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Happy New Year!

The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight and other have organization ones. Whatever your goal is, we can help a little. Here at Chem-Dry we can help clean your carpet and upholstery, giving you the boost to start your New Year. Check out these fun facts about the New Year Holiday, while you are getting ready for your party! Call Chem-Dry by the Sea to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Chem-Dry by the Sea for all your carpet ccleaning needs! New Year should begin with a clean house!


Holiday Spills and Stains

The Holidays are here, which means in-laws, cousins, and extended family are coming your way. Thanksgiving is a time for sitting around with family, eating yummy food and watching football! It is a time for laughing with long lost cousins and playing endless games with each other. It is also a time of "whoops" and spills. With a Holiday that has food as the "center of attention," there is bound to be a spill or two! This is where we come in hand. Whether you are looking for a cleaning to "spruce up" your place before the guests come or for a cleaning to fix spills after the guests leave, Chem-Dry by the Sea is here to help. If your guests spill turkey gravy, wine or your grandma's favorite cranberry sauce, we are sure to get it out. If Chem-Dry can't get the stain out, no one can! Make the call before the guests arrive or wait until they leave to get your home back in tip-top shape! boy leaning over chair at thanksgiving dinner

After the Spills Have Been Made

Don't fret if you forgot to clean before the guests arrive, we can come after the family leaves! Chem-Dry by the Sea does an amazing job at cleaning up after the party is gone too! Your guests may have made a mess of your home and have left a few spills and stains around. Chem-Dry is armed with the power of carbonation and many other cleaning agents. Our powerful carbonated cleaning process lifts up tough stains and spills, Greasy turkey, chocolate pie or the footsteps of the football team don't stand a chance with Chem-Dry.

From our Chem-Dry by the Sea Family, Happy Thanksgiving!


Boo!! Don't Be Scared of Dirty Carpets

Ghosts and pumpkins are making their debut, which means the kids are ready for trick-or-treating! Dirty carpets can scare your guests away, but don't let it! Chem-Dry by the Sea is here for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! Let us worry about the dirty carpets and you can take care of the fun stuff, like planning a Halloween shindig! Here are a couple of ideas to get your Halloween party started off right!

1. Spruce up your front door! Orange string lights make your house feel spooky, but also give more light for guests coming. Hay stalks and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate your front door too! Get a fun Halloween door mat to put at your front door! When you guests whip their feet off on the doormats it can help reduce the dirt and dust going into your home. Ask your guests to remove their shoes as well.

painting pumpkins2. Try painting your pumpkins this year! Carving pumpkins can be really messy and dangerous with carving knives. Or do you have littles in your home? Try painting your pumpkins this year! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin cookies! You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Don't let this recipe scare you, it is super easy. Turn your oven to 350 degrees to get it ready for baking!

What will you need?

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together by hand or with a mixer. Use a non stick pan and place 1 1/2" dough balls onto the cookie sheet. Bake in the over for 18-20 minutes. *May require extra baking time if center is still gooey! You will want to make these cookies over and over again, because they are so easy and SO yummy! They are good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every chilly day in between!

4. Spidery Craft. Halloween night is often cold, so bring the littles in for a fun craft.

What you will need:

  • Black paper plates
  • White yarn
  • Plastic fake spiders
  • Tape
  • A hole punch

These items can all be found at the dollar store. The first step is to take the plate and punch holes in the edge, about 1 to 2 inches apart. Then, get a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Take one end of the yarn and tape it to the back of the plate. Now, weave the yarn in and out of the holes, making a web looking design! Lastly, take your fake spiders and strategically place them into your web! The best thing about this craft is that it is not only simple, but it is easy enough for the little ones to do too. Get kid's motor skills running, while having a little Halloween fun!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! Let Chem-Dry by the Sea help with your party preparations. They can get your carpets and upholstery looking and feeling new again. Your guests will notice the cleanliness of your home and enjoy you party even more!

Call Chem-Dry by the Sea at 772-286-9282 for all your Halloween carpet cleaning needs!


Snuggle Up on Cleaner Couches

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. It is much easier to "take a load off" and relax when you know that your home is healthy and clean. A clean home is just one way to provide comfort and peace of mind for homeowners. One way to help ensure that your home is clean and healthy is by deodorizing and sanitizing the upholstery in your home. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furniture, but it will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. Did you know that your chairs and couches trap dirt and grime, acting a lot like a filter? Many people forget or get too lazy and forget to vacuum their carpet. We admit, it is much more time consuming to vacuum upholstery than carpet! A lot of times people don't know how to properly clean their upholstery either, but have no fear; Chem-Dry by the Sea is here for you!

Professionals Get It Done Right

Like carpet, it is important to have your upholstery cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. This will help to improve and maintain the look of the furniture, while also eliminating the bacteria and germs that are present in the fibers. While there are many products out there on the market for cleaning upholstery, it is best to leave this type of cleaning up to the professionals. Our trained technicians take courses and are knowledgeable in cleaning upholstery. They take the time to understand and treat each type of upholstery with the correct care. In addition, they have special tools and machinery that are effective at cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing various types of upholstery.

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We also offer Pet Urine Odor Removal and Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, so ask your local Chem-Dry by the Sea technician today! Sanitizing your upholstery will also help to keep harmful germs and bacteria out of your home. Ease your mind by getting your upholstery sanitized, then curl up on your freshly cleaned couch with your family! With the help of a trained professional, this is possible. Make it a priority to clean and deodorize your upholstery at least twice a year. This is an excellent way to protect your investments, as well as the health of your home.

Call Chem-Dry by the Sea for all your upholstery cleaning and sanitizing needs at 772-286-9282!


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

Ring, ring! School bells are ringing, because school is back in session! It's time to get your carpets cleaned and take advantage of our carpet and upholstery cleaning. Your youngsters are back in school, which means that your upholstery and carpets are getting more attention from new visitors. And by visitors we mean dirt, germs, allergens and bacteria! Did you know that your upholstery and carpets act as a large filter in your home? Your carpets and upholstery collect dust and particles that are floating around in the area. Studies have actually proven that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air that is outside of your home!. So, cleaning your upholstery and especially your carpet is like cleaning a filter in your home. 

Cleaning Services

back to school carpet cleaningOur carpet cleaning process uses a natural green certified cleaning solution to clean you carpets, in fact, it is called The Natural! There is no better time to sanitize your home, so ask your technician about it at your next cleaning. When you add a sanitizer to our cleaning process it can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. New germs and allergens are tagging along with your kids and entering into your home. Now is the ideal time to get your carpets or upholstery cleaning WITH sanitizer! Who doesn't want a healthy, safe home for their kids to come home to. Let Chem-Dry help you achieve this deep clean for your home.

Obtaining a Healthy Home

By using our hot carbonated extraction process your carpets will get a deep clean and won't be left soggy and wet. Your upholstered items won't be wet for too long either; you'll be able to sit on them in no time. Our carbonated cleaning will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites, bacteria and more from the carpet and upholstery fibers, leaving you with clean carpets and upholstery items. We also offer sanitizers, deoderizers, and dust mite anti-allergen spray and much more, just ask your technician at your next cleaning.

Don't let your children suffer from allergens and germs in your home. Get your home cleaned by Chem-Dry by the Sea today, because there is no better time!


Creating A Welcoming Environment

Step one in creating a welcoming environment for clients, that is also clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and without any clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items should be clean as well. If your business is carpeted, you should have them cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's flooring be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but are free of uncomfortable odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment begins with clean floors. Another important key to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times weekly, or more depending on the level of traffic within your business. 

office lobby areaDon’t Let your Business’ Flooring Send a poor Message

You won't ever get a second chance to make a excellent first impression. This saying rings even truer if you're a business owner seeking to attract potential customers and business. Having great customer service is what clients are in search of, but they also review your business's cleanliness. Quite often, a customer’s initial impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. It is super important to have your business looking its finest when prospective customers are walking in. It is important to keep your business tidy and arranged with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By developing a space which is relaxed, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your company. All this is important but it's 10 times more essential when you're in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure your business is extra clean and begin with your floors!

All Cleaning Services Offered

If your business has ceramic flooring, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals regularly. It is also helpful to get ceramic floors waxed on regularly as well. This can add a sense of shine and sparkle to the floors, making them appear nice and clean. As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery should be kept clean and free from any stains so that you can have a professional appearance. Our cleaning services provide a variety of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best. When a customer makes a judgment about your business, they're likely taking its looks into consideration. By maintaining a clean and structured facility, you are making your business more desirable for clients. You want visitors to feel relaxed in your space because, in the end, the longer they spend in your space the more money they are more likely to spend. The smartest decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this will boost customer satisfaction while increasing your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Chem-Dry by the Sea today at (772) 286-9282 to schedule your commercial cleaning services!


5 Tips for Vacuuming Your Carpet

Vacuuming can be repetitive and boring at some point, but don’t let this get to you. Your carpets ought to be vacuumed at least once a week. This helps to help keep the dirt and dust out of them. Here are some vacuuming tips that may come in handy!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before you begin vacuuming, dust your room from the top-down. This means to get started dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way right down to the baseboards.

2. Move it! Be sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and attempt to vacuum around them! Also, pay attention to small pieces which may be on your floor, like bobby pins or screws. This can damage your vacuum and who wants to fix that or purchase a brand new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Begin in the rear corner of the room and work your way out of the room. This also goes for stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags should be changed when they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag starts to fill up. It may additionally begin to leave a smell in your house if your bag becomes too full.

5. Once per week. Make sure that you are vacuuming all your carpeted areas at least once a week. Despite the fact that you don’t ever go into your living room, make sure your vacuum it!

Stick to these simple steps and your carpets will thank you for sure.

If you want to treat your carpets right, vacuum them a couple of times a week! We all know that sometimes you might forget and your carpets may look somewhat dingy, but we can help.

Call Chem-Dry to professional clean your carpets when the vacuuming just won’t do!


Protecting and Cleaning

It may seem like a no brainer of why you ought to clean your carpets and rugs, but here are just a couple of explanations why! Every single day you walk, lay down, and play with your children on your carpets and couches. Regardless of the occasional mud and dirt you lug in, your intention is similar: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your home will be. This is the same for your upholstery items too! We all know that couches and chairs can be very expensive, however they are a great investment that should last for years. Let us show you how to keep your furniture looking its very best using our amazing Chem-Dry fabric protector.protectant

Consider What You’re Working With

Over the months you might forget about cleaning the couches and chairs or else you might just think they don't really need a cleaning. Well, you're wrong! Nearly all people make the mistake of overlooking the upkeep needs of their furniture because they don’t think it has to be cleaned. Alternatively, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But did you think about the couch cushion with the set in spaghetti stain? How clean can your favorite lounge chair really be when months (or perhaps even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have built up and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just as your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when we would cover their couches with plastic to protect them? Nowadays, you will find there's a significantly better way to protect your furniture than awkward, sticky plastic. Regardless of whether you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup on your upholstery every so often, or simply just tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant will help you keep those unwanted stains and spots at bay. Our solution helps to reduce stains from seeping into the fibers of your carpet and upholstery fibers. This protectant helps stains from becoming permanent in your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds so that you can grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Over time, it saves you money, by easily helping you to get rid off stains each time you spill or stain your furniture.

Let the Professionals Protect Your Furniture From Difficult Stains

While there are some easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions out there, getting it done correctly the first time-by experienced professionals-can allow you to have the peace and mind of clean, stain resistant furniture once and for all! Chem-Dry’s fabric protectant is a breeze, proven and effective. Using a tough, stain resistant solution that is easy on the environment, your upholstery will remain cleaner longer.

Schedule your appointment with Chem-Dry by the Sea today at 772-286-9282!


Home Cleaning with 5 Natural Products

Most people don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in your cleaning supplies. Some are so harsh that they recommend avoiding contact with skin and eyes, which is scary! Using your own natural green cleaning products will give your house an eco-friendly cleaning that's ultra powerful as well as gentle. But, this list of cleaning products doesn’t consist of toxic fumes and harsh chemicals. Here are five naturally organic products that are available in nearly every home that will a fantastic job of cleaning minus the chemicals. We have rounded them up in a list for you with the best way to clean with them!

5- Vinegar

This cleaning product is best used in the kitchen, but the bathroom is another place you can use this great cleaner. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but do not worry, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its antibacterial effect and acidic nature. Research conducted in Japan found that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the benefit of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

You can use it to clean kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When coupled with baking soda, it can easily cut through grease too. Additionally, it can whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn marks around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

3- Lemon Juice

natural cleaning tipsIn the event you look at the components used in cleaners you will note there is lemon in a number of them. Well there is a reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can wipe out mold and can breakdown grease as well. That's not all, lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a closer look at lemon oil's ability to lessen the growth of mold by applying a coat of vinegar and lemon juice to roast beef. The study illustrated the prevention of mold spore germination and development. Combine natural lemon juice and vinegar and/or olive oil to produce a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. Inside the barrels of wine, there is a white powder that is made while it is fermenting. This powder stems from tartaric acid, which naturally occurs during winemaking. It's left behind in the barrels and then later can be used for baking. Cream of tartar can be used for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathtub tile, removing rust stains, renewing scratched dishes, and cleaning the gunk off your toaster. To eliminate rust follow these steps:

  1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to create a paste.
  2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and offers an abrasive quality that outperforms other toxic, powdered commercial cleansers. Use it on a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains and even clean grimy ovens inside. Also, adding salt to baking soda gives it an additional boost of scrubbing power!

All of these cleaning products may be found in your own home. These 5 products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it comes to cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry. We use a Green Certified solution to clean your carpets and upholstery. Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment. Consider using Chem-Dry by the Sea to support the health of your family.



Maintaining Your Rugs

Many individuals decide to cover high traffic parts of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. Nevertheless, how can you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Although it may seem a impossible task, there are actually some great methods for keeping your rugs looking their finest. With the proper care and attention, you can maintain the look of your rugs in the high traffic areas.

Pick the best Rug

Deciding on the best color for your area rug is a great idea, but just be sure you also think about the material that it's made from. You want to opt for a material that is durable and sturdy. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you decide on can make a huge difference in just how long it's going to last. Nylon and wool carpets can be good choices, as they provide a very durable material that can withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.

Plan In Advancearea rug

Protect your rugs by minimizing the amount of moisture and dirt which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, ensuring that family and guests wipe off their shoes or take them off. This easy precautionary method may be an extremely effective way to help keep your rugs clean. If you can, you may even consider removing your shoes by the entry way to keep any dirt from getting into the house.

Vacuuming is Necessary

Frequent vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Vacuuming really helps to lift the debris out of the carpet fiber before it settles in and damages the rug. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it needs to be vacuumed. This might even mean vacuuming everyday to help keep dirt and soil to a minimum.

Act Immediately

Areas that are subject to lots of traffic may also be more likely to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly in case a spill happens on your rug. If required, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the affected area. The faster you take action, the more unlikely that the spill will soak into the rug and leave a stain. It is also good to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs as well to make clean up a whole lot easier.

Call Chem-Dry by the Sea for all your area rug cleaning needs 772-286-9282!


Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!
Have you thought about what you are going to get your significant other this year for Valentine's Day? There is usually one in a relationship that likes to have a clean tidy house more than the other. If you are not the cleaning type, call the experts in to clean your carpets. We just had the Holidays and winter storms came in hard and dirt and water may have been tracked into your home. Don't you worry, Chem-Dry can clean your carpets and get them looking new again without you having to be out of the house for hours on end. If you don't know, we use less water than other carpet cleaners, which means that there is a quicker dry time and there is less time for mold and mildew to grow inside your carpet. Our main carpet cleaner is also Green Certified, that is why it is called, The Natural!

So if you are in need of a gift idea that will last for awhile, carpet cleaning by Chem-Dry is a good idea! Check out these fun facts while dialing our number to get your appointment scheduled for your lover!

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New Year, New You! Stick to Your Goals

The brand new year has arrived which of course means you are looking at changing up your way of life in more than just one way. You place goals for yourself and you understand that you need to keep them, therefore we involve some ideas to help you stay on track with all your goals from your home to your wellness.

new years goals 2016Health/Body: We all know that you want to get in shape, tone up or set a goal to run a race but after a month or two that goal appears to get farther away. The most difficult part about working out is getting going. Just put on your gym shoes, this is a great start, the most difficult part has ended. Should you have only 10 minutes, make those Ten minutes matter and work your guts out and sweat hard! Another way to help your body feel great would be to drink plenty of water. If you are a soda pop drinker, find a friend and have a contest to find out who will last the longest without drinking soda. It might surprise you the way a little competition can keep the soda away. Drink plenty of water, your entire body will thank you! Taking care of your body is extremely important however, you also may have set a lifestyle goal. To maintain your house cleaner or to help your kids quickly learn how to pick-up after themselves may be your ultimate goal and Chem-Dry is here to aid.

Home: Maintaining your house clean is difficult when there is snow or rain outside. The dirt and water get tracked into the home and gets pressed down into your carpets. Overtime this makes dark lines where your family walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines. To prevent these lines, have your family members and guests take off their shoes off when stepping into your home. And if you currently have these lines call Chem-Dry and then we can take care of them for you!

A new year means a brand new you! Adhere to your goals and you'll be happy that you did in the end. Chem-Dry by the Sea is rooting for you and can help with your carpet cleaning service needs! Call us today at (772) 286-9282! 


Happy Holidays for Chem-Dry of Lodi

We hope that you enjoy your Holiday season with all your loved-ones, friends and family. This time of year is busy and we want you to know that we are here to help with your carpet cleaning needs and upholstery too! As we think about this season and why we come together to celebrate, you can look over these fun facts! We hope you enjoy all your parties and company that you may have, but remember that Chem-Dry by the Sea is just a call away!

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