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Why Chem-Dry? - 5/20/2016


Green Cleaning Tips - 4/26/2016

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Spring Upholstery Cleaning Tips - 3/28/2016

We decided to share some upholstery cleaning tips to celebrate the Spring Cleaning season! Click below to read!

 


Valentine's Day Clean-Up Tips -2/11/2016

We here at Shamrock Chem-Dry wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day! The "Day of Love" can be a romantic occasion for any couple, but  Valentine’s Day can leave a massive clean up on the day after. One of the tougher projects to clean from the romantic holiday is candle wax. Its unique texture cannot be taken care of by traditional methods. However, don’t worry! We have your back! Here are some neat tips and tricks to get rid of that wax once and for all.


12/18/2015


Avoiding Fall Allergies -11/3/2015

For those with fall allergies, autumn is just another three-month stretch of allergy meds combined with an overall desire to avoid the outside beauty everyone else enjoys so much. However, there are a few things – like upgrading your furnace filter or bringing in a professional carpet cleaner such as Shamrock Chem-Dry...


 

We Can Clean the Uncleanable Carpets -8/20/2015

Interested in seeing just how powerful the Shamrock Chem-Dry process is? Not only can we remove stains that typical steam cleaning can't even touch, but we can have your clean carpets dry in a fraction of the time....


 

Beat the Stains this Summer

 

While the kids are running amok this summer it's only natural for your house to be under siege from dirt, mud, stains, and even allergens! The good news, however, is that you don’t have to live with the filth. With all the chaos that comes with summer, you have enough on your plate to worry about. We'll take care of getting your home back in order and eliminate those summer stains.

 

While 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. Chem-Dry's approach to cleaning carpets is better than the competition. While steam cleaners pump water into carpet and attempt to suck it back out, we know better since this can cause more problems. Instead, we use a hot carbonating extraction system, which is a drier method, meaning less water is used. Since our process uses minimal amounts of water, your carpets will be completely clean and dry within hours, not days! So you can get back to playing in the sun this summer!

 

posted 6/24/2015

 

 


WE CLEAN FOR YOUR HEALTH LIKE NO ONE ELSE

Carpets, area rugs and upholstered furniture act as giant filters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them out of the air we breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. A leading independent air quality laboratory found that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean. The common allergens we tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen. Additionally, the same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.

 

At Shamrock Chem-Dry, we want you to breathe easier about the healthfulness of your home and your family. Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or you just want to provide the healthiest home for your family, a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning can help you remove the allergens and bacteria hiding in your home and improve your indoor air quality. Because Shamrock Chem-Dry cleans for your health like no one else, contact us to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family.

Posted 5/6/2015
 
*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.

 


 

Sanitization and Quick Dry Times  with Chem-Dry Protect Your Home!

The face of the competition when you ask if they can have your clean carpets dry in just 1-2 hours?

 

Not only does our quick dry time of just 1-2 hours eliminate any chance of mold, mildew or bacteria from growing in your clean carpets, but regular cleanings with Chem-Dry will reduce not only the amount of dust and allergens in your home or business but also eliminate any unhealthy bacteria that may be festering in your carpets. In homes with small children or pets this is especially intrinsic!  Why would you want your little one, who enjoys crawling on upholstery and carpets, to be rolling all over in bacteria and dangerous allergens?

 

Professional sanitization is an essential aspect to minimizing allergens and bacteria, making your home the healthiest it can be for you and your loved ones. The fibers of carpets and upholstery will quickly gather and lock in numerous allergens and germs. These particles can pass on illness and upset asthma or allergies. Typical irritants that come from dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, and pests will be greatly reduced when you use the sanitizing method that we proudly offer to our customers.This the best choice to protect homes with pets and children. Let us show you the Chem-Dry difference of a Drier, Cleaner, Healthier home or business.

 

posted 2/11/2015

 

 

 

 


Carpet Filtration Lines

Have you ever wondered why the carpet around your baseboards is darker than the rest?  If you have light carpet, these carpet filtration lines might leave a pretty big contrast to your nice clean carpet.

 

While the problem appears to be your vacuum and the fact it can't reach that close to the edge, this is only a part of the problem. It is impossible to eliminate all of the air that travels between the spaces found between boards- Even the best built homes have them! Underneath doors and walls are common locations for air to seep in when there are temperature and pressure changes. Anything the air might be carrying then passes through the carpet fibers which clings to any debri it might be bringing in with it. As time passes your carpets will become darker in these areas as microscopic dust, oil, and dirt builds up in your carpet.

 

Getting rid of these filtration lines takes the know how and proper equipment. Deep cleaning and agitation with the correct equipment and solutions is the only way to eliminate these lines. Shamrock Chem-Dry has professional technicians that are extensively trained in getting out these carpet filtration lines. While gentle, our solutions are powerful and effective at blasting away and removing those dirt and oils that are trapped in your carpet. Not only is our solution green certified, but it resists re-soiling; allowing your carpet to stay clean longer.

 

Experience the Shamrock Chem-Dry difference of a drier, cleaner, healthier home. Why wait any longer? Call now to schedule your professional carpet cleaning appointment.


posted 1/13/2015

 

 


Let Us Worry About the Holiday Preparations and Clean Up

Whether it’s preparing for company or dealing with the mess they left behind, don’t stress about your carpets this Holiday Season. Leave that to Chem-Dry! With all the chaos that comes from preparations during the Holidays, you have enough on your plate to worry about. We'll take care of getting your home in order.

Once you experience the Chem-Dry difference of a Drier, Cleaner, Healthier home you won't ever be satisfied with less.The solution we use at Chem-Dry is what makes us different than traditional steam cleaners.  Rather than using gallons of water to push the dirt deeper into the carpet, we use a carbonated solution which explodes the dirt particles and brings them right up to the surface for us to extract.  This gives you a much deeper, longer lasting clean.Since the carbonation bubbles are so effective at getting the dirt up, we are able to use 80% less water than most cleaners, giving you much quicker dry times!Schedule an appointment today to experience the Chem-Dry difference.


posted 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 Cleaning

There are various types of carpet cleaning companies to choose from – steam cleaners, carpet shampoo solutions, vacuum cleaning and more, but Chem-Dry utilizes the industry's best, most effective methods of home carpet cleaning. We have harnessed the power of carbonation to restore carpet cleaning & stain removal unlike any other typical carpet cleaner - in fact, it's patented.

When you pour something carbonated into a glass, it bubbles to the top. The reason being that carbonation has natural "lifting" properties, which allows it to soar to the top of your drink. Using an identical principle, Chem-Dry's patented solution penetrates deep down inside your carpets, using millions of effervescent bubbles to blast and lift dirt and grime from the individual fibers. By establishing this reaction, our carbonated formula makes all these unnatural particles to the top of your carpets, where they are then cleaned away using hot water. This method obliterates all dirt out of your carpets completely, giving them the most satisfying and thorough clean available in the industry.

The competitor, on the other hand, dumps gallons of water into your carpets only to suck them back out. Your carpets are clean, but not for long.  Rather than actually extracting the mess this pushes it deeper down, hiding the dirt and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. When you choose a steam cleaner you can expect that carpets won't be dry for days due to all that extra water. The Chem-Dry Technique, however, will dry in just 1-2 hours with our low moisture. That is 24 times quicker than the competition, letting you get back to life quicker. Once you experience the Chem-Dry difference you'll never be satisfied with less.

We can offer all this and more at a price to fit your budget. Give your carpets a second chance by calling us today!

posted 10/19/2014

 


Spot Removal Steps from Shamrock Chem-Dry

1. Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

2. Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper toweling (no printing).

3. Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully.

4. Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.

5. Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.

6. Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Repeat if necessary.

7. Continue using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions if the first solution removes the spill.

8. Be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. Do not continue to step 9 until the stain has been completely removed.

9. Rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not completely removed.

10. Apply a one-half inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed. A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to accelerate drying time.

For more detailed information on a specific spill, please call Shamrock Chem-Dry at 800-919-0211 to see if we can help. Many fiber manufacturers also provide a toll-free cleaning assistance and advice. Have your carpets professional cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.



posted 9/15/2014

 


 

GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!

Although they may have the best intentions, kids and pets are known to make the home a mess during these summer months. Fortunately, the mess once again becomes manageable when school finally starts. 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.

 

The exceptional carpet cleaning solution supplied by Chem-Dry allows us to clean deeper and faster than any other company.  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. In addition, carpets are dry in only a few hours because of the lack of water we use to clean carpets!Call us today for a cleaner, healthier home!

 

Posted 8/11/2014


Sanitize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Shamrock Chem-Dry

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 Shamrock Chem-Dry 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 (800)919-0211.



posted 7/17/2014

 


Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Shamrock Chem-Dry 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 patented, 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 patented 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 Shamrock Chem-Dry should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/13/2014


 

 

Scheduling an Appointment?

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

  • 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

 

 


Spring Cleaning

Shamrock Chem-Dry 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.

 

Most 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 4/13/2014

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 Shamrock Chem-Dry 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.

Shamrock Chem-Dry 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 3/19/2014


 

 

Not in the New York area?  Check out some great chem-dry carpet cleaners in other cities.

 

Clawson Chem-Dry - For all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs in the Annapolis, MD area.

 

La Canada, CA Carpet Cleaning  - A great new business with cutting edge equipment and techniques for carpet cleaning by Chem-Dry of the Foothills.

 

 

Fond Du Lac, WI  Carpet Cleaning - Experience for yourself why people have been trusting Grota's Chem-Dry for 25 years.

 

 

 


 

*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.

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