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April 22, 2016

Top 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies this time of year. This time of year, a variety of allergens, like pollen, make their way into the home, clinging to your carpet and upholstery. Scheduling a regular, professional carpet cleaning service is vital for the allergen removal process. Allergy sufferers can put their symptoms at bay and enjoy the warmer weather. Chem-Dry of Salem is a great ...Read Top 10 Tips to Alleviate Spring Allergies

March 18, 2016

5 Reasons Spring Cleaning is Important

One of the best ways to feel ready for the season change is a thorough spring cleaning. From standard dust bunnies to harmful bacteria and dust mites, seasonal cleaning is an important part of maintaining a healthy home. Read our Spring Cleaning Blog

February 10, 2016

Prepare for Valentine's Day

It's time to prepare for Valentine's Day! Even though you may not think of calling your local carpet cleaners and uphosltery cleaners for this holiday, there are ways we can help! Special occasions often times bring special opportunity for spills and other accidents. Chem-Dry of Salem has a few ideas to help you feel prepared for anything that may come! Whether it's DIY cleanup, or ways we can help after the accident. Read our blog about how to Prepare for Valentine's Day

January 11, 2016

New Year Resolutions

Boosting health, decreasing stress, and spending more time with family and friendsare among the list of most popular New Year Resolutions. We want to help our customers reach their goals. Read our New Year Resolutions Blog

December 17, 2015

Holiday Cleaning

We've got a list of helpful ideas to help you make sure your home is baby-friendly. We also intend to make sure you know what to do should a spill or stain mark up your home or should there be aggravating pet accidents. Learn about Holiday Cleaning

November 17, 2015

Holiday Tips

Winter is almost here; this means now is the time for celebration. Chaos might be the result from all of the get-togethers and other events which are part of this holiday season. Stress during the holidays can be reduced with preparation prior to social gatherings. This preparation can help you relax and thoroughly enjoy time spent with family and friends. Read our Holiday Tips Blog


October 20, 2015


7 Tips for Avoiding Fall Allergies

Avoiding fall allergies this season can be a critical part of enjoying this time of year. During this season, there are a lot of allergies. The most common are ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander. A variety of causes can trigger allergic reactions including temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being tracked in, or even starting up the furnace for the first time. To help our customers avoid seasonal allergies, Chem-Dry has seven tips... Read 7 Tips for Avoiding Fall Allergies 



September 22, 2015

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Professional Rug Cleaning

Many of our customers cherish the Oriental and area rugs in their homes and seek professional rug cleaning to maintain their beauty. Adding to the character of the room, it is important to keep them looking clean and presentable. Often placed in high traffic areas, rugs are easily dirtied by wear and tear. Locked inside the fibers of your rug, you can find more than just dirt. Allergens and bacteria make a home inside your rugs and need to be removed by professionals. You can keep your home in the most presentable state possible by calling on Chem-Dry of Salem.

As valuable pieces of decor, Oriental and area rugs should be treated as such. Professional cleaning is so important for this reason. With specialized tools and equipment, we can clean most types of rugs. The vivid colors of the rug are preserved with our gentle, yet powerful cleaning process. A longer lasting clean is possible because we will leave behind virtually no dirt attracting residue.

Quoted on-site in many situations, we evaluate and measure the specific rug to be cleaned to set realistic expectations. Call the professional rug cleaners at Chem-Dry of Salem today to ensure that your rug is in good hands!

August 14, 2015

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Professional Carpet Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning is a big portion of proper household maintenance. It is highly recommended to get a hold of professional carpet cleaners every 6-18 months, dependent upon use. There are a lot of reasons why scheduling an appointment is very important. The top five motives are shown below:

Extends Carpet Life

If you happen to call the experts at Chem-Dry of Salem, you can rest assured your carpets have entirely been cleaned. With such detailed training and equipment, be confident our method won’t harm or cause any damage to your flooring. With regular cleaning appointments, your house will always look its best.

Health Benefits

Dust particles, germs, and allergens get ensnared within the carpet fibers. These sorts of particles might cause an assortment of health problems if you do not have them taken out. Once these contaminants pile up after a while, they are only able to be eliminated by professionals using products that can sanitize your house.


Scents get lodged within the carpeting of your house. Properties with household animals encounter the battle of extra frustrating smells, such as urine and feces. Chem-Dry of Salem features a product known as PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) that is made to get rid of these stubborn smells.


Vacuuming and spot cleaning are essential pieces of carpet upkeep, but you won't be able to count on this alone. Professional carpet cleaning makes it possible to keep your home looking its absolute best.


Professional carpet cleaning will help stop the growth of severe problems like dust mites and mold. Chem-Dry of Salem makes use of low volumes of water that won’t trigger mold growth following the cleaning appointment like some steam cleaners threaten.


July 21, 2015



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Spots and stains are inevitable, however that doesn’t need to mean that you are stuck with them permanently. We have a few tips to help you take care of your carpets or upholstery using a few of our well-liked Chem-Dry products that you may buy from Chem-Dry of Salem. Ensure that you take action quickly! The longer the stain sits, the more difficult it is to have a fast and simple stain removal experience.

You will need to first recognize whether the challenging spot is a water based stain or an oil based stain to determine what type of product to use for clearing the stain from your home. Eliminate as much of the extra stain as you can, if it is possible. It is ideal to blot, scrape, or brush whatever will come off, but however you tackle it, steer clear of rubbing it in at all costs! Test the material or carpeting with either Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover or Chem-Dry Grease & Oil Remover on a small, hidden area to be sure the product won’t cause any damage. To prevent the blemish from dispersing, work from the edges in.

If these attempts don’t deliver the results, contact the professionals at Chem-Dry of Salem. Make sure to ask about Protectant, a product to help you to maintain your carpets or upholstery between professional cleanings. For big spills, ink stains, and spots from items that can chemically harm carpet, please contact us to be certain your house continues to be in the greatest state possible.


June 11, 2015

The Natural Way to a Cleaner Home

When selecting a professional carpet cleaning service for your home, a lot of consumers are focused on discovering a provider that delivers a top quality service at a budget friendly price. More and more, the compounds of the cleaning solution being used in the house or office environment are being evaluated.


The Natural


Some time before eco-friendly services became a deciding point in deciding on a carpet cleaning professional, Chem-Dry set out to work in the direction of cutting down the affect of our solutions on your family, pets, and the environment. With no need of unforgiving chemicals or toxic substances, our principal carbonated cleaning solution, called The Natural, can delicately bring your home back to its vibrant condition.


The Benefits


On the FDA's G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list, the green certified elements in The Natural will perform together with our Hot Carbonating Extraction process to remove filth from your residence. With much less water than what the standard steam cleaner will use, our process dries much faster to substantially cut down the likelihood of mildew and mold development.


For an effective carpet cleaning, the natural way, decide on Chem-Dry of Salem for a cleaning that is safe for your belongings, loved ones, pets, and the environment.


May 15, 2015

Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

Countless customers unfamiliar with Chem-Dry don’t recognize that our method is notably different from what steam cleaners depend on. You will find several factors that confirm the Chem-Dry difference. Using our superior quality approach, we do more than dump gallons of soapy water and damaging chemicals in your home. The proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction method that we make use of offers you a deeper clean, a quicker drying time, in addition to a safer carpet cleaning than what you can come across with standard steam cleaning services.


Due to the excessive amount of moisture and soaps that typical steam cleaners use, you're going to be left with wet carpets for 1-2 days. This provides a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. Not just that, but the crunchy or gluey residual left behind will pull in debris and allow your carpets to rapidly resume their grubby condition.


We use a large number of effervescent bubbles to unlock soil deep inside a carpet’s fibers and carry them to the exterior so our machines can extract them away. We use about 1/5th of the moisture that a lot of steam cleaners depend on on account of the efficiency of our technique. 


Our low-moisture process doesn’t make use of the unnecessary amounts of water to soak through to the carpet backing and construct a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. Similar risks that are included with steam cleaning won’t result in a danger when you use Chem-Dry of Salem. We can deliver a more practical and superior cleaning method. Your carpets have the opportunity to not only stay cleaner longer, but dry faster so you can resume your daily life quickly. The Chem-Dry technique is unmatched.


April 15, 2015

Are You on the Search for Pet Urine and Odor Treatment?

Domestic dogs and cats are a very important and adored piece of countless houses. Even the best trained household pets could have accidents and may go back to the same general area to urinate regularly. Much more than a basic cleaning product may very well be the necessity to take out the urine and odors. Here at Chem-Dry of Salem, we provide a product termed PURT (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) that, on contact, promptly begins breaking up the urine crystals.

How PURT Works:

1. First, our skillful technician determines the source and severity of the smell. Usually we locate the urine by using a specific tool, such as a black light. The flooring will then be rinsed with hot water and extracted to filter out the majority of the urine crystals.

2. The carpet might be pulled back within the troublesome areas to reveal the intensity of the damage, in the worst type of situation.

3. The pad might be taken off and swapped out should it be necessary.

4. An odor blocking shellac might need to be applied to the subfloor if it's identified mandatory.

5. PURT is then applied heavily enough to absorb in each of the urine affected sections.

6. The materials in PURT will react with the urine and break down the odor on the molecular level over the next 24-36 hours.

One of the benefits about this product is how harmless it is! Your home will smell clean and fresh again and your little ones and pets will not be in harm’s way. Learn more about PURT here.

March 16, 2015




Don’t Let Spring Cleaning Push You Over the Edge

The first day of spring is in view! As the weather gets warmer, it functions as a reminder to give your place a fresh, clean start. Help your house be a much safer, healthier place to live through turning to the specialists at Chem-Dry of Salem.

Recommendations from Chem-Dry of Salem

Contact the Experts

Over the winter months, dirt and germs usually accumulate much more than during the remainder of the year. The easiest method to thoroughly free your home of such unwanted contaminants is to call Chem-Dry of Salem and set up an appointment. Using our green certified solution, your property will have a deeper and healthier cleaning than what you can get with additional companies. Not only that, but we use 80% less water than a lot of steam cleaners so you will find that we present a faster drying service. Your property will be dry in just a couple of hours and no mildew or mold will build up.

Remove Mold & Mildew

In humid areas of your house, mildew and mold may have developed allowing it to spark allergic reactions. During this time of the year particularly, people with allergen hypersensitivity don’t need one more thing to set them off. Visit your bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchen areas to ensure your home doesn’t have fungal growth and use non-toxic cleaning equipment reduce what could be there.

Have a Dust-Free Environment

Entirely dusting all sections in your home - like filters, ducts, and vents - you lessen your home’s contact with pollens and various airborne allergens. Normal vacuuming minimizes the amount of dust that settles on your carpet. It is recommended to vacuum at the very least 1-3 times in one week.

Let’s greet spring possessing a nice and clean, happy home!


February 6, 2015



What kinds of bacteria have been brought into your house?

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We hope you have not had any raccoon burglars coming in through your pet's entry, but it's improbable to keep a record of exactly what has come in contact with your household. It is critical to sanitize your upholstery and carpets frequently. It's particularly advocated to sanitize property with little ones and domestic pets. We don’t suppose you should want your young child, who likes to crawl on carpets and upholstery, to be rolling around in bacteria and dangerous allergens.

Sanitization is an essential factor to help reduce allergens and bacteria, making your house the very best it could be for you and your loved ones. The materials of upholstery and carpets will quickly gather and lock in various allergens and germs. These particles can spread sickness and upset allergies or asthma. The normal irritants that are generated by dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, and pests will be cut down tremendously by using the sanitizing option that we proudly offer to our customers.

With our deodorizer, we will be equipped to help our customers that are conscious of an odor on their carpets or upholstery. Our technicians are educated in a protectant to defend against upcoming spills and stains. We have a terrific product to reduce pet urine and pet odors. With so many regions of specialty training, we'd like our customers to discover their house is in great hands.

Call Chem-Dry of Salem to explore making the home the healthiest it can be!


January 19, 2015



With time, the perimeters of the carpet along the wall become discolored. These areas are called filtration lines and they're generally especially prominent on light-colored carpet.

How did I get filtration lines?

You may think it is the incapacity to be capable to thoroughly vacuum the corners, but this is only one part of the challenge. Air flow is allowed through the very small gaps between the panels which is not possible to avoid even with the most well-built households. A shift in the temperature or pressure variations in the house pulls air below walls and doors. Any filth that the air might be carrying gets trapped in the carpet fibers while it passes through the spaces among the planks, the carpeting acting as a filter. Gradually, these small contaminants gather, soiling and darkening your flooring.

How do I get rid of filtration lines?

Not having the adequate equipment, it's tricky to clear your property of filtration lines. Deep cleaning, agitation, and the ideal cleaning solution are the necessary factors to clear out the darkened edges. As professionals, at Chem-Dry of Salem we have been properly trained to take out your filtration line concerns. After breaking up the oil, dirt, and dirt particles that are residing in the carpet fibers, our strong, yet delicate, tools will pull out the filth once and for all. Your house is likely to stay cleaner much longer because we stay away from solutions which can leave behind any dirt attracting residue.

Your home or business can benefit by calling on the professionals at Chem-Dry of Salem to professionally clean the carpets. You don't need to hesitate any longer, call or click for significantly cleaner carpets!


December 18, 2014



As the best upholstery cleaners in the field, Chem-Dry technicians are competent in cleaning a number of fabrics, so we know how to treat your specific kind of furniture. Spots, stains, and worn surfaces are expected, making a standard cleaning vital to maintain your valuable furniture items in order to make certain they stay looking and feeling clean. With Chem-Dry of Salem, your belongings will be in good hands.

Upholstery Cleaning Technician.jpgWith the healthiest products on the market, Chem-Dry of Salem’s fundamental cleaning solution is green certified, which implies it is totally harmless and non-toxic. Children, pets, and sensitive skin are in contact with upholstery daily. We wouldn’t want our customers to have to worry about the safety of their loved ones.

Be sure to ask about our product called Protectant. This product is meant to help our customers maintain the upkeep of their possessions between professional cleanings. We co-apply the Protectant along with our basic clean. This is actually the best application of the product because it is capable of going inside the fibers of the fabric and protect from a much deeper level instead of just the surface. We do strongly recommend this, as all protecting agents will fade away after some time and normal use.

Chem-Dry of Salem will take care of your upholstery right using our drier, cleaner, and healthier cleaning solution.


November 13, 2014

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It's that time of year to get prepared for your seasonal guests. The crisis? You look at your carpets and upholstery identifying they urgently require a cleaning. At Chem-Dry of Salem, we put our customers first and do our very best to address the holiday cleaning so all you should do is enjoy this exciting time of year!

Your friends and family will be sitting on your sofas so you will need to make sure they are clean. We wouldn't need you to have to get worried about any sensitive responses on the skin, so we use a trustworthy solution that will also clean deep inside the material. You will be able to wholly value the time dedicated with your family members without having the anxiety of itchy deposits or high-risk materials.

Pets, kids, and even just typical foot traffic can make your home look significantly less inviting. Our powerful, yet gentle approaches are sure to leave your carpets looking clean, comfortable, and attractive to your family and your guests. Call us today at (503)581-3127 to schedule an appointment before it's too late!

October 15, 2014

While there are a lot of advantages to the Chem-Dry method, our ability to clean more effectively than any other brand or technique available is what makes us the best choice for your family. Your carpets will look and feel new again with Chem-Dry through our pioneered technique that utilizes the power of carbonation.

If you have ever poured a carbonated drink into a glass, you know that carbonation has inherent “lifting” qualities. Because of this, the bubbles in your drink will always rise to the top. Dirt and grime are released from the fibers of your carpet using this same principle which is implemented by Chem-Dry. An explosive reaction is created by the carbonation that makes this possible. We have meticulously configured this reaction to gather all unnatural particles and lift these to the top of your carpet, where we can easily then extract them using our patented hot water extraction technique. Dirt and grime are entirely removed with our incredible solutions. This allows you to obtain the most satisfying and thorough clean on the market.

Traditional steam cleaning relies on soapy dilution to achieve a "clean" carpet. You carpets may seem clean, but in reality the dirt has just been pushed further down and is creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria! Steam cleaning uses unnecessary amounts of water that keep your carpets wet for 1-2 days. Since Chem-Dry uses the least amount of water possible, however, your carpets will be dry within just 1-2 hours. That means Chem-Dry dries literally 24 times faster than the methods of our competitors. Who wouldn't want to experience the ease and perfection that Chem-Dry can offer.

At such an affordable rate everyone will be able to enjoy quality cleaning. Do what you and your family deserve, Call today to schedule an appointment!


September 15, 2014

Your carpets could most always benefit from a good cleaning, and knowing when to call a professional carpet cleaner is wise. Surprisingly, there are a few methods you can use to get even those tough stains out - something most carpet cleaners wouldn't tell you. Here at Chem-Dry, customer satisfaction comes first so we are going to share a few of these tips with you.

You might think this remedy too simple, but many spots and stains just need to be dampened and blotted with a clean, white towel. While doing this, make sure you don't aggressively wipe or scrub the stain (as this will only make the spot worse). Carefully blotting the stain can transfer the spot from the carpet to your white towel. As the spot transfers to your towel, the cloth will start to darken. Check your towel for this transfer often. Stop this technique if the stain isn't transferring to the towel.

If you didn't get any transfer, club soda is another process you can try. Using carbonation bubbles to explode dirt and stains from the carpet fibers, Chem-Dry's solutions work similar to club soda. You'll use the towel once more to blot and transfer the stain from your carpet. If this doesn't get rid of it, then it's time to call in the pros. Our stain removal process is one of the most advanced in the industry, with multiple cleaning solutions that penetrate deep into the carpet's fiber, leaving no trace of the stain. Give us a call to put our stain removal to the test!

August 14, 2014

With kids and pets at home during the summer, it's even easier for dirt to be tracked in and messes to be made. With school starting back up, you can relish in the fact that the mess will be minimized. As back to school shopping takes over, don't let the carpets add to the stress - we can handle the messes for you!

Chem-Dry of Salem’s unique carpet cleaning process in Portland allows us to clean deeper and faster than any other brand. Unlike your typical steam cleaner, our innovative techniques and solutions use the power of carbonation to blast dirt and stains down deep in the fibers with millions of tiny bubbles that lift any remaining residue to the surface to be swept away with our powerful equipment. Since the carbonation bubbles are so effective at getting the dirt up, we are able to use 80% less water than most cleaners, giving you much quicker dry times! Call us today for a free estimate!

July 16, 2014

Summer is flying by! From fun with fireworks to pool parties, bonfires, camping, hiking and all things outdoors, we should all be having an action-packed summer! But where does all the time go? In the midst of all these fun pastimes, we sometimes forget about completing all the projects around the house.

Chem-Dry of Salem, however, is here to help! Our cleaning solution uses millions of microscopic bubbles that act like club soda to penetrate deeper and remove dirt quicker. This allows your carpets to stay cleaner, longer. And because we don’t use gallons of water to clean, your carpets will dry in only a few hours, allowing you to get back to enjoying your summer!

Call us today for quick carpet cleaning in Salem!


May 1, 2014

Chem-Dry of Salem is primed and ready to partner with you for this year’s Spring Cleaning!

Clearing out unused items and cleaning up your home helps us feel better. But more importantly, a deep spring cleaning in your home can help your family stay healthy and allergy-free this summer.

Most households can easily have a buildup of dust and dirt that are tracked in during the winter months. In addition, germs from colds, flus and other illnesses stay stagnant in your home when the windows are closed. Opening your windows helps freshen the air, but it doesn’t help clear out the buildup of dust, dirt and germs that has built up in your carpets.

Spring and summer can also bring mild or extreme allergies for many people. Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Doing a complete spring cleaning can decrease allergy symptoms by removing dust, mites, bacteria and other allergens hiding on indoor surfaces, carpets, and upholstery.

Cleaning all surfaces, including hard-to-reach and hidden areas can reduce the allergens in your home. Cleaning blinds and removing unused bedding and plush toys can help as well.

We can help your deep spring cleaning efforts by:
- Deep cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Our services help remove the hidden allergens in your carpets, and furniture.
- Applying our Sanitizer and Dust Mite Allergen Treatment. These products can keep your carpet free of dust mites for an extended time.


Please contact us so that we can create a custom plan for your cleaning needs!


April 2, 2014

You may have a big family, or live alone. Either way, you have many more roommates than you can see.  Every time you leave your home, you track bacteria from outside into your carpets and onto your furniture. While this is just part of life, there are precautions that you can take to stop the spreading of these germs from your couch or your area rug to a dropped cookie or the fingers of a small child.

Chem-Dry uses a carbonated cleaning technique that is minimally invasive to your carpet fibers. We use 80% less water than our competitors, yet our powerful equipment extracts way more dirt and grime than any other carpet cleaning company out there. Also, our process provides you with a deeper clean, while maintaining a shorter drying time. That means there is less time for the bacteria and mold growing deep in your carpets and furniture to multiply and thrive on the moisture.

No one likes a roommate that skips out on rent. Don’t fall victim to the nasty mold stains or bacteria-filled carpets that could creep up on your before you know it!


March 19, 2014

It’s important to stay informed about your carpet’s warranty. According to an article by Tom Wolfe from Impressions Carpet Services, “A percentage of what you paid for your carpet went to cover the anticipated costs to the manufacturer for warranty claims. [These] claims are more often than not the result of poor, or improper, maintenance. Over the last few years, carpet manufacturers have begun to tie warranties to required maintenance by the carpet purchaser.

This means that whether you are in the market for new carpet or not, you need to be aware that the requirements are become more strict for warranties. “The bottom line is that proper maintenance will help you get a greater return on your carpet investment, no matter when it was purchased,” the article goes on to say.

Some of the main issues that manufacturers are addressing fall into 4 categories:

1. The proper cleaning method.
Most carpet mills require the Hot-Water Extraction Cleaning process, which is the method that Chem-Dry uses to give your carpets a deep clean without damaging the carpet fibers.

2. The proper cleaning schedule.
As a general rule, all major manufacturers have a minimum requirement that carpets be cleaned every 1-2 years. (keep your receipts as proof)

3. The proper cleaning system.
Your carpets should be cleaned professionally by equipment that is tested and certified with the Carpet and Rug Institute. All Chem-Dry equipment is certified and rated GOLD with the CRI, providing your home with the best technicians and equipment to get your carpets cleaner than ever.

4. The proper cleaning technician.
The single most important aspect in proper cleaning is to get the right person to do the job. All Chem-Dry technicians are trained and certified to deliver amazing results, while maintaining efficiency and staying affordable.

Stick with these handy rules to stay up to date with your warranty and keep your carpet looking great – FOREVER!


February 28, 2014


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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.

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