Carpet/Rug/Upholstery Cleaning

Tips, techniques and advice on removing even the toughest spots and stains in carpet and furniture.

ARTICLES

The “Greening” of Carpet Cleaning

April 3, 2014

While green cleaning has now essentially become the “norm” when it comes to professional cleaning in much of the jansan industry, that has not necessarily been the case for professional carpet cleaners.


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The Pursuit and Perception of “Going Green”

April 3, 2014

There is no shortage of information about the topic of green and environmental stewardship.


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Just Ask Jess: What’s the Best Way to Remove Hair Oils and Food Greases from Upholstery?

Poor results may be due to the cleaning method, or, more likely, the chemistry not being used.
March 13, 2014

Jessika,

Lately I am not having much success cleaning synthetic upholstery, and am having a hard time removing hair oils and food greases. What am I doing wrong? 


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Talking Truckmounts with Mike Roden

March 3, 2014

Mike Roden has been designing and building truckmounts for the past 35 years, first with his brother Jim at Prochem, and more recently as the VP of Engineering at Sapphire Scientific.


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5 Steps to Soy Sauce Removal

March 3, 2014

Love Chinese food but hate cleaning the carpets and the stains? Say “sayonara!” to heavy, greasy food soils and soy sauce in these quick and easy cleaning steps!


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The New K-12 Clean Standard: What Does it Mean for You?

What defines “a normal fungal ecology,” “biologically safe” or “low VOC?"
February 27, 2014

The cleaning and restoration industry has been vexed with this issue for years - exactly how clean is clean? 


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Just Ask Jess: What’s the Best Way to Clean Rayon?

Rayon can be tricky to clean, as there are many issues
January 30, 2014

Rayon is the weakest fiber when wet and can literally fall apart or tear under your upholstery tool.


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Pumps 101: An A-to-Z Guide on the Heart of the Truckmount

January 30, 2014

Pumps are the heart of the truckmount, yet are somewhat of the unsung hero when it comes to making a truckmount tick.


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Many Names, One Purpose: Faster More Effective Cleaning

Presprays. Preconditioners. Traffic lane cleaners.
January 30, 2014

It goes by many names, but whatever you call it, it is the main cleaning solution in hot water extraction carpet cleaning, and a key part of most all carpet cleaning methods.


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The Value of a Rug Caddy (and How to Build One Yourself)

A rug caddy is an important piece of equipment for a comprehensive rug cleaning operation
January 9, 2014

You walk into your carefully set up rug cleaning plant. Water is pooled everywhere on the floor - someone forgot to turn the water off on the rug bath. About a dozen rugs that had been vacuumed, dusted and prepared for cleaning that day are saturated with water that overflowed the rug bath, possibly mixed with soil.  


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EVENTS

Rug Summit 8

9/17/14
Chicago, IL
United States

Rug Summit VIII is shaping up to be the best and most informative ever! This year's event will be a packed three days of learning, sharing and networking with your friends and colleagues in the field from across the country.

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2014 April

Take a look at the April 2014 issue with features on air movers, going green, carpet cleaning and new products & technologies.

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