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December 23, 2016

Holiday Spots and Spills

Let Blue Ribbon Chem-Dry help you with those Holiday Spots and Spills that are bound to happen this time of year. We want you to be able to enjoy your friends and family. Don't spend time cleaning these hard to handle stains. 

 

 

September 28, 2016

Fall Pet Allergies

Allergies can make the change in season somewhat unbearable for many people. What a lot of pet owners don’t realize is their dogs also suffer with allergies. Whether your pup is sneezing, itching, or acting differently in any other way it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for their health. Check out our signs and tips for pet allergies to see if your dog is suffering from fall allergies. Read our Pet Allergies blog for signs suggesting your dog is suffering from seasonal allergies and tips to help.

August 29, 2016

Chem-Dry® Cares | Pet Adoption Blog

We are excited to announce Chem-Dry’s support for Best Friends Animal Society® in their noble efforts to rescue animals from kill shelters all across the United States. As devastating as it is, countless cats and dogs are abandoned each day and many are put to death because of it. Help us support Best Friends Save Them All®. Read our blog about Pet Adoption

July 25, 2016

Pet Odors and How to Deal With Them

Pet odors come in a variety of forms, some of the most common being caused by pet urine. Lighthouse Chem-Dry can help with not only the pet urine odors, but the stains as well! What about odors coming from your pet itself? Here are a few causes and tips to keep your well-loved pet smelling its best! Some may even improve the health of your dog. Read Pet Odors and How to Deal With Them

June 28, 2016

5 Summer Cleaning Tips You Need to Know

Summer cleaning is important for maintaining a clean and healthy home during this warm time of year. While the outdoors are well-loved with this season, sometimes it finds its way inside as it is tacked through the home. Searching for tips and ticks to help you keep your home fresh and clean is common so we came up with a few ideas to help our customers. Read the 5 Summer Cleaning Tips You Need to Know Blog

May 26, 2016

5 Reasons to Request our Professional Stain Guard -  Protectant!

Many of our customers request stain guard with their cleaning service. Protectant is the unique guarding agent that we have at Lighthouse Chem-Dry. This product is recommended for any home or office in order to maintain the clean condition following a professional cleaning. Read 5 Reasons to Request our Professional Stain Guard -  Protectant!

April 22, 2016

Top 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies this time of year. Though welcoming in the warmer weather is looked forward to, with this change a variety of allergens, like pollen, make their way into your home and cling to your carpets and upholstery. Scheduling a regular, professional carpet cleaning service is vital for the allergen removal process. Allergy sufferers can put their symptoms at bay and enjoy the warmer weather. Lighthouse Chem-Dry is a...Read 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

March 24, 2016

5 Reasons Spring Cleaning is Important

There's no better way to feel prepared to enjoy the new seaons than a thorough spring cleaning. It is vital for an important home, this is especially noticeable when you look at the amount of growth in the home - from dust bunnies to harmful bacteria and dust mites. Check out our Spring Cleaning Blog

February 11, 2016

Prepare for Valentine's Day

It's time to prepare for Valentine's Day! This holiday doesn't usually make you think of calling your local carpet cleaners and upholstery cleaners, but accidents seem to be more common during special occasions. We have ideas on ways you can feel prepared for possible spills and ways that Lighthouse Chem-Dry can help you after the weekend. Read our blog about how to prepare for Valentine's Day

January 12, 2015

New Year Resolutions

Some of the most prevalent New Year Resolutions are: increasing your health, spending more time with your family, and lowering stress. We want to help our customers reach their goals. Here are ways Lighthouse Chem-Dry can support you! Read our New Year Resolutions Blog

December 18, 2015

Holiday Cleaning

Pet accidents, bacteria-filled carpets, and unexpected spills or stains can add to the stress of the season. Check out this list of helpful tips for tips on how to overcome these struggles. Read about Holiday Cleaning

November 18, 2015

Holiday Tips

Winter is nearer than you think; it's the perfect time for the celebrations to begin! Chaos might be the result from the many parties and various other events that are part of this season. Stress during the holidays can be reduced with preparation prior to social gatherings. This preparation can help you relax and thoroughly enjoy time spent with family and friends. Read our Holiday Tips Blog

October 21, 2015

7 Tips for Avoiding Fall Allergies

 Avoid seasonal allergies to make it so your entire family can enjoy this autumn. The most common fall allergies are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. The temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being brought in, and even starting up the furnace for the first time can trigger allergic reactions. Our customers are important to us, so Chem-Dry has seven tips to help avoid the stress seasonal allergies can bring...Read 7 Tips for Avoiding Fall Allergies

September 21, 2015

Professional Rug Cleaning

Oriental and area rugs are an important addition to many of our customer's homes so professional rug cleaning is vital. The character of the room is influenced greatly by the rug; this makes it important to keep it looking clean and presentable. Foot traffic over the rug can dirty the appearance of this costly decor.  Allergens and bacteria can also get locked inside the fibers ...Read more about Professional Rug Cleaning

August 13, 2015

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning is a big portion of adequate home care. It is encouraged to call up professional carpet cleaners every 6-18 months, depending on use. There are a lot of reasons why scheduling an appointment is necessary. The top five reasons are...More about Professional Carpet Cleaning

July 21, 2015

Spots and stains are unavoidable, but that doesn’t have to mean you'll be stuck with them forever. We've got a handful of ideas to help you maintain your carpets or upholstery by using some of our well-loved Chem-Dry products that you can get from Lighthouse Chem-Dry. Be sure you respond quickly! The longer the stain sets, the tougher it can be to have a quick and easy stain removal experience.

You will need to initially understand whether the offending blemish is a water based stain or an oil based stain in order to determine what kind of product to use for clearing the stain from your household. Reduce as much of the additional stain as you can, if it is possible. It is encouraged to blot, scrape, or brush whatever will come off, but whatever way you go about it, steer clear of rubbing it in at all costs! Test the material or carpeting with either Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover or Chem-Dry Grease & Oil Remover on a smaller sized, unseen location to ensure that the product won’t contribute to any problems. To keep the spot from spreading, work from the perimeters in.

If these solutions don’t give good results, contact the professionals at Lighthouse Chem-Dry. Don't forget to check out Protectant, a solution that will help you take care of your carpets or upholstery in between professional cleanings. For large spills, ink stains, and spots from items which can chemically damage carpet, please contact us to make certain your home continues to be in the best condition possible.

June 12, 2015

When deciding on an expert carpet cleaning service for your house, a lot of individuals concentrate on a choosing a provider that provides a premium service at an appealing price. More and more, the components of the cleaning product being employed in the residential home or office environment are being thought of.

Well before eco-friendly services became a determining aspect in selecting a carpet cleaning professional, Chem-Dry started to work in the direction of lessening the affect our products have on your family, domestic pets, and the environment. Without any aggressive chemicals or toxic substances, our essential carbonated cleaning solution, called The Natural, is going to naturally bring your home back to its vibrant state.

On the FDA's G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list, the green certified components in The Natural will perform well with our Hot Carbonating Extraction approach to eliminate debris from your property. With much less water than what the traditional steam cleaner will use, our method dries a lot faster to significantly decrease the chances of mildew and mold development.

For a highly effective carpet cleaning, the natural way, choose Lighthouse Chem-Dry for a cleaning that is safe for your belongings, family, pets, and the environment.

May 18, 2015

Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

A lot of customers who are new to Chem-Dry don’t know our approach is quite different than what steam cleaners utilize. There are numerous factors that demonstrate the Chem-Dry difference. Using our excellent method, we do more than pour gallons of soapy water and severe chemicals in the home. The proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process that we work with provides a deeper clean, a quicker drying time, and also a healthier carpet cleaning than what you might identify with typical steam cleaning providers.

Because of the excess amount of moisture and cleaners that typical steam cleaners use, you will be left with wet carpets for 1-2 days. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. Not just that, but the crunchy or gluey deposit remaining will capture dust and permit your carpets to rapidly resume their dirty form.

We use millions of effervescent bubbles to unlock debris deep within the carpet’s fibers and bring them to the exterior so our machines can extract them. We use about 1/5th of the moisture that a majority of steam cleaners depend on, on account of the design of our approach.

Our low-moisture process doesn’t use the excessive volumes of water to saturate through to the carpet backing and create a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. Comparable risks that are included with steam cleaning won’t lead to a danger when you use Lighthouse Chem-Dry. We can easily provide you with a more advantageous and healthier cleaning option. Your carpets can not only stay cleaner longer, but dry faster in order to resume your normal life quickly. The Chem-Dry method is unmatched.

April 15, 2015

Are You Searching for Pet Urine and Odor Treatment?

Domestic cats and dogs are a significant and treasured part of a great number of houses. Even well-trained animals can have accidents and may come back to the same general place to urinate repeatedly. Much more than a basic cleaning solution is likely to be the necessity to dispose of urine and odors. Here at Lighthouse Chem-Dry we provide you with a product identified as PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) that, on contact, promptly will begin deteriorating the urine crystals.

The PURT Process:

1. To start off, our trained technician determines the source and severity of the aroma. Usually we uncover the urine working with a particular device, like a black light. The carpeting will then be washed with hot water and extracted to clear up most of the urine crystals.

2. The carpet might be pulled back in the trouble spots to reveal the degree of the damage, in the worst situation.

3. The pad could possibly be taken off and replaced if it's necessary.

4. An odor blocking shellac might need to be applied to the subfloor if it's identified necessary.

5. PURT is then put on generously enough to absorb in each of the urine affected areas.

6. The elements in PURT will interact with the urine and deal with the odor on the molecular level within the next 24-36 hours.

The best part relating to this technique is how safe it is! Your household will smell fresh and clean again plus your children and pets won't be in harm’s way. You can learn more about PURT here.

March 17, 2015

Don’t Let Spring Cleaning Push You Over the Edge

Day one of spring is just in view! As the weather gets warmer, it operates as a reminder to give your home a fresh, nice and clean start. Make your house a much safer, far healthier place to live, as a result of turning to the professionals at Lighthouse Chem-Dry.

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Call the Experts

Over the winter season, grime and bacteria manage to collect much more than during the rest of the year. The best way to thoroughly free your home of such unhealthy particles is to call Lighthouse Chem-Dry and set up an appointment. Using our green certified solution, your household will have a deeper and healthier cleaning than what you will find with alternative companies. Additionally, we use 1/5th of the water than what a large percentage of steam cleaners so you will discover that we provide a faster drying service. Your property will be dry in a matter of a few hours and no mold or mildew will grow.

Remove Mold & Mildew

In damp parts of the household, mold and mildew may have developed allowing it to trigger allergic reactions. During this time of the year primarily, those with allergies don’t need yet another thing to set them off. Visit your bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens to verify your home doesn’t have mold growth and use non-toxic cleaning products minimize what might be there.

Make a Dust-Free Environment

Adequately dusting all sections of your house - including filters, ducts, and vents - you reduce your home’s exposure to pollens and various other airborne contaminants. Frequent vacuuming lessens the amount of dust that settles onto your carpet. It is appropriate to vacuum at the very least 1-3 times a week.

Let’s welcome spring with a clean, happy home!

February 6, 2015

What types of bacteria have been brought into your house?

Hopefully you haven't had any raccoon burglars sneaking in by using your pet's door, but it's not possible to keep on top of all that has come in contact with your property. It is crucial to sanitize your carpets and upholstery frequently. It is actually notably urged to sanitize residences with children and household pets. We don’t imagine that you'd want your small child, who enjoys crawling on carpets and upholstery, to be rolling around in bacteria and dangerous allergens.

Sanitization is an important step to help reduce allergens and bacteria, making your residence the very best it may be for you and your loved ones. The materials of upholstery and carpets will effortlessly compile and confine various allergens and germs. These particles can pass on illness and upset allergies or asthma. The normal irritants that originate from dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, and pests will be reduced if you are using the sanitizing method that we proudly offer to our customers.

With our deodorizer, we are happy to help customers who might be concerned with an odor in the carpets or upholstery. Our technicians are educated in a protectant to defend against possible spills and stains. We have a fantastic method to eliminate pet urine and pet odors. With many regions of unique training, we would like our customers to know their house is in great hands.

Call Lighthouse Chem-Dry to learn more about how to make your home the healthiest it can be!

January 19, 2015

With time, the borders of the carpet following the wall become discolored. These areas are classified as filtration lines and they're especially noticeable on light-colored carpeting.

How did I get filtration lines?

It might seem it is the incapacity to be able to thoroughly vacuum the corners, but that is only one part of the issue. Air flow is allowed within the small breaks between the panels and this is impossible to prevent even in the best built houses. A shift in the temperature or pressure variations in the home squeezes air underneath walls and doors. Any dust that the air might be holding gets tangled inside the carpet fibers while it goes through the gaps among the boards, the carpeting serving as a filter. At some point, these very small contaminants gather, soiling and darkening your flooring.

How do I get rid of filtration lines?

Without having the most effective tools, it is hard to free the house of filtration lines. Deep cleaning, agitation, and the correct cleaning solution are the crucial elements to extract the discolored sides. As specialists, at Lighthouse Chem-Dry our company is well trained to remove your filtration line troubles. After breaking apart the oil, dirt, and dirt debris that are stuck in the carpet fibers, our powerful, yet delicate, equipment will take out the dirt for good. Your house will be able to stay cleaner considerably longer because we steer clear from solutions that can dump any dirt attracting residue.

Your home or business can benefit by calling on the professionals at Lighthouse Chem-Dry to professionally clean the carpets. You don't need to hesitate any longer, call or click for plainly cleaner carpets!

December 18, 2014

As the best upholstery cleaners around, Chem-Dry technicians are educated in cleaning an assortment of fabrics, so we know how to treat your particular kind of furniture. Spots, stains, and worn surfaces are inescapable, making a standard cleaning vital to keep up with your treasured furniture items. This is important if you want to ensure they stay looking and feeling clean. With Lighthouse Chem-Dry, your property will be in good hands.

With the most reliable products on the market today, Lighthouse Chem-Dry’s fundamental cleaning solution is green certified, which means it is completely harmless and non-toxic. Children, pets, and sensitive skin are in contact with upholstery regularly. We wouldn’t want our customers to need to panic about the safety of their loved ones.

Be sure to ask about our product called Protectant. This product is made to help our customers maintain the upkeep of their belongings between professional cleanings. We co-apply the Protectant with our basic clean. This is actually the best way to apply the product because it is capable of going inside the fibers of the material and protect from a deeper level as opposed to just the surface. We do recommend this, as all shielding agents will disappear with time and normal use.

Lighthouse Chem-Dry will take care of your upholstery properly with our drier, cleaner, and healthier cleaning solution.

November 12, 2014

Isn't it almost time for your holiday guests?

It's that time of year to plan for your holiday guests. The issue? You look at your carpets and upholstery, realizing they urgently call for a cleaning up. At Lighthouse Chem-Dry, we place our customers first and do our best to look after the holiday cleaning so all you need to do is enjoy this exciting time of year!

Your family and friends will be taking up space on your furniture so you will want to make sure they are lounging on clean upholstery. We wouldn't want you to have to worry about any sensitive effects regarding the skin, so we use a healthy solution that will also clean deep inside the fibers. You will be able to truly enjoy the precious time dedicated with your relations without having the worry of itchy residues or toxic chemicals.

Animals, children, and even just normal foot traffic can make your home look significantly less inviting. Our powerful, yet gentle, techniques are sure to leave your carpets looking clean, soft, and appealing to your family and your guests. Phone us today at (203)877-5320  to schedule an appointment before it's too late!

October 10, 2014

The Lighthouse Chem-Dry method provides the most powerful carpet cleaning solution available on the market today. We have harnessed the power of carbonation to restore carpet cleaning & stain removal unlike any other typical carpet cleaner - in fact, it's proprietary.

When you pour a carbonated beverage into a glass you will see the natural "lifting" properties of carbonation clearly. The bubbles rise to the top every time. In that same vein, the solution developed by Lighthouse Chem-Dry uses carbonation to create an explosive reaction with your carpet, penetrating deep into the fabric and releasing grime from single fibers. The carbonated method blasts these unwanted particles to the top level of your carpet, where they are safely extracted using our proprietary hot water extraction. All dirt and grime will be removed entirely providing you with the most satisfying and thorough clean in the industry.

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. You carpets may seem clean, but in reality the dirt has just been pushed further down  and is creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria! You won't be able to expect a fast dry time when this method is used. Unnecessary amounts of water cause you to wait 1-2 days for your carpets to be dry. Since Lighthouse Chem-Dry uses the least amount of water possible, however, your carpets will be dry within just 1-2 hours. You're carpets will be dry 24 times faster! Our competitors can't offer you the same convenience. Once you experience luxury without the price tag you'll never be satisfied with anyone else.

Our phenomenal services are made available for you at a reasonable price. To get the best carpet cleaning available, call us today!

September 13, 2014

Carpet cleanings are always beneficial - but it's even more helpful to know when to call the professionals. Many spots and spills are easily remedied using simple techniques anyone can master. Most carpet cleaners won't tell you about them because they don't make any money that way! Here at Chem-Dry, customer satisfaction comes first so we are going to share a few of these tips with you.

Surprisingly, one of the best solutions to stains and spots is simply warm water and a white towel. Just dampen the stain and blot it with your cloth. Be cautious when using this technique that you do not wipe or scrub. This can damage your carpet and cause the stain to bleed into the surrounding carpet that was previously unstained. You will be able to most effectively transfer the stain from the carpet to your towel by carefully blotting it. If the process is working in removing the stain, it will be visible on the towel. Check for this often. If you don't see the stain picking up, don't continue blotting.

Club soda is the next home remedy to try if hot water doesn't fix the problem. Because of its carbonated properties – which is the same principle behind the Chem-Dry solution – club soda also makes an excellent cleaner. The process to then use is identical to the warm water stain lifting, simply replace the water with club soda. If you don't notice a difference in the stain, you'll know it is time to call the professionals at Chem-Dry. Our innovative and unique method uses a solution to break down unwanted particles from individual fibers, making us the most thorough and best choice for stain removal.

Let us prove our motto: if we can't get it out, no one can!

August 15, 2014

With kids and pets at home during the summer, it's even easier for dirt to be tracked in and messes to be made. What we can look forward to, though, is less of a mess due to school starting in the fall. With your house in chaos from months of summer fun, let us help restore it back to order with superior carpet and upholstery cleaning.

If you want your carpets cleaned so well that they look like new, at an affordable price, by honest trained professionals, with top of the market products and cleaning solutions then you're at the right place. Lighthouse Chem-Dry breaks the stereotype of your typical steam cleaners and will put all your worries to ease with their green certified carpet cleaning. We use just a fifth of the water meaning your clean carpets will be dry in just 1-2 hours, allowing you to get back to life quicker!

Give us a call for drier, cleaner carpets!

May 1, 2014

Lighthouse 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.

Most households can easily have a buildup of dust and dirt that are tracked in during the winter months. In addition, germs from colds, flu viruses 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 products can keep your carpet free of dust mites for an extended time.

Please contact us so that we can create a custom plan for your cleaning needs!

 

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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March 19, 2014

It’s important to stay informed about your carpet’s warranty. According to an article by Tom Wolfe from Impressions Carpet Services, “A percentage of what you paid for your carpet went to cover the anticipated costs to the manufacturer for warranty claims. [These] claims are more often than not the result of poor, or improper, maintenance. Over the last few years, carpet manufacturers have begun to tie warranties to required maintenance by the carpet purchaser.

This means that whether you are in the market for new carpet or not, you need to be aware that the requirements are become more strict for warranties. “The bottom line is that proper maintenance will help you get a greater return on your carpet investment, no matter when it was purchased,” the article goes on to say.

Some of the main issues that manufacturers are addressing fall into 4 categories:

1. The proper cleaning method.
Most carpet mills require the Hot-Water Extraction Cleaning process, which is the method that Chem-Dry uses to give your carpets a deep clean without damaging the carpet fibers.


2. The proper cleaning schedule.
As a general rule, all major manufacturers have a minimum requirement that carpets be cleaned every 1-2 years. (keep your receipts as proof)


3. The proper cleaning system.
Your carpets should be cleaned professionally by equipment that is tested and certified with the Carpet and Rug Institute. All Chem-Dry equipment is certified and rated GOLD with the CRI, providing your home with the best technicians and equipment to get your carpets cleaner than ever.


4. The proper cleaning technician.
The single most important aspect in proper cleaning is to get the right person to do the job. All Chem-Dry technicians are trained and certified to deliver amazing results, while maintaining efficiency and staying affordable.


Stick with these handy rules to stay up to date with your warranty and keep your carpet looking great – FOREVER!

 

February 28, 2014

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