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January 17, 2017 - New Year Resolutions for a Clean Home

It’s that time to flip the calendar and prepare for a new year. For many of us, the new year represents an opportunity to remedy past mistakes and start things anew with a clean slate.
Many take this new year as a chance to create better habits and an opportunity to set goals that promote change and growth. As you plan out your New Year’s resolutions this year, your home deserves a spot (or several) near the top of the list. Here are a few ideas we’ve thought up to keep in mind for your 2018 New Year’s resolutions:

Create a steady maintenance routine for your floors and walls.


Your walls should be cleaned about once a month, as necessary, depending on your climate and weather. If you tend to keep your windows open during the warmer months of the year, that number could be higher due to pollen. Children with sticky fingers warrant regular spot checks of your walls. Pay particular attention to corners, ceiling, and floors to remove cobwebs. PRO TIP: wrap adhesive tape around an old paint roller to help get rid of cobwebs.
Hardwood and tile floors should be swept weekly to prevent dirt accumulation. Likewise, carpets and rugs should be vacuumed every week. Don’t forget to get your carpets/rugs professionally cleaned every 3 to 6 months to get rid of the allergens and bacteria trapped inside them. PRO TIP: call Chem-Dry for all of your carpet/rug cleaning needs.

Don’t disregard your living room.

One of the easiest ways to ensure your living room will become a mess is to slowly let clutter accumulate. It all starts with one pair of shoes or socks, but in a blink of an eye that one pair of shoes turns into a full on pile of junk. This year, make a point to remove anything that doesn’t belong ASAP.
Do not neglect dusting or cleaning your upholstered furniture. Dust, like shoes, accumulates quickly. Even if you think dust isn’t there, it is. Don’t forget to dust behind furniture and large electronics. Finally, it is recommended to have your upholstered cleaned once or twice a year. PRO TIP: call Chem-Dry for all of your upholstery cleaning needs.

Clean your kitchen at least twice a month.


This room is the culprit for some of the biggest messes in your home, but proper maintenance can easily prevent the messes from getting out of hand. Be sure to handle spills as soon as they happen. Food/liquid spills can result in permanent stains and bacterial growth.
Don’t forget the floors in your kitchen. They should be mopped every two weeks. If you have children or furry friends, you may need to do this more frequently. If you have stone tiles, maintain them with more regular mopping. However, you should schedule a professional cleaning every few months to keep those areas free of dirt and grime.

Deep clean your bathroom weekly.

Along with the kitchen, your bathroom can be one of the biggest areas in your home that is prone to messes. Every few days, check the sink for any build-up and clean any reside. PRO TIP: use a paper town or damp cloth to check/clean the residue.

Be sure to give your toilet a quick scrub once a week to prevent it from becoming a huge mess. Mop the floors every week, if possible. Finally, be sure to swap out your towels for new ones on a regular basis to stop bacterial growth in it’s tracks.

By starting the new year off properly, you can keep your home looking fresh without a lot of heavy effort. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By resolving to perform proper maintenance, you can prevent yourself from getting stuck doing much more intense cleaning work in the future. If you ask us, that’s a resolution worth making.


The Perfect Holiday Gift - December 12, 2017

Still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season? You've come to the right place! Give the gift of a stress-free clean home this season. We offer several different cleaning services to ensure you find the perfect fit for your loved one! Keep scrolling for four of our recommendations for the perfect gift from you, and us!
1. 3 Room Carpet Cleaning
We offer drier and healthier carpet cleaning. Our methods are safe for your loved ones family, because we do not use any harmful chemicals. This is the perfect gift for those who haven't have their carpet cleaned in quite some time!
2. Sofa/Love-seat Upholstery Cleaning
Our sofas and love-seats receive a lot of attention in our homes, so what better gift to give than an upholstery cleaning to make their couch look brand new?
3. Area Rug Cleaning
Did you know that your area rugs act as air filters that trap dirt, allergens, and bacteria? Give the gift of a clean rug to your loved one this year!
4. P.U.R.T. Treatment
Does your loved one have furry friends in their home? The gift of P.U.R.T. treatment would be perfect for them! Our methods remove 99.9% of pet urine odors from carpets - that's unbeatable!
Most importantly, we wish you a happy, and safe, holiday season surrounded by friends and family!


The Holiday Party Cleaning Checklist - November 8, 2017

The secret to a clean home is a good plan along with a consistent schedule. Sometimes, especially around holiday season, even the best plans can go off course. With the addition of gatherings, gift-giving and holiday meals our day-to-day routines might need to be tweaked to be sure we enjoy the season as much as possible.

Is it your turn to host the big holiday event this year? Whether it’s Thanksgiving dinner for all your extended family or a Christmas Party for coworkers and friends you know that a clean home is your first priority. Staying focused on the out-of-the-ordinary details of creating a successful event can be complicated enough all by itself.

Your list of things to do will grow quickly. How do you prioritize things like when to schedule a professional carpet cleaner or preparing rooms for overnight guests? Take a deep breath and know that we have your back. We’ve put together this helpful infographic that outlines a few simple strategies you can use in your holiday party preparations. This handy guide can help you pull off a great event and, more importantly, ensure you enjoy the holidays with family and friends.


13 Spooky Good Cleaning  Tips - October 5, 2017

As Halloween approaches, people all around the US are reflecting upon what creepy costumes and outrageous decorations they can use the holiday. However, have you given a thought to all of the stomach-churning messes in your home? We have! So, here are 13 spooky good cleaning tips to keep your home clean this Halloween season:

  1. Have marker stains on your wood? Use toothpaste to scrub off those pesky stains.
  2. De-stink your garbage disposal by running a few lemon rinds through it with cold water.
  3. Rub a cut lemon over your cutting board to remove stains and smells. For a little extra cleaning, sprinkle it with baking soda first.
  4. Use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels. They’re reusable and more inexpensive than paper towels.
  5. When vacuuming, start in the farthest corner and work toward the door. Be sure to use slow, repetitive front-to-back motions in an overlapping sequence.
  6. Make a lost and found for your home. Use a lidded storage container to stash stray buttons, lost game pieces, and other similar items.
  7. Use a lint roller to remove pet hair and cobwebs from your screen doors.
  8. Put a few splashes of Pine-Sol in the bottom of your toilet brush container. This will keep your bathroom smelling fresh, and it acts as a disinfecting cleaner for your brush.
  9. Fill a sandwich bag with white vinegar and place it on your shower head. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, your shower head will be free of dirt and grime.
  10. Does your drain move slower than tar? Mix ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup vinegar and pour it in the drain. Cover the drain with a wet cloth, let it sit for five minutes, and then flush with steaming-hot water.
  11. Use a 4-in plastic putty knife to scrape off scum on the tile in your showers and tubs. The trick is to wait until the surface is dry.
  12. To clean the top of your ceiling fan, wrap a dryer sheet around a painting roller and dust away.
  13. Call Chem-Dry of Seattle for all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.

Back To School Tips - August 4, 2017 

As summer comes to and end and the back-to-school season approaches, it can be hard to get back into the swing of all things school. With a new school year comes a lot of changes: new teachers, new schedule, new responsibilities, and maybe even a new school. The biggest trick to tackle the back-to-school blues is to plan ahead. Below are 20 ways that you can help you, and your children, prepare for the fresh school year.

  1. Set your kids’ alarms to ‘School Time’ two weeks before the first day.
  2. Discuss what your kids can expect on their first day, so they can feel more prepared.
  3. Have your kids set realistic goals for the school year.
  4. Go through your children’s clothing to determine what they have overgrown. This will make room for their new back-to-school clothes.
  5. Obtain a class list of things your children will need this school year.
  6. Let your kids tag along during back-to-school shopping. Allow them to pick out their own items.
  7. Shop for supplies and clothes early, you’ll want to avoid the rush.
  8. Replace old backpacks for newer, more ergonomically correct ones.
  9. Do something fun with your kids to end the summer season.
  10. Take them to their school to allow them to get comfortable with the layout and locations of important rooms such as their classroom, bathrooms, lunchroom, etc.
  11. Sign your children up for after school programs to keep them active.
  12. Set and enforce specific school friendly bed-times.
  13. Encourage your kids to layout their clothes before they go to bed.
  14. Meet the teachers your children will have this year.
  15. Call us to get a fresh feeling home before the craziness of the school year ensues.

Allergens In The Home - June 7, 2017

Did you know that allergens are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S.? Many Americans suffer from allergies during the Spring and Summer season, and one of the number one places allergens hide is in your home.

So what exactly are you living with? What lies beneath might surprise you. Did you know that eight out of 10 people in the U.S. are exposed to dust mites daily? That’s because 2,000 dust mites can live on one ounce of carpet dust. Six out of 10 are exposed to dog or cat dander and pet dander is more potent in causing allergic reactions than the animal’s fur or hair. That’s really rough for the 5-10% of Americans that are allergic to pet dander. And just because you are inside does not mean you are safe from pollen. It is carried inside on your clothes, hair, pets, open windows and doors.

Americans pay $1.3 billion for allergy-related doctor visits and over $11 billion for allergy medications annually. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do something to help control your allergies and keep some of your hard earned cash in your pocket? It’s not a hopeless battle. There are several things you can do to cut back on dirt and allergens in your home which can trigger an attack:

  • Dust to control mites. By dusting surfaces and washing bedding often, you can control the amount of dust mites in your home.
  • Vacuum often. Vacuuming once or twice a week will reduce the surface dust mites and animal dander in your home. Use a high quality 3 stage HEPA filter type vacuum.
  • Professionally clean your carpets and upholstery. Every 3-4 months, have Chem-Dry deep clean your carpets and upholstery to remove 98% of common allergens*.
  • Reduce pet dander. Wash house pets weekly to cut down on the amount of allergens in your home. In between baths, wipe down pets when they return from outdoors.
  • Shut out pollen. Keep windows and doors closed to keep pollen out. Use an air filter and change it regularly.
  • Limit dirt intrusion. Put out a durable entrance mat for people to wipe off their feet before entering your home. Then require everyone to take off their shoes so less dirt is tracked inside.
  • For further information on the amount of dirt, bacteria, and allergens that infiltrate our living spaces, check out the infographic below and make sure and share it with your friends.


Jan. 22, 2016


NEW YEAR, NEW CARPET! We from Chem-Dry of Seattle Carpet Cleaning desire to wish you a Happy New Year! Along with the start of the New Years what better method to start it off nice and completely clean with Chem-Dry of Seattle. Listed here are main reasons why you may prefer to restore your carpet this month and why we would certainly be the most efficient Carpet Cleaners for your need. We appreciate your great and never ending bussiness as well as desire the very best for your New Year!
 
 
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December 31, 2015

Cleaning Ideas toMake Your Home Healthier throughout the New Year


1.
Clean countertops on the regular basis. Countertops aren't only where your meals are prepared, but it’s also where dirt, dust, bacteria and allergen particles floating in the air often settle. For those who have a countertop with granite or tile, it’s best to choose a mild cleaner and preferably one that will refresh the sealer. It is advisable to keep sealer fresh to prevent bacteria from entering the porous areas of the stone.

2. Keep carpets and rugs clean. Vacuuming and routine cleaning are beneficial in maintaining cleaner carpets,
but aren't really enough. Therefore, the EPA recommends getting carpets cleaned by professionals at least one time every 12 months. Homes with pets and/or children, it is recommended to have a cleaning service, such as Chem-Dry, two or three times annually. For homeowners with pets, it’s considerably better to choose a professional cleaning service that includes an effective urine detection and removal process. To eliminate absolutely the most germs from your own own carpets and rugs, request adding a sanitizer in the cleaning process to destroy and eliminate bacteria and a protectant, which puts a protective coating on your carpet fibers and makes it easier which ensures you keep carpets cleaner for a longer period of time.

3. Don’t
neglect your upholstered furniture. Vacuuming upholstered furnishings are nearly as easy and is just as important as carpets, particularly in the high-traffic areas like family rooms. It’s recommended to vacuum the upholstery in your home once every other week and in addition have it cleaned professionally once a year.

4. Sanitize high touch points
in your house, including door knobs, toilet handles, faucets and switches. Spending several minutes sanitizing those areas, particularly pre and post guests come into your home, might go a long way toward minimizing multiplication of germs. More preventive techniques to minimizing multiplication of germs include being vigilant about washing your hands regularly through the day and putting a bottle of hand sanitizer in the high-traffic areas of your house, allowing it to be convenient and easy to help keep your hands clean and germ-free.

5. Use door mats or area rugs in entry ways and high-traffic areas,
these may do a great job of trapping dirt and allergens before they enter into the heart of the home. The reality is that carpets and rugs become filters that capture and trap dirt, dust and allergens and stop them from entering the air and spreading through the home. On hard surfaces, these particles simply settle then are stirred into the air next time you have traffic and activity in the area. Using door mats and area rugs is an excellent and inexpensive way to prevent unwanted and unhealthy particles from getting deeper inside the home or from residing in the air where they could spread easier to members of your family.

6. Check and replace your heating and air conditioning filters. While furnaces
are needed for keeping homes warm during the colder months, it’s very important tochange the furnace air filter at regular intervals in order to avoid dirt, dust and other unhealthy particles from being distributed around the house. Continue with the recommended replacement timing for every filter which is located on the package. To remember when it’s time to change the filter, write the date that you’re performing the replacement on the outer edge of the new filter that you’re installing to make it easy to know whenever your next one is due.

 

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