Last updated: August 03. 2014 9:42PM - 533 Views
By Jeremy Wallace



Anthony Weber | Troy Daily NewsThe Dry Guy, LLC, owner Doug Henness uses Host dry extraction carpet cleaning system on a rug Friday in Troy.
Anthony Weber | Troy Daily NewsThe Dry Guy, LLC, owner Doug Henness uses Host dry extraction carpet cleaning system on a rug Friday in Troy.
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By Jeremy Wallace


jwallace@civitasmedia.com


TROY — No need to wait on your carpets to to dry if you use the right guy.


Doug Henness, owner of The Dry Guy, uses the dry method of carpet cleaning. This process uses a very minimal amount of water and is safe for the environment. This method of cleaning requires no fans or waiting for the carpet to dry. During industry training, Henness learned that too much water on carpet can be a problem. This can loosen the carpet from the backing and even contribute to mold in carpets.


“I attended a class where the makers of the product teach you about various types of carpets, what methods to use and the chemicals that are involved in the cleaning process,” Henness, said


The product that Henness uses for cleaning is called Host and the company based out of Wisconsin. The special chemical that is applied to the carpets looks like orange saw dust. The chemical is sprinkled onto the carpet and sits for 10 minutes. When that time is up, Henness take a special combination brush and vacuum machine that sucks the chemical out of the carpet.


The Host system of cleaning the carpet requires brushing the chemical through the carpet and then vacuuming it up with a special vacuum. This helps to remove dirt and reduce allergens that can be in the carpet.


“I am a certified public accountant that is semi-retired and was looking for something to do with my spare time. I tried this service and liked it, so I decided I wanted start to start doing it,”Henness said.


Henness hopes that people will try his service because there are no fans required, no waiting on your carpet to dry and there is no harm to the environment because the chemical he uses to clean is a green product.


“My special vacuum has 150 percent more suction than traditional household models,” Henness said.


The Dry Guy charges by the square foot and gives his customers a price up front before he starts the job.


“Once you use dry, you’ll tell the others goodbye,” Henness said.


Call 937-216-9397 for more information or to make an appointment.


Jeremy Wallace can be reached at 937-552-2199 or follow him on Twitter @TroyDailyNews


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