Home Health Study

We have proof that we make your home healthier and cleaner!

Ensure Your Home is Healthy and Safe For Your Family

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans (roughly 60 million) are affected by allergies or asthma? Even if your carpets and rugs appear clean, bacteria and dirt still hide in their fibers and can affect your family and their respiratory health.

Your carpets, area rugs, and upholstered furniture act as giant air filters that trap allergens and bacteria deep in the fabric’s fibers. Just like an air filter, carpets and upholstery become full of trapped contaminants over time, so they must be properly cleaned! Luckily, our green-certified cleaning products and services in Orange County have been proven to remove common household allergens (like pet dander and dust mites) which improves the air quality in your home!

Do You Know What’s Inside Your Home?

  • Over 100,000 dust mites can be found in 10 square feet of carpeting (NCBI)
  • A carpet can hide as much as one pound of dirt per square yard (Chem-Dry)
  • Indoor pollution in U.S. homes surpasses the levels of outdoor pollution by 2 to 100 times, depending on factors such as whether the residents smoke (Web MD)
  • The “dander,” or skin shedding of an animal, is more potent in causing allergic reactions than the animal’s fur or hair (MedicineNet)
  • A typical used mattress can house 100,000 to 10 million dust mites (CDC)
  • Eight out of 10 people in the United States are exposed to house dust mites, and six out of 10 are exposed to cat or dog dander. (AAFA)
  • The carpet in your home could be seven times dirtier than a city street (Chem-Dry)

Chem-Dry’s Home Health Study

At Southside Chem-Dry, we have a goal to help all people in the Virgina Beach, VA live in a clean and healthy environment. In order to achieve this goal, we had to ensure that our cleaning services provide the most effective results. So, we had an independent laboratory test our primary cleaning methods against some of the most common and unhealthy contaminants found in homes. Now, we’re pleased to share the results of our study with you!

Home Health study carpet and upholstery cleaning facts

Stone, Tile, and Grout Cleaning

Another service that the lab examined was our stone, tile, and grout cleaning process, which was tested on different tile surfaces in multiple homes. The lab discovered that when used with a sanitizer, our tile, stone, and grout cleaning process, removes an average of 98.6% of bacteria from these surfaces.*

Home Health study pet urine odor removal statistics

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

The lab tested Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process that’s used to clean carpets and upholstery. The lab found that we remove an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from carpets and upholstery.* The lab also learned that when a sanitizer is added to the HCE process, we remove an average of 89% of airborne bacteria in the home and 82.3% of bacteria in carpets.*

Home Health study tile cleaning statistics

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

The lab additionally conducted multiple tests of P.U.R.T. on common pet odor sources like dog and cat urine. The lab found that P.U.R.T. removes an average of 99.9% of pet urine odors from carpets.* When used with our HCE process and a sanitizer, P.U.R.T. removes an average of 99.2% of the bacteria from pet urine stains in carpets.*

Trust Southside Chem-Dry for Your Cleaning Needs

Indoor air quality and bacteria build-up are significant health concerns in your home. In fact, the average home can harbor as much as 200,000 bacteria for every square inch of carpet. Help your home get healthier and cleaner with a carpetupholsteryrug, and tile cleaning with Southside Chem-Dry! Our carpet cleaning in Virginia Beach, VA can improve the air quality in your home and will make your carpets look and smell fantastic!

*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.

Make Your Home Healthier and Carpets Cleaner in Virginia Beach, VA

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We provide residential and commercial carpet, upholstery, tile & grout, and area rug cleaning services as well as pet urine removal and water damage restoration services throughout the Virginia Beach area including Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach & Portsmouth.

Southside Chem-Dry

Virginia Beach Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rug,
Tile & Grout Cleaning

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Southside Chem-Dry Virginia beach and Norfolk carpet cleaning

*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.