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What’s lurking in your carpet?

Carpet often hides some of the worst allergens, germs and other hazardous particles in your home. What’s worse:  they become airborne and can negatively affect indoor air quality. Regular vacuuming can help contain these contaminants, but sometimes, a more thorough carpet cleaning is necessary to improve the air you breathe.

Everything that lands on your carpet has the potential to stay, even if it’s not an obvious stain.


Dustmites can spread disease

Dust particles, hair, mold spores and pet dander — almost invisible to the naked eye — fall off your clothing and land on your floors. Walking over carpet grinds these small particles into the fibers, often leaving a carpet that looks clean but can still harbor dirt.

Stains can be not just unsightly, but a cause of bad smells in the home. For example, stains caused from sugary drinks or pet urine can actually provide a food source for bacteria living in your carpets. They set up a life cycle that is re-ignighted every time moisture from a rainy day or wet cleaning happens.

Potential health risks from your carpet

Dirty carpets can pose a wide range of health risks. If you’ve had a flood, your carpets may have mold in them, even if you don’t see or smell it. Mold spores can cause breathing problems, sneezing and, over the long term, permanent damage to the respiratory system.

Dust mites are also a major carpet issue; these tiny bugs burrow deep into carpet fibers and eat the dead skin cells that comprise most of dust. The waste produced by these mites — up to 200 times their body weight each day — can cause allergic reactions and breathing issues.

Common bacteria found in carpet include E.coli, salmonella and staphylococcus.


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How to get rid of carpet culprits

Vacuuming is always the best first step in removing contaminants from your carpeting. If you vacuum one or two times per week, and use a newer vacuum with powerful suction and built-in HEPA filters, it will work better at pulling up dust mites, allergens and dirt.

Vacuum regularly for cleaner indoor air

Got pets? Vacuum regularly!

But even the best vacuum can’t remove everything that hides in your carpet.

To deal with the bulk of the particles, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service.  Chem-Dry companies use hot water (not steam) extraction to eliminate contaminants and remove stubborn stains. Professional carpet cleaners recommend at least one cleaning per year, but high-traffic areas might require more frequent cleanings. If you have pets and children, it may be better to clean more often and re-do the stain resistance once a year.

All-Star Chem-Dry  Kennesaw, GA

Professional Carpet, Rug, and Upholstery Cleaners

Not all Marietta and Dallas, GA, carpet cleaning companies are the same. All-Star Chem-Dry  stands out from the crowd of carpet cleaners by offering highly effective green cleaning technology, truly professional cleaning services and a reputation for excellent customer service.

Call us at 770-425-6999 for more information.


A message to our valued customers and clients:
As a small business we anticipate that some of you may have questions regarding our efforts in managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be advised that we are taking this matter very seriously. Each day and throughout we will continue to closely monitor the developments and information regarding the status of this sensitive matter.
All-Star Chem-Dry is in the business of providing healthy homes and businesses.
Our NEW MicroPro Shield™ (Disinfection with 90-Day Protection™) package is an EPA and FDA approved food grade safe application to help eliminate germs, bacteria and viruses. An SDS sheet can be provided upon request.
Please be advised that due to the nature of how the coronavirus spreads (person to person) there is no guarantee that the homes or businesses we provide a service will prevent from being infected, however our service is to assure that we are doing our part in making the spread of the coronavirus minimal. Additionally, our employees are doing their part in making sure we do what we can to minimize the risk to the spread of the coronavirus.
Daily steps we are taking:
  • All equipment is cleaned and sanitized before entering any residence or business.
  • Our trucks are cleaned with an EPA registered sanitizer / disinfectant and treated with our MicroPro Shield™.
  • Our office and shop are cleaned and sprayed with MicroPro Shield™.
  • We have provided our employees with hand sanitizer and advising them to wash their hands regularly during each day.
  • We are enforcing the training procedures to ensure all cleaning processes are implemented properly by each employee.
  • If an employee begins to feel ill in any way, they are advised to notify us and are asked not to come in for their shift until we feel the situation is safe and there is no risk to our clients and to the rest of our team.
  • We are asking those who request an appointment for services to please let us know if they or someone in their household, business etc., had suffer from any illness within the last few weeks.
As we work through this difficult time, please know that we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers, employees, and their families.
Over the last several months, there have been some stated claims with some sanitizing products by other companies that do NOT conform to product labels. If a company is offering a guarantee or residual effect from their application or processes – Ask specifically what that covers, a residual claim may not be for viruses.
We also thank you and appreciate your trust in us. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the above referenced information, please feel free to call our office at 770-443-1800. Together, we can all do our part.