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