Carpet Cleaning Blog

April 29,2016

Are you one of many 50 million Americans which get excited for spring then hit the rough reality of allergy season? This can be a tough reality that a lot of us will face with the welcome warmer weather. A wider variety of allergens like pollen, which tend to find their way into your carpets and upholstery will also be brought along with the spring season. Regular carpet cleaning to eliminate allergens and grout cleaning to keep your tiles free from molds are a crucial part of keeping allergies under control. This will allow you to enjoy the warm weather rather than suffering from watery eyes and a running nose more often. Further down are some other great tips that will help your home stay healthier, fresher, and allergy free!

Alergy season carpet cleaning blog

 March 29, 2016

 

Spring has finially arrived! It's now time for probably the most highlighted cleaning time of the year, Spring Cleaning! The big question now is where do we start? The following are 5 simple tips about what to focus on with Spring Cleaning. Spring Cleaning can be easy, fun and provide you with a healthier home for your family!

 

November 25, 2015

Tips on keeping your carpets clean this holiday season!

The holidays are great! You are able to play catch up with relatives from near and far. Your carpets probably don’t enjoy it, considering the annual wine spills, mud tracks and outside debris which makes its way in. Here’s tips on how to help keep the spills and stains to a minimum:

  • Hire an expert such as Meek's Family Chem-Dry to submit an application a protectant on your carpet.Plan for the holidays (and all sorts of spills and stains that are included with your holiday gatherings) with the help of Meek's Family Chem-Dry to apply a stain resistant treatment to your carpets containing stain blockers so soils have nowhere to soak in, which allows them to easily be rinsed from your carpets. Call Meek's Family Chem-Dry, and let the professionals get your most vulnerable and high traffic areas ready for success just before the food staining opportunities of the holiday season begin.

  • Notify the guests to leave their shoes by the door. Some of the quickest and simplest ways to eliminate mud, bacteria and dirt that lives outdoors from getting into your home is by setting up a shoe station inside the entry door. With those out-of-state family members and friends that could come for a visit, actually tell them (with a smile) their shoes are safe inside of your home by the front door. Surely they’ll understand the pride you have got for your carpets, and chances are, they’ll be more than content to oblige.

  • If weather conditions is warm enough, bring the party outdoors! Some parts of the country are sufficiently lucky to have mild winter season. If you reside in Texas, Arizona or California, there's a chance you're one of the few that might comfortably host a ‘winter wonderland’ themed party outdoors!

Prepare for the holiday season by contacting Meek's Family Chem-Dry, the cleaning experts you can trust! They provide a ‘tough on stains, healthy for your own home’ carpet solution and protectant designed to help keep the spills and stains away-no matter how many visitors you end up with!

 

 

October 22, 2015
How to protect your carpet with the season changing

With the weather turning cooler and leaves are changing color, the autumnmonths are also bringing rain…and a great deal of it! While it usually isan excellent time for early evening walks and colorful foliage, it's not at all the prettiest time for your carpets! The rainy season often means wet, dirty, and muddy carpets. Not to fret…there are plenty ofactions you can taketo guard your carpets with the rainy weather that accompanies the autumn season.

Make surethat anyone who enters your home removes their shoes by yourentry way. This will alleviate a great deal of dirt and mud from being tracked within your home on people’s shoes. If you have pets, you should also wipe their paws before enabling them to enter your home.

Also, it is advisable to invest in rugs and door mats. By placing door mats at each of the entryways, you are ablelower the amount of grime that comesdirectly into the home. It is a good reminder for guests to wipe their feet. You can place decorative rugs in hallways, entryways, besides other high traffic areas. This is an easy and inexpensive way to protect your carpets from stains. Rugs aremuch easier to clean and can oftentimes be washed in the washing machine.

Another
root cause of soiling and stains is high humidity. When there's a high level of moisture in the air, it is more likely that soils and stains can set into your carpets. You can avoid this problem by using fans or air-conditioners to reduce the moist air in your home.


 

 

September 23, 2015
Fall is in the air!

As fall is upon us, don't forget the holidays will be quick to follow. The time of year that sneaks up on us quickly every year and we find ourselves completely busy with family and friends, we often times don't realize the increased traffic that our carpets get. Now is a great time to get your carpets cleaned for the fall and upcoming winter holidays. As fall comes in you will notice allergies can start up again. Our cleaning process combats allergens and can help with keeping your allergies at bay. Furthermore, our deep cleaning process can help keep you and your family healthy this cold and flu season. At Meek's Family Chem-Dry, we want you to breathe easier about the healthfulness of your home and your family. Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or you just want to provide the healthiest home for your family, Meek's Family Chem-Dry can help you remove the allergens and bacteria hiding in your home and improve your indoor air quality. Give us a call to ensure you are healthy this fall allergy season and then during cold and flu season.

 


 


Summer traffic left your carpets needing a good cleaning?

July 20, 2015

Meek's Family Chem-Dry is always promoting a healthy household and a sustainable environment as the forefront of everything we do  – from our proprietary low-moisture cleaning process to our green-certified solutions. It is our goal to offer customers a cleaner, safer, and healthier option for your family when it comes to professional carpet, area rug and upholstery cleaning. Remember to give us a call and give our all natural solutions a try. We do not use the harsh chemicals that other carpet cleaners use and our all natural solutions leave your carpets cleaner longer. Give Meek's Family Chem-Dry a call.

 


 

 

Filtration Lines - January 19 2015

Over time, the corners of the carpet along the wall become discolored. These areas are called filtration lines and they are especially prominent on light-colored carpet.

How did I get filtration lines?

It is true that the vacuum cannot reach the edges of the carpet well, but that is only one piece of the problem. Air flow is allowed through the small spaces between the boards and this is impossible to avoid even in the best built homes. Often, underneath walls and doors, air passes through these spaces due to a shift caused by temperature and pressure differences in the home. Any debris that the air may be carrying gets caught in the carpet as it passes through the boards, the carpet acting as a filter. The carpet becomes soiled over time when microscopic dirt, dust, oil, and other debris accumulate as time passes.

How can I get rid of filtration lines?

In order to eliminate the filtration lines, proper equipment is needed. The process required to eliminate the dark edges is one of deep cleaning, agitation, and the correct cleaning solution. The professionals at Meek's Family Chem-Dry have the correct training to rid your home of the filtration line problem. With our powerful, yet gentle, solution, we are able to break up the dirt, grime, and oils that are locked in the carpet and lift them to the surface where they can be removed permanently. Your home will be able to stay cleaner much longer because we stay away from solutions that will leave behind any dirt attracting residue.

The professionals at Meek's Family Chem-Dry can be trusted to provide your home or business with the most satisfactory cleaning service in the area. Call now to set up a carpet cleaning appointment with the experts!


 

7 Holiday GIFs Explain Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

The Holiday season is here! And with that comes the countless classic nuances we deal with every year. So, to commemorate the start of the annual festivities, we put together a few GIFs showing you how the holiday season relates to getting your carpets cleaned.




First, let’s be honest, the holidays can be great but they’re not perfect. There are some days you wake up and can just feel the chill from outside. Sometimes choosing a carpet cleaning company you trust can be hard and make you want to just sleep in.



It doesn’t help, either, when you finally go to clean your carpets and are met with a blizzard of dust and dirt that seems to have come over night.



So, when you do choose to get your carpets cleaned, remember one thing. Among the countless providers for carpet cleaning, there’s one that sticks out. One that will do tricks, even, to make you happy.



And even when the other companies are battling for your attention, know that the Chem-Dry process has proven itself over the years. We have a guarantee that has been tried and tested.



Because, after the dust has settled (outside of your house, of course), the last thing you want is to find out that what you really wanted turned out to be something different. With Meeks Family Chem-Dry you can rest assured that you will never be disappointed!



In fact, if you are surprised when you look it your carpets, it will be a good one.



You’ll dance all day long knowing that your carpets are clean, and that they came at a great price for you, your family, your wallet, and the environment!


 So while you’re spending time with family making new memories this year, allow us to brighten those memories just a little bit, by making them Drier, Cleaner and Healthier. Call Meeks Family Chem-Dry today for a free estimate!


 

November 10th, 2014 - The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet

Think about this: 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 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 13th, 2014 - Clean for the Holidays

Chem-Dry's innovative solutions offer an unparalleled cleaning experience. We offer fast and effiecient cleaning solutions that will not inconvenience your daily life. The Chem-Dry solution rips the dirt from your carpet and dries in hours. Chem-Dry has set the bar for the carpet cleaning industry. We have created a unique process using millions of carbonating bubbles to bring your carpets back to life.

If you have ever poured a carbonated soda into a glass you have experienced the foundation of what Chem-Dry is. The carbonation in the soda naturally wants to rise to the top, when applied to your carpets the bubbles grab dirt and bring it to the surface to be taken away. Our incredible solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, providing you with the most thorough – and the most satisfying clean – available anywhere.

Instead of using a specialized solution and technique, steam cleaners use immense amounts of water and high pressure as the key to their cleaning process. This method drives dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, and creates a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. Because of the excessive water used in this process, your carpets also typically take 1-2 days to dry. Since Chem-Dry uses the least amount of water possible, however, your carpets will be dry within just 1-2 hours. That means in the time it takes for your carpets to dry once after a steam cleaning, they would have dried 24 times if cleaned the Chem-Dry way. That’s effective cleaning provided by Chem-Dry.

We are proud to offer you these amazing services at a price that will fit with your budget. To get the best carpet cleaning available, call us today!