Carpet Cleaning


Miscellaneous Blog | Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County

Back To School Tips - August 4, 2017

As summer comes to and end and the back-to-school season approaches, it can be hard to get back into the swing of all things school. With a new school year comes a lot of changes: new teachers, new schedule, new responsibilities, and maybe even a new school. The biggest trick to tackle the back-to-school blues is to plan ahead. Below are 20 ways that you can help you, and your children, prepare for the fresh school year.

  1. Set your kids’ alarms to ‘School Time’ two weeks before the first day.
  2. Discuss what your kids can expect on their first day, so they can feel more prepared.
  3. Have your kids set realistic goals for the school year.
  4. Go through your children’s clothing to determine what they have overgrown. This will make room for their new back-to-school clothes.
  5. Obtain a class list of things your children will need this school year.
  6. Let your kids tag along during back-to-school shopping. Allow them to pick out their own items.
  7. Shop for supplies and clothes early, you’ll want to avoid the rush.
  8. Replace old backpacks for newer, more ergonomically correct ones.
  9. Do something fun with your kids to end the summer season.
  10. Take them to their school to allow them to get comfortable with the layout and locations of important rooms such as their classroom, bathrooms, lunchroom, etc.
  11. Sign your children up for after school programs to keep them active.
  12. Set and enforce specific school friendly bed-times.
  13. Encourage your kids to layout their clothes before they go to bed.
  14. Meet the teachers your children will have this year.
  15. Call us to get a fresh feeling home before the craziness of the school year ensues.

Allergens In The Home - May 3, 2017

Did you know that allergens are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S.? Many Americans suffer from allergies during the Spring season, and one of the number one places allergens hide is in your home.

So what exactly are you living with? What lies beneath might surprise you. Did you know that eight out of 10 people in the U.S. are exposed to dust mites daily? That’s because 2,000 dust mites can live on one ounce of carpet dust. Six out of 10 are exposed to dog or cat dander and pet dander is more potent in causing allergic reactions than the animal’s fur or hair. That’s really rough for the 5-10% of Americans that are allergic to pet dander. And just because you are inside does not mean you are safe from pollen. It is carried inside on your clothes, hair, pets, open windows and doors.

Americans pay $1.3 billion for allergy-related doctor visits and over $11 billion for allergy medications annually. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something to help control your allergies and keep some of your hard earned cash in your pocket? It’s not a hopeless battle. There are several things you can do to cut back on dirt and allergens in your home which can trigger an attack:

  • Dust to control mites. By dusting surfaces and washing bedding often, you can control the amount of dust mites in your home.
  • Vacuum often. Vacuuming once or twice a week will reduce the surface dust mites and animal dander in your home. Use a high quality 3 stage HEPA filter type vacuum.
  • Professionally clean your carpets and upholstery. Every 3-4 months, have Chem-Dry deep clean your carpets and upholstery to remove 98% of common allergens*.
  • Reduce pet dander. Wash house pets weekly to cut down on the amount of allergens in your home. In between baths, wipe down pets when they return from outdoors.
  • Shut out pollen. Keep windows and doors closed to keep pollen out. Use an air filter and change it regularly.
  • Limit dirt intrusion. Put out a durable entrance mat for people to wipe off their feet before entering your home. Then require everyone to take off their shoes so less dirt is tracked inside.

For further information on the amount of dirt, bacteria, and allergens that infiltrate our living spaces, check out the infographic below and make sure and share it with your friends.


Spring Cleaning Hot Spots - April 10, 2016

Did you know that Americans spendapproximately 90 percent of their time indoors? With that being said, spring cleaning becomes even more essential to create a safe and healthy living space. Spring cleaning can be quite a daunting task with the amount of cleaning there is to be done. The experts here at Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County recommend that you don’t miss the following overlooked germ hotspots in your home. Cleaning these several areas help minimize germs and reduce allergens this season.

  • Tile. Porous grout, tile and stone can act like a magnet for dirt, dust and grimy particles such as mold spores. As undesirable particles gather on stone and tile surfaces, they can easily become a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria in addition to masking the original color of the tile. For tile and grout cleaning in the bathroom and kitchen, it’s best to use a neutral pH tile cleaner in order to protect any previously applied sealers. Luckily for you, Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County offers professional tile and stone cleaning, so you don’t have to do it yourself!
  • Upholstery. Upholstered furniture including sofas, love seats, recliners and dining room chairs provide a cozy haven for dust mites and dead skin. To reduce dust and dead skin build-up, thoroughly vacuum fabric-covered furniture and wash removable upholstery covers in hot water, letting them air dry.
  • Carpets, Rugs and Mats. Carpeting, rugs and mats accumulate dust and can become a feeding ground for microscopic dust mites. They pick up everything from pet urine to toenails and can hold approximately 200,000 bacteria per square inch. Bacteria and germs hiding in carpet fibers are not killed by vacuuming alone. So it’s absolutely vital to deep clean the area underneath rugs and mats as well. In fact, the EPA recommends homeowners have their carpets, rugs, and mats professionally cleaned two to three times a year.

  • Curtains and Blinds. Window curtains and blinds collect dust and dirt easily. Remove dust build-up by shutting blinds and dusting with a microfiber cloth. Next, close blinds in the opposite direction for a quick, thorough wipe-down using a non-toxic window cleaner and clean cloth.
  • Mattress. The average bed holds up to 10,000 dust mites, which can cause hay fever, asthma and allergies. Mattresses are a dust mite’s paradise as people sweat up to a half pint of moisture each night and shed up to nine pounds of skin each year while they sleep. Vacuum the mattress thoroughly and turn it over. Mattresses should be vacuumed at least once a month and turned over every six months to reduce dust mites. 
  • Behind Stove and Refrigerator. Over time, crumbs, grease and other unwanted particles accumulate in these areas, providing a food source for insects and other pests. If possible, move the appliance out from the wall and unplug. Using a long-handled, slightly damp sponge, mop the back of the appliance to lift dust from the surface and then wipe the floor and walls with hot soapy water.

Don’t procrastinate your spring cleaning this year! Need help tackling your spring cleaning this year? Give Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County a call. We would be more than happy to ease the burden that comes along with this warmer season!


Holiday Savings - December 12, 2016

With the December holidays vastly approaching, it's time to think about getting your home deep cleaned. Nobody wants company, including family, to come over during the holidays to find a home in complete disarray. Luckily for you, Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County is offering several specials to soften the holiday expense blow. Check out the discounts they are offering, and take advantage of them today!

Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County wishes you a happy holiday season!


Cleaning Up For Company - November 4, 2016

There is so much to accomplish in advance of the big holiday at the end of this month. Cleaning your residence might be last on your list of preparations. But there is a lot to be done! You will want to dust, vaccum, deep clean the bathrooms, prepare those extra bedrooms for your loved ones, give your kitchen some much needed love, and so much more. A lot of the time, getting your carpets deep cleaned gets forgotten in the havoc that is preparing for company to come over for the holidays. Don't forget about your carpets this year. It'll leave your home feeling fresh, like it never has before! Feel at ease this holiday season, let us do all of your tough cleaning.


Don't worry, though! There is still plenty of time. Get your deep clean done now. Give us a call for all of your carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning needs!

Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County | (479) 646-8800


A Spooky Good Clean - October 8, 2016

We go throughout our lives knowing that we need to be regularly cleaning things such as our toilets and sinks, but what about all of the other things in our house that are regularly neglected? The following items need a spooky good cleaning in your home this Halloween season.

Your Mattress
After a long day at work, you can’t wait to crawl into bed and enjoy your favorite TV show. Then you remember what your local Chem-Dry told you about your mattress. Your mattress is filled with pounds of dead skin, gallons of sweat, and millions of dust mites. Sounds like a nightmare doesn’t it?

Your Carpet
If you aren’t getting your carpet regularly cleaned, you should. Your carpet is a magnet for hair, dust, pet fur, dead skin cells, allergens, and so much more. Not only that, if you aren’t getting your carpet professionally cleaned, you have the potential of mold collecting underneath that soft cushioning underneath your feet. Also, your carpet contains 4,000 times more bacteria than your toilet. Think about that disturbing fact next time you’re lying on your carpet.

Your Remote Control
We bet you didn’t know that the thing that you touch multiple times a day is one of the dirtiest items in your house. Your remote is sneezed on, spilled on, and covered with spills and messes daily. It give us the heebie-jeebies just thinking about all of the bacteria that accumulates on your TV remote daily.

Your Couches
We eat, we lounge, we watch TV, and so much more on our couches, but couches are known for their disgusting manner. There’s crumbs and change in the cracks, there’s bacteria on your couch (just as much as what is on your toilet seat), and disease causing bacteria survives on soft surfaces for 24 hours. Do yourself a favor, get your couches professionally cleaned before it’s too late!

Your Kitchen Sponge
Just like it was mentioned in some of our other items on this list, your kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat. We are washing our dishes with something that is dirtier than our toilet? Not to mention that some organisms from our food get lodged into the nooks and crannies of our, so called, cleaning device. Now that is eerie.
Don’t let the inside of your home be as spooky as the decorations outside it.

Happy Halloween from Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County!


Chem-Dry Cares - September 7, 2016

Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County is dedicated to assisting families maintain a happy, healthy home. That motivation extends to all family members, including pets. Chem-Dry is happy to supply an assortment of excellent cleaning services - which includes our progressive Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) - that assist pet owners retain a clean, risk-free and healthy household for both their two-legged and their four-legged loved ones.
As an expansion to this commitment, Chem-Dry is raising funds for Best Friends Animal Society® to promote pet adoption and support no-kill animal shelters all over the country.

Every day, around 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters all-around the United States because they don’t have a home. This unfortunate reality can be conquered by helping people to undertake pets and by putting into action spay/neuter programs that cut down the quantity of animals entering shelters.

Best Friends Animal Society has been developing helpful programs to save animals for longer than 30 years. Before they started, nearly 17 million animals had been killed in shelters each year. Currently, that amount is down to about 4 million. Best Friends is committed to spending so much time every single day until that number reaches zero. To learn more regarding Best Friends Animal Society click here.

Please join us in assisting this worthwhile and critical cause. Your charitable contributions go instantly to Best Friends Animal Society® and their SaveThem All® network of over 1,500 no-kill shelters throughout the country.

Click right here to give today!


Back to School - August 3, 2016

It’s time to get your carpets cleaned out simply because it’s time to go back to school. What does school have to do with carpets you ask? Well the answer might possibly astonish you. The carpets in your home respond as huge air filters that seize dust and bacteria which were at some point flying in the air around you. In fact, independent studies exhibit that the air in your home can be 10 times more infected with allergens and bacteria than the air just outside your doors. When you clean your carpets you clean a significant filter that can now work once again capturing those little bugs you don’t desire floating all around this time of year.

Our carpet cleaning method uses natural green authorized products that when used with our sanitizers can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. Considering that back to school time generally means kids brining home bugs they picked up from peers, doesn’t it make sense to clean the greatest air filters in your home, your carpets?

We know you want a healthy home and can help you achieve that by using our hot carbonating extraction system to clean your carpets, upholstery and more. This process uses the power of carbonation to lift up dirt, allergens, dust mites, bacteria, and much more from the carpet fibers and we use significantly less water than our competitors leaving your carpets cleaner, dryer and healthier.

Supply your children, and family, the most effective chance to stay protected this back to school season with Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County.


Moving Out? - June 2, 2016

Moving out may be one troublesome task. Between packing, cleaning and boxing up your property, moving could very well bring about immense stress and anxiety in your life. We made the decision to create this blog to help take a bit of your moving burdons off your shoulders.

packing up your property could be a trip down memory lane or a journey down stressful street. We are expecting that the following suggestions will pave the way for memory lane. First, have a yard sale to eliminate of all of your unused or unwanted items. Yes, that includes the shirt in the back of your closet that you haven't put on in two years. The less you must pack, the better! Next, color coordinate your boxes with duct tape. By doing this you can conveniently observe what boxes go to what room. Third, purchase and sell moving resources on Craigslist or your local classifieds. Conserving money is always a excellent thing! Lastly, pack smaller sized items in bigger ones to help you save space!

Once you've boxed up your possessions, the real fun starts - cleaning. What your property managers would like you to know is that they like you to leave your rental spotless. That includes the basebords, in and out of the refridgerator, behind the refridgerator, the inside and outside of the windows should be cleaned, and much much more. However, the majority of people do not know that property owners expect to have all of the carpets in your rental to be expertly cleaned. Don't forget to schedule an appointment with a qualified carpet cleaner, like us, four weeks before your move-out date!
Down the page is a free printable checklist to help sort out the insanity that is moving out!


Tips to Get Rid of Pesky Spots - May 5, 2016

Whether it's dribbles or ridiculous accidents, food and beverage blemishes undoubtedly are a part of everybody's life. Having said that, there is no need to be left with them permanently. You have come to the right place if you're in need of beneficial advice on how to eliminate of life's pesky spills. Directly below we touch on some simple steps on treating these bothersome spots in your home. Don't forget, though, that a couple of life's tough stains may require a Specialty Stain Removal analysis from us, your local Chem-Dry carpet and upholstery cleaner.
1. Act quickly - the longer the stain sits, the more it sets.
2. Blot, scratch, or brush the stain. NEVER rub it in.
3. Work from the exterior of the stain in. This will help keep the stain from spreading.
4. Know what type of stain you are working with, so you can opt for the right type of cleaner to eliminate it.

  


5. Call us for expert stain and spot removal if the above efforts are not successful.

* For water based stains use Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Remover
*For oil based stains use Chem-Dry's Grease and Oil Remover


Six Spring Cleaning Tips - April 5, 2016

Spring is the time of the year that delivers April showers and May flowers! In conjunction with the adjustment in climate, this season triggers a whole monster of it's own - Spring cleaning. At Chem-Dry we understand that Spring cleaning can be a bothersome endeavor, but we are here to give you a couple pieces of advice that will make your cleaning a lot less laborious!

1. Know your allergy triggers
Every person has a number of microscropic debris that result in our allergy symptoms. Some of the most common triggers are pet dander, tree pollen, mold spores, and dust mites. Once you figure out what your allergy triggers are, guide your Spring cleaning towards getting rid of those annoying particles!

2. Get rid of standing water sources
Not only are standing water sources a mating ground for mosquitos, but it is also a reproduction ground for molds - one of the several most frequent allergy triggers! Always make sure to pour out any standing water you have in and around your dwelling during your Spring cleaning cleanse.

3. Don't just move dust around - trap it
If you're utilizing a feather duster to do the dusting around your home, you will want to change your method of dusting. Feather dusters don't actually remove of the unwanted dust on the surfaces in your home, they just move the dust around. Instead of using that method of dusting, try using a drenched washcloth or papertowel. They will actually trap the unwelcome dust, instead of just moving it around.

4. Keep your house cool and dry
Keeping your dwelling at a lower temperature and humidity will lower the chances of dust mites and mold spores making an appearance in your property this Spring.

5. Wash or replace moldy shower curtains
Make it a point this season to switch that outdated moldy shower curtain that's been hanging up for a long time! Our shower curtains are a breeding ground for mold. Not to mention that the mold can travel to other parts of our home in the warmer months of the year!

6. Remove trapped allergens
As a part of your Spring routine, you should be getting your carpet, upholstery, and rugs expertly cleaned. They operate as air filters in your home, so if allergens are trapped in your carpet or upholstery you're at risk to breathing them in!


Don't forget these six tips and tricks from your neighborhood Chem-Dry while your doing your Spring cleaning this year, and every year after!


What's Your New Year's Resolution? - January 6, 2016

With the New Year in full swing, it is time for a new variety of resolutions! Resolutions range from shedding a couple of pounds to budgeting your money better. In some cases people may even have the straightforward resolution to have a tidier home this year! If you're one of those people, you have arrived to the right place! Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County presents several unique services such as upholstery cleaning, pet urine removal, tile and grout cleaning, carpet cleaning, and much more! Click the buttons below to discover more about each of our services we offer!

    


Keeping your home clean the Chem-Dry way lowers the quantity of allergens in your home by 98% as well as eliminates 89% of airbone bacteria in your home. This will keep your family, and guests, far healthier than ever before! If you haven't considered keeping a cleaner home as your New Year's resolution, you absolutely should! It will be a resolution you won't regret.


Happy Holidays - December 3, 2015

Here at Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with your loved ones! We hope that it is full of laughter and cheer. Make sure you remember to give us a call to have your home start fresh this New Year! Until then, enjoy this list of exciting facts! We bet you are not aware of all of them!


Thankful for a Clean Home - November 4, 2015

With Thanksgiving coming up in the next couple of weeks, you don't want your home looking drab for all of your company to see. Lucky for you, Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County offers several different services to freshen up your home this holiday season!


The first, and most popular service we offer is carpet cleaning. But why should you pick us to clean up your carpet for the holidays? Chem-Dry's method is unique to our competitors. Unlike other carpet cleaners in your area, our methods leave your carpets clean and virtually dry in about 1-2 hours. Instead of having your home out of commission, like you would with our competition, with Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County you can get back to preparing for your festivities! To learn more about our carpet cleaning process click here.


We also offer upholstery cleaning - at an affordable price! Not to mention the high quality of upholstery cleaning we supply. We have an array of stain and grime-fighting solutions without the harsh chemicals included in competitor cleaning brands. Whether its food or paint, sweat or dirt, our master technicians are equipped for your holiday emergency. To learn more about our upholstery cleaning services click here.


Keeping your area rugs looking fresh is very important, especially at this time of the year. An area rug is the center of attention as you walk into a room. Don't let your guests gasp in horror at the state of your rugs. Chem-Dry offers a variety of products and services that help prevent and take care of dark splotches from heavy foot traffic, as well as most spills and stains on your rugs. Give your area rugs a refresher, and your guests will be marveling at your great taste.


We understand that your furry little friends are a part of your family, too. We also know that sometimes those same friends can have an accident from time to time. The stench alone can be atrocious. Don't make your guests suffer through that this holiday season. Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County can help you out with the stench and the stain with our revolutionary P.U.R.T process. To learn more about this revolutionary process click here


At this time of the year, we reflect on the things we are thankful for. Let a clean home be one of them. Give Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County a call today!


Back To School - August 5, 2015

August represents the beginning of a brand new school year for your students. This leaves you with a abode in shambles and with the impending summertime stains that are incredibly not easy to get out of your carpet or upholstery. Plus you're left with no help to clean it up! Don't worry, that's what we are here for. Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County concentrates in getting those hard blemishes out of your carpet and upholstery. Don't believe us? Keep scrolling! 

Unsightly discolorations left behind on your carpet? We can take care of that. With our hot carbonating extraction, we penetrate your carpet and get rid of unnecessary particles from your carpet. From there, those substances are quite easily taken away with water! The best part about using Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County, though, is that your carpet will be free of moisture within 1-2 hours, so you can get back to your living.

We recognize that life can get crazy sometimes, but don't let your upholstery reflect that mayhem! Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County can give your upholstery the restoring recognition it warrants after a lengthy summer vacation.

This month begins a new start for your adolescent students: new friends, new teachers, or maybe even a new school! Let your house gain a fresh start too, with a tidy the Chem-Dry way from Chem-Dry of Crawford and Sebastian County.