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September 6, 2017 - Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Here at Great American Chem-Dry, we do things differently. We take pride in being able to provide a natural, longer lasting carpet cleaning solution than traditional steam cleaning. Our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) method provides you with the best clean possible.

Our HCE process differs drastically from that of steam cleaners, which simply douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water, then attempt to suck it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This excess of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow.

Keep scrolling to Learn more about how our process outperforms traditional steam cleaning.

July 5, 2017 - What To Do When Your Dog Has An Accident

Coming home after a long day at work and having your furry friend rush to the door to give you a proper welcome is one of the best perks of having a pet. You open the door and there’s a happy pup waiting there. You look forward to getting home, greeting your friend, and kicking off your shoes after a long day at work. However, when you kick off your shoes and step into something wet that happiness just melts away.

Whether you’re potty-training a brand new puppy or have an old dog that refuses to learn new tricks, your carpets are at risk. Check out this infographic and learn how to combat pet odors and accidents before they ruin your floors and your day. Or for more serious incidents call Great American Chem-Dry and schedule your pet urine removal service.

March 2, 2017 - Go Green for March

You wouldn’t add harmful soaps, detergents, phosphates, or other harsh chemicals into your local lakes or forests. Why would you want to add them into your carpets at home? Luckily for our customers, we have worked toward offering a green solution for the past two decades. Our cleaning solution, The Natural®, is as green as it gets. It’s safe for you, your family, and your furry friends in four ways.

  •  Oral Toxicity. Our products do not include hazardous substances ingested through the mouth.
  • Dermal Toxicity. Our products do not include poisonous substances that enter through skin contact.
  • Inhalation Toxicity. Our products do not distribute harmful pollutants that are breathed in from the atmosphere.
  • No Carcinogens. Our products do not include agents that increase the likelihood of cancer.

Our standards are clear and high here at Great American Chem-Dry. We want to offer you a cleaner, healthier, and GREENER home than the competition. Call us today to experience the revolution that is green carpet cleaning.
*Other products that Great American Chem-Dry offers that are green: The Natural, Stain Extinguisher, World Famous Spot Remover, Upholstery Rinse, Upholster Wet/Foam Cleaner, Carpet Deodorizer, Pet Odor Removal.

February 7, 2017 - Give Your Carpet Some Love

February is the month of love! While your giving your friends, family, and pets some love, don't forget your carpets! If you haven't gotten your carpets cleaned in the last six months, a cleaning is well overdue. Along with a carpet cleaning from Great American Chem-Dry, carpet protectant is another excellent way to give your carpets some love this month.

What exactly is carpet protectant and what does it do? Carpet protectant acts as an invisible shield from every day spills and accidents. The main goal of carpet protectant is to provide short-term water resistance. This gives you an extra time cushion to clean up a spill before it becomes a permanent stain on your precious carpet. It also prevents one major cause of carpet deterioration - carpet abrasion.

Combining carpet protectant with our revolutionary carpet cleaning methods is a dream combination. We clean with all natural ingredients that are safe for the whole family. Not to mention that our dry times are half of the competition.

A carpet cleaning and protection bundle will certainly make your carpet feel loved this season. Better yet, it would make a perfect present for your loved ones this Valentine's Day! Call Great American Chem-Dry to make your appointment today!

January 6, 2017 - 5 Reasons to Clean Your Carpet in Winter

Cleaning your carpets in the winter is just as important, if not more, than in the other seasons. Don't believe us? Here are 5 reasons to convince you to clean your carpets during this time of year!

1. Better Air Quality
Summer months are actually dirtier than in the winter due to airborne pollutants and debris. Pet dander, pollen spores, dust and other debris can cause extremely unhealthy indoor air quality, so when you close the house up for the cold weather months, it all gets trapped in your carpet. Getting your carpets deep cleaned can boost indoor air quality and help fight off those pesky respiratory illnesses that are caused by irritants.
2. Faster Dry Time
Another reason to clean carpet in the winter is quicker drying times. Contrary to popular belief, the humidity levels in the winter are lower. This allows the moisture used during your carpet cleaning to evaporate quickly, allowing your carpet to dry slightly faster.
3. Better Timing
During the winter, appointments are much easier to make, while in the spring you may have to wait several weeks to get your appointment. Call us now to avoid the rush in later months!
4. Long Lasting Clean
In the spring and summer, dust, pollens and pollutants are blown into your home through open windows and foot traffic resulting in an unhealthy indoor environment. After you shut your home tight for the winter, it is contaminated for the entire season. Once you clean your carpet, it gets rid of the dust, pollens, and pollutants that are less common in the winter months.
5. Save Money
During the winter season, we like to offer several specials to help our customers stay clean during this time! Give us a call to see what specials we are currently offering today.

July 7, 2016 - Pet Problems?

Here at Chem-Dry, we really enjoy our pets. They brighten our day and they’re consistently there to support us, through thick and thin. However, they can make it a legitimate obstacle to keep your home clean, healthy and smelling new when pet incidents arise.

Not only is it difficult to deal with a pet urine mishap as soon as one has taken place, but it’s also rough to find out where past mishaps could possibly have taken place, which includes mishaps you may not have even been aware of. Making use of a distinctive UV light, Chem-Dry can recognize pet incidents in your home and wipe out pet urine smells from your carpets, rugs and upholstery through our innovative cleaning practice called P.U.R.T.® (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). P.U.R.T. contacts the source of the odor and promptly commences a chemical reaction that kills the pet urine scent. It’s shown terrific success on even the most critical pet urine deterioration.

But how does it get the job done?

Our exclusive P.U.R.T. procedure is unmatched in the business. It's specifically engineered to break down elements found deeply in the carpet that are the origin of the smells.
First, our trained specialist will do an evaluation of your carpets with a specific ultraviolet light. This light exposes any troublesome areas and odorous urine deposits that probably won't be observable to the naked eye.
Next, the carpet will be washed with our deep cleaning, patented Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process to eradicate any liquid or free urine crystals.
Then, we utilize our astounding odor removal product, P.U.R.T., to every single stain. P.U.R.T. travels deep into the carpet pad and even the sub-floor getting to places that typical cleaning products or process can't reach.
Once applied, P.U.R.T. goes to work deteriorating all of the odor-causing elements over the next 24 to 36 hours. When each treated area has dried, the odor is eliminated once and for all.

Give us a call today to get rid of the pesky pet odors in your own home immediately!

February 5, 2016 - Give Your Carpet Some Love

February is the month of love, so why don't you show the carpet that's been with you through all these years some love as well? Luckily for you, Great American Chem-Dry is experienced in carpet cleaning. We are not like any other carpet cleaner, because we have options! We offer three varied carpet cleaning package deals, each delivering their own unique advantages. To start with, we've got our Basic Cleaning bundle. This features our professional strength deodorizer, a deep cleaning like never before with our HCE method, brush and groom carpet pile, and a pre inspection and spot testing. Sounds amazing right? Well, it improves with our Protect Cleaning package. It includes every one of the amentities described above, plus vaccuming just before your carpet cleaning. If that doesn't sound like the total package, we have one more choice for you to choose from! It is our Healthy Home Cleaning package. This package has everything you could ever want, and more. It features all of the amentities mentioned previous, in addition to, carpet protectant, and our special sanitizer!

Think about all dirt, spills, blemishes, your carpet has undergone over the years. Don't forget to give it some love too this month. Give us a call today, and inquire about our carpet cleaning packages to find out more!

October 5, 2015 - Six Spooky Particles in Your Carpet

October and Halloween are popular for odd goblins and scary witches. Here at Great American Chem-Dry we bet you didn't know that the following six spooky particles are hidden in your carpet as you read this blog!


1. Odors

Any odor from pet urine to the body odor your teenagers bring indoors with them can remain with your carpet for a long time. This leaves your house with an grossstench, and it could potentially be from the tenderfabricbeneath your toes.


2. Pet Dander

Even if you don't have a pet or have a family pet in your household, your carpet still has pet dander. How? Well many people have pets and, convienently, feet. Your guests' feet carry pet dander into your household, office, or basicallyanyplace your feet walk. Your feet, in return, deliver pet dander into your dwelling. Let's admit it, even if you do notpossess a pet in your house, pet dander stilllivesin your carpet.


3. Fleas

A flea is a smallbug that feeds on the blood of mammals, and they enjoy to dig deep into your carpet. Without a consistent carpet cleaning, fleas flourish under the environmentssupplied by your carpet. This puts you and your familyvulnerable every time you come in contact with your carpet.


4. Dust Mites

Dust mites are very little and awfulinsects that likeresiding in your carpet. Dust mites burrow deep into your carpet, and they can't be extracted with just a typicaloutdated vacuum. But how exactly do dust mites influenceyour household? They causeallergic reactions, and who wants that?


5. Mold

Mold is a outcome from a spill that is not properlymanaged, or just because your carpet is aged and unclean. Mold in your carpet createssubstantialhealth risks to you and people around you.


6. Bed Bugs

Bed bugs don't just survive in mattresses. They can exist in your carpet, as well! Much like pet dander, bed bugs can be transmitted from your baggage after a lengthy trip or from used furniture you get from a acquaintance.
Although vaccuuming will not fullydispose of these spooky particles that hide out in your carpet, Great American Chem-Dry can! We will keep your carpet virtually free from all of the awfulparticles in your carpet. Call us to get rid of these six spooky particles this October!