The photo contest winner this month is Jason A. DePriest of Premier Performance Carpet Cleaning in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. His company will receive a Visa gift card worth $250 for restoring a dining room carpet following an unexpected pet-spot problem

I received a text really early in the morning from a client who had a pet-spot emergency. When she sent me a picture (of what I could only assume was a murder scene!), she quickly explained her dog had surgery on its tail and then chewed open the wound. We had cleaned the carpet about a month prior and Scotchgarded everything, so I knew we had a chance. We used Bio Pro 10K with PureO2 and an acidic rinse, and we used a HydraMaster Titan and extracted with an Evolution wand. The process took nearly an hour. When it was finished, all of us stood back in disbelief.

 For an opportunity to win a gift card worth $250, send your images and a brief 100-word description on how you obtained your results to Amanda Hosey, managing editor, at [email protected], or submit via Facebook Messenger at Contest rules available by request.



When extracting rugs after a water loss, it’s important to know what kinds of rugs you’re dealing with for better handling. For instance, silk rugs are less damaged by extraction through a nylon screen. Other fiber types have particulars, too.

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