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Stains

Spot Vs. Stain

January 5, 2017

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 usually CAN’T see it. It has penetrated the fiber of the carpet. A stain is usually something that has been…

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Soil/Filtration

January 4, 2017

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 with a cleaning solution, working it in, steaming out with a crevice tool attached to our equipment, and repeating the…

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Stain Removal Guide for Rugs

August 31, 2016

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 stain, rinse, then blot dry. Coffee or tea: Using the detergent mix above, apply to stain, rinse, and blot. If…

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How to Clean Spilled Paint on Carpet

August 31, 2016

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…   You’ll need the following items: A sponge or absorbent washcloth Cold and lukewarm water Mild dishwashing detergent   Follow these…

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Spot Cleaning Your Carpet

August 31, 2016

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 your hand. Repeat using dry towels until all the liquid has been absorbed. If the spill is large, use a…

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Spilled Liquid Detergent

August 31, 2016

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. Fill a clean spray bottle with the hotest water.  Spray down the entire surface of the carpet that has the…

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Brown Spots on My Carpet After the Cleaner Leaves?

August 31, 2016

Why oh why does this happen? This is called wicking. What is wicking? The act of moving moisture by capillary action from the inside to the surface (the free dictionary). So what does this mean to you? Or me? So, your carpet is dirty (so is mine). Actually dirtier than you think. Way down deep, maybe even through the backing. Once the carpet is steam cleaned the dirt in the carpet fibers has been removed…

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Filtration

August 31, 2016

There are black lines forming on my carpet along the walls, under doors, around air vents, and along the edges of my stairs, how come? You are likely having a problem known as filtration soiling. What causes it? Filtration soiling occurs because of air being forced into the room or space at a higher rate than it can escape from the same area, via the ventilation system. The air then seeks alternative escape routes, which…

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Cat Urine

August 31, 2016

Are you a cat person like me? Only not when they are doing things we don’t understand. Like urinateing on our carpets, it’s an irritating and smelly problem. Cat urine might well be one of the most potent, uncomfortable smells you’ll ever experience.  You will find a number of different methods to try, and it might take several attempts to remedy to eliminate the smell completely. If this urine has dried to your home’s carpeting, it’s…

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Some Stains

August 31, 2016

Some stains even a professional carpet cleaner cannot remove because they permanently alter the carpet’s color and/or pH balance. These stains include: acid toilet bowl cleaners acne medication alkaline drain cleaners chlorinated bleaches hair dyes iodine insecticides mustard with turmeric plant fertilizers A minimum of one professional cleaning every 18 months is required for most carpet warranties.

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