North American Chem-Dry

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Meet the Owner, Mike Rivera

Mike was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1964 and his family moved to San Francisco in early 1965. Among Mike’s hobbies are skeet shooting, bicycle riding, scuba diving and just hanging out and enjoying the scenery. Mike has been married and has one daughter who is his pride and joy.

Mike Rivera started with North American Chem-Dry back in 1987 and grew the company from one franchise in San Francisco to covering Sonoma County as well. He loves being able to own his own business and to provide superior cleaning services to the city he loves.

Mike rivera, owner of North American Chem-Dry in san Francisco
San Francisco carpet cleaning team
North American chem-dry proudly serving san francisco for 30 years

We clean carpets and upholstery with the Chem-Dry process, which is the safest and most thorough method available. Our cleaner “The Natural” is safe, non toxic, and green certified. It uses carbonation–instead of harsh soaps and detergents–to lift soils and stains from carpets and upholstery, leaving them freshly cleaned with NO dirt attracting residues so your carpets and upholstery stay cleaner longer. Our solution is also Ph balanced so as not to cause browning or yellowing. Best of all, most carpets are dry in 1 to 2 hours rather than days, so you can enjoy your cleaned items the same day with little down time.

Our Brand Promise:

We look to excite our customers with the cleanest and fastest drying carpets and upholstery in the industry. When we’re invited into your home or business, we promise to expertly apply our products so as to be gentle on carpets and property and non-toxic for people and pets. Our cleaning services will be delivered by trustworthy, friendly professionals.


History of the Chem-Dry Brand

Robert Harris, founder of the Chem-Dry brand, was working his way through law school in the 1970s by cleaning carpets for a different company. After gaining experience in the field, he noticed some improvements that could be made in the cleaning process used. Harris’ research stretched into many years of studying the chemical properties and reactions of a variety of cleaning formulas combined with experimentation that required him to continually clean carpets with a succession of cleaning formulations.

chem dry has over 40 years of carpet cleaning experience

Eventually, Robert Harris, discovered the ideal cleaning formula. This formula combines the power of carbonation, providing a deep clean that is also safe and non-toxic. Harris founded Chem-Dry and soon the demand for his superior cleaning services grew exponentially. His entrepreneurial journey blossomed into a thriving success that has continued to grow since those first days in the early 70’s. From the very first small group of franchise locations, the original Chem-Dry network has expanded over recent decades to offer thousands of successful franchises throughout the world, including North American Chem-Dry based out of San Francisco, CA.


We provide superior residential and commercial carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, pet odor removal, rug cleaning, and tile cleaning services throughout San Francisco, California.

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San Francisco Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

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*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.
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