27 October 2016
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coffee Stain Removal

Coffee spills if not cleaned up immediately can result in permanent staining of your carpeting. When coffe is spilled onto a fiber your dealing with 4 components; 1) Heat – When coffe is spilled can be upwards of 200 degrees essentially openimg dye receptor sites to recieving the coffee coloring or colorant called tanin. 2)  […]


2 October 2014
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Over the counter stain removers will damage your carpeting!

Over the counter products are readily available to remove everything from pet stains and odors to wine stains.  These products contain solvents.   When  using the term solvent I am referring to liquids and sprays that are petroleum based vs. water based.  These products have a distinctive smell similar to turpentine. When carpets are dyed at […]


21 August 2014
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Extending the Life of Commercial Carpeting.

Commercial Carpeting represents a significant investment for any business and keeping it clean can be a challenge.  Following these simple steps will extend the life of your commercial carpeting and keep your business or workplace looking it’s best. One of the most effective ways of preventing soiling of commercial carpeting is to have walk off mats […]


28 March 2014
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Soil Filtration Lines?

What are Soil Filtration Lines? Have you ever noticed on lighter colored carpeting that it appears that the dirt collects on the outer edges of the carpeting near the baseboards.  This phenomenon is called Soil Filtration.  It occurs gradually over time and it’s cause is due to  warmer air being attracted to cooler air depositing the air […]


7 February 2014
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Road salt is DAMAGING your carpeting.

While salt is a unavoidable necessity to keeping our roads and sidewalks clear, it can also wreak havoc on carpets.  This utilitarian salt is easily tracked into our homes due to its small granular size.  The salt either stays in it’s granular form or mixes with the snow and water and becomes absorbed into your carpet. […]


29 December 2013
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Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning in Manhattan IL

Furniture is a discernable investment in the overall comfort and look of your home.  Everyday use leaves a build-up of soil, body oils, allergens and even dustmites embedded in the fabric of your upholstery. At Enviro-Green Carpet Cleaning our truck mounted hot water extraction used in conjunction with our low water utilization upholstery cleaning tool leaves your furniture clean and ready for use […]


16 December 2013
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How to remove mustard from carpeting.

Mustard can enhance the flavor of some of America’s favorite comfort foods, however it does not enhance the look of your carpeting.  On a recent carpet cleaning job in Orland Park a distraught customer asked for some simple tips on stain removal.  I noticed that there were mustard stains near one of the chairs and […]


28 November 2013
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Removing Those Thanksgiving Spills From Your Carpeting

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home should not be a worriesome time where you are more concerrned about your clean home and carpeting than you are making sure all are appreciated.  If spills do occur, the number one consideration that should be taken into account when cleaning up is to Blot! Prior to Blotting the […]


10 November 2013
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How to remove Gum from carpeting.

Gum has an innate ability to bond to carpet.  This makes its removal messy and difficult. There is an easier way and the answer is found in both your freezer and garage. Items you will need: 1) Ice cubes 2) Plastic Bag 3) WD-40 4) Spoon / knife 5) Warm Water mixed with small amount of […]


23 July 2013
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Does Carpet Protectant really work ?

I frequently am asked “Do carpet protectors really work?” An abreviated response would be,  “Positively!” Carpet Protectants are applied to your carpeting at the mill where your carpeting was manufactured,  through noraml wear, soiling and highly travelled areas, that protectant wears off and leaves your carpet suseptable to damage, ultimately shortening the life of your carpeting.  […]