Chem-Dry’s cleaning process is better and healthier than other methods for your carpet and upholstery cleaning. Chem-Dry’s unique hot carbonating extraction carpet cleaning method uses the power of carbonation to extract more dirt and grime from your carpets, giving them a deeper and longer lasting clean. Our carbonated cleaning solution only requires us to use a fraction of the moisture other methods such as steam cleaning require. This allows your carpets to dry faster, typically in 1-2 hours rather than 1-2 days, and helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew under your carpet. Chem-Dry’s signature cleaning solution, The Natural®, is a cleaning mixture that—through the power of carbonation—lifts dirt to the surface where it is whisked away. The Natural is non-toxic and ideal for homes with kids and pets, and has received the Green Certification.
Professional Carpet Cleaners
When you choose Chem-Dry, you get a deeper clean, faster-drying carpets and a healthier home for you and your family.
Chem-Dry has become a trusted name in carpet cleaning for thousands of households, cleaning in more than 10,000 households daily worldwide and more than 1 billion square feet of carpet every year, and for good reason. We use a unique Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to deliver a deeper, longer-lasting carpet cleaning combined with a green-certified solution that is all natural and safe for your kids and pets. This means you get a clean that is healthier for you, your family and your home.
DRIER. The Chem-Dry cleaning process uses 80% less water than typical steam cleaning, so carpets dry within hours, not days. This means you and your family can get back to enjoying your home sooner. See a full comparison of Chem-Dry vs steam cleaning to see all of the benefits of choosing Chem-Dry carpet cleaners.
CLEANER. Our primary solution is carbonated and, just like club soda, as it penetrates deep into your carpet's fibers, it lifts the dirt from deep within your carpets so it can be whisked away with our powerful extraction equipment giving you the most thorough clean. And there is no dirt-attracting residue left behind, so carpets stay cleaner longer.
HEALTHIER. We use a low-water method which means there is less risk of mold and mildew growth under your carpet that can result from the excessive water used by most steam cleaners. We use an all natural, green-certified cleaning solution that does not contain any harsh soaps or chemicals and is completely safe and non-toxic for your family and pets. Additionally, an independent air quality lab found that our HCE method removes 98% of common allergens in your carpets and upholstery, and when a sanitizer is added, 89% of bacteria is removed for your indoor air*. That adds up to a safer carpet cleaning that is healthier for you, your family and your home.
Our HCE Process is Tested & Proven to Remove Allergens and Bacteria
We understand that you have a choice in carpet cleaners. But not all carpet cleaning services are alike. To find out how big an impact a Chem-Dry cleaning can have on home health, we thought it would be helpful to measure how effective our cleaning process is in eliminating unhealthy and unwanted elements from your home. So we commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process in multiple homes. The lab found that Chem-Dry carpet cleaner removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens such as dust mite allergens and pet dander from the carpets and upholstery we clean and found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets. With Chem-Dry carpet cleaner, you can breathe easier about the healthfulness of your home for your family.
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Find out below how Chem-Dry's Carpet Protectant Package and Healthy Home Package (professional strength deodorizer and sanitizer) can help protect your home from everyday stains, unhealthy allergens and bacteria.
Fight Stains with Carpet Protectant Package
Your carpets get a lot of use, spills are inevitable. Over time, the factory-applied stain resistant becomes less effective and fades away leaving your carpets susceptible to staining. Chem-Dry Protectants refreshes the performance of stain resistant carpets, creating a barrier around the carpet fibers to resist soiling and staining by allowing spills to be removed before staining can occur.
Protect Package: A trio of protectants to revitalize the stain resistant power of your carpet:
PowerGuard Protectant®- This revolutionary carpet stain protectant not only gives a boost to your carpet’s stain-resisting powers, but works well with solution-dyed carpets.
Repel Protectant- Repel Protectant works with all kinds of carpets by forming a protective shield around each carpet fiber. This liquid-repelling carpet solution doesn’t give stains the chance to set in. It repels most stains, allowing a window of opportunity for you to soak up the spill on your own before it adheres to the carpet fiber.
Wool Protectant- Chem-Dry’s Wool Protectant is a water-based solution specifically designed to enhance the stain resistant qualities of wool carpets and rugs. It defends against most liquid spills to stop stains in their tracks.
Sanitize and Deodorize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Healthy Home Package
Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma so you are concerned about allergens and air quality? Do you have children who love to roll around and play on the carpet so you are worried about bacteria? Carpets are beneficial acting as giant filters absorbing and collecting common allergens and germs. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. Chem-dry has been tested and proven by a leading independent air quality laboratory to effectively remove an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean. And when a sanitizer is added with the healthy home package, 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets was removed*, leaving your carpets and air quality clean and healthy and your family safer.
Healthy Home Package: Deodorizer/Sanitizer:
Sanitizes home to eliminate unhealthy bacteria that can spread illness
Reduces common allergens from dust mites, pests, pet dander, pollen and more
Special deodorizer reaches odors absorbed in your carpets so they aren’t just masked – they’re eliminate
Preparing your home for a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning
Step 1: DeclutterThe first thing you’ll want to do is remove any clutter from the area being cleaned. This includes things like shoes and socks, toys, books, or anything else that may have found its way onto the carpet being cleaned. All of our cleaning packages include a pre-vacuuming, but clutter can be a tripping hazard.
Step 2: Move light furnitureTo ensure that everything is cleaned properly, you will want to move light furniture out of the way. Our carpet cleaning technicians are experts at making your home fresh and clean, but they are not licensed to move furniture. Clearing the area of things like plant stands, coffee tables, and floor lamps will allow the Chem-Dry technician to reach all of the out of the way areas on your carpet. You don’t have to move the bigger pieces that are unlikely to move, but the more furniture you have out of the way, the better results you can expect.
Step 3: Put away fragile or valuable itemsIf you have any fragile or valuable items in the area, you will want to move them to a safe location, out of the way. While our Chem-Dry technicians take the utmost care when cleaning your carpet, it is always wise to avoid any unnecessary risks.
Step 4: Make note of problem areas you'd like the technician to pay special attention toWe do a pre-inspection and spot test before each carpet cleaning, but if there is a specific area you want our technician to focus on, feel free to let us know. It is important to us that you are completely satisfied with your service, so make sure to tell us how to make that happen!
Step 5: Prepare your petsIf you have pets, make sure that they are kept in a place away from the area being cleaned. This will allow the Chem-Dry technician to focus on the work of cleaning your carpet without having to worry about tripping over your pet.
Step 6: Provide easy accessMany of our Chem-Dry technicians use van-mounted equipment, so it helps when they can park as close to the door as possible. Even those not using van-based systems will need to bring their equipment inside, so a clear path to the carpet they are cleaning is essential.
Make Chem-Dry your trusted carpet cleaner. Ask a Chem-Dry representative 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.
Carpet Cleaning FAQ
Yes. Typical steam cleaning uses a process of dumping large amounts of soapy water into your carpets and then trying to suck it all back out. Because the heavy amount of water results in an extended drying time, usually 1-2 days, this method can actually cause carpets to rot or grow mold.
Chem-Dry uses up to 80% less water than typical steam cleaning because its carbonated cleaner, The Natural, relies on millions of microscopic bubbles to release dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and raise it to the surface where it can easily be swept away. This low water, low pressure approach is healthier for your carpets, allows your carpets yo dry in only 1-2 hours and is also more environmentally friendly.
Chem-Dry uses an all-natural, Green-Certified cleaning product called The Natural as our primary cleaner. The Natural, doesn’t contain any soaps or phosphates and is safe, non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. By contrast, most steam cleaners use soaps, detergents and harsh chemicals in their process.
This is not necessary. Chem-Dry’s professionally trained carpet and upholstery cleaners will vacuum your carpets with our commercial, HEPA-filtered vacuum when they arrive as a standard part of our service.
Industry experts suggest that homeowners clean their carpets every 3-6 months especially homes with kids, pets or if someone in your home has asthmas or allergies. Regular cleaning will not only improve your home’s appearance, but it will eliminate germs and allergens, improve your home’s indoor air quality and extend the life of your carpeting.
Drying time depends on humidity levels, airflow to the room(s) cleaned, and the type of carpet. In general, turning on your air conditioning or fans will help accelerate dry times. After a Chem-Dry professional cleaning, it typically takes 1-2 hours for the carpet to dry. Sometimes carpets can take longer to dry for various reasons.
Many carpet cleaners including steam cleaners use soaps and detergents in their process. This often leaves behind a sticky residue on your carpets that attracts dirt, leads to carpets re-soiling quickly after being cleaned and often requires more frequent professional cleanings. At Chem-Dry, we use an all-natural, biodegradable carpet and upholstery cleaning solution that doesn’t contain any soaps, detergents or harsh chemicals, so it won’t leave behind any sticky or filmy residues to attract dirt.
Pet odors can linger on for months if not treated properly. As urine dries in the carpet and padding, what’s left are millions of concentrated urine crystals that become even more pungent. Many companies just mask this odor. Chem-Dry uses a patented system, P.U.R.T.® (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) to explode the urine crystals and break down the enzymes which gets rid of the pet urine odor forever.
Most new carpets come with a factory-applied protectant but this wears off over time. Reapplying a protectant on your carpets can help resist stains and soiling, so your carpets will stay cleaner longer. Another reason protectant is a smart investment is that it slows the aging and wearing process and can extend the life of your carpets.
Our room sizes are based on 200 sq ft. If any of your rooms are over 200 sq ft, there may be an additional area charge.
Traditional steam cleaning saturates your carpet with an excessive amount of water filled with soaps and detergents. So you’re left with wet carpets for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. Plus the soapy residue left behind attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty much faster.
Chem-Dry’s process is different. We employ millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, which is why we only need to use a fraction of the water that typical steam cleaning uses. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet.
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