Dr. Chem-Dry and the Power of Carbonation: the Green Solution
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.
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The Holiday Party Cleaning Checklist
The secret to a clean home is a consistent schedule along with a good plan. Around the holiday season, even the best plans can go off course. With the addition of holiday meals, gift giving and gatherings, our daily routines might need to be changed up a bit.
Is it your turn to host the big holiday event this year? Whether it’s a Christmas eve party for all your extended family or a party for coworkers and friends, a clean home is definitely your first priority.
The list of things to do grows very quick. How do you prioritize things, like when to schedule a professional carpet cleaning or preparing rooms for overnight guests? Take a deep breath and know that we have your back. We’ve put together a helpful infographic that gives you a few simple strategies you can use in preparing you holiday party. This guide can help you pull off a great event, but more importantly, ensure you have wonderful holidays with family and friends.
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5 Signs You Need to Have Your Carpet Cleaned
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.
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7 Benefits of Tile Flooring At Home
At some point, all homeowners face the same question: what should I do with my floors? Do you go with carpet or wood flooring? Vinyl or tile? What type of flooring would benefit you and your home the most?
At Dr. Chem-Dry, we have years of experience cleaning up every kind of flooring surface imaginable. While they all have particular strengths and advantages, we’ve found that tile seems to have a lot going for it. It’s a cheap, attractive and easy to install type of flooring that could make your house look great. Here are seven benefits to having tile flooring in your home.
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How to Remove 5 Tough Carpet Stains the Minute They Happen
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.
Related: How to Properly Remove Pet Urine From Your Carpets
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.
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