Mold. It’s the bane of any carpet owner’s existence. Not only does it look unsightly and smell awful, it’s also dangerous: Breathing in mold spores can wreak havoc on your health! Getting rid of it can prove to be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we strongly recommend you give us a call if you’ve got mold growing on your carpet. Here’s a few things you can do to help take control of the situation if mold gets on your carpet.
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.
Trying to find the right carpet cleaning service can be an intimidating process, especially if you’ve never gotten your carpets done before. What kind of questions do you ask? What should you look out for? Who can you trust?
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we have years of experiencing working in our industry. We set a high standard for ourselves, and we believe that’s a standard that any service should be able to meet. Don’t settle for less than the very best! Here’s what you should look for in a professional carpet cleaning service.
Just because stone is tougher than wood flooring doesn’t mean that it does not need to be protected. Stone is a porous material that can get damaged pretty easily if you’re not careful.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we know what needs to be done to keep your stone floorings looking as good as new. Here are five ways to protect your stone floors. (more…)
If your house has carpet, there’s no getting around it: You’re going to have to get it cleaned. Carpet is among the most beautiful and comfortable of flooring options, but also one of the most high maintenance ones out there. If you want your carpet looking tip-top, you’ll need to get it cleaned regularly.
At Dr. Chem-Dry, we’ve seen what a huge difference a clean carpet can have in a home. Here are five signs that you need to have your carpet cleaned.
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.
When it comes to cleaning your carpets, you have a few different options. You can get it steam cleaned or use a carbonating cleaning method. Which begs the question: Which is the best option for your carpets?
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we’re familiar with many different methods of carpet cleaning. We know the pros and cons, the ins and outs, and the benefits and drawbacks of each method. Here is a short and sweet breakdown of how these two methods differ, and which of them we think is going to best serve your carpet.
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Steam cleaning is also known as hot water extraction cleaning. The method uses equipment that sprays heated water on the carpet. Sometimes the water has added cleaning chemicals mixed in it. The water gets simultaneously vacuumed up as it’s being sprayed, the vacuum sucking up any dirt lodged in the carpet. The hot water extracts dirt and debris in the carpet by jarring it loose and dissolving it with large volumes of water and high pressure.
The name “steam cleaning” is actually a bit of a misnomer. Actual steam isn’t being used to clean the carpet: The name refers to steam coming off of the equipment doing the hot water extraction. Actual steam making contact with your carpet could damage or shrink carpet fibers.
Hot Carbonating Extraction Cleaning
Hot carbonating extraction cleaning also uses hot water to extract dirt from your carpets, but takes a different approach. Rather than soak your carpets with carpet, carbonating cleaning uses a super heated, low-moisture process to clean your carpet with millions of microscopic bubbles. These bubbles explode dirt from deep within your carpet fibers when the carbonation releases, lifting up the dirt. High powered equipment is then used to extract all the dirt and moisture from the carpet. Learn more about the power of carbonation and see it in action.
Which One Is More Effective?
Hot carbonating extraction cleaning uses almost 80% less water than steam cleaning does. One of the risks of steam cleaning is that because it uses an excessive amount of water, it can sometimes soak all the way through to the carpet’s backing. When the backing gets wet, it can become a breeding ground for mildew and mold. Carbonating cleaning doesn’t have this problem.
Carbonating cleaning is also much faster. Because it takes less water, your carpets can dry up in just a few hours. When carpets are steam cleaned they can take 1-2 days to dry. Steam cleaning also can leave a soapy residue that causes your carpets to re attract dirt .
One final benefit of choosing carbonating over steam: Dr. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning doesn’t use detergents, soaps, or harsh cleaners. Steam cleaning often utilizes soaps and chemicals that can linger and affect your carpet long after the process is done.
For more information about our carpet cleaning services, give Dr. Chem-Dry a call at 602-243-6379.
Do you find yourself sneezing at home on a regular basis? Is your living room giving you a case of the sniffles? If it seems your allergies won’t give you any peace at home and you don’t know why, the answer to your problems could be underneath your feet.
At Dr. Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Cleaning, we know that cleaning your carpets can give your home all kinds of benefits. Cleaning your carpets can make your home look nicer and be more hygienic, but did you also know that it can help your health? Clean carpets can be the difference between allergy relief and aggravation. Here’s why getting your carpet cleaned can help your allergies.
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.