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October 16, 2014

Getting your carpets cleaned can be a hassle, at Chem-Dry we are here to make the process quicker and easier and still guarantee that our process is the most effective. Your carpets will look and feel new again with Chem-Dry through our pioneered technique that utilizes the power of carbonation.

If you have ever poured a carbonated soda into a glass you have experienced the foundation of what Chem-Dry is. Similarly, our carbonated solution goes deeper into your carpet fibers with millions of tiny effervescent bubbles to obliterate dirt and grime at the source, 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. The results will surprise and delight you. Our method completely removes carpet debris and stains, giving you the most fulfilling clean feeling you can get from having your carpets and upholstery cleaned.

The gentle, yet powerful carbonated cleaning won't be found when you use steam cleaning. The process they use will dump gallons of soapy water on your carpets and apply high pressure. Instead of eliminating the existence of dirt and moisture in your carpets, this method forces them in. The clean won't last and a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria is created right there in your home. Unnecessary amounts of water will make it so your carpets stay wet longer - typically 1-2 days. Using just a fraction of the water, the Chem-Dry way will allow your carpets to be dry in just a few hours. In the time steam cleaning your carpets would take we can have you cleaned and back to your normal routine. Once you experience comfort done the Chem-Dry way you'll never go back.

Because we offer these fantastic services at such low prices, our carpet cleaning solutions will fit with every home and budget. So, go on, give us a call today to get your free estimate.

September 17, 2014

Professional carpet cleaning is a way to freshen up your home and clean the stains, however, it's not always necessary to call a professional. Many spots and spills are easily remedied using simple techniques anyone can master. Most carpet cleaners won't tell you about them because they don't make any money that way! At Chem-Dry, we care about your floors. Because people are our priority, we are pleased to part with some basic stain fighting techniques.

One of the simplest ways to fight a stain is just a white towel and some warm water. Seems too simple right? It is simple, but it works. Just dampen the stain and dab the towel to draw the stain out. As you are blotting, make sure not to aggressively scrub the spot because this may cause fraying or spread the stain around. By gently blotting the stain with your damp cloth, you will transfer the stain from your carpets to your cloth. Your cloth will begin to darken with the stain as the spot "transfers" to your towel. Keep checking your towel to see if the stain is transferring. If you can't see the stain on your cloth, stop blotting.

For the stains that didn't come out with water, try using club soda. This is a great alternative because club soda is also a natural cleaner - using the same principles behind Chem-Dry's cleaning solutions. Check frequently for transfer of the stain to your towel as you blot the stain. You should be using the exact same process as you did for water. If this doesn't get rid of it, then it's time to call in the pros. The Chem-Dry way uses years of experience, along with the world’s best carpet cleaning solutions, to remove stains with ease. Call us today for a free estimate!

August 14, 2014

You may notice your carpets have suffered quite a bit this summer from having the kids home. With school starting back up, you can relish in the fact that the mess will be minimized. Don't stress about getting all those messes clean - that's our job!

Brown's Chem-Dry is the obvious choice when it comes to wanting your carpets to stay clean and fresh in Buffalo! In comparison to steam cleaners, who uses gallons of water to try and clean your carpets, Chem-Dry offers a better way. Our unique process consists of using millions of microscopic carbonating bubbles (a lot like club soda) to penetrate deeper and leave a longer lasting clean. Since our process uses minimal amounts of water, your carpets will be completely clean and dry within hours, not days! Give us a call for drier, cleaner carpets!

July 16, 2014

Summer is flying by! From fun with fireworks to pool parties, bonfires, camping, hiking and all things outdoors, we should all be having an action-packed summer! But where does all the time go? In the midst of all these fun pastimes, we sometimes forget about completing all the projects around the house.

Brown's Chem-Dry, however, is here to help! Our cleaning solution uses millions of microscopic bubbles that act like club soda to penetrate deeper and remove dirt quicker. This allows your carpets to stay cleaner, longer. And because we don’t use gallons of water to clean, your carpets will dry in only a few hours, allowing you to get back to enjoying your summer!

Call us today for quick carpet cleaning in Hutchinson!

June 26, 2014

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Meet the family!

Hosea Brown (Technician), Sarah Brown (Secretary, Bookkeeper), Kenneth Brown (Co-Owner & Technician), and Ann Brown (Co-Owner & Office Manager)



June 10, 2014

Brown's Chem-Dry has been in business since 1997, seventeen years of happy customers and beautiful carpets! They are a small family business, owned and operated by Kenneth & Ann Brown, who are assisted by their son and daughter in the field and the office. "What attracted us to Chem-Dry is the fact that it is a green cleaner--safe and non-toxic for people, pets, and the environment," says Ann, co-owner and office manager, "and yet it does a superior job of cleaning without getting the carpets soaking wet." Brown's Chem-Dry technicians are trained to provide professional carpet and upholstery cleaning (including leather), area rug cleaning, professional spot and stain removal, professional urine treatment, and water damage restoration. Ken, Ann, and their family have always striven to provide quality customer care in a non-pushy manner. Many customers comment after using Brown's Chem-Dry that their carpets look like new!

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May 29, 2014

Our favorite product and service at Brown's Chem-Dry is PURT. This stands for Professional Urine Removal Treatment; however, our owners' nine-year-old daughter made her own acrostic for this treatment:
     Put pet on carpet
     Urine stain
     Ruined carpet
     Telephone Chem-Dry!

The reason PURT is our favorite treatment is because of its uniqueness and effectiveness. Urine in carpeting is a severe problem that requires major restoration work, not just simple cleaning. PURT is a patented treatment that is unique to the Chem-Dry brand. Until Chem-Dry created this revolutionary product specifically formulated to eliminate urine odors, there was no product available that was truly effective. Treatments offered in stores and by other cleaning agencies are usually merely deodorizers or diluters, and are ineffective at ridding the carpet of the urine itself.
When your pet urinates on your carpet, the warm, acidic liquid immediately becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. The urine doesn't just stay on the surface of the carpet; it permeates the fibers and contaminates both the backing of the carpet, the pad, and sometimes the subfloor. As the moisture in the urine evaporates, the area begins to form microscopic crystals which can give off a heavy urine smell as a reaction to humidity in the air (noticed especially on hot, summer days and when the heater is on). These crystals can last for years in the carpet. In order to eliminate the odor, the crystals must be permanently deactivated.
This is when you need to "Telephone Chem-Dry"! Our technicians are able to locate the areas of damage with sensitive instruments (including their noses), after which they will apply the product heavily enough to dampen all areas affected by the urine. The PURT product immediately begins a chemical reaction that breaks down the urine crystals. Although we cannot guarantee success (due to the extremely damaging effects of urine), Chem-Dry's Professional Urine Removal Treatment has shown excellent results on even the most severe urine damage.


May 1, 2014

Brown's Chem-Dry is primed and ready to partner with you for this year’s Spring Cleaning!

Deep spring cleaning not only makes you feel better, but more importantly, it helps your family stay healthy and allergy-free during the summer. Most households can easily have a buildup of dust, dirt, and germs from winter colds and flu viruses that stay stagnant in the home when the windows are closed. Opening the windows can freshen the air, but it doesn’t take care of the buildup of allergens. We can help you with your deep spring cleaning efforts by thoroughly cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Our services help remove the hidden allergens in your carpet and on your furniture.

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 products can keep your carpet free of dust mites for an extended time.


Please contact us so that we can create a custom plan for your cleaning needs!

April 15, 2014

Here are some before and after pictures from some of our recent work. The first two are from March 14th this year at the home of a woman in Cokato, MN who had dog oil on her carpet. She chose to do the Healthy Home Premium package, which includes cleaning, Stain Protection, and Deodorizer/Sanitizer, with obvious good results.

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The second two pictures are from July 23rd last year, a basement carpet in Howard Lake, in which the owner chose just our Basic Cleaning package. However, in this case, Ken did need to use a little extra pre-spray to get the good results you see. In reply to our courtesy follow-up call, this customer stated that they were very happy with our services and the results.

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The last set of pictures is from January 18th, 2012, a customer in Monticello who chose our Basic Cleaning package for her Living Room, Hallway, Bedroom, and Steps. This picture shows what probably was a juice or beverage spill of some kind that had collected dirt over time. This spot came out with just the regular cleaning, and did not require any additional work.

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April 2, 2014

You may have a big family, or live alone. Either way, you have many more roommates than you can see.  Every time you leave your home, you track bacteria from outside into your carpets and onto your furniture. While this is just part of life, there are precautions that you can take to stop the spreading of these germs from your couch or your area rug to a dropped cookie or the fingers of a small child.

Chem-Dry uses a carbonated cleaning technique that is minimally invasive to your carpet fibers. We use 80% less water than our competitors, yet our powerful equipment extracts way more dirt and grime than any other carpet cleaning company out there. Also, our process provides you with a deeper clean, while maintaining a shorter drying time. That means there is less time for the bacteria and mold growing deep in your carpets and furniture to multiply and thrive on the moisture.

No one likes a roommate that skips out on rent. Don’t fall victim to the nasty mold stains or bacteria-filled carpets that could creep up on your before you know it!


March 19, 2014

It’s important to stay informed about your carpet’s warranty. According to an article by Tom Wolfe from Impressions Carpet Services, “A percentage of what you paid for your carpet went to cover the anticipated costs to the manufacturer for warranty claims. [These] claims are more often than not the result of poor, or improper, maintenance. Over the last few years, carpet manufacturers have begun to tie warranties to required maintenance by the carpet purchaser.

This means that whether you are in the market for new carpet or not, you need to be aware that the requirements are becoming more strict for warranties. “The bottom line is that proper maintenance will help you get a greater return on your carpet investment, no matter when it was purchased,” the article goes on to say.

Some of the main issues that manufacturers are addressing fall into 4 categories:

1. The proper cleaning method.
Most carpet mills require the Hot-Water Extraction Cleaning process, which is the method that Chem-Dry uses to give your carpets a deep clean without damaging the carpet fibers.

2. The proper cleaning schedule.
As a general rule, all major manufacturers have a minimum requirement that carpets be cleaned every 1-2 years. (keep your receipts as proof)

3. The proper cleaning system.
Your carpets should be cleaned professionally by equipment that is tested and certified with the Carpet and Rug Institute. All Chem-Dry equipment is certified and rated GOLD with the CRI, providing your home with the best technicians and equipment to get your carpets cleaner than ever.

4. The proper cleaning technician.
The single most important aspect in proper cleaning is to get the right person to do the job. All Chem-Dry technicians are trained and certified to deliver amazing results, while maintaining efficiency and staying affordable.

Stick with these handy rules to stay up to date with your warranty and keep your carpet looking great – FOREVER!

February 28, 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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