Monday, November 16, 2020

Professional Wood Floor Deep Cleaning


We are excited and proud to introduce our Wood Floor Deep Cleaning Services in both Johnson County and Hood County.

Wood floors need regular maintenance to maintain their beauty and durability. Our Wood Floor Cleaning Process is specifically designed for solid hardwood and engineered wood floors as well as luxury vinyl tile (LVT) type flooring. Like other surfaces that see regular use, dirt, grime and debris build up over time that can damage wood floors as well as allergens and bacteria that can compromise home and family healthy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VIRUS AND A BACTERIA?

In this time of uncertainty and stress from the current pandemic, keeping our homes healthy can feel overwhelming. Viruses, contagions, bacteria and other terms can seem confusing. A little knowledge can go a long way towards helping us cope and provide peace of mind that we can continue to keep our homes safe. So to help, we have put together this infographic comparing bacteria and viruses, and the differences between them. 

Check it out to get the science straight, and to stop your stress about sanitizing and disinfecting, read about the Sanitizing & Disinfecting services Johnson County Chem-Dry provides to help make your home healthier and safer for the entire family.

What's the Difference Between Viruses and Bacteria Infographic by Chem-Dry

VIRUSBACTERIA
Not a living organismLiving organisms
Submicroscopic — range from 0.02 to 0.25 micron (a micron is one millionth of a meter)Much larger than viruses — about 0.4 micron
Only grow and reproduce inside of the host cells that they infect. When outside of living cells, viruses are dormant — this is why they need a living cell in order to “live”Consist of a single living cell than can generate energy, make food, move, and reproduce — this is why they can live in places such as soil, water, plants, and the human body
Visible under electron microscopeVisible under light microscope
Cause systemic infectionCause localized infections
Examples of systemic infections: AIDS, common cold, flu, chicken pox, measles, Covid-19Examples of locaized infections: food poisoning, gastritis, ulcers, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis
Antibiotics designed for bacteria have no effect on virusesCan often be treated with antibiotics
Most viruses are potentially harmfulMost bacteria are not harmful
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How to Prevent The Spread of Bacteria and Viruses

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
    • Wash hands regularly, after touching high-touch surfaces, and before eating.
    • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
    • Use EPA-approved disinfectants on surfaces in the house

For more information on the services we provide, visit our website at Carpet Cleaner Near Me. Independently owned and operated. Serving Johnson County and Hood County, Texas.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Importance of Regular Carpet Cleaning to Help Indoor Air Quality

 

REGULAR CLEANING BY A PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING SERVICE HELPS IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Chem-Dry helps make indoor air healthier for homes and businesses

As the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service, Chem-Dry leads the way in providing safe, effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to help ensure healthier indoor air in homes and businesses across the globe.

Tested and proven to provide allergy and bacteria reliefOur Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process was tested by a leading independent air quality laboratory in multiple homes finding that Johnson County Chem-Dry removes an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery. The common allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergens. Additionally, our HCE process, when coupled with a hospital-grade sanitizer, was found to remove an average of 89% of the airborne bacteria in the home and 82.3% of the bacteria in carpets.

Indoor air quality is also a significant health concern because the average home can harbor as much as 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet. As the bacteria lurking in your carpets gets stirred up, it circulates in the air your family is breathing unless you properly clean them. A Johnson County Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is not only effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets, upholstery and other surfaces we clean, but it also improves the overall air quality in your home.

Indoor Air Quality Association recognizes the benefits of professional carpet cleaning for improving indoor air quality

Carpet acts as a filter that traps bacteria. allergens and other particulate that originate from both the indoor and outdoor environments. Cleaning is a key component in prolonging the life of the carpet, maintaining its air filtration effectiveness and contributing to the quality of the indoor air. The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) recognizes the benefits of routine cleaning with high performance filtration vacuuming and periodic wet extraction utilizing a low moisture, green-certified process that has been verified by independent laboratory testing. IAQA also recognizes the value of using a professional company trained and certified in these methods to deliver a deeper carpet cleaning and healthier indoor air.

Proud corporate member of the International Air Quality Association

Chem-Dry is proud to be a Corporate Member of the IAQA. This non-profit organization is focused on bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of consumers and the public.  As part of their work, IAQA helps to connect consumers and commercial businesses with experts for assessing, cleaning and sanitization related to indoor air quality.

Learn more about IAQA and their important mission to help identify and resolve indoor environment challenges.

Indoor Air Quality Association

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WHY YOU SHOULD DEEP CLEAN TO HELP PREVENT COVID-19

 

WHY YOU SHOULD DEEP CLEAN TO HELP PREVENT COVID-19

 

We all want to keep our families safe, and COVID-19 is a top concern for most people these days. We hear a lot about the things we can do to protect ourselves and our children when we have to go out in public, but what about protecting the people we love when they’re in our homes? Deep cleaning, and doing it often, is key.

The CDC and WHO both promote the importance of a clean and sanitized environment in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has even provided specific guidelines to help you clean and disinfect your home properly.

What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting?

These words are often tossed around as if they are interchangeable, but they aren’t. It’s key to understand that cleaning alone, while a vital first step, does not kill bacteria or viruses. Cleaning refers to using water and a product like soap to remove debris from a surface. This step should never be skipped, but it should always be followed with sanitizing or disinfecting.

What's the difference between cleaning & disinfecting?

 

Sanitizing and disinfecting refer to using EPA registered products that are proven to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These products do not remove dirt and grime, that’s why you should always clean for step one, but rather kill any remaining germs to reduce the risk of spreading infection. You can find a list of EPA registered disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2 here.

 

How can Chem-Dry help me deep clean my home?

Chem-Dry is proud to offer our new 3-step MicroPro Shield Service to help you keep your home clean and your family safe. The first step, DISINFECT is the core Chem-Dry disinfecting process where our professional technicians apply a hospital-grade, EPA-registered disinfectant by wiping down high-touch point areas and electrostatically spraying surfaces throughout each area serviced. Our disinfectant is food-contact-surface safe and is effective at eliminating 99.9% of bacteria from soft and hard, non-porous surfaces.1

The second step, PROTECT is an upgrade from our basic disinfecting services to also include the 90-day residual antimicrobial benefits of our MPS-90 process. This residual layer is a microscopic layer of spikes that continue to kill microbes like bacteria on contact, keeping surfaces protected for up to three months! When microbes like bacteria come into contact with the layer of spikes, the spikes mechanically kill them. The spikes pierce and rupture the microbe’s cell membrane, preventing microbes from mutating and adapting into superbugs.2

The third step is to CERTIFY that the job was done according to proper protocols and all areas treated were disinfected/sanitized and protected for up to 90-days.

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1 Based on EPA registration # 82972-1. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration # 82972-1; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated for 38 pathogens including bacteria, germs and viruses. Our sanitizer associated with EPA registration # 82972-1 has been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
2 Based on EPA registration # 87583-3.

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