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October 20, 2016

5 Spooky Tips to Keep your Carpets Clean this Fall

Double, double toil and trouble things are getting spooky here in New Jersey! Here at Chem-Dry we have a few tips to keep those spooky stains out of your carpet! Click here to read more!

Happy Halloween New Jersey


September 15, 2015 

6 Tips to Avoid Fall Allergies 

Avoiding fall allergies this season can be a critical part of enjoying this time of year. Ragweed, outdoor mold, dust mites, and pet dander are the most common allergies this time of the year. The temperatures, wet leaves, outdoor allergens being brought in, and even starting up the furnace for the first time can trigger allergic reactions. To help our customers avoid seasonal allergies, A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry has six tips. Read our blog about our 6 tips! 


Tips for keeping your home cleaner longer and still being able to enjoy your pets

Most pet owners are mindful of the warm and welcoming company their pets offer. However, most pet owners in many cases are experienced with the terrible odors which go along with having pets! Whether these kinds of smells might be the consequence of a dog that's just come from playing outside, or perhaps a new puppy that's been house training, these can be a huge burden and tough to get rid of. Often kids and pets often share the very same floor space, however, it's important to eliminate odors from pets along with their accidents


Summer Home Improvement

Now that summer's finally here (officially, anyway), click here to improve your home this summer.

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Carpet Cleaning for Father's Day

This Father's Day, give Dad a gift that lasts! Click here to read about why a clean home is the best gift for Dad.

spring cleaning tips to alleviate allergies

Spring Cleaning Tips for Allergy Relief

Spring is here! Don't get frustrated with seasonal allergies. Click here to read 10 Spring Cleaning Tips to Alleviate Allergies.

spring cleaning tips to alleviate allergies

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

There are so many great traditions this time of the year. Whether it's wearing green, or dying your clothes or food green, each tradition brings new memories! Click here to read about how you can go green with Chem-Dry!

happy st. patrick's day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is almost here! Click below to read about a few Valentine's Day facts you may not have known, and be sure to call us! A cleaner home is a great way to show you're grateful for your loved ones!

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Welcome to 2016!

The holidays are sadly over, and it's on to a new year, new resolutions and new memories! We're here to be a small part in helping you accomplish those goals! Click here to see how A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry can help with your New Year's Resolutions:

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It's a great time of year! The holidays are just wrapping up (no pun intended), and what a great year it's been! Click here to read about some fun holiday facts!

fun holiday facts


Thanksgiving is almost here! If you're hosting, you can expect a lot of memories, and great food, along with some heavy foot traffic. Don't fret, though! Click the following link to find out how A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry can make this Thanksgiving great!

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These Things are Hiding in Your Home?!

BOO! It's almost Halloween, and that means scary movies, scary costumes and lots of treats! Click the following link to read about the spookiest things hiding in your home!

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Spots and Spills

Now that school's back in session, your carpet is exposed to a variety of new stains! Click the following link to learn about how to deal with those troublesome spots and spills.

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Area Rug Cleaning

Are you in search of the latest dirt on the dirt and grime that gets trapped in the tiny fibers of your area rug? We've thrown together a list of the most effective ways to keep that rug looking pristine!

Click the following link for more information about the area rug cleaning Marlboro can provide.


Handling Carpet Odor

Are you fed up with smelling that unrelenting carpet stench? Unlike unwanted company, you don't have to put up with lingering odor! With Chem-Dry's signature deodorizers and fragrances, you can take care of that odor, giving your home the exquisite fragrance that matches the way it looks!

Click the following link to learn more about our carpet deodorizers and fragrances...


June 30th, 2015

The Natural

Let's think about this: Most people wouldn't dump any harmful chemicals or soaps in our rivers, lakes or forests. The question is, why would you put those in your carpet where you and the ones you love walk every single day? One of our main goals is to make sure that we leave your home healthier than we found it. So, a long time before 'going green' was all the rage, Chem-Dry devoloped a solution that won't just clean the dirt, bacteria, dust and grime from your carpet. Our cleaning solution does all that, while utilizing ingredients that are safe and non-toxic.

The reason we're allowed to clean your property without using harmful chemicals is all due to our main cleaning solution, The Natural. With ingredients influenced by Mother Nature, you will experience a clean that lasts, without having to worry about what's in it. So, if you're looking for a cleaning solution that does the job, and definitely has healthy ingredients that are safe, call Chem-Dry today!


May 26th, 2015

Spot Removal

If you've ever purchased new carpet, there's nothing worse than the panic that comes caused by a potentially permanent stain. If you do spill something on that carpet of yours, you may end up asking yourself:

  • Do I have to douse it, using water?
  • Am I supposed to dab or scrub?
  • Are any specific cleaning products essential?
  • What's the most effective way to clean this up?
  • Do I need a professional cleaner to help me out?
  • How much time do I have before permanent damage is done?
  • Are there some stains that require a different cleaning process than others?
  • Where in the world can I get some advice about how to get rid of this?

Fortunately for you, Chem-Dry has the answer to all of those questions! Yes, there are specific cleaning products that should be used to get difficult stains out. The great thing is, not every stain requires the calling of a Virginia Beach carpet cleaning professional. In fact, there are many options available to you that will allow you to clean those stains on your own. One, however, makes the other options pale in comparison.

Introducing... Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Removal

With Chem-Dry's Professional Strength Spot Remover, you'll be armed with a powerful, effective and safe solution to comfortably do away with those troublesome stains that come up occasionally. With our spot remover you can swiftly and effectively eliminate most stubborn spots from carpet, upholstery and auto interiors by using our powerful carbonating process. This method will lift those troublesome stains to the surface, making them easy to clean. And not only can you use it for your home and car, you can also use it as a pre-wash before putting your dirty clothes in the laundry!

Give A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry a call today for more information on spot removal, as well as free over-the-phone estimates!


April 21st, 2015


We all appreciate our families. Despite the fact that, there are things they do that irritate us. Several people have the common "loud eater" in their family. Others have parents that volunteer them for each opportunity available. Brothers and sisters can be overprotective, "clothes stealers", "secret tellers", and "cool kid wanna-be's". Pets are wonderful. They're there when we need them. They bring joy to our homes. In spite of how they can be man's best friend, though, there's one thing they do from time to time that seriously can give us a hard time. Let's be frank, they're messy. Whether it's slobbering, tracking in mud and dirt, or having an "accident", they can make that home of ours a little bit dirtier than it should be.

Thankfully, A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry has the answer to any and all pet-related stains. It's not only hard to handle a pet accident when it's taken place, sometimes the toughest part is figuring out where previous mishaps might have happened. Chem-Dry has uncovered a way to recognize the pet mishaps in your home and eradicating them (together with the smell) from your home by using our ground breaking cleaning product called P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). This product will contact the cource of odors and immediately begin a chemical reaction that, in turn, will literally destroy urine odor.

Here's how the P.U.R.T. process works:

  • A trained professional will find the odor source using a black light or penetrating moisture meter and determine the best plan of attack.
  • In worst cases they may need to pull up carpet for further inspection. If necessary padding will be replaced.
  • If necessary technicians will apply an odor blocking resin to the sub-floor.
  • After all prep work is complete, the area is rinsed with our deep cleaning carbonating cleaning solution. Any liquid or loose urine crystals are then extracted using hot water.
  • Next, we apply our proprietary cleaning product, P.U.R.T., generously to tack strip, sub-floor, baseboards and the carpet backing.
  • Over the next 24 - 36 hours, P.U.R.T. will go to work breaking down all the odor causing elements, leaving no odor remnants behind for a fresh smelling, healthy clean. The odors will be gone for good.

So if that beloved member of your family does make a mess in your home, give A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry a call without delay!


March 24th, 2015


The annual spring allergy season is yet again here. For those lucky enough to not have allergies, this time of year can be like every other. But, for the people with spring allergies, these couple of months can be the longest and most unpleasant. Don't lose heart, though! Chem-Dry has a cleaning remedy that removes an outstanding measure of those bothersome allergens. Have a glance below to check out what you could be experiencing without even recognizing it, as well as what our innovative products can provide you!


February 12th, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!


It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is almost here already! If you're looking for the perfect gift to give to that perfect someone then worry no longer, A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry is here for you!

Often we vaccuum and clean up around the house, but it's hard to know how dirty your carpet really is. As you probably already know, carpet acts as a magnet to dirt, allergens and bacteria. Fortunately, we provide a clean that gets deep down into the fibers of your carpet. This is thanks to one of our main ingredients, a Sanitizer, that removes all the allergens and bacteria hiding in your carpet for good! You'll be able to feel the difference!

By choosing A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry, not only will your carpet be cleaned thoroughly, but it will be done with completely natural ingredients! Don't worry, either, if you think it's too late to get that carpet of yours cleaned. The best part of A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry's services is that we leave your carpet dry in just a couple hours. So give us a call today for a free estimate of our holiday cleaning specials!


January 20th, 2015

Filtration Lines

Do you see dark coloration in your carpet near the walls? If you have light carpet, these carpet filtration lines might leave a pretty big contrast to your nice clean carpet.

It's common to assume the lines are caused from the vacuum not being able to reach that close to the baseboard, but that is only one part of the issue. Even the newest homes on the market will have tiny spaces between boards where air can travel through. Air shifts often and passes through these little spaces underneath the walls and doors due to constant temperature and pressure differences that occur in your home. Anything the air might be carrying then passes through the carpet fibers which clings to any debris it might be bringing in with it. With time, these small particles accumulate, soiling and darkening your carpet.

Getting rid of these filtration lines takes the know how and proper equipment. The process required to eliminate the dark edges is one of deep cleaning, agitation, and the correct cleaning solution. A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry has professionals that are extensively trained in getting out these carpet filtration lines. With the best solutions in the industry, we are able to break up the oil, grime, and dirt particles that are locked in the carpet fibers extract them permanently from your home. Not only is our solution green certified, but it resists resoiling; allowing your carpet to stay clean longer. If you're looking for carpet cleaning in Marlboro, NJ, look no further. A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry promises to deliver the best cleaning experience around!

Call today for a free quote or to schedule an appointment!


December 10th, 2014

7 Holiday GIFs Explain Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

The Holiday season is here! And with that comes the countless classic nuances we deal with every year. So, to commemorate the start of the annual festivities, we put together a few GIFs showing you how the holiday season relates to getting your carpets cleaned.

First, let’s be honest, the holidays can be great but they’re not perfect. There are some days you wake up and can just feel the chill from outside. Sometimes choosing a carpet cleaning company you trust can be hard and make you want to just sleep in.

It doesn’t help, either, when you finally go to clean your carpets and are met with a blizzard of dust and dirt that seems to have come over night.

So, when you do choose to get your carpets cleaned, remember one thing. Among the countless providers for carpet cleaning, there’s one that sticks out. One that will do tricks, even, to make you happy.

And even when the other companies are battling for your attention, know that the Chem-Dry process has proven itself over the years. We have a guarantee that has been tried and tested.

Because, after the dust has settled (outside of your house, of course), the last thing you want is to find out that what you really wanted turned out to be something different. With A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry you can rest assured that you will never be disappointed!

In fact, if you are surprised, it will be a good one.

You’ll dance all day long knowing that your carpets are cleaned, and that they came at a great price for you, your family, your wallet, and the environment!

But the best part of the holiday season isn’t the snow, the hot cocoa, hitting the slopes, or even the presents. The best part is spending time with those you love. We at A-1 Garden State Chem-Dry realize how important this is. So while you’re spending time with family making new memories this year, allow us to brighten those memories just a little bit, by making them a little Drier, Cleaner and Healthier. Call us today for a free estimate!


November 17th, 2014

The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet

Here’s something to think about: every day, you walk on your carpet, your pets play on it and your kids crawl on it. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween – or, just after Halloween – we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that a vacuum cleaner just can’t get rid of.

#5 – Allergens

If you’re like over half of the population in the United States, you suffer from allergies – and if you don’t, chances are that someone in your family does. Few people know that carpet virtually acts as an allergen storage unit, allowing them to be active in your home all year round and make you continually miserable.


#4 – Chemicals

You can’t even imagine how many harmful substances are lodged in your carpet fibers – and it doesn’t just happen over time. New carpets typically house formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene, some of which are even considered to cause cancer by the EPA. Even the new carpet smell that everyone loves is caused by 4-PC, a chemical that is known to cause eye and respiratory problems.


#3 – Mold


Even though steam cleaning can potentially help your carpet in some ways, mold prevention is not one of them. During the steam cleaning process, gallons of water are dumped on to your carpet, pushing dirt and grime deep down into your padding and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria underneath your carpet.

#2 – Bacteria


If you can believe it, the bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat. Do you wear your shoes when you’re walking on your carpet? If so, you’re tracking millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, onto your carpet, not to mention what your kids and pets bring into the house on a daily basis. Yikes.

#1 - Dust Mites


 And you thought spiders were scary! Just look at that thing. There’s no wonder this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. These things are what scientists call cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae, and they live in your carpet and survive on flakes of your skin. Aside from being incredibly creepy, they are a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world and can induce wheezing. Disgusting, huh?

Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. Chem-Dry uses an all-natural process that is safe for your home and that reduces the risk of mold and bacteria, in addition to the fastest dry times on the market. Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.


October 20th, 2014 - Choosing a Carpet Cleaner

When choosing a carpet cleaner, it’s important to know about the Chem-Dry method. Our innovative products and solutions allow us to clean deeper and healthier than any other brand.  We use the power of carbonation to make your carpets look and feel like they are new again. This is a unique cleaning technique pioneered by the experts at Chem-Dry.Carbonated beverages poured into a glass clearly demonstrate the natural "lifting" properties in carbonation. The bubbles will always rise to the top of the container. Using that same theory, we have mastered the use of carbonation to penetrate deep into your carpets, using millions of effervescent bubbles to blast and lift dirt and grime from the individual fibers. We have carefully configured this reaction to gather all unnatural particles and lift them to the top of your carpet, where we can then extract them using our proprietary hot water extraction technique. All dirt and grime will be removed entirely providing you with the most satisfying and thorough clean in the industry. With steam cleaners, though, they use high amounts of water to soak your carpet and "clean" them. Dirt and moisture are forced into your carpet creating a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria. It may appear clean for a time, but it isn't a lasting clean. Normally the excess water will take 1-2 days to fully dry We use a fraction of the water at Chem-Dry so your carpets will be dry within just a few hours. That means in the time it takes for your carpets to dry once after a steam cleaning, they would have dried 24 times if cleaned the Chem-Dry way. A deeper convenient clean, that's the Chem-Dry way! With low rates and high quality of service, we hope all will benefit from this professional carpet care. Put our unique methods to the test and contact us today!

September 18th, 2014 - Carpet Cleaning Tips

While having your carpets cleaned is never a bad thing, it's better to know when to call the cleaners. Most carpet cleaners wouldn't want you to know that there are easy steps to getting rid of those tough stains and spots. Since you are our first priority, here a few tips for removing stains and keeping your carpets clean.

Surprisingly, one of the best solutions to stains and spots is simply warm water and a white towel. Just dampen the stain and blot it with your cloth. Make sure you do not scrub or aggressively wipe the spot since this may worsen the stain or even fray your carpet fibers. The best way to transfer the stain to your cloth is by gently blotting it. The towel will become darker as you continue to transfer the stain from the carpet. If the stain is not coming out of the carpet, do not continue this process. 

If the stain won't come out with hot water, try club soda instead. Just as the secret to Chem-Dry's effectiveness as a cleaner lies in the power of carbonation, club soda features similar properties that make it a fantastic cleaner. Like you did with the warm water, use a clean white cloth and dampen and blot the spot with the club soda looking for transfer often. If club soda doesn't yield any transfer, then it's time to call a professional. The Chem-Dry way uses years of experience, along with the world's best carpet cleaning solutions, to remove stains with ease. For a free estimate, call today!