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Happy New Year!

Ring in 2017 with clean carpets and furniture! The New Year is almost here and that means resolutions are right around the corner! Some people have goals to lose weight and other have organization ones. 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 Ambassador Chem-Dry to get your carpets looking sparkling clean for your guests!

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Call Ambassador Chem-Dry for all your cleaning needs for the New Year!


Holiday Spills and Stains

The in-laws and extended family will be coming in no time, the Holidays are here! Catching up with cousins and playing your favorite card game are on your list of things to do on Thanksgiving. It is also a time of "whoops" and spills. With a Holiday that has food as the "center of attention," there is bound to be a spill or two!

boy leaning over chair at the thanksgiving tableThis is when Chem-Dry can lend a helping 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. If Chem-Dry can't get the stain out, no one can! So, prepare yourself for the mess or call us after it has been made.

After the Spills

If you were slacking a little and didn't get your carpets cleaned before your Thanksgiving dinner, don't worry! 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. Chem-Dry's powerful cleaning process is so effective that it gets out most stains, but if there is a tough one, they are ready to tackle it! So don't let a greasy turkey stains or the football stampede on your carpet get you down, call Chem-Dry today!

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Get ready for the Holidays with Ambassador Chem-Dry, your house can be immaculate!


Boo!! Don't Be Scared of Dirty Carpets

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! Let Chem-Dry take care of all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs! We have got the cleaning part covered, all you have to do is worry about the party! Here are a couple of ideas to get your Halloween party started off right!

1. Spruce up your front door! Orange string lights make your house feel spooky, but also give more light for guests coming. 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.

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

pumpkin cookies3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. You'll need a treat for your family and friends as they stop by to show off their costumes. Try these Fall cookies, they are so easy it is SCARY! 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 (white, dark, or milk) chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together by hand or with a mixer. Place 1 1/2" dough balls onto a non-stick 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 an excellent treat for all the Holidays and everyday in between.

4. Craft Time. 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

All these things can 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, get a piece of yarn about 2 or 3 feet long. Take one end of the yarn and tape it to the back of the plate. Now, weave the yarn in and out of the holes, making a web looking design! 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!

Get the party started right with these great Halloween party ideas. They can even keep your kiddos away from all that candy! A good party begins with a clean house, so let Chem-Dry clean your carpets and upholstery items today! 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!

Happy Halloween from Chem-Dry! We can take care of all your carpet cleaning needs.


Curl Up on a Clean Couch

Colder weather is coming, which means that you will be inside much more. It is much easier to "take a load off" and relax when you know that your home is healthy and clean. A clean home is just one way to provide comfort and peace of mind for homeowners. One way to help ensure that your home is clean and healthy is by deodorizing and sanitizing the upholstery in your home. Your home will be left smelling clean and fresh. Our added deodorizer and sanitizer will also extend the life of your upholstery items!Upholstery Cleaning

Vacuuming is Key

Did you know that your chairs and couches trap dirt and grime, acting a lot like a filter? Many people forget or get too lazy and forget to vacuum their carpet. We admit, it is much more time consuming to vacuum upholstery than carpet! A lot of times people don't know how to properly clean their upholstery either, but have no fear; Ambassador Chem-Dry is here for you!

Cleaning and Sanitizing

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. There are many products out there that claim to clean upholstery, but when it comes to upholstery cleaning, that should be left to the trained professionals. Our trained technicians take courses and are knowledgeable in cleaning upholstery. They take the time to understand and treat each type of upholstery with the correct care. At Chem-Dry, we have special tools and machinery that clean your upholstery items while sanitizing and deodorizing. We also offer Pet Urine Odor Removal and Dust Mite Anti-Allergen, so ask your local Ambassador Chem-Dry technician today! Try our powerful sanitizer, to help keep your home free of bacteria and germs!

Call the Professionals

Ease your mind by getting your upholstery sanitized, and then curl up on your freshly cleaned couch with your family! With the help of a trained professional, this is possible. Make sure that you get your upholstery cleaned at least twice a year, along with your carpets! Keep your home and furniture healthy and protect your investments too!

Call Ambassador Chem-Dry for all your upholstery cleaning and sanitizing needs at 813-962-6214!


Back to School Carpet Cleaning

School bells are ringing and that means that your kids are going back to school soon!

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. When we say visitors, we mean dirt, allergens, bacteria, and germs! Eeew. Many people don't know that your carpet and upholstery act as a large filter for your home. They capture dust and particles that float in the air. 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. So, cleaning your upholstery and especially your carpet is like cleaning a filter in your home. back to school carpet cleaning

Cleaning Services

Our carpet cleaning process uses a natural green certified cleaning solution to clean you carpets, in fact, it is called The Natural! 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!

Getting a Healthy Home

We know that you want a healthy home for your kids to come home to and for your whole family to live in, so let Chem-Dry help you achieve that. By using our hot carbonated extraction process your carpets will get a deep clean and 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. When the carbonated solution is applied to your carpet or upholstery it will explode the dirt, grime, dust mites and grime to the surface where it more easily extracted. 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 an Ambassador Chem-Dry cleaning!


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

You won't ever have a second opportunity to make a excellent first impression. This saying rings even truer as a business owner seeking to draw in new clients and business. Having great customer support is the thing that customers are in search of, they also look at your business's cleanliness. In many cases, a customer’s very first impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility right down to the floor. It is very important to have your company looking its very best when prospective customers are walking in. It is very important 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 good attitude toward your business. All of this is very important but it's 10 times more important when you're in the food industry and own a restaurant. Be sure your company is extra clean and begin with your floors!

Regular Commercial Cleaning Appointments

The first task in creating a welcoming atmosphere for clients, that is also clean. Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free of clutter, but the flooring and upholstered items ought to be clean as well. If your company is carpeted, you ought to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Here at Ambassador Chem-Dry we suggest that your business's floors be cleaned every 3-4 months. lobby areaThese cleanings will ensure that your carpets not only look their utmost, but they are free of uncomfortable odors as well. Maintaining a fresh and clean environment starts with clean floors. Another important step to keeping your carpets clean is vacuuming them 3-4 times weekly, or more depending on the amount of traffic inside your business. If your company has ceramic floors, it too should be cleaned by professionals on a regular basis. It's also helpful to get ceramic floors waxed on on a regular basis as well. This will add a sense of sparkle and shine to the floors, which makes them appear nice and clean. As mentioned above, coordinating furnishings are another factor in a customer’s attitude toward your business. Fabric upholstery should be clean and free from any stains in order to have a professional appearance. Our cleaning services provide a variety of services to maintain upholstery looking and smelling its best. Every time a customer makes a judgment concerning your business, they're likely taking its physical appearance into consideration.

Make That Impression Good

By maintaining a clean and organized facility, you are making your business more desirable for customers. You want visitors to feel relaxed in your space because, all things considered, the longer they spend in your space the more money they are more likely to spend. The best decision you can make for your business is professional carpet and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis! Subsequently, this will likely boost customer satisfaction while increasing your customers’ eagerness to go back to your business.

Call Ambassador Chem-Dry today at 813-962-6214 to schedule your commercial cleaning services!


5 Vacuuming Tips

Vacuuming can get repetitive and boring at some point, but don’t allow this to get to you. Your carpets ought to be vacuumed at least once per week. This can help to help keep the dust and dirt out of them. Here are a few vacuuming tips which will be useful!

vacuum1. Dust it Off! Before you start vacuuming, dust your living space from the top-down. What this means is to start dusting your ceiling fan and then work your way 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, look for small pieces that may be on the floor, like bobby pins or screws. This could damage your vacuum and who wants to fix that or purchase a new one? Not us!

3. Work Backwards. Begin in the back corner of the room and work your way out from 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 after they are half-full. The vacuum becomes less efficient as the bag starts to fill up. It can also begin to leave a smell in your house if your bag becomes too full.

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

Follow these simple actions and your carpets will thank you for sure. If you wish to treat your carpets right, vacuum them a few times a week! We all know that sometimes you might forget and your carpets may look somewhat dingy, but we can help.

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


Cleaning and Protecting your Home


It may seem like a no brainer of why you ought to clean your carpets, but here are just a couple reasons why! On a daily basis you walk, lay down, and play with your children on your carpets and sofas. Despite the occasional mud and dirt you drag in, your intention is the same: the cleaner your carpets are, the healthier your house is going to be. This is the same for your upholstery items too! We understand that couches and chairs are costly, however they are a great investment that should last for years. Let us show you how you can keep your furniture looking its very best using our amazing Chem-Dry fabric protector. soda spill on carpet

Consider What You’re Dealing With

Over the months you may forget about cleaning the couches and chairs or maybe you may just think they don't need a cleaning. Well, you're wrong! A lot of people make the mistake of overlooking the upkeep needs of their furniture because they don’t think it has to be cleaned. Alternatively, they spot clean and vacuum their carpets, and commit to regularly Chem-Dry cleanings for their flooring. But did you think about the couch cushion with the set in spaghetti stain? How clean can your favorite lounge chair actually 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 as your carpet is an investment, so is your loveseat, couch and reclining chair. Do you recall when we would cover their couches with vinyl to preserve them? Nowadays, we have a significantly better way to offer protection to your furniture than uncomfortable, sticky plastic. Whether or not you’re more likely to dropping your coffee cup on your upholstery every now and then, or simply tracking in dirt from the outdoors, protectant can help you keep those undesirable 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 long lasting within your upholstery. Our Protectant allows a few more seconds so that you can grab that towel and get the stain up a little better. Ultimately, it helps save money, by easily helping you to get rid off stains every time you spill or stain your furniture.

Let the Professionals Protect Your Furniture From Tough Stains

While there are a few easy do-it-yourself fabric protectant solutions out there, getting it done correctly the first time-by experienced 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. Using a tough, stain resistant solution which is easy on the environment, your upholstery will remain cleaner longer.

Plan your appointment with Ambassador Chem-Dry today! You will be glad that you did.


Home Cleaning with 5 Natural Products

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 gives your house an eco-friendly cleaning that's powerful as well as gentle. But, this list of cleaning products don't consist of toxic vapors and harsh chemicals. Listed here are five naturally organic products that may be found in nearly every home that will a great job of cleaning without the presence of chemicals. We have rounded them up in a list for you together with the best way to clean with them!

5- Vinegar natural cleaning tips

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 discovered that the bactericidal effects of vinegar was enhanced as the solution's temperature increased, therefore emphasizing the advantage of using warm, natural cleaning solutions.

4- Salt

It can be used to clean kitchen utensils and even clearing drains. When coupled with baking soda, it can cut through grease too. Additionally, it can whiten discolored cutting boards if used with cool water as an everyday scrub as well as remove burn marks around dishware edges and stains from delicate chinaware. Salt can not only be your friend while cooking, but also help you in your cleaning tasks!?

3- Lemon Juice

In case you look at the components used in cleaners you will notice there is lemon in a number of them. Well you will find there's reason for the lemon juice! Lemon juice can wipe out 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 close 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 create a tough cleaning solution that leaves a natural-smelling scent behind in the room.

2- Cream of Tarter

Cream of tartar is a by-product as a result of the winemaking process. When wine is made, a powder develops inside the wine barrels while 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 can 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. 1. Mix equal part cream of tarter, salt and water to create a paste.
  2. 2. Rub paste on rusted pan or other item.
  3. 3. Let dry.
  4. 4. Polish with soft rag.

1- Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and offers 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 and even clean grimy ovens inside. Need an extra cleaning boost? Mix baking soda and salt with a little water to enhance that scrubbing power!

These types of cleaning products can be found in your home. These five products don't leave behind chemicals or harmful toxins for you and your family. But when it concerns cleaning your carpet, upholstery and tile, call Chem-Dry. We use a Green Certified solution to clean your carpets and upholstery. Natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning agents are far better for both you and the environment. Consider using Ambassador Chem-Dry to support the health of your loved ones.




Maintaining Your Rugs

Many individuals choose to cover high traffic parts of their carpet with throw rugs to protect the look of the carpet. Nevertheless, how do you protect the rugs from wear and tear? Even though it may seem a impossible task, you will find some great tips for keeping your rugs looking their best. Using the proper care and attention, you will be able to maintain the look of your rugs even in the high traffic areas.

Choose the Right Rug area rug on wood floor

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.

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.

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.

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 Ambassador Chem-Dry for all your area rug cleaning needs at 813-962-6214. 



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 Tampa 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, Tampa carpet cleaning by Ambassador 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 You 2016!

The new year has arrived and this means you are thinking about altering up your life-style in more than just one way. You place goals for yourself and you realize that you would like to keep them, so we have some tips to help you keep on track with your goals from your home to your health.

new years goals 2016Health/Body: We all know that you might want to get fit, tone up or set a goal to run a race but after a month or two that goal appears to get farther away. The most difficult part about getting some exercise is getting started. Just put on your gym shoes, a great start, the toughest part is over. If you just have 10 minutes, make those Ten minutes count and work your guts out and sweat hard! A different way to help your body feel good is to drink plenty of water. If you are a soft drink drinker, look for a friend and have a competition to find out who can last the longest without the need of drinking soda. It may well surprise you how a little level of competition can keep the soda away. Drink water, your body will thank you so much! Taking care of your body is essential but you may also have set a lifestyle goal. To maintain your house cleaner or to help your kids learn how to pick up after themselves might be your ultimate goal and Chem-Dry is here to help.

Home: Maintaining your house clean is difficult should there be snow or rain outside. The debris and water get tracked into your home and gets forced down 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 take off their footwear off when stepping into your home. Of course, if you already have these lines call Chem-Dry and then we can take care of them for you! A brand new year means a new you!

Adhere to your goals and you'll be glad that you did in the end. Ambassador Chem-Dry is rooting for you and can assist with your carpet cleaning needs! Give us a call today at (813) 962-6214!


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from 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. 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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Holiday Carpet Cleaning Needed?

As the holiday season approaches, many people will probably be busy with functions, decorating, shopping, and cooking. With the commotion of this busy season, it's not easy to find time for cleaning and refreshing your home. This is the best time for you to consider having your carpets cleaned by professionals. Not only will your house be fresh, clean, and prepared for entertaining, but you can leave all of the work to experts and take your time experiencing and enjoying the holidays. Having your carpets cleaned by professionals is effective for many reasons.

family over for holiday dinnerTips to keeping your house clean!

To begin with, it becomes an excellent way to present a clean, spotless home. While that is certainly important to vacuum your carpets regularly, vacuuming alone is not enough to remove the dirt and grime that gets tracked in the home. This can be very true for homeowners with pets and youngsters. Eventually, your carpets can begin to appear dingy. A professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry is equipped with special equipment and products that will supply a deep clean for the carpets, leaving them vibrant and clean. In addition to the beauty of professionally cleaned carpets, it also helps to sanitize your house, freeing it of unwanted bacteria and germs. If you are planning to have a home that isn't only clean but hygienic too, then take into account Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home cleaning bundle. With the use of products specifically designed to kill germs and bacteria, make no mistake - your home will likely be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. This is another big benefit for individuals who experience allergies, as Chem-Dry’s Healthy Home carpet cleaning could help reduce the things that trigger allergies from dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen plus more in your home.

Furthermore, a professional cleaning is especially effective at getting rid of stains and unwelcome odors. If you are wanting to entertain this holiday season, you don’t wish to be ashamed by unattractive stains or unpleasant odors. With the assistance of Chem-Dry professionals, you can welcome guests and feel 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 benefits of a fresh, clean, healthy home, but you will be helping to boost the life and excellence of your carpets. All things considered, there is no place like home for the holidays!

Call us for your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs, Ambassador Chem-Dry can clean out most stains! Call us at (813) 962-6214


Keeping The House Clean with Pets

We understand that animal owners are invariably researching ways to keep their home smelling clean and fresh, however your quest is now over. While pets provide us with a lot of lasting love, they can also provide our house with unwanted odors. One of the better ways to preserve a fresh and clean home is to keep your floors and carpets clean. Routine wetmopping and vacuuming is certainly important, it really is insufficient when dealing with pet odors. The skin oils and fur from the pet’s skin can permeate deep within your carpet fibers, making it hard for vacuuming alone to lose the odours. It is strongly suggested to have your carpets cleaned by professionals on a routine basis to help take away these unwelcome odors. When shopping for the best carpet cleaner for your home, take your pet’s health and safety into account.

Cleaning with Clean Products

An individual wouldn’t dream of serving your four-legged friend food that is contaminated or washing them with soaps which contain unsafe chemicals, so why clean your carpets with soaps which contain these same contaminants? The family pet probably spends a lot of its time curled up on your carpet, so choose a carpet cleaner that you can feel good about. You will find professional carpet cleaning services, such as Chem-Dry, that provide “green cleaning” methods for your carpet. Not only does this method offer a deep clean for your carpets, but it uses all natural products directly from Our Mother Earth which are safe and nontoxic for your family and pets. You don't have to stress that chemicals from your carpet cleaner are affecting your pet’s skin and overall wellness. Instead, you can relax knowing that your carpets are actually cleaned by using a product that is safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly. If your pet wants to relax on the pieces of furniture, additionally, there are natural products that may be used to safely clean your upholstery as well. The health and safety of your family plus your pets is priceless. Do not risk it by utilizing harsh cleaning products at your residence. It is possible to achieve the results you want 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 find a healthy home. That’s some thing to be happy with!

Call Ambassador Chem-Dry to get your appointment scheduled with us. Our number is (813) 962-6214

Dirt and Kids are Back in School

School is back in session and the kids are no longer driving you crazy in your house. However with back to school comes, back to activities for all of your children. Whether it is football, soccer, baseball, dance practice or anything else, your schedule is filled with going from this point to there everyday! We know how hard of a hassle it is hoping to get the kids out of our home punctually and remembering all of their equipment. Don’t permit this to get to you or your home. We have some helpful tips of keeping all your kid’s sports off the carpet and into the correct place. Save your valuable carpet and follow these quick steps:

1. Put together a “Drop Space”

Regardless of whether you have a mud room, garage or entry way, make a designated spot or basket for your kids to place all of their sports gear into after they go back home coming from all their practices. This shows them to put things away in an organised style. This actually also helps when you're late to practice and can’t seem to find one cleat or that particular baseball glove. You will know that it's there and you simply won’t be asking the kids hundreds of times where they left it. It will keep the stressful days less stressful to have all your kid’s stuff in one space. And your carpets will stay looking fresh without the dirt and grim being dragged all around them.

cleaning carpets back to schoool2. Make The Kids Help

We all know that some children feel entitled to everything and here is a way to ease them in to the real-world and help throughout the house too. Keeping a clean, organised house should be a family affair. So don’t bear the stress of the sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the carpets and dusting all on your own? Delegating small tasks to each and every member of your family is actually a win/win, as it allows the children to understand responsibility and just what becoming a team player is all about! Your kids also will appreciate you more, as they realize how hard its to keep your home looking in tip top shape.

3. Plan for Tomorrow

Our last tip would be to have the kids plan for the next day to come after dinner and homework are finished. Make them pre-plan their next outfit down to the shoes. Be sure all of their sports equipment is ready to go and nothing is missing. This takes the stress amount of morning hours way down and it helps you realize that your kids have everything that they need for the following day. Also, simply because they won’t be running into and out of the house to grab forgotten items it will save your carpet from more dirt and grim. We realize this is usually a stressful time and we here at Ambassador Chem-Dry want to help you and your household. Call to really get your carpets cleaned by our professionals and you'll be glad 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 Ambassador Chem-Dry to clean your carpets and upholstery items!

Summertime FUN!

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-

getting out paint in your carpetThe 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 Ambassador 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.

So 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 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 Ambassador 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!



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. Chem-Dry offers the cleanest and greenest carpet cleaning around. We are also affordable and have the fastest dry times!

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 keeping your cleaning 2015 goals? Need help staying motivated?

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 are sanitizing 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 area 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 Ambassador 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 813.962.6214.

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