North Star Chem-Dry Blog

Read these tips & tricks to keep your carpet & furniture looking great.

Stay up to date with the latest industry news! Including carpet cleaning tips, healthy home ideas, and more, in the North Star Chem-Dry blog! Proudly serving customers throughout Apple Valley.

Say Goodbye to Pet Odors in Your Home for Good

Say Goodbye to Pet Odors in Your Home for Good

Love your furry friends but hate that pet smell in your home? Don't worry, you don't have to live with it! Our professional carpet cleaners in Eagan have the solution to those stubborn odors. Whether your pets mark their territory or have accidents, our specialized...

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4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

4 Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

As professional carpet cleaners in Burnsville, we have seen a lot of carpets. Unfortunately, that means we’ve seen our fair share of carpet mistakes too. Here are the top four mistakes that we see homeowners make so you can avoid them and ensure your carpets look and...

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The Gift of Holiday Carpet Cleaning

The Gift of Holiday Carpet Cleaning

As the holiday season approaches, many of us will be busy with travel plans, shopping for gifts, and endless errands. But amidst all the hustle and bustle of preparing for family gatherings, don’t forget that your house needs some attention too! Professional carpet...

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Carpet Cleaning Experts Explain Carpet Shedding

Carpet Cleaning Experts Explain Carpet Shedding

You're not alone in being concerned about shedding from your carpet. It can be disheartening when your newly purchased carpet starts to shed or when an older carpet begins to shed after years of use. Our carpet cleaners can help you understand why this may happen,...

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Leave Rug Cleaning to the Pros

Leave Rug Cleaning to the Pros

Area rugs help anchor home decor, but they can be tricky to care for, especially if they're made from delicate materials or have vibrant colors. Over time, rugs trap dust, dirt, and dander which can dull their appearance and cause musty odors in your home. To maintain...

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Carpet Cleaning With Pets (and Pet Stains)

Carpet Cleaning With Pets (and Pet Stains)

If you're a pet parent, you know accidents happen. Even the most well-trained pets can leave behind surprises on your beloved carpets and upholstery. These accidents not only leave an unsightly stain but also an unpleasant odor that can be quite challenging to...

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Proper Carpet Care Tips From An Expert

Proper Carpet Care Tips From An Expert

Keeping your carpets fresh and clean requires more than just vacuuming. While regular surface cleaning is important, deep cleaning is also essential to maintain the cleanliness and fresh look of your carpeting. Plus, professional cleaning helps improve the indoor air...

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4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove

4 Hardest Upholstery Stains to Remove

Tackling upholstery cleaning can be a daunting task for homeowners, particularly when confronted with stubborn stains. DIY approaches may inadvertently exacerbate stains and cause damage to your furniture. If you find yourself struggling to remove a stain from your...

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Is Professional Carpet Cleaning Safe for My Family?

Is Professional Carpet Cleaning Safe for My Family?

Proper carpet cleaning is essential for maintaining a healthy home. By hiring a professional Apple Valley carpet cleaning service, built-up dust, dirt, and dander are effectively removed. However, it's important to choose a safe and reliable carpet cleaning service...

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How to Maintain High Traffic Carpeted Areas

How to Maintain High Traffic Carpeted Areas

Installing carpets in your home adds comfort and warmth to your home. When taken care of properly, carpets can last for many years. The carpet care experts at North Star Chem-Dry are here to help with some tips for proper carpet care, especially in high-traffic areas...

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Can Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaners Remove Pet Stains?

Can Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaners Remove Pet Stains?

If you're a pet owner, you may have experienced the frustration of dealing with pet stains on your carpets. From muddy paw prints to the occasional accident, pet stains can be stubborn and difficult to remove. Don't fret! There is a solution: North Star Chem-Dry! We...

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What You Need to Know About Area Rug Bleeding

What You Need to Know About Area Rug Bleeding

Area rugs anchor interior decoration and add character to your home. However, their intricate patterns and delicate colors make them prone to damage during the cleaning process. Rug bleeding occurs when the dye used to color the fibers of the rug is not properly set,...

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Carpet Cleaning Red Flags to Avoid

Carpet Cleaning Red Flags to Avoid

Regular, professional carpet maintenance is essential if you want your carpeting to last for years. A reputable carpet cleaner should effectively remove dirt, stains, and traffic lines and restore the soft, fluffy texture of your carpet.   However, it's not always...

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We Offer More Than Just Carpet Cleaning

We Offer More Than Just Carpet Cleaning

North Star Chem-Dry is known for providing high-quality carpet cleaning services in Apple Valley, but we also offer a range of other cleaning solutions for surfaces throughout your home. From floors and countertops to upholstered furnishings, our professional...

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Common Upholstery Cleaning FAQs

Common Upholstery Cleaning FAQs

You may know it’s time to clean your upholstered furniture, but not be quite sure exactly how to go about it. If you’ve tried DIY upholstery cleaning, you have probably realized the results aren’t nearly as thorough or effective as you’d hoped.  Partnering with a...

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Add Carpet Cleaning To Your Holiday To-Do List

Add Carpet Cleaning To Your Holiday To-Do List

No matter how much you plan, the holiday chaos descends every year. Are you looking to get ahead of it this year? Even if you’ve already got your shopping list down pat, created a delicious menu, and arranged the arrival and departure dates for all of your holiday...

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Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

Common Rug Cleaning Questions Answered

If you have intricate, carefully crafted area rugs in your home, you might be wondering the best way to clean them without damaging their delicate fibers. Even if you have area rugs that aren't vintage, they still serve as a focal point in your home. It's critical to...

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What’s the Best Carpet Cleaner for Pet Messes?

What’s the Best Carpet Cleaner for Pet Messes?

Are you looking for a carpet cleaner that will actually get rid of traces of pet urine, not just mask the odor? The best carpet cleaner for pet messes is one that can break down pet urine crystals at the molecular level for efficient and effective extraction, leaving...

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Wrap up Summer with Deep Carpet Cleaning

Wrap up Summer with Deep Carpet Cleaning

Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air with your friends and family. Whether your family loves outdoor barbecues, pool parties, or simply hanging out in the yard, chances are you've spent a good deal of time outside this summer. While this is...

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5 Carpet Cleaning Tips

5 Carpet Cleaning Tips

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your carpets in between visits from your local Chem-Dry technician? Whether you’re hosting a party or simply want your home to feel extra fresh, here are a few simple carpet cleaning tricks to hold you over until you’re able to...

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How to Remove Pet Stains and Odors

How to Remove Pet Stains and Odors

Pets are members of the family and add so much value to our lives, but pet accidents are inevitable. These accidents cause embarrassing odors and stains on your carpets and furniture. They can also encourage your pets to continue to “go” in the same place in your...

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Looking For The Best Upholstery Cleaner in Apple Valley

Looking For The Best Upholstery Cleaner in Apple Valley

At North Star Chem-Dry, we utilize the innovative Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to thoroughly remove stains and accumulated dirt and grime from carpets without using excess water. However, the powers of HCE aren’t limited to carpets and area rugs. This...

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5 Benefits of Hiring Professional Carpet Cleaners

5 Benefits of Hiring Professional Carpet Cleaners

DIY carpet cleaning is common. Many homeowners opt to tackle this task on their own instead of hiring professional carpet cleaners. Are you aware of the many benefits of hiring professionals from North Star Chem-Dry? Did you know that among the many furnishings in...

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What’s the Best Carpet Cleaner?

What’s the Best Carpet Cleaner?

Finding the best carpet cleaner isn’t only about finding a carpet cleaner that can work efficiently to eliminate deep-set stains and the build-up of dirt and grime. Over the years, consumers’ standards have changed for determining which carpet cleaning services...

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Take a Look at Our Wood Floor Cleaning Service!

Take a Look at Our Wood Floor Cleaning Service!

At Chem-Dry, we’re constantly innovating to provide industry-leading cleaning services to our loyal customers. You spoke, we listened—and we’re now proud to offer our premier wood floor cleaning service throughout the Apple Valley, MN community.  Benefits Of Chem-Dry...

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6 Tips For Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

6 Tips For Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

Are your hardwood floors looking dull and grimy? Maybe your regular cleaning just isn’t cutting it, and it’s time for a deep cleaning. We are here to help! Proper maintenance of wood floors is essential if you want to protect them and keep them looking in the best...

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5 Things To Look For In A Carpet Cleaning Company

5 Things To Look For In A Carpet Cleaning Company

Carpet is a big investment that requires regular maintenance. That’s why there are so many carpet cleaners out there vying for your business. Not all carpet cleaning companies are created equal — so how do you choose the right one? It’s as simple as knowing the right...

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