Dr. Chem-Dry is able to clean carpets and upholstery thoroughly using less water than other cleaning solutions and no harmful chemicals. A huge part of why this is possible is our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process that uses 80% less water than a typical steam cleaner. Rather than using regular carpet and steam cleaning techniques — which involve pumping tons of water and soap into your carpet — Dr. Chem-Dry’s process uses the power of carbonation — millions of tiny little bubbles are applied to loosen and lift the dirt to the surface so that it can be easily removed using powerful extraction equipment.
Other carpet cleaning methods that use high pressure can cause dirt to get inadvertently trapped at the base of the carpet fibers, Dr. Chem-Dry’s method more effectively frees up dirt which can then be extracted with our carpet cleaning truck mounts. The HCE process has been tested and found to remove 98% of allergens from your carpet, and 89% of airborne bacteria when adding a sanitizer. What’s more, it accomplishes this with all-natural ingredients.
If you have pets, Dr. Chem-Dry’s Pet Urine Removal Treatment along with our Hot Carbonating Extraction process means that Dr. Chem-Dry is the best carpet cleaner for pet urine and the stains and odors associated with pet accidents. It is reassuring to know that Chem-Dry can provide a thorough clean that is safe and non-toxic since owning pets such as dogs and cats can often mean cleaning carpets regularly. Using less water than traditional methods means your carpet can be dry and ready to walk on in just a couple of hours.
Dr. Chem-Dry is not only the best carpet cleaner for pet urine and stains, but one of the only carpet cleaning services that is truly dedicated to safe and non-toxic green solutions that actually clean. Whether you need to clean your carpet, upholstery, stone or tile and grout, call Dr. Chem-Dry today.
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.
Blood can be one of the trickiest stains to remove. Even a single drop of it on your carpets, grout or wood floors could get absorbed and linger there for months, a dark crimson stain on your otherwise beautiful home. Luckily there are cleaning methods you can do at home that can brush the blood away. All it takes is persistence and some good old fashioned elbow grease.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, our cleaners are magicians who can make stains disappear with a snap of their fingers. There’s no stain, blood or otherwise, that we can’t clean. If you’ve got a blood stain in your home, try one of these methods for cleaning it up. And if you follow our instructions and the blood won’t go away, give us a call: We’d be happy to make our magic happen for you.
It can happen to the best of us. You get some beautiful carpet put in, and for years it serves you well. Then one day you notice something is amiss: Where once there was a full carpet there are now bald patches of missing fibers! What could have caused this? And how could it have been prevented?
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning we know how unwelcome a development this can be. Are you wondering how you can tell if your carpet is balding? And what you can do about it? Read on as we address these pressing questions.
How often do you get your carpets cleaned? Odds are it’s probably not enough. Carpets need to be maintained on a regular basis to keep them looking good. They also need to be maintained to keep your home healthy.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we pride ourselves on our ability to turn any carpet into a good-as-new, pristine flooring dream. If you haven’t had a professional carpet cleaning done in awhile, don’t delay: Give us a call today! Here are some of the benefits that come with getting your carpet cleaned on a regular basis.
Carpets have got a lot going for them. They’re soft and comfortable. They look wonderful and can make any room look more lush and inviting. The downside to carpeting, though, is that it can trap allergens inside it which could make your allergies go haywire if you don’t clean your carpets.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we’re experts at cleaning your carpets and making them allergen-free. If you’re wondering why your carpets may be triggering your allergies, check out this list of the five most common allergens you can find on your carpets.
Sometimes it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve had carpet in your home for years and want to go with a different look. Perhaps you’re tired of having to clean your carpets? Or maybe it’s starting to affect your carpet: Carpet can trap dirt and allergens in its fibers that could be having a negative impact on your health. If any of these are true, you may want to consider switching your flooring over to tiles.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we think that carpets and tiles can both make a house look great. But if you’re thinking of trading in carpet for tile, we can help you with that. Here’s what you need to know about replacing carpet with tile.
Related: 7 Benefits of Tile Flooring At Home
What You’ll Need
Replacing carpet with tile is not a simple process. It will require a large variety of tools to get the job done. Here’s what you should have on your shopping list the next time you hit the hardware store:
- Razor knife
- Pry bar
- Tape Measure
- Undercut saw
- Tile saw
- Thin set mortar
- Power saw with diamond blade
- Notched trowel
- Grout float
- Back board
- 1 ½ inch drywall screws
- Screw gun
Removing Your Carpet
The first thing you’ll want to do is clear out all the furniture that’s on the carpet. Make sure that your work area doesn’t any obstructions. You’re going to be moving around a lot and don’t want to be tripping over anything. If you have pets, keep them in a separate room or crate them. At best they could be a distraction; at worst they could end up injuring themselves on your tools.
And to be on the safe side: Make sure you have a first aid kit. If you work slowly and carefully you shouldn’t injure yourself, but you will be working with sharp tools that could accidentally carve you up if your focus wavers.
The first step is to start cutting the carpet where the tile will meet the rest of the carpet. A good starting point is in the middle of a doorway. Use as straight an edge as possible to make the cut. If there’s any baseboard on or by the carpet you’ll want to remove that too. You can use the razor knife to chisel off the paint that’s on top of the baseboard. When the baseboard’s primed for removal, you can pull it off with a pry bar.
Once the baseboard’s been taken off you can get down to business. Remove the carpet by pulling it loose from the tack strip along the walls. Larger pieces of carpet can be carved up into smaller sizes so they’ll be easier to handle. Roll up the carpet and throw it off. You’re now ready to lay down some tile.
It’s time to put your measuring tape to good use. Measure the thickness of your tile and backer board. Add a ¼ inch to the thickness. Now you should measure up from the floor on both sides of the door jamb. Mark the spot by using the undercut saw to make the cut. You’ll then want to cut the door jamb, just enough that the tile and backer board will be able to slide under it.
Measure and cut your backer board. A diamond saw is the best tool for this job. Once it’s cut, you’ll be installing it with screws. After you finish with the backer boards you’ll lay down the pattern for the tiles. An easy way to do this is to mark the position of three tiles by tracing the outside of the tiles with a pencil. This will make it a lot easier to maintain the right spacing between tiles as you lay the pattern down. If you need to make space between the tiles for grout, you can purchase spacers that will make sure the gap between tiles is consistent throughout the entire floor.
Mix the thin set mortar. It should have the consistency of peanut butter or a really thick cake batter by the time you’ve finished mixing. Spread the thin set out with your notched trowel, then place your tile. Repeat this process until the entire floor is covered. Let it dry for 24 hours. Remove any grout spacers that you used while putting the tile down.
Once the mortar’s been dried you can start applying grout. Mix the grout and install it. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions as you do this to make sure you don’t make any mistake. You can remove excess grout by using a sponge. Let the grout dry for 24 hours. Congratulations: You now have a tile floor!
Thinking of switching out your carpet for tile? Maybe a good cleaning is all they need to look just right for your home! Give Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning a call at 602-243-6379.
It’s always best to clean stains as soon as they happen. But what happens when you miss a stain? Or inherit a carpet with a stain that’s a few years old? If you flip your couch cushions and find a coffee stain a crafty guest hid months ago, is it too late to get it cleaned? The answer is no: Just because a stain has overstayed its welcome for a long time doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it forever.
We’ve been cleaning stains old and new for years at Dr. Chem-Dry. We know that no matter how old or awful a stain looks, there’s still hope: With the right amount of elbow grease and the proper cleaning solutions you can kiss that ghastly old stain goodbye. Just follow these simple steps. And in case you got a stain that you can’t lick, give us a call and we’d be glad to help you get it out.
New carpet is a beautiful thing. It’s clean, its pile is still fluffy, and its colors are still crisp and bold. But give that carpet a bit of traffic, and it may start to lose its shiny new luster.
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep your carpet looking new, and it starts with prevention.
1. Use Doormats
The best way to maintain your carpet is to protect it from dirt, spills and stains. A good way to do this is to use mats at all doors to catch mud, water, dirt, and other substances that would soil your carpet. Use a stiff-bristled mat outside your door and a thinner, softer one inside to protect the carpet where it meets the doorframe.
2. Remove Your Shoes
Doormats are a good first defense, but to really preserve your carpet’s beauty, make a habit of removing your shoes at the door. This keeps the dirt, oil, mud, and other gunk that your shoes encounter on the streets from being tracked into the house and ground into the pile of your carpet.
3. Vacuum Regularly
Most people sweep their hard floors several times per week, and a carpet that gets the same amount of traffic should be treated no differently. High-traffic carpeted areas of your home or office should be vacuumed daily to remove dirt buildup. Low-traffic areas can usually be vacuumed only once per week.
4. Clean Spills Immediately
Unfortunately, spills are an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean set-in carpet stains have to be. Cut down on the number of unsightly spots on your carpet by tackling any spills as soon as they happen. Use clean, white cloths to soak up wet spills before applying a stain remover or cleaning solution to the area. For chunky spills, remove as much solid as possible before treating.
Related: Can Stain Removers Ruin My Carpet?
5. Blot, Don’t Rub
When cleaning a spill, most people’s reaction is to scrub at the spot. But scrubbing is actually the worst thing you can do to clean a spill — the back-and-forth motion grinds the stain deep into the fibers of your carpet and down to the padding below. Usually the spot disappears, but resurfaces later or the next time the carpet is dampened. Instead of scrubbing at a spill, blot it gently to absorb excess moisture before bringing out the stain remover.
6. Stay Out of the Sun
We all know that the sun’s UV rays can wreak havoc on our skin, but did you know that even your carpet is susceptible to sun damage? Your carpet can fade and break down over time if exposed to sun too often and for too long. This is especially true for synthetic fibers, which are a little less UV tolerant than natural materials. Keep your carpet looking brand new be closing the drapes before you leave each day.
7. Clean Periodically
Any carpet will need to be professionally cleaned periodically. High traffic areas usually need to be cleaned once every 6 months or so, while low traffic areas should be cleaned annually. Opt for a method that uses only a small amount of water to prevent the growth of mold or mildew, which drastically cut down on the life of your carpet.
Dr. Chem-Dry’s carbonated cleaning method uses only one-tenth the amount of water used by other steam cleaners or traditional carpet shampooers. The carbonated cleaning solution lifts even the most stubborn dirt and grime to the surface, leaving no sticky, dirt-attracting residues behind.
To learn more about our specially formulated cleaning system, or to claim your free quote, give Dr. Chem-Dry a call at 602-243-6379.