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Filtration Lines - January 19, 2015

Over time, the corners of the carpet along the wall become discolored. These areas are called filtration lines and they are especially prominent on light-colored carpet.

How did I get filtration lines?

It is true that the vacuum cannot reach the edges of the carpet well, but that is only one piece of the problem. Air flow is allowed through the small spaces between the boards and this is impossible to avoid even in the best built homes. Often, underneath walls and doors, air passes through these spaces due to a shift caused by temperature and pressure differences in the home. Any debris that the air may be carrying gets caught in the carpet as it passes through the boards, the carpet acting as a filter. The carpet becomes soiled over time when microscopic dirt, dust, oil, and other debris accumulate as time passes.

How can I get rid of filtration lines?

In order to eliminate the filtration lines, proper equipment is needed. The process required to eliminate the dark edges is one of deep cleaning, agitation, and the correct cleaning solution. The professionals at Bluff City Chem-Dry have the correct training to rid your home of the filtration line problem. With our powerful, yet gentle, solution, we are able to break up the dirt, grime, and oils that are locked in the carpet and lift them to the surface where they can be removed permanently. Your home will be able to stay cleaner much longer because we stay away from solutions that will leave behind any dirt attracting residue.

The professionals at Bluff City Chem-Dry can be trusted to provide your home or business with the most satisfactory cleaning service in the area. Call now to set up a carpet cleaning appointment with the experts!

7 Holiday GIFs Explain Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

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



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



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



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



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



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



In fact, if you are surprised when you look it your carpets, it will be a good one.



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



 So while you’re spending time with family making new memories this year, allow us to brighten those memories just a little bit, by making them Drier, Cleaner and Healthier. Call Bluff City Chem-Dry today for a free estimate!

The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet - November 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent Reviews From Customers - October 29, 2014

Jacob was very friendly. Courteous. Explained what he was doing and took his time to do the job thoroughly.               Jon - Collierville, TN

I have used many different carpet cleaning companies over the years. Bluff City Chem-Dry has been the only one to exceed my expectations. The carpets that were cleaned look new! I highly recommend.                                                     Kerry - Memphis, TN

Jacob was knowledgeable about related issues such as dying bleach stains and stretching carpet. His carpet cleaning skills were superb, he worked on a weekend, and he arrived on time. I liked the chemical cleaning process, instead of water, the carpets look like new.                                                                                                                             Joella - Cordova, TN

Carpets looked and smelled great after cleaning.                                                                                                                         Holly - Somerville, TN

Clean for the Holidays - October 13, 2014

Chem-Dry's innovative solutions offer an unparalleled cleaning experience. We offer fast and effiecient cleaning solutions that will not inconvenience your daily life. The Chem-Dry solution rips the dirt from your carpet and dries in hours. Chem-Dry has set the bar for the carpet cleaning industry. We have created a unique process using millions of carbonating bubbles to bring your carpets back to life.

If you have ever poured a carbonated soda into a glass you have experienced the foundation of what Chem-Dry is. The carbonation in the soda naturally wants to rise to the top, when applied to your carpets the bubbles grab dirt and bring it to the surface to be taken away. Our incredible solutions remove all unwanted particles from your carpet completely, providing you with the most thorough – and the most satisfying clean – available anywhere.

Instead of using a specialized solution and technique, steam cleaners use immense amounts of water and high pressure as the key to their cleaning process. This method drives dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, and creates a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. Because of the excessive water used in this process, your carpets also typically take 1-2 days to dry. Since Chem-Dry uses the least amount of water possible, however, your carpets will be dry within just 1-2 hours. That means in the time it takes for your carpets to dry once after a steam cleaning, they would have dried 24 times if cleaned the Chem-Dry way. That’s effective cleaning provided by Chem-Dry.

We are proud to offer you these amazing services at a price that will fit with your budget. To get the best carpet cleaning available, call us today!

Home Remedies - September 10, 2014

Even though having your carpets professionally cleaned is quick and helpful, it's also helpful to know when to call the cleaners. Most cleaners will tell you to use their service for every stain or spot, but many of these blemishes will come out using one of several simple home remedies. At Chem-Dry, however, you are our first priority. Here are a few things most carpet cleaning companies won't tell you.

Surprisingly, one of the best solutions to stains and spots is simply hot water and a white towel. Just dampen the stain and blot it with your cloth. If hot water doesn’t work, the next step is to try club soda. Because of its carbonated properties – which is the same principle behind the Chem-Dry solution – club soda also makes an excellent cleaner. Again, just dampen the carpet fiber and blot, checking for any transfer of the stain to your white towel.

If this doesn't provide any results, then it's a job for Chem-Dry. The groundbreaking techniques used by Chem-Dry remove particles from individual fibers and then lift them out of your carpet, making us the best choice for all stain removal. When home remedies don't work, call the professionals at Chem-Dry!

Back To School - August 19 2014

With summer coming to a close you've probably noticed the dirt, mud, and allergens that have been tracked in and left in its wake. But with school starting up again in the fall, all those messes will be minimized. With your house in chaos from months of summer fun, let us help restore it back to order with superior carpet and upholstery cleaning.

Bluff City Chem-Dry in Memphis provides a deeper clean and dry times in just one to two hours due to our unique process. The Chem-Dry process uses a carbonated water solution to get deep into the carpet fibers and bring the dirt molecules to the surface. We then extract the dirt, getting rid of the mess completely rather than hiding it. Since the carbonation bubbles are so effective at getting the dirt up, we are able to use 80% less water than most cleaners, giving you much quicker dry times! Put us to the test for all your cleaning needs.

Summer Time Sadness - July 18 2014

 For people with allergies, summer can be more miserable than relaxing. In order to get rid of all the allergens that build up in your home during pollen season, it’s necessary to routinely and thoroughly clean your carpets and upholstery. By relying on Chem-Dry, you can make your home clean and safe from allergies when you most need it.