Spot Guide

Alcohol/Beer/Whiskey

  •  1. Spray with warm tap water or soda water.
  •  2. Blot dry. (Carpet shampoo may also be effective.) 

Burns

  • 1. Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to carpet shampoo.
  • 2. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.
  • 3. Trim burned fibers with scissors. If damage is extensive, call C&J CARPET-CARE for help.

Coffee/Tea/Cola

  • 1. Flush with cold tap water or soda water.
  • 2. Apply white vinegar solution and blot.
  • 3. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

Blood

  • 1. Apply cool dish detergent solution and blot
  • 2. Apply laundry detergent solution.
  • 3. Rinse with tap water and blot dry. 

Chocolate

  • 1. Apply cool dish detergent solution and blot.
  • 2. Rinse with tap water. Blot again.
  • 3. Apply white vinegar solution.
  • 4. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

Fruit Juice/Jelly/Soda/Artificial Colors

  • 1. Apply dish detergent solution and blot.
  • 2. Apply white vinegar solution and blot.
  • 3. Rinse with tap water and blot.
  • 4. Apply laundry detergent solution and blot.
  • 5. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

Grass

  • 1. Apply laundry detergent solution and blot.
  • 2. Rinse with tap water, blot again.
  • 3. Apply white vinegar solution and blot.
  • 4. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.


Ink (Ball Point)

Apply dry cleaning solution.

Gum

  • 1. Apply laundry detergent solution and blot.
  • 2. Rinse with tap water, blot again.
  • 3. Apply white vinegar solution and blot.
  • 4. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

Grease/Oil/Clear Salad Dressing
Apply a dry cleaning solution or carpet shampoo. 

Mud

  • 1. Let dry.
  • 2. Brush, scrape or vacuum off as much as possible.
  • 3. Apply dish detergent solution.
  • 4. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

Shoe Polish/Tar

  • 1. Apply a dry cleaning solution. Blot.
  • 2. Repeat until stain fades.
  • 3. Apply dish detergent solution.
  • 4. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

Urine/Animal Stains

  • 1. Apply dish detergent solution and blot.
  • 2. Rinse with tap water and blot.
  • 3. Apply white vinegar solution. Blot again.
  • 4. Rinse with tap water and blot dry.

As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust – and hundreds of other chemicals. When you come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals and toxins wind up in your carpet. If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems – one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, smoke and chemicals in your carpet.

MISCONCEPTION : One method of cleaning is as good as another.


No. The dry cleaning methods – which are dry chemicals, and dry compound – do not rinse your carpet in any way. Instead they leave a dirty residue. You might say they clean your carpet only halfway. The most effective cleaning method for annual deep cleaning is hot water extraction. Hot water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution, under high pressure, is forced into your carpet and then sucked out of your carpet. Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction as the primary method of cleaning carpets.Carpet cleaners use one of two types of hot water extraction. If they use a large unit that operates from a van or truck outside your facility, it’s called truck-mount extraction. If they use a small unit that can be brought inside, it’ s called portable extraction. Shaw’s first choice is the truck-mounted unit – and it recommends the small, portable unit only in areas where the truck- mounted unit won’t reach.  The truck-mount extraction unit cleans much better because it heats the water to a high temperature – which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollen in the carpet. Then the machine uses high suction to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet. This is the main method our company uses


MISCONCEPTION: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.


Not true. Many companies own hot-water cleaners but very few companies teach their employees how to use them properly. This is why it’s important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully.


MISCONCEPTION : The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.


No. We’ve seen so many problems arise from the lowest-bid companies that I suggest you NEVER hire a company that quotes the cheapest price. The two most common problems are


1) The price may not be for the services you want performed. The company may be equipped to remove only the dirt from your carpet. But you may want bacteria, fungus, pollens, dust mites and tobacco residues removed as well.


2) The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay. Many home owners have learned that the low price they saw advertised lasted only until the carpet cleaner got into their home. Then they were pressured into paying a lot more for a variety of add-ons. (Some cleaners even break the law by using illegal bait and switch tactes