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Van’s Chem-Dry Removes Allergens and Bacteria From Your Home
Carpet, area rugs, and upholstered furniture act as giant allergen and bacteria traps, keeping them out of the air we breathe. But theys become full of dust over time and must be properly cleaned to remain effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. This is especially important for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) living with allergies or asthma. You can ensure healthier indoor air in your home by keeping your carpets clean and in good condition through regular vacuuming and having your carpets, rugs and upholstery professionally deep cleaned every 3-4 months to rid your home of common allergens and bacteria.
Chem-Dry Home Health Study
To demonstrate the impact Chem-Dry has on home health, we commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study for us in 2014 with the goal of quantifying the effectiveness of our Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) cleaning method. We decided to not only test allergen and bacteria removal from carpets but also allergen removal from upholstery, pet urine removal and tile, stone & grout. The study was conducted in a cross-section of consumer homes in the U.S. and abroad, using our HCE process along with a pre-spray. Common allergens we tested include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen. Here are the results:
- First, we remove an average of 97.4% of allergens from carpets.
- Second, we remove an average of 99.1% of allergens from upholstery.
- Third, we remove an average of 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.
This test showed that our process yields significant results against the most common odor sources from cat and dog urine:
- 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.
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.
Removing Bacteria, Improving Indoor Air Quality
The average home harbors about 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet, making indoor air quality a significant home health concern. As the bacteria builds up, the bacteria lurking in your carpets gets stirred up and circulates in the air your family is breathing. At Van’s Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is not only effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets we clean, but it also greatly 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.
At 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, a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning can help you remove the allergens and bacteria hiding in your home and improve your indoor air quality. Because Chem-Dry cleans for your health like no one else, contact Van’s Chem-Dry right here in Sacramento to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family.
*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using Chem-Dry’s 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.
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