Chem-Dry Cares, Educating New Pet Owners on How to Maintain a Healthy Home

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company Raises Funds for Best
Friends Animal Society This Summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dedicated to helping families maintain a healthy and happy home, Chem-Dry
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning provides effective services for new pet
owners who experience accidents and messes that new pets often bring
with them. In an effort to encourage pet adoption and bring light to the
importance of adopted pets adjusting to their new homes, Chem-Dry is
launching a new summer campaign designed to involve its network of
franchisees in a fundraising effort to support Best
Friends Animal Society
(Best Friends), benefiting the adoption of
shelter pets across the country.

As the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on
ending the killing of animals in America’s shelters, Best Friends proved
to be the ideal beneficiary as Chem-Dry has become the trusted, healthy
home brand for pet owners. While Chem-Dry has conducted pet adoption and
fundraising events on a local level in past years, operators nationwide
will be encouraged to participate in this summer’s program through
add-on donations after service, local promotional offerings with
built-in donations, and direct donations generated from print, website,
and social channel communications. All funds donated through the Chem-Dry
Cares program
will go to Best Friends and aid their efforts to
support the adoption of shelter pets and Save Them All.®

Chem-Dry’s pet focus this summer and desire to raise funds for Best
Friends was inspired by a national consumer survey conducted earlier
this year, which illustrated the importance of clean, healthy homes for
pet owners. The study found that a full 80 percent of pet owners have
experienced pet urine accidents in the home. Despite that fact and the
other pet-related challenges they face, 65 percent of homeowners with
pets would go to any cost to keep their pets.

“Pets are beloved members of so many families that we serve every day,
and finding a way to recognize and support them across the Chem-Dry
system is important to us,” said Dan Tarantin, CEO of Harris Research,
Inc., parent company to Chem-Dry. “As more and more pets are adopted
into new homes, accidents are bound to happen. We’re proud that we can
provide a superior deep cleaning of carpets and upholstery and eliminate
stains and odors when pet accidents occur for these families, helping
them maintain a healthy and happy home for them and their pets.”

When pets relieve themselves on carpets and upholstery, it can not only
create unsightly stains – it can emit particles of ammonia that create a
pungent smell and can cause respiratory and other health problems. The
urine deposits can also contain bacteria, which can settle into fibers
and cause health issues. Finding a solution that fully eliminates the
odor and the bacteria at the source from deep in the carpet fibers can
be a challenge and frustration for new pet owners, sometimes even
resulting in them having to give up their beloved pets.

Chem-Dry, whose customer base consists of mostly pet owners, offers a
line of safe and effective pet and children-friendly services including
its Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.), which eliminates the odor as
well as the harmful remnants of urine accidents. In recent testing
conducted by an independent laboratory, Chem-Dry’s P.U.R.T. process
removed an average of 99.9% of pet urine odors from carpets and, when
used with Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process and a
sanitizer, removed an average of 99.2% of pet urine in carpets.

“Services like our Pet Urine Removal Treatment are key for families
welcoming new pets into their homes because they can feel confident in
being able to handle and resolve issues that may occur,” Tarantin added.
“I’m excited and proud to be raising awareness for shelter pet adoption
and raising funds for Best Friends Animal Society. This is an important
cause to us and our customers. I’m also glad that Chem-Dry’s array of
services can help new pet owners keep their homes clean and keep their
families and pets healthy and happy.”

For more information about Chem-Dry’s fundraising efforts for Best
Friends Animal Society, or to make a donation, visit

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery
cleaning service with a network that spans 51 countries and serves over
10,000 homes and businesses a day worldwide. Its green-certified
solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process
provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes
and workplaces healthier. Chem-Dry has been ranked the number one carpet
cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 28 consecutive
years, is listed as the No. 42 top franchise in the 2016 Franchise 500
list, and has also been featured in the magazine’s Top Home-Based
Franchises list among the top 10 concepts for 19 consecutive years. For
more information about Chem-Dry or to find a local operator, visit,
or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit
Chem-Dry is owned by Harris Research, Inc., which is also the founder
and owner of the fast-growing N-Hance Wood Renewal franchise.


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