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The Holiday Party Cleaning Checklist - November 8, 2017

"Is it your turn to host the big holiday event this year? Whether it’s Thanksgiving dinner for all your extended family or a Christmas Party for coworkers and friends you know that a clean home is your first priority..."

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13 Spooky Good Cleaning Tips - October 5, 2017

"As Halloween approaches, people all around the US are reflecting upon what creepy costumes and outrageous decorations they can use the holiday. However, have you given a thought to all of the stomach-churning messes in your home? We have! So..."

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Back To School Tips - August 4, 2017

"As summer comes to and end and the back-to-school season approaches, it can be hard to get back into the swing of all things school. With a new school year comes....."

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Allergens In The Home - May 3, 2017

"Did you know that allergens are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S.? Many Americans suffer from allergies during the Spring season, and one of the number one places allergens hide is....."

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Spring Cleaning Hot Spots - April 11, 2017

"Did you know that Americans spending approximately 90 percent of their time indoors? With that being said, spring cleaning becomes even more essential to create a safe and healthy living space. Spring cleaning can be quite a daunting task with the amount of cleaning there is to be done...."

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When and How to Clean Your Refrigerator - April 1, 2017

Refrigerators are some of the most heavily used household electronics. This, therefore, makes them an important area to focus on during your regular cleaning of the kitchen. They house both raw and cooked foods, drinks and condiments and therefore need to be kept clean to reduce chances of food poisoning. Clean your refrigerator at least quarterly to ensure you get rid of any empty bottles and containers that could be hiding in there. It also allows for you to check for any expired foods that could still be stored.

How To Clean Your Refrigerator

  • Remove All Foods
  • Remove all foods from the fridge and place them on a table or counter. Make sure you have enough space to spread out all the food to allow you to sort it out. Be sure to not leave the food out for too long especially on warm days as some foods cannot stay out that long without getting spoiled.
  • Throw Away Anything Old or Unused
  • Check for foods whose expiration date has passed and throw them out. Also throw away foods that you may not be consuming anytime soon. This quarterly cleaning helps with removing foods long forgotten about.
  • Clean The Shelves And Drawers
  • To make sure you get to clean out all corners of the fridge thoroughly, you can remove the shelves drawers, and any other removable surfaces to allow easy access and soak these in a mixture of warm water and baking soda.
  • Wipe Down Everything
  • Wipe up any spillage and deodorize using a mixture of baking soda or vinegar and some warm water. Use a microfiber quality cloth or a good quality sponge. Avoid using chemicals when cleaning. When such strong cleaning agents come into contact with food, they could cause illnesses. Be sure to clean the doors and edges as well getting rid of stubborn stains and sticky fingerprints.
  • Keep It Dry
  • Dry off the shelves and drawers using a clean cloth and wipe off any excess water left before placing things back into the fridge. Wipe off all jars and bottles that contain food before placing them back in the refrigerator. Be sure to counter-check the expiration dates for the foods and condiments being stored.
  • Leftover Storage
  • Always keep your leftovers in airtight containers to prevent any odors. Keep your greens fresh by washing and drying, and wrapping them in paper towels before storage to prevent wilting. Keep checking on your foods and be sure to throw out any expired products. Eliminate odors by using baking soda, coffee grounds or activate charcoal spread on a tray.

Don’t forget to clean your refrigerator, and don’t forget to clean your carpets too! Manufacturers recommend professional carpet cleaning once a year.
When it comes time to clean your carpet, call Northern Utah Chem-Dry at (435) 752-6100. We offer carpet cleaning that is eco-friendly and healthy for your home.

Preparing for a Power Outage - March 31, 2017

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Power outages are never fun. When preparing for a power outage, your mind may turn to needing candles, a flashlight, and how to keep your ice cream from melting. But have you ever considered what might happen to your sump pump during a power outage? What about the rest of your appliances? Find out how to ensure your sump pump has backup power, what to do when your sump pump fails and other helpful tips to prepare for a power outage.

What Causes Power Outages?
First, what causes power outages? Most people immediately assume power outages are caused by storms, and in many cases, that is true. Lightning can hit trees, which then fall on the electrical equipment. Or lightning can strike the equipment directly. High winds and ice (especially when you combine the two) can also bring down power lines and poles.
But there are other factors as well. For example, animals. Squirrels, birds, and even snakes that are looking for warmth or food can run afoul of transformers and fuses. Tree limbs often come in contact with poles and power lines, despite the electrical company’s best efforts to keep them pruned back. Construction equipment can inadvertently damage electrical equipment. Finally, electrical equipment can fail simply from old age.
Whatever the reason for an outage, it has repercussions for anything in your home that runs on electricity, including your sump pump. If you have a sump pump, it’s probably not something you think about very often. However, that could change if it stops working!

How Does a Sump Pump Work?
Sump pumps sit in a sump pit, which is usually installed at the lowest point of your basement. Water that makes its way into your home’s foundation is diverted into a drain system that surrounds the basement perimeter. That water drains into the sump pump pit, where the sump pump, triggered by a float switch, removes the water by pumping it into a storm drain, retention pond, or dry well.

Keeping Your Sump Pump Running
Many sump pumps work off of your home’s electrical system, which is why power outages may cause your sump pump to fail. If there are heavy rains in your area, that’s exactly when you need that water pumped out of your home to avoid water damage! That’s why many also have a battery backup for your sump pump to make sure the pump keeps running even if your power is out. In addition to battery sump pump backups, some pumps also have water-powered backup systems that use your home’s water supply to remove water from the sump pit.

Sump Pump Maintenance
Be proactive; you don’t want to be in the middle of a storm wondering if your basement will flood and your home will suffer water damage. Check your sump pump regularly. This is easy to do; all it takes is a bucket of water. Pour the water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on and drain the water from the sump pit. This is also a good time to check the sump pit. Clean out any dirt or debris that could cause blockage.

What Happens if your Sump Pump Fails?
If the worst happens and you get water in your basement, you need to act fast. Here are the critical first steps you should take if you find that your sump pump is no longer working after a power outage: Call Northern Utah Chem Dry to Get on the schedule for numbers 3 on in the check list. 435-752-6100.

Unplug any electronics.
Remove furniture to a dry spot as soon as possible.
Pull up any carpets and padding.
Use towels or a mop to soak up water.
A wet/dry vacuum can be useful, but be sure that any outlet you use is well away from any water.
Use fans and dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of your basement, and, if weather allows, open up your windows.

Power Outage Checklist
If you’re experiencing a power outage—or concerned that one may be on the way—use this checklist to better prepare you and your family.
Reset clocks and alarms.
Don’t plug appliances back in immediately; wait at least 10-15 minutes for power to stabilize.
Check food, and throw out any perishable items that may have thawed.


Daylight Savings - March 15, 2017

It's that time of year to spring forward! Here at Northern Utah Chem-Dry, we complied a list of helpful to-dos that we think would fit along great with each Daylight Savings switch. Not to mention, it would give you a leg up on your Spring cleaning this year. Try them out, and let us know how they've changed your life for the better!

Don't forget to call us for all of your carpet, upholstery, tile, and rug cleaning needs!

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Cleaning Up For Company - November 4, 2016

There is so much to accomplish in advance of the big holiday at the end of this month. Cleaning your residence might be last on your list of preparations. But there is a lot to be done! You will want to dust, vaccum, deep clean the bathrooms, prepare those extra bedrooms for your loved ones, give your kitchen some much needed love, and so much more. A lot of the time, getting your carpets deep cleaned gets forgotten in the havoc that is preparing for company to come over for the holidays. Don't forget about your carpets this year. It'll leave your home feeling fresh, like it never has before! Feel at ease this holiday season, let us do all of your tough cleaning.

 

 

Don't worry, though! There is still plenty of time. Get your deep clean done now. Give us a call for all of your carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning needs! 

Northern Utah Chem-Dry | (435)752-6100


A Spooky Good Clean - October 8, 2016

We go throughout our lives knowing that we need to be regularly cleaning things such as our toilets and sinks, but what about all of the other things in our house that are regularly neglected? The following items need a spooky good cleaning in your home this Halloween season.

Your Mattress
After a long day at work, you can’t wait to crawl into bed and enjoy your favorite TV show. Then you remember what your local Chem-Dry told you about your mattress. Your mattress is filled with pounds of dead skin, gallons of sweat, and millions of dust mites. Sounds like a nightmare doesn’t it?

Your Carpet
If you aren’t getting your carpet regularly cleaned, you should. Your carpet is a magnet for hair, dust, pet fur, dead skin cells, allergens, and so much more. Not only that, if you aren’t getting your carpet professionally cleaned, you have the potential of mold collecting underneath that soft cushioning underneath your feet. Also, your carpet contains 4,000 times more bacteria than your toilet. Think about that disturbing fact next time you’re lying on your carpet.

Your Remote Control
We bet you didn’t know that the thing that you touch multiple times a day is one of the dirtiest items in your house. Your remote is sneezed on, spilled on, and covered with spills and messes daily. It give us the heebie-jeebies just thinking about all of the bacteria that accumulates on your TV remote daily.

Your Couches
We eat, we lounge, we watch TV, and so much more on our couches, but couches are known for their disgusting manner. There’s crumbs and change in the cracks, there’s bacteria on your couch (just as much as what is on your toilet seat), and disease causing bacteria survives on soft surfaces for 24 hours. Do yourself a favor, get your couches professionally cleaned before it’s too late!

Your Kitchen Sponge
Just like it was mentioned in some of our other items on this list, your kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat. We are washing our dishes with something that is dirtier than our toilet? Not to mention that some organisms from our food get lodged into the nooks and crannies of our, so called, cleaning device. Now that is eerie.
Don’t let the inside of your home be as spooky as the decorations outside it.

Happy Halloween from Northern Utah Chem-Dry!


Chem-Dry Cares - September 7, 2016

Chem-Dry is faithful to helping families maintain a happy, healthy home. That devotion stretches to all family members, including pets. Chem-Dry is proud to provide an assortment of excellent cleaning services - including our cutting edge Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) - that assist pet owners maintain a clean, risk-free and healthy home equally for their two-legged and their four-legged loved ones.
As an expansion to this commitment, Chem-Dry is raising finances for Best Friends Animal Society® to encourage pet adoption and support no-kill animal shelters all around the country.

Every day, over 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters around the United States because they don’t have a home. This sad truth can be beat by helping people to adopt pets and by making use of spay/neuter programs that reduce the number of animals going into shelters.

Best Friends Animal Society has been creating helpful programs to protect animals for more than 30 years. Before they began, practically 17 million animals were killed in shelters yearly. Currently, that quantity is down to around 4 million. Best Friends is fully commited to spending so much time every single day up to the point that number is a zero. To know more with regards to Best Friends Animal Society click here.

Please make sure to join us in assisting this worthwhile and essential cause. Your charitable contributions go directly to Best Friends Animal Society® and their SaveThem All® network of over 1,500 no-kill shelters across the country.

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Back to School - August 3, 2016

It’s time to get your carpets cleansed due to the fact it’s time to go back to school. What does school have to do with carpets you question? Well the response might stun you. The carpets in your house behave as large air filters that catch dust and bacteria which were at some point hanging in the air close to you. In fact, independent studies indicate that the air within your home can be 10 times more infected with allergens and bacteria than the air just outside your doors. When you clean your carpets you clean a large filter that can now go to work once again reeling in those small bugs you don’t need hanging all around this time of year.

Our carpet cleaning procedure uses natural green accredited items that when used with our sanitizers can eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria and 98% of allergens. Considering back to school time generally means kids brining home bugs they grabbed from peers, doesn’t it make good sense to clean the largest air filters in your home, your carpets?

We realize you want a healthy home and can help you accomplish that by using our hot carbonating extraction system to clean your carpets, upholstery and more. This process uses the power of carbonation to raise dirt, allergens, dust mites, bacteria, and much more from the carpet fibers and we use much less water than our competition leaving your carpets cleaner, dryer and healthier.

Supply your children, and family, the most effective chance to stay secure this back to school season with Northern Utah Chem-Dry.


Moving Out? - June 2, 2016

Moving out can be one frustrating project. Between packing, cleaning and boxing up your property, moving might bring about massive stress in your life. We decided to create this blog to help take a bit of your moving burdons off of your shoulders.

 

packing up your belongings could be a excursion down memory lane or a excursion down stressful street. We are expecting that the following recommendations will lead the way for memory lane. To begin with, have a yard sale to be freed from of all of your abandoned or unnecessary items. Yes, that includes the shirt in the rear of your closet that you haven't put on in two years. The less you need to pack, the better! Next, color coordinate your boxes with duct tape. This way you can effortlessly find what boxes go to what room. Third, shop for and sell moving resources on Craigslist or your local classifieds. Saving money is always a fantastic thing! Finally, pack smaller sized items in larger sized ones to help you save space!

 

Once you've boxed up your belongings, the real fun begins - cleaning. What your property managers would like you to realize is that they like you to leave your rental spotless. That includes the basebords, outside and inside of the refridgerator, behind the refridgerator, the interior and exterior of the windows really should be washed, and much much more. However, many people are not aware that landlords expect to have all of the carpets in your rental to be skillfully cleaned. Remember to schedule an appointment with a professional carpet cleaner, like us, four weeks prior to your move-out date!

Below is a totally free printable checklist to help organize the mania that is moving out!


Tips to Get Rid of Pesky Spots - May 4, 2016

Whether it's dribbles or downright disasters, food and beverage discolorations truly are a element of everybody's life. Having said that, there is no need to be bogged down with them forever. You have come to the right place if you're looking for invaluable tips on how to eliminate of life's bothersome spots. Directly below we touch on several basic steps on treating these hideous spots in your home. Don't forget, though, that a couple of life's tough stains may demand a Specialty Stain Removal examination from us, your local Chem-Dry carpet and upholstery cleaner.
1. Act quickly - the more time the stain sits, the more it sets.
2. Blot, scratch, or brush the stain. NEVER rub it in.
3. Work from the outside of the stain in. This can keep the stain from dispersing.
4. Realize what type of stain you are working with, so you can select the right type of cleaner to do away with it.

   


5. Call us for expert stain and spot removal if the above efforts are not successful.

* For water based stains use Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Remover
* For oil based stains use Chem-Dry's Grease and Oil Remover


Six Spring Cleaning Tips - April 5, 2016

Spring is the time of year that brings April showers and May flowers! Together with the change in climate, this season triggers a whole beast of it's own - Spring cleaning. At Chem-Dry we know that Spring cleaning can be a frustrating job, but we are here to present you with a few pieces of advice that will make your cleaning a lot less laborious!

1. Know your allergy triggers
We all have specific microscropic debris that lead to our allergy symptoms. Some of the most familiar triggers are pet dander, tree pollen, mold spores, and dust mites. Once you find out what your allergy triggers are, guide your Spring cleaning towards getting rid of those nuisance particles!

2. Get rid of standing water sources
Not only are standing water sources a breeding ground for mosquitos, but it is also a breeding ground for molds - one of the most common allergy triggers! Be sure to pour out any standing water you have surrounding your house during your Spring cleaning cleanse.

3. Don't just move dust around - trap it
If you're using a feather duster to do the dusting around your home, you may want to change your method of dusting. Feather dusters don't actually dispose of the unwanted dust on the surfaces in your house, they just move the dust around. Instead of using that method of dusting, try using a moist washcloth or papertowel. They will actually trap the unhealthy dust, instead of just moving it around.

4. Keep your house cool and dry
Keeping your property at a reduced temperature and humidity will lower the chances of dust mites and mold spores making an appearance in your house this Spring.

5. Wash or replace moldy shower curtains
Make it a point this season to switch that aged moldy shower curtain that's been hanging up for ages! Our shower curtains are a breeding ground for mold. Not to mention that the mold can journey to other parts of our home in the warmer months of the year!

6. Remove trapped allergens
As an element of your Spring regimen, you should be getting your carpet, upholstery, and rugs expertly cleaned. They operate as air filters in your home, so if allergens are trapped in your carpet or upholstery you're at hazard to breathing them in!

Remember these six tips and tricks from your local Chem-Dry while your doing your Spring cleaning this year, and every year after!


Happy Holidays - December 3, 2015

Here at Northern Utah Chem-Dry, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with your loved ones! We hope that it is full of laughter and happiness. Do remember to give us a call to have your home start fresh this New Year! Until then, enjoy this list of fun facts! We bet you do not know all of them!