Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Leader Provides Spring Cleaning Tips

Chem-Dry Shares Insights on How to Ensure a Healthy Home from the Ground Up

Mar 20, 2013, 12:18 ET from Chem-Dry

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent national research study, consumers rated spring as the most popular season to have their carpets professionally cleaned. However, when doing a "spring refresh," it is important to focus not merely on making your home look cleaner, but actually making your home a cleaner, safer, healthier place to live.

"At Chem-Dry, we understand the relief and joy people feel when they know their home is truly clean and healthy," said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Chem-Dry. "Our deep-cleaning system uses a green-certified solution that's safe for kids and pets. That reflects our commitment to helping customers maintain a cleaner, healthier home for their families."

Throughout winter, dirt and germs accumulate in carpets and upholstery, prompting illness and impacting home health. According to the EPA, Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, making indoor air quality a top priority.

Chem-Dry offers the following tips for maintaining a healthy home from the ground up:

  1. Carpet vs. Wood – Carpets are considered healthier than wood because they act as filters in absorbing dirt, dust and allergens. The EPA recommends carpets be thoroughly cleaned every three months.
  2. Mold – Mold can form from neglected moisture coming into the home from snow and rain. Mold lives deep in carpets and is hard to spot; when shoe removal is not sufficient to avoid moisture, a professional cleaning is recommended.
  3. Upholstery – When people come home from school or work and plop down on the couch, the germs on our clothing transfer onto the upholstery. Vacuuming can remove loose dirt and hair, but a professional cleaning is needed to eliminate winter germs from upholstered furniture. 
  4. Air Ducts – The EPA recommends ducts be cleaned if there is visible mold growth inside ducts or on heating/cooling system components; if infested with vermin; or if clogged with excessive dust and debris. In these cases, air duct cleaning services can help kill bacteria and fungi and prevent future growth.

About Chem-Dry
Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Its green-certified solution and proprietary cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes healthier. For more information, visit