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Jan. 22, 2016

NEW YEAR, NEW CARPET! We at Metro Chem-Dy Carpet Cleaning are excited for this fun new year and hope you are too! We would like to wish everyone a happy New Year and hope that we all can achieve our New Year’s resolution. For this particular New Year why don't you consider starting it off right with renewing your carpet to be fresh and clean. I realize for one that quite often we look down at our carpet and question what happened last year? Where's the pleasant white or purest color of my carpet gone to? We at Metro Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning know how that feels and would love to make sure that your carpet looks fresh again. Below are some great reasons why you should renew your carpet this month. We thank you again for your great and never ending business. We wish you the greatest for your New Year!
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December 31, 2015

Cleaning Tricks toHelp Your House Be Healthier through the New Year

Wipe down countertops regularly. Countertops aren't only where foods are prepared, but it’s also where dirt, dust, bacteria and allergen particles floating in the air often settle. If you have a countertop with granite or tile, it’s a good idea to choose a mild cleaner and preferably one that will refresh the sealer. It is important to keep sealer fresh to avoid bacteria from entering into the porous areas of the stone.

2. Keep carpets and rugs clean. Vacuuming and routine cleaning are beneficial in maintaining cleaner carpets,
but aren't really enough. For this reason, the EPA recommends getting carpets cleaned by professionals at least one time every 12 months. Homes with pets and/or children, it is recommended to choose a cleaning service, just like Chem-Dry, two or three times per year. For homeowners with pets, it’s advisable to have a professional cleaning service that also includes an efficient urine detection and removal process. To eliminate the absolute most germs in your own carpets and rugs, request adding a sanitizer in the cleaning technique to destroy and eliminate bacteria and a protectant, which puts a protective coating on your carpet fibers and makes it easier which ensures you keep carpets cleaner for a longer period of time.

3. Don’t
overlook your upholstered furniture. Vacuuming upholstered furnishings are nearly as easy and is just as important as carpets, especially in the high-traffic areas like family rooms. It’s recommended to vacuum the upholstery in your home once every other week and also have it cleaned professionally yearly.

4. Sanitize high touch points
in your home, including door knobs, toilet handles, faucets and switches. Spending several minutes sanitizing those areas, particularly pre and post guests come into your home, could go a long way toward minimizing the spread of germs. More preventive ways to minimizing multiplication of germs include being vigilant about washing your hands regularly during the day and placing a bottle of hand sanitizer in your high-traffic areas of your house, which makes it convenient and easy keeping your hands clean and germ-free.

5. Use door mats or area rugs in entry ways and high-traffic areas,
these can do a fantastic job of trapping dirt and allergens before they enter into the heart of the house. The reality is that carpets and rugs end up as filters that capture and trap dirt, dust and allergens and stop them from going into the air and spreading all around the home. On hard surfaces, these particles simply settle then are stirred into the air the next occasion you have traffic and activity in the area. Using door mats and area rugs is an effective and inexpensive tactic to prevent unwanted and unhealthy particles from getting deeper in the home or from remaining in the air where they can spread more easily to members of your family.

6. Check and replace your heating and air conditioning filters. While furnaces
are necessary to keeping homes warm throughout the colder months, it’s important to replace the furnace air filter at regular intervals in order to prevent dirt, dust and other unhealthy particles from being distributed around the house. Continue with the recommended replacement timing for each filter which is located on the package. To remember when it’s time to change the filter, write the date that you’re performing the replacement on the outer edge of the new filter that you’re installing to make it easy to know whenever your next one is due.


June 30th, 2015

The Natural

Let's think about this: Most people wouldn't dump any hazardous toxins or soaps in our rivers, lakes or forests. The question is, why would you put those in your carpet where you and the ones you love walk every single day? One of our main priorities is to ensure that we leave your home healthier than we found it. So, a long time before 'going green' was all the rage, Chem-Dry devoloped a solution that doesn't just clean the dirt, bacteria, dust and grime from your carpet. Our cleaning solution does all that, while applying ingredients that are safe and non-toxic.

The main reason we're capable of clean your property without using unhealthy chemicals is all due to our essential cleaning solution, The Natural. With ingredients inspired by Mother Nature, you will experience a clean that lasts, without having to worry about what's in it. So, if you're looking for a cleaning solution that does the job, and definitely has healthy ingredients that are safe, call Chem-Dry today!


May 26th, 2015

Spot Removal

If you've ever invested in new carpet, there's nothing worse than the panic that comes because of a potentially permanent stain. When you do spill something on that carpet of yours, the following questions typically come up:

  • Do I have to douse it, using water?
  • Am I supposed to dab or scrub?
  • Are any specific cleaning products essential?
  • What's the most effective way to clean this up?
  • Do I need a professional cleaner to help me out?
  • How much time do I have before permanent damage is done?
  • Are there some stains that require a different cleaning process than others?
  • Where in the world can I get some advice about how to get rid of this?

Fortunately for you, Metro Chem-Dry has the answer to all of those questions! Yes, there are specific cleaning products that should be used to get difficult stains out. The great thing is, not every stain requires the calling of a Virginia Beach carpet cleaning professional. In fact, there are many options available to you that will allow you to clean those stains on your own. One, however, makes the other options pale in comparison.

Introducing... Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Removal

With Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Remover, you'll be armed with a powerful, effective and safe solution to comfortably do away with those troublesome stains that come up occasionally. With our spot remover you can swiftly and effectively eliminate most stubborn spots from carpet, upholstery and auto interiors by using our powerful carbonating process. This method will lift those troublesome stains to the surface, making them easy to clean. And not only can you use it for your home and car, you can also use it as a pre-wash before putting your dirty clothes in the laundry!

Give Metro Chem-Dry a call today for more information on spot removal, as well as free over-the-phone estimates!



March 20th, 2015


The annual spring allergy season is yet again here. For those lucky enough to not have allergies, this time of year are often like any other. But, for those with spring allergies, these couple of months can be the longest and most dismal. Don't lose heart, though! Chem-Dry has a cleaning resolution that cleans away an outstanding amount of those irritating allergens. Take a peek below to find out what you might be affected by without even noticing it, as well as what our revolutionary products can offer you!


February 12th, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is almost here already! If you're looking for the perfect gift to give to that perfect someone then worry no longer, Metro Chem-Dry is here for you!

Often we vaccuum and clean up around the house, but it's hard to know how dirty your carpet really is. As you probably already know, carpet acts as a magnet to dirt, allergens and bacteria. Fortunately, we provide a clean that gets deep down into the fibers of your carpet. This is thanks to one of our main ingredients, a Sanitizer, that removes all the allergens and bacteria hiding in your carpet for good! You'll be able to feel the difference!

By choosing Metro Chem-Dry, not only will your carpet be cleaned thoroughly, but it will be done with completely natural ingredients! Don't worry, either, if you think it's too late to get that carpet of yours cleaned. The best part of our services is that we leave your carpet dry in just a couple hours. So give us a call today for a free estimate of our holiday cleaning specials!

September 19th, 2014 - Spot Removal Tips

Your carpets could most always benefit from a good cleaning, and knowing when to call a professional carpet cleaner is wise. Even though most carpet cleaners will run to your home to fix the stain when you call, we're here to tell you that many stains will come up easily with a few easy steps and save you some money. At Chem-Dry, we care about your floors. Because people are our priority, we are pleased to part with some basic stain fighting techniques. 

One solution is simple: warm water. All you need to do is dampen the problem area and blot it with a white cloth. Be careful not to rub the spot too vehemently, as this will only spread the stain around and damage the carpet fibers. Blot the stain firmly to transfer the stain from the carpet to your cloth. Be sure to check your towel to make sure the stain is pulling from the carpet. You will see the white color start to darken. If you don't see any darkening on the towel, stop the process.

If there's no transfer to your towel, club soda is the next thing to try. Chem-Dry's effective solution is based on the power of carbonation - just like club soda. The properties that are found in carbonation make it a powerful cleaning agent. Simply repeat what you did before, substituting the club soda in place of the water. If you don't have success with warm water or club soda, then it is time to give Chem-Dry a call! Our powerful, yet gentle techniques make us confident we can finally get rid of those pesky spots and stains by whisking away unwanted particles. Call us now for all your stain removal needs!