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Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
  A common question we get is how should I remove a red wine stain?  By understanding that red wine contains tannins and different acids will aid in the removal of these stains.  Tannin is a naturally occurring vegetable dye found in many plants, especially grape skins and, it is these different food acids that have the potential to affect the color of a carpet or upholstery.  Acids are very important structural components of wine.  If a wine is too low in acid, it tast...

Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
Halloween brings out all those ghosts and goblins and sometimes you will end up with a few chocolate stains or other candy stains on your rugs or upholstery. Now, what to do?  Follow these simple steps. First, use a spoon or a dull knife to try to scrape off any excess candy or chocolate from the fabric that hasn't been absorbed. Next, take a vacuum that has just suction and try to remove any tiny pieces. Now take a white cotton cloth and wet it with cold water and squeeze out any excess ...

Posted by on in Carpet Cleaning
Preventing those black lines along the edges of your carpeting ....... They are called soil filtration and will usually appear if you live in a major city like Boston or if you live in the suburbs and have a garage under or even sometimes an oil-fired heating system. It's soot that is drawn into the interior wall cavities of your home due to negative air pressure and exits out of the wall cavities where the wall meets the floor, depositing the soot in the carpet fibers which are acting as a filt...

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Fresh Nail Polish Spill .......blot, don't rub, as much polish up as possible with clean tissue until you can't get any more up. This is important. That's it and call us. Do not try anything else on it. You only have one attempt to remove this type of stain and it must be put into a solution state and removed with an extraction method. Only a professional will have the proper cleaner/solvent to do this. There is nothing you have or can get over the counter that will do this safely without settin...