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Cleaning Resolution?!

The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight, be happier or to get their life more organized. Whatever your goal is, we can help a little. Here at Chem-Dry we can help clean your carpet and upholstery, giving you the boost to start your New Year. Check out these fun facts about the New Year Holiday, while you are getting ready for your party! Speaking of party, call Chem-Dry of Springfield to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Chem-Dry of Springfield for all your cleaning needs for the New Year!


Gobbled ‘Til We Wobbled

boy leaning on chair at the thanksgiving dinner tableThe Holidays are here, which means in-laws, cousins, and extended family are coming your way. Thanksgiving is all about sitting around, watching football, eating delicious food and of course, being with family. Catching up with cousins and playing your favorite card game are on your list of things to do on Thanksgiving. It is also a time of "whoops" and spills. When food is the center of attention for a day, you are bound to have a spill or two. This is when Chem-Dry of Springfield can lend a helping hand. Whether you need the help from Chem-Dry before the guests arrive or after they leave when the mess has been made, we can get your carpet and upholstery clean. You grandkids might spill cranberry sauce on your cream chair, but don't fret! If Chem-Dry can't get the stain out, no one can! So, prepare yourself for the mess or call us after it has been made.

After the Spills Take Place

Don't fret if you forgot to clean before the guests arrive, we can come after the family leaves! Chem-Dry of Springfield does an amazing job at cleaning up after the party is gone too! Your guests may have made a mess of your home and have left a few spills and stains around. Chem-Dry is armed with the power of carbonation and many other cleaning agents. Our powerful carbonated cleaning process lifts up tough stains and spills, Greasy turkey, chocolate pie or the footsteps of the football team don't stand a chance with Chem-Dry.

From our Chem-Dry of Springfield Family, Happy Thanksgiving!


Boo!! Don't Be Scared of Dirty Carpets

Halloween is just around the corner which means parties and trick-or-treaters are going to be in your home! Don't scare you family and friends with your dirty carpets! Chem-Dry of Springfield is here for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! We have got the cleaning part covered, all you have to do is worry about the party! Below is a list of food and activities that can help with your Halloween party planning.

1. Spook up your front door! Have you ever thought of stringing orange Halloween lights on your front porch? This gives a fun, festive look to your front door decor! Hay stalks and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate your front door too! Another great idea is to get a fun doormat! This will help reduce the dirt and dust that is being tracked into your home. You can also place a small sign on your door that reminds your guests to remove their shoes before entering your home.

2. painting pumpkinsPaint your pumpkins! Carving pumpkins can be really messy and dangerous with carving knives. Or do you have littles in your home? Try painting your pumpkins this year! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin cookies! You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Don't let this recipe scare you, it is super easy. Turn your oven to 350 degrees to get it ready for baking!

What will you need?

1 box of spice cake mix

1 15 oz can of pumpkin

1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together by hand or with a mixer. Place 1 1/2" dough balls onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes. *Stick toothpick into center and check to see if cookies are cooked all the way through. Add extra baking time if needed! You will want to make these cookies over and over again, because they are so easy and SO yummy! They are good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every chilly day in between!

4. Craft Time for the Kids. It may be a bit chilly on Halloween night, so bring your little ones in to make a craft!

What you will need:

  • Black paper plates
  • White yarn
  • Plastic fake spiders
  • Tape
  • A hole punch

All these things can be found at the dollar store. First, punch holes on the edge of the paper plate about 1 or 2 inches apart. Then, get a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Take one end of the yarn and tape it to the back of the plate. Now, weave the yarn in and out of the holes, making a web looking design! Lastly, take your fake spiders and strategically place them into your web! This craft is easy for all and even little ones can participate. Get kid's motor skills running, while having a little Halloween fun!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! A good party begins with a clean house, so let Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery items today! They can get your carpets and upholstery looking and feeling new again. Your guests will notice the cleanliness of your home and enjoy you party even more!

Call Chem-Dry of Springfield at 217-789-9788 for all your Halloween carpet cleaning needs!


Fall Is Here, Cozy Up on the Couch

lady reading on couch

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. It is much easier to "take a load off" and relax when you know that your home is healthy and clean. When your home is clean, your mind can rest at ease and you can get to other important things. Deodorizing and sanitizing your home is a great way to keep your home clean and healthy for your family. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furniture, but it will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. Did you know that your chairs and couches trap dirt and grime, acting a lot like a filter?

Vacuuming Is Crucial

Many people forget or get too lazy and forget to vacuum their carpet. We admit, it is much more time consuming to vacuum upholstery than carpet! This is mainly due to the fact that people are unsure of how to safely and properly clean their upholstery. It is very crucial that your upholstered items get cleaned on a regular basis. This will help to improve and maintain the look of the furniture, while also eliminating the bacteria and germs that are present in the fibers. While there are many products out there on the market for cleaning upholstery, it is best to leave this type of cleaning up to the professionals. Our trained technicians take courses and are knowledgeable in cleaning upholstery. They take the time to understand and treat each type of upholstery with the correct care. In addition, they have special tools and machinery that are effective at cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing various types of upholstery.

Clean and Sanitized Couched

We also offer Pet Urine Odor Removal and Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, so ask your local Chem-Dry technician today! Sanitizing your upholstery will also help to keep harmful germs and bacteria out of your home. Imagine being able to curl up on your sofa with your family or relax in your favorite chair, knowing that the upholstery is clean, fresh, and sanitized. This is doable, with a help of a Chem-Dry of Springfield professional!  Make it a priority to clean and deodorize your upholstery at least twice a year. Keep your home and furniture healthy and protect your investments too!

Call Chem-Dry of Springfield for all your upholstery cleaning and sanitizing needs! We are the best, so call 217-789-9788!


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

Ring, ring, ring! School bells are ringing, because school is back in session! It's time to get your carpets cleaned and take advantage of our carpet and upholstery cleaning. Kids are back in school, which means your carpets and upholstery are getting more attention from unexpected visitors. And by visitors we mean dirt, germs, allergens and bacteria! Did you know that your upholstery and carpets act as a large filter in your home? Your carpets and upholstery collect dust and particles that are floating around in the area. In fact, independent studies have shown that indoor air can be 10 times more polluted with allergens and bacteria than the air outside your door. Filters need to be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, which means that your carpets and upholstery need to be cleaned regularly too. back to school cleaning

Cleaning Services

The Natural is the name of our main cleaning solution. Why is it called that, you ask? Chem-Dry uses a Green Certified solution that is also natural to clean your carpets and upholstery items. Ask your technician about using sanitizer with you cleaning during this time of year. Our sanitizers can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. New germs and allergens are tagging along with your kids and entering into your home. Now is the ideal time to get your carpets or upholstery cleaning WITH sanitizer!

Live in a Healthy Home

We know that you want a healthy home for your kids to come home to and for your whole family to live in, so let Chem-Dry of Springfield help you achieve that. By using our hot carbonated extraction process your carpets will get a deep clean and won't be left soggy and wet. You won't have to wait for hours on end for your furniture to dry either. When the carbonated solution is applied to your carpet or upholstery it will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites and grime to the surface where it more easily extracted. Ask about our extras, like sanitizer, dust mite anti allergen spray and more with your cleanings!

Don't let your children suffer from allergens and germs in your home. Get your home cleaned by Chem-Dry of Springfield today, because there is no better time!


Scheduled Commercial Cleaning Services

Be sure your business is extra clean and begin with your floors! Step one in creating a welcoming environment for clients, that is also clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and without any clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items should be clean as well. If your business is carpeted, you should have them cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's flooring be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but are free of uncomfortable odors as well. Maintaining a brand new and clean environment begins with clean floors. Another important key to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times weekly, or more depending on the level of traffic within your business. lobby area

Don’t Let your Business’ Flooring Send a poor Message

You won't ever get a second chance to make a excellent first impression. This saying rings more true if you're a business owner seeking to attract potential customers and business. Having great customer service is what clients are in search of, but they also review your business's cleanliness. Quite often, a customer’s initial impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility all the way down to the floor. It is super important to have your business looking its finest when prospective customers are walking in. It is important to keep your business tidy and arranged with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By developing a space which is relaxed, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your company. All this is important but it's 10 times more essential when you're in the food industry and own a restaurant.

All Types of Cleanings

If your business has ceramic flooring, it too needs to be cleaned by professionals regularly. It is also helpful to get ceramic floors waxed on regularly as well. This can add a sense of shine and sparkle to the floors, making them appear nice and clean. As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery should be kept clean and free from any stains so that you can have a professional appearance. Our cleaning services provide a variety of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best. When a customer makes a judgment about your business, they're likely taking its looks into consideration. By maintaining a clean and structured facility, you are making your business more desirable for clients. You want visitors to feel relaxed in your space because, in the end, the longer they spend in your space the more money they are more likely to spend. The smartest decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this will boost customer satisfaction while increasing your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Chem-Dry of Springfield today at 217-789-9788 to schedule your commercial cleaning services!


5 Tips for Vacuuming Your Carpet

Vacuuming can be repetitive and boring at some point. Don’t let this get to you. Your carpets ought to be vacuumed at least once a week. This helps to help keep the dirt and dust out of them. Here are some vacuuming tips that may come in handy!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before you begin vacuuming, dust your room from the top-down. This means to get started dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way right down to the baseboards.

2. Move it! Be sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and attempt to vacuum around them! Also, pay attention to small pieces which may be on your floor, like bobby pins or screws. This can damage your vacuum and who wants to fix that or purchase a brand new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Begin in the rear corner of the room and work your way out of the room. This also goes for stairs, start at the very top and work down.

4. Check the bag often. Bags should be changed when they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag starts to fill up. It may additionally begin to leave a smell in your house if your bag becomes too full.

5. Once per week. Make sure that you are vacuuming all your carpeted areas at least once a week. Despite the fact that you don’t ever go into your living room, make sure your vacuum it!

Stick to these simple steps and your carpets will thank you for sure. If you want to treat your carpets right, vacuum them a couple of times a week! We all know that sometimes you might forget and your carpets may look somewhat dingy, but we can help.

Call Chem-Dry to professional clean your carpets when the vacuuming just won’t do!



Cleaning at Home with 5 Natural Products

Most people don't realize the harsh chemicals and toxins that are in your cleaning supplies. Some are so harsh that they recommend avoiding contact with skin and eyes, which is scary! Using your own natural green cleaning products will give your house an eco-friendly cleaning that's ultra powerful as well as gentle. But, this list of cleaning products don't contain toxic vapors and harsh chemicals. Listed here are five naturally organic products that may be found in nearly every home that will a chemdry of springfield cleaning tipswonderful job of cleaning without the presence of chemicals. We have rounded them up in a list for you with the best way to clean with them!

5- Vinegar

Vinegar is a great cleaning product that works well in the kitchen removing grease, but it also works great in bathrooms as well. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but don't worry, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its antibacterial effect and acidic nature. Research performed in Japan discovered that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the advantage of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

You can use it for cleaning kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When combined with baking soda, it can cut through grease too. It can also whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub and even remove burn marks around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

3- Lemon Juice

If you look at the components found in cleaners you will see there is lemon in a lot of them. Well there's a reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can wipe out mold and can breakdown grease as well. That's not all; lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a close look at lemon oil's power to lessen the growth of mold by applying a coat of vinegar and lemon juice to roast beef. The study illustrated the prevention of mold spore germination and development. Combine natural lemon juice and vinegar and/or olive oil to create a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is actually a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. Inside the barrels of wine, there is a white powder that is made while it is fermenting. This powder stems from tartaric acid, which naturally occurs during winemaking. It's left behind in the barrels and then later can be used for baking. Cream of tartar may be used for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathtub tile, removing rust stains, renewing scratched dishes, and cleaning the gunk off your toaster. To get rid of rust follow these steps:

  1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to create a paste.
  2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and offers an abrasive quality that outperforms other toxic, powdered commercial cleansers. Use it on a variety of surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom to effectively eliminate stains as well as clean grimy ovens inside. Also, adding salt to baking soda gives it an additional boost of scrubbing power! These types of cleaning products can be found in your home.

These 5 products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it involves cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry of Springfield. We use a Green Certified solution to clean your carpets and upholstery. Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment. Consider using Chem-Dry of Springfield to support the health of your family.