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Happy New Year, Clean in 2017!

The years sure seem to fly by and 2017 is going to be a great one! The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight and other have organization ones. Whatever your goal is, we can help a little. Here at Chem-Dry we can help clean your carpet and upholstery, giving you the boost to start your New Year. Check out these fun facts about the New Year Holiday, while you are getting ready for your party! Speaking of party, call Chem-Dry to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills for all your New Year's cleanings!

12/28/16


Gobble, Gobble!

The in-laws and extended family will be coming in no time, the Holidays are here! Thanksgiving is a time for sitting around with family, eating yummy food and watching football! It is a time for laughing with long lost cousins and playing endless games with each other. It is also a time of spilling food and drinks. When food is the center of attention for a day, you are bound to have a spill or two. This is when Chem-Dry can lend a helping hand. Whether you are looking for a cleaning to "spruce up" your place before the guests come or for a cleaning to fix spills after the guests leave, Chem-Dry of the Foothills is here to help. You grandkids might spill cranberry sauce on your cream chair, but don't fret! If Chem-Dry can't get the stain out, no one can! So, prepare yourself for the mess or call us after it has been made.

Prepare for the Spills

boy leaning over a dining chair with family in the back eating thanksgiving dinnerChem-Dry offers protectant for all our customer's carpet and upholstery items. Protectant is like any other and really repels the stains from seeping in, giving you more time to dab up the spill. When the Chem-Dry Protectant is applied it creates a barrier around the fibers in your carpets and upholstery items. This makes it so stains and spills can be blotted up before staining can occur. Give you carpets and upholstery items a chance this Thanksgiving with a Chem-Dry cleaning and protecting.

After the Spills

If you were slacking a little and didn't get your carpets cleaned before your Thanksgiving dinner, don't worry! Chem-Dry does an amazing job at cleaning up after the party is gone too! Your guests may have made a mess of your home and have left a few spills and stains around. Chem-Dry is armed with the power of carbonation and many other cleaning agents. Chem-Dry's powerful cleaning process is so effective that it gets out most stains, but if there is a tough one, they are ready to tackle it! So don't let a greasy turkey stains or the football stampede on your carpet get you down, call Chem-Dry today!

 From our Chem-Dry of the Foothills Family, Happy Thanksgiving!

11/18/16


Boo!! Don't Be Scared of Dirty Carpets

Ghosts and pumpkins are making their debut, which means the kids are ready for trick-or-treating! Don't scare you family and friends with your dirty carpets! Let Chem-Dry take care of all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! Let us worry about the dirty carpets and you can take care of the fun stuff, like planning a Halloween shindig! Below is a list of food and activities that can help with your Halloween party planning.

1. Spruce up your front door! Have you ever thought of stringing orange Halloween lights on your front porch? This gives a fun, festive look to your front door decor! Hay stalks and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate your front door too! Get a fun Halloween door mat to put at your front door! This will help reduce the dirt and dust that is being tracked into your home. Ask your guests to remove their shoes as well.

painting pumpkins2. Paint your pumpkins! Carving pumpkins can be really messy and dangerous with carving knives. Or do you have littles in your home? Paint you pumpkins this year for a new twist! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Try these Fall cookies, they are so easy it is SCARY! Turn your oven to 350 degrees to get it ready for baking!

What will you need?

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together. Place 1 1/2" balls onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake in the over for 18-20 minutes. *Stick toothpick into center and check to see if cookies are cooked all the way through. Add extra baking time if needed! You will want to make these cookies over and over again, because they are so easy and SO yummy! They are good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every chilly day in between!

4. Spidery Craft. Halloween night is often cold, so bring the littles in for a fun craft.

You will need:

  • Black paper plates
  • White yarn
  • Plastic fake spiders
  • Tape
  • A hole punch

All these things can be found at the dollar store. To make the craft, first, punch holes on the edge of the paper plate about 1 or 2 inches apart. Then, get a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Take one end of the yarn and tape it to the back of the plate. Now, weave the yarn in and out of the holes, making a web looking design! Lastly, take your fake spiders and strategically place them into your web! The best thing about this craft is that it is not only simple, but it is easy enough for the little ones to do too. Get kids motor skills running, while having a little Halloween fun!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! A good party begins with a clean house, so let Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery items today! They can get your carpets and upholstery looking and feeling new again. Your guests will notice the cleanliness of your home and enjoy you party even more!

Happy Halloween from Chem-Dry of the Foothills! We can take care of all your carpet cleaning needs.

 

10/17/16


Curl Up on Clean Couches this Fall

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. Make sure that your home is healthy, safe place for your family to be and relax in. When your home is clean, your mind can rest at ease and you can get to other important things. Deodorizing and sanitizing your home is a great way to keep your home clean and healthy for your family. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furniture, but it will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. 

lady on couchUpholstered furniture traps bacteria and allergens much like carpet does. While most people vacuum their carpets on a regular basis, the upholstery in the home oftentimes goes without being cleaned. This is mainly due to the fact that people are unsure of how to safely and properly clean their upholstery. Like carpet, it is important to have your upholstery cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. This will help to improve and maintain the look of the furniture, while also eliminating the bacteria and germs that are present in the fibers. There are many products out there that claim to clean upholstery, but when it comes to upholstery cleaning, that should be left to the trained professionals.

Cleaned by Professionals

Such trained professionals will have a knowledge of what types of products to use on each type of upholstery, leaving you feeling confident that your furniture will not be ruined. In addition, they have special tools and machinery that are effective at cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing various types of upholstery. This is a great method for getting rid of unwanted pet odors, animal hair and dandruff, and even dust and dust mites. Try our powerful sanitizer, to help keep your home free of bacteria and germs!

Imagine being able to curl up on your sofa with your family or relax in your favorite chair, knowing that the upholstery is clean, fresh, and sanitized. With the help of a trained professional, this is possible. Make it a priority to clean and deodorize your upholstery at least twice a year. This is an excellent way to protect your investments, as well as the health of your home. 

Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills today for all your upholstery cleaning and sanitizing needs at 626-357-7070!

9/23/16


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

Ring, ring! School bells are ringing, because school is back in session! It's time to get your carpets cleaned and take advantage of our carpet and upholstery cleaning. Kids are back in school, which means your carpets and upholstery are getting more attention from unexpected visitors. And by visitors we mean dirt, germs, allergens and bacteria! Many people don't know that your carpet and upholstery act as a large filter for your home. Your carpets and upholstery collect dust and particles that are floating around in the area. Studies have actually proven that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air that is outside of your home!  So, cleaning your upholstery and especially your carpet is like cleaning a filter in your home. back to school cleaning

Better Cleaning

We use a hot carbonated extraction process to clean and this process allows us to get down deep to clean each fiber. Your carpets won't be left soggy and wet. You won't have to wait for hours on end for your furniture to dry either. When the carbonated solution is applied to your carpet or upholstery it will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites and grime to the surface where it more easily extracted. We also offer sanitizers, deodorizers, and dust mite anti-allergen spray and much more, just ask your technician at your next cleaning.

Cleaning Services

Our carpet cleaning process uses a natural green certified cleaning solution to clean you carpets, in fact, it is called The Natural! There is no better time to sanitize your home, so ask your technician about it at your next cleaning. Our sanitizers can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. Because kids are tracking in new germs and allergens from their new classes, it is the ideal time for you to get your carpets cleaned WITH sanitizer! Who doesn't want a healthy, safe home for their kids to come home to.  Let Chem-Dry of the Foothills help you achieve this deep clean for your home.

Give your children and family the best chance to stay safe this back to school season with a Chem-Dry of the Foothills cleaning!

8/25/16


Don’t Allow Your Business’ Flooring Send a Negative Message

You won't ever get a second chance to create a great first impression. This saying rings even truer when you are a business owner wanting to catch the attention of new customers and business. Having great customer service is exactly what clients are interested in, they also review your business's cleanliness. Quite often, a customer’s very first impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. office lobbyIt is extremely important to have your business looking its best when potential customers are walking in. You should keep your business tidy and arranged with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By creating a space which is comfy, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your business. Doing this is very important however it is 10 times more essential when you're in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure your business is extra clean and begin with your floors! The first step in creating a welcoming atmosphere for customers, that is also clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free from clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items should be clean too.

Regular Commercial Cleanings

If your business is carpeted, you ought to have them cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's flooring be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but they are free from uncomfortable odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment starts with clean floors. Another critical step to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times weekly, or more depending on the level of traffic inside your business. If your company has ceramic flooring, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It's also important to get ceramic floors waxed on regularly as well. This will add a sense of shine and sparkle to the floors, making them appear nice and clean.

We Can CLEAN it All

As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery ought to be clean and free from any stains so that you can have a professional appearance. Our cleaning services offer a number of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best. When a customer makes a judgment regarding your business, they're likely taking its physical appearance into consideration. By maintaining a clean and structured facility, you are making your business more desirable for clients. You want customers to feel relaxed in your space because, after all, the longer they spend in your space the more money they are likely to spend. The wisest decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this may boost client satisfaction while increasing your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills today at 626-357-7070 to schedule your commercial cleaning services!


5 Vacuuming Tips for You!

Vacuuming can get repetitive and boring after a while, but don’t let this get to you. Your carpets ought to be vacuumed at least once a week. This can help to keep the dust and dirt out of them. Below are a few vacuuming tips that may come in handy!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before you begin vacuuming, dust your room from the top-down. This means to begin dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way down to the baseboards.

2. Move it! Be sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and try to vacuum around them! Also, pay attention to small pieces which may be on your floor, like bobby pins or screws. This could damage your vacuum and who wishes to fix that or buy a brand new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Start in the rear corner of the room and work your way out from the room. This also goes for stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags really should be changed when they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag begins to fill up. It may begin to leave a smell in your house when the bag becomes too full.

5. Once each week. Be sure that you are vacuuming all your carpeted areas at least once a week. Even when you don’t ever go into your living room area, ensure that your vacuum it!

Stick to these simple actions and your carpets will be grateful for sure. If you want to treat your carpets right, vacuum them a couple of times a week! We know that sometimes you may forget and your carpets may look a bit dingy, but we can easily help.

Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills to professional clean your carpets when the vacuuming just won’t do!

6/27/16


Chem-Dry’s Protectant

It might seem like a no brainer of why you ought to clean your carpets and rugs, but here are just a couple explanations why! Every single day you walk, lie down, and play with the kids on your carpets and couches. Regardless of the occasional mud and dirt you drag in, your intent is the same: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your house will be. This is the same for your upholstery items too! We understand that couches and chairs are costly, but they are well worth the cost which should last for years. Let us provide you with the way to keep your furniture looking its very best with our amazing Chem-Dry fabric protector.smiling baby on carpet

Consider What You’re Dealing With

Over the months you may forget about cleaning the couches and chairs or maybe you may just think they don't need a cleaning. Well, you're wrong! Nearly all people make the mistake of ignoring the upkeep needs of their furniture because they don’t think it needs to be cleaned. Alternatively, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But did you think about the couch cushion with the set in spaghetti stain? How clean can your favorite lounge chair actually be when months (or possibly even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have built up and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just as your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when individuals would cover their couches with plastic to protect them? These days, you will find there's a far better method to protect your furniture than uncomfortable, sticky plastic. Whether you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup on your upholstery every so often, or simply tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant will help you keep those unwanted stains and spots away. Our solution helps to reduce stains from seeping into the fibers of your upholstery and carpet fibers. This protectant helps stains from becoming permanent in your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds for you to grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Ultimately, it helps save money, by easily helping you to remove stains each time you spill or stain your furniture.

Protect Your Furniture From Difficult Stains

While there are many easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions out there, getting it done correctly the first time-by experienced professionals-can allow you to have the peace and mind of clean, stain resistant furniture once and for all! Chem-Dry’s fabric protectant is a breeze, proven and effective. Working with a tough, stain resistant solution that is easy on the environment, your upholstery will stay cleaner longer.

Plan your appointment with Chem-Dry of the Foothills today!

5/29/16


Natural Cleaning with 5 Household Items

Most people don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in your cleaning supplies. Some are so harsh that they recommend avoiding contact with skin and eyes, which is scary! Using your own natural green cleaning products will give your home an eco-friendly cleaning that's powerful as well as gentle. However, this list of cleaning products don't consist of toxic fumes and harsh chemicals. Listed here are five naturally organic products that can be found in virtually any home that do a wonderful job of cleaning without the presence of chemicals.natural cleaning tips

5- Vinegar

This cleaning product is best used in the kitchen, but the bathroom is another place you can use this great cleaner. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but don't worry, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its antibacterial effect and acidic nature. Research conducted in Japan found that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the benefit of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

It can be used for cleaning kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When combined with baking soda, it can cut through grease too. Additionally, it can whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn spots around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

3- Lemon Juice

If you look at the ingredients used in cleaners you will note there is lemon in a number of them. Well there's a reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can kill mold and can breakdown grease as well. That's not all, lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a closer look at lemon oil's power to lessen the growth of mold by applying a coat of vinegar and lemon juice to roast beef. The study illustrated the prevention of mold spore germination and development. Combine natural lemon juice and vinegar and/or olive oil to create a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is actually a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. When wine is made, a powder develops inside the wine barrels while fermenting. This powder stems from tartaric acid, which naturally occurs during winemaking. It's left behind in the barrels and then later can be used for baking. Cream of tartar may be used for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathtub tile, removing rust stains, renewing scratched dishes, and cleaning the gunk off your toaster. To remove rust follow these steps:

  1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to make a paste.
  2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer while offering an abrasive quality that outperforms other toxic, powdered commercial cleansers. Apply it to a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains and even clean grimy ovens inside. Also, adding salt to baking soda gives it an extra boost of scrubbing power!

Many of these cleaning products can be found in your own home. These 5 products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it involves cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry of the Foothills. Chem-Dry is all about healthy living and cleaning, that is why a lot of our products are Green Certified! Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment.

4/19/16


Maintaining Your Rugs

Many individuals decide to cover high traffic areas of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. Nonetheless, how can you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Although it may seem like an impossible task, you will find some great methods for keeping your rugs looking their very best. With the proper care and attention, you will be able to maintain the look of your rugs in the high traffic areas. Here are some tips to maintaining your area rugs.

  1. Choose the Best Rug- First off, make sure that you are choosing the right rug for your home and family! Choosing the right color for your area rug is a great idea, but make sure that you also think about the material that it's made out of. You want to go with a material that is durable and long lasting. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you decide on can make a huge difference in just how long it will last. Nylon and wool carpets can be good choices, as they offer a very durable material that may withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.
  2. Vacuuming is Essential- Regular vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Vacuuming really helps to lift the dirt out of the carpet fiber before it settles in and damages the rug. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it needs to be vacuumed. This can even mean vacuuming everyday to help keep dirt and soil to a minimum.area rug on wood
  3. Act Right Away- Places that are susceptible to a lot of traffic may also be more prone to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly when a spill happens on your rug. If required, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the impacted area. The quicker you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug leaving a stain. Also, it is best to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs too to make clean up a whole lot easier.
  4. Plan In Advance- Protect your rugs by minimizing the amount of moisture and dirt which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, making sure that family and guests wipe off their shoes or remove them. This easy precautionary method may be an extremely effective way to help keep your rugs clean. If possible, you may even consider removing your shoes by the entry way to keep any soil from getting into the home.

Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills for all your area rug cleaning needs. Don't wait too long for your next cleaning with Chem-Dry of the Foothills! Call today at 626-357-7070!

 

 

3/28/16


Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!
Have you thought about what you are going to get your significant other this year for Valentine's Day? There is usually one in a relationship that likes to have a clean tidy house more than the other. If you are not the cleaning type, call the experts in to clean your carpets. We just had the Holidays and winter storms came in hard and dirt and water may have been tracked into your home. Don't you worry, Chem-Dry can clean your carpets and get them looking new again without you having to be out of the house for hours on end. If you don't know, we use less water than other carpet cleaners, which means that there is a quicker dry time and there is less time for mold and mildew to grow inside your carpet. Our main carpet cleaner is also Green Certified, that is why it is called, The Natural!

So if you are in need of a gift idea that will last for awhile, carpet cleaning by Chem-Dry is a good idea! Check out these fun facts while dialing our number to get your appointment scheduled for your lover!

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2/8/16

New Year, NEW You!

The brand new year has arrived and this means you are thinking about switching up your way of life in more than just one way. You set goals for yourself and you understand that you would like to keep them, so we incorporate some ideas to help you stay on track with your goals from your home to your health.

new years goals 2016Health/Body:

We all know that you would like to get fit, tone up or set a goal to run a race but after a month or two that goal appears to get further away. The most difficult part about getting some exercise is getting going. Just put on your gym shoes, this is a great start, the hardest part is finished. Should you just have 10 minutes, make those 10 minutes count and work your guts out and also sweat hard! A different way to strengthen your body feel great would be to drink plenty of water. If you're a soft drink drinker, choose a friend and have a competition to find out who will last the longest without drinking soda. It might surprise you the way a little competitiveness will keep the soda pop away. Drink plenty of water, your body will thank you! Caring for your body is very important but you also may have set a lifestyle goal. To keep your home cleaner or to help your kids learn to pick-up after themselves may be your ultimate goal and Chem-Dry is here to help.

Home:

Keeping your house clean is difficult when there is snow or rain outside. The soil and water get tracked into the home and gets forced into your carpets. Overtime this will cause dark lines where your family members walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines. To stop these lines, have you and your family and guests take off their shoes off when entering your house. Of course, if you already have these lines call Chem-Dry and then we can take care of them for you! A completely new year means a new you! Stick to your goals and you'll be glad that you did in the long run.

Chem-Dry of the Foothills is rooting for you and may help with your carpet cleaning service needs! Call us Today 626-357-7070!

1/25/16


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Chem-Dry! We know that spills and stains are going to happen and guests are going to track in dirty snow. But don't let this get you down. Chem-Dry is here for you to get those tough Holiday stains out. Enjoy some fun facts about the Holidays as you wait for you guests to arrive. Some will surprise you!

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12/7/15


Are You Ready for the Holidays?

family over for holiday dinnerAs the holiday season approaches, the majority of us will be busy with parties, decorating, shopping, and food preparation. With the hustle and bustle of this busy season, it can be difficult to find time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the ideal time to consider having your carpets cleaned by professionals. Not only will your house be fresh, clean, and ready for entertaining, nevertheless, you can leave all of the work to experts and take your time experiencing and enjoying the holidays. Getting your carpets cleaned professionally is effective for various reasons.

Tips and Tricks to Keeping your House Clean: First of all, it becomes an excellent way to present a clean, beautiful home. While that is certainly important to vacuum your carpets on a regular basis, vacuuming alone is not enough to get rid of the grime and dirt that will get tracked into your home. This may be extremely true for homeowners with pets and children. With time, your carpets can start to look dingy. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that will provide a deep clean for the carpets, leaving them vivid and clean. In addition to the appeal of professionally cleaned carpets, it can also help to sanitize your home, freeing it of unnecessary germs and bacteria. If you are looking to possess a home that is not only clean but hygienic also, then take into account Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning bundle. With the use of products specifically made to wipe out bacteria and germs, make no mistake - your home will likely be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

This is another special benefit for those who have problems with allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning could greatly reduce the things that trigger allergies from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen and much more in your home. Furthermore, an expert cleaning is highly effective at removing spills and unwanted odors. If you are planning to entertain this holiday season, you don’t want to be humiliated by unattractive stains or unpleasant odors. With the help of Chem-Dry professionals, you can welcome guests and feel confident that your carpets can look and smell their best. This holiday season, buy the gift of a clean and beautiful home from Chem-Dry. Not only will you be experiencing and enjoying the benefits of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you'll be making an effort to enhance the life and excellence of your carpets. In the end, there's no place like home for the holidays!

Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs for the Holidays!

11/16/15


The Scariest, Dirtiest Things At Your Residence

BOO! Halloween is here and while your watching scary movies and getting ready for trick or treaters, you may think that there is absolutely nothing which could frighten you! WRONG!happy halloween blog There are scary things lurking around your house that you just haven't even considered and they are much more daunting than any spooky Halloween movie! We are counting down the most gruesome, grossest things in your house and what you can do to avoid or help your home remain clean!

Pillows It may seem that your bed is a safe, relaxing place to sleep, but there are dustmites that feed off your dead skin flakes. Gross! Experts recommend that you should change your pillow every 18 months to 2 years. That doesn't mean to put it in the guest room, it means throw it away!

Reusable Shopping Bags This really is one that you never consider but there are lots of germs, bacteria and even E Coli crawling around within the fabric. Disgusting! So to help keep bacteria and cross contamination at a minimum, make sure that you are laundering them in sizzling hot water and laundry detergent. Also, make sure that you are keeping bags separated from the ones that carry fresh produce and ones that hold meats.

Steering Wheel This item might not be inside your home, but definitely on your garage and is typically tracked in to your house. The steering wheel is covered in bacteria and can be worse when compared to a toilet seat (eew!) if you do not sterilize it regularly. At least once per month, wipe down your automobile with disinfecting wipes and vacuum it out too.

Window and Door Tracks Have you ever looked over your windows and have seen how gross they can get, you can even observe how much dust gathers there. Dust may cause allergies, sniffling and sneezing! Aachoo! To clean these up just remember to vacuum your tracks after which you can work with a toothbrush and soap to completely clean out the crud!

Light Switches Walking in and out of the bathroom and home, switching on and off lights, you never recognize just how much you touch the switches. Mix one portion rubbing alcohol and one part water and wipe down each switch and door knob while your at it!

Most of these things are easy to clean and can create a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. Take these simple steps to clean and disinfect your home!

Happy Halloween from Chem-Dry of the Foothills!

10/20/15


Keeping The House Clean with Pets
We realize that animal owners are always researching ways to keep their residence smelling clean and fresh, however your pursuit has ended. While pets give us lots of friendship, they may also provide our home with unwanted odors. One of the best ways to conserve a clean and fresh home is to keep your floors and carpets clean. Routine mopping and vacuuming is undoubtedly critical, it really is insufficient when handling pet odors. The oils and fur from the pet’s skin can sink into deep into the carpet fibers, which makes it hard for vacuum-cleaning alone to eliminate the odors. It is highly recommended to have your carpets professionally cleaned on a routine basis to help you eradicate these unwelcome smells. When choosing the right carpet cleaner for your house, take your pet’s health and safety into account.
We Clean with Safe Products
You actually wouldn’t imagine serving your pet food which has been contaminated or cleaning them with soaps which contain unsafe chemicals, so why clean your carpets with soaps that include these same contaminants? Your four-legged friend probably spends much of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you'll be able to be ok with. You'll find professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that supply “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. Not only does this technique give a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses all-natural products right from Our Mother Earth that are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. You shouldn't have to be concerned that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and all-around health. Instead, you can relax acknowledging that your carpets are actually cleaned using a product that is safe, healthy, and eco-friendly. If your pet likes to relax on the furniture, additionally, there are natural products that may be used to safely clean your upholstery too. The health and safety of your family and your pets is invaluable. Please don't risk it by utilizing harsh cleaning products in your house. You'll be able to achieve the results you would like without the risk by staying with all-natural cleaning products that are nontoxic. You won't just have a refreshing, clean home…but most importantly you will have a healthy home. That’s some thing to be pleased with!
Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills to ease your cleaning needs. We are here for you at (626) 357-7070
9/22/15

Back to School - Activities are Back Too!

School is back in session and the kids are no longer driving you crazy in your own home. But with back to school comes, back to activities for all your children. Whether it's football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or anything else, your schedule is packed with going from this point to there everyday! We all know how hard of a hassle it is planning to get the kids out of our homepunctually and remembering all of their equipment. Don’t permit this to get to you or your home. We have somehelpful suggestions of keeping your kid’s sports away from the carpet and into the correct place. Maintain your carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Put together a “Drop Space”
cleaning carpets back to schooolRegardless of whether you have a mud room, garage or front door, come up with a designated spot or basket for your childrento placeall of theirsports equipment into every time theygo back homecoming from all their practices. This demonstrates to them to put things away in an tidyfashion. This actually also helps when you are late to practice and can’t seem to find one cleat or that particular baseball glove. You will knowthat it is there and you also won’t be asking the kids100 times where they left it. It will keep the stressful days much easier to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will remain looking fresh without all of the dirt and grim being draggedall around them.
2. Make The Kids Help
We all know that some children feel entitled to everything and here is a way to ease them in to thereal world and help throughout the house too. Maintaining a clean, nice looking house really should be a family affair. So don’t bear the burden of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting all by yourself? Delegating small tasks to each member of your family is a win/win, as it allows the childrento grasp responsibility as well as whatbecoming a team player is all about! The childrenalso will appreciate you more, simply because they realize how hard it truly isto maintainyour house looking in good shape.
3. Plan for Tomorrow
Our last tip would be to have your childrenget ready forthe next day to come after supper and homework are completed. Make them prepare their next outfit all the way down to the shoes. Make sure that each of their sports gear is prepared to go and nothing is missing. This takes the worry level of morning hours way down and it helps you understand thatyour kids have everything that they need for the following day. Also, simply because they won’t be running into and out ofthe home to grab forgotten items it'll save your carpet from more dirt and grim.
We understand that this can be a stressful time and we here at Chem-Dry of the Foothills wish to help you and your family. Callto get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and will also be glad you did. Happy Back to School!

8/26/15


Summer Cleaning Schedule

Regardless of whether you live with your significant other, or you run a busy household of kids and pets, it’s challenging to keep your place clean. The truth is, it can seem like a hopeless feat with beds which need to be made, floors that need to be mopped and dishes that ought to be done! Exactly why are you doing all the work yourself? Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a few quick and simple steps-no ‘period of adjustment’ required.

Toddlers Can Clean Too

It is never to early to give your children responsibilities. Even if it just picking up one toy or shutting a drawer. No matter how quiet and serene or loud and hectic your house may be, the same rule applies: if you have a heathy home, you have a happy home. When you've got toddlers to clean up after, bedrooms can get messy and shared living spaces (living room, dining room, common area) can look like a disaster. Do you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmania devil? Great! Use it to your benefit! Teach them to be accountable for one small chore, such as tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after having fun with them. Just implementing a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis, and you’ll notice the time it saves you.

Have a Reward System

Whatever age you may be, everyone could use a reason to stay on track. Head to your local school supply store and buy some markers, stickers and a large sheet of cardboard or whiteboard or print this chart for each one of your family members. On Sunday make a list of the chores each week that you needs to be done before play time or hanging out with friends. Just be sure to keep the chores age appropriate. In the end, you want each child to feel good about themselves, not frustrated because the task at hand is too challenging to complete. Together, think of a reward for a week’s worth of chores accomplished. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite ice cream shoppe? Or, would everyone enjoy a round of miniature golf? Or, a night at the park with the whole family? Implement an incentive that will motivate your family to do a great job taking care of their personal belongings, and you’ll have a family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes happy memories, together! 

All this cleaning with keep your house looking clean and fresh, but when you want a really deep clean, call Chem-Dry of the Foothills to clean your carpets and upholstery items!

7/14/15


Summertime FUN!getting out paint in your carpet

It is summer and the youngsters are out of school, which means lots and lots of messes. Being artistic is a talent, but when your child draws his latest masterpiece on your carpets, it can be a detriment. Some stains take time and effort to remove from carpets fibers, although some are relatively easy. If you have the occasional paint spill from your child’s artwork project, here’s some good news: paint is easier to remove than many other stains and spills out there. Here’s how to fix those paint and crayon spills to help make your carpets like new again:

Tricks for Treating Wet Paint

The overall principle for do-it-yourself stain removal is never to scrub, but to soak up its moisture (and with as much patience as possible!) The same approach comes into play when your child has scribbled their “artwork” on your beautiful living room carpet. Witnessing the splatter of a palate of finger paints can work you into a craze, but instead, run to the paper towels and calmly begin soaking up the maximum amount of paint as you can. Many people make the mistake of ‘blotting’ paint or another substance that has started to soak into their carpets fibers. This process can actually make things worse; instead, lay dry paper towels over the wet paint and give it a couple of seconds to soak up as much liquid as possible. Repeat until there’s no more moisture left. At this point, you’ll have removed the majority of the paint. What’s left will be some dry paint. Leave the remaining steps until the next morning!

How to Remove Dry Paint

There are numerous options you have to remove dry paint, and both require a razor or knife. Choose nail polish remover or WD-40-both work well as a ‘quick fix’ and get the job done until your professional cleaners can come in and thoroughly clean your carpet stains and spills.

wet paint in carpet• If you’re using nail polish remover…this do-it-yourself remedy is quick and fool proof. Lather up your nail polish brush into the solution and start to apply it onto your carpet. Working with a simple brushing motion (similar to how you’d brush nail color onto your nails) dab it with a fresh coat every other minute or so. The color of the paint will start to fade, and once it does, you can start to dab the affected region with some cold water and a rag. Vacuum your carpet as a last step, and if the stain hasn’t gone away, contact your trustworthy cleaning professional to discuss stain removal options.

• If you’re using WD-40…consider it a smart tool to have on hand in order to remove dried paint from the fibers of your carpet. It comes in the form of a spray lubricant and is excellent at breaking down certain spills such as paint. Generously spray the affected region of your carpet with WD-40 and let it sit for up to 25 minutes. Take a rag, and scrub the paint until you begin to see it come off in bits and pieces onto your rag. Scrub vigorously, and continue to do so until it’s come off on both sides of your rag, leaving very little residue on your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum your carpet, and if a stain persists, contact your local Chem-Dry of the Foothills professional to effectively get the job done for you.

Happy, healthy and clean carpets are what you deserve…despite how cute that little Picasso of yours may be as he paints them to his heart’s content!

6/29/15


Allergy Awareness Month

There are 1 in 5 Americans that suffer from allergies and there are over 24 million people that have to deal with asthma. Chem-Dry wants to help you improve the quality of living healthy and found just the way to do that. Clean with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) and you will see and feel an improvement in your home. An average of 98% of common household allergens will be removed when we clean with our HCE.

If this isn’t clean enough for you, follow these tips and you will be feeling extra clean and allergy free!

 Clear the clutter: Clean off the stack of mail and bills from your counter. They also collect dust and other particle irritants on your desk. Take some time each week or day to straighten up your desk area by recycling unnecessary mail or bills. Even better – go paperless.

 Add an air purifier: To keep the air in your home free of dust particles and allergens, try using an air purifier. The elderly and young children are prone to allergies because of their weaker body systems. Air purifiers provide cleaner air for them and improve their breathing.

No breezes: Make sure that your indoor air is kept free of outdoor air and allergens by closing your windows and shutting your doors when pollen counts are high! Also, make sure that add and constantly change out your air filters on your furnace and air conditioning units.

5/12/15 


Home Health Study

Carpets in addition to area rugs and upholstered furniture behave as giantfilters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them right out of the air we breathe. But, much like an air filter, carpets grow to be full as time passes and ought to be properly cleaned to be most beneficial at trapping particles when they settle from the air. Getting your carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry of the Foothills will keep your carpets clean and you will enjoy the fresh scent of them after they have been clean by us.

This is particularly necessary for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) coping with allergies or asthma. You can ensure healthier indoor air at your residence by maintaining your carpets clean and in good shape through frequent vacuuming and getting your carpets, rugs and upholstery cleaned by professionals every 3 - 4 months to free your household of typical allergens and bacteria.

Are you due for a cleaning from Chem-Dry? We know that 3 - 4 months comes quickly, so schedule reoccurring appointments for the whole year and don’t worry about it. We will show up to clean and you can be on your way with your busy life!

3/17/15


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Valentine’s Day is already here! Are you ready to spoil your partner with chocolate and gifts? If not, we have a perfect gift for you to give your love! Whether you will be out on the town or spending the evening at home with your darling, making your home look and feel clean is what you need. A clean home is fundamental when entertaining guests or trying to impress that special someone. Chem-Dry offers the cleanest and greenest carpet cleaning around. We are also affordable and have the fastest dry times!

You won’t have to spend time being off the carpeted areas or the couches, because with Chem-Dry our process allows much faster dry times than other steam cleaners. So call us today to get your appointment scheduled to give to you loved one for Valentine’s Day!

2/10/15


Are you Ready for 2015? Let us help you get really clean!

family on the floor

Here are some cleaning tips that will help keep your home healthy and happy in 2015.

Use door mats and small area rugs in your entry way. Where ever there is a door from the outside, there needs to be a place for people to wipe the bottom of their shoes off. If you can prevent the traffic areas from getting more dirt and grim, the cleaner your home will look.

Sanitize the touchy areas of your home. Those doorknobs, light switches and fridge door handle, get a lot of use during the day. Make sure that you are sanitizing these items at least once a week, if not more. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer by the door and make those who enter wash up. Kick those germs before they even enter your home!

Have a “landing place” for when you get home. Set up an area by your door for items coming into your home everyday. Instead of setting your coat on a chair and the mail on the counter, have a designated aree with table and hooks for it all when you walk in. This will help keep items in one place and you will always know where your keys are at!

Follow these 3 easy steps and you will find yourself in a cleaner and healthier home. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful 2015!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Chem-Dry uses a Green Certified process that is safe for your family. So on Christmas morning you won't have to worry about the germs that are in your carpets and furniture. We know that you are busy wrapping presents, being with your family, and eating all the yummy Holiday treats, so let Chem-Dry of the Foothillsi take care of the cleaning. We use a lot less water than those other steam cleaners which allow the dry times to be quick. This quick dry time doesn't allow time for mold and mildew to grow on your precious carpets. Give us a call before it is too late at 626-357-7070. Incase you didn't know...the HOLIDAYS are here!!!

We know that this is what you do when you get your carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry of the Foothills!

12/14/2014


5 Reasons to Choose the Experts at Chem-Dry

1. Values

Chem-Dry adheres to a set of core values that guide our thinking and lead to our decisions. These values help us accomplish our mission of providing the best possible service to every customer. Our values are summarized in 5 reasons why to choose Chem-Dry.

2. Quality

We are known for quality carpet care at a great value. As the largest carpet cleaning company in the nation, Chem-Dry is dedicated to the highest level of quality service. We combine the brand trust of a national system with local service. You know we'll work hard to take care of our community's cleaning service needs, because we live here too.

3. Expertise

We are experienced in servicing a variety of types of fabric, providing the appropriate care for even the finest carpets, rugs and upholstery. We are qualified and knowledgeable in a wide variety of carpet and upholstery cleaning services. We take ongoing opportunities to gain new experiences, add services and improve our tools as we always strive to stay on top of our industry.

4. Education

Chem-Dry believes in educating both our staff and our customers. By educating our Chem-Dry staff through annual training and required certification, we stay on the cutting edge of the carpet cleaning industry. By educating our customers, they become more knowledgeable about cleaning and caring for their floors, rugs and upholstery. This helps customers make better cleaning decisions and increases the long-lasting effect of Chem-Dry services. Ask us about our ongoing education to keep at the cutting edge of cleaning technology.

5. The Chem-Dry Brand Promise

Chem-Dry will delight our customers with the cleanest and fastest drying carpets and upholstery in the industry. Our products will be expertly applied so as to be gentle on carpets and property, safe for people and pets, and our services will be delivered by trustworthy, friendly professionals. Trust the Chem-Dry experts.

posted 11/16/2014


Chem-Dry VS Steam

There are many considerations to take into account when choosing a carpet cleaning company, but Chem-Dry's unique approach to carpet cleaning provides a Drier, Cleaner, Healthier experience for your home or business. In order to restore your carpets to their original glory, we have spent countless hours harnessing the unique power of carbonation to provide the most thorough clean possible.

Have you ever poured a carbonated drink and watched it bubbled at the top? This is because carbonation has natural “lifting” properties; these bubbles will always rise to the top of your glass. Going along with that, Chem-Dry's carbonated solution penetrates deep into carpets, obliterating stains at the source with millions of tiny bubbles. We have meticulously configured this reaction to gather all unnatural particles and lift these to the top of your carpet, where we can easily then extract them using our proprietary hot water extraction technique. Our proprietary solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, leaving you with the most thorough, most healthy,  and the most satisfying clean available anywhere.

While on the other hand, most competitors use steam cleaning; a method where they dump harsh soaps and large amounts of water into your carpets only to try and suck them back out. Your carpets are clean, but not for long. While your carpets appear clean, the mess has actually just been pushed deeper down to be hidden and creates an even larger problem by growing mold and bacteria. Not to mention that all that water dumped into your carpet will mean they won't be dry for days to come. Our method only uses a fraction of that moisture, meaning with the Chem-Dry method your carpets will be dry in just 1-2 hours. In the time steam cleaning your carpets would take we can have you cleaned and back to your normal routine. Once you experience luxury without the price tag you'll never be satisfied with anyone else.

And at such convenient prices you won't be able to pass up the change to have a drier, cleaner, healthier home or business. We can help restore your dingy carpets, but only if you call today!

Posted 10/19/2014

 

 


Spot Removal Steps from Chem-Dry of the Foothills

Getting your carpets professionally cleaned is definitely helpful, but not always necessary. In reality, a good deal of spots on your carpet would probably come out with a few simple steps, which most professionals would never tell you. But because we're not like most other carpet cleaning companies, here are a few carpet cleaning tips to keep your carpets staying fresh.

Surprisingly, one of the best solutions to stains and spots is simply warm water and a white towel. Just dampen the stain and blot it with your cloth. Aggravating the spot with aggressive scrubbing or wiping will only worsen the spot. It may even cause fraying of the carpet fiber! Carefully blotting the stain can transfer the spot from the carpet to your white towel. Continually check your towel to ensure that the stain is transferring and that the towel is becoming darker. Discontinue the blotting process if the stain isn’t picking up.Replacing the water with club soda is the next technique to try if water alone couldn't lift the stain. Club soda makes a great cleaner because of its carbonated properties, which is the same idea that propels Chem-Dry's carpet cleaning solutions. Check frequently for transfer of the stain to your towel as you blot the stain. You should be using the exact same process as you did for water. If you don't see any results with club soda or warm water, call us at Chem-Dry and we can get the job done!

We clean with some of the best solutions in the industry, leaving your carpets looking just as good as the day you got them. Call today to speak with a carpet care expert about cleaning in your home!

posted 9/15/2014


GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!

Even though kids and pets track dirt and mud into the home regularly throughout the year, this is especially true during the summer months. Luckily, school starts again, making the mess manageable once more. Don’t let your carpets become additional stress on top of going back to school – let us worry about the mess.

The exceptional carpet cleaning solution supplied by Chem-Dry allows us to clean deeper and faster than any other company. Chem-Dry's approach to cleaning carpets is better than the competition. While steam cleaners pump water into carpet and attempt to suck it back out, we know this may not always work so well. Instead, we use a hot carbonating extraction system, which is a drier method, meaning less water is used. Because minimal water is used, not only does it prevent mold and mildew – it also allows your carpets to dry within hours instead of days! Schedule an appointment today to experience the Chem-Dry difference.

Posted 8/18/2014


 

Sanitize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Chem-Dry of the Foothills

Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have children who love to roll around and play on the carpet? Unfortunately, carpets absorb and collect common allergens, dust,  and germs that can spread illness, cause allergies and make asthma symptoms worse for you and your family. Chem-Dry professional strength Deodorizer and Sanitizer reduces tough odors and allergens, leaving your carpets clean and healthy and your family safer.

 

  • Sanitizes home to eliminate unhealthy bacteria that can spread illness

 

  • Reduces common allergens from dust mites, pests, pet dander, mold, pollen and more

 

  • Special deodorizer reaches odors absorbed in your carpets so they aren’t just masked – they’re eliminated

 

Call Chem-Dry of the Foothills and ask about how we can revitalize your home's carpets for a longer lasting, healthier clean with our basic, protectant or healthy home cleaning for your carpets today at (626) 357-7070.

posted 7/17/2014


Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial CleaningChem-Dry of the Foothills wants your commercial carpet cleaning business, and will make you three promises should you privilege us with the opportunity to provide our services for your facility. First, We will supply your company with the highest quality cleaning method made available through science and technology. Second, service will be provided with an absolute unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction. Third, whether we service one location or several, you and your employees will always be treated as if you are our single most important customer and partner.

Chem-Dry, carpet-cleaning specialists who have led the industry for over 35 years, have provided a superior carpet cleaning method to steam cleaning. Through chemistry, we’ve created a proprietary, non-toxic cleaning solution that cleans carpets naturally and effectively. Its drier, cleaner and healthier compared to steam or shampoo.

 

The Chem-Dry Advantage:

  • Superior cleaning technology using our proprietary non-toxic system
  • Green Certified
  • Low moisture – Dries in 1 to 2 hours, which helps you get back to business and prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming
  • Safe, hypoallergenic, non-toxic cleaning solutions
  • Leaves no sticky or dirt attracting residue
  • Actually refreshes carpet fibers, so carpets look & smell better and wear longer

So, if you (or your managers) are tired of waiting for your carpets to dry, and would prefer they be cleaned more effectively by expert carpet technicians, we would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss with you a carpet cleaning program for your company. Your call will certainly be welcomed at Chem-Dry of the Foothills should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/12/2014

 

Scheduling an Appointment?

Here are a few tips to help prepare for your Professional Carpet Cleaning appointment with Chem-Dry of the Foothills.

 

  • Driveway - Please give our Chem-Dry Van access to your home in the driveway closest to the entry you want us to use.

 

  • We Can Move - upholstered furniture like sofas, loveseats, large chairs when possible. We will safely clean around everything else, like beds, dressers, computers, entertainment centers and fragile items.

 

  • Please Move in Advance - all the small items like knick-knacks, plants, toys, small tables, dining room chairs, breakables, or take off items of furniture that we will be moving then moving back. Please have all cords to electronics tucked away. Please tuck bed skirts and lift drapes so we can clean up to and under by hand. We will be cleaning every little detail we can in your home.

 

  • We Vacuum - all areas we are going to clean.

 

  • Please put all animals away in a safe place while we are cleaning with large equipment.

 

  • Pre-Inspection - Please let your Carpet Care Technician know of any spots, stains or areas of concern. They may require special cleaning techniques.

 

  • Reschedule or Cancellations - Please give at least 24 hours’ notice. Last minute cancellations hurt your Carpet Care Technician dearly.  He has you reserved so no one else can have that time slot.



Posted 5/152014

 

Chem-Dry Spring Cleaning

Chem-Dry of the Foothills is primed and ready to partner with you for this year’s Spring Cleaning!

Clearing out unused items and cleaning up your home helps us feel better. But more importantly, a deep spring cleaning in your home can help your family stay healthy and allergy-free this summer.

Spring Cleaning Carpet CleaningMost households can easily have a buildup of dust and dirt that is tracked in during the winter months. In addition, germs from colds, flus and other illnesses stay stagnant in your home when the windows are closed. Opening your windows helps freshen the air, but it doesn’t help clear out the buildup of dust, dirt and germs that has built up in your carpets.

Spring and summer can also bring mild or extreme allergies for many people. Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Doing a complete spring cleaning can decrease allergy symptoms by removing dust, mites, bacteria and other allergens hiding on indoor surfaces, carpets, and upholstery.

Cleaning all surfaces, including hard-to-reach and hidden areas can reduce the allergens in your home. Cleaning blinds and removing unused bedding and plush toys can help as well.

We can help your deep spring cleaning efforts by:
- Deep cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Our services help remove the hidden allergens in your carpets, and furniture.
- Applying our Sanitizer and Dust Mite Allergen Treatment. These solvents can keep your carpet free of dust mites for an extended time.

Posted 4/11/2014

 


 

What You Need To Know about Your Carpet Warranty

A percentage of what you paid for your carpet went to cover the anticipated costs to the manufacturer for warranty claims.  Warranty claims cost carpet manufacturers millions of dollars every year. And their research shows that claims are more often than not the result of poor or improper maintenance.

So over the last few years carpet manufacturers have begun to tie warranties to required maintenance by the carpet purchaser. Now, just like when you buy a new car, carpet warranties require you to maintain your carpet within certain parameters.  Twenty years ago, carpet mills never talked about required maintenance or any maintenance at all.  It’s a different story now.  And this year the requirements are stricter than ever… and Chem-Dry of the Foothills can help you meet these requirements.

But before we get into the new requirements you may be wondering “why is this important to me, I’m not buying new carpet?”  Well, it’s only important if you want to keep your carpet looking as good as possible for as long as possible.  Just because something wasn’t required by the manufacturer when you bought your carpet, it was probably recommended by the manufacturer. And if the new maintenance requirements are good for carpet purchased after January 2007, they’re probably good for carpet purchased before January 2007. And making use of the research that carpet mills have recently put into making carpet last longer, just makes sense.  So with that in mind let’s look at changes in warranty requirements over the last few years and at what is coming “down the road”.

Here are the main issues that the carpet warranties are addressing

1.     The proper cleaning method.

Virtually all major carpet mills require Hot-Water Extraction (Steam) Cleaning to prevent voiding carpet warranties.(this has been true for several years now)

2.     The proper cleaning schedule.

It varies, but as a general rule, all major manufacturers have a minimum requirement that your carpet be professionally cleaned every 12 to 24 months. (Keep your receipts as proof)

3.     The proper cleaning system.

CRI GOLDThe latest requirement is that you must have your carpets professionally cleaned with equipment tested by the Carpet and Rug Institute.  This is new, and all manufacturers will eventually have to be tested.  But from the limited results so far, the truck mounted systems that have been tested have all been rated GOLD.  Chem-Dry meets this Gold Certification. The portable units have generally been rated BRONZE or SILVER (lower).  Since not all manufacturers have had a chance to be tested, it’s hard to determine an advantage between truck mount manufacturers.  The only pattern that seems to be appearing is that truck mounted units do a better job than portable units (not exactly a surprise) since all the truck mounted units have been rated GOLD.

Chem-Dry of the Foothills can help you to meet the necessary requirements to your carpet warranty and can help keep your carpet looking like new longer. The bottom line is that proper maintenance will help you get a greater return your carpet investment, no matter when it was purchased.

Posted 3/18/2014

 

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