Carpet Care Tips

Proper care and maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful life and preserve its appearance for years and years. Failure to take care of it will result in premature wear. Additionally, clean carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Dirty carpets can be unhealthful indeed causing your body to be exposed to dangerous bacteria, molds, and allergens.

Save yourself money and maintain a healthy home by using the following simple carpet care tips:

  • Vacuum your carpets three times a week using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter.
  • Remove stains and spills as promptly as possible. This is best achieved with a Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover. Remove as much excess as possible, then apply and blot with a clean white cloth. DO NOT rub the spot as this might grind the stain in further.
  • Have your carpets cleaned and protected at least twice a year by Chem-Dry, or more often if you have children or pets.

 

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Oriental Rug Care Tips

Every area rug requires special care to maximize the life and durability of the piece.

When purchasing an area rug, be sure to note the fiber types and origins of the rug. This information may be helpful as your Chem-Dry rug cleaning technician offers a specialized process to ensure longevity.

Avoid spills on your area rug. If a spill happens, quickly remove as much of the spot as possible using a dry white towel or wet suction extractor. Depending on the type of carpet fibers, hot water may damage your rug (consult with an All Pro Chem-Dry specialist on how to best handle your specific rug).

Protect your area rug with Chem-Dry PowerGuard, Repel or Wool Protectant. Each formula is designed to match the needs of your carpet fibers to help minimize stains and make cleaning up spills on your rugs easier.

Avoid leaving an area rug in direct or partial sunlight as fading may occur.

Routinely clean your area rugs by a professional carpet cleaning company at least twice a year.

Leather Care Tips

Various types of leather require different care processes.

  • Aniline – Also known as natural, pure, naked or unprotected leather.
  • Protected – Also known as finished semi-aniline, every day, pigmented, and painted leather.
  • Nubuck – Also known as chaps, distressed, bomber, and suede leather.

 

Protect Your Investment

Protect Your Leather From Spills and Stains.

When leather properly maintained, it will last four or five times longer than fabric or man-made fibers. Over time, body oils, perspiration, skin acids, and other soils can work their way into the leather. Many cleaning products currently on the market are not appropriate for leather – and they may break down leather finishes, promoting dryness and cracking. All Pro Chem-Dry leather care products are safe and effective for leather and have been endorsed by more than 300 tanneries and manufacturers.

Repair Scuffs, Scratches, Cuts and Fading On Leather

Over the life of your furniture, you are bound to experience some of the common problems associated with leather furniture. Our Chem-Dry Certified Technicians are trained to address these problems. Chem-Dry has 60 stock pigment colors similar to those used in the tanning process to repair the inevitable scrape or scratch on protected leathers. We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers that have begun to fade.

Why Should I Clean & Protect My Leather?

  • Oils & Grease – Body oils from both humans and animals attach and hold on to leather. Body oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.
  • Atmospheric Soils – Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather. Additionally, consider the airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollution that are present, to some degree, in every home. These elements can wear down leather over time.
  • Common Soils – These soils include dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants, brought into the home by people and pets.
  • Dyes and Inks – The inks from newspapers and dyes from denim can transfer onto leather in a process called dye transfer. Additionally, the risk of ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler who loves to draw should not be forgotten.

 

How Often Should I Clean My Leather?

A regular leather cleaning schedule two times a year is recommended if you want your furniture to be long lasting.

Between professional cleanings, you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning with Chem-Dry Soft Cleaner and rejuvenating the protection with Chem-Dry Protection Cream. Both products are found in the Chem-Dry Home Leather Care Kit.

Spot Removal Tips

Whether they are dribbles or disasters, food and beverage stains are part of everybody’s life. Before the next one happens to you, read the tips and suggestions we have compiled for you here and get some Chem-Dry professional home care products to wipe that stain clean when it inevitably happens. If your carpet has been treated with Chem-Dry’s Protectant, then you already have a huge advantage in removing stains and keeping your carpets clean.

Quick and Easy Stain Removal Tips

  1. Act Quickly – The longer the stain is allowed to remain; the more chance it has to set.
  2. Know what kind of stain you are working on as well as the type of fabric or surface it is on so you can choose the best product. View the list below to see which product to use for water or oil based spots.
  3. Remove as much excess stain as you can by blotting, scraping or brushing whatever will come off. DO NOT rub it in.
  4. Test all fabrics and carpets before cleaning by spraying a small amount of Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover or Chem-Dry Grease & Oil Remover on a hidden area, blot dry and observe for 10 minutes. Make sure there is not carpet color transfer onto the cloth and that, when dry, there is not a visible discoloration in the area you cleaned.
  5. Work from the outside edge of the stain to the inside to keep the stain from spreading.
  6. Call All Pro Chem-Dry for expert spot & stain removal if these efforts do not work.
  7. Have an All Pro Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Professional apply our Powerguard Protector with every cleaning to give you the best chance for removing stains.

 

Chem-Dry Professional Strength
Spot Remover
Chem-Dry
Grease & Oil Remover
*Acne Med *Dye Liquor Adhesive Tape Hand Lotion Oil
Ammonia Egg Milk Asphalt *Ink Ointment
Beer Excrement Soft Drinks Butter Lamp Oil Paint
*Beetroot *Food Coloring *Soy Sauce Candy Linseed Oil Playdough
*Berries Fruit Juices Spackle Caulk Lard Putty
Blood Garden Soil Starch Cooking Oil Lotion
Butter Glue (wet) *Tea Crayon Machine Oil Shoe Polish
Candy Grass Toothpaste Dressing (salad) Make-Up Soot
Cheese Grout (wet) *Urine *Furniture Polish Marker Tar
Chocolate Ice Cream *Vomit Glue Mascara Tree Sap
*Coffee Ketchup *Wine Grease Mayonnaise Vaseline
*Cough Syrup Lard Gum Metal Polish
*Curry Latex Paint (wet) Hair Oil *Nail Polish
* These items can chemically damage carpet fibers which may require a Chem-Dry Professional’s assistance. Please be EXTREMELY careful with ink. For larger spills call your local All Pro Chem-Dry representative.

 

To purchase these or any other All Pro Chem-Dry products or services, please contact us at (303) 252-0517.