Posts by Lisa Shultz

Spot Vs. Stain

A blacklight detecting urine, even if you can’t see it, but you can SMELL it! The ONLY otc product to use on self spotting pet urine Steam clean halfway through with a stain. You can dye a lighter stain dark, but not a darker stain light. We also clean RVs! A stain is WORSE. You…

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Soil/Filtration

Soil or “filtration lines,” which are created by soot from your furnace, and in some cases, candles. Nearly every home has them to some degree. The dirt is located where you typically don’t walk. It’s possible to remove them, but it’s very time consuming. It requires taping the molding with painter’s tape, treating the edges…

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Jute Rugs – To Clean or Not to Clean

OK, SO YOU HAVE A JUTE RUG, DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?  I looked it up, here is the definition: “a rough fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant, used for making twine and rope or woven into sacking or matting.” NOW YOU WANT TO CLEAN IT…here’s a few…

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Why do my carpets have gray line along the edges?

Is this included in my carpet cleaning? At Anderson Carpet Cleaning, one of the most asked questions is, “Why do I have gray lines at my carpets edges?”  Those are called soil “filtration lines,” which are created by soot from your furnace, and in some cases, candles. Nearly every home has them to some degree.…

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Carpet Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

The Holidays are coming, and so are your guests. Some guests are planned and some will be the dreaded “pop ins.” Will you be ready? Our tip…Clean your carpets after the guests have left…You know the carpets will be dirtier than when you started.  And really who’s looking at the carpets anyway, besides your mother-in-law.…

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Stain Removal Guide for Rugs

Time is of the essence when your rug becomes stained. Remember to blot — not rub — the stain and remove moisture from spills as quickly as possible. Alcohol and soft drinks: Use a solution of 1 teaspoon liquid dish detergent, 1 quart of warm water, and 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply to the…

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How to Clean Spilled Paint on Carpet

Painting a carpeted room can be a nerve-racking experience (which is why I don’t do it myself). When your worst fears come true and a paintbrush, roller or entire can of latex paint takes a nosedive from your hand or the ladder. If you can’t get your favorite carpet cleaner out there that second…  …

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Spot Cleaning Your Carpet

Blot, blot blot, blot, blot, blot and did I mention blot? Trying to rub out a stain just pushes the spill into the pile and causes fibers to mat. Rather, blot up spills by covering the area with a clean white towel or a thick pad of white paper towels. Press down with the heel of…

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Spilled Liquid Detergent

I get many calls from people who have spilled a tub of liquid detergent… If you spill detergent on carpet…Here’s a quick guide to help you remove laundry detergent from your carpet.  Run your kitchen faucet until the water is as hot as it can get. Make sure the water is at its highest temperature.…

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