For residents in the San Francisco Bay area in need of carpet cleaning I have a wonderful recommendation for you: Bakers Chem Dry. Above is a progress picture of work they are currently doing in my basement. Our home was hit pretty hard by the three days of torrential rain we saw last week and we are still in cleanup mode. The first steps were to get rid of all the furniture that was still in the standing water and then we were able to focus on salvaging the carpeting wherever possible. That’s where Bakers Chem Dry comes in, they were able to bring in their big guns to help remove any standing water and restore the carpeting and underlying padding before the water permanently damaged them to the point of needing to be replaced. This is not the first time we have called Bakers Chem Dry to clean our carpets but it was the first time we have ever called them during an emergency. I must say, all things considered they were incredible, attentive, prompt and caring. We wouldn’t have been able to save our carpeting if it wasn’t for Bakers Chem Dry.
It all started last week when we had that unseasonably warm weather and with it came the thunderheads and the rain. We were out of town and I suspected that rain water would seep in through the leaky back door so I preempted the damage by calling Bakers Chem Dry from our vacation spot and set up a time for them to stop by and give us a consultation. They were able to come by the house the very next day to give us an estimate of the damages and how much it would take to clean the carpets, tile, upholstery and the area rugs throughout the bottom level. I had used their carpet cleaning services before but this would be the first time using their tile/stone cleaning service. They told me that in order to fully clean the carpeting down to the padding they would need to use their green carbonated cleaning solution. No, this doesn’t mean that they put down green goo on your carpeting and then pour soda over it. Green carbonated cleaning is a way to clean your carpets using only eco friendly solutions and bubbles in the water. It should be noted that Bakers Chem Dry only uses non toxic and pH neutral carbonated cleaning solutions. So, if you have kids or pets you won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals.
It was actually quite fun to watch the green carbonated solution being used on my carpeting. First they perform a very thorough vacuuming of the carpet and upholstery. Upholstery cleaning is very intricate and should only be done by trained professionals. Once the carpeting and effected rugs had been vacuumed and most of the loose dirt and debris removed, the green carbonated system can begin. This is a hot water injections system that helps gently lift and remove the stains from your carpeting. Before your very eyes you will see the water going into your vacuum carrying the dirt away.