January 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Nashville, TN – For most people, the month of January is a time to look ahead and consider what they can do to make the upcoming year healthier and happier than last year. With January also being the start to the chilly, winter season, the first task we’re forced to tackle is typically related to illnesses prompted by cold, wet weather. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), nearly 40 million Americans suffer from indoor or outdoor allergies commonly activated during the fall and winter seasons.
Unfortunately, it is a lose-lose situation for the growing number of people with allergies as the cold climate forces them to stay indoors and ultimately inhale all of the allergy triggers that only worsen during this time of year. The most common indoor allergy causes include smoke pollution and strong odors, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, pests like roaches and mice, and cold and flu germs.
One of the easiest and smartest ways for homeowners to prevent allergy attacks and related symptoms is to have a thorough, safe home cleaning that targets carpets and upholstered furniture. Because carpets, rugs and upholstery trap and hold dirt as well as dust and allergen particles, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that carpets be cleaned every three months. Chem-Dry, the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service, uses a green-certified solution that is safe and non-toxic for kids and pets and an exclusive "hot carbonating extraction" method that is more effective at deep-cleaning down to the base of the carpets, improving air quality and leaving homes healthier. Harnessing the natural properties of carbonation, Chem-Dry’s cleaning process uses millions of carbonation bubbles to penetrate deep into the carpet fibers and then release and lift dirt to the surface where it can be easily extracted. The end result is a deeper, longer-lasting, healthier cleaning that is safe for homes and families.
"Recent studies have stated that allergies are the most frequently reported chronic condition in close to 40 percent of children," said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Chem-Dry. "As this startling number continues to grow, we’re proud to be able to provide a measure of relief and be a part of the solution for these allergy sufferers through our proprietary products and services that transform homes into far healthier living spaces. Many people who suffer from allergies are unaware of it or don’t know what their individual triggers are, so having their carpets and upholstery cleaned is a great way to address the root of the problem and minimize the allergens in their home."
By using 80 percent less water than typical steam cleaning, Chem-Dry’s process allows carpets to dry faster – in a couple of hours, rather than a couple of days. Unlike steam cleaning, Chem-Dry does not leave behind any dirt-attracting residue that can require more frequent professional cleanings. With traditional steam cleaning, the excessive amount of water used often soaks through to the carpet backing and creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. On the other hand, with Chem-Dry’s green-certified solutions and environmentally friendly low-moisture process, this is not a real risk or concern.
"With all of the germs that are tracked into homes throughout the winter months, it’s very easy for homes to become havens for bacteria, germs and allergens. That’s why it’s incredibly important for homeowners to be educated about the potential dangers of what’s being tracked into their homes, how much is being trapped in their carpets and upholstery and how they can most effectively and safely improve the air quality and healthfulness of their home," added Tarantin.
For more information on Chem-Dry’s services or to schedule a cleaning, visit http://www.chemdry.com.
Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, with a network of over 3,500 units in 42 countries serving over 10,000 homes a day worldwide. Its green-certified solution and proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes healthier. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 25 consecutive years and has been selected by Franchise Direct as one of the top 100 global franchises. For more information or to schedule a cleaning, visit www.chemdry.com or, for franchise opportunities, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com. Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Renewal franchise.
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