Regular Carpet Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air Quality

September 30, 2020

Chem-Dry helps make indoor air healthier for homes and businesses

As the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service, Chem-Dry leads the way in providing safe, effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to help ensure healthier indoor air in homes and businesses across the globe.

Our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process was tested by a leading independent air quality laboratory in multiple homes finding that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common non-living allergens* from carpets and upholstery. The common non-living allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. 

Indoor Air Quality Association recognizes the benefits of professional carpet cleaning for improving indoor air quality

Carpet acts as a filter that traps dust and other particles that originate from both the indoor and outdoor environments. Cleaning is a key component in prolonging the life of the carpet, maintaining its air filtration effectiveness and contributing to the quality of the indoor air. The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) recognizes the benefits of routine cleaning with high performance filtration vacuuming and periodic wet extraction utilizing a low moisture, green-certified process that has been verified by independent laboratory testing. IAQA also recognizes the value of using a professional company trained and certified in these methods to deliver a deeper carpet cleaning and healthier indoor air.

Proud corporate member of the International Air Quality Association

Chem-Dry is proud to be a Corporate Member of the IAQA. This non-profit organization is focused on bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of consumers and the public.  As part of their work, IAQA helps to connect consumers and commercial businesses with experts for assessing cleaning related to indoor air quality.



Learn more about IAQA and their important mission to help identify and resolve indoor environment challenges.

Indoor Air Quality Association

*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Figures are an average across multiple homes.