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February 16, 2015

Post Valentine's Cleanup

Valentine’s Day is not a widely loved holiday across the board (ironic, right?). Those that love it, though, love it. And, likewise, those that hate it, hate it. We’re not here to play favorites because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, whether your carpets are covered with chocolate stains and candle wax, or pizza and ice cream stains, there is still a mess to be cleaned!

Not to toot our own horn, but we’re pretty good at spot & stain removal. It’s true that some stains can be removed fairly easily without the need to call in a professional carpet cleaner. However, for those stubborn stains that won’t come out, even after tireless scrubbing efforts, it’s time to call in the pros. From lipstick and fingernail polish to red soda and markers, we’re confident in our ability to remove even the toughest stains.

Call us today for specialty stain removal in Las Vegas!

February 6, 2015

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How often should I vacuum?  This is a question that I get asked often and the answer varies depending on the person's lifestyle, but the more important question to be asked is, "How should I vacuum?" I hope that these 5 easy steps will help you get the most out of your vacuuming experience:

1. Use the crevice tool on your vacuum to get the edges in each room before you vacuum the carpet.

2. Vacuum the floor in one direction (i.e. horizontally).

3. Now go the other direction, (in this case vertically).  By going over the carpet twice in this manner you are lifting the carpet fibers so more dirt is removed.  This is especially helpful in removing pet hair.

4. Start at the furthest corner away from the door and work your way out of the room.  This way you are leaving those vacuum lines that give the room a fresh and clean look.

5. Try putting a few drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and put it in your vacuum canister or bag to freshen the air as you vacuum.  This is a neat little trick that can freshen your home as you clean.

That's it!  I hope that this information is helpful. If you live in Las Vegas, Summerlin or Henderson and are ready for a professional carpet cleaning then give us a call!

January 19, 2015

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Hi Las Vegas,

So I went with my scout troop to do something I have never done before: indoor skydiving!  It got me thinking of how fun new experiences are to try.  Are you looking for a different carpet cleaning experience than steam cleaning? Precision Chem-dry offers a unique cleaning system that uses less moister and is a green product.  That means quicker dry times so you can get to back to living in your home and doing more exciting things than waiting for the carpet to dry. 

We also do upholstery cleaning and tile cleaning so you can have a lot of those chores done professionally by one company making it easier on you.  What if you live in Green Valley or Summerlin?  Don't worry we clean there too! So give us a call and don't forget our January internet coupon that gives you a 20% discount on any service over $100.

January 12, 2015

January is always an interesting month. Even though Las Vegas isn't as bad as other  places most don’t like it because it’s colder or grayer than other months. Others don’t prefer it because it’s in the dead winter and it sometimes seems to drag on forever. However, with every gray cloud, during this cold period, is a silver lining.

January is a great time to get things done, and not just with carpet cleaning. The holiday madness has ended and we have a few free weeks before the craziness known as “Valentine’s Day” ensues. It may be a little bit chillier this time of year, but that means more time to re-organize the home and recover from damages that the last holidays made.

Although this may be a dreaded task, you’re not alone in the cleanup process. At Precision Chem-Dry, we’re more than happy to restore your home to its previous glory. We offer a carpet cleaning service that cleans deeper and dries quicker than many of the carpet cleaners in Las Vegas. We also offer upholstery cleaning and Pet Urine Removal Treatment (for the little puppy that Santa brought).

Call us today to help you get your home back in order!

December 16, 2014


Hello all our customers and friends in Summerlin, Las Vegas & Henderson! We are proud to announce that graduation of our daughter Ashley from UNLV! Yes even us humble carpet cleaners can produce fantastic children. You may have spoken with Ashley over the last couple of years as she has helped answer our phones when people have wanted to have their carpets cleaned. She may be leaving us though to go back East to continue her studies. If she does we will miss her a lot but are very excited for her future! I guess that this isn't much of a blog on carpet cleaning this time but remember we are the best carpet cleaners, upholstery cleaners & tile cleaners in the Las Vegas area so if you are looking for some great advice scroll down and read some of our other blogs. Thank you for all your support!

December 4, 2014

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Thank you Las Vegas!  This year has been a GREAT one for us at Precision Chem-Dry.  We would like to thank you for your patronage and by letting us help you with all your carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and tile cleaning needs.  

At your cleaning service this month, you will receive a FREE can of our Professional Strength Spot Remover (a $15 value- 1 can per household) with your $100 purchase.  Just mention this email when you make your appointment- and REMEMBER, appointments fill up fast so call soon.

We have gift certificates available in any denomination for those of your friends and family who would appreciate clean carpets, upholstery, or tile :)

Thanks and Happy Holidays from the Dowd Family


November 12, 2014

The Top 5 Scariest Things Hiding in Your Carpet

Think about this: 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 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. Precision Chem-Dry in Las Vegas 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.


November 7, 2014

November Special



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Hello to all our customers in Las Vegas and Henderson!

It's Thanksgiving time and we wanted to say Thank You for helping our family for the last 20 years.  Some of you have been with us as long as our children  (Ashley in this picture was 1 when we started and the boys wasn't even born yet) and we have literally seen some of your children grow up before our eyes, well in 6 month increments more or less.  We want to remind you that during the holiday season we are very busy so please plan ahead and book early to have your carpets, upholstery, and tile cleaned.  This month we will give you10% off your entire bill (minimum applies) when you mention this blog.

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Dowd Family


October 28, 2014


With the weather set to turn colder, indoor activities with the kids can be an attractive alternative to bike rides or playing football in the park.  Sometimes, though, indoor activities can make indoor messes - so what should be done in between those professional cleanings when an accident happens on your carpet?  Surprisingly, using clean water, a color-fast cloth and dabbing at the spots will remove many of the marks left by many common things we track into our house.  If that doesn't work, try one of our Professional Strength Spotters that can be purchased by calling us and we will deliver them to you!  If that doesn't do the trick then we would be happy to step in using our professional equipment. Just call us if you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or a surrounding area.


October 15, 2014

There are various types of carpet cleaning companies to choose from - steam cleaners, carpet shampoo solutions, vacuum cleaning and more, but Chem-Dry utilizes the industry's best, most effective methods of home carpet cleaning Chem-Dry has set the bar for the carpet cleaning industry. We have created a unique process using millions of carbonating bubbles to bring your carpets back to life.

Anyone who has poured a carbonated drink into a glass knows that carbonation rises to the top. Because carbonation has natural “lifting” properties, these bubbles will always rise to the top of your glass. Using an identical principle, Chem-Dry's patented solution penetrates deep down inside 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 patented hot water extraction technique. This solution allows us to remove all grime from your carpets completely, giving your home the most satisfying and thorough treatment possible.

As opposed to carbonated cleaning, steam cleaning uses high pressure and gallons of water on your carpets. This method drives dirt and moisture down into your carpet, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, and creates a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. Using steam cleaners also increases the amount of time it takes to dry your carpets, which is about 1-2 days. Chem-Dry, however, uses less water, making your carpet dry in only 1-2 hours. That is 24 times quicker than the competition, letting you get back to life quicker. Once you experience the Chem-Dry difference you'll never be satisfied with less.

We can offer all this and more at a price to fit your budget. So, go on, give us a call today to get your free estimate.

October 8, 2014


Though we can handle those tough jobs, it is better for your carpets to have them cleaned regularly. Cleaning your carpets every 6 months to a year will add life to your carpet by removing particles that accelerate the breakdown of the carpet fibers that can cause premature wear. At Precision Chem-Dry in Las Vegas, we use a low moisture method that won't cause mold or mildew to begin growing beneath your carpet because of long dry times. Give us a call today and we'll have your carpets looking sparkling clean without the steam!  (702) 438-2434


October 3, 2014

Chem-Dry's World Famous Spot Remover has a new look... Pink

For decades, carpet stains have been removed with the help of Chem-Dry's unique World Famous Spot Remover, a household spray can filled with a professional-strength cleaning solution. Now, the power of Chem-Dry's popular carbonating spot removal technology can be found in pink- pink cans that is. All in support of women's health and breast cancer awareness.

Each cute pink can includes a $1 donation which benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Chem-Dry has committed a $25,000 donation to NBCF that will help provide thousands of women across America with educational programs and free mammograms.

Cans of Chem-Dry's World Famous Spot Remover in pink can be purchased through Precision Chem-Dry by calling (702)438-2436. Chem-Dry's World Famous Spot Remover is a Green Certified cleaning solution and is safe for kids and pets. And, the unique formula works to remove the stain without leaving behind any dirt-attracting residue- so you're spots won't return.
To learn more about Chem-Dry's commitment to fight breast cancer, or to find information and resources regarding breast cancer and to donate to the cause, visit

Also, during the month of October, support the National Breast Cancer Foundation by donating your usual 10% repeat customer discount to them. Just let our Customer Service Representative know that you would like it donated when you book your appointment.

Thank you for all your support!

September 15, 2014

Easy Spot Removal Tips

We all know it is good to have your carpets professionally cleaned - but it's even more beneficial to know when to make an appointment. Although most companies won't tell you this, a lot of stains will come up quickly and easily with a few simple tricks you can do for free. At Chem-Dry, we care about your floors. Because people are our priority, we are pleased to part with some basic stain fighting techniques.

One solution is simple: warm water. All you need to do is dampen the problem area and blot it with a white cloth. Be careful during this process you do not want to damage the integrity of the carpet. By gently blotting the stain with your damp cloth, you will transfer the stain from your carpets to your cloth. If the process is working in removing the stain, it will be visible on the towel. Check for this often. If you don't see the stain picking up, don't continue blotting.

Club Soda is the next agent to try if hot water didn't work. Using carbonation bubbles to explode dirt and stains from the carpet fibers, Chem-Dry's solutions work similar to club soda. 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 this doesn’t work, then it's time to call the cleaners. Chem-Dry's exclusive solutions and methods are proven and guaranteed to provide for all of your carpet cleaning needs. Call today to speak with a carpet care expert about cleaning in your home!

August 14, 2014

Everybody loves their kids and pets - but that doesn't mean you have to love the mess they leave at home during the summer. Now that summer is over and the kids will be back in school, the mess will be much easier to stay on top of. With all the chaos that comes from preparations for the fall, you have enough on your plate to worry about. We'll take care of getting your home back in order.

Precision Chem-Dry in Las Vegas provides a deeper clean and dry times in just one to two hours due to our unique process. Steam cleaners use gallons of water to push dirt and grime down further into your carpet fibers, hiding the mess rather than cleaning it, while Chem-Dry’s carbonated solution removes dirt from individual carpet fibers and lifts these unwanted particles to the surface, where they are extracted with hot water. Because minimal water is used, not only does it prevent mold and mildew – it also allows your carpets to dry within hours instead of days! Call us today to clean up those summer messes!

July 16, 2014

Summer is flying by! From fun with fireworks to pool parties, bonfires, camping, hiking and all things outdoors, we should all be having an action-packed summer! But where does all the time go? In the midst of all these fun pastimes, we sometimes forget about completing all the projects around the house.

Precision Chem-Dry, however, is here to help! Our cleaning solution uses millions of microscopic bubbles that act like club soda to penetrate deeper and remove dirt quicker. This allows your carpets to stay cleaner, longer. And because we don’t use gallons of water to clean, your carpets will dry in only a few hours, allowing you to get back to enjoying your summer!

Call us today for quick carpet cleaning in Las Vegas!

June 25, 2014


Summer has finally arrived! That means there is a lot to do – good and bad! Everything from planning vacations and spending time with family to lots of little projects like house cleaning! We at Precision Chem-Dry are here to make sure you can enjoy your summer by taking off some of the burden associated with house cleaning.

We provide the best quality carpet cleaning that you need here in Las Vegas. We clean with a formula called The Natural, which is safe for both kids and pets, so you can be both safe and satisfied when we come to clean your carpets. Another plus that puts us above the competition, is that we use products that will help your carpets stay drier quicker – in only 1-2 hours, not 1-2 days!

So whether you’re planning a trip to the beach, or just around town, we at Precision Chem-Dry are here to help you get the most out of your summer!

May 22, 2014

As May comes to a close, so does much of our free time. There are many projects to do in such a short amount of time! From graduation parties to host and vacations to plan for the summer, cleaning the house – and the carpets – often becomes neglected.

We at Precision Chem-Dry understand your life may be hectic – that’s why we’re here to help. With our competitive rates and our solution that leaves your carpet staying cleaner longer, it’s no wonder that Precision Chem-Dry is a household name here in Las Vegas.

April 2, 2014

You may have a big family, or live alone. Either way, you have many more roommates than you can see.  Every time you leave your home, you track bacteria from outside into your carpets and onto your furniture. While this is just part of life, there are precautions that you can take to stop the spreading of these germs from your couch or your area rug to a dropped cookie or the fingers of a small child.

Chem-Dry uses a carbonated cleaning technique that is minimally invasive to your carpet fibers. We use 80% less water than our competitors, yet our powerful equipment extracts way more dirt and grime than any other carpet cleaning company out there. Also, our process provides you with a deeper clean, while maintaining a shorter drying time. That means there is less time for the bacteria and mold growing deep in your carpets and furniture to multiply and thrive on the moisture.

No one likes a roommate that skips out on rent. Don’t fall victim to the nasty mold stains or bacteria-filled carpets that could creep up on your before you know it!

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*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.

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