Keeping your home clean and bacteria-free is more important than ever and it just got a lot easier.

Chem-Dry, carpet, and upholstery cleaning service with a network serving more than 11,000 homes and businesses a day across 55 countries has recently rolled out a specialized Sanitizing Service targeting areas of homes and workplaces most prone to viruses, bacteria, and germs.

As the Healthy Home Authority, Chem-Dry has been making homes and workplaces cleaner, healthier and safer for more than 25 years by combining its proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process with an EPA-registered, hospital-grade sanitizer for use on surfaces such as carpets, upholstery, rugs, tile/stone, and wood floors, and granite countertops., according to a  hem-Dry news release.

The new Sanitizing Service for homes and workspaces focuses on applying a professional sanitizer to surfaces most vulnerable to the transmission of viruses, bacteria, and germs including:

  • Homes:
    • High Contact Areas: Door handles, cabinet knobs-pulls, chair handles, chair backs, countertops, light switches, refrigerator door handles, sink faucets, sink handles, stair rails, tabletops, toilet handles, etc.
    • Low Contact Areas: Flooring (i.e., carpet, LVT, VCT, wood, tile, and stone), upholstery, furniture, rugs, etc.
  • Commercial Locations:
    • High Contact Areas: Chair handles, chair backs, desktops, door handles, light switches, lobby doors, elevator buttons, computer keyboards, computer mouse, desk phones, tables, stair rails, bathroom stalls, doors, sink faucets, handles, paper towel dispensers, water fountains, vending machines, printers, etc.
    • Low Contact Areas: Flooring (i.e., carpet, LVT, VCT, wood, tile, and stone), upholstery, furniture, rugs, etc.

“Coming through the COVID-19 pandemic, the way people think about the health and safety of their indoor environments will never be the same,” said Ed Quinlan, president of Chem-Dry, part of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of brands via the news release. “Our objective in introducing a sanitizing-centric service is to provide peace of mind to families and employers regarding the safety of where they’re spending major portions of their time as they settle into the new normal.”

To ensure the safest experience possible, Chem-Dry technicians are following strict safety guidelines and best practices with guidance from the CDC, including:

  • Wearing medical gloves, shoe covers and facial coverings (when appropriate);
  • Cleaning and applying hospital-grade sanitizer to equipment between jobs;
  • Observing safe physical distancing; and
  • Implementing contactless transactions whenever possible.

The Chem-Dry protocols follow CDC guidelines and recommendations for home cleaning to help stop the spread of viruses, bacteria, and germs, including the use of a hospital-grade sanitizer that is registered with the EPA.

Based on lab testing, its sanitizer eliminates 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses from hard non-porous surfaces like tile, stone, wood, laminates, and vinyl and is approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

In addition to the rollout of the new Sanitizing Service, for a limited time, Chem-Dry customers who purchase a Healthy Home Cleaning Package can receive a professional free wipe-down of high touchpoints such as doorknobs, handrails, faucets, light switches and more using the company’s hospital-grade sanitizer.

In further testing of its processes, a study by a leading independent laboratory concluded that the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning method removes 98 percent of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery and 89 percent of airborne bacteria when combined with a sanitizer, helping to improve indoor air quality.

Chem-Dry has a national partnership with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), working to raise awareness and provide education on the importance of indoor air quality in maintaining the health and safety of homes and businesses.

Source: Chem-Dry