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Chem-Dry Healthier Home Winner Announced

When Tenley Erickson and her husband, Chris, of Tigard, Ore., purchased an older home three years ago, replacing the carpets was put on their wish list - as soon as budget would allow. Erickson suffers from Chronic Urticaria (hives), which is worsened by dust and allergens. Her elderly mother, who has asthma, also resides in the home, along with two dogs.

So when Tenley saw that Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, was holding a “Spring into a Healthier Home” contest earlier this spring offering a free carpet and upholstery cleaning valued at $500, she jumped right on it. Entrants were asked to simply share on the page how a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning would help them create a healthier home for their family.

About a month later, she was notified that she was chosen as the winner. The carpet and upholstery cleaning was awarded in May, during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and will be performed by the experts of Oregon Chem-Dry.

“Indoor and outdoor allergies have long affected our family,” Tenley Erickson said. “Dust, pollen and our dogs all contribute to tougher allergies for us. We are excited to have Chem-Dry help us eliminate these allergens, and we look forward to breathing a little easier this spring.”

Without regular professional cleanings, bacteria 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.

“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,” said owner of Oregon Chem-Dry, Mike Tanuvasa. “We have been in business for more than 30 years, during which we have maintained deep community involvement. We are excited to help ease this local family’s symptoms with our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process, which offers superior results in removing the allergens and bacteria from the home that worsen symptoms this season.”

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.

In a recent study conducted by a leading independent air quality laboratory in a cross-section of homes in the U.S. and internationally, results showed that Chem-Dry’s HCE process removes an average of 98.1 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. The allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen, some of the most common indoor triggers for allergy and asthma sufferers. When the HCE process was combined with their sanitizer, Chem-Dry was also found to remove an average of 89 percent of airborne bacteria in the home.

Congratulations to Tenley and Chris Erickson for winning Chem-Dry's Spring into a Healthier Home Contest! And thank you to all who submitted entries.  Keep connected to Chem-Dry for future contest announcements.

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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.