Up to 80% of the dirt and dust that is being brought into your home can end up in your upholstery and furniture.
Dr. Chem-Dry gives you a proprietary upholstery cleaning service that prolongs the life of your furniture is green certified, safe and healthy for kids and pets.
Dr. Chem-Dry’s proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction Process along with our main cleaning solution, The Natural, is a Green Certified, safe & non-toxic solution for your upholstery. Our process removes 98% of allergens from upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria when a sanitizer is added. Dr. Chem-Dry is the Healthy Home Authority in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale and surrounding cities.
Watch this video to learn how our Hot Carbonating Extraction process works.
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.
“Tough as leather” is a popular saying for a reason. It’s one of the toughest and most resilient forms of upholstery out there! It can take a licking and keep on ticking in ways that many other types of upholstery just can’t handle. Unfortunately leather does have one major weakness: The Sun.
Sunlight and heat are kryptonite for leather. At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we know what it takes to keep your leather strong and stable for years to come. Keep these two rules in mind to protect your leather from the summer’s dry heat.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Few things will ruin your leather upholstery faster than constant exposure to direct sunlight. Sunlight will cause your leather to fade over time; It can also damage it by aging and cracking the leather.When you’re arranging your furniture, try and keep your leather furniture pieces away from the sun. Don’t place them directly underneath or right in front of windows.
If you can’t avoid placing your leather pieces in sunlight, you can protect them by getting window treatments. Curtains, drapes, shutters: Anything that can completely block out sunlight will do wonders for your leather. You can also get motorized window treatments equipped with sun sensors: These treatments will automatically adjust themselves as the light changes throughout the day.
If you don’t want to keep your windows blocked off with curtains or shutters, you can also get reflective window film. These are adhered directly onto the glass and help reduce the amount of light pouring in through your windows. You can also throw a blanket or slipcover over your upholstery when you aren’t using it. These sheets will shield the leather from the harsh effects of the sun’s rays.
Keep It From Drying Up
Aside from fading, one of the other hazards that the sun poses for leather is that it can cause it to dry up. Leathers are full of natural oils whose moisture can get evaporated by the heat. When that moisture dries up, it will cause the leather to stiffen and crack.
Keeping your leather out of sunlight isn’t enough to guarantee that this won’t happen to your upholstery. The best way to keep it from drying up is to have your leather cleaned 3 to 4 times a year. Cleaning leather with the proper products will make it so that your leather’s oils stay moist and revitalized. Just be careful with what you use to clean your leather: Leather is a very porous material, and if it soaks up the wrong kind of chemicals it could end up doing more damage to your leather than the sun would.
Bringing home a new bundle of joy can be a nerve-wracking experience. Not only do you have to care for this tiny, delicate human, you’ve got to make sure that your home doesn’t hurt them… and that they don’t hurt your home. Kids can do a number on your furniture and flooring. “Baby-proof” your home by getting the right kind of upholstery.
At Dr. Chem-Dry, we know which kinds of upholstery are tough enough to take whatever your newborns and young children can dish out. Adding a new member to your family? If so, consider picking one of these three upholsteries.
Leather or fabric: Which is the fairest fabric in the land? They both have outstanding qualities and can liven up your home. But which one is right for you?
We have years of experience working with upholstery at Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning. We’ve seen firsthand the positive and negative characteristics of fabric and leather. If you’re wondering which one is right for, check out these pros and cons. Leather vs. Fabric upholstery: Who will win?