August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Nashville, TN – For many families, the start of a new school year means buying shiny new school supplies and getting back into a routine. Unfortunately, it also means it's time to face what is commonly referred to as the "back-to-school plague". As the new year kicks off, schools quickly become infested with germs from "hot spots" like drinking fountains, cafeterias, door knobs and more. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American children miss approximately 22 million days of school every year from colds alone, and 20 million miss due to the flu. Plus, the average elementary school student gets eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu every year.
Many students and parents are unaware that by simply keeping the house spic and span, they can create a healthy, happy environment that encourages students to work more efficiently and excel in their studies. In order to repel illness-causing germs and bacteria, parents can help their children return home to an environment that will counteract contagious germs so they can have a successful start to the year. This will also help eliminate, or at least limit, the amount of germs that are carried to school and spread to others.
"Unfortunately, kids bring a lot more home from school than just homework," said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Chem-Dry. "With hundreds of students together for hours at a time, schools have become a common place to spread germs and catch illnesses. Our goal is to educate students and parents on the most effective cleaning methods so they can start the new academic year the healthiest way possible. By raising awareness of the importance of a clean home for optimal health, we aim to make every home a cleaner, safer, healthier and happier place to live."
To help ensure a productive, germ-free, healthy transition, Chem-Dry – the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service – encourages parents to maintain a clean, organized home amidst the following common back-to-school activities.
To learn more about how to ace home cleanliness to ensure back-to-school success and a healthy school year, visit 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 45 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 26 consecutive years and has also been featured in the magazine's Top Home-Based Franchises list among the top 10 concepts for 19 consecutive years. For more information on franchise opportunities, visitwww.chemdryfranchise.com, or to schedule a cleaning, visit www.chemdry.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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