2017 Is Going To Be A Good!

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 Four Seasons Chem-Dry to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Four Seasons Chem-Dry for all your New Year cleaning needs!

We Can Do the Cleaning, Not Cooking

The Holidays are here, which means in-laws, cousins, and extended family are coming your way. Thanksgiving is all about sitting around, watching football, eating delicious food and of course, being with family. Catching up with cousins and playing your favorite card game are on your list of things to do on Thanksgiving. It is also a time of spilling food and drinks. When food is the center of attention for a day, you are bound to have a spill or two.

family at thanksgivingThis is when Four Seasons Chem-Dry can lend a helping hand. Whether you are looking for a cleaning to "spruce up" your place before the guests come or for a cleaning to fix spills after the guests leave, Chem-Dry is here to help. If your guests spill turkey gravy, wine or your grandma's favorite cranberry sauce, we are sure to get it out. 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!

Prepare for the Spills

Did you know that Chem-Dry offers protectant for its carpet and upholstery cleanings? Chem-Dry's Protectant is applied to the whole carpet and upholstery fiber, making it repel stains and easier for you to clean up. When the Chem-Dry Protectant is applied it creates a barrier around the fibers in your carpets and upholstery items. With Protectant, stains and spills can be blotted up easier. Make sure your carpets and furniture look great year after year and can stand the chance during Thanksgiving dinner.

After the Spills

Don't fret if you forgot to clean before the guests arrive, we can come after the family leaves! Chem-Dry does an amazing job at cleaning up after the party is gone too! Your guests may have made a mess of your home and have left a few spills and stains around. Chem-Dry has an arsenal cleaning products to fight off the stains. Our powerful carbonated cleaning process lifts up tough stains and spills, So don't let a greasy turkey stains or the football stampede on your carpet get you down, call Four Seasons Chem-Dry today!

Happy Thanksgiving from our Four Seasons Chem-Dry family to yours!


Don't SCARE your guests!

Halloween is just around the corner which means parties and trick-or-treaters are going to be in your home! Dirty carpets can scare your guests away, but don't let it! Four Seasons 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! Below is a list of food and activities that can help with your Halloween party planning.

1. Spruce up your front door! Orange string lights make your house feel spooky, but also give more light for guests coming. 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. Paint your pumpkins! Are you tired of carving pumpkins? Or do you have littles in your home? Try painting your pumpkins this year! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Don't let this recipe scare you, it is super easy. Turn your oven to 350 degrees to get it ready for baking! What will you 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. Place 1 1/2" balls onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes. *May require extra baking time if center is still gooey! These cookies are delicious and are so simple to make. You will want to make them for every occasion. They are an excellent treat for all the Holidays and everyday in between.

4. Craft it up! 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. The first step is to take the plate and punch holes in the edge, about 1 to 2 inches apart. Then, cut a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Tap one end of the yarn to the back of the plate. Now, weave the yarn in and out of the holes, making a web looking design! 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 kids 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! A good party begins with a clean house, so let Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery items today! 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!

Happy Halloween from Four Seasons Chem-Dry! We can take care of all your carpet cleaning needs.


Upholstery Cleaning - Cozy Up on the Couch

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. It is much easier to "take a load off" and relax when you know that your home is healthy and clean. A clean home is just one way to provide comfort and peace of mind for homeowners. Deodorizing and sanitizing your home is a great way to keep your home clean and healthy for your family. Your home will be left smelling clean and fresh. Our added deodorizer and sanitizer will also extend the life of your upholstery items! cozy up on clean couch

Upholstered furniture traps bacteria and allergens much like carpet does. 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!It is very crucial that your upholstered items get cleaned 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.

There are many products out there that claim to clean upholstery, but when it comes to upholstery cleaning, that should be left to the trained 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!

Sanitizing your upholstery will also help to keep harmful germs and bacteria out of your home. Imagine being able to curl up on your sofa with your family or relax in your favorite chair, knowing that the upholstery is clean, fresh, and sanitized. With the help of a trained professional, this is possible. Make it a priority to clean and deodorize your upholstery at least twice a year. Keep your home and furniture healthy and protect your investments too! 

If you are looking for the best upholstery cleaning, Four Seasons Chem-Dry is the cleaner for you!


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

Ring, ring! School bells are ringing, because school is back in session! 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. And by visitors we mean dirt, germs, allergens and bacteria! Many people don't know that your carpet and upholstery act as a large filter for your home. Your carpets and upholstery collect dust and particles that are floating around in the area. Studies have actually proven that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air that is outside of your home!. So, cleaning your upholstery and especially your carpet is like cleaning a filter in your home. back to school cleaning

Cleaning Services

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. Our sanitizers 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! Who doesn't want a healthy, safe home for their kids to come home to. Let Four Seasons Chem-Dry help you achieve this deep clean for your home. 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. You won't have to wait for hours on end for your furniture to dry either. 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.

Give your children and family the best chance to stay safe this back to school season with a Four Seasons Chem-Dry cleaning!


Don’t Allow Your Business’ Flooring Send a Negative Message

You never get a second chance to make an excellent first impression. This saying rings even truer if you're a business owner looking to catch the attention of new customers and business. Having great customer service is what clients are in search of, they also take a look at business's cleanliness. Quite often, a customer’s first impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. It is super important to have your business looking its very best when potential customers are walking in. It is very important keep your business tidy and arranged with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. lobby

Creating a Relaxing Environment

By developing a space that is relaxing, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a good attitude toward your company. All of this is essential but it's 10 times more essential when you are in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure your company is extra clean and start with your floors! The first thing in creating a welcoming environment for customers, that is also clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free of clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items ought to be clean too.

Regular Cleanings

If your company is carpeted, you should have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's floors be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will make sure that your carpets not only look their finest, but they are free of uncomfortable odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment starts with clean floors. Another critical step to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times each week, or more depending on the amount of traffic within your business.

Variety of Services

If your company has ceramic floors, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It's also helpful to get ceramic floors waxed on on a regular basis as well. This can give a sense of sparkle and shine to the floors, making them appear nice and clean. As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery ought to be clean and free from any stains so that you can maintain a professional appearance. Our cleaning services offer a variety of services to maintain upholstery looking and smelling its best.

Make it a Habit

When a customer makes a judgment regarding your business, they're likely taking its appearance under consideration. By maintaining a clean and structured facility, you are making your business more desirable for customers. You want visitors to feel relaxed in your space because, after all, the longer they spend in your space the more money they are more likely to spend. The wisest decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this will likely boost client satisfaction and increase your customers’ eagerness to go back to your business.

Call Four Seasons Chem-Dry today at 248-673-1200 to plan your commercial cleaning services!

5 Vacuuming Tips

Vacuuming may become repetitive and boring after a while. Don’t let this get to you. Your carpets ought to be vacuumed at least once per week. It will help to help keep the dust and dirt out of them. Below are a few vacuuming tips that could come in handy!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before even thinking about vacuuming, dust your room from the top-down. What this means is to get started dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way 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 your floor, like bobby pins or screws. This may damage your vacuum and who wants to fix that or purchase a brand new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Start in the rear corner of the room and work your way out of the room. This also applies to stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags should be changed when they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag begins to fill up. It can also begin to leave an odor in your house if the bag becomes too full.

5. Once a 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, be sure that your vacuum it!

Stick to these basic 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 all know that sometimes you might forget and your carpets may look a little dingy, but we can easily help.

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


Protect your Furniture and Carpet

It may seem like a no brainer of why you should clean your carpets, but here are just a few explanations why! Each and every day you walk, lie down, and play with your children on your carpets and couches. Despite the occasional mud and dirt you pull in, your intention is the same: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your house will be. This is the same for your upholstery items too! We realize that couches and chairs can be very expensive, but they are well worth the cost which should last for a long time. Let us provide you with how to keep your furniture looking its best using our amazing Chem-Dry fabric up stain

Consider What You’re Working With

Over the months you may forget about cleaning the couches and chairs or maybe you might just think they don't really need a cleaning. Well, you're mistaken! Nearly all people make the mistake of neglecting the upkeep needs of their furniture mainly 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 perhaps even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have accumulated and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just like your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when individuals would cover their couches with clear plastic to protect them? Today, we have a far better method to protect your furniture than awkward, sticky plastic. Whether or not you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup on your upholstery every so often, or simply 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 so that you can grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Eventually, it saves you money, by easily allowing you to get rid of stains when you spill or stain your furniture.

Protect Your Furniture From Tough Stains

While there are many 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. Working with a tough, stain resistant solution which is easy on the environment, your upholstery will remain cleaner longer.

Plan your appointment with Four Seasons Chem-Dry today!


5 Natural Cleaners You Should Be Using

People don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in 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 will give your house an eco-friendly cleaning that's ultra powerful as well as gentle. However, this list of cleaning products don't consist of toxic vapors and harsh chemicals. Listed below are five naturally organic products that may be found in almost any home that will a great job of cleaning without the chemicals. We've rounded them up in a list for you along with the best way to clean with them! natural 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 do not worry, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its antibacterial effect and acidic nature. Research performed in Japan found that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the advantage 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 easily 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. You didn't think that this cooking seasoning would help with cleaning, now did you!?

3- Lemon Juice If you look at the components found in cleaners you will notice there is lemon in a number of them. Well there's a reason behind the lemon juice! Lemon juice can destroy mold and can breakdown grease as well. That is not 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 actually a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. When wine is made, a powder develops inside the wine barrels while 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 get rid of rust follow these steps:

  1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to make a paste.
  2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. Let dry.
  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. Apply it to a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains and even clean grimy ovens inside. Need an extra cleaning boost? Mix baking soda and salt with a little water to enhance that scrubbing power!

Many of these cleaning products can be found in your house. These five 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 Four Seasons Chem-Dry. Chem-Dry is all about healthy living and cleaning, that is why a lot of our products are Green Certified! Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment.


Do You Maintain Your Rugs?

Many individuals decide to cover high traffic parts of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. Nonetheless, how can you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Even though it may seem a hopeless task, you will find some great methods for keeping your rugs looking their very best. Using the proper attention and care, you can maintain the look of your rugs in the high traffic areas.

Choose the Right Rugarea rug on wood

Picking the right color for your area rug is a great idea, but make sure that you also think about the material that it's made out of. You want to go with a material that is durable and sturdy. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you decide on can make a big difference in just how long it's going to last. Nylon and wool carpets may be good choices, while they offer a very durable material that may withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.

Plan In Advance

Protect your rugs by limiting how much moisture and dirt which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, ensuring that family and guests wipe off their shoes or remove them. This straightforward preventive method may be an extremely efficient way to keep your rugs clean. If possible, you may also consider removing your shoes by the doorway to help keep any dirt from entering into the house.

Vacuuming is Extremely Important

Regular vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Vacuuming really helps to lift the grime out from the carpet fiber before it settles in and ruins the rug. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it needs to be vacuumed. This may even mean vacuuming everyday to keep dirt and soil to a minimum.

Take Immediate Action

Places that are prone to a lot of traffic may also be more likely to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly if a spill happens on your rug. If needed, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the affected area. The faster you take action, the less likely the spill will saturate into the rug leaving a stain. It is also best to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs as well to make clean up so much easier.


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 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 main Rochester 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, Rochester carpet cleaning by Four Seasons 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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New Year, New YOU 2016!

The brand new year has arrived which of course means you are looking at changing up your life-style in more than just one way. You set goals for yourself and you realize that you would like to keep them, therefore we involve some ideas to help you keep on track with your goals from your home to your health.

new years goals 2016Health/Body: We know you want to get in shape, strengthen or set an ambition to run a race but after a couple of weeks that goal generally seems to get further away. The most challenging part about working out is starting out. Just put on your gym sneakers, a great start, the toughest part has ended. For those who only have 10 minutes, make those 10 minutes matter and work your guts out and sweat hard! An alternate way to help your body feel good is to drink plenty of water. If you're a soda drinker, look for a friend and have a contest to see who will last the longest without the need of drinking soda. It may well surprise you how a little level of competition can keep the soda pop away. Drink plenty of water, your entire body will thank you! Taking care of your body is essential but you may also have set a life-style goal. To maintain your house cleaner or to help your kids learn how to pick-up after themselves may be your main goal and Chem-Dry is here to aid.

Home: Keeping your house clean is tough when there is snow or rain outside. The dirt and water get tracked into the home and gets pressed into your carpets. Overtime this leads to dark lines where your loved ones walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines. In order to avoid these lines, have you and your family and guests remove their footwear off when entering your house. Of course, if you currently have these lines call Chem-Dry so we will take care of them for you!

A brand new year means a brand new you! Adhere to your goals and you will be happy you did in the long run. Four Seasons Chem-Dry is rooting for you and may help with your carpet cleaning service needs! Give us a call today at 248-673-1200!


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Four Seasons 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. Four Seasons 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 surprise you!

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Carpet Cleaning during the Holidays

As the holidays approaches, many people will likely be busy with parties, decorating, shopping, and cooking. With the hustle and bustle of this busy season, it can be difficult to seek out time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the ideal time for you to consider having your carpets cleaned by professionals. Not only will your home be fresh, clean, and ready for entertaining, nevertheless, you can leave all of the work to experts and take your time experiencing and enjoying the holiday seasons. Having your carpets cleaned by professionals is helpful for many reasons.

family over for holiday dinnerTricks and Tips to Keeping your Home Clean: To begin with, it's an excellent way to present a clean, beautiful home. While that is certainly important to vacuum your carpets regularly, vacuuming alone isn't enough to remove the dirt and grime which gets tracked in the home. This may be especially true for homeowners with pets and children. With time, your carpets can begin to appear dingy. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that can supply a deep clean for the carpets, leaving them vivid and clean. In addition to the beauty of professionally cleaned carpets, it may also help to sanitize your house, ridding it of unwanted bacteria and germs. If you are planning to possess a home that's not only clean but sanitary also, then think about Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning package. With the use of products created specifically to destroy bacteria and germs, you can rest assured that your home will probably be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

This is another significant advantage for individuals who suffer from allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning may help reduce the things that trigger allergies from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen and much more in your home. Furthermore, an expert cleaning is very effective at removing spills and undesired odors. If you are wanting to entertain this holiday season, you don’t plan to be ashamed by unsightly stains or unpleasant odors. With the assistance of Chem-Dry professionals, you can welcome guests and start feeling confident that your particular carpets will look and smell their best. This holiday season, buy the gift of a clean and beautiful home from Chem-Dry. Not only will you be experiencing and enjoying the benefits of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you'll be making an effort to enhance the life and quality of your carpets. After all, there is no place like home for the holidays!

Carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning during the Holidays is stressful, let Four Seasons Chem-Dry clean for your health. Call today at 248-673-1200


The Scariest, Dirtiest Things In Your Home

BOO! Halloween is here and while your watching scary movies and getting ready for trick or treaters, you may be thinking that there is absolutely nothing which could frighten you! WRONG! You can find scary things lurkinghappy halloween blog around your home that you never have even thought and 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 stay clean!

Pillows It may seem that your bed is really a safe, comfy place to sleep, but there are dust mites that feed off your dead skin flakes. Gross! Experts recommend that you need to change out 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 consider but there are lots of germs, bacteria and in some cases E Coli creeping around in the fabric. Disgusting! So to help keep bacteria and cross contamination at a minimum, make sure that you are laundering them in very hot hot water and laundry detergent. Also, just be sure you are keeping bags divided from the ones that carry fresh produce and ones that hold meats.

Steering Wheel This particular item might not be inside your home, but certainly inside your garage and is typically tracked directly into your property. The steering wheel is covered in bacteria and can be worse when compared to a toilet seat (eew!) if you do not sanitize it regularly. At least once a month, wipe down your vehicle with disinfecting wipes and vacuum it out too.

Door and Window Tracks If you've looked at your windows and have noticed how gross they can get, you may also find out how much dust gathers there. Dust can cause allergies, sniffling and sneezing! Aachoo! To clean these up make sure that you vacuum out the tracks and after that use a tooth brush and cleaning soap to completely clean out the gunk!

Light Switches Walking into and out of the bathroom and home, flipping on and off lights, you never comprehend simply how much you touch the switches. Combine one part rubbing alcohol and one portion water and wipe down every single switch and door knob while your at it!

All of these things are easy to clean and can create a massive difference in the cleanliness of your home. Take these simple actions to clean and disinfect your home!

Happy Halloween from Four Seasons Chem-Dry!


Maintaining Your House Clean with Pets

We all know that animal owners are always looking for ways to keep their residence smelling clean and fresh, the good news is your search has ended. While pets provide us with lots of companionship, they can also provide the house with undesired odors. The most effective ways to maintain a fresh and clean home is to keep your floors and carpets clean. Routine wetmopping and vacuuming is undoubtedly significant, but it's not sufficient when dealing with pet odors. The natural oils and fur from the pet’s skin can permeate deep within the carpet fibers, making it difficult for vacuuming alone to eliminate the odors. It is highly recommended to have your carpets professionally cleaned on a routine basis that will help eradicate these undesired smells. When selecting the ideal carpet cleaner for your home, be sure to take your pet’s health and safety into account.

Clean with Safe Products

An individual wouldn’t imagine giving your four-legged friend food that is contaminated or washing them with soaps that contain unsafe chemicals, so why clean your carpets with soaps which contain these same contaminants? Your four-legged friend probably spends much of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you can feel better about. You will find professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that supply “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. In addition to this process give a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses all natural products straight from Mother Nature which are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. You don't have to fret that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and all around health. Instead, you'll be able to relax acknowledging that your carpets are actually cleaned by using a product which is safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly. In case your pet wants to relax on the pieces of furniture, there's also natural products that may be used to safely clean your upholstery too. The health and safety of your family and your pets is priceless. Don’t risk it by using harsh cleaning products at home. It is possible to 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 refreshing, clean home…but more to the point you will have healthy home. That’s a little something to be satisfied with!

Four Seasons Chem-Dry is here to clean your house that has pets. Call us for an appointment (248) 673-1200

Back to School Activities

School is back in session and the youngsters are no longer driving you crazy in your house. However with back to school comes, back to activities for your children. Whether it be football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or something else, your schedule is stuffed with going from this point to there everyday! We realize how hard of a hassle it is trying to get the kids out your front door punctually and remembering each of their equipment. Don’t allow this to get to you or your home. We've got some helpful tips of keeping all your kid’s sports away from the carpet and into the correct place. Maintain your carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Create a “Drop Space”

cleaning tipsWhether you have a mud room, garage or front door, create a designated spot or basket for your children to set all their sports equipment into every time they go back home from all of their practices. This educates them to put things away in an organised style. This particular helps when you're late to practice and can’t seem to find one cleat or that particular baseball glove. You'll be aware that it is there and you also won’t be asking your children a hundred times where they left it. It will keep your stressful days less stressful to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will remain looking fresh without all the dirt and grim being pulled all over them.

2. Make Your Kids Help

We all know that some children feel qualified to receive everything and here is the way to ease them into the real world and help throughout the house too. Preserving a clean, neat house needs to be a family affair. So don’t bear the burden of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting all on your own? Delegating small tasks to each and every member of your family is usually a win/win, as it allows the children to grasp responsibility and just what being a team player is all about! Your young ones will appreciate you more, since they realize how hard its to keep the home looking in good shape.

3. Plan for Tomorrow

Our last tip is always to have your children plan for tomorrow after supper and homework are finished. Make them map out their next outfit right down to the shoes. Make sure all their sports gear is prepared to go and absolutely nothing is absent. This takes the anxiety amount of early morning way down and it can help you are aware that your children have everything that they need for the next day. Also, because they won’t be running into and out of the home to get neglected items that will end up saving your carpet from more dirt and grim.

We all know that this is a stressful time and we here at Four Seasons Chem-Dry wish to help you and your family. Call today to get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and will also be glad that you did. Happy Back to School!



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 Four Seasons Chem-Dry to clean your carpets and upholstery items!


Summertime FUN! getting out paint in your carpet

It 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.

• 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.

wet paint in carpet• 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 Four Seasons 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!


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.



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 Four Seasons 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.


Home Health Study

Carpets in addition to area rugs and upholstered furniture behave as giantfilters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them right out of the air we breathe. But, much like an air filter, carpets grow to be full as time passes and ought to be properly cleaned to be most beneficial at trapping particles when they settle from the air. Getting your carpets cleaned by Four Seasons Chem-Dry will keep your carpets clean and you will enjoy the fresh scent of them after they have been clean by us.

This is particularly necessary for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) coping with allergies or asthma. You can ensure healthier indoor air at your residence by maintaining your carpets clean and in good shape through frequent vacuuming and getting your carpets, rugs and upholstery cleaned by professionals every 3 - 4 months to free your household of typical allergens and bacteria.

Are you due for a cleaning from Chem-Dry? We know that 3 - 4 months comes quickly, so schedule reoccurring appointments for the whole year and don’t worry about it. We will show up to clean and you can be on your way with your busy life!



Valentine’s Day is already here! Are you ready to spoil your partner with chocolate and gifts? If not, we have a perfect gift for you to give your love! Whether you will be out on the town or spending the evening at home with your darling, making your home look and feel clean is what you need. A clean home is fundamental when entertaining guests or trying to impress that special someone. Chem-Dry offers the cleanest and greenest carpet cleaning around. We are also affordable and have the fastest dry times!

You won’t have to spend time being off the carpeted areas or the couches, because with Chem-Dry our process allows much faster dry times than other steam cleaners. So call us today to get your appointment scheduled to give to you loved one for Valentine’s Day!



Are you Ready for 2015?

Here are some cleaning tips that will help keep your home healthy and happy in 2015.

-Use door mats and small area rugs in your entry way. Where ever there is a door from the outside, there needs to be a place for people to wipe the bottom of their shoes off. If you can prevent the traffic areas from getting more dirt and grim, the cleaner your home will look.

-Sanitize the touchy areas of your home. Those doorknobs, light switches and fridge door handle, get a lot of use during the day. Make sure that you are sanitizing these items at least once a week, if not more. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer by the door and make those who enter wash up. Kick those germs before they even enter your home!

-Have a “landing place” for when you get home. Set up an area by your door for items coming into your home everyday. Instead of setting your coat on a chair and the mail on the counter, have a designated aree with table and hooks for it all when you walk in. This will help keep items in one place and you will always know where your keys are at!

Follow these 3 easy steps and you will find yourself in a cleaner and healthier home. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful 2015!



Chem-Dry uses a Green Certified process that is safe for your family. So on Christmas morning you won't have to worry about the germs that are in your carpets and furniture. We know that you are busy wrapping presents, being with your family, and eating all the yummy Holiday treats, so let Four Seasons Chem-Dry take care of the cleaning. We use a lot less water than those other steam cleaners which allow the dry times to be quick. This quick dry time doesn't allow time for mold and mildew to grow on your precious carpets. Give us a call before it is too late at 248-673-1200. Incase you didn't know...the HOLIDAYS are here!!!

We know that this is what you do when you get your carpets cleaned by Four Seasons Chem-Dry!



Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning with Chem-Dry

Rely on us to clean and refresh the look of your floors, countertops, showers, patios and foyers. Our professional technicians use specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment to remove dirt and grime that has built up over the years. Stop spending hours on your knees scrubbing and cleaning. Allow us to renew the shine to your tile, stone and grout throughout your home or business.

Keep Germs Out By Sealing Your Grout

As a part of every cleaning, your certified Chem-Dry professional will apply a coat of durable sealant to your grout. When our trained staff applies the sealant, a barrier is created, minimizing the amount of dirt that is able to seep into the grout pores. This helps your grout stay cleaner, longer and maintenance is simple because dirt doesn't penetrate deep into the cracks.

Tile Cleaned By Chem-Dry Looks Better and Lasts Longer

It is recommended that your tile, stone and grout be cleaned every 12-18 months to ensure long-lasting protection. Sparkling, clean, sanitized tile and stone looks better and is healthier for people and pets. Chem-Dry's service is perfect for many varieties of tile and stone such as Saltillo, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite and travertine. Also ask about our grout color restoration service to rejuvenate existing grout joints.

posted 11/16/2014

Chem-Dry VS Steam

There are many considerations to take into account when choosing a carpet cleaning company, but Chem-Dry's unique approach to carpet cleaning provides a Drier, Cleaner, Healthier experience for your home or business. In order to restore your carpets to their original glory, we have spent countless hours harnessing the unique power of carbonation to provide the most thorough clean possible.

Have you ever poured a carbonated drink and watched it bubbled at the top? This is because carbonation has natural “lifting” properties; these bubbles will always rise to the top of your glass. Going along with that, Chem-Dry's carbonated solution penetrates deep into carpets, obliterating stains at the source with millions of tiny bubbles. We have meticulously configured this reaction to gather all unnatural particles and lift these to the top of your carpet, where we can easily then extract them using our proprietary hot water extraction technique. Our proprietary solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, leaving you with the most thorough, most healthy,  and the most satisfying clean available anywhere.

While on the other hand, most competitors use steam cleaning; a method where they dump harsh soaps and large amounts of water into your carpets only to try and suck them back out. Your carpets are clean, but not for long. While your carpets appear clean, the mess has actually just been pushed deeper down to be hidden and creates an even larger problem by growing mold and bacteria. Not to mention that all that water dumped into your carpet will mean they won't be dry for days to come. Our method only uses a fraction of that moisture, meaning with the Chem-Dry method your carpets will be dry in just 1-2 hours. In the time steam cleaning your carpets would take we can have you cleaned and back to your normal routine. Once you experience luxury without the price tag you'll never be satisfied with anyone else.

And at such convenient prices you won't be able to pass up the change to have a drier, cleaner, healthier home or business. We can help restore your dingy carpets, but only if you call today!

Posted 10/19/2014


Spot Removal Steps from Four Seasons Chem-Dry

Even though having your carpets professionally cleaned is quick and helpful, it's also helpful to know when to call the cleaners. Actually, most stains and spots would come out quickly and easily with a few tips, which most carpet cleaners won't tell you. But because we're not like most other carpet cleaning companies, here are a few carpet cleaning tips to keep your carpets staying fresh.

The first solution only requires warm water and a white towel. Simply dampen the stain and then blot it with your towel. Aggravating the spot with aggressive scrubbing or wiping will only worsen the spot. It may even cause fraying of the carpet fiber! By firmly but carefully blotting the stain, you can transfer the stain from the carpet to your towel. If this is working, your towel will darken as the stain "transfers" from the carpet. Look often for this transfer. If you notice that the towel isn't darkening, stop the process. Club soda is the next home remedy to try if hot water doesn't fix the problem. Club soda is a great cleaning agent because of its carbonated properties, which is the same idea behind Chem-Dry's solutions. This process is similar to the warm water process.  Just dampen the carpet with the club soda and blot the stain checking for transfer often If you don't notice a difference in the stain, you'll know it is time to call the professionals at Chem-Dry.

We have been shown to have unparalleled success when it comes to stain removal because of our innovative and exclusive techniques. When home remedies don't work, call the professionals at Chem-Dry!

posted 9/15/2014


Having the kids home for the summer is exciting, but the mess they leave behind can be impossible to keep up with. Fortunately, many of the messes will be subdued thanks to the start of school. While you worry about getting your kids back to school, we'll worry about getting your house back in order and your carpets cleaned.

The exceptional carpet cleaning solution supplied by Chem-Dry allows us to clean deeper and faster than any other company. Chem-Dry's approach to cleaning carpets is better than the competition. While steam cleaners pump water into carpet and attempt to suck it back out, we know this may not always work so well. Instead, we use a hot carbonating extraction system, which is a drier method, meaning less water is used. The best part is that with the small amounts of water being used, carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry are cleaner in only a few hours! Trust us with your carpets and give us a call today!

Posted 8/18/2014


Sanitize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Four Seasons Chem-Dry

Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have children who love to roll around and play on the carpet? Unfortunately, carpets absorb and collect common allergens, dust,  and germs that can spread illness, cause allergies and make asthma symptoms worse for you and your family. Chem-Dry professional strength Deodorizer and Sanitizer reduces tough odors and allergens, leaving your carpets clean and healthy and your family safer.


  • Sanitizes home to eliminate unhealthy bacteria that can spread illness


  • Reduces common allergens from dust mites, pests, pet dander, mold, pollen and more


  • Special deodorizer reaches odors absorbed in your carpets so they aren’t just masked – they’re eliminated


Call Four Seasons Chem-Dry and ask about how we can revitalize your home's carpets for a longer lasting, healthier clean with our basic, protectant or healthy home cleaning for your carpets today at (248) 673-1200.


posted 7/17/2014

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Commercial CleaningFour Seasons Chem-Dry wants your commercial carpet cleaning business, and will make you three promises should you privilege us with the opportunity to provide our services for your facility. First, We will supply your company with the highest quality cleaning method made available through science and technology. Second, service will be provided with an absolute unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction. Third, whether we service one location or several, you and your employees will always be treated as if you are our single most important customer and partner.

Chem-Dry, carpet-cleaning specialists who have led the industry for over 35 years, have provided a superior carpet cleaning method to steam cleaning. Through chemistry, we’ve created a proprietary, non-toxic cleaning solution that cleans carpets naturally and effectively. Its drier, cleaner and healthier compared to steam or shampoo.


The Chem-Dry Advantage:

  • Superior cleaning technology using our proprietary non-toxic system
  • Green Certified
  • Low moisture – Dries in 1 to 2 hours, which helps you get back to business and prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming
  • Safe, hypoallergenic, non-toxic cleaning solutions
  • Leaves no sticky or dirt attracting residue
  • Actually refreshes carpet fibers, so carpets look & smell better and wear longer

So, if you (or your managers) are tired of waiting for your carpets to dry, and would prefer they be cleaned more effectively by expert carpet technicians, we would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss with you a carpet cleaning program for your company. Your call will certainly be welcomed at Four Seasons Chem-Dry should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/12/2014



Scheduling an Appointment?

Here are a few tips to help prepare for your Professional Carpet Cleaning appointment with Four Seasons Chem-Dry.


  • Prepare for your appointmentDriveway - Please give our Chem-Dry Van access to your home in the driveway closest to the entry you want us to use.


  • We Can Move - upholstered furniture like sofas, loveseats, large chairs when possible. We will safely clean around everything else, like beds, dressers, computers, entertainment centers and fragile items.


  • Please Move in Advance - all the small items like knick-knacks, plants, toys, small tables, dining room chairs, breakables, or take off items of furniture that we will be moving then moving back. Please have all cords to electronics tucked away. Please tuck bed skirts and lift drapes so we can clean up to and under by hand. We will be cleaning every little detail we can in your home.


  • We Vacuum - all areas we are going to clean.


  • Please put all animals away in a safe place while we are cleaning with large equipment.


  • Pre-Inspection - Please let your Carpet Care Technician know of any spots, stains or areas of concern. They may require special cleaning techniques.


  • Reschedule or Cancellations - Please give at least 24 hours’ notice. Last minute cancellations hurt your Carpet Care Technician dearly.  He has you reserved so no one else can have that time slot.

Posted 5/152014


Chem-Dry Spring Cleaning

Four Seasons Chem-Dry is primed and ready to partner with you for this year’s Spring Cleaning!

Clearing out unused items and cleaning up your home helps us feel better. But more importantly, a deep spring cleaning in your home can help your family stay healthy and allergy-free this summer.

Spring Cleaning Carpet CleaningMost households can easily have a buildup of dust and dirt that is tracked in during the winter months. In addition, germs from colds, flus and other illnesses stay stagnant in your home when the windows are closed. Opening your windows helps freshen the air, but it doesn’t help clear out the buildup of dust, dirt and germs that has built up in your carpets.

Spring and summer can also bring mild or extreme allergies for many people. Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Doing a complete spring cleaning can decrease allergy symptoms by removing dust, mites, bacteria and other allergens hiding on indoor surfaces, carpets, and upholstery.

Cleaning all surfaces, including hard-to-reach and hidden areas can reduce the allergens in your home. Cleaning blinds and removing unused bedding and plush toys can help as well.

We can help your deep spring cleaning efforts by:
- Deep cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Our services help remove the hidden allergens in your carpets, and furniture.
- Applying our Sanitizer and Dust Mite Allergen Treatment. These solvents can keep your carpet free of dust mites for an extended time.

Posted 4/11/2014


What You Need To Know about Your Carpet Warranty

A percentage of what you paid for your carpet went to cover the anticipated costs to the manufacturer for warranty claims.  Warranty claims cost carpet manufacturers millions of dollars every year. And their research shows that claims are more often than not the result of poor or improper maintenance.

So over the last few years carpet manufacturers have begun to tie warranties to required maintenance by the carpet purchaser. Now, just like when you buy a new car, carpet warranties require you to maintain your carpet within certain parameters.  Twenty years ago, carpet mills never talked about required maintenance or any maintenance at all.  It’s a different story now.  And this year the requirements are stricter than ever… and Four Seasons Chem-Dry can help you meet these requirements.

But before we get into the new requirements you may be wondering “why is this important to me, I’m not buying new carpet?”  Well, it’s only important if you want to keep your carpet looking as good as possible for as long as possible.  Just because something wasn’t required by the manufacturer when you bought your carpet, it was probably recommended by the manufacturer. And if the new maintenance requirements are good for carpet purchased after January 2007, they’re probably good for carpet purchased before January 2007. And making use of the research that carpet mills have recently put into making carpet last longer, just makes sense.  So with that in mind let’s look at changes in warranty requirements over the last few years and at what is coming “down the road”.

Here are the main issues that the carpet warranties are addressing

1.     The proper cleaning method.

Virtually all major carpet mills require Hot-Water Extraction (Steam) Cleaning to prevent voiding carpet warranties.(this has been true for several years now)

2.     The proper cleaning schedule.

It varies, but as a general rule, all major manufacturers have a minimum requirement that your carpet be professionally cleaned every 12 to 24 months. (Keep your receipts as proof)

3.     The proper cleaning system.

CRI GOLDThe latest requirement is that you must have your carpets professionally cleaned with equipment tested by the Carpet and Rug Institute.  This is new, and all manufacturers will eventually have to be tested.  But from the limited results so far, the truck mounted systems that have been tested have all been rated GOLD.  Chem-Dry meets this Gold Certification. The portable units have generally been rated BRONZE or SILVER (lower).  Since not all manufacturers have had a chance to be tested, it’s hard to determine an advantage between truck mount manufacturers.  The only pattern that seems to be appearing is that truck mounted units do a better job than portable units (not exactly a surprise) since all the truck mounted units have been rated GOLD.

Four Seasons Chem-Dry can help you to meet the necessary requirements to your carpet warranty and can help keep your carpet looking like new longer. The bottom line is that proper maintenance will help you get a greater return your carpet investment, no matter when it was purchased.

Posted 3/18/2014


Not in Michigan?  Check out some great chem-dry carpet cleaners in other cities.

Clawson Chem-Dry - For all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs in the Annapolis, MD area.

La Canada, CA Carpet Cleaning  - A great new business with cutting edge equipment and techniques for carpet cleaning by Chem-Dry of the Foothills.

M.S. Chem-Dry- services the Omaha, NE areas.

Fond Du Lac, WI  Carpet Cleaning - Experience for yourself why people have been trusting Grota's Chem-Dry for 25 years.

Capistrano Beach, CA Carpet Cleaning - Bring New Life to your carpets and upholstery today with BNK Chem-Dry.