The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 17, 2013

Magic carpet dried

New carpet cleaning specialists offer the power of carbonation

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

— A new carpet and upholstery cleaning crew has set up shop in Beckley, offering a “drier, healthier and cleaner” option.

Unlike many other carpet cleaning specialists, Reliable Chem-Dry uses carbonation to extract more dirt and grime, giving carpets a deeper clean.

Joe Dravenstott, customer service representative and technician, said the carbonated cleaning substances require only a fraction of the water needed by most steam cleaners.

“This allows your carpet to dry quicker and helps prevent mold and mildew growth.”

Chem-Dry has a signature cleaning solution, The Natural, which is nontoxic and great for homes with pets and kids.

Carpets are left clean and dry within one to two hours, versus one to two days with steam cleaning methods.

“We don’t need soaps, detergents or harsh chemicals to accomplish our great cleaning results because we’ve got the power of crystal clear carbonating bubbles.”

While many people believe the best method for carpet-cleaning is to soak it, then suck out the water, this method may have some serious drawbacks, according to the Chem-Dry crew.

“For steam cleaners to get your carpet clean, they have to force excessive amounts of water into it, which, when left behind, can create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria in just hours.”

They said it can also leave behind chemicals and dirt-attracting residue.

Chem-Dry boasts that it can remove almost any stain — “If we can’t get it out, no one can.”

Technicians will prepare an on-site evaluation for any stains and will also provide a no-obligation estimate.

Chem-Dry also has a special product, P.U.R.T., that will remove pet urine and odor.

Upholstery and furniture cleaning services are also available with Chem-Dry.

“It is safe for all kinds of upholstery, including some of the finest natural fibers and the hardiest synthetics.”

A fabric protector is also put on upholstery that will form a water and oil repellent on the surface of the material.

Reliable Chem-Dry is located at 327 Neville St., Beckley.

For more information, call 1-681-238-5431, e-mail, or check them out online at

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