Ahh, spring. There’s just something about those first few warm days of the year that make me itch to throw open the windows, organize my j unk drawer, hang clothes out on the line and scrub every surface in my house.
Yet despite the hours I spend each year making sure every room is spick-and-span, there is always one spot I never can get quite clean: The carpet.
I have vacuumed. I rented a carpet cleaner. I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed! Still, I could tell it didn’t get the job done. My allergies were worse indoors, spots on the carpet returned after I’d scrubbed them out — it was maddening!
Thankfully, before I lost my sanity completely, I took a friend’s advice and called Chem-Dry.
A true clean with true customer service
My first introduction to Chem-Dry was meeting Randall Glaze, owner of the Appleton-Oshkosh franchise. Randall put me at ease right away. I could tell from his passion for his job, friendly nature and utmost professionalism that he cared just as much as I do about the look and feel of not only my carpet, but my entire home.
Prior to his visit, we discussed the problems I’d been having — the allergies, the stubborn spots and stains, and the general unclean feeling my carpet gave me. Randall tailored his approach to cleaning based on our conversation. He explained that Chem-Dry’s cleaning process removes 98.1 percent of common household allergens, like cat and dog dander and dust mite allergens.* Plus, when we add Chem-Dry’s sanitizer to the cleaning process, that removes an average of 89 percent of the bacteria in the air and 82.3 percent of the bacteria from carpets.
Then Randall addressed my carpet’s stains. He explained that the cleaning methods I’d used before essentially set me up for failure. While my unique spot-cleaning blend of vinegar, hot water and dish soap might remove dirt for a little while, the soap residue left behind collected dirt, which is why those spots always seemed to reappear.
Randall explained that those stains would come out with Chem-Dry cleaning (and they did!). He also introduced me to Chem-Dry’s Professional Strength Spot Remover to hold me over between cleanings. This cleaner safely removes soil and stains without leaving behind any soapy or foamy residue.
Fast and environmentally friendly
I’ve used carpet cleaning services in the past but they always seemed like such a hassle. Not only would we have to move all our furniture, our carpets stayed wet for days. That’s simply not the case with Chem-Dry.
Thanks to their unique equipment as well as cleaning process and products, no water reaches the carpet pad (where it can lead to mold and mildew). Plus they use only a fraction of the water a typical steam cleaning service would use. Our carpet was dry to the touch within two hours and it was great knowing I wasn’t wasting a ton of water.
So how does it work? Carbonation! Chem-Dry’s cleaning solution is heated to 200 degrees and applied with a special buffing vacuum. The carbonated solution’s bursting bubbles bring dirt and other nasty things up to the top of the carpet, where they’re suctioned up and away.
Chem-Dry uses a unique product called The Natural, which is made up of natural, nontoxic, safe ingredients like plant extracts. It’s green-certified and great for kids and people with allergies or asthma. It is great to know that I can crawl around on the carpet with my baby niece and not have to worry about any harsh chemicals affecting either of us.
To say I was impressed with Randall and Chem-Dry is an understatement. I’m absolutely thrilled with my carpet and the experience I had. I’m no longer sneezing through the night, and the stains on my carpet are gone and have yet to return.
Not only have I recommended Chem-Dry to my friends and family, I will be scheduling my next cleaning with Chem-Dry right away. In addition to cleaning and protecting carpets, Chem-Dry also offers upholstery, rug, tile, grout and stone cleaning, as well as other great services like pet urine odor treatment, specialty stain cleaning and leather care.
An extra incentive that makes trusting in Chem-Dry even better? When I refer a friend to them, I and that friend both earn $20 toward a cleaning.
So if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly clean for your home in spring or any other season, contact Chem-Dry today; tell them Jane sent you!
Chem-Dry of Appleton & Oshkosh, Inc.
For a deep clean that’s also green!
Randall Glaze, owner
Servicing south Outagamie, northwest Calumet and Winnebago Counties
*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Airborne bacteria results includes use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes.