Yes, we do offer coupons and special promotions as frequently as possible. You can find our current coupons on the Coupons page.
This is one of the most common questions that we are asked. All of the ingredients in Chem-Dry’s primary cleaner, The Natural, are on the F.D.A.’s G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list and are safe for your carpets, your home and family, and the environment. The Natural does not contain any soaps or harsh chemicals. In fact, The Natural is so safe, you can actually drink it – though it doesn’t taste too great so we don’t recommend it. How many other carpet cleaners can say that?
No, Aaron’s Chem-Dry is not a steam cleaner. We use carbonation to lift up dirt and grime from your carpets so we do not need to use the gallons of water that typical steam cleaners use. Our cleaning process does use hot carbonation mixed with water, but it is very different than steam cleaning. Read below to see how Chem-Dry compares to steam cleaners.
Traditional steam cleaning saturates your carpet with an excessive amount of water that is filled with soaps and detergents. So you’re left with wet carpets for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. Plus the soapy residue left behind attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty much faster.
Aaron’s Chem-Dry’s process is very different. We employ millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, which is why we only need to use a fraction of the water that most steam cleaners use. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet.
Take a look at a detailed comparison of Chem-Dry vs steam cleaning.
This depends on the size of the room or the amount of upholstery. It will also depend on the level of soiling and whether there is any heavy staining. We will be able to provide you with an approximate time once we assessed the job to be done and we provide our free, no obligation quotation.
The Aaron’s Chem-Dry cleaning process is better and healthier than other methods for your carpet and upholstery cleaning. Chem-Dry’s unique hot carbonating extraction carpet cleaning method uses the power of carbonation to extract more dirt and grime from your carpets, giving them a deeper and longer lasting clean. Our carbonated cleaning solution only requires us to use a fraction of the moisture other methods require. This allows your carpets to dry faster, typically in 1-2 hours rather than 1-2 days, and helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew under your carpet. Chem-Dry’s signature cleaning solution, The Natural®, is a cleaning mixture that—through the power of carbonation—lifts dirt to the surface where it is whisked away. The Natural is non-toxic and ideal for homes with kids and pets, and has received the Green Certification.
We can clean all types of carpeting, domestic or commercial, including Wilton, Axminster, Nylon, Olefin and Carpet Tiles. The cleaning is done by our powerful truck mounted machine, using the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonation method with extraction. Your carpets will be left touch dry and are usually fully dry within two hours, depending upon degree of soiling and humidity. We can normally remove most stains and odours including those caused by pets.
Carpet manufacturers recommend that carpets should be cleaned by a qualified technician every 12 to 18 months. Cleaning on a regular basis and before allowing the build up of heavy soiling, reduces potential damage to the fibres and enhances the life of the carpet.
Most new carpets come with a factory-applied protectant but this wears off over time. Reapplying a protectant on your carpets can help resist stains and soiling, so your carpets will stay cleaner longer. Another reason protectant is a smart investment is that it slows the aging and wearing process and can extend the life of your carpets.
Pet odors can linger for months if not treated properly. As urine dries in the carpet and padding, what’s left are millions of concentrated urine crystals that become even more pungent. Many companies just mask this odor. Chem-Dry uses a patented system, P.U.R.T.® (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), to explode the urine crystals and break down the enzymes which gets rid of the pet urine odor forever.
Not with Van’s Chem-Dry. Many carpet cleaners including steam cleaners use soaps and detergents in their process. This often leaves behind a sticky residue on your carpets that attracts dirt, leads to carpets re-soiling quickly after being cleaned and often requires more frequent professional cleanings. At Van’s Chem-Dry, we use an all-natural, biodegradable carpet and upholstery cleaning solution that doesn’t contain any soaps, detergents or harsh chemicals, so it won’t leave behind any sticky or filmy residues to attract dirt.
Drying time depends on humidity levels, airflow to the room(s) cleaned, and the type of carpet. In general, turning on your air conditioning or fans will help accelerate dry times. After a professional cleaning, it typically takes 1-2 hours for the carpet to dry. Sometimes carpets can take longer to dry for various reasons.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) suggests that homeowners clean their carpets every 3-6 months. If you have kids, pets or if someone in your home has asthmas or allergies, it’s advisable to do it even more frequently. Regular cleaning will not only improve your home’s appearance, but it will eliminate germs and allergens, improve your home’s indoor air quality and extend the life of your carpeting.
This is not necessary. Our Van’s Chem-Dry professionally trained technicians will vacuum your carpets with our commercial, HEPA-filtered vacuum when they arrive as a standard part of our service.
Chem-Dry uses an all-natural, Green-Certified cleaning product called The Natural as our primary cleaner. The Natural, doesn’t contain any soaps or phosphates and is safe, non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. By contrast, most steam cleaners use soaps, detergents and harsh chemicals in their process.
Van’s Chem-Dry uses up to 80% less water than typical steam cleaning because its carbonated cleaner, The Natural, relies on millions of microscopic bubbles to release dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet and raise it to the surface where it can easily be suctioned away. This low water, low pressure approach is healthier for your carpets, allows your carpets to dry in only 1-2 hours and is also more environmentally friendly.
Yes. Steam cleaning uses a process of dumping large amounts of soapy water into your carpets and then trying to suck it all back out. Because the heavy amount of water results in an extended drying time, usually 1-2 days, this method can actually cause carpets to grow mold, mildew and bacteria beneath the surface.
Our room sizes are based on 150 sq ft. If any of your rooms are over 150 sq ft, there may be an additional area charge. Hallways and stairs are considered to be separate from a room.
In most cases, the furniture dries within just a couple of hours, but in some cases it may take overnight to fully dry depending on the upholstery’s fabric and how deeply it was cleaned – i.e. heavily stained areas will take longer to dry.
Yes, after the upholstery cleaning, you can have the furniture stain guarded with Chem-Dry’s Protectant.
We use our proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning method, featuring our core cleaner The Natural. The carbonated cleaning bubbles release dirt, soil, airborne allergens and spots from the upholstery fibers. Then, we use our extraction equipment to remove the cleaning solution, dirt, soil and airborne contaminants from your furniture, leaving it with a deeper, healthier clean than other alternatives.
Manufacturers recommend professional upholstery cleanings every 24-48 months. As with carpets, the presence of kids, pets, allergies and asthma in the home necessitates more frequent cleanings to improve air quality and the overall healthiness of the home. If furniture is stained, saturated or has unwanted odor then it is ready for a cleaning.
In homes that have carpet, up to 80% of the dust and dirt brought into the home can end up in your furniture and upholstered fabrics. Without professional cleaning, this dust and dirt will remain in your carpets and furniture and can become very unhealthy.