Chem-Dry of Stratford Oriental Rug Cleaning Process

You never know whats hiding in your rug, or in Aladdin’s case what it’s been up to! Our oriental rug cleaning process is like sending your rug to a spa! Whether we’re cleaning a delicate, antique Oriental or a contemporary area rug, our exclusive process safely and gently revives the color, luster and beauty of your rug.

What separates Chem-Dry of Stratford from other rug cleaners is our specialized equipment that safely and gently flushes away the vast amounts of soil trapped deep in rugs without abrasive scrubbing, harsh chemicals or power spraying that can damage fine rugs permanently.

Chem-Dry of Stratford cleans oriental rugs with exceptional results! We use a very thorough, yet gentle cleaning method to take care of your beautiful rugs. We will handle with care every type of rug weather hand knotted, hand tufted, or machine made. Your rug maybe made out of any number or blend of fibers like wool, silk, cotton, nylon, and olefin. Your rug may be a Persian, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, or Tibetan Rug at Chem-Dry of Stratford we can handle and care for any of your rugs.

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Due to the wide range of material & construction among Oriental Area Rugs, we’d like to discuss– and possibly examine– your rug beforehand. Call and we can provide more specifics on our cleaning process & delivery process. Call us now at 630-562-3930

Mothers Day Carpet Cleaning – Gift Idea


Mom means being the first one up in the morning and the last one to bed. A mom is a resilient woman who can juggle bathing, teeth brushing, dirty diapers, sick children, laundry, house work, homework, lunch, breakfast, dinner, birthday party planning, and any and all the extra unexpected activities. Whoever said being a mother was easy was lying!! Motherhood is a difficult never ending life full of tasks, responsibilities, and worry. Starting from the day you find out your pregnant the terror begins. You have morning sickness which turns into endless hunger then discomfort and then finally the painful birth. After child birth you have the sleepless nights, the endless feedings and diaper changes. Not to mention the worry that comes along with having a newborn. Are they still breathing? Are they eating enough? Then once your baby hits toddler age it’s running around chasing them down to bathe, keeping them safe from themselves, the endless trail of toys, drink spills and food crumbs . How can you forget all the NOs? There’s the NO don’t touch that! NO don’t eat that! NO don’t put that there! Then its time for them to start school and even though they drove you crazy you just can’t let go of your baby. You cry and worry about how they are doing without you. When school lets out that first day and you find out they did just fine without you it breaks your heart a little bit but at the same time you are proud of how well your baby did and will do. As they get older and move on to middle school and high school in some ways it becomes easier to let them go but you are filled with all new kinds of questions, worries, and NOs. You will doubt your abilities and question your parenting. However, when it’s all said and done you will look back and think “wow how did I get through it all and where did time go?” You will remember all the love, fun, and laughter and not so much of the craziness and worry. You will miss being pregnant and holding a little baby in your arms. You will miss being the only one your child needed and depended on for everything. You will miss the school days filled with projects, programs, and award ceremonies. You will miss seeing your children everyday and the endless hugs and kisses they would give you. Those sleepless nights, dirty diapers, and late nights working on homework will all seem like it was nothing! I think Mom deserves a Mothers Day carpet cleaning.

We at Chem-Dry of Stratford, understand that mothers are rockstars, and after all the craziness of dealing with children they still somehow find time to clean the home. NEWS FLASH, usually house cleaning is not on the list of Mom’s favorite activities. Chem-Dry of Stratford’s cleaning services can make your Mom’s entire month special for Mother’s Day. Give her the gift of a clean, fresh, happy home! A Mothers Day Carpet Cleaning gift would be a sure way to make mom happy.  Call Chem-Dry of Stratford to clean her home while she enjoys quality family time this Mother’s Day!

At Chem-Dry of Stratford, we take CLEAN very seriously. Our primary cleaner, The Natural®, uses a hot, carbonating extraction to clean your carpets and rugs. Our product also dries in one to two hours so you can get on with your daily life. The Natural® is totally safe, non-toxic, and can clean even the harshest stains. It was even approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute. We deliver a “clean, stress-free atmosphere” to every one of our delighted clients.

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St. Charles Illinois Area Rug Cleaning

St. Charles Illinois Area Rug Cleaning is here thanks to Chem-Dry of Stratford.

St. Charles Illinois area rug cleaning: we know area and oriental rugs are a prized possession and you want it to be treated carefully. Due to a wide variety in construction materials and styles of area rugs, your Chem-Dry of Stratford technician will provide an analysis and prepare a no-obligation quote.

While area rugs are a beautiful addition to any room in a home, they also receive a fair amount of traffic and can quickly become dirty. Let the professionals at Chem-Dry of Stratford bring the patterns and colors of your area rugs back to their original beauty. Our expert technicians can clean nearly any rug and have it looking as good as new, and not to mention the rugs will dry in only 1-2 hours. Our cleaning products do not leave any residue, letting them stay cleaner, longer and our area rug professionals will also apply a protectant on your rugs so they will be able to withstand spills and mishaps of everyday life.

Your fine oriental and area rugs are your home’s investments and should be cared for accordingly. Chem-Dry of Stratford’s expert area rug cleaners are Wheaton’s top rug cleaning professionals, and we can renew the original vibrant colors and patterns of your oriental rugs.

Chem-Dry of Stratford will ensure that your fine rugs are cleaned and handled only by our trained and certified rug cleaning specialists. We evaluate each rug to determine the safest and best method for cleaning it. Depending on what will deliver the best results, we can clean your valuable rug either in our facility or in your home.

Chem-Dry of Stratford uses specialized tools and equipment designed for whatever kind of rug you have, including synthetic, wool, cotton, silk, and many other types. Our effective, yet gentle cleaning and drying process preserves the dye within the fibers of your rug, leaving the colors of your rug vibrant and fresh. And because our cleaning products don’t leave dirt-attracting residue, your rugs stay cleaner longer.

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Cleaning Special Types of Rugs

Special types of rugs require special cleaning care.

Keeping care tags on special types of rugs or in a file can save you from costly mistakes. Follow these tips for taking care of specialty rugs.

  • Woven or braided rugs: Check rugs for stitching breaks before and after cleaning. Check labels to determine whether small braided rugs are washable. If they are, place them in a zippered pillowcase or mesh laundry bag. Wash in cool water on a gentle cycle, rinsing thoroughly. Tumble dry on a low setting. Place large braided rugs on a vinyl or concrete floor or place an old blanket beneath them. Sponge commercial carpet-cleaning foam over the surface and rub it in according to the product directions. Finish by rinsing or vacuuming. Dry thoroughly before replacing the rug on the floor.
  • Handmade, hand-knotted, antique, and Oriental rugs: Vacuum a new Oriental rug as you would carpet and wool area rugs. Use special care with delicate vintage or antique rugs. Protect them from the vacuum by placing a piece of nylon screen over the rug and weighting it down with books or bricks. Vacuum over the screen. Or, tie a piece of nylon mesh over the vacuum attachment and change the mesh frequently as dirt accumulates. Have these rugs professionally cleaned once a year. Rotate rugs to ensure even wear; direct exposure to sun will cause fading.
  • Note: When buying antique rugs, learn as much as you can from the seller about the rug’s fiber content and construction. Ask for care tips.
  • Coir, sisal, rush, and grass rugs: Rugs made from these natural fibers feature an open weave that allows dirt to sift through to the floor beneath. Vacuum frequently, removing the rug occasionally to vacuum the floor, as well. Many of these rugs are reversible; if so, flip every time you vacuum for even wear.
  • To clean stains or discolorations on a room-size natural-fiber rug, leave it in place. Protect the floor beneath it with a plastic drop cloth and towel. Scrub the stains with a soft brush dipped in soapy water. Rinse with clear water. Place a towel over the wet area. Blot the cleaned spot as dry as possible. Use a portable fan or hair dryer to speed drying. Move small rugs to a protected table or counter to clean. Water weakens the fibers, so work quickly and dry thoroughly to extend the life of these rugs.
  • Some natural-fiber rugs are constructed in squares that are sewn together. Buy a few extra squares or a smaller size of the same rug. If a rug square becomes irrevocably stained, clip the threads that hold it in place and replace with a new square. Hand-stitch it in place with heavy-duty carpet thread.
  • Fur, sheepskin, and hair-on hides: Shake unscented talcum powder on fur, sheepskin, and hair-on hide rugs and leave for several hours. Brush the talcum powder through the hair, then shake it out. Repeat this process several times, depending on the length of the fur.
  • To clean the back of such a rug, use a clean cotton cloth dipped in lukewarm soapy water. Wipe off any dirt or spills. Rinse with a cloth dipped in clean water and allow to dry completely before putting back in place.

About Deep Cleaning

Washing and drying small rugs. Consult care labels for small rugs to determine whether they should be dry-cleaned, spot-cleaned, or laundered. A dry-cleaning-only label might indicate that a rug is not colorfast. Test before spot-cleaning.

When you determine that a rug is washable, machine-wash it on the delicate cycle. To reduce the risk of tangling long fringe, divide the fringe into several hanks and wrap each one with white string. Place the rug in a mesh laundry bag or zippered pillowcase to protect it from the agitator, and wash in cold water on the gentle cycle.

Hang wet rugs over a clothes-drying rack, a slatted picnic table, or several bricks stacked on a porch, patio, or breezeway. Hanging a wet rug over a single clothesline will distort the shape of the rug as it dries. Small rugs made from synthetic fibers similar to carpeting can be laid to dry on a small worktable or counter that is protected by a drop cloth, old sheets, or towels.

Area rugs will benefit from a deep cleaning every 12-18 months. When using commercial cleaning products for the first time, test a small area of the rug to ensure that it is colorfast and not otherwise damaged by the product. To thoroughly clean a large rug, place it on a vinyl or concrete surface and apply carpet-cleaning foam and rub in according to directions. Finish by rinsing or vacuuming. Make sure the rug is dry before replacing it.

Dry-cleaning might also be an option for small- to mid-size rugs — check the labels for care instructions.

Stain-Removal Guide for Rugs

Time is of the essence when your rug becomes stained. Remember to blot — not rub — the stain and remove moisture from spills as quickly as possible.

  • Alcohol and soft drinks: Use a solution of 1 teaspoon liquid dish detergent, 1 quart of warm water, and 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply to the stain, rinse, then blot dry.
  • Coffee or tea: Using the detergent mix above, apply to stain, rinse, and blot. If a stain remains, use a commercial spot carpet cleaner.
  • Fat-based stains: For foods such as butter, margarine, or gravy, use a dry-solvent spot carpet cleaner.
  • Gum: Peel off what you can, then put ice cubes in a plastic bag and harden the gum, scraping the gum off with a spoon or dull knife. Vacuum and use a dry-solvent spot cleaner if needed.
  • Paint: For acrylic and latex paint, while the stain is still wet, spot-clean with the detergent solution. If color remains, dab with rubbing alcohol. For oil-base paint, sponge with odorless mineral spirits, being careful not to soak through to the backing.
  • Tomato sauce: Sponge with cool water, dab with detergent solution or a citrus-oxygen cleaner. Rinse with a solution of 1 cup white vinegar and 2 cups of water and blot until dry.
  • Urine, feces, and vomit: Apply detergent solution or a citrus-oxygen cleaner, rinse, and blot until dry.
  • Melted wax: Use the same treatment as gum, hardening it with ice cubes in a plastic bag and scraping. Dampen a clean white cloth or cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and blot to remove any remaining wax.

Be sure to Contact Chem-Dry of Stratford for all your Special Types of Rugs and Carpet cleaning needs!

Rugs: Why You Need Them

Rugs can be a great accent to any room. Here’s why

Rugs have long been a favorite for covering floors. They’re used to bring ambience and style to rooms by decorators and interior designers everywhere. They can bring definition to a scattered room, add warmth to an austere space, cover floor blemishes, or bring an exotic look to an otherwise ordinary room. Since tile and hardwood floors are in vogue, rugs are also in vogue.

They cover homely floors

Does your floor have a tile that’s broken, a square of linoleum that’s peeling, or a section of plush white carpet with an unsightly stain? Is the hardwood floor looking worn? A well-placed rug can cover these problems or at least make them less noticeable. Because everyone will be looking at that fabulous rug.

They come in all shapes and sizes

Do you have an odd-shaped area or a collection of mismatched furniture that needs some cohesion? Well, there’s probably a rug that will fit the occasion. They come in all kinds of sizes and shapes—postage stamps, runners, rectangles, squares, circles, and more. Sometimes, animal skins are turned into rugs. Really, a rug can be any shape. Nowadays, you can even get custom-designed rugs made from your own drawings or artwork.

They turn a room into something different

Rugs have a way of adding flavor to a room. Perhaps your living room somehow ended up with everything in beige—walls, curtains, carpet, and couch. Placing a colorful rug in just the right spot can liven up the room in no time. Perhaps you’d like to bring some exotic flavor from another country into your home. They are an easy—and budget-friendly—way to do that. With rugs, it’s also easy to change up your decor.

They protect your floor

High-traffic areas wear out sooner than other sections of your floor. You can protect these areas from wear if you use rugs. Entryways, sink areas, mudrooms, and hallways are all places that need to handle extra traffic. For these areas, it’s best to choose rug colors that camouflage dirt.

They cut down on noise

Perhaps you enthusiastically put a gorgeous hardwood floor throughout your entire house, but realized later that all the sounds in your house are amplified. Here’s where a quick investment in a few large rugs can solve the problem. Not only will rugs dampen sounds, but they will also create a softer, warmer place for your feet to land.

Once you’ve got that lovely rug placed in its spot, fulfilling its intended purpose, it’s important to keep it in tip-top shape. Many rugs require special cleaning techniques. You may need to get a rug cleaning professional to help you out.

Jo Anne & Tom Matzuka
Local Owners of Chem-Dry of Stratford


Carpet Cleaning

Three (3) Areas Only $169

Up to 400 sq. ft., additional carpet at 55 cents per sq.ft., Stairs, Landings and Area rugs priced separately. Not valid w/other discounts; Min charges may apply. Hot Carbonated Extraction Cleaning Method. Expires 12/29/23.  Call Chem-Dry of Stratford at (630) 562-3930.



Carpet Cleaning

Five (5) Areas Only $259

Up to 600 sq. ft., additional carpet at 55 cents per sq.ft., Stairs, Landings and Area rugs priced separately. Not valid w/other discounts; Min charges may apply. Hot Carbonated Extraction Cleaning Method. Expires 12/29/23. Call Chem-Dry of Stratford at (630) 562-3930.


Carpet Cleaning

Whole House Special $425

Up to 1,000 sq. ft., additional carpet at 55 cents per sq.ft., Stairs, Landings and Area rugs priced separately. Not valid w/other discounts; Min charges may apply. Hot Carbonated Extraction Cleaning Method. Expires 12/29/23. Call Chem-Dry of Stratford at (630) 562-3930.

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