JOHN'S CHEM-DRY OF WHATCOM COUNTY BLOG

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Is Your Home Clean for the Holidays?

We're in the home stretch! The holiday parties and dinners and gift-givings are in full swing. Is your home ready? The Holiday Checklist From guest rooms to bathrooms, it's important to help friends and family feel at home in a clean house. To get there, you'll need...

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Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Each year, people spend over $10 billion on flu-related doctor's visits. In fact, about 200,000 Americans enter the hospital annually due to flu complications. Even in mild cases, the flu is miserable and can last for 3 to 7 days. Let's talk about things that can help...

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3 DIY Projects That You Should Leave to the Pros

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is a huge trend these days - as it should be! There are so many cool things that people have created to spice up their home and these projects can be so rewarding! However, there might be some things you just shouldn't do yourself, and leave it to...

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Is Carpet Protectant Worth It?

Whether or not you're a "take your shoes off at the door" type person, you don't want to see your carpets become a smorgasbord of stains and bacteria. Obviously, spills and prints are pretty hard to avoid in the long run, but there is a way to keep the majority of...

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Carpet Cleaning Facts!

Do Carpets Help Keep Your Home Clean or Do They Make It Worse? The answer is both. Carpets and rugs can act as air filters, trapping dirt and allergens and preventing them from circulating freely in the air. (That’s in contrast to hard surfaces, on which dirt and dust...

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Develop A Family Cleaning Schedule

It's not always easy to keep your home clean. Beds need to be made, floors need to be mopped, and dishes need to be cleaned. Why do all the work yourself? Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a...

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You Vs. The Professional Carpet Cleaner

In today’s world, everybody likes saving a few bucks. We often look for expenses we can cut, or things we could substitute in order to spend less. Everybody loves clean carpets too. Have you ever thought about cleaning your carpets on your own rather than calling a...

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Avoid Steam Cleaning Nightmares

Steam cleaning has pretty much always been the go-to when deep cleaning your carpets. Usually this means you either rent a steam machine or hire someone to do it for you. The problem is that steam cleaning can cause massive problems later on. Fortunately, steam...

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How to Vacuum the Right Way

It’s pretty obvious that if you want to keep your home and carpets looking clean, you will need to vacuum your floors on a regular basis. Vacuuming has many benefits, including preventing soil from building up deep in the carpet fibers, keeping your carpet soft and...

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Put an End to Reappearing Carpet Stains

There’s a stain on your carpet. So, you scrub and you clean until that stain is gone. But then, to your utmost horror, the SAME stain reappears in the SAME spot a few days or weeks later. Has this ever happened to you?   Why Do Carpet Stains Come Back After I Have...

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Surprising Allergy Statistics

Do you happen to know or realize what’s growing and living right beneath your feet in your home? In this blog post we thought we’d share 10 of the rather shocking allergy statistics, where these allergens come from, and how you can get rid of them. How Common...

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Why Choose Green Carpet Cleaning?

There are many professional carpet cleaners out there competing for your business. So how can you narrow down your options to make the best choice for your home and budget? We’re here to inform and help you in the decision making process by sharing some of the...

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Renew Your Outdoor Tile For Your Next Party!

Anyone who has a backyard knows that a party can go down at a moment’s notice. It’s fun to get a lot of use out of your back patio! Whether you’re throwing a neighborhood get-together or just invited some friends over for a barbecue, you want the tile on your back...

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Natural Home Cleaning Products

It’s important to keep your home clean and free of germs to ensure the healthiest living environment possible for your loved ones that live with you. You may feel the need to go overboard with the types of products you purchase to get your home super clean, but if you...

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Getting Paint Out of Your Carpets

Do your young children always seem to show you their artwork capabilities on your carpet? If this has happened to you before, or think it may happen sometime in the future, this blog post is for you. We’ll share some ways to fix those paint and crayon spills in order...

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Man’s Best Friend, Carpets Biggest Foe

We all love our pets and consider them to be part of the family from the moment we bring them home. Having the joy and happiness that our beloved pets bring to our home is great for our family and our children. However, what many new pet owners might forget is that...

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Take Care of Your Home, Eco-Friendly Style

Try To Skip Store Brand Cleaning Products It is very convenient to have so many different options of cleaning products at the store. No matter what you are looking for, they most likely have it! Everything from stain removers, to flea eliminator, to even toilet...

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Useful Area Rug Tips For Your Small Living Space

Trying to decide on how to best decorate your small living space in your home? You might put some thought into using area rugs to add style. Rugs can add warmth and coziness to your small living spaces, as well as provide a colorful design to any room. Also, they are...

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How to Sanitize Your Garage Sale Furniture

It is always a fun adventure looking for used furniture at garage sales or antique stores. It can be even better of you happen to inherit a piece of furniture from a relative or friend. There are some great items of furniture out there at great prices. No matter how...

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The Stain That Never Leaves

It’s common for some stains to return, even after you believe you’ve thoroughly cleaned and removed them from your carpet or sofa. This issue can cause a lot of frustration as you continue to scrub and force the stain out, only to have it return. To really understand...

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How to Protect Rugs in High-Traffic Areas

It is common to protect high traffic areas in the walkways of your home by laying down throw rugs. But how do you keep your rugs from wearing out quickly or looking worn down? You want to protect your carpet but also don’t want to display ragged rugs. It may seem...

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Should I Clean the Carpets Before I Move In?

Should You Clean the Carpets Before You Move into Your New Home? Buying a new home can be an exciting endeavor, but it can also mean a lot of work. There are many tasks that need to be completed before, during, and after the move. However, there is no better time to...

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Serving In Our Community

John Hess, the owner of John's Chem-Dry of Whatcom County, which is located in Bellingham, is currently involved as a volunteer with the The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC or NSCC) program with his two children through the United States Navy (USN). He...

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Tips For Keeping A Clean & Healthy Business

When a customer walks into your store or office they don’t see your experience or know-how, they only see a room. Keeping that space clean and tidy can do wonders for a customer’s first impression. Clean carpets are a must for any business because it’s representative...

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Best Carpets For Kids & Pets

If you are thinking of changing your carpets, and you have kids and pets, it’s best to put some thought into the decision. If you choose the wrong type of carpet it can go from beautiful to beaten-up in no time. Here at John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County it is easy for...

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How To Remove Blood Stains From Carpet

Blood stains are inevitable for every household. If you have children, then your run the risk of bloody noses and knee scabs. If you have pets, than you inevitably deal with a cat or dog that brings in traces of blood, dust, and dirt. When cleaning blood stains there...

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How To Lengthen The Life Of Your Vacuum

Do you feel like your vacuum has lost its power? If so, it probably has. Every vacuum has a limit and eventually will lose power. Here at John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County we know how important it is to keep your carpets clean, but excessive vacuuming can actually...

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How To Remove Spots And Stains From Carpet

Whether it be chocolate, blood, nail polish or sports drinks, every household will have its share of spots and stains. These blunders can be a disaster for anyone that likes to keep a clean home. Unfortunately, treating these carpet blunders isn’t a perfect science,...

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How to Clean Wool Rugs Yourself

Wool rugs are a must-have for busy home. If you have frequent guests, pets, and multiple people living in your home you probably already know how important a wool rug can be to the protection of your carpet and floor. In addition to beautifying your home, these...

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Clean Carpet, Healthy Home

Apart from keeping you home looking great, professional carpet cleaning keeps your home healthy. Do you enjoy the nearly 200,000 bacteria that are inside it as well? Although we probably don’t want to believe it, the carpet we walk on every day is one of the most...

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Tips for Clean Upholstery

Great upholstery can make an incredible difference in any home, so it is extremely important to keep it clean. The cushions, arm rests and decorative pillows probably get the most use of any item in the home and it only makes sense that your upholstery demands the...

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DIY Carpet Stain Removal

If you have children or pets then you are probably in search of ways to remove common household stains. This may seem like a daunting task, but there are several simple home remedies that make cleaning spills and stains easy and environmentally friendly for your...

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Whatcom County, Washington, including: Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Blaine, Everson, Lummi Island and Point Roberts, Washington.

John's Chem-Dry of Whatcom County

(360) 734-3551
2915 Cowgill Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
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