Air Quality Education during Allergy Awareness Month

May 08, 2015

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Chem-Dry is out to educate everyone about the importance of maintaining indoor air quality as part of a clean, healthy home.

A new indoor air quality study conducted by a leading indepenent air quality laboratory shows its Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process significantly reduces the level of non-living allergens* in the home. The study tested specific non-living allergens such as cat and dog dander and dust mite matter. After vigorous testing, results showed that Chem-Dry’s HCE process removes an average of 98 percent of non-living allergens from carpets and upholstery. 

Now more than ever, maintaining indoor air quality is crucial for the 1 in 5 Americans who suffer from allergies and the 24 million Americans with asthma. Chem-Dry is making an extra effort to educate the public and share the results of our recent study, which shows that our proprietary HCE cleaning process can offer superior results in removing the non-living allergens from the home that worsen symptoms this season.

Carpets, area rugs and upholstered furniture help indoor air quality by acting like giant filters that absorb dirt, dust, and germs. But these areas must be professionally cleaned to remain optimally effective. This study highlighted just how effectively Chem-Dry provides a deep clean that removes a high percentage of non-living allergens in carpets and upholstery and how valuable it can be to creating healthier homes. While important year round, this is especially critical during peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers.

In fact, without regular professional cleanings, dust and other unhealthy elements that have built up in the carpets get stirred up, become airborne and circulate throughout the home when there is activity in the room, triggering symptoms for the millions of Americans affected by allergies or asthma.

Unlike other carpet and upholstery cleaning services in the market today, Chem-Dry’s HCE process harnesses the power of millions of microscopic bubbles to penetrate deep into carpet fibers, lifting particles to the surface so they can be easily extracted. The brand’s primary cleaning solution, The Natural®, is green-certified and doesn’t contain any detergents or harsh chemicals, making it safe and non-toxic for kids and pets. Additionally, Chem-Dry uses 80 percent less water than typical steam cleaning, so carpets dry in a couple of hours instead of a couple of days. While most steam cleaners use an excessive amount of water that often soaks through to the carpet backing and creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew, Chem-Dry’s low-moisture process doesn’t carry the same risk and offers a safer and more convenient solution. The result is a deeper clean, faster-drying carpets, and a healthier home.

Contact a Chem-Dry carpet cleaner in your local area to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family.


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*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.