The photo contest winner this month is Tommy Terry of All Hands Carpet Cleaning in Davidsonville, MD. His company will receive a chemical prize package from Solutions by Steam Pros worth $250.

Tommy describes this particular job: “This was a rental unit carpet, and I’ve seen much worse, but this one had a nice ‘before and after’ element to it. I used my truckmount with a powerful prespray and a 10-minute dwell time. I cleaned it with 220-degree Fahrenheit rinse water. The job turned out great!”

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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 JeffCross@ISSA.com or 193 Purple Finch Loop, Pataskala, OH 43062. Contest rules available by request.

Did You Know?

Using wand glides can increase air flow and help get a carpet dry faster, despite how the sound of vacuum performance at the wand may seem decreased.

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Fresh urine is acidic and, although it has a malodor, doesn’t become a big challenge to remove until it ages and converts to alkaline salts, which are always sticky and moist, and can strip dyes from carpet and furniture fibers over time.

View previous photo contest winners.