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Happy New Year!

The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight and other have organization ones. Whatever your goal is, we can help a little. Here at Chem-Dry we can help clean your carpet and upholstery, giving you the boost to start your New Year. Check out these fun facts about the New Year Holiday, while you are getting ready for your party! Speaking of party, call Executive Chem-Dry to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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 Call Executive Chem-Dry for all your cleaning needs for the New Year's parties and after the parties!

12/29/16


Holiday Spills

The Holidays are here, which means in-laws, cousins, and extended family are coming your way. It is a time for laughing with long lost cousins and playing endless games with each other. It is also a time of spilling food and drinks. With a Holiday that has food as the "center of attention," there is bound to be a spill or two! 

boy leaning over chair at the thanksgiving tableThis is where we come in hand. Whether you need the help from Executive Chem-Dry before the guests arrive or after they leave when the mess has been made, we can get your carpet and upholstery clean. You grandkids might spill cranberry sauce on your cream chair, but don't fret! If Chem-Dry can't get the stain out, no one can! Make the call before the guests arrive or wait until they leave to get your home back in tip-top shape!

After the Spills

If you were slacking a little and didn't get your carpets cleaned before your Thanksgiving dinner, don't worry! Chem-Dry has amazing clean up cleaning powers too! Your family might have left a few spills and stains from Thanksgiving on your carpet and furniture, Chem-Dry has an arsenal cleaning products to fight off the stains. Chem-Dry's powerful cleaning process is so effective that it gets out most stains, but if there is a tough one, they are ready to tackle it! Greasy turkey, chocolate pie or the footsteps of the football team don't stand a chance with Chem-Dry.

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Get ready for the Holidays with Executive Chem-Dry.

11/27/16

 


Don't SCARE your guests!

Ghosts and pumpkins are making their debut, which means the kids are ready for trick-or-treating! Dirty carpets can scare your guests away, but don't let it! Executive Chem-Dry is here for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! Let us worry about the dirty carpets and you can take care of the fun stuff, like planning a Halloween shindig! Here are a couple of ideas to get your Halloween party started off right!

1. Spook up your front door! Have you ever thought of stringing orange Halloween lights on your front porch? This gives a fun, festive look to your front door decor! Hay stalks and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate your front door too! Another great idea is to get a fun doormat! When you guests whip their feet off on the doormats it can help reduce the dirt and dust going into your home. You can also place a small sign on your door that reminds your guests to remove their shoes before entering your home.

painting pumpkins2. Try painting your pumpkins this year! Carving pumpkins can be really messy and dangerous with carving knives. Or do you have littles in your home? Paint you pumpkins this year for a new twist! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin cookies! You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Try these Fall cookies, they are so easy it is SCARY! Turn your oven to 350 degrees to get it ready for baking!

You will need:

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together by hand or with a mixer. Use a non stick pan and place 1 1/2" dough balls onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes. *May require extra baking time if center is still gooey! You will want to make these cookies over and over again, because they are so easy and SO yummy! They are good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every chilly day in between!

4. Halloween Craft Time. It may be a bit chilly on Halloween night, so bring your little ones in to make a craft!

What you will need:

  • Black paper plates
  • White yarn
  • Plastic fake spiders
  • Tape
  • A hole punch

These items can all be found at the dollar store. First, punch holes on the edge of the paper plate about 1 or 2 inches apart. Then, get a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Take one end of the yarn and tape it to the back of the plate. Now, thread the yarn in and out, though all the holes. Make a pattern that looks like a spider's web. Lastly, take your fake spiders and strategically place them into your web! This craft is easy for all and even little ones can participate. Get kid's motor skills running, while having a little Halloween fun!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! Let Executive Chem-Dry help with your party preparations. They can get your carpets and upholstery looking and feeling new again. Your guests will notice the cleanliness of your home and enjoy you party even more!

Call Executive Chem-Dry at 877-628-8885 for all your Halloween carpet cleaning needs!


Snuggle Up on Clean Couches lady on couch

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. Make sure that your home is healthy, safe place for your family to be and relax in. A clean home is just one way to provide comfort and peace of mind for homeowners. One way to help ensure that your home is clean and healthy is by deodorizing and sanitizing the upholstery in your home. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furniture, but it will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. Did you know that your chairs and couches trap dirt and grime, acting a lot like a filter? While most people vacuum their carpets on a regular basis, the upholstery in the home oftentimes goes without being cleaned. A lot of times people don't know how to properly clean their upholstery either, but have no fear, Chem-Dry is here for you!

Regular Cleaning and Vacuuming

Like carpet, it is important to have your upholstery cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. This will help to improve and maintain the look of the furniture, while also eliminating the bacteria and germs that are present in the fibers. While there are many products out there on the market for cleaning upholstery, it is best to leave this type of cleaning up to the professionals. Our trained technicians take courses and are knowledgeable in cleaning upholstery. They take the time to understand and treat each type of upholstery with the correct care. In addition, they have special tools and machinery that are effective at cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing various types of upholstery. We also offer Pet Urine Odor Removal and Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, so ask your local Chem-Dry technician today!

Sanitize Your Couches

Sanitizing your upholstery will also help to keep harmful germs and bacteria out of your home. Ease your mind by getting your upholstery sanitized, and then curl up on your freshly cleaned couch with your family! This is doable, with a help of a Chem-Dry professional! Make sure that you get your upholstery cleaned at least twice a year, along with your carpets! Keep your home and furniture healthy and protect your investments too!  

If you are looking for the best cleaning and sanitizing for your couches, call Executive Chem-Dry today at 877-628-8885!

9/23/16


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

Homework is back and school bells are ringing which means that your kids are going back to school soon!! It's time to get your carpets cleaned and take advantage of our carpet and upholstery cleaning. Kids are back in school, which means your carpets and upholstery are getting more attention from unexpected visitors. When we say visitors, we mean dirt, allergens, bacteria, and germs! Eeew. Did you know that your upholstery and carpets act as a large filter in your home? They capture dust and particles that float in the air. In fact, independent studies have shown that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air outside your door. Filters need to be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, which means that your carpets and upholstery need to be cleaned regularly too. back to school cleaning

Cleaning Done the Chem-Dry Way

We use a hot carbonated extraction process to clean and this process allows us to get down deep to clean each fiber. Your carpets won't be left soggy and wet. Your upholstered items won't be wet for too long either; you'll be able to sit on them in no time. When the carbonated solution is applied to your carpet or upholstery it will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites and grime to the surface where it more easily extracted. We also offer sanitizers, deodorizers, and dust mite anti-allergen spray and much more, just ask your technician at your next cleaning.  

Green, Deep Clean

Our carpet cleaning process uses a natural green certified cleaning solution to clean you carpets, in fact, it is called The Natural! There is no better time to sanitize your home, so ask your technician about it at your next cleaning. When you add a sanitizer to our cleaning process it can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. Because kids are tracking in new germs and allergens from their new classes, it is the ideal time for you to get your carpets cleaned WITH sanitizer! We know that you want a healthy home for your kids to come home to and for your whole family to live in, so let Executive Chem-Dry help you achieve that.

Don't let your children suffer from allergens and germs in your home. Get your home cleaned by Executive Chem-Dry today, because there is no better time!

8/26/16


Don’t Allow your Business’ Floors Send a Poor Message

You won't ever get a second chance to create a good first impression. This saying rings even truer when you are a business owner seeking to draw in new clients and business. Having great customer service is what clients are in search of, but they also review your business's cleanliness. Oftentimes, a customer’s first impression will be based upon the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. It is super important to have your company looking its finest when potential customers are walking in. It is important to keep your business tidy and organized with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By developing a space that is comfortable, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your business. All of this is important but it's 10 times more essential when you are in the food industry and own a restaurant. 

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Be sure your company is extra clean and begin with your floors! Step one in creating an inviting atmosphere for clients that is also clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free from clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items ought to be clean as well. If your business is carpeted, you should have them cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's flooring be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will make sure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but they are free from unpleasant odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment begins with clean floors. Another significant step to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times per week, or more depending on the level of traffic within your business.

Regular Scheduled Cleanings

If your company has ceramic flooring, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It is also beneficial to get ceramic floors waxed on a regular basis as well. This can give a sense of sparkle and shine to the floors, which makes them appear nice and clean. As stated before, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery ought to be clean and free of any stains in an effort to have a professional appearance. Our cleaning services offer a number of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best. When a customer makes a judgment regarding your business, they're likely taking its looks under consideration.

Commercial Cleaning Services

By maintaining a clean and organized facility, you're making your business more desirable for clients. You want people to feel relaxed in your space because, after all, the more time they spend in your space the more money they're more likely to spend. The best decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! Subsequently, this will boost customer satisfaction while increasing your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Executive Chem-Dry today at 877-628-8885 to schedule your commercial cleaning services!

7/26/16


5 Vacuuming Tips for Your Carpet

Vacuuming can get repetitive and boring at some point. Don’t let this get to you. Your carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week. It will help to maintain the dust and dirt out of them. Here are a few vacuuming tips which could be useful!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before you begin vacuuming, dust your living space from the top-down. What this means is to start out dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way right down to the baseboards.

2. Move it! Make sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and try to vacuum around them! Also, check for small pieces which may be on the floor, like bobby pins or screws. This may damage your vacuum and who wants to fix that or buy a new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Begin in the rear corner of the room and work your way out from the room. This also goes for stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags really should be changed after they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag starts to fill up. It may begin to leave an odor in your home if your bag becomes too full.

5. Once per week. Be sure that you are vacuuming all of your carpeted areas at least one time a week. Despite the fact that you don’t ever go into your living room area, ensure that your vacuum it!

Stick to these simple steps and your carpets will thank you for sure. If you wish to treat your carpets right, vacuum them a couple of times a week! We know that sometimes you may forget and your carpets may look somewhat dingy, but we are able to help.

Call Executive Chem-Dry to professional clean your carpets when the vacuuming just won’t do!

6/27/15


Save Your Carpets and Upholstery with Protectant

It might seem like a no brainer of why you should clean your carpets and rugs, but here are just a couple of explanations why! On a daily basis you walk, lie down, and play with your kids on your carpets and couches. Regardless of the occasional mud and dirt you lug in, your intent is the same: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your home is going to be. This is the same for the upholstery items too! We know that couches and chairs are very pricey; however they are well worth the cost that should last you for years. Let us show you the way to keep your furniture looking its best using our amazing Chem-Dry fabric protector.

Consider What You’re Working Withpie on carpet

Over the months you could overlook cleaning the couches and chairs or else you might just think they don't really need a cleaning. Many people make the mistake of ignoring the upkeep needs of their furniture because they don’t think it needs to be cleaned. Alternatively, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But what happens to your microfiber couch cushions after that spaghetti stain sets in? How clean can your favorite lounge chair really be when months (or possibly even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have accumulated and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just as your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when individuals would cover their couches with plastic to protect them? Nowadays, you will find there's a much better approach to offer protection to your furniture than awkward, sticky plastic. Whether you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup onto your upholstery every now and then, or simply just tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant will help you keep those unwanted stains and spots away. Our solution helps to prevent stains from seeping into the fibers of your carpet and upholstery fibers. This protectant helps stains from becoming permanent in your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds for you to grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. In the long run, it saves you money, by easily allowing you to eradicate stains whenever you spill or stain your furniture.

Protect Your Furniture From Tough Stains

While there are several easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions on the market, getting it done right the first time-by knowledgeable professionals-can provide you with the peace and mind of clean, stain resistant furniture once and for all! Chem-Dry’s fabric protectant is easy, simple and effective. By using a tough, stain resistant solution which is easy on the environment, your upholstery will stay cleaner longer.

Schedule your appointment with Executive Chem-Dry today at 877-628-8885!

5/23/16


Home Cleaning with 5 Natural Products

Most people don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in your cleaning supplies. Some are so harsh that they recommend avoiding contact with skin and eyes, which is scary! Using your own natural green cleaning products can give your house an eco-friendly cleaning that's powerful as well as gentle. However, this list of cleaning products don't contain toxic vapors and harsh chemicals. Listed here are five naturally organic products that can be found in nearly every home that do a great job of cleaning without the chemicals. We have rounded them up in a list for you along with the best way to clean with them! executive chemdry cleaning tips

5- Vinegar

Vinegar is a great cleaning product that works well in the kitchen removing grease, but it also works great in bathrooms as well. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but have no fear, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its anti-bacterial effect and acidic nature. Research performed in Japan learned that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the benefit of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

It can be used for cleaning kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When combined with baking soda, it can cut through grease too. Additionally, it can whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn marks around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

3- Lemon Juice

In the event you look at the components used in cleaners you will note there is lemon in a lot of them. Well you will find there's reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can kill mold and can breakdown grease as well. That isn't all, lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a closer look at lemon oil's ability to reduce the growth of mold by applying a coat of vinegar and lemon juice to roast beef. The study illustrated the prevention of mold spore germination and development. Combine natural lemon juice and vinegar and/or olive oil to create a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. Inside the barrels of wine, there is a white powder that is made while it is fermenting. This powder stems from tartaric acid, which naturally occurs during winemaking. It's left behind in the barrels and then later can be used for baking. Cream of tartar can be used for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathtub tile, removing rust stains, renewing scratched dishes, and cleaning the gunk off your toaster. To eliminate rust follow these steps:

  1. 1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to create a paste.
  2. 2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. 3. Let dry.
  4. 4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer while offering an abrasive quality that outperforms other toxic, powdered commercial cleansers. Use it on a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains and even clean grimy ovens inside. Also, adding salt to baking soda provides it with an extra boost of scrubbing power!

All of these cleaning products are available in your home. These 5 products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it concerns cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry. We use a Green Certified solution to clean your carpets and upholstery. Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment. Consider using Executive Chem-Dry to support the health of your loved ones.

4/18/16


Maintaining Your Rugs 

Many individuals choose to cover high traffic parts of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. Nevertheless, how do you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Even though it may seem a impossible task, you will find some great tips for keeping your rugs looking their finest. Using the proper care and attention, you will be able to maintain the look of your rugs even in the high traffic areas. Here are just a few things to keep your rugs looking new:

  • Choose the Right Rug- Picking the right color for your area rug is a great idea, but just be sure you also think about the material that it is made out of. You want to choose a material that is definitely durable and sturdy. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you choose can make a big difference in just how long it will last. Nylon and wool carpets may be good choices, since they offer a very durable material that can withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.area rug on hardwood floors
  • Act Immediately- Areas that are prone to a lot of traffic may also be more prone to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly if a spill happens on your rug. If required, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the impacted area. The faster you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug leaving a stain. It's also best to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs too to make clean up a whole lot easier.
  • Plan Ahead- Protect your rugs by limiting how much moisture and dirt which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, making sure that family and guests wipe off their shoes or remove them. This straightforward precautionary method can be a very efficient way to help keep your rugs clean. If possible, you may also consider removing your shoes by the front door to keep any dirt from entering into the house.
  • Vacuuming is Necessary- Frequent vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Vacuuming helps to lift the dust out from the carpet fiber before it settles in and damages the rug. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it ought to be vacuumed. This can even mean vacuuming daily to keep dirt and soil to a minimum.

Call Executive Chem-Dry today for all your area rug cleaning needs. You will be glad you did!

3/29/16

Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!
Have you thought about what you are going to get your significant other this year for Valentine's Day? There is usually one in a relationship that likes to have a clean tidy house more than the other. If you are not the cleaning type, call the experts in to clean your carpets. We just had the Holidays and winter storms came in hard and dirt and water may have been tracked into your home. Don't you worry, Chem-Dry can clean your carpets and get them looking new again without you having to be out of the house for hours on end. If you don't know, we use less water than other Briarcliff Manor carpet cleaners, which means that there is a quicker dry time and there is less time for mold and mildew to grow inside your carpet. Our Briarcliff Manor main carpet cleaner is also Green Certified, that is why it is called, The Natural!
So if you are in need of a gift idea that will last for awhile, Briarcliff Manor carpet cleaning by Executive Chem-Dry is a good idea! Check out these fun facts while dialing our number to get your appointment scheduled for your lover!

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2/8/16

New YEAR, New YOU! 2016

The brand new year is here and that means that you are looking at adjusting up your lifestyle in more than just one way. You set goals for yourself and you know thatyou would like to keep them, so we incorporated some guidelines to help you stay on track with all your goals from your home to your health.

Health/Body:

We realize that you would liketo get fit, tone up or set an ambition to run a race but after a couple of months that goal generally seems to get farther away. The hardest part about exercising isgetting started. Just put on your gym shoes, this is a great start, the hardest part is over. If youonly have Ten minutes, make those 10 minutes count and work your guts out as well as sweat hard!

An alternate way to help your body feel greatwould be to drink plenty of water. If you are a soda pop drinker, look for a friend and have a competition to find outwho can last the longest without the need of drinking soda. It could possibly surprise you ways a little level of competition will keep the soda pop away. Drink plenty of water, your entire body will thank you!

Taking care of your body is very important, but youmay also have set a life-style goal. To keep your house cleaner or to help your kids quickly learn how to pick up after themselves might beyour ultimate goal and Chem-Dry is here to aid.2016 new year

Home:

Keeping your house clean is tough should there be snow or rain outside. The debris and water get tracked into your home and gets pressed into your carpets. Overtime this leads to dark lines where your family walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines.

To stop these lines, have your family members and guests remove their shoes off when coming into your home. And if you already have these lines call Chem-Dry so we will take care of them for you!

A new year means a brand new you! Stick to your goals and you will be delighted you did in the end. Executive Chem-Dry is cheering for you and may help with your carpet cleaning service needs! Call us today!

1/18/16


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Executive Chem-Dry! We know that spills and stains are going to happen and guests are going to track in dirty snow. But don't let this get you down. Executive Chem-Dry is here for you to get those tough Holiday stains out. Enjoy some fun facts about the Holidays as you wait for you guests to arrive. Some will suprise you!

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 12/6/15


Here Come the Holidays!

As the holiday season approaches, the majority of us will probably be busy with celebrations, decorating, shopping, and cooking. With the hustle and bustle of this busy season, it may be hard to find time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the ideal time for you to consider getting your carpets professionally cleaned. Not only will your house be fresh, clean, and prepared for entertaining, but you can leave all of the work to experts and take your time experiencing and enjoying the holiday seasons. Having your carpets cleaned professionally is effective for a lot of reasons.

family over for holiday dinnerTips for keeping stains out!

First of all, it becomes an excellent way to present a clean, spotless home. While it is certainly crucial that you vacuum your carpets frequently, vacuuming alone isn't enough to remove the dirt and grime which gets tracked into the home. This can be particularly true for homeowners with pets and kids. Eventually, your carpets may start to seem dingy. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that will provide a deep clean for the carpets, leaving them vivid and fresh. As well as the beauty of professionally cleaned carpets, it may also help to sanitize your house, clearing it of unnecessary germs and bacteria. If you are looking to possess a home that is not only clean but hygienic too, then think about Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning package deal. With the use of products created specifically to wipe out bacteria and germs, make no mistake - that the home will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

This is another special benefit for those who suffer from allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning may help reduce the allergens from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen and much more in your house. Additionally, a professional cleaning is extremely effective at removing spots and undesired odors. If you are planning to entertain this holiday season, you don’t wish to be ashamed by unattractive stains or agonizing odors. With the help of Chem-Dry professionals, you are able to welcome guests and feel confident that your carpets will look and smell their very best. This holiday season, treat yourself to the gift of a clean and beautiful home from Chem-Dry. Not only will you be enjoying the benefits of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you will be helping to enhance the life and excellence of your carpets. In the end, there is no place like home for the holidays!

Call for all your Carpet Cleaning needs! Executive Chem-Dry - call us at 877-628-8885!

11/16/15


The Scariest, Dirtiest Things In Your Home

BOO! Halloween is here now and while your watching scary movies and getting ready for trick or treaters, you may think that there is absolutely nothing that can scare you! WRONG! You will find scary things hiding around your home that you never have even considered plus they are much more daunting than any scary Halloween movie! We are counting down the most gruesome, grossest things in your home and what you can do to prevent or help your home remain clean!

Pillows You may think that your bed can be a safe, cozy place to sleep, but there are dustmites that feast off your dead skin flakes. Gross! Experts recommend that you need to replace your pillow every 18 months to 2 years. That does not mean to put it in the guest room, it implies throw it away!

Reusable Shopping Bags This is one which you never think of but there are millions of germs, bacteria as well as E Coli crawling around in the fabric. Disgusting! So to help in keeping bacteria and cross contamination at a minimal, ensure that you are laundering them in steaming hot water and laundry detergent. Also, just be sure you are keeping bags separated from the ones that carry fresh produce and ones that hold meats.

Steering Wheel This kind of item most likely are not inside your home, but definitely on your garage and is generally tracked in to your property. The steering wheel is lined in bacteria and can be worse when compared to a toilet seat (eew!) if you don't sanitize it regularly. One or more times a month, wipe down your car or truck with disinfecting wipes and vacuum it out too.

Door and Window Tracks If you've ever looked over your windows and have noticed how gross they can get, you can also see how much dust accumulates there. Dust can cause allergy symptoms, sniffling and sneezing! Aachoo! To clean these up make sure that you vacuum the tracks and then work with a toothbrush and cleansing soap to scrub out the gunk!

Light Switches Walking in and out of the bathroom and kitchen area, turning on and off lights, you don't ever realize exactly how much you touch the switches. Combine one part rubbing alcohol and one portion water and wipe down each and every switch and door knob while your at it!

All of these things are easy to clean and can certainly create huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. Take these easy steps to clean and disinfect your home!

Happy Halloween from Executive Chem-Dry!

10/20/15


Keeping The House Clean with Pets

We realize that pet owners are invariably searching for ways to keep their home smelling fresh and clean, however your pursuit is over. While pets give us plenty of companionship, they can also provide our house with undesired odors. The most effective ways to conserve a clean and fresh house is to preserve your floors and carpets clean. Routine wetmopping and vacuuming is certainly critical, yet it is not enough when dealing with pet odors. The natural oils and fur from your pet’s skin can penetrate deep into the carpet fibers, making it difficult for vacuum-cleaning alone to eliminate the odours. It is highly recommended to have your carpets professionally cleaned on a routine basis to help you do away with these unwanted odors. In choosing the appropriate carpet cleaner for your home, be sure to take your pet’s safety and health into account.

Cleaning with Safe Products

Anyone wouldn’t imagine serving the family pet food that's contaminated or cleaning them with soaps which contain unsafe chemicals, so why clean your carpets with soaps which contain these same contaminants? The family pet probably spends much of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you'll feel better about. You will find professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that provide “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. Additionally this process give you a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses all-natural products directly from Mother Nature that are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. There is no need to stress that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and all-around health. Alternatively, it is possible to relax acknowledging that your carpets have been cleaned with a product which is safe, healthy, and green. In case your pet loves to relax on the pieces of furniture, additionally, there are natural products that can be used to safely clean your upholstery on top of that. The health and safety of your family and your pets is invaluable. Never risk it by using harsh cleaning products in your home. You could achieve the results you would like without the risk by staying with all-natural cleaning products that are nontoxic. You will not only have a healthy, clean home…but most importantly you'll have healthy home. That’s some thing to be proud of!

Executive Chem-Dry is wanting and willing to clean your carpets and upholstery items. We know that life gets in the way, so call (877) 628-8885 to help you out!

9/22/15

 


Dirt, Kids are back in School

School is back in session and the youngsters are no longer driving you crazy in your own home. However with back to school comes, back to activities for all of your children. Whether it be football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or anything else, your schedule is stuffed with going from this point to there everyday! We realize how hard of a hassle it is planning to get the kids out of the house in a timely manner and remembering all of their equipment. Don’t permit this to get to you or your home. We have some helpful tips of keeping your kid’s sports off the carpet and into the correct place. Save your valuable carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Set up a “Drop Space” Whether you have a mud room, garage or entry way, make a designated spot or basket for your children to put all of their sports equipment into whenever they return home from all of their practices. This demonstrates to them to put things away in an orderly style. This helps when you are late to practice and can’t seem to find one cleat or that one baseball glove. You will know that it is there so you won’t be asking the kids hundreds of times where they left it. It will keep the stressful days more enjoyable to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will stay looking fresh without all of the dirt and grim being dragged across them.

cleaning carpets back to schoool2. Make The Kids Help We all know that some children feel qualified to receive everything and here is an effective way to ease them in to the real world and help in your home too. Having a clean, organised house needs to be a family affair. So don’t bear the duty of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting by yourself? Delegating small tasks to each member of your family is actually a win/win, as it allows the kids to be aware of responsibility and what becoming a team player is all about! The kids may even appreciate you more, since they realize how hard its to help keep your house looking in great shape.

3. Get prepared for Tomorrow Our last tip is to try to have your children get prepared for the next day after supper and homework are completed. Help them to organize their next outfit all the way down to the shoes. Make sure each of their sports equipment is prepared to go and nothing is missing. This takes the stress amount of morning way down and it can help you are aware that the kids have everything they need for the next day. Also, given that they won’t be running into and out of the house to get neglected items it's going to save your carpet from more dirt and grim.

We all know that this can be a demanding time and we here at Executive Chem-Dry wish to help you and your household. Call now to get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and you'll be glad you did. Happy Back to School!

8/26/15


 

Summer Cleaning Schedule

Regardless of whether you live with your significant other, or you run a busy household of kids and pets, it’s challenging to keep your place clean. The truth is, it can seem like a hopeless feat with beds which need to be made, floors that need to be mopped and dishes that ought to be done! Exactly why are you doing all the work yourself? Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a few quick and simple steps-no ‘period of adjustment’ required.

Toddlers Can Clean Too

It is never to early to give your children responsibilities. Even if it just picking up one toy or shutting a drawer. No matter how quiet and serene or loud and hectic your house may be, the same rule applies: if you have a heathy home, you have a happy home. When you've got toddlers to clean up after, bedrooms can get messy and shared living spaces (living room, dining room, common area) can look like a disaster. Do you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmania devil? Great! Use it to your benefit! Teach them to be accountable for one small chore, such as tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after having fun with them. Just implementing a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis, and you’ll notice the time it saves you.

Have a Reward System

Whatever age you may be, everyone could use a reason to stay on track. Head to your local school supply store and buy some markers, stickers and a large sheet of cardboard or whiteboard or print this chart for each one of your family members. On Sunday make a list of the chores each week that you needs to be done before play time or hanging out with friends. Just be sure to keep the chores age appropriate. In the end, you want each child to feel good about themselves, not frustrated because the task at hand is too challenging to complete. Together, think of a reward for a week’s worth of chores accomplished. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite ice cream shoppe? Or, would everyone enjoy a round of miniature golf? Or, a night at the park with the whole family? Implement an incentive that will motivate your family to do a great job taking care of their personal belongings, and you’ll have a family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes happy memories, together! 

All this cleaning with keep your house looking clean and fresh, but when you want a really deep clean, call Executive Chem-Dry to clean your carpets and upholstery items!

7/14/15


Summertime FUN!

getting out paint in your carpetIt is summer and the youngsters are out of school, which means lots and lots of messes. Being artistic is a talent, but when your child draws his latest masterpiece on your carpets, it can be a detriment. Some stains take time and effort to remove from carpets fibers, although some are relatively easy. If you have the occasional paint spill from your child’s artwork project, here’s some good news: paint is easier to remove than many other stains and spills out there. Here’s how to fix those paint and crayon spills to help make your carpets like new again:

Tricks for Treating Wet Paint

The overall principle for do-it-yourself stain removal is never to scrub, but to soak up its moisture (and with as much patience as possible!) The same approach comes into play when your child has scribbled their “artwork” on your beautiful living room carpet. Witnessing the splatter of a palate of finger paints can work you into a craze, but instead, run to the paper towels and calmly begin soaking up the maximum amount of paint as you can. Many people make the mistake of ‘blotting’ paint or another substance that has started to soak into their carpets fibers. This process can actually make things worse; instead, lay dry paper towels over the wet paint and give it a couple of seconds to soak up as much liquid as possible. Repeat until there’s no more moisture left. At this point, you’ll have removed the majority of the paint. What’s left will be some dry paint. Leave the remaining steps until the next morning!

How to Remove Dry Paint

There are numerous options you have to remove dry paint, and both require a razor or knife. Choose nail polish remover or WD-40-both work well as a ‘quick fix’ and get the job done until your professional cleaners can come in and thoroughly clean your carpet stains and spills.

wet paint in carpet• If you’re using nail polish remover…this do-it-yourself remedy is quick and fool proof. Lather up your nail polish brush into the solution and start to apply it onto your carpet. Working with a simple brushing motion (similar to how you’d brush nail color onto your nails) dab it with a fresh coat every other minute or so. The color of the paint will start to fade, and once it does, you can start to dab the affected region with some cold water and a rag. Vacuum your carpet as a last step, and if the stain hasn’t gone away, contact your trustworthy cleaning professional to discuss stain removal options.

• If you’re using WD-40…consider it a smart tool to have on hand in order to remove dried paint from the fibers of your carpet. It comes in the form of a spray lubricant and is excellent at breaking down certain spills such as paint. Generously spray the affected region of your carpet with WD-40 and let it sit for up to 25 minutes. Take a rag, and scrub the paint until you begin to see it come off in bits and pieces onto your rag. Scrub vigorously, and continue to do so until it’s come off on both sides of your rag, leaving very little residue on your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum your carpet, and if a stain persists, contact your local Executive Chem-Dry professional to effectively get the job done for you.

Happy, healthy and clean carpets are what you deserve…despite how cute that little Picasso of yours may be as he paints them to his heart’s content!

6/29/15


Allergy Awareness Month

There are 1 in 5 Americans that suffer from allergies and there are over 24 million people that have to deal with asthma. Chem-Dry wants to help you improve the quality of living healthy and found just the way to do that. Clean with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) and you will see and feel an improvement in your home. An average of 98% of common household allergens will be removed when we clean with our HCE.

If this isn’t clean enough for you, follow these tips and you will be feeling extra clean and allergy free!

Clear the clutter: Clean off the stack of mail and bills from your counter. They also collect dust and other particle irritants on your desk. Take some time each week or day to straighten up your desk area by recycling unnecessary mail or bills. Even better – go paperless.

Add an air purifier: To keep the air in your home free of dust particles and allergens, try using an air purifier. The elderly and young children are prone to allergies because of their weaker body systems. Air purifiers provide cleaner air for them and improve their breathing.

No breezes: Make sure that your indoor air is kept free of outdoor air and allergens by closing your windows and shutting your doors when pollen counts are high! Also, make sure that add and constantly change out your air filters on your furnace and air conditioning units.

5/12/15  


 

Living with your pet and their mess!

Pets are just like family and most of them spend their day roaming the house. Once an accident has happened, it is crucial that it be cleaned up as soon as possible. The more time a soiled area is left unattended, the more challenging it becomes to eliminate the stain and odor in the end.

dog urine removalSo what should you do if you find yourself in this predicament? Well, if the urine stain is still wet, it is essential to soak up as much of the urine as possible by blotting it up with a white towel. Once the urine has dried out, it will become much harder to remove the odor. The place should be extensively cleaned in advance allowing it to dry. If it is already dry, then give us a call here at Executive Chem-Dry and we can come and evaluate and clean it.

Tip: A good option for cleaning fresh pet urine spots is Chem-Dry’s Pet Odor Remover. Ask us how to get this product at your next cleaning or call today to get yourself a bottle. It’s uniquely formulated to lift and neutralize fresh, minor pet urine odors in carpets. But it’s most effective when you are able treat urine deposits immediately.

4/28/15