AJ Chem-Dry Blog Archive
November 12, 2014
The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet
Think about this: every day, you walk on your carpet, your pets play on it and your kids crawl on it. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween – or, just after Halloween – we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that a vacuum cleaner can’t get rid of.
5. Allergens. If you’re like over half of the population in the United States, you suffer from allergies – and if you don’t, chances are that someone in your family does. Few people know that carpet virtually acts as an allergen storage unit, allowing them to be active in your home all year round and make you continually miserable.
4. Chemicals. You can’t even imagine how many harmful substances are lodged in your carpet fibers – and it doesn’t just happen over time. New carpets typically house formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene, some of which are even considered to cause cancer by the EPA. Even the new carpet smell that everyone loves is caused by 4-PC, a chemical that is known to cause eye and respiratory problems.
3. Mold. Even though steam cleaning can potentially help your carpet in some ways, mold prevention is not one of them. During the steam cleaning process, gallons of water are dumped on to your carpet, pushing dirt and grime deep down into your padding and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria underneath your carpet.
2. Bacteria. If you can believe it, the bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat. Do you wear your shoes when you’re walking on your carpet? If so, you’re tracking millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, onto your carpet, not to mention what your kids and pets bring into the house on a daily basis. Yikes.
1. Dust Mites. And you thought spiders were scary! Just look at that thing. There’s no wonder this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. These things are what scientists call cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae, and they live in your carpet and survive on flakes of your skin. Aside from being incredibly creepy, they are a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world and can induce wheezing. Disgusting, huh?
Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. AJ Chem-Dry in Greensboro uses an all-natural process that is safe for your home and that reduces the risk of mold and bacteria, in addition to the fastest dry times on the market. Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.
October 16, 2014
There are plenty of carpet cleaners out there to choose from, it is important to know who can give you the best service. Chem-Dry offers a great service at a great price, our innovative products offer the cleanest and healthiest carpet cleaning around. We have pioneered a unique process that utilizes the power of carbonation to restore your carpets to their original look and feel.
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. Using that same theory, we have mastered the use of carbonation to penetrate deep into your carpets, using millions of effervescent bubbles to blast and lift dirt and grime from the individual fibers. Once the unpleasant debris is elevated to the surface, our machines gather the particles and, using hot water, they are extracted away. Our incredible solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, providing you with the most thorough – and the most satisfying clean – available anywhere.
This is compared to steam cleaning where gallons of water are harsh soaps are dumped into your carpets. This approach presses dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, and creates a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. Using steam cleaners also increases the amount of time it takes to dry your carpets, which is about 1-2 days. With Chem-Dry your carpets will dry in just 1-2 hours because we use 80% less water than other cleaners! In essence, your carpets could dry 24 times in the time it would take for steam cleaners to dry once. A deeper convenient clean, that's the Chem-Dry way!
And at such convent prices you won't be able to pass up the change to have a drier, cleaner, healthier home or business. For cleaner carpets and happier homes, call us today!
Easy Spot Removal Tips
Carpet cleanings are always beneficial - but it's even more helpful to know when to call the professionals. 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! But because we're not like most other carpet cleaning companies, here are a few carpet cleaning tips to keep your carpets staying fresh.
Surprisingly, one of the best solutions to stains and spots is simply warm water and a white towel. Just dampen the stain and blot it with your cloth. Don't try to aggressively remove the stain by scrubbing or wiping, as these can unravel your carpet fibers and worsen the spot. Gently dab to move the stain from the carpet to your towel.
Be sure to check your towel to make sure the stain is pulling from the carpet. You will see the white color start to darken. Stop the process if you can't see any darkening.
If hot water doesn't prove to be a success, the next step would be to try club soda. Because of its carbonated properties – which is the same principle behind the Chem-Dry solution – club soda also makes an excellent cleaner. Check frequently for transfer of the stain to your towel as you blot the stain. You should be using the exact same process as you did for water. If you don't see any improvement, you'll know it's time to call Chem-Dry. Our motto at Chem-Dry is: "If we can't get it out, no one can!" We use a proprietary technique to get stains out which makes us confident that we can take care of almost any stain. Don't take our word, see for yourself! Call today!
August 14, 2014
Does your house seem to be getting dirtier and dirtier this summer with the kids home? Fortunately, many of the messes will be subdued thanks to the start of school. Your list of things to do is probably growing longer by the minute as school gets closer. Let us help check one task off as we clean up the summer mess.
Though there are many advantages to choosing AJ Chem-Dry in Greensboro, our ability to clean more thoroughly than any other brand is what makes us the most obvious choice for your home. 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. This process means that your carpet will be clean and dry within hours, not days, because minimal amounts of water are used! Call us for carpet cleaning savings!
July 16, 2014
Summer is flying by! From fun with fireworks to pool parties, bonfires, camping, hiking and all things outdoors, we should all be having an action-packed summer! But where does all the time go? In the midst of all these fun pastimes, we sometimes forget about completing all the projects around the house.
AJ Chem-Dry, however, is here to help! Our cleaning solution uses millions of microscopic bubbles that act like club soda to penetrate deeper and remove dirt quicker. This allows your carpets to stay cleaner, longer. And because we don’t use gallons of water to clean, your carpets will dry in only a few hours, allowing you to get back to enjoying your summer!
Call us today for quick carpet cleaning in Greensboro!
June 26, 2014
Summer has finally arrived! That means there is a lot to do – good and bad! Everything from planning vacations and spending time with family to lots of little projects like house cleaning! We at AJ Chem-Dry are here to make sure you can enjoy your summer by taking off some of the burden associated with house cleaning.
We provide the best quality carpet cleaning that you need here in Greensboro. We clean with a formula called The Natural, which is safe for both kids and pets, so you can be both safe and satisfied when we come to clean your carpets. Another plus that puts us above the competition, is that we use products that will help your carpets stay drier quicker – in only 1-2 hours, not 1-2 days!
So whether you’re planning a trip to the beach, or just around town, we at AJ Chem-Dry are here to help you get the most out of your summer!
May 23, 2014
As May comes to a close, so does much of our free time. There are many projects to do in such a short amount of time! From graduation parties to host and vacations to plan for the summer, cleaning the house – and the carpets – often becomes neglected.
We at AJ Chem-Dry understand your life may be hectic – that’s why we’re here to help. With our competitive rates and our solution that leaves your carpet staying cleaner longer, it’s no wonder that AJ Chem-Dry is a household name here in Greensboro.
April 2, 2014
You may have a big family, or live alone. Either way, you have many more roommates than you can see. Every time you leave your home, you track bacteria from outside into your carpets and onto your furniture. While this is just part of life, there are precautions that you can take to stop the spreading of these germs from your couch or your area rug to a dropped cookie or the fingers of a small child.
Chem-Dry uses a carbonated cleaning technique that is minimally invasive to your carpet fibers. We use 80% less water than our competitors, yet our powerful equipment extracts way more dirt and grime than any other carpet cleaning company out there. Also, our process provides you with a deeper clean, while maintaining a shorter drying time. That means there is less time for the bacteria and mold growing deep in your carpets and furniture to multiply and thrive on the moisture.
No one likes a roommate that skips out on rent. Don’t fall victim to the nasty mold stains or bacteria-filled carpets that could creep up on your before you know it!
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