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How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned?

How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned? I know that I am guilty of saying this all the time.   Do the dishes – I’ll wait until later Clean out my car – I’ll wait until later Vacuum the floors – I’ll wait until later… Get my carpet cleaned – I’ll wait until later… And a few days pass, a few weeks pass even months…and then panic sets in.   We hear this frequently from our clients about scheduling for their yearly maintenance of rug cleaning, carpet cleaning,...

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Does Carpet Cause Allergies?

Does Carpet Cause Allergies? A popular myth, but is it true? Ever since I became a carpet cleaner in 1994, one popular myth continues to stick around; installed carpeting increased asthma and allergies in humans and pets. We’ve looked high and low for scientific evidence to prove these “facts”, but have come up short. What I’ve found is completely on the contrary over the years. And we clean many surfaces, so we’re not here to sell you carpet and tell you that’s the end all be all...

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Viscose Rugs – A Big Problem

Viscose Rugs – A Big Problem Here at Rendall’s, we receive a wide variety of types of area rugs. Recently, there is one type in particular that has made us internally scream. Judging from the title of the blog post, you can probably guess which one! Yep, Viscose rugs. And there are many aliases for it too. It is also named “banana silk”, “art silk” (A/S), or “rayon”. They’re all the same, just different marketing names. Before we go any further, you might be wondering...

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Reappearing Carpet Spots

Reappearing Carpet Spots Have you had carpet spots reappear after you’ve cleaned them? It could be due to a condition called “wicking” which causes soil to move to the surface as carpet dries. What are Reappearing Carpet Spots? There are several layers to your indoor installed residential carpeting: the carpet pile, the backing (2 backings, actually – the primary and the secondary), the padding, and the subfloor. When a spill occurs, gravity pulls the spill down through the carpet fibers...

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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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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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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. 10. 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...

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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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Here is one of many ways we protect your property

Here is one of many ways we protect your property I‘ve had many contractors in my own home over the years and it always drives my wife and me crazy when some of them barge in like they own the place, tossing their equipment around and potentially dinging up our walls, doors, floors, etc. We work hard to keep our place tidy and there’s nothing worse than a contractor coming in and making a mess of things. Because it drives us so crazy, we promised ourselves we’d never be “that guy”.  In fact, we take protecting...

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