The photo contest winner this month is Tony Grande of Tony G’s Pro Carpet Cleaning in Erie, PA. His company will receive a chemical prize package from Solutions by Steam Pros worth $250. Tony describes this particular job: “This rug was recovered from a fire loss client by a local restoration company that sub-contracts me to clean for them. They thought it might not be worth cleaning, but I said I would test an area to see what could be done. After a thorough vacuuming, I applied my normal enzyme cleaner with a citrus boost, did some light agitation, and then rinsed. I repeated a second time. The results were fantastic and the customer was satisfied.”

For an opportunity to win a chemical prize package from Solutions by Steam Pros (worth $250), send your images and a brief 100-word description on how you obtained your results to Jeff Cross, executive editor, at or 193 Purple Finch Loop, Pataskala, OH 43062. Contest rules available by request.

Did You Know?

Using hairspray to remove ink is an old trick, a thing of the past. Today’s hairspray products contain very little or no alcohol, making it worthless as a solvent.

If a customer calls because of a fresh spill on the carpet, advise them to pour table salt on the wet spill and leave it until you arrive. This way, they don’t grab a consumer spotter from a grocery store and make it worse.