Learn more about Clean Living Chem-Dry & our history


A Little More About Us

We are locally owned and operated right here in Marin County by Salam & Sherry since 1986. We live and work here and we love this community. We want to help our customers live healthier lives, and we do this by providing clean carpets that lead to a healthier home. We pride ourselves in being a local Marin County carpet cleaning company that our customers can trust to deliver quality and affordable cleaning services!

At Clean Living Chem-Dry, we clean for your health like no one else. We make our customer’s homes healthier by cleaning their carpets, upholstery, area rugs, and hardwood floors.

Did you know that we also own and operate On The Spot Chem-Dry, servicing all of Sonoma County? We do! Get in touch if you need professional carpet or upholstery cleaning services in Petaluma or Santa Rosa.

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Photo of Salam Harati, the owner of Clean Living Chem-Dry

We also provide a revolutionary pet urine and odor removal service to remove pet stains and odors. One of our biggest advantages over other carpet cleaners is our convenience. With professional carpet cleaning from Clean Living Chem-Dry, your carpets will dry in hours, not days. All of the products that we use are completely safe for your family and pets.

We provide carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, specialty stain removal, upholstery cleaning, flood and water damage restoration and commercial carpet cleaning in San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Tiburon, Sausalito, Corte Madera, and Kentfield.

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 started working his way through law school in the 1970’s as a carpet cleaner working for many different carpet cleaning company. He eventually became unsatisfied with the results from the available cleaning products and began researching a better solution. Harris’ research consisted of many years of studying the chemical properties and reactions of a variety of cleaning formulas. Combined with continual experimentation, he was required to clean carpets with a succession of many cleaning formulations. This is comparable to how Einstein tried to build the perfect light bulb 100 times before he succeeded.

Eventually, Robert Harris discovered the ideal cleaning formula. His unique carbonated solution delivered exceptional cleaning and was 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 Clean Living Chem-Dry here in Novato, CA.

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