FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSGet answers to some of the common questions we get.
Does Green Leaf Chem-Dry offer coupons, specials or promo codes for carpet cleaning?
Are Chem-Dry products safe for my kids and pets?
Is Green Leaf Chem-Dry a steam cleaning service?
How does Chem-Dry compare to steam cleaning?
Traditional steam cleaning saturates your carpet with an excessive amount of water filled with soaps and detergents. So you’re left with wet carpets for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold. Plus the soapy residue left behind attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty much faster.
Green Leaf Chem-Dry’s process is very different. We employ millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, which is why we only need to use a fraction of the water that typical steam cleaners uses. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, our high powered equipment extracts the dirt and moisture from the carpet.
Take a look at a detailed comparison of Chem-Dry vs Steam Cleaning.
What is the best carpet cleaning method?
Why do I need protectant on my carpets?
How do you remove pet urine odor from carpets?
Will my carpets re-soil quickly after the cleaning is finished?
How long will it take for my carpet to dry completely?
How often should I have my carpets cleaned?
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) suggests that homeowners clean their carpets every 3-6 months. If you have kids, pets or if someone in your home has asthmas or allergies, it’s advisable to do it even more frequently. Regular cleaning will not only improve your home’s appearance, but it will extend the life of your carpeting.
Should I vacuum before you arrive?
What type of chemicals does Chem-Dry use?
Why does Chem-Dry not use as much water to clean my carpets as steam cleaning does?
Can other carpet cleaning methods actually hurt my carpets?
Yes. Steam cleaning uses a process of dumping large amounts of soapy water into your carpets and then trying to suck it all back out. Because the heavy amount of water results in an extended drying time, usually 1-2 days, this method can actually cause carpets to grow mold beneath the surface.
What is considered a room?
How long does it take for furniture to dry?
In most cases, the furniture dries within just a couple of hours, but in some cases it may take overnight to fully dry depending on the upholstery’s fabric and how deeply it was cleaned – i.e. heavily stained areas will take longer to dry.
Do you offer protectant or stain guard for upholstery?
How does Chem-Dry clean upholstery?
We use our proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning method, featuring our core cleaner The Natural®. The carbonated cleaning bubbles release dirt, soil, allergens, and spots from the upholstery fibers. Then, we use our extraction equipment to remove the cleaning solution, dirt, soil, and allergens from your furniture, leaving it with a deeper, healthier clean than other alternatives.
How often do upholstery manufacturers recommend that you clean your furniture?
Manufacturers recommend professional upholstery cleanings every 24-48 months. As with carpets, the presence of kids, pets, allergies and asthma in the home necessitates more frequent cleanings to improve the overall healthiness of the home. If furniture is stained, saturated or has unwanted odor then it is ready for a cleaning.
Why should I have my upholstered furniture professionally cleaned?
Tile & Grout Cleaning
Why should I have my tile, stone and grout cleaned?
Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time that dulls your tile or stone’s appearance and discolors your grout. A thorough, professional tile, stone & grout cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt, make this area of your home look nicer and ensure that all areas of your home are clean and healthy. Scrubbing tile & grout on your hands and knees isn’t a fun job – with our professional equipment we can save your back-ache and make your tile surfaces look better than ever.
How often should I clean my tile, stone and/or grout?
Why should I have my grout lines sealed?
Area Rug Cleaning
Why should I trust Green Leaf Chem-Dry with my area rug?
Green Leaf Chem-Dry has a site completely dedicated to cleaning area rugs. Often, rugs are handmade with fine craftsmanship; however, such rugs need specialized and delicate care to maintain its good condition and beautiful look. We are well trained and equipped to care for almost all area rugs and take the utmost care in cleaning and maintaining your area rugs.
How often should I have my area rug cleaned?
If your rug is placed in a high traffic area, a cleaning every 8-12 months would be wise. If it is not walked on as frequently, having it cleaned every 1-2 years would be sufficient.