Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday tips to keep your carpets looking their best and recover after the Guests!

We at Chem-Dry by the Millers understand that hosting during the holidays can be very taxing, and we want to help you enjoy your holiday season with as little stress as possible, so we are providing the following tips to ensure a happier, healthier, stain-free holiday season:
  • Placing area rugs in high traffic areas, such as entrances to your home, will protect your carpet from unnecessary staining and wear from all the guests entering and exiting.
  • Request that guests take off their shoes upon entering your home because shoes often carry dirt, debris and oils on their soles. Having people take them off should help prevent grime from being tracked over your carpets.
  • Vacuuming before hosting a holiday party will help prevent everyday dirt from accumulating and setting into your carpet, before adding more dirt that may be tracked in from your guests.
  • The likelihood of a spill drastically increases over the holidays. If you do encounter a stain, blot it with lukewarm water immediately to prevent it from sinking into the carpet pad. Use a cloth towel for blotting.
  • Make sure to vacuum immediately after a party to avoid food crumbs from sticking to the carpet and turning into mold and bacteria. Go over the most heavily trafficked carpet areas in several directions to allow the vacuum to pick up all it can.
When the worst does happen and you notice a stain left by your guests, don't panic. Here are a few tricks to removing spots and stains right after they occur:  
  • Make sure you do NOT rub it in, use club soda as a stain treatment if you don't have a can of Chem-Drys spot remover
  • Do not pour an excessive amount of water over the stain to “lighten it.” Although this may loosen the stain, it can also cause the stain to sink deeper into the carpet pad, making it harder to get out.
When all else fails,  use Chem-dry's Professional strength spot remover  exclusively available from your local franchise.  If you are in Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lancaster, York, Delaware, or Berks counties, Feel Free to call us at 1-800-378-4030 or visit our website at for more information.

Call or contact us by email at for more information or for our After the Holidays Clean up Specials!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Cleaning Tips from Chem-Dry by the Millers Professional carpet cleaning service

Wonder how to keep your carpets cleaned over the holidays with all the guests and extra foot traffic?
Here are some quick tips:
  • Clean carpets two or three times a week by vacuuming regularly to pull out dirt and allergens
  • Remove stains by blotting up area, using a qualified stain remover like Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover - if not available try plain club soda!
  • Have carpets professionally cleaned several times each year by a certified cleaner such as Chem-Dry by the Millers
  • If you are not having too many guests, have them remove their shoes at the door whenever possible.
  • Similar tips also apply to upholstery and tile.
  • Remember to always blot up as much of the stain first and don't rub.
  • Red Wine spills a few home remedies can sometimes work such as club soda, and believe it or not, white wine!

When it is too big for you to handle or home remedies no longer work, Call Chem-Dry by the Millers ...time is running out so call soon to get in before all the time slots fill up!

Call us at 1-800-378-4030 or visit our web site at

Serving all of Montgomery county(including Collegeville, Pottstown, Eagleville,), Chester county(including West Chester, Wayne, Landenberg, Phoenixville,), The Main Line Area, Lancaster County, Berks county (including Reading, Douglassville, Birdsboro,) , York County, Bucks and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What is Chem-Dry by the Millers World Famous Professional Strenth Spot Remover?

We often get asked what to use between professional cleanings.  We recommend to our customers our World Famous Spot Remover.  Available Only through your ChemDry professional, this product is safe & non-toxic and has no dirt-attracting residue like other cleaners.

Chem Dry's spot remover is a water-based product that quickly and thoroughly removes most water-based spots from colorfast carpets, upholstery, auto interiors, and even laundry!

Unlike other spot removers, ours uses the power of carbonation to help remove stubborn spots.  This product also has great anti-soiling properties that helps prevent stains from coming back.

Contact Chem-Dry by the Millers at 1-800-378-4030 to order or to schedule a prefessional carpet, upholstery or tile cleaning.
Or visit our web site at for more information.

Proudly serving all of Berks county, York county, Montgomery county, Bucks county, Chester county, delaware county, and Lancaster county.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Green & Clean. Chem-Dry by the Millers shares your commitment to the Environment

Here at Chemdry by the Millers carpet and upholstery cleaning, we share your commitment to the environment.  All of the ingredients in our primary cleaner, The Natural, are on the FDA's G.R.A.S. list.  You would not add soaps, detergents, phosphates, or other harsh chemicals to our air, lakes, streams or forests, so why add them to your carpet when you can get a better clean without?

Our dedication to being green is more than just words.  Our system has been "Green"  long before it was popular, our system has been "Green" for over 30 years.  In fact, we use one-fifth the amount of water during our cleaning process compared to steam cleaners.  And, our powerful, proprietary equipment ensures carpets are usually dry in just 1 to 2 hours.  Less water in your carpets means a healthier home for your family and leaves more water in our reservoirs.  For more than three decades, Chem-Dry, the number 1 rated carpet cleaning franchise and world's largest carpet cleaning company, has been cleaning with a safe and non-toxic solution.  Our process is copied from Mother Nature to refresh and deep clean your home's carpets without harsh chemicals.

Several products we have meet the strict standards of the Chem-Dry Green Certified program, which examines a product's people, pets and the environment.

Call now for more information at 1-800-378-4030, or visit our web site at

Going Green with Chem Dry means having a healthier home!

Proudly serving Montgomery, Chester, Lancaster, York, Berks, Bucks, and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania, including all the cities and towns within the above counties such as Wayne, collegeville, Main Line areas, Villanova, Doylestown, Souderton, Reading, Ephrata, Lititz, West Chester, Kennet Square, Blue Bell, Pottstown, Morgantown, and all the areas in between!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Should I apply Carpet Protection (stain guard) to our carpets?

We often hear this question when someone is having their carpets cleaned by Chem-Dry by the Millers.  The answer is almost always Yes!

Over time and with regular wear, factory applied stain resistants will experience a reduction in effectiveness.  Chemdry carpet protectants refresh the performance of stain resistant carpets, fortifying its ability to resist soiling and staining.

Will the cleaning process remove my existing stain guard.  Yes with some companies who use high PH cleaners and surfactants.  however, Here are Chem dry by the millers we use a near neutral PH cleaner with no surfactants, so your existing stain guard will not be harmed during our cleaning process.  There are some exceptions for example wool area rugs or oriental rugs.  With some area rugs, stain guard can sometimes be released from the fibers with just plain water or foot traffic.  We always recommend to have carpet protection applied to your area rugs every time they are cleaned.

The next generation of outstanding carpet protection is here.  Not only is Chem-Dry's PowerGuard Protectant loaded with acid-dye resistors to provide excellent stain resistance, but its unique polymer base also makes it an excellent protector for solution-dyed carpets like polyester and olefin.  Laboratory tests confirm that PowerGuard mixed with our cleaning solution The Natural, Out performs all other protectants.

Why do we co-apply our stain guard?  Most companies spray their stain guard after they are done cleaning, not giving you complete coverage of the stain guard.  This also adds drying time to the process.  Here at Chem Dry we have a unique system that allows us to mix our carpet protection in with our cleaning solution.  As we clean the stain guard bonds to the carpet fibers providing you a much more complete barrier to give you even better performance making your carpets last longer.  An added benefit is there is no additional dry time when stain guard is applied with our system.

Feel free to visit our web site at for more information or if you would like to request and estimate.

Providing professional carpet cleaning service for over 20 years in the following areas:  Montgomery County including Collegeville, Pottstown, King Of Prussia, Souderton, and all areas in-between.  Chester County including main line area, West Chester, Villanova, Wayne, Berks County and Reading, Lancaster County, York county, Bucks County, and Delaware County in Pennsylvania

Monday, October 7, 2013

Professional carpet cleaners filtration line(Black Edges) removal service from Chem-Dry by the Millers

What are those black lines (or light if you have a black carpet) along your baseboards?  They are called filtration lines.  This often causes confusion among customers as to why they are occurring, how to prevent them, and how to get rid of them.  We often hear from cusotmers who look at them and think their edges of their room need to be vacuumed.  They then try and vacuum and nothing happens.  So what is going on you might ask?

These are called Air Filtration lines.  They are dark edges and lines along the wall, down the stiars, under doorways, or under full length drapes and are found in almost every home.  The cause of these lines is called atmospheric or filtration soiling.

This is caused by concentrated airflow that passes through cracks and crevices along walls, edges of stairwells, or under doorways.  This airflow contains dust, dirt particles and polution that are molecularly smaller in size that soil tracked in by foot from other sources.

This airflow is created by air-conditioning and heating systems, natural airflow currents, and thermal expansion and extraction in your home.

Your carpet acts as a great air filter, unfortunately and absorbs these contaminates causing the lines.

There is not a sure way to prevent the problem from occurring, and sometimes the staining can be permanent.  Fortunately Chem-Dry by the Millers professional stain removal service has a revolutionary product that we have great success with and can remove most of the staining.

In addition, Fabric protectors, such as Chem-Dry's Powerguard can help to make this soil removal easier, but even these products will not prevent the problem from reoccurring.

We recommend discussing the problem with our certified Carpet cleaning technicians to find the best solution for your needs.

Feel free to visit our web site at for more information or call us at 1-800-378-4030.

Proudly serving Chester County, Montgomery, Bucks, Lancaster, Reading and Berks, York, and Delaware Counties. As well as all the towns within Including Villanova, Wayne,  Pottstown, Collegeville, Douglassville, Ephrata, Lititz, West Chester, Kennet Square, main line areas, Blue Bell, Harleysville, and more!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Switched over to wood floors so you don't have to worry about carpet maintenance anymore?  

We have seen a trend of this in recent years.  However, most still love the warm feel of carpet in their Living areas, so they purchase area rugs.  Most area rugs require special attention that we can provide.  Usually this cannot be done in home and we provide free pick up and delivery service to clean these specialty area rugs including Oriental rugs, Persian, wool, silk, and braided cotton rugs.  You do not want to clean these rugs directly on top of a wood or laminate floor, if a cleaner tries, be wary.  Below we describe our area rug cleaning service and what we can do for you.  Feel free to visit our web site at or call us at 1-800-378-4030 for more information.   We service 7 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania including Lancaster county(including Ephrata, Lititz, Denver, Columbia, Mountville, and surrounding areas) Montgomery county, Chester county, Bucks county, York county, and Delaware county.

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning

At Chem-Dry by the Millers, we understand that your delicate fabrics are an expensive investment that, unlike regular carpets and upholstery, can last up to 150 years or more with proper care and attention

That's why we ensure that your area & oriental rugs are carefully treated only by our certified, trained area rug specialists in our unique plant using a process combining Old World craftsmanship, new technology, and powerful yet gentle cleaning solutions. It's powerfully soft on your investment textiles!

Authentic Hand-Washing For Fine Textiles

Your oriental and area rugs are not just art treasures. They are also very valuable investments. That's why we clean them with so much care and attention to detail.

Utilizing the basic elements of air and water, we customize the cleaning process for the needs of each individual rug.

With patented tools and equipment designed specifically for the cleaning of oriental rugs, we provide a thorough and effective, yet gentle, cleaning process that is powerfully soft.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chem-Dry vs. Steam Cleaning

The Carbonated Carpet Cleaner®


Compare the Chem-Dry Difference

Moisture left after steam cleaning.
Water left after steam cleaning.
Chem-Dry's patented Carbonating Cleaner is applied using a low pressure spray machine, covering your carpet with millions of microscopic carbonated bubbles. The carbonation makes dirt and grime release from the fibers of your carpet and raise to the surface where it is easily extracted and swept away. Due to the minimal amount of moisture used, carpets cleaned the Chem-Dry way are dry in only 1 to 2 hours.
This process differs drastically from that of steam cleaners, which simply douse your carpet in buckets of hot, soapy water, then attempt to suck it all back out. While this process does temporarily clean your carpets, it also leaves behind a layer of sticky residue which collects dirt quicker, in addition to leaving moisture at the base of your carpet. This excess of moisture causes the carpets to take longer to dry and allows for mold and bacteria to grow.
Overall, Chem-Dry offers a healthier, more thorough carpet cleaning experience.

The Difference Between Chem-Dry and Steam Cleaning

Chem-Dry PowerHead
Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
  • Carbonating, active cleaning solution 
  • Neutral pH cleaning solution 
  • Resists resoiling 
  • Low water quantiy 
  • Low pressure application 
  • Short drying time
  • Green solutions and cleaning method 
Steam Cleaning
Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
  • Flat, inactive cleaning solution 
  • High pH cleaning solution 
  • Encourages resoiling 
  • High water quantity 
  • High pressure application 
  • Long drying times
  • Harsh chemicals, excessive wate

Monday, September 16, 2013

Traffic Lane Gray

Like all textiles, carpets will eventually show signs of wear. The wear creates an illusion of soiling, which often causes frustration and misunderstanding between the homeowners and carpet care experts. Even though a carpet has been cleaned, it does not mean the traffic areas will look clean. Traffic areas are those places where people are constantly walking or working. This situation creates what is called "Traffic Lane Gray".

While “Traffic Lane Gray” is an inevitable part of any carpet’s life, the process causing it can be slowed down. One way to prevent this is to rearrange the furniture in your home. By doing so, you will block old traffic areas and create new ones. By occasionally switching the flow of traffic you will distribute the effects of “Traffic Lane Gray”. You can also add area rugs to places where “Traffic Lane Gray” is unavoidable through rearranging furniture.

However, the most efficient way to cut back on the graying process is to maintain your carpets with a maintenance program.  Dirt particles left in carpets are like tiny rocks grinding against your carpet fibers every time you step on them causing pre-mature traffic lane graying.  Vacuuming regularly will help, as well as having your carpets cleaned professionally with a completely safe and non-toxic system like Chem-Dry by the Millers on a regular basis. Our process will leave your carpets in a neutral ph level and is virtually residue free, so your carpets will stay clean longer.  Feel free to contact us at 1-800-378-4030 for more information or visit our web site at

We provide excellent service to all 7 counties listed on our web site.  Including towns such as Reading, Lancaster, York, West Chester, Wayne, Villanova, Pottstown, Quakertown, Doylestown, King of prussia, and all the areas in-between!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

We often get asked, "how often should I vacuum?"   Most answers you get will be once or twice per week.  However, depending on how many live in the home, and other factors such as pets, visitors and whether it is a commercial setting, a more frequent maintenance schedule is recommended.  In high traffic situations, up to twice per day is recommended.  Regular maintenance will make your carpets last longer and look good while they do it.  On top of that, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once per year.  This again will make your carpets last much longer, and keep stains from setting in.

In higher traffic homes with kids or pets, the carpets should be cleaned at  least twice per year to keep them performing their best.

Chem-Dry by the Millers Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service has several maintenance options that can keep your home looking its best and maintain a healthier indoor environment at the same time.  Feel free to call us at 1-800-378-4030 or visit our web site at for more recommendations.

Should you be interested, We serve the following areas:  Reading, and Berks County, Lancaster County, York County, Montgomery County including Collegeville, Phoenixville, Schwenksville, Pottstown, Gilbertsville, King of Prussia, Blue Bell, E Norriton, Villanova,  Chester county including West Chester, Elverson, Downingtown, Bryn Mawr, Wayne, Kennet Square,  Delaware county, and all of Bucks county including doylestown, Quakertown, Perkasie and surrounding areas

Monday, September 9, 2013

What to do when you get a stain or spill?  If fresh, immediately blot up up as much as you can with a clean terry cloth or rag.  Follow that with our professional strength spot remover.  Let dwell for 30 seconds and blot.  If you do not have our spot remover handy, try the old home soda!  This will not leave any residue behind like many other cleaners who cause stains to come back.

More difficult stains will require a Chem-Dry professional. Feel free to contact us for more details and our prompt and courteous technicians will come out an customize a plan to fit your needs.

Specialty Stain Removal

Upholstered items such as sofas are often the victim of juice spills, children with markers, and makeup; however, covering these nasty stains up with a pillow isn't the only way to remedy the problem. Through Chem-Dry's stain removal system you can sit back and watch as your upholstered items go from near ruined to almost new.

Specialty Stain Removal
Chem-Dry professional technicians can remove most any stain. Armed with an arsenal of the industry’s finest stain-removal products and tools, Chem-Dry can remove, or minimize any stain.

Your best chance for removing a stain is as quickly as possible after the spot is made. The longer a spot sits on the carpet or upholstery, the harder it becomes to remove. While most stains can be removed easily with items found around the home, some require advanced technical skill and expert cleaning solutions. Chem-Dry leads the industry in products and solutions, helping you win the battle against tough stains.

Fabric Protection also Available

Fortify your furniture’s ability to stand up to life’s unexpected messes by protecting it with Chem-Dry’s Fabric Protector. A small investment in this invisible shield will add great value in the long run.

For more details, please feel free to visit our web site or call us at 1-800-378-4030.  Proudly service Berks, Lancaster, York, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties for over 20 years!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Back To School specials are now hitting the email boxes. To be added to our email list, visit our web site or call us at 1-800-378-4030. Hurry specials are for limited time only!

While regular carpet cleaning by professionals is necessary to ensure your rugs stay looking their best and will increase the longevity of the carpet fibers, additional care and maintenance on your part can go a long way. Proper care and maintenance of your couches and chairs will extend the useful life and preserve its appearance longer. Deep Cleaning of your tile and grout followed by a penetrating sealer will make your tile easier to maintain. We'll be sharing tips for maintaining and preserving your carpets. Be sure to like our page so you don't miss out!

Proudly serving all of Berks and Reading area, Montgomery, Lancaster, all of Chester county(including West Chester, Downingtown, Coatsville, Pheonixville and Main Line areas), all of  Bucks county, York county and Delaware counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Villanova, Wayne, Collegeville, Pottstown and surrounding areas in the counties listed

Monday, August 26, 2013

How Often Do You Really Need to Hire an Area Rug Cleaning Company?

As professional Oriental rug cleaning pros serving Lancaster, Reading and Berks county, Montgomery county, York county, Chester County and Main Line areas, Delaware county and Bucks county in Southeastern Pennsylvania,  Chem-Dry by the Millers often Gets asked this question.

Many cleaners and online reviews will say at least twice a year, but for some area rugs in certain homes this might not be enough.
Here are a few factors to consider when asking yourself this question:
Which type of pets live in your home? Apart from bringing in dirt from outside, pets also shed hair and excrete oils. They are messy eaters and drinkers and often choose rugs and carpeted areas for their napping spots. The more pets you have and the larger they are, the more often you will have to clean your Oriental rugs.
How many people live in the house? A large amount of traffic amounts to a large amount of dirt. People shed hair and skin cells and, if they don’t take off their shoes when entering the house, they will also bring in a lot of dirt.
Does any member of your family suffer from allergies? Clean rugs and carpets reduce the allergens in your home. Pollen gets carried in by pets and people and if you live in a humid environment mold and other fungi can often be found growing on your rugs and carpets. Have your rugs and carpets regularly cleaned to avoid these allergens from building up to a point where they start affecting your health.
 Does your rug have a warranty and what does the warranty require? Some area rugs (especially expensive ones) come with a warranty and strict instructions on how many times they must be cleaned. Make sure you follow these instructions to ensure that you don’t forfeit the warranty.  

Call Chem-Dry by the Millers for all your Carpet Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, or Upholstery Cleaning needs at 1-800-378-4030 or visit our web site at