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Happy New Year, Clean in 2017!

Ringing in the New Year! The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight and other have organization ones. Whatever your goal is, we can help a little. Here at Chem-Dry of Stockton we can help clean your carpet and upholstery, giving you the boost to start your New Year. Check out these fun facts about the New Year Holiday, while you are getting ready for your party! Speaking of party, call Chem-Dry to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Chem-Dry of Stockton for all your New Year's cleaning needs all year long!

12/28/16

 


Don’t Spill the Cranberry Sauce this Thanksgiving

The in-laws and extended family will be coming in no time, the Holidays are here! Thanksgiving is a time for sitting around with family, eating yummy food and watching football! It is a time for laughing with long lost cousins and playing endless games with each other. It is also a time of spilling food and drinks. When food is the center of attention for a day, you are bound to have a spill or two. This is where we come in hand. Whether you need the help from Chem-Dry before the guests arrive or after they leave when the mess has been made, we can get your carpet and upholstery clean. If your guests spill turkey gravy, wine or your grandma's favorite cranberry sauce, we are sure to get it out. Chem-Dry can get out the harshest stains with ease. So, prepare yourself for the mess or call us after it has been made. 

Prepare for the Spills

boy leaning over a dining chair with family in the back eating thanksgiving dinnerChem-Dry offers protectant for all our customer's carpet and upholstery items. Chem-Dry's Protectant is applied to the whole carpet and upholstery fiber, making it repel stains and easier for you to clean up. Let our expert technicians apply this powerful barrier on your carpet and upholstery. With Protectant, stains and spills can be blotted up easier. Give you carpets and upholstery items a chance this Thanksgiving with a Chem-Dry cleaning and protecting.

After the Spill

Don't fret if you forgot to clean before the guests arrive, we can come after the family leaves! Chem-Dry does an amazing job at cleaning up after the party is gone too! Your guests may have made a mess of your home and have left a few spills and stains around. Chem-Dry is armed with the power of carbonation and many other cleaning agents. Our powerful carbonated cleaning process lifts up tough stains and spills, So don't let a greasy turkey stains or the football stampede on your carpet get you down, call Chem-Dry today!

Happy Thanksgiving from Chem-Dry of Stockton!

11/18/16


Boo!! Don't Be Scared of Dirty Carpets

Halloween is just around the corner which means parties and trick-or-treaters are going to be in your home! Dirty carpets can scare your guests away, but don't let it! Chem-Dry of Stockton is here for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! We have got the cleaning part covered, all you have to do is worry about the party! Here are a couple of ideas to get your Halloween party started off right!

1. Spruce up your front door! Have you ever thought of stringing orange Halloween lights on your front porch? This gives a fun, festive look to your front door decor! Hay stalks and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate your front door too! Another great idea is to get a fun doormat! This will help reduce the dirt and dust that is being tracked into your home. Ask your guests to remove their shoes as well.

painting pumpkins2. Try painting your pumpkins this year! Are you tired of carving pumpkins? Or do you have littles in your home? Try painting your pumpkins this year! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Try these Fall cookies, they are so easy it is SCARY! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

What will you need?

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together. Use a non stick pan and place 1 1/2" balls onto the cookie sheet. Bake in the over for 18-20 minutes. *Stick toothpick into center and check to see if cookies are cooked all the way through. Add extra baking time if needed! You will want to make these cookies over and over again, because they are so easy and SO yummy! They are good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every chilly day in between!

4. Craft night. It may be a bit chilly on Halloween night, so bring your little ones in to make a craft!

You will need:

  • Black paper plates
  • White yarn
  • Plastic fake spiders
  • Tape
  • A hole punch

These items can all be found at the dollar store. The first step is to take the plate and punch holes in the edge, about 1 to 2 inches apart. Then, get a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Take one end of the yarn and tape it to the back of the plate. Now, thread the yarn in and out, though all the holes. Make a pattern that looks like a spider's web. Lastly, take your fake spiders and strategically place them into your web! This craft is easy for all and even little ones can participate. Get kids motor skills running, while having a little Halloween fun!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! A good party begins with a clean house, so let Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery items today! They can get your carpets and upholstery looking and feeling new again. Your guests will notice the cleanliness of your home and enjoy you party even more!

Call Chem-Dry of Stockton at 209-369-0386 for all your Halloween carpet cleaning needs!

10/17/16


Cozy Up on Clean Couches

Fall is here, which means that you will be spending much more time indoors! It is much easier to "take a load off" and relax when you know that your home is healthy and clean. When your home is clean, your mind can rest at ease and you can get to other important things. One way to help ensure that your home is clean and healthy is by deodorizing and sanitizing the upholstery in your home. Your home will be left smelling clean and fresh. Our added deodorizer and sanitizer will also extend the life of your upholstery items!

Leave it to the ProfessionalsUpholstery Cleaning

While there are many products out there on the market for cleaning upholstery, it is best to leave this type of cleaning up to the professionals. Our trained technicians take courses and are knowledgeable in cleaning upholstery. They take the time to understand and treat each type of upholstery with the correct care. In addition, they have special tools and machinery that are effective at cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing various types of upholstery. This is a great method for getting rid of unwanted pet odors, animal hair and dandruff, and even dust and dust mites.

Regular Vacuuming

Upholstered furniture traps bacteria and allergens much like carpet does. Many people forget or get too lazy and forget to vacuum their carpet. We admit, it is much more time consuming to vacuum upholstery than carpet! This is mainly due to the fact that people are unsure of how to safely and properly clean their upholstery. It is very crucial that your upholstered items get cleaned on a regular basis. This will help to improve and maintain the look of the furniture, while also eliminating the bacteria and germs that are present in the fibers.

Sanitize it ALL

Sanitizing your upholstery will also help to keep harmful germs and bacteria out of your home. Ease your mind by getting your upholstery sanitized, and then curl up on your freshly cleaned couch with your family! This is doable, with a help of a Chem-Dry professional! Make sure that you get your upholstery cleaned at least twice a year, along with your carpets! This is an excellent way to protect your investments, as well as the health of your home. 

Call the professionals at Chem-Dry of Stockton for all your upholstery cleaning and sanitizing!

9/23/16


Back to School Carpet Cleaningback to school cleaning stockton

School bells are ringing and that means that your kids are going back to school soon!

 It's time to get your carpets cleaned and take advantage of our carpet and upholstery cleaning. Your youngsters are back in school, which means that your upholstery and carpets are getting more attention from new visitors. When we say visitors, we mean dirt, allergens, bacteria, and germs! Eeew. Many people don't know that your carpet and upholstery act as a large filter for your home. Your carpets and upholstery collect dust and particles that are floating around in the area. In fact, independent studies have shown that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air outside your door. Filters need to be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, which means that your carpets and upholstery need to be cleaned regularly too.

Maintaining a Healthy Home

We know that you want a healthy home for your kids to come home to and for your whole family to live in, so let Chem-Dry help you achieve that. We use a hot carbonated extraction process to clean and this process allows us to get down deep to clean each fiber. Your carpets won't be left soggy and wet. You won't have to wait for hours on end for your furniture to dry either.When the carbonated solution is applied to your carpet or upholstery it will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites and grime to the surface where it more easily extracted. Ask about our extras, like sanitizer, dust mite anti allergen spray and more with your cleanings!

Cleaning Services

Our carpet cleaning process uses a natural green certified cleaning solution to clean you carpets, in fact, it is called The Natural! Ask your technician about using sanitizer with you cleaning during this time of year. When you add a sanitizer to our cleaning process it can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. Because kids are tracking in new germs and allergens from their new classes, it is the ideal time for you to get your carpets cleaned WITH sanitizer!

Don't let your children suffer from allergens and germs in your home. Get your home cleaned by Chem-Dry of Stockton today, because there is no better time!

8/23/16


Don’t Allow your Business’ Flooring Send a Poor Message

You won't ever have a second chance to make a great first impression. This saying rings even truer when you are a business owner wanting to attract potential customers and business. Having great customer support is what clients are searching for, they also take a look at business's cleanliness. Oftentimes, a customer’s very first impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. It is super important to have your company looking its very best when potential customers are walking in. You should keep your business tidy and organized with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By developing a space that is comfortable, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your company. Doing this is important but it is 10 times more essential when you're in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure your company is extra clean and start with your floors! lobby

Regular Cleanings

The 1st step in creating a welcoming environment for customers is to make sure it is clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free from clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items should be clean too. If your company is carpeted, you ought to have them cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's flooring be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but are free of unpleasant odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment begins with clean floors. Another important key to maintaining your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times per week, or more depending on the volume of traffic within your business.

All Types of Cleaning Services

If your business has ceramic flooring, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It's also beneficial to get ceramic floors waxed on on a regular basis as well. This can give a sense of sparkle and shine to the floors, which makes them appear clean and fresh. As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery ought to be clean and free of any stains in order to maintain a professional appearance. Our cleaning services offer a number of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best. Every time a customer makes a judgment regarding your business, they're likely taking its looks into consideration. By maintaining a clean and organized facility, you're making your business more desirable for clients.

Better for You

You want customers to feel comfortable in your space because, in the end, the more time they spend in your space the more money they are more likely to spend. The best decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this will likely boost client satisfaction and increase your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Chem-Dry of Lodi today at 209-369-0386 to plan your commercial cleaning services!


5 Vacuuming Tips

Vacuuming can be one of the best things for your carpets. Your carpets act as a filter for your home, catching dust and allergens. Carpets need to be vacuumed on a regular basis to keep them clean and pristine! Follow these quick tips to have better looking carpets.

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before you begin vacuuming, dust your room from the top-down. What this means is to begin with dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way down to the baseboards.

2. Move it! Be sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and try to vacuum around them! Also, pay attention to small pieces that may be on the floor, like bobby pins or screws. This can damage your vacuum and who wishes to fix that or purchase a brand new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Begin in the back corner of the room and work your way out from the room. This also goes for stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags really should be changed after they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag begins to fill up. It might also begin to leave an odor in your home if the bag becomes too full.

5. Once per week. Be sure that you are vacuuming all your carpeted areas at least one time each week. Even when you don’t ever go into your living room area, be sure that your vacuum it!

Stick to these basic steps and your carpets will thank you for sure. If you want to treat your carpets right, vacuum them twice a week! We know that sometimes you may forget and your carpets may look a bit dingy, but we can easily help.

Call Chem-Dry of Stockton to professional clean your carpets when the vacuuming just won’t do!

6/27/16


Protecting your Furniture and Carpet

It might seem like a no brainer of why you should clean your carpets and rugs, but here are just a few explanations why! Each and every day you walk, lie down, and play with the kids on your carpets and sofas. Regardless of the occasional mud and dirt you pull in, your intention is the same: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your home will be. This is the same for the upholstery items too! We realize that couches and chairs can be very expensive; however they are well worth the cost that should last you for a long time. Let us show you the way to keep your furniture looking its very best with our amazing Chem-Dry fabric protector. soda spill on carpet

Consider What You’re Working With

Over the months you could overlook cleaning the couches and chairs or perhaps you might just think they don't really need a cleaning. Well, you're wrong! A lot of people make the mistake of neglecting the upkeep needs of their furniture because they don’t think it needs to be cleaned. Instead, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But what happens to your microfiber couch cushions after that spaghetti stain sets in? How clean can your favorite lounge chair really be when months (or possibly even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have built up and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just like your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when folks would cover their couches with clear plastic to preserve them? These days, we have a significantly better approach to protect your furniture than awkward, sticky plastic. Regardless of whether you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup on your upholstery from time to time, or simply just tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant will help you keep those unwanted stains and spots away. Our solution helps to reduce stains from seeping into the fibers of your upholstery and carpet fibers. This protectant helps stains from becoming permanent within your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds for you to grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Eventually, it saves you money, by easily allowing you to get rid of stains every time you spill or stain your furniture.

Protect Your Furniture From Tough Stains

While there are a few easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions out there, getting it done right the first time-by knowledgeable professionals-can allow you to have the peace and mind of clean, stain resistant furniture once and for all! Chem-Dry’s fabric protectant is a breeze, proven and effective. By using a tough, stain resistant solution that is easy on the environment, your upholstery will remain cleaner longer.

Plan your appointment with Chem-Dry of Stockton today!

5/28/16


5 Natural Cleaners You Should Be Using

Most people don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in your cleaning supplies. Some are so harsh that they recommend avoiding contact with skin and eyes, which is scary! Using your own natural green cleaning products will give your home an eco-friendly cleaning that's powerful as well as gentle. However, this list of cleaning products don't contain toxic vapors and harsh chemicals. Listed here are five naturally organic products that may be found in just about any home that do a great job of cleaning minus the chemicals. We have rounded them up in a list for you together with the best way to clean with them! natural cleaning tips

5- Vinegar

This cleaning product is best used in the kitchen, but the bathroom is another place you can use this great cleaner. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but do not worry, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its antibacterial effect and acidic nature. Research conducted in Japan found that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the advantage of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

It can be used for cleaning kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When combined with baking soda, it can cut through grease too. Additionally, it can whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn spots around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

3- Lemon Juice

If you look at the ingredients used in cleaners you will notice there is lemon in a lot of them. Well you will find there's reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can wipe out mold and can breakdown grease as well. That is not all, lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a closer look at lemon oil's ability to lessen the growth of mold by applying a coat of vinegar and lemon juice to roast beef. The study illustrated the prevention of mold spore germination and development. Combine natural lemon juice and vinegar and/or olive oil to create a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is actually a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. When wine is made, a powder develops inside the wine barrels while fermenting. This powder stems from tartaric acid, which naturally occurs during winemaking. It's left behind in the barrels and then later can be used for baking. Cream of tartar may be used for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathtub tile, removing rust stains, renewing scratched dishes, and cleaning the gunk off your toaster. To remove rust follow these steps:

  1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to make a paste.
  2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda Baking soda is a natural deodorizer while offering an abrasive quality that outperforms other toxic, powdered commercial cleansers. Use it on a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains and even clean grimy ovens inside. Also, adding salt to baking soda gives it an extra boost of scrubbing power!

These types of cleaning products may be found in your own home. These 5 products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it concerns cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry. Chem-Dry is all about healthy living and cleaning, that is why a lot of our products are Green Certified! Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment. Consider using Chem-Dry to support the health of your family.

4/19/16


Need Help Maintaining Your Rugs?

Many individuals choose to cover high traffic parts of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. Nevertheless, how do you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Even though it may seem a impossible task, you will find some great tips for keeping your rugs looking their finest. Using the proper care and attention, you will be able to maintain the look of your rugs even in the high traffic areas. Here are some tips and tricks to help

  • Choose the Right Rug- Picking the right color for your area rug is a great idea, but just be sure you also think about the material that it is made out of. You want to choose a material that is definitely durable and sturdy. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you choose can make a big difference in just how long it will last. Nylon and wool carpets may be good choices, since they offer a very durable material that can withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.area rug on hard wood floors
  • Plan Ahead- Protect your rugs by limiting how much moisture and dirt which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, making sure that family and guests wipe off their shoes or remove them. This straightforward precautionary method can be a very efficient way to help keep your rugs clean. If possible, you may also consider removing your shoes by the front door to keep any dirt from entering into the house.
  • Vacuuming is Necessary- Frequent vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Vacuuming helps to lift the dust out from the carpet fiber before it settles in and damages the rug. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it ought to be vacuumed. This can even mean vacuuming daily to keep dirt and soil to a minimum.
  • Act Immediately- Areas that are prone to a lot of traffic may also be more prone to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly if a spill happens on your rug. If required, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the impacted area. The faster you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug leaving a stain. It's also best to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs too to make clean up a whole lot easier.

Call Chem-Dry of Stockton for all your area rug cleaning needs! You won’t find better area rug cleaners in Stockton.

3/29/16


Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!
Have you thought about what you are going to get your significant other this year for Valentine's Day? There is usually one in a relationship that likes to have a clean tidy house more than the other. If you are not the cleaning type, call the experts in to clean your carpets. We just had the Holidays and winter storms came in hard and dirt and water may have been tracked into your home. Don't you worry, Chem-Dry can clean your carpets and get them looking new again without you having to be out of the house for hours on end. If you don't know, we use less water than other carpet cleaners, which means that there is a quicker dry time and there is less time for mold and mildew to grow inside your carpet. Our main Stockton carpet cleaner is also Green Certified that is why it is called, The Natural!

So if you are in need of a gift idea that will last for awhile, Stockton carpet cleaning by Chem-Dry of Stockton is a good idea! Check out these fun facts while dialing our number to get your appointment scheduled for your lover!

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2/8/16

New Year, New Goals!

The brand new year has arrived and this means you are looking at changing up your life-style in more than just one way. You set goals for yourself and you know that you would like to keep them, therefore we incorporate some ideas to help you stay on track with your goals from your home to your health.

Health/Body: We know that you want to get in shape, strengthen or set an ambition to run a race but after a a short while that new years goals 2016goal appears to get farther away. The toughest part about exercising is starting out. Just put on your gym shoes, a great start, the most difficult part has ended. Should you have only 10 minutes, make those Ten minutes matter and work your guts out and also sweat hard! A different way to help your body feel great would be to drink plenty of water. If you're a soft drink drinker, choose a friend and have a competition to see who will last the longest without drinking soda. It could possibly surprise you how a little competitiveness will keep the soft drink away. Drink plenty of water, your entire body will thank you! Taking care of your body is essential and you can also have set a lifestyle goal. To keep your home cleaner or to help your kids learn how to pick-up after themselves might be your goal and Chem-Dry is here to assist.

Home: Keeping your house clean is hard should there be snow or rain outside. The dirt and water get tracked into your home and gets pushed down into your carpets. Overtime this leads to dark lines where your family members walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines. To avoid these lines, have your family members and guests take off their footwear off when entering your home. Of course, if you currently have these lines call Chem-Dry and then we will take care of them for you! A brand new year means a new you! Stick to your goals and you will be glad you did in the long run.

Chem-Dry of Stockton is rooting for you and can help with your carpet cleaning needs! Call us today at 209-463-4433!

1/25/16


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Chem-Dry of Stockton! We know that spills and stains are going to happen and guests are going to track in dirty snow. But don't let this get you down. Chem-Dry of Stockton is here for you to get those tough Holiday stains out. Enjoy some fun facts about the Holidays as you wait for you guests to arrive. Some will surprise you!

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12/7/15


Holiday Cleaning Time is Here!

As the holiday season approaches, most of us will likely be busy with get-togethers, decorating, shopping, and cooking. With the commotion of this busy season, it's a challenge to find time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the ideal time for you to consider getting your carpets professionally cleaned. Not only will your house be fresh, clean, and prepared for entertaining, however you can leave all of the work to specialists and spend your time enjoying the holidays. Having your carpets professionally cleaned is helpful for a lot of reasons.

family over for holiday dinnerTips and Tricks to a Clean Home: First of all, it is really an excellent way to present a clean, spotless home. While it is certainly important to vacuum your carpets regularly, vacuuming alone is not enough to get rid of the grime and dirt which gets tracked into your home. This is usually very true for homeowners with pets and youngsters. As time passes, your carpets can start to appear dingy. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that will provide a deep clean for the carpets, leaving them bright and fresh. In addition to the beauty of professionally cleaned carpets, it can also help to sanitize your home, ridding it of undesirable germs and bacteria. If you are looking to possess a home that isn't only clean but sanitary too, then take into account Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning package. With the use of products specifically designed to destroy germs and bacteria, you can be sure your home will probably be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

This is another special benefit for individuals who suffer from allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning may greatly reduce the things that trigger allergies from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen plus more in your house. Additionally, an expert cleaning is especially effective at eliminating spots and unwanted odors. If you are wanting to entertain this holiday season, you don’t plan to be embarrassed by unattractive stains or unpleasant odors. With the assistance of Chem-Dry professionals, you are able to welcome guests and start feeling confident that your carpets can look and smell their finest. This holiday season, buy the gift of a clean and beautiful home from Chem-Dry. Not only will you be enjoying the benefits of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you'll be helping to increase the life and quality of your carpets. After all, there is no place like home for the holidays!

Call Chem-Dry of Stockton to finish your cleaning checklist by cleaning your carpets and upholstery items. Reach us at 209-463-4433!

11/16/15


The Scariest, Dirtiest Things At Your Residence

BOO! Halloween is here and while your watching scary movies and getting ready for trick or treaters, you may be thinking that there is absolutely nothing that will frighten you! WRONG!

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You can find scary things lurking around your house that you just have not even thought plus they are much more scary than any spooky Halloween movie! We are counting down the most frightening, grossest things in your home and just what you can do to prevent or help your home remain clean!

Pillows You may think that your bed can be a safe, cozy place to sleep, but there are dust mites that feed off your dead skin flakes. Gross! Experts recommend that you should change your pillow every 18 months to 2 years. That does not mean to put it in the guest room, it indicates throw it away!

Reusable Shopping Bags This really is one which you never think of but there are lots of germs, bacteria and also E Coli crawling around inside the fabric. Disgusting! So to assist in keeping bacteria and cross contamination at a minimal, ensure that you are washing them in sizzling hot water and detergent. Also, ensure that you are keeping bags segregated from the ones that carry fresh produce and ones that hold meats.

Steering Wheel This particular item most likely are not inside your home, but definitely inside your garage and is commonly tracked in to your property. The steering wheel is covered in bacteria and could be worse than the usual toilet seat (eew!) if you don't sanitize it regularly. At least one time per month, wipe down your car with disinfecting wipes and vacuum it out as well.

Door and Window Tracks If you've looked at your windows and have seen how gross they can get, you can also see how much dust gathers up there. Dust might cause allergic reactions, sniffling and sneezing! Aachoo! To clean these up ensure that you vacuum out the tracks after which you can work with a tooth brush and cleaning soap to scrub out the crud!

Light Switches Walking in and out of the bathroom and home, turning on and off lights, you never recognize how much you touch the switches. Mix one portion rubbing alcohol and one part water and wipe down every switch and door knob while your at it!

Many of these things are easy to clean and can easily make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. Take these easy steps to clean and disinfect your home!

Happy Halloween from Chem-Dry of Stockton!

10/20/15


Keeping The House Clean with Pets
We realize that animal owners are always looking for ways to keep their residence smelling clean and fresh, but now your search has ended. While pets provide us with lots of company, they may also provide the house with undesirable odors. The most effective ways to keep a fresh and clean home is to preserve your floors and carpets clean. Routine wetmopping and vacuuming is undoubtedly important, yet it's not enough when confronted with pet odors. The oils and fur from the pet’s skin can permeate deep within your carpet fibers, which makes it hard for vacuuming alone to lose the odors. It is highly recommended to have your carpets cleaned by professionals on a routine basis to help you get rid of these unwelcome odors. When choosing the correct carpet cleaner for your home, be sure to take your pet’s health and safety into account.
Cleaning with Clean Products
A person wouldn’t think of giving the family pet food which has been contaminated or cleaning them with soaps that contain unsafe chemicals, so just why clean your carpets with soaps that include these same contaminants? Your four-legged friend probably spends a lot of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you'll be able to feel better about. You will discover professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that supply “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. Additionally this process give you a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses all-natural products straight from Mother Nature that are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. There is no need to stress that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and overall health. Rather, you are able to relax realizing that your carpets are actually cleaned having a product which is safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly. If your pet likes to relax on the pieces of furniture, additionally, there are natural products that can be used to safely clean your upholstery to boot. The health and safety of your family and your pets is invaluable. Don’t risk it by utilizing harsh cleaning products in your house. It is possible to achieve the results you want without the risk by staying with all natural cleaning products that are nontoxic. You won't just have a fresh, clean home…but more to the point you will have healthy house. That’s some thing to be happy with!
Cleaning your carpets and upholstery is the best thing we do here at Chem-Dry of Stockton! Call us today at (209) 463-4433
9/22/15

Back to School Activities Bring Dirt
School is back in session and the children are no longer making you crazy in your own home. Although with back to school comes, back to activities for your children. Whether it's football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or anything else, your schedule is filled with going from here to there everyday! We know how hard of a hassle it is hoping to get the kids out of our home on time and remembering all their equipment. Don’t let this get to you or your home. We have some ideas of keeping your kid’s sports off the carpet and into the correct place. Save your carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Create a “Drop Space”
Regardless of whether you have a mud room, garage or entry way, come up with a designated spot or basket for your kids to place all their sports gear into once they go back homecoming from all their practices. This educates them to put things away in an organised style. This helps when you find yourself late to practice and can’t seem to find one cleat or that one baseball glove. You will know that it is there and also you won’t be asking your kids one hundred times where they left it. It will keep the stressful days much easier to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will remain looking fresh without the dirt and grim being pulled all around them.
2. Make Your Kids Help
We all know that some children feel qualified to receive everything and here is an effective way to ease them into the real-world and help in your home too. Having a clean, nice looking house needs to be a family affair. So don’t bear the load of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting all on your own? Delegating small tasks to each and every member of your family is a win/win, as it allows the children to be aware of responsibility as well as what becoming a team player is all about! The kids will even appreciate you more, simply because they realize how hard it isto maintain the home looking in good shape.
3. Get prepared for Tomorrow
Our last tip is to have your kids get prepared for tomorrow after dinner and homework are finished. Make them pre-plan their next outfit right down to the shoes. Make sure each of their sports equipment is ready to go and nothing is absent. This takes the stress level of early morning way down and it can help you know thatyour children have everything that they need for the next day. Also, as they won’t be running in and out of the home to get forgotten about items it's going to end up saving your carpet from more dirt and grim.
We realize this is usually a demanding time and we here at Chem-Dry of Stockton wish to help you and your family. Call now to really get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and you will be glad you did. Happy Back to School!
8/26/15

Summer Cleaning Schedule

Regardless of whether you live with your significant other, or you run a busy household of kids and pets, it’s challenging to keep your place clean. The truth is, it can seem like a hopeless feat with beds, which need to be made, floors that need to be mopped and dishes that ought to be done! Exactly why are you doing all the work yourself? Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a few quick and simple steps-no ‘period of adjustment’ required.

Toddlers Can Clean Too

It is never to early to give your children responsibilities. Even if it just picking up one toy or shutting a drawer. No matter how quiet and serene or loud and hectic your house may be, the same rule applies: if you have a healthy home, you have a happy home. When you've got toddlers to clean up after, bedrooms can get messy and shared living spaces (living room, dining room, common area) can look like a disaster. Do you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmania devil? Great! Use it to your benefit! Teach them to be accountable for one small chore, such as tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after having fun with them. Just implementing a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis, and you’ll notice the time it saves you.

Have a Reward System

Whatever age you may be, everyone could use a reason to stay on track. Head to your local school supply store and buy some markers, stickers and a large sheet of cardboard or whiteboard or print this chart for each one of your family members. On Sunday make a list of the chores each week that you needs to be done before play time or hanging out with friends. Just be sure to keep the chores age appropriate. In the end, you want each child to feel good about themselves, not frustrated because the task at hand is too challenging to complete. Together, think of a reward for a week’s worth of chores accomplished. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite ice cream shop? Or, would everyone enjoy a round of miniature golf? Or, a night at the park with the whole family? Implement an incentive that will motivate your family to do a great job taking care of their personal belongings, and you’ll have a family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes happy memories, together! 

All this cleaning with keep your house looking clean and fresh, but when you want a really deep clean, call Chem-Dry of Stockton to clean your carpets and upholstery items!

7/14/15


Summertime FUN! getting out paint in your carpet

It is summer and the youngsters are out of school, which means lots and lots of messes. Being artistic is a talent, but when your child draws his latest masterpiece on your carpets, it can be a detriment. Some stains take time and effort to remove from carpets fibers, although some are relatively easy. If you have the occasional paint spill from your child’s artwork project, here’s some good news: paint is easier to remove than many other stains and spills out there. Here’s how to fix those paint and crayon spills to help make your carpets like new again:

Tricks for Treating Wet Paint

The overall principle for do-it-yourself stain removal is never to scrub, but to soak up its moisture (and with as much patience as possible!) The same approach comes into play when your child has scribbled their “artwork” on your beautiful living room carpet. Witnessing the splatter of a palate of finger paints can work you into a craze, but instead, run to the paper towels and calmly begin soaking up the maximum amount of paint as you can. Many people make the mistake of ‘blotting’ paint or another substance that has started to soak into their carpets fibers. This process can actually make things worse; instead, lay dry paper towels over the wet paint and give it a couple of seconds to soak up as much liquid as possible. Repeat until there’s no more moisture left. At this point, you’ll have removed the majority of the paint. What’s left will be some dry paint. Leave the remaining steps until the next morning!

How to Remove Dry Paint

There are numerous options you have to remove dry paint, and both require a razor or knife. Choose nail polish remover or WD-40-both work well as a ‘quick fix’ and get the job done until your professional cleaners can come in and thoroughly clean your carpet stains and spills.

• If you’re using nail polish remover…this do-it-yourself remedy is quick and fool proof. Lather up your nail polish brush into the solution and start to apply it onto your carpet. Working with a simple brushing motion (similar to how you’d brush nail color onto your nails) dab it with a fresh coat every other minute or so. The color of the paint will start to fade, and once it does, you can start to dab the affected region with some cold water and a rag. Vacuum your carpet as a last step, and if the stain hasn’t gone away, contact your trustworthy cleaning professional to discuss stain removal options.

• If you’re using WD-40…consider it a smart tool to have on hand in order to remove dried paint from the fibers of your carpet. It comes in the form of a spray lubricant and is excellent at breaking down certain spills such as paint. Generously spray the affected region of your carpet with WD-40 and let it sit for up to 25 minutes. Take a rag, and scrub the paint until you begin to see it come off in bits and pieces onto your rag. Scrub vigorously, and continue to do so until it’s come off on both sides of your rag, leaving very little residue on your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum your carpet, and if a stain persists, contact your local Chem-Dry of Stockton professional to effectively get the job done for you.

Happy, healthy and clean carpets are what you deserve…despite how cute that little Picasso of yours may be as he paints them to his heart’s content!

6/29/15


Allergy Awareness Month

There 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.

dog urine removalSo 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 of Stockton 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 giantfilters, 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 Chem-Dry of Stockton 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


HAPPY VALENTINE'S from Chem-Dry of Stockton! 

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 of Stockton 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!

2/10/15 


Are you Clean for 2015?

Is your home ready for a fresh new look? Let us clean your carpets and upholstery and then follow these tips to keep it clean!

-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.

-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!

-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 aree 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!

new year cleaning

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!

1/12/14


 

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 Chem-Dry of Stocktoni 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 209-463-4433. Incase you didn't know...the HOLIDAYS are here!!!

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

12/14/2014

 


5 Reasons to Choose the Experts at Chem-Dry

1. Values

Chem-Dry adheres to a set of core values that guide our thinking and lead to our decisions. These values help us accomplish our mission of providing the best possible service to every customer. Our values are summarized in 5 reasons why to choose Chem-Dry.

2. Quality

We are known for quality carpet care at a great value. As the largest carpet cleaning company in the nation, Chem-Dry is dedicated to the highest level of quality service. We combine the brand trust of a national system with local service. You know we'll work hard to take care of our community's cleaning service needs, because we live here too.

3. Expertise

We are experienced in servicing a variety of types of fabric, providing the appropriate care for even the finest carpets, rugs and upholstery. We are qualified and knowledgeable in a wide variety of carpet and upholstery cleaning services. We take ongoing opportunities to gain new experiences, add services and improve our tools as we always strive to stay on top of our industry.

4. Education

Chem-Dry believes in educating both our staff and our customers. By educating our Chem-Dry staff through annual training and required certification, we stay on the cutting edge of the carpet cleaning industry. By educating our customers, they become more knowledgeable about cleaning and caring for their floors, rugs and upholstery. This helps customers make better cleaning decisions and increases the long-lasting effect of Chem-Dry services. Ask us about our ongoing education to keep at the cutting edge of cleaning technology.

5. The Chem-Dry Brand Promise

Chem-Dry will delight our customers with the cleanest and fastest drying carpets and upholstery in the industry. Our products will be expertly applied so as to be gentle on carpets and property, safe for people and pets, and our services will be delivered by trustworthy, friendly professionals. Trust the Chem-Dry experts.

posted 11/16/2014


Chem-Dry VS Steam

There are many considerations to take into account when choosing a carpet cleaning company, but Chem-Dry's unique approach to carpet cleaning provides a Drier, Cleaner, Healthier experience for your home or business. In order to restore your carpets to their original glory, we have spent countless hours harnessing the unique power of carbonation to provide the most thorough clean possible.

Have you ever poured a carbonated drink and watched it bubbled at the top? This is because carbonation has natural “lifting” properties; these bubbles will always rise to the top of your glass. Going along with that, Chem-Dry's carbonated solution penetrates deep into carpets, obliterating stains at the source with millions of tiny bubbles. We have meticulously configured this reaction to gather all unnatural particles and lift these to the top of your carpet, where we can easily then extract them using our proprietary hot water extraction technique. Our proprietary solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, leaving you with the most thorough, most healthy,  and the most satisfying clean available anywhere.

While on the other hand, most competitors use steam cleaning; a method where they dump harsh soaps and large amounts of water into your carpets only to try and suck them back out. Your carpets are clean, but not for long. While your carpets appear clean, the mess has actually just been pushed deeper down to be hidden and creates an even larger problem by growing mold and bacteria. Not to mention that all that water dumped into your carpet will mean they won't be dry for days to come. Our method only uses a fraction of that moisture, meaning with the Chem-Dry method your carpets will be dry in just 1-2 hours. In the time steam cleaning your carpets would take we can have you cleaned and back to your normal routine. Once you experience luxury without the price tag you'll never be satisfied with anyone else.

And at such convenient prices you won't be able to pass up the change to have a drier, cleaner, healthier home or business. We can help restore your dingy carpets, but only if you call today!

Posted 10/19/2014

 


Spot Removal Steps from Chem-Dry of Stockton

We all know it is good to have your carpets professionally cleaned - but it's even more beneficial to know when to make an appointment. 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! The experts want you to call them for all stains and spots.

Helping you is our M.O. we want to help you with a few secrets from the real carpet cleaning professionals. Warm water and a white cloth are all you need for the first remedy. To apply, dampen the stain on your carpet, then gently blot it with the cloth. Be cautious when using this technique that you do not wipe or scrub.  This can damage your carpet and cause the stain to bleed into the surrounding carpet that was previously unstained. Simply blotting the stain with the towel will produce the best results. The water helps dissolve the stain and the towel pulls absorbs. If the spot transfers, the towel will start to darken and you want to check often for transfer. If the stain is not coming out of the carpet, do not continue this process. Club soda is the next home remedy to try if hot water doesn't fix the problem. This is a great alternative because club soda is also a natural cleaner - using the same principles behind Chem-Dry's cleaning solutions. Proceed with the same process you used with the hot water: dampening the problem area and blotting with a white towel. If you don't have success with warm water or club soda, then it is time to give Chem-Dry a call!

Our powerful, yet gentle techniques make us confident we can finally get rid of those pesky spots and stains by whisking away unwanted particles. For those tough to remove stains, call Chem-Dry!

posted 9/15/2014


GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!

Ketchup, jelly, chocolate, soda, honey, punch... Have you noticed these things on your carpet more this summer with the kids at home? Everybody loves their kids and pets - but that doesn't mean you have to love the mess they leave at home during the summer. In the fall, however, the mess once again becomes manageable with school starting again. With all the chaos that comes from preparations for the fall, you have enough on your plate to worry about. We'll take care of getting your home back in order. 

Even though there are many reasons to choose Chem-Dry, the most apparent is our unique cleaning process, allowing us to clean deeper than any other brand. 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. Trust us with your carpets and give us a call today!

 


Sanitize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Chem-Dry of Stockton

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 Chem-Dry of Stockton 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 (209) 463-4433.

 

posted 7/17/2014


Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial CleaningChem-Dry of Stockton 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 proprietary, 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 proprietary 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 Chem-Dry of Stockton should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/12/2014

 

 

Scheduling an Appointment?

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

 

  • 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


 

Chem-Dry Spring Cleaning

Chem-Dry of Stockton 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.

Spring Cleaning Carpet CleaningMost 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 4/11/2014


 

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 Chem-Dry of Stockton 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 GOLDThe 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.

Chem-Dry of Stockton 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 3/18/2014


 

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