A dirty carpet is like a guilty conscience—it's always nagging you from the background, and it prevents you from eating off the floor in peace. Expunge lingering crud from your rug with today's Groupon: for $60, you get up to 350 square feet of carpet cleaning from Sweet's Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning (a $161 value). This Groupon is not valid for stairs ($2.50/stair) or area rugs ($1/sq. ft.). Groupon holders are also eligible for a 25% discount on any square footage that exceeds 350 square feet and a 15% discount on any upholstery cleaning.
Sweet's Chem-Dry's Five Star–certified carpet-cleaning experts use a hot, carbonated cleaning system to scrub floor-bound fibers by exploding dirt and grime and then lifting the offending substances away. These berber-busting detectives carefully comb over carpets seeking smudges left by muddy shoes or wandering Christmas trees and collaborate with customers to formulate a blanketing game plan. Heated water expunges carpets of filth, uses less water than steam-cleaning methods, and leaves carpets sparkling clean after drying in 1–2 hours, not days. Though powerful against shag-sullying grime, the carpet-cleansing agent is nontoxic and safe for use around children, pets, and houseplants that lean in for a closer look.
One sunny day, Rob Kelley's kids did something characteristically adorable: they decided to make juice from berries they'd picked in the fields. Not so adorably, they spilled the pitcher of just-smashed berries all over one of his dining-room chairs, and the dark purple juice spread across the upholstery. Luckily for the kids, their father owns Sweet's Chem-Dry, and after a session with the company's hot carbonating extraction system, all evidence of the accident disappeared. Kelley documented his success in a small Facebook album.
His team employs the same carbonation system, along with a green, nontoxic cleanser, to lift dirt and debris from carpets, area rugs, and car interiors. Propelled by a truck-mounted machine, the system's microscopic bubbles delve deep into fibers to push grime to the surface, where hot-water extraction flushes it away. Since this system does not leave residue the way cleaning a carpet traditionally or just letting the birds have at it does, carpets stay clean longer. Fabrics dry in up to two hours, and optional protectant shields carpets and upholstery from future stains.