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Allergy Awareness Month

allergies chemdryThere 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 


Living with your pet and their mess!

Pets are just like family and most of them spend their day roaming the house. Once an accident has happened, it is crucial that it be cleaned up as soon as possible. The more time a soiled area is left unattended, the more challenging it becomes to eliminate the stain and odor in the end.

So what should you do if you find yourself in this predicament? Well, if the urine stain is still wet, it is essential to soak up as much of the urine as possible by blotting it up with a white towel. Once the urine has dried out, it will become much harder to remove the odor. The place should be extensively cleaned in advance allowing it to dry. If it is already dry, then give us a call here at Chem-Dry and we can come and evaluate and clean it.

Tip: A good option for cleaning fresh pet urine spots is Chem-Dry’s Pet Odor Remover. Ask us how to get this product at your next cleaning or call today to get yourself a bottle. It’s uniquely formulated to lift and neutralize fresh, minor pet urine odors in carpets. But it’s most effective when you are able treat urine deposits immediately.

4/14/15


Home Health Study

Carpets in addition to area rugs and upholstered furniture behave as giantchemdry healthy home.jpgfilters, 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 Ambassador Chem-Dry 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


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!

2/11/15


Are you keeping your cleaning 2015 goals? Need help staying motivated?

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

1. 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.

2. 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!

3. 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 area 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!

1/26/15

 


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 Ambassador Chem-Dry 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 813.962.6214.

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

12/14/2014




Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning with Chem-Dry

Rely on us to clean and refresh the look of your floors, countertops, showers, patios and foyers. Our professional technicians use specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment to remove dirt and grime that has built up over the years. Stop spending hours on your knees scrubbing and cleaning. Allow us to renew the shine to your tile, stone and grout throughout your home or business.

Keep Germs Out By Sealing Your Grout

As a part of every cleaning, your certified Chem-Dry professional will apply a coat of durable sealant to your grout. When our trained staff applies the sealant, a barrier is created, minimizing the amount of dirt that is able to seep into the grout pores. This helps your grout stay cleaner, longer and maintenance is simple because dirt doesn't penetrate deep into the cracks.

Tile Cleaned By Chem-Dry Looks Better and Lasts Longer

It is recommended that your tile, stone and grout be cleaned every 12-18 months to ensure long-lasting protection. Sparkling, clean, sanitized tile and stone looks better and is healthier for people and pets. Chem-Dry's service is perfect for many varieties of tile and stone such as Saltillo, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite and travertine. Also ask about our grout color restoration service to rejuvenate existing grout joints.

posted 11/16/2014


 


Chem-Dry Vs. Steam Cleaning

If you want your carpets cleaned so well that they look like new, at an affordable price, by honest trained professionals, with quality products and cleaning solutions then you've made the right choice. We have harnessed the power of carbonation to restore your carpets to  that "brand new" look and feel.

All of us have poured a carbonated drink into a glass and watched as the carbonation rose to the top. The natural "lifting" properties, allow these bubbles to rise to the top easily. Using that same theory, we have mastered the use of carbonation to penetrate deep into your carpets, using millions of effervescent bubbles to blast and lift dirt and grime from the individual fibers. The carbonated method blasts these unwanted particles to the top level of your carpet, where they are safely extracted using our patented hot water extraction. With our patented solution obliterating tough stains in it path, we can remove all grime from your carpets completely, giving your home the most satisfying and thorough treatment possible.

This is compared to steam cleaning where gallons of water are harsh soaps are dumped into your carpets. This approach presses dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, and creates a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. With all that extra water they dumped most carpets won't be dry for days. Now compare that to the Chem-Dry clean that will leave your clean carpets dry in just 1-2 hours since we use just a fraction of the moisture. Life is busy, and we can get your carpets clean almost 24 times faster than the competition. Once you experience comfort done the Chem-Dry way you'll never go back.

Don't worry, with all these superior services, we can still offer them at a price to fit any budget. Call today to learn more about how we can give your carpets and upholstery the best clean available today!

 

Posted 10/19/2014


Spot Removal Steps from Ambassador Chem-Dry

1. Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.


2. Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper toweling (no printing).


3. Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully.


4. Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.


5. Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.


6. Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Repeat if necessary.


7. Continue using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions if the first solution removes the spill.


8. Be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. Do not continue to step 9 until the stain has been completely removed.


9. Rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not completely removed.


10. Apply a one-half inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed. A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to accelerate drying time.


For more detailed information on a specific spill, please call Ambassador Chem-Dry at 813-962-6214 to see if we can help. Many fiber manufacturers also provide a toll-free cleaning assistance and advice. Have your carpets professional cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.



posted 9/15/2014

 


GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!

Although they may have the best intentions, kids and pets are known to make the home a mess during these summer months. But with school starting up again in the fall, all those messes will be minimized. In the stress of going back to school, it’s easy to forget about the mess summer has left behind – so let us worry about that. 

Chem-Dry is a popular choice when it comes to carpet cleaners because of the unique cleaning process, leaving a cleaner, drier and healthier home! While steam cleaners use gallons of water and high pressure to drive dirt and moisture down into your carpet, creating a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria, Chem-Dry's unique method uses carbonation to lift dirt up out of your carpet to remove it completely with hot water rather than just hiding the mess.  The best part is that with the small amounts of water being used, carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry are cleaner in only a few hours! Call us today for a cleaner, healthier home!

POSTED 8/11/2014


Sanitize Carpets and upholstery to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Ambassador Chem-Dry

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 Ambassador Chem-Dry 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 813-962-6214.

 

Posted 7/8/2014


Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Ambassador Chem-Dry 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 patented, 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 patented 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 Ambassador Chem-Dry should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/13/2014


Scheduling an Appointment?


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


  • 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

 


Spring Cleaning

Ambassador Chem-Dry 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.

Most 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 4/13/2014

 


 

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 Ambassador Chem-Dry 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_Gold_Logo_RGB.jpgThe 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.

Ambassador Chem-Dry 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 3/17/2014

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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.

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