Sears Home & Business Franchises Teams with American Pet Association For New National Partnership

Sears Home & Business Franchises is the only carpet cleaning company in the country to have the APA’s 5 - star approval
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(COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 15, 2018) - May is National Pet Month and Sears Home & Business Franchises and the American Pet Association (APA) are announcing a new national partnership aimed at helping pet owners get family and pet friendly carpet, air duct and upholstery cleanings.

Jeff Pepperney, Vice President of Operations of Sears Home & Business Franchises, said “We are the only carpet cleaning company in the country to earn the APA’s prestigious 5-star approval rating. This means the APA highly recommends Sears carpet, air duct and upholstery cleaning services to all pet owners. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), four out of every five households own a dog and/or cat; therefore, an estimated 100 million households in the U.S. can benefit from this new partnership. Pets are an important part of the family,” said Pepperney. “To earn this highly coveted honor proves Sears will do what it takes to provide the cleanest and safest experience possible for families and pets.”

Sears had to meet the following criteria to earn the APA designation:

  • Create a pet friendly environment for cleaning. This means using techniques to effectively clean without impacting family pets;
  • Use of cleaning products that produce minimal stress for pets;
  • Promote and support causes that advocate for humane animal treatment

“The cleaning products Sears uses work quickly and leaves your carpet feeling fresh and like new. This makes it much less stressful for pets,” said Pepperney. “We also have specific training for our franchise owners and their teams to help them keep pets safe and secure.”

“The APA is dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership and deep home cleanings are essential to keep the home clean and healthy for pets and their human companions,” said Marcie Sapp, Development Director at the APA. “In our research for the best in home care company, Sears was the only company that demonstrated the levels of service necessary for thorough cleanings with attention to the needs of pet owners. This is why they are the exclusive APA Approved carpet, air duct and upholstery cleaning company.”

Pet owners can learn more about the designation at and schedule carpet, air duct and upholstery cleanings at

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As the nation's No. 1 provider of appliance services, Sears Home Services has more than 6,000 expert technicians who make nearly seven million service calls annually. Sears offers a complete solution for homeowners, helping members purchase, service and replace their appliances, as well as manage and maintain their homes and a variety of products within their homes, from fitness equipment to lawn mowers and snow blowers. Sears has the largest fleet of services technicians in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., and sells the top appliance brands, including Kenmore.