Carpet Cleaning

October 20, 2016

5 Spooky Tips to Clean Carpet

Double, double toil and trouble things are getting spooky here in Virginia! Here at A&J Chem-Dry we have a few tips to keep those spooky stains out of your carpet! Click here to learn more!

Happy Halloween Virginia

September 15, 2016

6 Tips to Avoid Fall Allergies

Avoiding fall allergies this season can be a critical part of enjoying this time of year. Ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander are the most common allergies this time of the year. The temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being brought in, and even starting up the furnace for the first time can trigger allergic reactions. To help our customers avoid seasonal allergies, Chem-Dry has six tips. Click here to learn our 6 tips!


Keeping your carpets and furniture clean longer while still enjoying your pets

Most pet owners are aware of the warm and welcoming company that their pets show. However, most pet owners are likely to be very familiar with the unpleasant odors that go along with having pets! Whether such smells could possibly be ther esult of a dog that has just come from playing outside, or perhaps a pup that has been potty training, they can often be frustrating and tough to get rid of. Usually kids and pets often share the exact same floor space, however, it's very important to eliminate odors from pets as well as their accidents.



Spring Cleaning Tips for Allergy Relief

Spring is here! Don't get frustrated with seasonal allergies. Click here to read 10 Spring Cleaning Tips to Alleviate Allergies.

spring cleaning tips to alleviate allergies

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This St. Patrick's Day, take advantage of The Natural®, our state of the art cleaning solution inspired by Mother Nature! Click here to go green with A&J Chem-Dry!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is almost here! Click below to read about a few Valentine's Day facts you may not have known, and be sure to call us! A cleaner home is a great way to show you're grateful for your loved ones!

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Welcome to 2016!

The holidays are sadly over, and it's on to a new year, new resolutions and new memories! We're here to be a small part in helping you accomplish those goals! Click here to see how Chem-Dry can help with your New Year's Resolutions:

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The holidays are almost over, but before they really end, check out these fun holiday facts!

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With Thanksgiving on its way, make sure you give A&J Chem-Dry a call so that the holiday is a success before and after! Whether it's preparing for the big day, our needing help cleaning the mess, we have you covered! Click here to read about how Chem-Dry can make this Thanksgiving great!

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These Things are Hiding in Your Home?!

BOO! It's almost Halloween, and that means scary movies, scary costumes and lots of treats! Click the following link to read about the spookiest things hiding in your home!

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Spots and Spills

Now that school's back in session, your carpet is exposed to a variety of new stains! Click the following link to learn about how to deal with those troublesome spots and spills.

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Area Rug Cleaning Virginia Beach VA

Do you want the latest dirt on the dirt and grime that gets caught in the little fibers of your area rug? We've developed a list of the most effective ways to keep that rug looking pristine!

Click the following link for more information about the area rug cleaning Virginia Beach offers...

Controlling Carpet Odor

Had enough of that relentless carpet odor?  Unlike unwanted company, you don't have to deal with lingering odor! With Chem-Dry's signature deodorizers and fragrances, you can control that odor, giving your home the beautiful scent that matches the way it looks!

Click here to learn more...



The Natural

Consider this: Most people wouldn't dispose of any unhealthy chemicals 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 major goals is to guantee that we leave your home healthier than we found it. So, well before 'going green' was all the rage, Chem-Dry devoloped a solution that won't just clean the dirt, bacteria, dust and grime from your carpet. Our cleaning solution does all that, while using ingredients that are safe and non-toxic.

The main reason we're allowed to clean your home without using unsafe chemicals is all thanks to our essential cleaning solution, The Natural. With ingredients influenced 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 truly has healthy ingredients that are safe, call Chem-Dry today!



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





We all appreciate our families. Despite the fact that, there are things they do that irritate us. Several people have the common "loud eater" in their family. Others have parents that volunteer them for each opportunity available. Brothers and sisters can be overprotective, "clothes stealers", "secret tellers", and "cool kid wanna-be's". Pets are wonderful. They're there when we need them. They bring joy to our homes. In spite of how they can be man's best friend, though, there's one thing they do from time to time that seriously can give us a hard time. Let's be frank, they're messy. Whether it's slobbering, tracking in mud and dirt, or having an "accident", they can make that home of ours a little bit dirtier than it should be.

Thankfully, A&J Chem-Dry has the answer to any and all pet-related stains. It's not only hard to handle a pet accident when it's taken place, sometimes the toughest part is figuring out where previous mishaps might have happened. Chem-Dry has uncovered a way to recognize the pet mishaps in your home and eradicating them (together with the smell) from your home by using our ground breaking cleaning product called P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). This product will contact the cource of odors and immediately begin a chemical reaction that, in turn, will literally destroy urine odor.

Here's how the PURT process works:

  • A trained professional will find the odor source using a black light or penetrating moisture meter and determine the best plan of attack.
  • In worst cases they may need to pull up carpet for further inspection. If necessary padding will be replaced.
  • If necessary technicians will apply an odor blocking resin to the sub-floor.
  • After all prep work is complete, the area is rinsed with our deep cleaning carbonating cleaning solution. Any liquid or loose urine crystals are then extracted using hot water.
  • Next, we apply our proprietary cleaning product, P.U.R.T., generously to tack strip, sub-floor, baseboards and the carpet backing.
  • Over the next 24 - 36 hours, P.U.R.T. will go to work breaking down all the odor causing elements, leaving no odor remnants behind for a fresh smelling, healthy clean. The odors will be gone for good.

So if that beloved member of your family does make a mess in your home, give A&J Chem-Dry a call without delay!




The yearly spring allergy season is once again here. For those fortunate enough to not have allergies, this time of year can be like any other. But, for those with spring allergies, these few months can be the longest and most miserable. Don't lose hope, though! Chem-Dry has a cleaning solution that removes an impressive amount of those pesky allergens. Take a quick look below to see what you may be struggling with without even realizing it, as well as what our innovative products can provide you!



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, A&J 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 A&J 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 A&J Chem-Dry's 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!



Filtration Lines

When you've lived in your home for a while, you'll start to notice a discoloration on the carpet along the baseboards. We call these filtration lines. When compared to lighter carpet they really stand out!

You may have attributed these lines to the vacuum not being able to reach that close to the baseboards - This is only part of the problem. Even the best built homes have small spaces between boards where air can travel. Temperature and pressure differences throughout your home causes air to shift and pass between these spaces - often located underneath walls and doors. When the air passes through the carpet near these areas, anything it might be carrying can get caught in the carpet fibers. Microscopic dirt, dust, oils, and many other things in the air can soil the carpet over time.

Getting rid of filtration lines is hard to do without the right equipment. It is a process requiring deep cleaning, agitation, and the right cleaning solution. The Professionals at A&J Chem-Dry in Virginia Beach, VA, have years of experience in cleaning filtration lines. We have powerful solutions that break up the dirt and oil and lift them to the surface where they can be removed permanently from your home. Our green certified cleaning solutions also leave no sticky or dirt-attracting residue, so your carpets will resist soiling for longer than they would if you had cleaned them by some other means. Don't look any further, the professionals at A&J Chem-Dry have the experience and equiptment to bring you a cleaner, drier, and healther home.

Give us a call today at A&J Chem-Dry to get rid of your filteration lines and provide a deeper clean that you can trust!


7 Holiday GIFs Explain Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

The Holiday season is here! And with that comes the countless classic nuances we deal with every year. So, to commemorate the start of the annual festivities, we put together a few GIFs showing you how the holiday season relates to getting your carpets cleaned.

First, let’s be honest, the holidays can be great but they’re not perfect. There are some days you wake up and can just feel the chill from outside. Sometimes choosing a carpet cleaning company you trust can be hard and make you want to just sleep in.

It doesn’t help, either, when you finally go to clean your carpets and are met with a blizzard of dust and dirt that seem to have come over night.

So, when you do choose to get your carpets cleaned, remember one thing. Among the countless providers for carpet cleaning, there’s one that sticks out. One that will do tricks, even, to make you happy.

And even when the other companies are battling for your attention, know that the Chem-Dry process has proven itself over the years. We have a guarantee that has been tried and tested.

Because, after the dust has settled (outside of your house, of course), the last thing you want is to find out that what you really wanted turned out to be something different. With A&J Chem-Dry you can rest assured that you will never be disappointed!

In fact, if you are surprised, it will be a good one.

You’ll dance all day long knowing that your carpets are cleaned, and that they came at a great price for you, your family, your wallet, and the environment!

But the best part of the holiday season isn’t the snow, the hot cocoa, hitting the slopes, or even the presents. The best part is spending time with those you love. We at A&J Chem-Dry realize how important this is. So while you’re spending time with family making new memories this year, allow us to brighten those memories just a little bit, by making them a little Drier, Cleaner and Healthier. Call us today for a free estimate!



The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet!

Here’s something to think about: every day, you walk on your carpet, your pets play on it and your kids crawl on it. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween – or, just after Halloween – we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that a vacuum cleaner just can’t get rid of.

#5 – Allergens



If you’re like over half of the population in the United States, you suffer from allergies – and if you don’t, chances are that someone in your family does. Few people know that carpet virtually acts as an allergen storage unit, allowing them to be active in your home all year round and make you continually miserable.


 #4 – Chemicals



You can’t even imagine how many harmful substances are lodged in your carpet fibers – and it doesn’t just happen over time. New carpets typically house formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene, some of which are even considered to cause cancer by the EPA. Even the new carpet smell that everyone loves is caused by 4-PC, a chemical that is known to cause eye and respiratory problems.


#3 – Mold


Even though steam cleaning can potentially help your carpet in some ways, mold prevention is not one of them. During the steam cleaning process, gallons of water are dumped on to your carpet, pushing dirt and grime deep down into your padding and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria underneath your carpet.


#2 – Bacteria


If you can believe it, the bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat. Do you wear your shoes when you’re walking on your carpet? If so, you’re tracking millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, onto your carpet, not to mention what your kids and pets bring into the house on a daily basis. Yikes.


#1 - Dust Mites


 And you thought spiders were scary! Just look at that thing. There’s no wonder this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. These things are what scientists call cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae, and they live in your carpet and survive on flakes of your skin. Aside from being incredibly creepy, they are a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world and can induce wheezing. Disgusting, huh?

Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. A&J Chem-Dry uses an all-natural process that is safe for your home and that reduces the risk of mold and bacteria, in addition to the fastest dry times on the market. Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.



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