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Home Health: How Chem-Dry Windy City Removes Allergens and Bacteria from Your Home
Carpets, area rugs, and upholstered furniture are giant allergen and bacteria traps. We mean that in a good way. Fabrics in our homes keep many harmful molecules out of the air we breathe. But, just like an air filter, carpets become full over time and must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air.
This concept is extremely important for home health and indoor air quality. For the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) that have allergies or asthma, removal of airborne molecules is especially important. Regular vacuuming and cleaning coupled with a professional cleaning 3-4 times a year rids your home of common allergens and bacteria. It’s science.
Lab Study Results
It’s one thing to claim to make your home healthier. We needed to PROVE IT! So Chem-Dry commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study on our ability to remove allergens and bacteria from your home.
The study tested our innovative Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) carpet and upholstery cleaning method. We tested not only allergen and bacteria removal in our carpet cleaning, but also our upholstery cleaning and our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®). This study used a cross-section of various consumer homes throughout both the US and the rest of the world.
Here are the results from the final report:
Carpet & Upholstery
Chem-Dry removes 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. The common household allergens tested were cat dander, dog dander and dust mite allergens. This broke down further into the respective services as follows:
- We remove 97.4% of allergens from carpets.
- We remove 99.1% of allergens from upholstery.
- We remove 89.0% of airborne bacteria in the home, significantly improving indoor air quality. This test incorporated the addition of a sanitizer to the cleaning process.
Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®)
Common odor sources from cat and dog urine were tested against Chem-Dry’s process:
- Our P.U.R.T.® treatment is 99.9% effective on average at eliminating pet urine odors.
- Our P.U.R.T.® treatment removes an average of 99.2% of the bacteria from the pet urine stains in the carpets.
Tile, Stone & Grout
The independent lab tested our Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning Process along with a sanitizer (using Milgo Plus in some tests and Benefect Decon 30 in others) on tile surfaces.
- Our Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning process along with a sanitizer removed an average of 98.6% of the bacteria from the tile surfaces.
Tested and Proven
CHEM-DRY VS. ALLERGENS
Indoor air quality impacts all of us, and particularly those who suffer from allergies and disorders like asthma. Too many allergens can prompt an allergic reaction or asthma attack.
The fact is, we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors! That’s why professional carpet cleaning is very important for the health of your home and your family. However, not all carpet cleaning services are alike. So why is Chem-Dry Windy City so much more effective than other Chicago carpet cleaners?
Our independent Home Health Study found that Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) removed an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery in multiple homes. The common allergens we tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen.
Find another local carpet cleaner that has put so much time and money into research and product improvement.
IMPROVED INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Did you know that the average home harbors about 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet? That makes billions of unwanted particles floating around your home when people walk, play, or sit on the carpet. Those circulate until you breathe them in or we come get rid of them.
A Chem-Dry carpet cleaning improves the air quality in your home. The same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.
Breathe easier! Make your home a healthy one! Whether because of allergies, asthma, or just healthiness, call Chem-Dry Windy City to remove allergens and bacteria in your home. We will improve your indoor air quality and ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family.
*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Airborne bacteria results includes use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes.
We provide superior residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout the greater Chicago metro area including: Northern Cook County, Lake County, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, River Grove, Skokie, Wheaton, Wilmette, Winnetka, Schaumburg and the surround communities.