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  1. 5 Common Summer Carpet Stains and How to Remove Them

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    The heat of summer has officially set in and no matter where you may be located, there is one thing we can all agree on right now; it’s hot! Due to the high temperatures of the summer season, many of us are spending more time indoors to cool off from the heat. With kids having time off of school and families getting together for summer parties and barbeques, this leads to increased foot traffic in homes and can also result in a number of common summer stains ending up on the carpet that can be difficult to remove using generic cleaning products. From grass stains and ice cream to condiments and an assortment of beverage stains such as Kool-Aid and other soft drinks, there’s a good chance one or more of these stains will end up in the carpet at some point this summer. Although some of these stains appear to be impossible to remove, cleaning up these common summer carpet stains is a breeze when using DSC’s carpet spotters and stain removers. Follow these simple steps and it will be like the stain was never there!

    BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE THE STAIN, KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND:

    • Always work from the outside of the stain toward the center to avoid spreading the stain.
    • When removing stains, avoid scrubbing or pressing too hard as this could spread the stain into other areas of the carpet or damage the carpet fibers. Be gentle!
    • Always be sure to test products in an inconspicuous area before using.
    1.) Grass Stains:

    With many outdoor activities happening over the summer, grass stains can be easily tracked indoors and make their way onto a carpet. When the outdoors gets brought indoors, follow these steps to remove a grass stain from the carpet:

    • Saturate the grass stain with Sure-Pass and allow to set 2 minutes.
    • Agitate the spot with a tamping brush, flush with water and then extract or blot dry.
    • Apply Surely or Restore and allow to set 2 minutes before extracting or blotting dry.
    2.) Ice Cream:

    Enjoying some ice cream on a hot summer today can bring happiness to many. However, one may not be so happy when this ice cream ends up spilling or dripping onto the carpet. When this occurs, follow these directions to remove the ice cream stain:

    • Spray the ice cream stain with Sure-Pass and allow it to set for 2 minutes. Agitate the spot with a tamping brush, flush with water and then extract or blot dry.
    • Apply Surely or Restore and allow the solution to set 2 minutes before extracting or blotting dry.
    • For colored ice creams such as Superman or Blue Moon, follow up this procedure with Press-It. After saturating the stain, cover it with a white cotton towel or paper towel and apply steam. Continue pressing the towel into the ice cream stain for about 15-20 seconds while observing the unwanted color transfer to the towel. Be sure to keep the spot saturated and use a clean area of the towel with each press. Once the dye is completely removed or the transfer stops, flush the spot with water and blot dry.
    3.) Condiments: Ketchup/Mustard/BBQ:

    What’s a summer get-together without condiments to add some flavor to your favorite foods? While condiments may go great with a hotdog or hamburger, they don’t go so well as a stain in the carpet. Remove ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce and other condiment stains from the carpet by following these steps:

    • Saturate the stain with Sure-Pass and let it set. After 2 minutes, agitate the spot with a tamping brush, flush with water and then extract or blot dry.
    • Apply Surely or Restore and let the solution set 2 minutes, then extract or blot dry.
    • If this doesn’t remove the stain, apply Press-It. Cover the stain with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam for 15-20 seconds each press, observing the unwanted color transfer to the towel. Be sure to keep the spot saturated and move to a clean area of the towel with each press until dye is completely removed or transfer stops. Once complete, flush with water, extract or blot dry.
    4.) Kool-Aid:

    A glass of Kool-Aid can be very refreshing and help cool you off in the summer. However, it’s not so cool when this glass gets spilled leaving a very bright colored stain on the carpet. Kool-Aid stains may appear to be one of the most difficult stains to remove, however, by following these steps using DSC’s dye remover, Press-It, it will be no problem:

    • Saturate the stained area with Press-It dye remover. Apply the dye remover directly to the stain and press into the fibers of the carpet. The product will begin to soak into the stain, allowing it to start lifting from the fibers of the carpet.
    • After saturating the stain, cover it with a white cotton towel or paper towel and apply steam. Continue pressing the towel into the stain for about 15-20 seconds using a clean area of the towel with each press. Be sure to keep the spot saturated by applying more Press-It if necessary.
    • Observe the unwanted color transfer to the towel until the dye is completely removed or the transfer stops. When this occurs, flush out the stain and blot dry or extract.
    5.) Beverages:

    During a gathering or party, if there’s a glass of soda pop or an alcoholic beverage around, there’s a good chance at some point a glass is going to be spilled and end up on the carpet. This does not only leave a stain but it can result in a sticky carpet as well. Get rid of the stain and sticky residue from the beverage by following these directions:

    • Soak the area with Sure-Pass and allow it to set for 2 minutes. Once done soaking, agitate the spot with a tamping brush, flush with water and blot dry or extract.
    • Apply Surely or Restore to the spot next and let it sit for 2 minutes before extracting or blotting dry.
    • For colored soda, you will most likely have to follow this procedure with Press-It dye remover to completely remove the stain. If this is necessary, saturate the spot with Press-It and cover with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam for 15-20 seconds each press. Be sure to use a clean area of towel each time you press and keep the spot saturated with Press-It during transfers. Observe the unwanted color transfer to the towel with each press and continue the process until dye is completely removed or transfer stops. Once this occurs, flush with water and extract or blot dry.

     

    Try it yourself!

    Carpet stains such as those mentioned above can be inevitable, especially during the summer season where a carpet is exposed to more stains. Food and beverages are likely to be spilled during the season with get-togethers being more common and outdoor debris can easily be brought inside onto the carpet from outdoor activities. When using DSC’s spotters, you can tackle these common summer stains and many more! That hotdog covered in ketchup and mustard that slipped off the plate and on to the carpet or those grass stains that were tracked in after cutting the grass has nothing on DSC’s carpet spotters and stain removers! If you’re a carpet cleaner or home owner trying to tackle these stubborn stains, there is no need to fret! DSC has your back to achieve the high-quality cleaning results you desire. Find out for yourself by finding the closest DSC distributor to you by visiting www.dscprod.com/wheretobuy or by calling DSC’s office at (231) 777-3012 to request a sample today!

  2. Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips Using DSC’s Sizzle

    Does your tile and grout look dirty no matter how many times you mop or scrub it? A lot of the time, this is the result of using certain cleaning agents that instead of cleaning your tile and grout, is harming it and only making the appearance of it dirtier.

    A common mistake that many people make when cleaning tile and grout is using a soap-based cleaning agent. Soap-based cleaners leave behind a film of soap scum that attracts dirt while encouraging the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria, trapping it in the pores of the tile and grout. Additionally, sometimes a bucket full of suds can hide the color of your mop water. If your mop water is dirty, this will only absorb into the grout, causing a dirty and dark appearance of the grout lines.

    So now that you know what not to use on your tile and grout, you may wonder what you should use? DSC’s Tile & Grout Cleaner, Sizzle, is the solution to achieving a tile that shines and grout lines that are restored to the original color. Sizzle is a soap-less, dynamic tile and grout cleaner that is very effective in high concentration on all hard to remove soils. This product contains a combination of grease cutters, detergents, solvents, and emulsifiers that react quickly and completely to remove all stains and soil found on tile and grout. Sizzle is environmentally safe and biodegradable, containing no toxic materials.

    If you wish to restore grout lines to the original color and attain a tile that shines without leaving a film of soap scum,                                follow these directions:

    • For hard to remove stains such as grease or ink, do not dilute and use as is. Apply Sizzle by spraying or pouring solution directly on the stain. Let dwell for 4 minutes then scrub with a brush. After scrubbing, rinse.
    • For heavily soiled tile and grout, dilute Sizzle 1:1. Allow solution to dwell for 4 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing. Decrease dilution or apply full strength if necessary.
    • For lightly soiled grout or general degreasing and cleaning, mix 1 quart of Sizzle per gallon of warm water. Scrub, rinse and dry.

     

    Want to try Sizzle out yourself and achieve results like the before and after photos below? Call us at (231) 777-3012 or e-mail info@dscprod.com to request a sample!

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  3. Secrets to Getting Rid of Carpet Odors

    pet odorsWhen a carpet experiences heavy foot traffic, has kids and pets making spills and accidents on it, or is just plain old, chances are it probably needs to be deodorized. Stains, residue, and dirt that builds up over time can cause the carpet to have an unpleasant odor. When spots and stains are not properly treated at the time they occur, or the carpets aren’t cleaned regularly by a professional, carpet odor can be a really serious issue.

    When carpets are professionally cleaned and deodorized, not only will the carpet smell fresh, but the entire house or building will, too! At DSC, we offer a variety of carpet deodorizers with different scents formulated to tackle those tough odors such as urine, mold, smoke and more! Whether you are dealing with a stubborn odor or just looking to freshen things up, read about the following DSC chemicals below to help you determine the best deodorizer for your carpet cleaning job!

    Attest: Attest is a water-soluble liquid deodorant that can be used in conjunction with your cleaning solution or as an after spray. It contains aromatic and aliphatic compounds that combine with malodors and transforms them into a pleasant, residual fragrance. Attest eliminates all offensive odors such as pet odors, mildew, skunk, smoke and more!

    Cycle: Cycle is a concentrated odor neutralizer for carpet, upholstery and general deodorizing of odors caused by decomposition. This product has a broad range of applications and can be used in conjunction with your cleaning solution or as an after spray. Cycle is available in 5 different scents: Apple Crumble, Cherry, Cinnamon, Lemon, and Mint.

    Krisp: Krisp is a water-soluble liquid deodorizer offering multi-use applications, specifically for offensive urine odors. Krisp’s dual quaternary action provides the punch you need on really tough odors. This deodorizer is the cure for hospitals, retirement homes, child care facilities and pet kennels. Use it with your pre-spray to eliminate odors during initial cleaning process or add it to detergents for a refreshing citrus fragrance!

    Nokimded: Nokimded is a combination of powerful extracts imported from Australia. These natural ingredients are known worldwide for their antimicrobial qualities. Whether deodorizing mold, mildew, urine, feces, sewage, floor or fire odors on hard surfaces or porous materials, Nokimded’s neutralizing formula will dissipate the odor as if it was never there.

    Scat: Scat is a concentrated formula that contains selected strains of natural enzyme-reducing bacteria. These special strains of bacteria are extremely efficient at digesting organic waste to eliminate malodors. They consume organic matter to eliminate odors at their source on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, toilets and urinals, rugs and carpets.

    So there you have it: DSC’s 5 deodorizers! After you choose the best deodorizer for the job and get rid of that odor, it is important for the home or building owner to do preventive cleaning in between professional cleanings so the odor is not a recurring issue. By vacuuming on a regular basis and always attempting to remove stains immediately when spills or accidents happen, it will prevent the dirt, grime and other residues from accumulating in the carpet and leading to odor issues. In addition to preventative cleaning, DSC’s deodorizers can be sprayed on the carpet anytime to keep it smelling pleasant. By following these cleaning tips while using a DSC deodorizer, the carpet will stay fresh and clean! If you have any questions or want to learn more, call us at (231) 777-3012, e-mail info@dscprod.com or visit us online at www.dscprod.com.

  4. Want to Join Our DSC Distribution Team?

    logo iconDSC Product’s high quality carpet and upholstery cleaning chemicals are distributed across the country. As DSC grows in the industry, we strive to continue expanding our distribution team. If you are committed to customer service, quality relationships, and exceptional cleaning solutions, you’d be a great fit for our team!

    At DSC, we understand small business and cater to businesses of all sizes. To join our distribution team, we have just 3 basic requirements that must be met:

    • Have a storefront
    • Stock at least 3 DSC branded products
    • Purchase at least $1,000 worth of DSC’s products each year

    If you agree with and meet the above requirements, we would be happy to discuss the opportunity of joining our team! Being an authorized distributor of DSC’s products comes with many perks.

    Distributor Discounts & Benefits:

    As a Distributor, you will receive our lowest tier of pricing offered to anyone — that will allow you an 80-100% markup based on our MSRP prices. Distributors are offered private label opportunities, freight allowances, territory guarantees, and credit terms with approved credit.  Additionally, Distributors have access to exclusive monthly specials and discounts as well as training materials, education and support.

    Support & Partnership

    The team here at DSC is always available to offer assistance and answer questions. We strive to have a close relationship with our Distributors and are always willing to go above and beyond for them. For us, it’s about more than being a supplier; it’s about being a trusted partner that our customers can count on.  

    If you are interested in becoming an authorized DSC Distributor, please contact us today by calling (231) 777-3012, e-mailing info@dscprod.com or applying online at www.dscprod.com. We would be happy to hear from you and look forward to building new business relationships together!

  5. How to Get Carpet and Upholstery DSC Clean

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    There’s clean, and then there’s DSC clean! When you use DSC’s products, you can count on carpets and upholstery looking their best. You can even combine products together for an even deeper clean.  

    The high quality carpet and upholstery care chemicals that DSC manufactures fall into a few different product categories: DSC’s full product line includes spotters, detergents, deodorizers, protectors, upholstery, floor and specialty products that are designed to work together to achieve optimum results. Whether spotting, cleaning, rinsing, protecting, or extracting, DSC has a product to tackle every carpet cleaning job to meet your cleaning needs.

    Here’s a great example: within the DSC program, Sure-Pass, Blue Steam and Invade are often used together for a variety of carpet cleaning jobs. Using Sure-Pass as a prespray, Blue Steam as a detergent, and Invade as a spotter, these products will work in conjunction with one another and deliver superior results. Don’t be concerned that it is complicated – it’s not! The process is easy to follow – especially if you watch this how-to video to learn exactly how these products are used together to clean an area of carpet in three simple steps.

    DSC’s Sure-Pass, Blue Stream and Invade are a triple threat to ground in dirt and stains! Stock up on these three products and you can keep your carpets and upholstery, not just clean – DSC clean! Call us in Muskegon, MI if you have questions or want to learn more by dialing 231-777-3012, or take advantage of our convenient online contact form. We’re always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

    Watch the Video and enjoy your clean carpets!

  6. DSC Tips for Coffee Stain Removal

    coffee stain50% of the U.S. population drinks coffee. The popularity of coffee results in coffee stains being a very common household problem. No matter how careful you try to be, at one point or another, you’ve likely spilled a cup of coffee leaving a stain that frequently ends up on an area of carpet. Just like with any common stain, the sooner you act, the better chance you have of completely removing it from the carpet. However, if your coffee stain has dried up already or has set in the carpet for months, don’t fret. It may take some extra work, but old stains can be removed too. Check out the following tips for removing fresh and old coffee stains from carpet using DSC’s coffee remover, Desolv. Just be sure to always test the product on an inconspicuous area before using.

    Removing Fresh Coffee Stains

    If you are able to get to the stain while it is still fresh, follow the steps below:

    1. Gently blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel, absorbing the liquid and transferring it from the carpet to the cloth/towel until no more coffee comes up. While blotting, it is important not to rub or press too hard, as this could cause the stain to spread.
    2. Use sprayer to apply DSC’s coffee cleaner, Desolv, on stained area of the carpet. Work from the outside of the coffee stain in toward the center to avoid spreading the stain. Gently use tamping brush to agitate, making sure not to scrub with brush as that can damage carpet fibers.
    3. Allow solution to set for 2 minutes.
    4. Flush with water, then extract or blot dry.

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  7. DSC Products: A Year of Change

    20172017 has been a year of positive change at DSC Products. As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the key changes that greatly influence where DSC stands in the industry today, and the direction the company is headed. While change can be scary at times, DSC remains confident that all recent changes have been improvements on old habits and we are excited for the continuous improvements that we can make going forward.

    At the root of many changes seen in the past year was DSC’s rebranding campaign which was launched in May of 2017. We are very proud of all that DSC has accomplished this past year and would like to highlight some of the changes implemented from the rebranding campaign. These changes include the development of our mobile friendly website, replacement of old screen printed bottles by the sleek and innovative look of our new labels, and the establishment of a strong social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Another important change was the role of our new company President, Logan Dykgraaf. In October of 2017, Logan stepped up from his previous role as Vice President of Finance and took on the role of President of DSC Products.

    When being interviewed for his new position at DSC, Logan said, “It has been such an opportunity to spearhead many of the improvements that DSC has implemented over the last three years. With a hard working team of people at DSC it has genuinely been a pleasure to set goals for team members and for our entire company, and to watch every member of the team become personally invested in hitting these goals.”

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  8. DSC’S 3 Step Product Solution To Cleaning, Rinsing, and Protecting Your Carpet (Video)

    At times, you may have a specific spot or stain on your carpeting that you need to remove. As masters of the world famous unknown spot, DSC has got you covered with products that can remove almost any and every stain.

    Other times, you may not just have a single spot to remove, but an entire area of carpeting that needs to be cleaned. When a complete carpet cleaning job is desired, you will need a few different products to get the job done. DSC offers many carpet cleaning products that are designed to work together to provide deep cleaning and superior results. Among these products, Merit, Remove, and Fibre-Tec 1:4 especially work well when combined together to shampoo, rinse and protect your carpet.

    • Merit is a high sudsing, fast drying carpet shampoo that dissolves dirt on contact and suspends it in a foam for extraction. Formulated with detergents, emulsifiers, degreasers and solvents, Merit will outperform equivalently diluted products in drying speed, cleaning and carpet appearance.
    • Remove is specifically formulated to rinse carpets, balance pH levels, neutralize detergents and remove residues. It can be used in portables or truck mount extractors in a truck mount system.
    • Fibre-Tec 1:4 is a fluorocarbon, water-based stain and soil repellent that protects carpets against oil and water based stains and repels dry soil. The protection offered by Fibre-Tec 1:4 will improve the carpet’s appearance after vacuuming.

    Merit, Remove and Fibre-Tec 1:4 is your 3-step product solution to a complete carpet cleaning job. To find out how to properly use these products, watch the how-to video below to see these products work together in action using an orbital scrubber to clean, rinse and protect a section of carpet.

  9. Boycotting Handling Fees

    shipping and handling feesWhen ordering product from large businesses and corporations, shipping costs and minimum order quantities can really rack up your bill. Stemming from a small family company, DSC understands this struggle, and that is why we have the shipping policies and procedures that we do, so we can cater to businesses of all sizes. We understand small business and want our customers to see us as more than just a supplier, but a trusted partner.

    At DSC, we believe that there is no order too small or too big and it is our goal to offer our customers the best shipping options, no matter where the delivery location may be. Every week, we deliver to customers across the country, always ensuring that orders are shipped via the best, most cost-effective method so that your product will arrive safely, on time, and without breaking the bank.

    So here’s the scoop: The team here at DSC does all the work to make sure that the shipping process is stress-free. From preparing your freight, arranging the pickup and notifying carriers of any special delivery requests, we take care of the entire shipping process to ensure a smooth ride! For your convenience, DSC also has the ability to “drop-ship” to your customer at no additional shipping cost. Once you place an order, we evaluate the quantity and weight of the product to determine the best possible shipping option. Since we have a warehouse fully stocked with DSC branded products, we typically ship orders same or next day.

    Last week, after receiving a truck load of chemicals, we looked at our invoice and we had been charged $240.00 for the pallets which were carrying the chemicals. These extra charges can be shocking and when they happen often, they can add up quickly! For many years, DSC has charged customers handling fees for small orders. These handling fees ranged from $5.00 – $30.00 depending on the quantity of items. Because some of our customers are small distributors, we are excited to announce that we will be eliminating handling fees for all orders no matter the size! This change will be effective immediately. In-fact, if you have past invoices that included handling fees give us a call and we will credit the handling fees that have not yet been paid!

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  10. Sure-Pass: Tackling Traffic Lane Soil before the Holidays

    As the summer heat fades away, we welcome the beautiful colors the fall season brings. With fall comes the sweet aroma of apple cider, Friday night football games, and pumpkin spice lattes; however, fall also brings dirt, leaves and other debris into homes and buildings. This can make carpets look dirty and unsightly traffic lanes from heavy foot traffic more evident.

    Dirt is the main culprit of carpet deterioration. The sharp particles in dirt grind against the carpet when people walk over it, leaving a “lane” pattern down the middle of the room, hallway or stairwell. With increased foot traffic during the holiday season, these traffic lanes can become unappealing and make the carpets look soiled. You can avoid this by having your carpets cleaned, and now’s the perfect time! Cleaning carpets in the fall removes the dust and allergens that came inside during the summer. Also, the dry fall air helps moisture in the carpet evaporate faster after cleaning. At DSC, we have the solution to help your home or building look its best with fresh and clean carpets this upcoming holiday season. For cleaning up those troubled traffic lane areas, use our most well-known, versatile DSC product: Sure-Pass!

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