Walk On Dry Carpet Cleaning is one of the original carpet dry cleaning companies established in Cairns back in the 80’s. Back then things were far different but the business was very busy with three vans servicing the motels and homes of Cairns with portable machinery.
Colin Starke bought Walk On Dry Carpet Cleaning in 1995. At that time the focus was on carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and area rug cleaning only and the method used was portable hot water extraction. This method involved pre-spraying the carpet or items with a cleaning solution, allowing it to dwell and extracting it while rinsing with a portable machine. We still use this process, in some cases, today. However, we have dramatically increased the steps in this process. Chem Safe Services, Walk On Dry Carpet Cleaning, Walk On Dry
In 2001 Colin built his first truck-mounted machine. Walk On Dry was getting a good reputation for itself. The high temperatures of water along with the high vacuum, our clients could see a real difference in our work and the end result. While Walk On Dry tried all different methods of cleaning carpet the primarily method we use is called hot water extraction or as some call it “steam cleaning.”
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In 2003 Michael Starke, Colin’s son wanted to come on board and could see great potential in these big machines. They keep the business names separate for many reasons. Michael called his business himself Chem Safe Services, joining the two business together in 2007. With the main business name Chem Safe Services, Walk On Dry was to be known as the carpet cleaning branch of the business, along with Quick Dry for water damage, Hard Surface for Hard Surface Cleaning, Polishing and RIP For our professional pest control branch. Chem Safe Services, Walk On Dry Carpet Cleaning, Walk On Dry
2009 has seen many changes to the Chem Safe Services, we operate from an office in Earlville, a place of business where the work vehicles, equipment, and accessories can be stored, maintained and services in a safer work environment. Our staff are going through professional training with the IICRC, ITI and Jena Dyco training institutes. Chem Safe Services, Walk On Dry Carpet Cleaning, Walk On Dry
With the business expanding and growing as Cairns and Far North Queensland becomes the ideal location for more and more people to live, move to and start their lives or retirement, we hope Chem Safe Services will be around for another 30 years.