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November 12, 2014

 

The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet

Think about this: every day, you walk on your carpet, your pets play on it and your kids crawl on it. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween – or, just after Halloween – we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that a vacuum cleaner can’t get rid of.

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5. Allergens. If you’re like over half of the population in the United States, you suffer from allergies – and if you don’t, chances are that someone in your family does. Few people know that carpet virtually acts as an allergen storage unit, allowing them to be active in your home all year round and make you continually miserable.

harsh cleaning chemicals

4. Chemicals. You can’t even imagine how many harmful substances are lodged in your carpet fibers – and it doesn’t just happen over time. New carpets typically house formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene, some of which are even considered to cause cancer by the EPA. Even the new carpet smell that everyone loves is caused by 4-PC, a chemical that is known to cause eye and respiratory problems.

mold and mildew build up

3. Mold. Even though steam cleaning can potentially help your carpet in some ways, mold prevention is not one of them. During the steam cleaning process, gallons of water are dumped on to your carpet, pushing dirt and grime deep down into your padding and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria underneath your carpet.

bacteria in your carpet

2. Bacteria. If you can believe it, the bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat. Do you wear your shoes when you’re walking on your carpet? If so, you’re tracking millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, onto your carpet, not to mention what your kids and pets bring into the house on a daily basis. Yikes.

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1. Dust Mites. And you thought spiders were scary! Just look at that thing. There’s no wonder this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. These things are what scientists call cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae, and they live in your carpet and survive on flakes of your skin. Aside from being incredibly creepy, they are a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world and can induce wheezing. Disgusting, huh?

Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. Teton Chem-Dry in Jackson, WY uses an all-natural process that is safe for your home and that reduces the risk of mold and bacteria, in addition to the fastest dry times on the market. Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.

October 16, 2014

puppies on the carpet

Out of all of the different carpet cleaning companies available, Chem-Dry 's methods make them superior when it comes to the effectiveness of services. Our state-of-the-art process utilizes the power of carbonation to make your carpets look and feel years newer.

If you have ever poured a carbonated drink into a glass, you know that carbonation has inherent “lifting” qualities. Because of this, the bubbles in your drink will always rise to the top. Chem-Dry uses this same method with carbonation to lift dirt and grime right out of your carpets. These unwanted particles will be lifted to the surface of your carpet so our equipment can harmlessly be collected. With hot water, they are extracted away. By using this tried and true method, you'll be able to experience a deeper clean and enjoy a longer lasting freshness for your home.

However, the other guys - like steam cleaners, drench your carpets with gallons of water, to "clean" your carpet. Cleaning this way pushes dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess instead of cleaning it and creating a breeding ground for mildew and other bacteria. Not to mention that all that water dumped into your carpet will mean they won't be dry for days to come. The typical dry time for Chem-Dry customers to expect is just 1-2 hours. We use a fraction of the water that most steam cleaners use. That means your carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry way could dry 24 times in the amount of time it would take for them to dry once after a steam cleaning. That’s luxury without the price tag.

We cater to all budgets at Chem-Dry by offering outstanding service for an affordable price. Give us a call to put our cleaning to the test!
 

September 15, 2014

Easy Spot Removal Tips

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After finding a stain on your carpets, first instinct may be to call the professionals to take out the stain. Most carpet cleaners wouldn't want you to know that there are easy steps to getting rid of those tough stains and spots. Helping you is our first priority - so here are a few of the tips that the other cleaners wouldn't want you to know.

Much to your surprise, one of the best ways to remove stains and spots is to dampen the stain with warm water and a white cloth and gently blot it with your cloth. Be careful not to rub the spot too vehemently, as this will only spread the stain around and damage the carpet fibers. Continuing to blot and dab will be most effective. It pulls the stain from the carpet to your rag. As you do this, frequently check your towel to see if it is darkening with the transfer (using a white towel allows you to more easily see any transfer). If you don't see any darkening on the towel, stop the process.

After water, club soda is the next step up. Because of its carbonated properties – which is the same principle behind the Chem-Dry solution – club soda also makes an excellent cleaner. Like you did with the warm water, use a clean white cloth and dampen and blot the spot with the club soda looking for transfer often. If this doesn't yield the results you'd hope, you'll know that you need Chem-Dry's help. We are so confident in our abilities to remove every stain, that we guarantee all our work. For a free consultation give Chem-Dry a call!

August 14, 2014

fresh cleaned family room

You may notice your carpets have suffered quite a bit this summer from having the kids home. Fortunately, many of the messes will be subdued thanks to the start of school. With all the stresses of back to school shopping, let us worry about cleaning up those summer messes.

Teton Chem-Dry provides a deeper clean and dry times in just one to two hours due to our unique process in Jackson. Steam cleaners use gallons of water to push dirt and grime down further into your carpet fibers, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, while Chem-Dry’s carbonated solution removes dirt from individual carpet fibers and lifts these unwanted particles to the surface, where they are extracted with hot water. The kicker is that with such little water used in the process, carpets are drier much quicker than they would be with the competition! Give us a call or click for a free estimate today!

July 16, 2014

mountain spring

Summer is flying by! From fun with fireworks to pool parties, bonfires, camping, hiking and all things outdoors, we should all be having an action-packed summer! But where does all the time go? In the midst of all these fun pastimes, we sometimes forget about completing all the projects around the house.

Teton Chem-Dry, however, is here to help! Our cleaning solution uses millions of microscopic bubbles that act like club soda to penetrate deeper and remove dirt quicker. This allows your carpets to stay cleaner, longer. And because we don’t use gallons of water to clean, your carpets will dry in only a few hours, allowing you to get back to enjoying your summer!

Call us today for quick carpet cleaning in Jackson!

June 26, 2014

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Summer has finally arrived! That means there is a lot to do – good and bad! Everything from planning vacations and spending time with family to lots of little projects like house cleaning! We at Teton Chem-Dry are here to make sure you can enjoy your summer by taking off some of the burden associated with house cleaning.

We provide the best quality carpet cleaning that you need here in Jackson. We clean with a formula called The Natural, which is safe for both kids and pets, so you can be both safe and satisfied when we come to clean your carpets. Another plus that puts us above the competition, is that we use products that will help your carpets stay drier quicker – in only 1-2 hours, not 1-2 days!

So whether you’re planning a trip to the beach, or just around town, we at Teton Chem-Dry are here to help you get the most out of your summer!
 

May 22, 2014

chemdry van at house

As May comes to a close, so does much of our free time. There are many projects to do in such a short amount of time! From graduation parties to host and vacations to plan for the summer, cleaning the house – and the carpets – often becomes neglected.

We at Teton Chem-Dry understand your life may be hectic – that’s why we’re here to help. With our competitive rates and our solution that leaves your carpet staying cleaner longer, it’s no wonder that Teton Chem-Dry is a household name here in Jackson.
 

April 2, 2014

You may have a big family, or live alone. Either way, you have many more roommates than you can see.  Every time you leave your home, you track bacteria from outside into your carpets and onto your furniture. While this is just part of life, there are precautions that you can take to stop the spreading of these germs from your couch or your area rug to a dropped cookie or the fingers of a small child.


Chem-Dry uses a carbonated cleaning technique that is minimally invasive to your carpet fibers. We use 80% less water than our competitors, yet our powerful equipment extracts way more dirt and grime than any other carpet cleaning company out there. Also, our process provides you with a deeper clean, while maintaining a shorter drying time. That means there is less time for the bacteria and mold growing deep in your carpets and furniture to multiply and thrive on the moisture.


No one likes a roommate that skips out on rent. Don’t fall victim to the nasty mold stains or bacteria-filled carpets that could creep up on your before you know it!


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*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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