to make an accident at some point on your carpet.
We know how to remove pet odors at Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning. Here’s a few tips you can keep in mind to help you get your carpets smelling oh-so-fresh again when they end up catching a bad case of pet odors.
Every pet owner knows that adding an animal friend to your life can bring you a lot of love and companionship. It can also bring you a lot of messes to clean up. No matter how well you train your pets, it’s only a matter of time before an accident happens. Pet stains can be hard to clean, they can warp your floors and leave a bad odor in your home. You might think if you have stone floors that you won’t have to worry about the corrosive effects of pet urine, but you’d be wrong.
If you can think of a stain, we’ve cleaned it. At Dr. Chem-Dry, we have years of experience working with home and business owners to keep their places clean and tidy. We’ve seen firsthand just how damaging pet stains can be on carpet and stone flooring. Here are some things that all pet owners with stone flooring should keep in mind.
A stain on your carpet can be a stain on your whole day. One moment you had a pristine, beautiful carpet; now you’ve got an unsightly eyesore spreading itself across your floor. The good news about most stains is that if you clean them up immediately, your carpet will be back to looking as good as it was before the stain happened.
Our cleaners at Dr. Chem-Dry have cleaned every kind of carpet stain imaginable, leaving them looking as good as new. Here are five of the most common carpet stains we’ve encountered, along with ways you can clean them up before they make themselves at home.
Few things will wake you up better than coffee; few things will make you wish you were still asleep like a coffee stain on your carpet. If you spill your cup of joe, the first thing to do is carefully blot the area with a clean white cloth. Blot the stain from the outside of it to the inside to avoid spreading the stain around. Mix some club soda or seltzer water with one cup of lukewarm water. Sponge the area with this mixture and then blot it again with a white cloth. Repeat these steps a few times with gentle scrubbing, because you don’t want to damage your carpet fibers. Then sponge it one final time using clean water and then blot it dry. The quicker you get to the stain, the better and if it doesn’t all come out, don’t worry! Just call Dr. Chem-Dry.
Once a paint stain dries, it can be very difficult to remove. Act fast right after it happens, though, and your carpet will be fine. It all depends on what kind of paint you’re using. If it’s water-based, simply blot the stain with a wet paper towel. Do NOT scrub the stain!
For latex-based paints, start by blotting out the stain with a paper towel. Like the water-based paint stain, be sure not to scrub the stain with the towel; scrubbing will just push the paint further down into the carpet. Once you’ve removed as much of the wet latex paint as possible, use lukewarm water to remove as much as possible. Using the water, clean the stain by gently blotting it from the outside of it until you hit its center.
For oil-based paints, you can use the same process you’d use to clean a water-based paint stain. It’s important to note, however, that you should do this as quickly as possible. Oil paint stains are the hardest to remove once they are dry, so spare yourself the headache by cleaning it up while it’s still wet.
Related: How to Remove Paint From Your Carpet
Research shows that a glass of red wine a day can be good for your heart; common sense says that a spilled glass of red wine is bad for your carpet. Before the wine has a chance to dry, you need to blot the stain with a clean white cloth. Make sure to alternate what part of the cloth you’re using so you’re always blotting the stain with a fresh surface. Pour a small amount of water onto the stain and continue blotting it. The water will help dilute the wine, making it easier to blot. Add more water as necessary and continue this process until you’ve gotten as much of the stain out as possible. Now you’ll need to make a paste with a 3 to 1 ratio of baking soda to water. Put this baking soda paste directly on the stain and let it dry. Once the paste is dry, vacuum it up.
If the stain remains after you’ve removed the paste, no problem! We can help. We have a Professional Strength World Famous Spot Remover that you can purchase from us or at Home Dry. This product can remove most red stains, including red wine and Kool-Aid.
Whether it’s a bloody nose or a mishap on your cutting board, sometimes blood can get on your carpet. Unless you want your home to look like a crime scene, you’ll want to clean it up as soon as possible: dried blood is very hard to remove. Blot the affected area with a clean white towel. As you blot the area, lift the towel up to pick up as much wet blood as possible. Make sure that you do NOT rub the stain, as this will just spread the blood onto more carpet fibers.
Spray the area with cold water and let it sit for a few minutes. Never use warm or hot water! That can make the blood stain a permanent part of your carpet. Continue wetting and blotting the stain until it’s gone. If the stain persists, treat it with a salt paste. Make the paste by mixing salt in a bowl of cold water. Mix the water and salt together until you produce a thin paste. Pour a little of the paste over the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Blot the paste with a clean towel.
If the stain is STILL there, repeat the salt paste method a few more times. You can then treat the stain with diluted liquid detergent. Stir 1-2 teaspoons of liquid detergent (don’t use anything that contains bleach or lanolin) into a cup of cold water, then soak a towel in that solution and apply it to the stained area. Speed up the drying process by using a fan. Once the carpet is dry, vacuum the area to restore the carpet fibers back to their original shape.
No matter how well you train your pets, accidents can happen. No need to rub their face in it, though: pet stains can be removed quickly and definitively if you act fast. The first thing to do is soak up as much of the urine as possible by using thick layers of paper or cotton towels. Once you’ve laid down an absorbing layer on the stain, stand on that padding for about a minute. Remove the padding to check out the stain and then repeat this process until the area is barely damp. Follow this by rinsing out the stain with clean, cool water. After you’ve rinsed it, remove any remaining water by either blotting it with a towel or using a wet vac.
One thing you need to do every time you clean a pet stain is to deodorize the stain. The scent of the urine will inspire your pet to come back to that spot and have another accident, so you’ll want to make sure there’s absolutely no odor left when you’ve finished cleaning the stain. We have a Pet Odor Remover that is professional strength that can be used for these type of accidents in-between professional cleanings. Just call us for more information. Home Depot also sells the consumer strength version of our Pet Odor Remover, that can be used after removing as much of the urine as possible.
Got a stain that you can’t get out? Need some help getting your carpet back to looking as good as it should? Give Dr. Chem-Dry a call at 602-243-6379.