Before 2020 you probably didn’t think a lot about disinfecting the touchpoints in your home. You probably used a product off the store shelf, and you probably didn’t know what was in it. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a greater need for disinfecting at home.
There is a lot of misinformation out there causing confusion. Here are the top disinfecting mistakes to avoid:
Do you need to clean your surfaces before using a disinfectant?
Clean your surfaces before using disinfecting products. Wipe your surfaces with water and a product like soap to remove dirt, grime, dust, and other debris from surfaces. Although when you clean, it does not kill germs and bacteria, but it helps reduce the number of germs and bacteria on the surface. This step shouldn’t be missed because dirt and grime on a surface does not allow the disinfectant to properly cover the surface, sanitize it and protect it.
Do all disinfectants work the same way?
Read the product label before use. Not all disinfectants work the same way. Some are ready to use and some need to be mixed with water. Each product has its own individual concentration and instructions for use. Reading the label ensures you’ll use the product the correct way and get the maximum effectiveness.
How long should the disinfectant stay on my surface before I wipe it?
Don’t immediately wipe the disinfectant away. You might be tempted to wipe off your surfaces right after you apply the disinfectant. It’s the instinct for most of us. We often spray and then immediately wipe the surface to remove the cleaner. That’s not how disinfectants work. To sanitize the surfaces and kill germs, disinfectants have what is called a “dwell time” or the amount of time they need to sit on the surface they’re disinfecting. Most disinfectants have a dwell time ranging from 1 to 10 minutes. Again, this depends on the product. If you skip this step and are not giving the product time to do its job, you’re most likely leaving germs behind.
Prefer to leave the disinfecting to the experts? All Star Chem-Dry applies a hospital-grade disinfectant along with the application of a protective antimicrobial coating to surfaces that were disinfected, inhibiting the growth and spread of microbes (bacteria and algae) on contact for up to 3 months.
Our specialized electrostatic equipment allows us to fully cover surfaces without over-saturating them, so it won’t damage electronics or other sensitive items. Our professional disinfecting service uses hospital-grade disinfectant as an industry-leading solution that is proven to be effective in eliminating viruses, germs and bacteria.
Benefits of our disinfectant include:
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If you have area rugs and furniture that look dingy and need attention. Schedule a cleaning in your home with Chem-Dry. We have the tools and products that can clean your expensive wool rugs and fabrics. We can also clean leather/vinyl upholstery.
Did you know your carpets should be cleaned every 12-18 months to keep your warranty valid? Did you know that some carpet cleaning processes can void your warranty?
An area rug adds a certain feeling of home. Whether your area rug is an heirloom, a handmade piece, or simply a well-loved and well-used addition to your home, area rugs need professional maintenance to ensure a long life. Typically rugs are in high traffic areas and need routine cleaning to maintain their color.
Stairs are a high-traffic area in our houses. This means they will become dirty more quickly than other areas of carpet. Cleaning stairs though can be tricky business and it’s difficult to get them looking the way you want.
Promoting a healthy household and a sustainable environment is at the forefront of what we do at Chem-Dry. From our proprietary low-moisture Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process to our Chem-Dry Green Certified solutions we have you, your family, your pets, and your health in mind. We know many households are on the lookout for a green carpet cleaner that can deliver fantastic results. It is our goal to offer customers a safer, healthier option when it comes to professional carpet and upholstery cleaning. That’s why we have created the Chem-Dry Green Certified program. Through this internal certification process, we evaluate each of our products and assess them against strict qualifications.
Nationwide, businesses spend millions on carpeting, upholstery, leather, and area rugs for their offices and retail locations. That’s why hundreds of businesses pick Chem-Dry to protect their investment and keep their offices, retail, and commercial spaces healthy and clean. At All Star Chem-Dry of the Triad we can service any type of business. This is including but is not limited to places of worship, offices, healthcare facilities, and restaurants. There are a multitude of reasons to get your carpet and upholstery cleaned in your commercial space. Let’s go over a few.
Summer is an exciting time of the year with backyard barbeques, family reunions, and other fun events. That means more people coming in and out of your home. Whether you would like to prepare for your guests with a professional carpet cleaning or you would like to clean up your carpets after having people in your home, AllStar ChemDry of the Triad is here to help.
If you're considering getting your carpets cleaned it's smart to get some questions answered to ensure it will be right for you. Chem-Dry uses all-natural chemicals to clean your floors with a quick dry time. We can even get out the toughest stains. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions Answered!
There are many reasons to make sure you're getting your carpets cleaned regularly. If you cannot remember the last time you've had it done, then it is probably time. Professionals recommend at minimum once a year and possibly more often if you have kids or pets. Waiting too long to get your carpets cleaned can cause soil to work its way into the fibers of the carpets which makes it increasingly more difficult to remove. All-Star ChemDry of Greenwood South Carolina are the professionals who will help get your carpets looking and feeling better than you can remember! Let's go over the 3 Reasons to getting your carpet professionally cleaned.
Now that winter has come to an end and you are starting to open your windows, you may have noticed you are sneezing more often! While opening up your windows to let some fresh air sounds amazing, for some it can make them feel miserable. Allergens are waiting outside, and for those that suffer from allergies the home is a safe haven… or is it?
Allergy season is now upon us! If you are a seasonal allergy sufferer, you might start having a scratchy throat, a runny nose, and you might not be able to stop sneezing. Allergies make us feel miserable.
Taking a sensible approach to carpet cleaning is important in times like these. It is important to reserve our money where we can. That is the key though, where we can. When it comes to carpet cleaning, doing it yourself or using “hacks” that are found online are not always your greatest option. If you try a DIY, you will soon find that your carpets are resoiling faster, and they may have even wound up with some damage. Damaged carpet fibers will shorten the life-span of your carpets. Save money where you can by avoiding buying a whole new carpet!
As the winter ends and spring fever starts to creep in, we tend to want to open our home windows for some fresh spring air. Unfortunately, for many of us, this means the long dreaded allergies. With All Star Chem-Dry's upstanding carpet cleaning services, you will find the relief you are looking for.
The carpet in your home or business is a big investment and All Star Chem-Dry can keep it in top condition. All Star Chem-Dry will remove stains, clean and protect your carpet so it looks new for years. Our technicians are trained on the different types of carpets. We know what products to use depending on the carpet fibers. If we can’t get the stains out of your carpet, no one can!
Carpet is a substantial investment in your home. Like other investments, carpet requires careful, knowledgeable maintenance to remain in good condition and to look good. All Star Chem-Dry maintains your carpet, rug and upholstery with our carpet cleaning service and specialized products. All Star Chem-Dry will spot treat, clean, and protect your carpets, rugs and upholstery so they look great for years to come.
You may see that it is about time to get cleaning your upholstered furniture. Are you not sure how to go about it? Maybe you have tried doing it yourself and realized the end result wasn’t as good as you thought it might be? We have found that the best way to go about getting your upholstered furniture cleaned is by getting it done professionally. Getting it done professionally will help ease your stress, and will get the job done more efficiently.
Carpet cleaning is one of those chores most homeowners put off until it is absolutely necessary. They wait until their carpet looks dirty and dingy. All Star Chem-Dry of Greensboro can transform your carpets to look as if it has been recently installed. If you have been looking for carpet cleaning services near Greensboro, All-Star Chem-Dry is the name to remember and schedule a carpet cleaning appointment with.
Deep carpet cleaning is essential to eliminate pet odor and stains from your carpet. All Star Chem-Dry neutralizes pet urine odor with PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Our deep cleaning eliminates tough dirt and stains other carpet cleaners cannot clean.
Furniture is an important part of any room, but it can get so dirty! If your sofa needs to be professionally cleaned, the upholstery cleaning service from All-Star Chem-Dry can be the answer. All-Star Chem-Dry’s upholstery cleaning process breaks down years of built-up dirt and grime in upholstery fabrics. This professional upholstery cleaning service is highly effective and can make your sofa, chairs, and other upholstery furniture look and smell fresh again.
Your furniture upholstery can trap in dirt, allergens and even soils. These substances wear down the fibers of your upholstery and dull the appearance. Upholstery cleaning from All-Star Chem-Dry can revive your furniture and it will look cleaner and smell better too!
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a good idea to get your carpets cleaned before the holiday rush. We often get calls asking if we can come clean the carpets right away, but we are often booked out. Get on our schedule now so you can have clean, fresh-smelling carpets when your guests arrive.
It is getting close to the holidays and your guests will be coming over soon. Your carpets and upholstered furniture may have dirt and stains embedded in them. All Star Chem-Dry in Greensboro, North Carolina is here to clean your carpets and upholstery before all your guests arrive. Now if your guests happen to spill, you can count on us to remove them after they go home.
Carpets get dirty. Sometimes the carpet dirtiness is obvious, but oftentimes you can’t tell unless you get down to smell it. Your carpet is dirty before you can even see that it is. Carpet fibers conceal the dirt down into their fibers. Then it remains trapped in your carpet until you have it professionally cleaned. If you wait too long the dirt can cause damage to your carpet and dull the color.
Everyday your carpet is underfoot. It tells a story about where you have been and the activities your family has done. Like muddy feet, the spilled soda, or your dog that had an accident. Spot cleaning, regular vacuuming, and stain-removal products can help your carpets look clean between professional carpet cleaning. All Star Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning can remove the dirt, grime and evidence of all the accidents, and can help clean up dirt, allergens and odors that are deep in the carpet.
The dirtier your carpet is the more it’s going to cost to have it cleaned properly. Imagine not cleaning your kitchen for a week, or a month or a year! How dirty would it be? How difficult would it be to clean? The same goes for your carpet. If you haven’t had your carpet professionally cleaned in years, It will take extra time and effort to do the job properly. All Star Chem-Dry professionally cleans carpet with our proprietary cleaning products and processes.
It is bound to happen. Your best friend just had an accident on your carpet. Are you looking for a professional carpet cleaner that can get rid of pet urine? All of it? The best carpet cleaners not only clean up the mess, they attack and break down the pet urine crystals. Chem-Dry efficiently extracts your carpet, leaving your carpet looking and smelling like new.
Carpet stains are just a part of life. Whether someone spilled a drink, dropped a plate of food, or your pet couldn’t make it outside, AllStar Chem-Dry serving Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and The Greater Triad can remove the stain from your carpet.
Did You Know? All Star Chem-Dry Offers a Variety of Area Rug Cleaning Services for Greensboro, Burlington, and Winston-Salem (plus surrounding areas)
All Star Chem-Dry leads the way in providing safe, effective, and environmentally-friendly services to help ensure healthier indoor air in homes and businesses in Greensboro, Burlington and Winson-Salem.
Have you ever cleaned something that has made a drastic difference? Maybe you have power-washed your driveway and it made it look brand new! Or how about when you wash your car right after driving through the mud? Your car can look almost unrecognizable.
Have you ever looked at your carpets and exclaimed that they are dirty? Or maybe you spilled during a party and it needs to be cleaned ASAP? Whatever your carpet situation is, you have a choice, steam or carbonation cleaning? But what’s the difference? And why should you care?
Now that the weather is warming up and everyone is going outside, it is important to not neglect our interior spaces.