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December 5, 2016

Happy Holidays

Carpet Cleaning Baxter MN

From the most superior carpet cleaners in Baxter and surrounding areas, Chem-Dry of the Lakes would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!  Here are some tips and facts to help you out this holiday season.

November 2, 2016

Turkey Time Holiday Prep

The holidays are one of the busiest, most exciting times of the year. The holidays are all about family and friends coming together to make lasting memories. However, if your home could talk, it may not be as excited about the upcoming holidays as you are. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for your guests this holiday season.

October 14, 2016

Halloween Cleaning Tips

For a happy and healthy home this fall, it is very important to maintain a weekly cleaning schedule.  Fall is an especially important time to keep carpets, rugs and furniture clean.  Here are 5 tips to help you maintain a clean home this October

September 29, 2016

Fall Pet Allergies

Allergies can make the change in season somewhat unbearable for many people. What a lot of pet owners don’t realize is their dogs also suffer with allergies. Whether your pup is sneezing, itching, or acting differently in any other way it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for their health. Check out our signs and tips for pet allergies to see if your dog is suffering from fall allergies. To see if your pet is showing signs of allergies and for tips on relieving them, read our Fall Pet Allergies Blog.

August 29, 2016

Chem-Dry Cares® | Pet Adoption Blog

We are excited to announce Chem-Dry’s support for Best Friends Animal Society® in their noble efforts to rescue animals from kill shelters all across the United States. As devastating as it is, countless cats and dogs are abandoned each day and many are put to death because of it. Help us support Best Friends Save Them All®. Read our blog about Pet Adoption

June 25, 2016

Pet Odors and How to Deal with Them

Pet odors come in a variety of forms, some of the most common being caused by pet urine. Chem-Dry of the Lakes can help with not only the pet urine odors, but the stains as well! What about odors coming from your pet itself? Here are a few causes and tips to keep your well-loved pet smelling its best! Some may even improve the health of your dog. Read Pet Odors and How to Deal with Them

June 27, 2016

5 Summer Cleaning Tips

During these warm months, summer cleaning is important to keep your home happy and healthy. This time of year promotes a lot of outdoor activity and it's common to wonder the best tips to keep your home clean. We came up with a list of helpful ideas to help maintain the healthfulness of your home during this time of year. Read our 5 Summer Cleaning Tips blog

May 26, 2016

5 Reasons to Request Our Professional Stain Guard -  Protectant!

Many individuals are searching for stain guard, but they don't know where to find it. Chem-Dry of the Lakes has a unique guarding agent called Protectant. This product is recommended for any home or office in order to maintain the clean condition after a professional cleaning. Read 5 Reasons to Request our Professional Stain Guard -  Protectant!

April 22, 2016

Top 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies this time of year. Though welcoming in the warmer weather is looked forward to, with this change a variety of allergens, like pollen, make their way into your home and cling to your carpets and upholstery. A vital step in the allergen removal process is a regular, professional carpet cleaning. Allergy symptoms can be put at bay so allergy sufferers can enjoy the warmer weather, too. With our Home Health Study, it's clear that Chem-Dry of the Lakes is a great...Read Top 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

March 28, 2016

5 Reasons Spring Cleaning is Important

It's time for spring cleaning! From the typical dust bunnies to hazardous bacteria and dust mite growth, it's clear why seasonal cleaning is important for maintaining a healthy home. Be sure to check out our Spring Cleaning Blog

February 10, 2016

Prepare for Valentine's Day

It's time to prepare for Valentine's Day! This isn't a holiday that is generally associated with calling your local upholstery cleaners and carpet cleaners, but accidents are more likely to happen during special occasions such as this. We have ideas to help you feel prepared for the possible spills and we have ways that Chem-Dry of the Lakes can help cleanup after the mess. Read our blog to help you prepare for Valentine's Day

January 11, 2016

New Year Resolutions

Some of the most popular New Year Resolutions are: improving your health, spending more time with your family, and decreasing stress. We want to help our customers reach their goals. Read our New Year Resolutions Blog

December 2015

Holiday Cleaning

This season may cause stress for many people, have a look at these advantageous holiday cleaning tips from Chem-Dry of the Lakes. It's normal to run across challenges or emergencies; the holidays are here! Check out our Holiday Cleaning Blog

November 17, 2015

Holiday Tips

Winter is right around the corner; it is time for the celebrations to start! Your house may be chaotic with the parties, gatherings, as well as other events this holiday season can bring. Stress during the holidays can be reduced with preparation prior to social gatherings. This preparation can help you relax and thoroughly enjoy time spent with family and friends. Read our Holiday Tips Blog


October 20, 2015

7 Tips for Avoiding Allergies

Seasonal allergies can be avoided so you can enjoy this time of the year more than ever before. The most common fall allergies are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. A variety of causes can trigger allergic reactions including temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being tracked in, or even starting up the furnace for the first time. Chem-Dry has seven tips to help our customers avoid seasonal allergies... Read 7 Tips for Avoiding Allergies


September 22, 2015

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Professional Rug Cleaning



Oriental and area rugs are an important addition to many of our customer's homes so professional rug cleaning is vital. Because they add a tremendous amount of character to the room they are placed in, it is important to keep them looking presentable and clean. Foot traffic over the rug can dirty the appearance of this costly decor. You may need to consider a professional rug cleaning for reasons more than just removing the dirt locked inside the fibers; bacteria and allergens get trapped in your rugs too. Calling on Chem-Dry of the Lakes is key in order to keep your home in the cleanest state possible.

As valuable and costly pieces of the home, Oriental and area rugs deserve to be treated as such. It is important to schedule a professional cleaning for reasons like this. Most types of rugs can be trusted in our care thanks to our specialized tools, equipment, techniques, and training. Our gentle, professional rug cleaning process is effective, but will preserve the colors in the rug. Your rugs will stay cleaner for longer time frames because we leave behind virtually no dirt attracting residue.

Valuing our customers and setting realistic expectations, rugs are quoted on-site in many situations. Call us today to schedule an appointment for professional rug cleaning. With Chem-Dry of the Lakes, your rugs are in good hands!


August 14, 2015

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Professional Carpet Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning is a large element of effective household upkeep. It is encouraged to get in touch with professional carpet cleaners every 6-18 months, dependent upon use. There are a lot of reasons why booking an appointment is vital. The top five benefits are shown below:

Extends Carpet Life

After you call the experts at Chem-Dry of the Lakes, there is no doubt your carpets have entirely been cleaned. With such considerable education and equipment, you can trust our technique won’t harm or cause any difficulties for your rugs. With routine cleaning appointments, your house will continue to look its best.

Health Benefits

Airborne dust, bacteria, and allergens get locked inside the carpet fibers. All of these particles could cause various health problems if you don't get them taken out. Once these contaminants accumulate after some time, they are only able to be eliminated by professionals using products that can sanitize your household.


Scents get confined inside the carpeting of your home. Homes with domestic pets encounter the battle of extra problematic odors such as urine and feces. Chem-Dry of the Lakes features a product called PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) that is made to take out these uncooperative smells.


Vacuuming and spot cleaning are important components of carpet care, but you can't depend on this alone. Professional carpet cleaning can help you keep your home looking its absolute best.


Professional carpet cleaning can certainly help stop the growth of serious challenges like dust mites and mold. Chem-Dry of the Lakes makes use of low amounts of water that won’t trigger mold development following the cleaning appointment like quite a few steam cleaners threaten.


July 21, 2015

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Spots and stains are inevitable, however that doesn’t have to mean you'll be stuck with them for life. We have a couple of ideas to help you take care of your carpets and upholstery using some of our well-loved Chem-Dry products that you can get from Chem-Dry of the Lakes. Be sure to take action quickly! The longer the stain sits, the more challenging it will be to have a fast and simple stain removal experience.

You need to initially understand whether the problematic blemish is a water based stain or an oil based stain so that you will find out what type of product to use for clearing the stain from your property. Clear up as much of the additional stain as you can, if at all possible. It is advised to blot, scrape, or brush whatever will come off, but however you tackle it, steer clear of rubbing it in at all costs! Test the material or carpet with either Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover or Chem-Dry Grease & Oil Remover on a small, concealed location to be sure the product won’t result in any problems. To help keep the blemish from dispersing, work from the outside in.

If these efforts don’t do the job, phone the professionals at Chem-Dry of the Lakes. Be sure to ask about Protectant, a service for helping take care of your carpets or upholstery between professional cleanings. For big spills, ink stains, and spots from items which can chemically damage carpet, please call us to make certain your property continues to be in the finest shape possible.


June 12, 2015

Cleaner Carpets the Natural Way



When selecting a professional carpet cleaning service for your home, a great number of customers are focused on a finding a provider that delivers a top quality product at an appealing price. More and more often, the compounds of the cleaning solution being utilized in the household or workplace are being taken into account.


Just before eco-friendly services became a deciding point in choosing a carpet cleaning supplier, Chem-Dry began to work in the direction of minimizing the impact of our solutions on your family members, family pets, and the environment. Without the need for aggressive chemicals or toxic materials, our essential carbonated cleaning solution, called The Natural, can carefully bring your home back to its lively state.


On the FDA's G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list, the green certified materials in The Natural will perform well together with our Hot Carbonating Extraction process to remove filth from your home. With much less water than what the normal steam cleaner will use, our strategy dries a lot faster to considerably lessen the likelihood of mold and mildew growth.


For a successful carpet cleaning, the natural way, select Chem-Dry of the Lakes for a cleaning that is safe for your residence, family members, your pets, and the environment.



May 18, 2015



Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

A great many customers unfamiliar with Chem-Dry don’t notice that our approach is noticeably different from what steam cleaners depend on. You will find many factors that prove the Chem-Dry difference. Using our top of the line approach, we do more than dump gallons of soapy water and damaging chemicals on your property. The proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction method that we take advantage of offers you a deeper clean, a faster drying time, in addition to a healthier carpet cleaning than what you can find with typical steam cleaning companies.


Because of the excessive amount of water and cleaning agents that normal steam cleaners use, you'll be stuck with drenched carpets for 1-2 days. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. Not only that, but the stiff or gooey deposit remaining will bring in soil and permit your carpets to rapidly resume their sooty condition.


We use numerous effervescent bubbles to unlock grime deep inside a carpet’s fibers and carry them to the surface so our equipment can extract them. We use about 1/5th of the moisture that almost all steam cleaners use as a result of the advantages of our approach.


Our low-moisture process doesn’t work with the excessive volumes of water to soak through to the carpet backing and establish a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. Comparable risks that are included in steam cleaning won’t result in a hazard when you use Chem-Dry of the Lakes. We can supply you with a more suitable and healthier cleaning approach. Your carpets can not just stay cleaner longer, but dry faster so you can resume your normal life quickly. The Chem-Dry strategy is unmatched.



April 15, 2015



Are You Trying to Find Pet Urine and Odor Removal?

Household dogs and cats are a vital and enjoyed aspect of a great number of households. Even the best trained household pets might have accidents and may come back to the same general area to urinate repeatedly. Much more than a basic cleaning product may be the necessity to take away the urine and odors. Here at Chem-Dry of the Lakes we provide a product often known as PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) that, on contact, immediately starts deteriorating the urine crystals.

The PURT Process:

1. To start off, our qualified technician determines the source and severity of the smell. Often we uncover the urine utilizing a special tool, like a black light. The carpeting will then be rinsed with very hot water and extracted to eliminate many of the urine crystals.

2. The carpet would be pulled back within the trouble spots to show the intensity of the damage, in the worst predicament.

3. The pad may be removed and changed if necessary.

4. An odor blocking shellac ought to be applied to the subfloor if it is determined necessary.

5. PURT is then applied heavily enough to soak in each of the urine impacted zones.

6. The elements in PURT will interact with the urine and break down the odor on the molecular level within the next 24-36 hours.

One of the benefits about this strategy is how safe it is! Your property will smell fresh and clean again and your kids and pets won't be in harm’s way. Uncover more about PURT here.


March 16, 2015




Is Spring Cleaning Pushing You Over the Edge?

The beginning of spring is just coming soon! As the weather gets warmer, it functions as a reminder to give your property a fresh, clean start. Help your house be a safer, wholesome spot to live as a result of depending on the experts at Chem-Dry of the Lakes.

Pointers from Chem-Dry of the Lakes

Call the Experts

During the winter months, dust and germs appear to build up more than during the rest of the year. The easiest method to adequately eliminate your home of these unhealthy particles is to call Chem-Dry of the Lakes and schedule an appointment. Using a green certified solution, your household will have a deeper and healthier cleaning when compared with what you'll find with additional service providers. Not only that, but we use 80% less water than the majority steam cleaners so you will discover that we present a quicker drying service. Your property is going to be dry after only a couple of hours and no mildew or mold will develop.

Get Rid of Mold & Mildew

In damp areas of your property, mold and mildew may have developed allowing it to ignite allergies. During this time of year particularly, individuals with allergies don’t need one more thing to set them off. Look at your bathrooms, laundry rooms, and the kitchen to ensure that your home doesn’t have fungus development and use non-toxic cleaning tools eliminate what might be there.

Create a Dust-Free Environment

Effectively dusting all sections of your home - including filters, ducts, and vents - you reduce your home’s exposure to pollens and other airborne irritants. Frequent vacuuming lessens the amount of dust that settles onto your carpet. It is wise to vacuum no less than 1-3 times every week.

Let’s welcome spring possessing a clean, happy home!


February 10, 2015

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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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