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Cleaning Resolution?!

Ring in 2017, Clean in 2017! 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 to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Zachary's Chem-Dry to help with your New Year's Cleaning Resolutions at 904-620-7310!


The Food Looks Great & So Does the Carpets

thanksgiving dinnerThe Holidays are here, which means in-laws, cousins, and extended family are coming your way. Thanksgiving is a time for sitting around with family, eating yummy food and watching football! It is a time for laughing with long lost cousins and playing endless games with each other. It is also a time of spilling food and drinks. When food is the center of attention for a day, you are bound to have a spill or two. This is where we come in 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. If your guests spill turkey gravy, wine or your grandma's favorite cranberry sauce, we are sure to get it out. Zachary’s Chem-Dry can get out the harshest stains with ease. So, prepare yourself for the mess or call us after it has been made.

Prepare for the Spills

Chem-Dry offers protectant for all of our customer's carpet and upholstery items. Protectant is like any other and really repels the stains from seeping in, giving you more time to dab up the spill. When the Chem-Dry Protectant is applied it creates a barrier around the fibers in your carpets and upholstery items. With Protectant, stains and spills can be blotted up easier. Make sure your carpets and furniture look great year after year and can stand the chance during Thanksgiving dinner.

After the Spills

Don't fret if you forgot to clean before the guests arrive, we can come after the family leaves! Chem-Dry has amazing clean up cleaning powers 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 the Zachary’s Chem-Dry Family, Happy Thanksgiving!


Don't SCARE Your Guests!

Halloween is just around the corner which means parties and trick-or-treaters are going to be in your home! Dirty carpets can scare your guests away, but don't let it! Chem-Dry is here for all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! Let us worry about the dirty carpets and you can take care of the fun stuff, like planning a Halloween shindig! Here are a couple of ideas to get your Halloween party started off right!

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! Get a fun Halloween door mat to put at your front door! This will help reduce the dirt and dust that is being tracked into your home. Ask your guests to remove their shoes as well.

painting pumpkins2. Paint your pumpkins! Are you tired of carving pumpkins? Or do you have littles in your home? Paint you pumpkins this year for a new twist! Acrylic paint is inexpensive and they designs are endless! Glitter and stencils can add even more dimension and fun to your pumpkins!

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. 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. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

You will 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. Use a non stick pan and place 1 1/2" dough balls onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes. *May require extra baking time if center is still gooey!

These cookies are delicious and are so simple to make. You will want to make them for every occasion. They are good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every chilly day in between!

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

You will need:

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

These items can all be found at the dollar store. The first step is to take the plate and punch holes in the edge, about 1 to 2 inches apart. Then, cut a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Tap one end of the yarn to the back of the plate. Now, thread the yarn in and out, though all the holes. Make a pattern that looks like a spider's web. 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! All of these ideas can get your party started off right. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy!

Let Chem-Dry help with your party preparations. 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 Zachary’s Chem-Dry at 904-620-7310 for all your Halloween carpet cleaning needs!


Upholstery Cleaning - Cozy Up on the Couch

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. Make sure that your home is healthy, safe place for your family to be and relax in. When your home is clean, your mind can rest at ease and you can get to other important things. One way to help ensure that your home is clean and healthy is by deodorizing and sanitizing the upholstery in your home. Not only will this help to extend the life of your furniture, but it will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. Upholstered furniture traps bacteria and allergens much like carpet does. 

lady on couchWhile most people vacuum their carpets on a regular basis, the upholstery in the home oftentimes goes without being cleaned. This is mainly due to the fact that people are unsure of how to safely and properly clean their upholstery. Like carpet, it is important to have your upholstery cleaned and sanitized 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. Such trained professionals will have a knowledge of what types of products to use on each type of upholstery, leaving you feeling confident that your furniture will not be ruined. In addition, they have special tools and machinery that are effective at cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing various types of upholstery.

We also offer Pet Urine Odor Removal and Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, so ask your local Chem-Dry technician today! Try our powerful sanitizer, to help keep your home free of bacteria and germs! Ease your mind by getting your upholstery sanitized, then curl up on your freshly cleaned couch with your family! With the help of a trained professional, this is possible. Make it a priority to clean and deodorize your upholstery at least twice a year. This is an excellent way to protect your investments, as well as the health of your home.

Call Zachary's Chem-Dry today at 904-620-7310 for all your colder weather cleanings!


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

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! Many people don't know that your carpet and upholstery act as a large filter for 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. When you add a sanitizer to our cleaning process it 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! Who doesn't want a healthy, safe home for their kids to come home to?  Let Zachary’s Chem-Dry help you achieve this deep clean for your home. We use a hot carbonated extraction process to clean and this process allows us to get down deep to clean each fiber. Your carpets won't be left soggy and wet. Your upholstered items won't be wet for too long either; you'll be able to sit on them in no time. Our carbonated cleaning will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites, bacteria and more from the carpet and upholstery fibers, leaving you with clean carpets and upholstery items. Ask about our extras, like sanitizer, dust mite anti allergen spray and more with your cleanings!

Give your children and family the best chance to stay safe this back to school season with a Zachary’s Chem-Dry cleaning!


Don’t Let your Business’ Floors Send a Bad Message

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. This saying rings truer when you are a business owner trying to attract new customers and business. Having great customer service is what customers are looking for, but they also look at your business's cleanliness. Oftentimes, a customer’s first 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 best when potential customers are walking in. It is important to keep your business tidy and organized with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings. By creating a space that is comfortable, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your business. All of this is important but it is 10 times more important when you are in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure you business is extra clean and start with your floors!

The first step in creating an inviting environment for customers is to focus on cleanliness.  Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free of clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items should be clean as well. If your business is carpeted, you should have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Here at Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's floors be cleaned every 3-4 months. These cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their best, but are free of unpleasant odors as well.  Maintaining a fresh and clean environment begins with clean floors. Another important step to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times per week, or more depending on the amount of traffic in your business. 

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If your business has ceramic flooring, it too should be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It is also helpful to get ceramic floors waxed on regularly as well. This will add a sense of sparkle and shine to the floors, making them appear clean and fresh. 

As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery should be kept clean and free of any stains in order to maintain a professional appearance. Our cleaning services offer a variety of services to keep upholstery looking and smelling its best.

When a customer makes a judgment about your business, they are likely taking its physical appearance into consideration. By maintaining a clean and organized facility, you are making your business more desirable for customers. You want customers to feel comfortable in your space because, after all, the longer they spend in your space the more money they are likely to spend. The wisest decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! In turn, this will boost customer satisfaction and increase your customers’ eagerness to return to your business.

Call Zachary's Chem-Dry today at 904-620-7310 to schedule your commercial cleaning services!

5 Vacuuming Tips

Vacuuming can get repetitive and boring after a while. Don’t allow this to get to you. Your carpets should be vacuumed at least once per week. It will help to keep the dust and dirt out of them. Here are a couple vacuuming tips which will be useful!

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! Make sure that small items are picked up off the floor. Don’t be lazy and attempt to vacuum around them! Also, check for small pieces that may be on your floor, like bobby pins or screws. This will damage your vacuum and who wants to fix that or purchase a brand new one? Not us!

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

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

5. Once a Week. Make sure that you are vacuuming all your carpeted areas at least one time per week. Even if you don’t ever go into your living room area, be sure that your vacuum it!

Stick to these easy 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 know that sometimes you may forget and your carpets may look a bit dingy, but we are able to help.

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


Protect your Furniture and Carpet

It may seem like a no brainer of why you should clean your carpets, but here are just a few explanations why! Each and every day you walk, lie down, and play with your children on your carpets and couches. Despite the occasional mud and dirt you pull in, your intention is the same: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your house will be. This is the same for your upholstery items too! We realize that couches and chairs can be very expensive, but they are well worth the cost which should last for a long time. Let us provide you with how to keep your furniture looking its best using our amazing Chem-Dry fabric on cleaning couch

Consider What You’re Working With

Over the months you may forget about cleaning the couches and chairs or maybe you might just think they don't really need a cleaning. Well, you're mistaken! Nearly all people make the mistake of neglecting the upkeep needs of their furniture mainly because they don’t think it needs to be cleaned. Alternatively, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But what happens to your microfiber couch cushions after that spaghetti stain sets in? How clean can your favorite lounge chair really be when months (or perhaps even years) of pet hair, dirt and food stains have accumulated and set in?

The Functionality of Fabric Protectant

Just like your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you remember when individuals would cover their couches with clear plastic to protect them? Today, we have a far better method to protect your furniture than awkward, sticky plastic. Whether or not you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup on your upholstery every so often, or simply tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant will help you keep those unwanted stains and spots away. Our solution helps to prevent stains from seeping into the fibers of your carpet and upholstery fibers. This protectant helps stains from becoming permanent in your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds so that you can grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Eventually, it saves you money, by easily allowing you to get rid of stains when you spill or stain your furniture.

Protect Your Furniture From Tough Stains

While there are many easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions on the market, getting it done right the first time-by knowledgeable professionals-can provide you with the peace and mind of clean, stain resistant furniture once and for all! Chem-Dry’s fabric protectant is easy, simple and effective. Working with a tough, stain resistant solution which is easy on the environment, your upholstery will remain cleaner longer.

Plan your appointment with Zachary's Chem-Dry today!



5 Natural Cleaners You Should Be Using

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 offer your house an eco-friendly cleaning that's ultra powerful as well as gentle. However, this list of cleaning products don't contain toxic vapors and harsh chemicals. Listed below are five naturally organic products that may be found in just about any home that will a fantastic job of cleaning with no chemicals. We've rounded them up in a list for you together with the best way to clean with them!natural cleaning tips

5- Vinegar

This cleaning product is best used in the kitchen, but the bathroom is another place you can use this great cleaner. Vinegar is known to breakdown grease build-up. Grease from cooking gets caked on stovetop, countertops and tables, but have no fear, vinegar is here! White vinegar is a strong cleaning agent due to its anti-bacterial effect and acidic nature. Research performed in Japan found that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the advantages of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

It can be used to clean kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When combined with baking soda, it can easily cut through grease too. It can also whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn spots around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. You didn't imagine that this cooking seasoning would help with cleaning, now did you!?

3- Lemon Juice

In case you look at the components found in cleaners you will notice there is lemon in a number of them. Well you will find there's reason behind the lemon juice! Lemon juice can destroy mold and can breakdown grease as well. That isn't all, lemon juice also won't leave behind streaks in your appliances and on your shower. Researchers in Nebraska took a closer look at lemon oil's ability 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 produce 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 eliminate 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 while offering 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!

Most of these 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 Zachary's Chem-Dry. Chem-Dry is all about healthy living and cleaning, that is why a lot of our products are Green Certified! Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment. Consider using Chem-Dry to support the health of your family.


Maintaining Your Rugs

Are you one of those people who cover up your stains and traffic areas with rugs? Well what happens when those area rugs start to become dirty. Zachary’s Chem-Dry is here to help with all your area rug cleaning needs. Nevertheless, how do you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Here are some tips and tricks to help your area rugs stay looking fresh in between your professional cleanings.

  • Vacuuming is Necessary- Frequent vacuuming is a crucial part of caring for your rugs and carpet, particularly in high traffic areas. Vacuuming helps to lift the dust out from the carpet fiber before it settles in and damages the rug. So, the more traffic an area endures, the more often it ought to be vacuumed. This can even mean vacuuming daily to keep dirt and soil to a minimum.
  • Choose the Right Rug- Picking the right color for your area rug is a great idea, but just be sure you also think about the material that it is made out of. You want to choose a material that is definitely durable and sturdy. Particularly high traffic areas, the rug you choose can make a big difference in just how long it will last. Nylon and wool carpets may be good choices, since they offer a very durable material that can withstand heavy traffic from your family and pets.area rug
  • Plan Ahead- Protect your rugs by limiting how much moisture and dirt, which comes in. Place walk-in doormats by doors, making sure that family and guests wipe off their shoes or remove them. This straightforward precautionary method can be a very efficient way to help keep your rugs clean. If possible, you may also consider removing your shoes by the front door to keep any dirt from entering into the house.
  • Act Immediately- Areas that are prone to a lot of traffic may also be more prone to experience spills and accidents. Act quickly if a spill happens on your rug. If required, use stain or spot remover such as Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover to the impacted area. The faster you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug leaving a stain. It's also best to have a professional protectant applied to your rugs too to make clean up a whole lot easier.

Call Zachary’s Chem-Dry for all your area rug cleaning needs at 904-620-7310!

Valentine's Day is Around the Corner!

Have you thought about what you are going to get your significant other this year for Valentine's Day? There is usually one in a relationship that likes to have a clean tidy house more than the other. If you are not the cleaning type, call the experts in to clean your carpets. We just had the Holidays and winter storms came in hard and dirt and water may have been tracked into your home. Don't you worry, Chem-Dry can clean your carpets and get them looking new again without you having to be out of the house for hours on end. If you don't know, we use less water than other Jacksonville carpet cleaners, which means that there is a quicker dry time and there is less time for mold and mildew to grow inside your carpet. Our main carpet cleaner is also Green Certified, that is why it is called, The Natural!

So if you are in need of a gift idea that will last for awhile, Jacksonville carpet cleaning by Zachary's Chem-Dry is a good idea! Check out these fun facts while dialing our number to get your appointment scheduled for your lover!

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New Year, New Goals TOO!

The new year has arrived and this means you are thinking about adjusting up your life-style in more than just one way. You set goals for yourself and you are aware that you would like to keep them, therefore we incorporate some guidelines to help you stay on track with all your goals from your home to your health.

new years goals 2016Health/Body: We know that you want to get in shape, tone up or set a goal to run a race but after a a short while that goal appears to get even farther away. The most challenging part about exercising is getting going. Just put on your gym shoes, a great start, the hardest part has ended. In case you only have 10 minutes, make those 10 minutes matter and work your guts out and also sweat hard! An alternate way to strengthen your body feel good would be to drink water. If you're a soda drinker, choose a friend and have a contest to find out who will last the longest without drinking soda. It might surprise you how a little competitiveness can keep the soda pop away. Drink plenty of water, your entire body will thank you so much! Caring for your body is extremely important however, you can also have set a life-style goal. To keep your home cleaner or to help your kids learn how to pick-up after themselves might be your goal and Chem-Dry is here to assist.

Home: Maintaining your house clean is difficult when there is snow or rain outside. The dirt and water get tracked into your home and gets pressed into your carpets. Overtime this leads to dark lines where your loved ones walks, we here at Chem-Dry call these Traffic Lines. In order to avoid these lines, have you and your family and guests remove their shoes off when stepping into your home. Of course, if you currently have these lines call Chem-Dry and we will take care of them for you!

A whole new year means a new you! Stick to your goals and you'll be delighted that you did in the end. Chem-Dry is rooting for you and may help with your carpet cleaning service needs! Call us today at (904) 620-7310!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Zachary's Chem-Dry! We know that spills and stains are going to happen and guests are going to track in dirty snow. But don't let this get you down. Zachary's Chem-Dry is here for you to get those tough Holiday stains out. Enjoy some fun facts about the Holidays as you wait for you guests to arrive. Some will surprise you!

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Christmas and Thanksgiving are just around the corner!

As the holidays approaches, the majority of us will probably be busy with get-togethers, decorating, shopping, and food preparation. With the hustle and bustle of this busy season, it can be difficult to find time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the ideal time for you to consider having your carpets professionally cleaned. Not only will your house be fresh, clean, and prepared for entertaining, however, you can leave all of the work to specialists and take your time enjoying the holiday seasons. Getting your carpets professionally cleaned is helpful for many reasons.

family over for holiday dinnerTips for Keeping Your House Clean with Guests: First of all, it is an excellent way to present a clean, spotless home. While that is certainly important to vacuum your carpets regularly, vacuuming on it's own is not enough to get rid of the grime and dirt that will get tracked in the home. This could be particularly true for homeowners with pets and kids. With time, your carpets may start to appear grubby. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that will provide a deep clean for your carpets, leaving them bright and clean. As well as the beauty of professionally cleaned carpets, it can also help to sanitize your home, freeing it of undesirable bacteria and germs. If you are planning to possess a home that isn't only clean but hygienic too, then think about Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning package. With the use of products specifically made to eliminate germs and bacteria, you can rest assured that the home will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

This is also a big benefit for individuals who have problems with allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning can help reduce the things that trigger allergies from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen and much more in your home. Additionally, a specialist cleaning is very effective at eliminating spills and unwelcome odors. If you are wanting to entertain this holiday season, you don’t wish to be embarrassed by unattractive stains or agonizing odors. With the assistance of Chem-Dry professionals, you'll be able to welcome guests and start feeling confident that your particular carpets will look and smell their best. This holiday season, buy the gift of a clean and beautiful home from Chem-Dry. Not only will you be experiencing and enjoying the advantages of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you will be making an effort to boost the life and excellence of your carpets. After all, there's no place like home for the holidays!


Call Zachary's Chem-Dry for all your Holiday cleaning needs!


The Scariest, Dirtiest Things At Your Residencehappy halloween blog

BOO! Halloween is here and while your watching scary movies and getting ready for trick or treaters, it may seem that there is practically nothing that may scare you! WRONG! There are scary things hiding around your home which you have not even considered plus they are much more intimidating than any scary Halloween movie! We're counting down the most terrifying, grossest things in your house and what you can do to avoid or help your home stay clean!

Pillows You may think that your bed is really a safe, comfy place to sleep, but there are dust mites that feed off your dead skin flakes. Gross! It is suggested that you ought to change your pillow every 18 months to 2 years. That doesn't mean to put it in the guest room, it means dump it!

Reusable Shopping Bags This can be one that you never imagine but there are millions of germs, bacteria and also E Coli crawling around within the fabric. Disgusting! So to assist in keeping bacteria and cross contamination at a minimum, make certain you are laundering them in sizzling hot water and detergent. Also, make certain you are keeping bags separated from the ones that carry fresh produce and ones that hold meats.

Steering Wheel This particular item most likely are not inside your home, but certainly in your garage and is generally tracked straight into your house. The steering wheel is coated in bacteria and can be worse than the usual toilet seat (eew!) should you not disinfect it regularly. One or more times per month, wipe down your car or truck with disinfecting wipes and vacuum it out too.

Window and Door Tracks If you have ever checked out your windows and have noticed how gross they can get, you can also observe how much dust collects there. Dust can cause allergic reactions, sniffling and sneezing! Aachoo! To clean these up be sure that you vacuum your tracks and after that work with a tooth brush and cleaning soap to scrub out the gunk!

Light Switches Walking into and out of the restroom and kitchen area, turning on and off lights, you don't ever understand exactly how much you touch the switches. Mix one portion rubbing alcohol and one portion water and wipe down each individual switch and door knob while your at it! Most of these things are easy to clean and can make a massive difference in the cleanliness of your home. Take these simple actions to clean and disinfect your home!

Happy Halloween from Zachary's Chem-Dry!


Maintaining Your House Clean with Pets
We know that pet lovers are invariably looking for ways to keep their home smelling clean and fresh, however your pursuit is now over. While pets give us a lot of company, they may also provide our home with undesirable odors. One of the better ways to conserve a clean and fresh house is to preserve your floors and carpets clean. Routine mopping and vacuuming is obviously crucial, however it is insufficient when dealing with pet odors. The oils and fur from the pet’s skin can sink into deep within the carpet fibers, which makes it challenging for vacuuming alone to shed the smells. It is highly recommended to have your carpets cleaned by professionals on a routine basis to help get rid of these undesirable odors. When choosing the right carpet cleaner for your residence, be sure to take your pet’s safety into consideration. Anyone wouldn’t think of feeding your four-legged friend food that has been contaminated or cleaning them with soaps that contain unsafe chemicals, so just why clean your carpets with soaps that include these same contaminants? The family pet probably spends much of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you'll be able to feel better about.
Green Cleaning Methods for Your Home
You'll find professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that supply “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. Not only does this technique provide a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses all natural products straight from Mother Nature Herself which are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. There is no need to stress that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and overall health. Instead, you are able to relax realizing that your carpets have been cleaned with a product which is safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly. If your pet wants to relax on the furniture, there are natural products that may be used to safely clean your upholstery too. The health and safety of your family plus your pets is priceless. Please don't risk it by using harsh cleaning products at your residence. You can achieve the results you would like without the risk by staying with all natural cleaning products that are nontoxic. You won't just have a fresh new, clean home…but more to the point you will have a healthy home. That’s one thing to be satisfied with!
Call Zachary's Chem-Dry to get your carpets and upholstery cleaning done! Keep your pets paws off your clean couches and carpet.

Back To School Activities
School is back in session and the kids are no longer you driving you crazy at home. Although with back to school comes, back to activities for your children. Whether it be football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or something else, you schedule is full of going from here to there everyday! We know how hard of a hassle it is looking to get the kids out the front doorpunctually and remembering all their equipment. Don’t allow this to get to you or your home. We've got sometips of keeping your kid’s sports off the carpet and into the correct place. Maintain your carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Create a “Drop Space”
cleaning tipsWhether you have a mud room, garage or entry way, come up with a designated spot or basket for your childrento seteach of theirsports gear into whenever theygo back homecoming from all their practices. This teaches them to put things away in an tidyfashion. This particular helps when you find yourself late to practice and can’t seem to locate one cleat or that particular baseball glove. You'll be awarethat it's there and you also won’t be asking your kidsone hundred times where they left it. It will keep your stressful days less stressful to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will remain looking fresh without all of the dirt and grim being draggedall over them.
2. Make Your Kids Help
We all know that some children feel qualified to receive everything and here is a way to ease them in to thereal life and help in your home too. Sustaining a clean, neat house ought to be a family affair. So don’t bear the responsibility of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting without help? Delegating small tasks to each member of your family is really a win/win, as it allows the childrento be aware of responsibility and whatbeing a team player is all about! The childrenwill also appreciate you more, because they realize how hard itsto keepyour home looking in good shape.
3. Get Ready for Tomorrow
Our last tip is to have the kidsget ready forday after today after dinner and homework are finished. Assist them toorganize their next outfit all the way down to the shoes. Make sure thatall theirsports gearis prepared to go and absolutely nothing is missing. This takes the anxietyamount ofearly morning way down and it can help youknow thatyour kids have everything that they need for the following day. Also, because they won’t be running into and out ofthe houseto obtainforgotten items it's going tosave your carpet from more dirt and grim.
We understandthiscan be ademanding time and we here at Zachary's Chem-Dry want to help you and your household. Call todayto really get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and you will be glad that you did. Happy Back to School!

Summer Cleaning Schedule

Regardless of whether you live with your significant other, or you run a busy household of kids and pets, it’s challenging to keep your place clean. The truth is, it can seem like a hopeless feat with beds which need to be made, floors that need to be mopped and dishes that ought to be done! Exactly why are you doing all the work yourself? Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a few quick and simple steps-no ‘period of adjustment’ required.

Toddlers Can Clean Too

It is never to early to give your children responsibilities. Even if it just picking up one toy or shutting a drawer. No matter how quiet and serene or loud and hectic your house may be, the same rule applies: if you have a heathy home, you have a happy home. When you've got toddlers to clean up after, bedrooms can get messy and shared living spaces (living room, dining room, common area) can look like a disaster. Do you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmania devil? Great! Use it to your benefit! Teach them to be accountable for one small chore, such as tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after having fun with them. Just implementing a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis, and you’ll notice the time it saves you.

Have a Reward System

Whatever age you may be, everyone could use a reason to stay on track. Head to your local school supply store and buy some markers, stickers and a large sheet of cardboard or whiteboard or print this chart for each one of your family members. On Sunday make a list of the chores each week that you needs to be done before play time or hanging out with friends. Just be sure to keep the chores age appropriate. In the end, you want each child to feel good about themselves, not frustrated because the task at hand is too challenging to complete. Together, think of a reward for a week’s worth of chores accomplished. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite ice cream shoppe? Or, would everyone enjoy a round of miniature golf? Or, a night at the park with the whole family? Implement an incentive that will motivate your family to do a great job taking care of their personal belongings, and you’ll have a family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes happy memories, together! 

All this cleaning with keep your house looking clean and fresh, but when you want a really deep clean, call Zachary's Chem-Dry to clean your carpets and upholstery items!


Summertime FUN! getting out paint in your carpet

It is summer and the youngsters are out of school, which means lots and lots of messes. Being artistic is a talent, but when your child draws his latest masterpiece on your carpets, it can be a detriment. Some stains take time and effort to remove from carpets fibers, although some are relatively easy. If you have the occasional paint spill from your child’s artwork project, here’s some good news: paint is easier to remove than many other stains and spills out there. Here’s how to fix those paint and crayon spills to help make your carpets like new again:

Tricks for Treating Wet Paint

The overall principle for do-it-yourself stain removal is never to scrub, but to soak up its moisture (and with as much patience as possible!) The same approach comes into play when your child has scribbled their “artwork” on your beautiful living room carpet. Witnessing the splatter of a palate of finger paints can work you into a craze, but instead, run to the paper towels and calmly begin soaking up the maximum amount of paint as you can. Many people make the mistake of ‘blotting’ paint or another substance that has started to soak into their carpets fibers. This process can actually make things worse; instead, lay dry paper towels over the wet paint and give it a couple of seconds to soak up as much liquid as possible. Repeat until there’s no more moisture left. At this point, you’ll have removed the majority of the paint. What’s left will be some dry paint. Leave the remaining steps until the next morning!

How to Remove Dry Paint

There are numerous options you have to remove dry paint, and both require a razor or knife. Choose nail polish remover or WD-40-both work well as a ‘quick fix’ and get the job done until your professional cleaners can come in and thoroughly clean your carpet stains and spills.

• If you’re using nail polish remover…this do-it-yourself remedy is quick and fool proof. Lather up your nail polish brush into the solution and start to apply it onto your carpet. Working with a simple brushing motion (similar to how you’d brush nail color onto your nails) dab it with a fresh coat every other minute or so. The color of the paint will start to fade, and once it does, you can start to dab the affected region with some cold water and a rag. Vacuum your carpet as a last step, and if the stain hasn’t gone away, contact your trustworthy cleaning professional to discuss stain removal options.

wet paint in carpet• If you’re using WD-40…consider it a smart tool to have on hand in order to remove dried paint from the fibers of your carpet. It comes in the form of a spray lubricant and is excellent at breaking down certain spills such as paint. Generously spray the affected region of your carpet with WD-40 and let it sit for up to 25 minutes. Take a rag, and scrub the paint until you begin to see it come off in bits and pieces onto your rag. Scrub vigorously, and continue to do so until it’s come off on both sides of your rag, leaving very little residue on your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum your carpet, and if a stain persists, contact your local Zachary's Chem-Dry professional to effectively get the job done for you.

Happy, healthy and clean carpets are what you deserve…despite how cute that little Picasso of yours may be as he paints them to his heart’s content!


Allergy Awareness Month

There are 1 in 5 Americans that suffer from allergies and there are over 24 million people that have to deal with asthma. Chem-Dry wants to help you improve the quality of living healthy and found just the way to do that. Clean with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) and you will see and feel an improvement in your home. An average of 98% of common household allergens will be removed when we clean with our HCE.

If this isn’t clean enough for you, follow these tips and you will be feeling extra clean and allergy free!

Clear the clutter: Clean off the stack of mail and bills from your counter. They also collect dust and other particle irritants on your desk. Take some time each week or day to straighten up your desk area by recycling unnecessary mail or bills. Even better – go paperless.

Add an air purifier: To keep the air in your home free of dust particles and allergens, try using an air purifier. The elderly and young children are prone to allergies because of their weaker body systems. Air purifiers provide cleaner air for them and improve their breathing.

No breezes: Make sure that your indoor air is kept free of outdoor air and allergens by closing your windows and shutting your doors when pollen counts are high! Also, make sure that add and constantly change out your air filters on your furnace and air conditioning units.



Living with your pet and their mess!

Pets are just like family and most of them spend their day roaming the house. Once an accident has happened, it is crucial that it be cleaned up as soon as possible. The more time a soiled area is left unattended, the more challenging it becomes to eliminate the stain and odor in the end.

dog urine removalSo what should you do if you find yourself in this predicament? Well, if the urine stain is still wet, it is essential to soak up as much of the urine as possible by blotting it up with a white towel. Once the urine has dried out, it will become much harder to remove the odor. The place should be extensively cleaned in advance allowing it to dry. If it is already dry, then give us a call here at Zachary's Chem-Dry and we can come and evaluate and clean it.

Tip: A good option for cleaning fresh pet urine spots is Chem-Dry’s Pet Odor Remover. Ask us how to get this product at your next cleaning or call today to get yourself a bottle. It’s uniquely formulated to lift and neutralize fresh, minor pet urine odors in carpets. But it’s most effective when you are able treat urine deposits immediately.


Home Health Study

Carpets in addition to area rugs and upholstered furniture behave as giantfilters, trapping allergens and bacteria and keeping them right out of the air we breathe. But, much like an air filter, carpets grow to be full as time passes and ought to be properly cleaned to be most beneficial at trapping particles when they settle from the air. Getting your carpets cleaned by Zachary's Chem-Dry will keep your carpets clean and you will enjoy the fresh scent of them after they have been clean by us.

This is particularly necessary for the 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) coping with allergies or asthma. You can ensure healthier indoor air at your residence by maintaining your carpets clean and in good shape through frequent vacuuming and getting your carpets, rugs and upholstery cleaned by professionals every 3 - 4 months to free your household of typical allergens and bacteria.

Are you due for a cleaning from Chem-Dry? We know that 3 - 4 months comes quickly, so schedule reoccurring appointments for the whole year and don’t worry about it. We will show up to clean and you can be on your way with your busy life!


Valetine's Day 

Valentine’s Day is already here! Are you ready to spoil your partner with chocolate and gifts? If not, we have a perfect gift for you to give your love! Whether you will be out on the town or spending the evening at home with your darling, making your home look and feel clean is what you need. A clean home is fundamental when entertaining guests or trying to impress that special someone. Zachary's Chem-Dry offers the cleanest and greenest carpet cleaning around. We are also affordable and have the fastest dry times!

valentines specials zacharys chemdry

You won’t have to spend time being off the carpeted areas or the couches, because with Chem-Dry our process allows much faster dry times than other steam cleaners. So call us today to get your appointment scheduled to give to you loved one for Valentine’s Day!


Are you Ready for 2015?

Here are some cleaning tips that will help keep your home healthy and happy in 2015.

1. Use door mats and small area rugs in your entry way. Where ever there is a door from the outside, there needs to be a place for people to wipe the bottom of their shoes off. If you can prevent the traffic areas from getting more dirt and grim, the cleaner your home will look.

2. Sanitize the touchy areas of your home. Those doorknobs, light switches and fridge door handle, get a lot of use during the day. Make sure that you aresanitizing these items at least once a week, if not more. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer by the door and make those who enter wash up. Kick those germs before they even enter your home!

3. Have a “landing place” for when you get home. Set up an area by your door for items coming into your home everyday. Instead of setting your coat on a chair and the mail on the counter, have a designated aree with table and hooks for it all when you walk in. This will help keep items in one place and you will always know where your keys are at!

Follow these 3 easy steps and you will find yourself in a cleaner and healthier home. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful 2015!



Chem-Dry uses a Green Certified process that is safe for your family. So on Christmas morning you won't have to worry about the germs that are in your carpets and furniture. We know that you are busy wrapping presents, being with your family, and eating all the yummy Holiday treats, so let Zachary's Chem-Dry take care of the cleaning. We use a lot less water than those other steam cleaners which allow the dry times to be quick. This quick dry time doesn't allow time for mold and mildew to grow on your precious carpets. Give us a call before it is too late at 904.620.731. Incase you didn't know...the HOLIDAYS are here!!!

We know that this is what you do when you get your carpets cleaned by Zachary's Chem-Dry!


Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning with Chem-Dry

Rely on us to clean and refresh the look of your floors, countertops, showers, patios and foyers. Our professional technicians use specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment to remove dirt and grime that has built up over the years. Stop spending hours on your knees scrubbing and cleaning. Allow us to renew the shine to your tile, stone and grout throughout your home or business.

Keep Germs Out By Sealing Your Grout

As a part of every cleaning, your certified Chem-Dry professional will apply a coat of durable sealant to your grout. When our trained staff applies the sealant, a barrier is created, minimizing the amount of dirt that is able to seep into the grout pores. This helps your grout stay cleaner, longer and maintenance is simple because dirt doesn't penetrate deep into the cracks.

Tile Cleaned By Chem-Dry Looks Better and Lasts Longer

It is recommended that your tile, stone and grout be cleaned every 12-18 months to ensure long-lasting protection. Sparkling, clean, sanitized tile and stone looks better and is healthier for people and pets. Chem-Dry's service is perfect for many varieties of tile and stone such as Saltillo, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite and travertine. Also ask about our grout color restoration service to rejuvenate existing grout joints.

posted 11/16/2014

 Spot Removal Steps from Zachary's Chem-Dry

1. Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

2. Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper toweling (no printing).

3. Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully.

4. Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.

5. Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.

6. Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Repeat if necessary.

7. Continue using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions if the first solution removes the spill.

8. Be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. Do not continue to step 9 until the stain has been completely removed.

9. Rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not completely removed.

10. Apply a one-half inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed. A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to accelerate drying time.

For more detailed information on a specific spill, please call Zachary's Chem-Dry at (904)620-7310 to see if we can help. Many fiber manufacturers also provide a toll-free cleaning assistance and advice. Have your carpets professional cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.

posted 9/13/2014



Even though kids and pets track dirt and mud into the home regularly throughout the year, this is especially true during the summer months. Fortunately, the mess once again becomes manageable when school finally starts. In the stress of going back to school, it’s easy to forget about the mess summer has left behind – so let us worry about that. 

The exceptional carpet cleaning solution supplied by Chem-Dry allows us to clean deeper and faster than any other company. While steam cleaners use gallons of water and high pressure to drive dirt and moisture down into your carpet, creating a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria, Chem-Dry's unique method uses carbonation to lift dirt up out of your carpet to remove it completely with hot water rather than just hiding the mess. Because minimal water is used, not only does it prevent mold and mildew – it also allows your carpets to dry within hours instead of days! Call us today for a cleaner, healthier home!

posted 8/11/2014


Sanitize to Reduce Allergens and Bacteria with Zachary's Chem-Dry


Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? Do you have children who love to roll around and play on the carpet? Unfortunately, carpets absorb and collect common allergens, dust,  and germs that can spread illness, cause allergies and make asthma symptoms worse for you and your family. Chem-Dry professional strength Deodorizer and Sanitizer reduces tough odors and allergens, leaving your carpets clean and healthy and your family safer.

  • Sanitizes home to eliminate unhealthy bacteria that can spread illness

  • Reduces common allergens from dust mites, pests, pet dander, mold, pollen and more

  • Special deodorizer reaches odors absorbed in your carpets so they aren’t just masked – they’re eliminated

Call Zachary's Chem-Dry and ask about how we can revitalize your home's carpets for a longer lasting, healthier clean with our basic, protectant or healthy home cleaning for your carpets today at (904)620-7310.

Posted 7/13/2014

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

 Zachary's Chem-Dry wants your commercial carpet cleaning business, and will make you three promises should you privilege us with the opportunity to provide our services for your facility. First, We will supply your company with the highest quality cleaning method made available through science and technology. Second, service will be provided with an absolute unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction. Third, whether we service one location or several, you and your employees will always be treated as if you are our single most important customer and partner.

Chem-Dry, carpet-cleaning specialists who have led the industry for over 35 years, have provided a superior carpet cleaning method to steam cleaning. Through chemistry, we’ve created a proprietary, non-toxic cleaning solution that cleans carpets naturally and effectively. Its drier, cleaner and healthier compared to steam or shampoo.

The Chem-Dry Advantage:


  • Superior cleaning technology using our proprietary non-toxic system
  • Green Certified
  • Low moisture – Dries in 1 to 2 hours, which helps you get back to business and prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming
  • Safe, hypoallergenic, non-toxic cleaning solutions
  • Leaves no sticky or dirt attracting residue
  • Actually refreshes carpet fibers, so carpets look & smell better and wear longer


So, if you (or your managers) are tired of waiting for your carpets to dry, and would prefer they be cleaned more effectively by expert carpet technicians, we would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss with you a carpet cleaning program for your company. Your call will certainly be welcomed at Zachary's Chem-Dry should you need additional information.

 Posted 6/13/2014

Scheduling an Appointment?

Here are a few tips to help prepare for your Professional Carpet Cleaning appointment with Zachary's Chem-Dry. 

  • Driveway - Please give our Chem-Dry Van access to your home in the driveway closest to the entry you want us to use.

  • We Can Move - upholstered furniture like sofas, loveseats, large chairs when possible. We will safely clean around everything else, like beds, dressers, computers, entertainment centers and fragile items.

  • Please Move in Advance - all the small items like knick-knacks, plants, toys, small tables, dining room chairs, breakables, or take off items of furniture that we will be moving then moving back. Please have all cords to electronics tucked away. Please tuck bed skirts and lift drapes so we can clean up to and under by hand. We will be cleaning every little detail we can in your home.

  • We Vacuum - all areas we are going to clean.

  • Please put all animals away in a safe place while we are cleaning with large equipment.

  • Pre-Inspection - Please let your Carpet Care Technician know of any spots, stains or areas of concern. They may require special cleaning techniques.

  • Reschedule or Cancellations - Please give at least 24 hours’ notice. Last minute cancellations hurt your Carpet Care Technician dearly.  He has you reserved so no one else can have that time slot.

  • posted 5/15/2014