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November 8, 2017 - The Holiday Party Cleaning Checklist

The secret to a clean home is a good plan along with a consistent schedule. Sometimes, especially around holiday season, even the best plans can go off course. With the addition of gatherings, gift-giving and holiday meals our day-to-day routines might need to be tweaked to be sure we enjoy the season as much as possible.

Is it your turn to host the big holiday event this year? Whether it’s Thanksgiving dinner for all your extended family or a Christmas Party for coworkers and friends you know that a clean home is your first priority. Staying focused on the out-of-the-ordinary details of creating a successful event can be complicated enough all by itself.

Your list of things to do will grow quickly. How do you prioritize things like when to schedule a professional carpet cleaner or preparing rooms for overnight guests? Take a deep breath and know that we have your back. We’ve put together this helpful infographic that outlines a few simple strategies you can use in your holiday party preparations. This handy guide can help you pull off a great event and, more importantly, ensure you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.


October 4, 2017 - 13 Spooky Good Cleaning Tips

As Halloween approaches, people all around the US are reflecting upon what creepy costumes and outrageous decorations they can use the holiday. However, have you given a thought to all of the stomach-churning messes in your home? We have! So, here are 13 spooky good cleaning tips to keep your home clean this Halloween season:

  1. Have marker stains on your wood? Use toothpaste to scrub off those pesky stains.
  2. De-stink your garbage disposal by running a few lemon rinds through it with cold water.
  3. Rub a cut lemon over your cutting board to remove stains and smells. For a little extra cleaning, sprinkle it with baking soda first.
  4. Use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels. They’re reusable and more inexpensive than paper towels.
  5. When vacuuming, start in the farthest corner and work toward the door. Be sure to use slow, repetitive front-to-back motions in an overlapping sequence.
  6. Make a lost and found for your home. Use a lidded storage container to stash stray buttons, lost game pieces, and other similar items.
  7. Use a lint roller to remove pet hair and cobwebs from your screen doors.
  8. Put a few splashes of Pine-Sol in the bottom of your toilet brush container. This will keep your bathroom smelling fresh, and it acts as a disinfecting cleaner for your brush.
  9. Fill a sandwich bag with white vinegar and place it on your shower head. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, your shower head will be free of dirt and grime.
  10. Does your drain move slower than tar? Mix ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup vinegar and pour it in the drain. Cover the drain with a wet cloth, let it sit for five minutes, and then flush with steaming-hot water.
  11. Use a 4-in plastic putty knife to scrape off scum on the tile in your showers and tubs. The trick is to wait until the surface is dry.
  12. To clean the top of your ceiling fan, wrap a dryer sheet around a painting roller and dust away.
  13. Call A-Plus Chem-Dry for all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.

August 2, 2017 - Back To School Tips

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.


May 2, 2017 -  Allergens In The Home

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.


April 4, 2017 - Spring Cleaning Hot Spots

Did you know that Americans spending approximately 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 A+ Chem-Dry 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, A+ Chem-Dry 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.
  • Mattresses. 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 A+ Chem-Dry a call. We would be more than happy to ease the burden that comes along with this warmer season!


December 5, 2016 - Holiday Savings

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, A+ Chem-Dry is offering several specials to soften the holiday expense blow. Check out the discounts they are offering, and take advantage of them today!

A+ Chem-Dry wishes you a happy holiday season!


November 4, 2016 - Cleaning Up For Company

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! 

A+ Chem-Dry | (209) 384-8668


October 5, 2016 - A Spooky Good Clean

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 A+ Chem-Dry!


 

September 1, 2016 - Chem-Dry Cares

A+ Chem-Dry is faithful to supporting families preserve a happy, healthy home. That dedication extends to all family members, including pets. Chem-Dry is extremely pleased to provide an assortment of outstanding cleaning services - which includes our modern Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) - that support pet owners retain a clean, safe and healthy residence both for their two-legged and their four-legged family members.
As an extension to this commitment, Chem-Dry is raising money for Best Friends Animal Society® to promote pet adoption and support no-kill animal shelters throughout 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 distressing truth can be beat by pushing people to undertake pets and by utilizing spay/neuter programs that minimize the amount of animals going into shelters.

Best Friends Animal Society has been constructing effective programs to help save animals for longer than 30 years. Just before they started, roughly 17 million animals had been killed in shelters each and every year. Nowadays, that amount is down to around 4 million. Best Friends is determined to spending so much time every single day up to the point that number is a zero. To know more with regards to Best Friends Animal Society click here.

Make sure you join us in helping this valuable and crucial cause. Your contributions go immediately to Best Friends Animal Society® and their SaveThem All® network of over 1,500 no-kill shelters throughout the country.

Click right here to donate today!


Back to School - August 3, 2016

It’s time to get your carpets cleansed due to the fact it’s time to go back to school. What does school have to do with carpets you question? Well, the reply may very well stun you. The carpets in your residence act as large air filters that seize dust and bacteria which were at some point drifting in the air surrounding you. In fact, independent studies exhibit that the air inside your home can be 10 times more contaminated with allergens and bacteria than the air just outside your doors. When you clean your carpets, you clean a huge filter that can now work again catching those little bugs you don’t desire drifting around this time of year.

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

We understand you would like a healthy home and can help you acquire that by using our hot carbonating extraction procedure to clean your carpets, upholstery and more. This process uses the power of carbonation to lift dirt, allergens, dust mites, bacteria, and a lot more from the carpet fibers and we use a lesser amount of water than our competitors leaving your carpets cleaner, dryer and healthier.

Provide your children, and family, the very best chance to stay protected this back to school season with A+ Chem-Dry.


Moving Out? - June 2, 2016

Moving out tends to be one troublesome task. Among packing, cleaning and boxing up your personal belongings, moving may possibly lead to immense stress and anxiety in your life. We chose to create this blog to help take a bit of your moving burdons off of your shoulders.


packing up your things could be a trip down memory lane or a journey down stressful street. We are expecting that the following ideas will lead the way for memory lane. To begin with, have a yard sale to get rid of all of your seldom used or unwanted things. Yes, that includes the shirt in the back of your closet that you haven't worn in two years. The less you must pack, the better! Second, color coordinate your boxes with duct tape. This way you can conveniently see what boxes go to what room. Third, shop for and sell moving supplies on Craigslist or your local classifieds. Conserving money is always a excellent thing! Finally, pack smaller items in larger ones to help you save space!


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


Tips to Remove Pesky Spots - May 3, 2016

Whether it's dribbles or complete mishaps, food and drink stains truly are a element of everybody's life. However, you don't have to be bogged down with them indefinitely. You have come to the right place if you're looking for useful guidance on how to dispose of life's bothersome spots. Listed below we touch on a variety of straight forward steps on treating these bothersome spots in your home. Remember that, though, that a few of life's problematic stains may demand a Specialty Stain Removal analysis from us, your local Chem-Dry carpet and upholstery cleaner.
1. Take action immediately - 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 dispersing.
4. Know what type of stain you are dealing with, so you can choose the appropriate 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 creates April showers and May flowers! Along with the switch in climate, this season triggers a whole monster of it's own - Spring cleaning. At Chem-Dry we realize that Spring cleaning can be a inconvenient endeavor, but we are here to supply you with a couple pieces of advice that will make your cleaning a lot less excruciating!

1. Know your allergy triggers
Every person has several microscropic debris that trigger our allergy symptoms. Some of the most frequent triggers are pet dander, tree pollen, mold spores, and dust mites. Once you establish what your allergy triggers are, direct your Spring cleaning towards disposing of those bothersome particles!

2. Get rid of standing water sources
Not only are standing water sources a breeding ground for mosquitos, but it is also a breeding ground for molds - among the list of more common allergy triggers! Make sure to dump 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'll want to change your method of dusting. Feather dusters don't actually get rid of the unwanted dust on the surfaces in your house, they just transfer the dust around. Instead of using that method of dusting, try using a wet washcloth or papertowel. They will actually trap the undesirable dust, instead of just moving it around.

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

5. Wash or replace moldy shower curtains
Make it a point this season to change that ancient 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 an element of your Spring routine, you should be getting your carpet, upholstery, and rugs skillfully 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!


Recall these six tips and tricks from your local 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 under way, it's the perfect time for a new variety of resolutions! Resolutions may range from shedding a couple of pounds to budgeting your money better. Most of us might even have the easy resolution to have a cleaner residence this new year! If you're among those people, you have arrived to the right place! A+ Chem-Dry offers you many different 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, much healthier than ever before! If you haven't considered keeping a cleaner home as your New Year's resolution, you surely should! It will be a resolution you won't be sorry for.


Happy Holidays - December 3, 2015

Here at A+ Chem-Dry, we desire to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with your loved ones! We hope that it is full of laughter and cheer. Don't forget to give us a call to have your home start fresh this New Year! Until then, enjoy this list of fun facts! We bet you do not know 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, A+ Chem-Dry 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 A+ Chem-Dry 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 can help you out with the stench and the stain with our revolutionary P.U.R.T process. To learn more about this 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 a call today!


Back to School - August 3, 2015

August symbolizes the start of a new school year for your kids. This renders you with a dwelling in shambles with the possible summertime stains that are incredibly tricky to get out of your carpet or upholstery,and with no support to scrub it up! Don't panic, that's what we are here for. A+ Chem-Dr  skilled in getting those demanding spills out of your carpet and upholstery. Don't believe us? Keep scrolling!

Unsightly marks left behind on your carpet? We can get rid of that. With our hot carbonating extraction, we penetrate your carpet and get rid of unnecessary substances from your floor. From there, those particles are effectively taken away with water! The ideal part about using A+ Chem-Dry, though, is that your carpet will be free of moisture within 1-2 hours, so you can get back to living.

We fully grasp that life can get nuts sometimes, but don't let your upholstery reflect that insanity! CHEMDRY can give your upholstery the washingtreatment it is worthy of after a lengthy summer vacation.

This month begins a fresh start for your younger students: new friends, new teachers, or maybe even a new school! Let your house get a fresh start also, with a cleanse the Chem-Dry way from A+ Chem-Dry.