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What does CRI Seal of Approval mean?

What does CRI Seal of Approval mean? CRI Seal of Approval for Spot Cleaners You may have noticed that our new product Stain Fu (formerly known as Rendall’s Certified Carpet Spot Remover) is “CRI Approved”. You may be wondering what that means, and why it matters? What is the Carpet Spotter Seal of Approval? If you are one of the many millions of people in the world who have carpeting, you may have purchased a spot cleaner for spills and stains. However, not many people know that a lot of those typical grocery...

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Avoid Using Powdered Carpet Deodorizers

Avoid Using Powdered Carpet Deodorizers Why should you avoid using Powdered Carpet Deodorizers? The carpet powder deodorizer instructions say, “sprinkle on carpet and simply vacuum it up!” However, sprinkle deodorizers can not only set stains, they can also cause wicking, crocking, and even potentially ruin your carpet or rugs. What are Powdered Carpet Deodorizers? You may have seen these little cans in stores called “Carpet Deodorizer” that instructs you to sprinkle this powder onto your carpet wherever there...

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Top 3 Thanksgiving Food Spills (and How to Clean them!)

Top 3 Thanksgiving Food Spills (and How to Clean them!) American Thanksgiving is tomorrow and there is one thing that we all look forward to: the food! But there is one thing that we don’t look forward to: the food spills on the carpet! We know that it’s bound to happen, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! IF you are so lucky enough to have purchased our new product, Stain Fu, you don’t have to worry! Just reach for your bottle of Stain Fu, spray, and blot it up with some white towels! If you don’t have a...

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Let’s Talk About Carpet Protector

Let’s Talk About Carpet Protector What is carpet protector? Do I need it? There are 2 different types of carpet protector: There is a soil blocker and a stain blocker. In certain carpet fibers, there are little tiny microscopic holes called dye sites. Those dye sites hold dye. You can imagine a lighter colored carpeting would have the same amount of dye sites as one that is dark, but not all of the dye sites are filled in. Less of the dye sites are filled in on lighter colored carpeting. Carpet mills usually put a protector...

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Read This Before Replacing Your Tile!

Read This Before Replacing Your Tile! Should I clean or replace my tile? We’ve had many clients tell us that they want to rip out their tile because they hate it. But we say “NO! Don’t do that yet!”. We may just have a better solution for you. Usually tile itself doesn’t wear out. Is it possible? Sure, but usually it doesn’t. Usually it is the grout lines. Grout is porous and made of cementitious materials. Ceramic or porcelain tile itself is glazed and has a baked on finish on top of it, which...

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10 Myths You Might Still Believe About Carpet Cleaning

10 Myths You Might Still Believe About Carpet Cleaning 10 Myths about Carpet Cleaning Being a carpet cleaning business, we constantly hear bad advice and incorrect info about carpet cleaning. We took the top 10 myths that you might still believe about carpet cleaning and debunk them. 1) Cleaning my carpets will cause them to get dirty faster! IF you get your carpets cleaned improperly, this can be true. Since some methods leave behind sticky residue and soil, it is correct that improper cleaning can make your carpeting soil quickly. However, if you...

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Karastan Rug Cleaning Specialists

Karastan Rug Cleaning Specialists Karastan rug cleaning is important to maintain the beauty and longevity of your Karastan rugs. First, though, let’s go over a little bit of Karastan rug history. Karastan Rugs – a brief history In the 1920’s The Marshall Field Company modified an Axeminster weaving loom to create the world’s first machine-made rug. In 1928 Karastan Rugs was born, initially to skeptics who wondered how this “Mystery Rug” made by a machine would hold up to wear compared to...

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Holiday Spill Hero

Holiday Spill Hero You always wanted to be the Holiday Spill Hero, didn’t you? It’s the time of year for meeting friends and family, exchanging gifts, and… Spilling things. Never fear – your Holiday Spill Guide is here to turn you into a holiday spot and spill cleaning hero. We’re gonna dive right in: Step 1 – Let’s build a spotting kit A spotting kit is great to keep on hand all year long, and comes in especially handy during the high-spill Holiday season. Here is...

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Building our List of Local Contractors and Alliances

Building our List of Local Contractors and Alliances AWESOME LOCAL CONTRACTORS WANTED Our company, Rendall’s Certified Cleaning Services, is constantly building our referral network of awesome like-minded local contractors who do amazing work, are completely reliable, and provide outstanding customer service. Because we’ve been around for over 3 decades and have earned a great reputation, we get calls virtually every day from people who know of our quality but are looking for services that we do not offer. And because we massively...

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What do our cleaning products smell like?

What do our cleaning products smell like? “What do your cleaning products smell like?”, the nice woman inquired over the phone recently. She continued, “the last carpet cleaner used something so strong we had to air out the house for a week!” This is an awesome question and one we hear often. I’d like to share a story with you, dear reader. When I was a new Cleaning Craftsman apprentice many years ago, I remember one of the first questions I fielded. A nice lady by the name of M. Brown, whom we still work...

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