It wasn’t until I started making plans for the holidays that it dawned on me that I’d soon have a regular stream of visitors and house guests. While it’s always nice to have family and friends come for a visit, I was starting to become a little apprehensive. You see, I have a fairly active family. With a husband, 3 boys, a baby girl, and our energetic puppy, my upholstery and carpets have definitely taken a beating over the past several months. While I hadn’t given it much consideration over the past year, when I started to think about those visitors arriving, I was not too thrilled with what had become of my home.
Of course, I would have loved to be able to replace my carpets and furniture, but, since that was out of the question, I really needed to come up with a realistic solution. I thought about renting one of those portable cleaners, but I’ve never actually had much luck with them. Not only do they not do a very good job removing the dirt, but it seems like soap and residue gets left in the carpet and it looks worse than ever in a matter of days. Besides, if you’ve ever tried to clean your carpets on your own, it can be a huge job! And, if you don’t have a machine that is capable of thoroughly extracting all of the water and cleaning solution, you might be left with damp carpets for a couple of days. This is definitely not what I need to be doing, especially given the fact that my schedule is already packed to the brim.
I was discussing my dilemma with a friend and she suggested that I hire someone to come in and take care of my carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning at the same time. While it sounded like a great idea, especially given the fact that I wouldn’t have to actually be the one doing the work, I was a little concerned about whether they’d put the extra effort into making sure my furniture and floors looked their best.
I finally made up my mind that I’d find someone to do the carpet and upholstery cleaning, but I had no idea who to call. I did some research, asked a few friends, and eventually decided on our local Chem-Dry. Wow! I wish I had called them a long time ago. I couldn’t believe how easy it was, and my carpets now looked absolutely amazing. Best of all, the entire process was about as convenient and pain-free as possible. I didn’t have to move any heavy furniture, lug heavy tubs of water, or endure the backbreaking hours of cleaning the carpet.
Chem-Dry arrived right when they said they would. They had everything they needed to get the job done quickly and professionally. Even my furniture looked amazing when they were finished. While I don’t have new carpet or furniture, I feel like I do. They were even able to remove spots that I never thought would come out. I was so impressed with the outcome that I immediately called my girlfriend and thanked her for the recommendation.
Best of all, when my husband came home, the first thing he noticed was how clean and fresh the house smelled. I guess we had grown accustomed to that slight “puppy smell” that comes with a new dog in the house. The occasional spills on the carpet, the built-up soil, even the stains all made me feel bad about my home as well as my housekeeping. Now, I look around, take a deep breath and feel so happy that I have my home back to looking and smelling its best.
Of course, I never expected my kids to even notice that the carpet was cleaned, so you can imagine my surprise when they were jumping around the living room cheering about our new carpet. In fact, as they usually do in the evening, they were lying on the floor watching one of their favorite TV programs and they kept telling me how nice the carpet felt. At first I figured it was just their way of saying that it looked great, but I finally got down on the floor with them and it actually did feel wonderful! I can now feel comfortable sitting on the floor with the kids and enjoying some quality family time.
Additionally, I am now totally excited about having company coming for an extended visit. I don’t have to be embarrassed about my dirty carpet or furniture. I can’t wait to see my family and I’m now proud to let them into my home. My husband and I were just admiring what a great job that Chem-Dry has done and we made a promise to ourselves that we would never wait so long between carpet cleaning sessions. There’s no reason to put it off when you have a professional company that does such an exceptional job.