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DIY don'ts van's chem dryThe do-it-yourself trend is becoming more and more popular. There are online tutorials and pins galore of home improvement tips that many people are dying to try. While DIY projects can be rewarding and fun, there are certain tasks better left to the pros. So keep on crafting and tinkering until your heart’s content, but make sure you enlist the help of a professional when it comes to these 3 home improvement projects:



plumberIt’s safe to say you can handle a leaky faucet or replace the flapper on your toilet without calling a licensed plumber. But if your project requires disconnecting pipes or turning off water, it’s probably best to call a professional. While doing simple repairs yourself can save you money, trying to handle big repairs can actually cause more damage and cost you more money in the long run.



electricalIt’s safe to replace a burned out lightbulb, but any other electrical work should be left to a professional. Wiring and electrical panels in our homes are very complex, and incorrect handling of these parts can be deadly if proper precautions aren’t taken. Avoid frustration, fire, and serious injury by calling a professional electrician to handle these types of projects for you.


Carpet Cleaning

carpet cleaning van's chem-dryThe carpet in your home acts as a large trap for dirt, allergens, and bacteria. Regular deep cleaning is required to remove these substances. It’s recommended to have your carpets deep cleaning 2-3 times per year. These regular cleanings will preserve your carpet and provide you with a cleaner, healthier home.

You may consider renting a steam cleaner and doing it yourself, but this is actually an ineffective method. Here are a few reasons why it’s best to call a professional carpet cleaner instead:

Steam cleaners use large amounts of water and detergent on your carpets that leave behind excess water and soapy residue. The water often takes 1-2 days to dry, which can lead to mold/mildew growth. Soapy residue acts as a magnet for dirt, increasing the likelihood of resoiling and recurring carpet stains.

Professional carpet cleaning is the best to make sure your carpets get the most effective clean in a way that’s safe for your family and the environment.

Chem-Dry has developed a unique carpet cleaning technique that uses the natural Power of Carbonation, not soapy detergent, to clean your carpet. This Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) method ensures that:  

  • Your carpets will be drier. Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than steam cleaning. This means your carpet will dry in 1-2 hours, not 1-2 days.
  • Your carpets will be cleaner. Chem-Dry’s process uses the power of millions of carbonated bubbles to penetrate deep into your carpet and naturally lift stains to the surface where they can be removed for good. Our solution is natural and free of detergents, meaning there will be no dirt-attracting residue left behind.
  • Your home will be healthier. Our green-certified solution, The Natural, is non-toxic and safe for your home and the environment. Chem-Dry’s process also removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria. Read more in our Home Health Study.

We encourage you to keep at it when it comes to fun DIY projects! But for 3 these tasks, remember that trying to do it yourself could hurt more than help.

Van’s Chem-Dry can help with all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs. Put our Hot Carbonation Extraction method to use for your by scheduling your appointment today!