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Our process keeps your family healthy by removing harmful allergens and bacteria

Van’s Chem-Dry Removes Allergens and Bacteria From Your Home

Chem-Dry 40 Years Experience You Can TrustAt Van’s Chem-Dry, we proudly serve the communities of Sacramento and Elk Grove with professional carpet, upholstery, tile, leather, and area rug cleaning. We also provide effective pet urine stain and odor removal treatment to rid your carpet of its toughest stains. Each of our services contributes to one common goal, and that is to give you a home that is drier, cleaner, and healthier. Part of this goal also includes giving you cleaner air to breathe. We accomplish this by fully extracting dirt and allergens from your carpet and furniture.

Your carpet and furniture are like giant air filters. While they serve other important purposes, they contribute largely to the quality of air that you breathe inside of your own home. After some time of not being professionally cleaned, they get full of dirt and allergens and can’t filter your air properly. You get poorer air quality that can pose some serious health risks. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) are living with allergies or asthma which can be incited from dirt or allergens circulating in your home.

You can ensure healthier indoor air in your home by keeping your carpets clean and in good condition through regular vacuuming and professional carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning. Van’s Chem-Dry is Sacramento and Elk Grove’s leading choice for cleaner carpets, upholstery, and area rugs.

Chem-Dry Home Health Study

To clearly demonstrate the impact Chem-Dry has on home health, we commissioned a leading independent air quality laboratory to conduct a study for us in 2014 with the goal of quantifying the effectiveness of our Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) cleaning method. We decided to not only test allergen and bacteria removal from carpets but also allergen removal from upholstery. In fact, we also tested our pet urine removal and tile & grout services.

The study was conducted in a cross-section of consumer homes in the U.S. and abroad, using our HCE process along with a pre-spray. Common allergens include cat and dog dander and dust mite allergen. Here are the results: 

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Carpet & Upholstery 

We remove an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery (combined). This broke down further into the respective service lines as follows:

  • First, we remove an average of 97.4% of allergens from carpets.
  • Second, we remove an average of 99.1% of allergens from upholstery.
  • Third, we remove an average of 89.0% of airborne bacteria in the home, significantly improving indoor air quality. This test incorporated the addition of a sanitizer to the cleaning process.

Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.®)

This test showed that our process yields significant results against the most common odor sources from cat and dog urine:

  • Our P.U.R.T.® treatment is 99.9% effective on average at eliminating pet urine odors.
  • Our P.U.R.T.® treatment removes an average of 99.2% of the bacteria from the pet urine stains in the carpets.

Tile, Stone & Grout

The independent lab tested our Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning Process along with a sanitizer (using Milgo Plus in some tests and Benefect Decon 30 in others) on tile surfaces.

  • Our Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning process along with a sanitizer removed an average of 98.6% of the bacteria from the tile surfaces.

Removing Bacteria, Improving Indoor Air Quality

improving indoor air quality through cleaning carpetThe average home harbors about 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet, making indoor air quality a significant home health concern. As the bacteria build up, the bacteria lurking in your carpets get stirred up and circulates in the air your family is breathing. At Van’s Chem-Dry carpet cleaning is not only effective at removing the bacteria from the carpets we clean, but it also greatly improves the air quality in your home. The same leading independent air quality laboratory found that, when adding sanitizer to our HCE carpet cleaning process, we removed an average of 89% of the bacteria in the air and 82.3% of the bacteria from carpets.

At Chem-Dry, we want you to breathe easier about the healthfulness of your home and your family. Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or you just want to provide the healthiest home for your family, a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning can help you remove the allergens and bacteria hiding in your home and improve your indoor air quality. Because Chem-Dry cleans for your health like no one else, contact Van’s Chem-Dry right here in Sacramento to ensure a safe and healthy home environment for your family.

*Based on results from a study conducted by an independent laboratory using Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Airborne bacteria results include the use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes.


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Sacramento & Elk Grove metro areas, including: Carmichael, Elverta, Gold River, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rio Linda, Rosemont, West Sacramento & Wilton, CA.

Sacramento: (916) 641-0144

Elk Grove: (916) 685-5856

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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.