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5 Spooky Tips to Clean Carpets

Double, double toil and trouble things are getting spooky here in Washington! Here at Chem-Dry Select we have a few tips to keep those spooky stains out of your carpet! Get the Spooky Tips Here!

Happy Halloween Washington

6 Tips to Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoiding fall allergies this season can be a critical part of enjoying this time of year. Ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander are the most common allergies this time of the year. The temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being brought in and even starting up the furnace for the first time can trigger allergic reactions. To help our customers avoid seasonal allergies, Chem-Dry Select has six tips. 

Click here to check out the tips!


Keep your Home Clean while still Enjoying your Pet

With the increased outside time that comes naturally with warm summer weather, it can be harder to keep your home smelling fresh and clean. Check out our simple tips to help.




Spring Cleaning Tips for Allergy Relief

Spring is here! Don't get frustrated with seasonal allergies. Click here to read 10 Spring Cleaning Tips to Alleviate Allergies.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This St. Patrick's Day go green with The Natural®! With Mother Nature-inspired ingredients, it's the perfect solution clean carpets this time of year!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is almost here! Click below to read about a few Valentine's Day facts you may not have known, and be sure to call us! A cleaner home is a great way to show you're grateful for your loved ones!

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Welcome to 2016!

The holidays are sadly over, and it's on to a new year, new resolutions and new memories! We're here to be a small part in helping you accomplish those goals! Click here to see how Chem-Dry can help with your New Year's Resolutions:

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The holidays are just wrapping up (no pun intended)! Before they go, however, make sure you check out these fun holiday facts!

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It's almost Thanksgiving! If it's your turn to host this year, watch out for those potential food stains! And if you can't avoid them all, make sure you fill out one of our free estimates! Click here for some info on how Chem-Dry Select can help make this Thanksgiving great!

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These Things are Hiding in Your Home?!

BOO! It's almost Halloween, and that means scary movies, scary costumes and lots of treats! Click the following link to read about the spookiest things hiding in your home!

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Spots and Spills

Now that school's back in session, your carpet is exposed to a variety of new stains! Click the following link to learn about how to deal with those troublesome spots and spills.

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Area Rug Cleaning

Do you want the latest dirt on the dirt and grime that gets caught in the little fibers of your area rug? We've developed a list of the best ways to keep that rug looking pristine!

Click the following link for more information about the area rug cleaning Snohomish WA can provide.

Managing Carpet Odor

Are you tired of smelling that unrelenting carpet odor? Unlike unwanted company, you don't have to deal with lingering odor! With Chem-Dry's signature deodorizers and fragrances, you can manage that odor, giving your home the breathtaking fragrance that matches the way it looks!

Click the following link to learn more about our carpet deodorizers and fragrances...

June 30, 2015

The Natural

Think about this: Most people wouldn't dump any unhealthy chemicals or soaps in our rivers, lakes or forests. The question is, why would you put those in your carpet where you and the ones you love walk every single day? One of our main goals is to ensure that we leave your home healthier than we found it. So, a long time before 'going green' was all the rage, Chem-Dry devoloped a solution that won't just clean the dirt, bacteria, dust and grime from your carpet. Our cleaning solution does all that, while applying ingredients that are safe and non-toxic.

The reason why we're allowed to clean your residence without using detrimental chemicals is all owing to our essential cleaning solution, The Natural. With ingredients inspired by Mother Nature, you will experience a clean that lasts, without having to worry about what's in it. So, if you're looking for a cleaning solution that does the job, and really has healthy ingredients that are safe, call Chem-Dry today!


May 26, 2015

Spot Removal

If you've ever invested in new carpet, there's nothing worse than the panic that comes because of a potentially permanent stain. When you do spill something on that carpet of yours, the following questions typically come up:

  • Do I have to douse it, using water?
  • Am I supposed to dab or scrub?
  • Are any specific cleaning products essential?
  • What's the most effective way to clean this up?
  • Do I need a professional cleaner to help me out?
  • How much time do I have before permanent damage is done?
  • Are there some stains that require a different cleaning process than others?
  • Where in the world can I get some advice about how to get rid of this?

Fortunately for you, Chem-Dry has the answer to all of those questions! Yes, there are specific cleaning products that should be used to get difficult stains out. The great thing is, not every stain requires the calling of a Virginia Beach carpet cleaning professional. In fact, there are many options available to you that will allow you to clean those stains on your own. One, however, makes the other options pale in comparison.

Introducing... Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Removal

With Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Remover, you'll be armed with a powerful, effective and safe solution to comfortably do away with those troublesome stains that come up occasionally. With our spot remover you can swiftly and effectively eliminate most stubborn spots from carpet, upholstery and auto interiors by using our powerful carbonating process. This method will lift those troublesome stains to the surface, making them easy to clean. And not only can you use it for your home and car, you can also use it as a pre-wash before putting your dirty clothes in the laundry!

Give Chem-Dry a call today for more information on spot removal, as well as free over-the-phone estimates!


April 21, 2015


We all are grateful for our families. In spite of that, there are things they do that bother us. A few people have the typical "obnoxious eater" in their family. Other people have parents that volunteer them for each opportunity available. Siblings can be overprotective, "clothes stealers", "secret tellers", and "cool kid wanna-be's". Pets are wonderful. They're there when we need them. They bring happiness to our homes. Regardless of how they can be man's best friend, though, there's one thing they do from time to time that seriously can give us a rough time. Let's be frank, they're messy. Whether it's slobbering, tracking in mud and dirt, or having an "accident", they can make that home of ours a little bit dirtier than it ought to be.

Thankfully, Chem-Dry Select has the answer to any and all pet-related stains. It's not only tricky to take care of a pet accident when it's happened, occasionally the most challenging part is knowing where past incidents could have taken place. Chem-Dry has uncovered a way to discover the pet mishaps in your home and doing away with them (together with the smell) from your home by using our revolutionary cleaning product called P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). This product will contact the cource of odors and immediately begin a chemical reaction that, in turn, will literally destroy urine odor.

Here's how the P.U.R.T. process works:

  • A trained professional will find the odor source using a black light or penetrating moisture meter and determine the best plan of attack.
  • In worst cases they may need to pull up carpet for further inspection. If necessary padding will be replaced.
  • If necessary technicians will apply an odor blocking resin to the sub-floor.
  • After all prep work is complete, the area is rinsed with our deep cleaning carbonating cleaning solution. Any liquid or loose urine crystals are then extracted using hot water.
  • Next, we apply our proprietary cleaning product, P.U.R.T., generously to tack strip, sub-floor, baseboards and the carpet backing.
  • Over the next 24 - 36 hours, P.U.R.T. will go to work breaking down all the odor causing elements, leaving no odor remnants behind for a fresh smelling, healthy clean. The odors will be gone for good.

So if that beloved member of your family does make a mess in your home, give Chem-Dry Select a call right away!


March 24, 2015


The annual spring allergy season is yet again here. For those lucky enough to not have allergies, this time of year may be like any other. But, for all those with spring allergies, these few months can be the longest and most gloomy. Don't be disheartened, though! Chem-Dry has a cleaning remedy that gets rid of an outstanding amount of those irritating allergens. Have a quick look below to see what you might be struggling with without even realizing it, as well as what our innovative products can provide you!


February 12, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is almost here already! If you're looking for the perfect gift to give to that perfect someone then worry no longer, Chem-Dry Select is here for you!

Often we vaccuum and clean up around the house, but it's hard to know how dirty your carpet really is. As you probably already know, carpet acts as a magnet to dirt, allergens and bacteria. Fortunately, we provide a clean that gets deep down into the fibers of your carpet. This is thanks to one of our main ingredients, a Sanitizer, that removes all the allergens and bacteria hiding in your carpet for good! You'll be able to feel the difference!

By choosing Chem-Dry Select, not only will your carpet be cleaned thoroughly, but it will be done with completely natural ingredients! Don't worry, either, if you think it's too late to get that carpet of yours cleaned. The best part of Chem-Dry Select's services is that we leave your carpet dry in just a couple hours. So give us a call today for a free estimate of our holiday cleaning specials!


Januray 20, 2015

Filtration Lines

Have you noticed a color change along the edges of the carpeted room? These are called filtration lines, and stand out especially on lighter carpets.

Not being able to properly vacuum these corner areas is only one part of the problem. Small spaces between the boards cause air to travel and even the best built homes contain spaces. A shift in the temperature or pressure differences in the home forces air beneath walls and doors. The carpet fibers catch any debris that the air may be holding when it passes through the spaces. Over time, these microscopic particles such as dust, oil and dirt will soil and darken the carpet.

To get rid of these ugly dark lines, you must use proper equipment; otherwise these lines are near impossible to get out. Deep cleaning and agitation with the correct equipment and solutions is the only way to eliminate these lines. Our trained professionals here at Chem-Dry have extensive experience with carpet filtration lines. Our solution is powerful and proprietary. It will get deep into the carpet fibers and lift them to the surface where they then can be permantely cleaned and removed from your home. Our main cleaning solution is green certified; this allows your carpet to stay cleaner longer since no dirt attracting residue will remain behind after the cleaning service has taken place. Your home or business can benefit by calling on the professionals at Chem-Dry Select to professionally clean the carpets.

Give us a call today for a FREE estimate or to learn more about our superior services.

November 17, 2014

The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet

Here’s something to think about: every day, you walk on your carpet, your pets play on it and your kids crawl on it. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween – or, just after Halloween – we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that a vacuum cleaner just can’t get rid of.

#5 – Allergens

If you’re like over half of the population in the United States, you suffer from allergies – and if you don’t, chances are that someone in your family does. Few people know that carpet virtually acts as an allergen storage unit, allowing them to be active in your home all year round and make you continually miserable.


#4 – Chemicals

You can’t even imagine how many harmful substances are lodged in your carpet fibers – and it doesn’t just happen over time. New carpets typically house formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene, some of which are even considered to cause cancer by the EPA. Even the new carpet smell that everyone loves is caused by 4-PC, a chemical that is known to cause eye and respiratory problems.


#3 – Mold


Even though steam cleaning can potentially help your carpet in some ways, mold prevention is not one of them. During the steam cleaning process, gallons of water are dumped on to your carpet, pushing dirt and grime deep down into your padding and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria underneath your carpet.

#2 – Bacteria


If you can believe it, the bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat. Do you wear your shoes when you’re walking on your carpet? If so, you’re tracking millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, onto your carpet, not to mention what your kids and pets bring into the house on a daily basis. Yikes.

#1 - Dust Mites


 And you thought spiders were scary! Just look at that thing. There’s no wonder this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. These things are what scientists call cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae, and they live in your carpet and survive on flakes of your skin. Aside from being incredibly creepy, they are a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world and can induce wheezing. Disgusting, huh?

Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. Chem-Dry uses an all-natural process that is safe for your home and that reduces the risk of mold and bacteria, in addition to the fastest dry times on the market. Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.

October 20th, 2014 - Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

Chem-Dry is not your ordinary carpet cleaner. With our famous process and products we bring a deeper, healthier and drier clean to your home. Our use of carbonation in cleaning has made us a carpet cleaning industry leader since it's conception in the 1970's. As you've probably seen with soda, carbonation has a natural "lifting" effect, cause bubbles to rise to the top of your drink. Chem-Dry uses this same method with carbonation to lift dirt and grime right out of your carpets. This reaction has been configured to collect these excess particles and lift them out of your carpets, where they are then extracted using hot water. The results will surprise and delight you. Our method completely removes carpet debris and stains, giving you the most fulfilling clean feeling you can get from having your carpets and upholstery cleaned. Steam cleaning, a popular alternative to Chem-Dry’s superior clean, uses gallons of water and high pressure on your carpets during the cleaning process. Cleaning this way pushes dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess instead of cleaning it and creating a breeding ground for mildew and other bacteria. Such large amounts of water are unnecessary and keep your carpets wet for 1-2 days. Using just a fraction of the water, the Chem-Dry way will allow your carpets to be dry in just a few hours. If you understand simple math, :You can see that Chem-Dry's cleaning technique could've dried nearly 24 times in the time it would take to dry from just 1 steam cleaning. This is what makes Chem-Dry so well known.

At such low prices, every budget will find our services convenient and beneficial. Call today to learn more about how we can give your carpets and upholstery the best clean available today!

September 18th, 2014 - Spot Removal Tips

Carpet cleanings are always beneficial - but it's even more helpful to know when to call the professionals. Actually, most stains and spots would come out quickly and easily with a few tips, which most carpet cleaners won't tell you. We want to let you in on some of the secrets that the other guys wouldn't want to tell you.

Much to your surprise, one of the best ways to remove stains and spots is to dampen the stain with warm water and a white cloth and gently blot it with your cloth. Don't try to aggressively remove the stain by scrubbing or wiping, as these can unravel your carpet fibers and worsen the spot. This will help transfer the stain from the carpet to the towel as you continue to blot it out. If the spot transfers, the towel will start to darken and you want to check often for transfer. If your towel is not darkening, stop the process.

If hot water doesn’t work, the next step is to try club soda. Just as the secret to Chem-Dry's effectiveness as a cleaner lies in the power of carbonation, club soda features similar properties that make it a fantastic cleaner. Check frequently for transfer of the stain to your towel as you blot the stain. You should be using the exact same process as you did for water. If this proves unsuccessful, then it's time to call the experts. Our innovative and unique method uses a solution to break down unwanted particles from individual fibers, making us the most thorough and best choice for stain removal. We can get out every stain, guaranteed.