As the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service, Chem-Dry leads the way in providing safe, effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to help ensure healthier indoor air in homes and businesses across the globe.
Our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process was tested by a leading independent air quality laboratory in multiple homes finding that Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. The common allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergens. Additionally, our HCE process, when coupled with a hospital-grade sanitizer, was found to remove an average of 89% of the airborne bacteria in the home and 82.3% of the bacteria in carpets.
Indoor air quality is also a significant health concern because the average home can harbor as much as 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet. As the bacteria lurking in your carpets gets stirred up, it circulates in the air your family is breathing unless you properly clean them. A Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is not only effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets, upholstery and other surfaces we clean, but it also improves the overall air quality in your home.
Carpet acts as a filter that traps bacteria. allergens and other particulate that originate from both the indoor and outdoor environments. Cleaning is a key component in prolonging the life of the carpet, maintaining its air filtration effectiveness and contributing to the quality of the indoor air. The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) recognizes the benefits of routine cleaning with high performance filtration vacuuming and periodic wet extraction utilizing a low moisture, green-certified process that has been verified by independent laboratory testing. IAQA also recognizes the value of using a professional company trained and certified in these methods to deliver a deeper carpet cleaning and healthier indoor air.
Chem-Dry is proud to be a Corporate Member of the IAQA. This non-profit organization is focused on bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of consumers and the public. As part of their work, IAQA helps to connect consumers and commercial businesses with experts for assessing, cleaning and sanitization related to indoor air quality.
Learn more about IAQA and their important mission to help identify and resolve indoor environment challenges.