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We are cleaning experts that think differently. We know clean and we keep it green at C & R Carpet Cleaning and Restoration, your local authorities for your home or business on Carpet Cleaning, Air & Duct Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration, Mold Removal & Remediation, Tile & Grout Cleaning, Odor Removal & Air Purification.

Service Areas:

We service the Twin Cities area and most of central Minnesota including St. Cloud!

Including areas such as: Maple Grove, Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, Buffalo, Annandale, Maple Lake, Plymouth, Rockford, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Michael, Albertville, Monticello, Clearwater, Clear Lake, Becker, Big Lake, St. Cloud, Waite Park, and more!


Top 3 Things To Know About Air Ducts & Furnace Filters

Brook Maier

We all have these questions since dealing with this sort of stuff isn't a daily thing. Here are a few things you should know about when to change your furnace filter, air duct cleaning, and how often each should be done.

  1. How Often Should I Change The Furnace Filter?
    - Rule of thumb, they should for sure be checked and probably changed, every 3 months. 
    - Different factors may affect how often they need to be changed, depending on how many pets you have, time of year and thickness of your filter.
  2. How Often Should I Get The Air Ducts Cleaned?
    - This is most common in winter, as people start using their furnace. It is recommended that you get them cleaned every 3-5 years.
  3. Why Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?
    - There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. 
    - Ducts are or had been infested with rodents or insects. 
    - Ducts are clogged with dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers. Notice any sneezing o stuffiness when you turn them on? It's time.
    - It is common for new homeowners to do this, not knowing when previous owners had done it and just to be safe.

Top 3 Most Common Carpet Stains: How To Remove The Stains

Brook Maier

Let's face it, as much as we try to avoid it, things happen to our carpet. From coffee stains, wine stains, blood stains, pet stains, and more. Here are a few ways to try and get rid of those stains yourself, before calling in the carpet cleaners.

  1. Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet
    - Dry the spot by blotting with a dry white towel.
    - Try the mixture of vinegar, water, and a gentle, non-bleach detergent first - spray, rinse, and repeat.
    - If that doesn't work try, preparing a mixture of 1/4 cup of bleach to 1 cup and 1/4 of water in a spray bottle. Soak with the mixture, blot, rinse with warm water, and repeat until the carpet stain disappears.

  2. Remove Wine Stains From Carpet
    - Blot wine spot to remove as much wine as you can with a towel or paper towel.
    - In a small bowl, pour two cups of warm water. Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dish washing liquid.
    - Sponge or dab the spot with this mixture until gone.
  3. Remove Blood Stains From Carpet
    - ALWAYS use cold water, not warm or hot water.
    - Mix a couple tablespoons of dish detergent with cold water and spray or wet the area with the solution.
    - Dab and soak up as much as you can with a towel, rinse towel in cold water, repeat until gone.
    *not a home solution, but OxiClean is a great store solution that works great for blood stains.*

Professional Carpet Cleaning Monticello, MN

Ryan Wenger

Professional Carpet Cleaning - Buffalo, Rogers, Albertville, Maple Grove, Monticello, Clearwater, Delano MN


5 Reason To Choose C&R Carpet Cleaning

1. Reputation
2. Experience
3. Education
4. Systems
5. Guarantee

When it comes to selecting a professional service company to maintain the carpet, upholstery, tile and grout on commercial facility or at your home, there are several things to consider. Here is a checklist that will ensure that you have asked the right questions to avoid the uninformed, uneducated, or downright unscrupulous service companies! Do They Have Good References? The area’s most seasoned Carpet Retailers, Interior Designers, and Realtors refer our services exclusively. Do They Have Good References? The area’s most seasoned Carpet Retailers, Interior Designers, and Realtors refer our services exclusively.

• Do You Get What You Bargain For? The lower the price the higher the risk! Never select a service company based on price. Some companies would have you believe that you can get a quality service for a very low price. Quality service is not cheap. With C & R Carpet Cleaning you get the peace of mind of working with the most reputable, experienced, educated and guaranteed company in NW Twin Cities. By using a quality company like ours, you will save money in the long run.

• What kind of Experience Do They Have? C & R Carpet Cleaning is experienced in cleaning all carpet and fabric types as well as every soiling condition know to our industry,

• Are They Well Educated in Their Field? C&R Carpet Cleaning participate in many seminars, classes related to our industry.

• What Kind of Systems Do They Use? C & R Carpet Cleaning systems are the most advanced on the market getting MAXIMUM SOIL REMOVAL and MAXIMUM SPOT REMOVAL without leaving sticky residue or over-wetting your carpet.

• What Kind of Guarantee Do They Have? C&R Carpet Cleaning offers a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will return at no charge to address that area. If you are still unsatisfied, we will honor our money back guarantee.

• Do They Have Insurance? C & R Carpet Cleaning carries 1,000,000 in liability insurance along with Worker’s Comp. Insurance. Copies of certificate of insurance are available upon request.

• How do I know I should pick C & R over other companies out there I hear on the radio? Most companies are franchised and have large marketing budgets despite the actual quality of the work. At C & R Carpet Cleaning we have actual proof that the community has voted us "Best" 5 years in a row! What other company has the local communities saying we are the best 5 years in a row?  We love our customers, and they love us too!

• How Else Can I Protect Myself to Make Sure I am Selecting the Right Service Company? Always check with Better Business Bureau. It’s a great way to find out if a company is providing excellent service and if they honor their guarantee. Yelp, Google, are also good sources to check out a company’s reputation.

Trust is the key……


Are we perfect? We sure try to be, but the truth is, no we aren’t.
However, trusting us can boiled down into these simple corporate philosophies:

• You can TRUST that we we’ll treat you and your house or company with the care and respect that you expect and deserve.

• You can TRUST that we we’ll work hard to accomplish the tasks that we’ve agreed to perform for you, on time, on budged and without compromise.

• You can TRUST that although we’re not perfect, our hart is always in the right place and if mistakes are made, we’ll resolve the problem without compromise our relationship.

• If you’re just learning about C & R Carpet Cleaning, then let us introduce to a whole level of results and relationships.

• If you’re currently C&R Carpet Cleaning client, then thank you. We know and understand that whatever level of success we have has been a gift from you.

Call Us Today For A Free Estimate! (763)445-9630

Ten Reasons to Have Carpets Cleaned Year Round

Ryan Wenger

As the weather warms and people head outdoors, it is important that not to lose sight of what needs to be done inside. There are many reasons why carpets should not be neglected. Doug Berjer product manager for CFR,  offers these top ten reasons to have carpets cleaned year round.

Properly cleaning and maintaining carpets:
1. Prolongs the life of carpeting. Regular carpet cleaning using the extraction method can increase the life of carpets significantly, protecting your floor-covering investment.

2. Protects indoor air quality. Carpets trap airborne pollutants; however, eventually those pollutants must be removed in order to protect the carpet and maintain indoor air quality.

3. Makes carpets easier to maintain. Most carpet soiling is made up of dry soils; when carpets are kept thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, most dry soils can be removed with regular vacuuming.

4. Removes spots and stains. As with other soils, spots and stains can attract more soiling. Removing them promptly protects carpeting from damage.

5. Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria. Moist soiling of carpets can result in the buildup of several unhealthy contaminants.

6. Enhances the appearance of any room. Clean, well-maintained carpets speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of a home or facility.

7. Improves worker morale. Workers feel better about their work environment when it is clean. This includes the carpeting.

8. Makes carpeting look and feel clean and fresh.

9. Removes dust mites and bedbugs that may have found a home in carpets.

10. Maintains the carpet’s warranty. Most carpet warranties require that carpets be cleaned using the extraction method within a specific amount of time, usually every 12 to 18 months.

C & R Carpet Restoration has been awarded "Best Of" 5 years in a row, voted by members of the communities it serves. 


We service the Twin Cities area and most of central Minnesota including St. Cloud!

Including areas such as: Maple Grove, Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, Buffalo, Annandale, Maple Lake, Plymouth, Rockford, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Michael, Albertville, Monticello, Clearwater, Clear Lake, Becker, Big Lake, St. Cloud, Waite Park, and more!

Choosing a Carpet Cleaning Service

Ryan Wenger

Eventually everyone is in need of a professional carpet cleaning service. Even if you stain guard your carpet after installation, regularly vacuum and remove spots as they appear, your carpet will need an annual deep clean. While you can steam clean yourself, it can be an arduous task and, more importantly, it can be ineffective and even unsafe if done improperly. So with the regularity offered to window washing and gutter cleaning, it is always a good idea to call in a professional cleaning service to deep clean your carpets.

Dangers of a Bad Steam Clean
When hiring a carpet cleaning service, or deciding whether you should do it yourself, it is always good to know the downside. This can include ruined padding or flooring, mold problems, and stained carpets. Proper drying is tricky, and professional carpet cleaning companies use industrial fans to dry carpets. These can be expensive to rent if you are doing it yourself. If you do not have access to this kind of equipment, be sure you have a good alternative or you will end up with mold problems that far exceed stained and dirty carpets. Mold and damage aside, the real danger in steam cleaning yourself, or hiring a sub-par company, is that some of the chemicals used in steam cleaning are hazardous to your lungs, can irritate skin and cause asthmatic reactions. Carpet cleaning service professionals wear masks, gloves, and, when using particular chemical products, ask residents to stay out of the house that night. This means that if you choose to do it yourself, do your research with extreme care.

Choosing a Carpet Cleaning Professional
More often than not it is the right move to hire a professional. A carpet cleaning company should be able to readily tell you what chemicals they use and what the dangers and benefits are of each. Do not choose a company that quotes you over the phone, or by the room rather than square foot, rather than coming to give you an estimate after inspecting your home. Different methods and chemicals should be used for different problems. Similarly, be wary of companies that solicit by canvassing your neighborhood. Like anything else, it is important to obtain recommendations rather than call the first name you see in the phone book, but if you do not have such recommendations, always ask for references. This can save you a lot of pain and headache in the long run. Finally, in pricing, be sure to ask whether the service includes moving your furniture for you.

For many reasons, a professional carpet cleaning company is a good investment. A deep clean lengthens the life of your carpets, makes your home healthier, and keeps you from taking on a task that is often more involved than most do it yourself projects. While regular vacuuming and cleaning will work for day to day and week to week home cleaning, it is a good idea to schedule a regular professional cleaning. Many people do this once a year, in the spring, summer or fall when windows and doors can be opened do help the drying process. If you do this, you will find that you extend the life of your carpet and make your home a more enjoyable, beautiful place.


- Article written by Brice Particelli

7 Lessons from a Professional Carpet Cleaner

Ryan Wenger

No matter how clean we think we keep our home, sooner or later carpet cleaning is a necessity. If you have any type of carpeting in your home, whether wall-to-wall or area rugs, deep cleaning is a good idea every 12 to 18 months. You best bet is to hire a professional. Not all professional carpet cleaners are alike, however. Don’t be swayed by print or television ads that offer super cheap prices. Many of these “companies” are fly-by-night, or offer sub-standard work. And while you may like to do-it-yourself, rental carpet cleaners are the fast food version of carpet cleaning. You should always get an in-home inspection and written total price quote. Over the phone quotes cannot possibly take into account your particulars. Everyone has their own situation whether they have young children, pets, hobbies that can be messy; you entertain a lot, etc. The job really needs to be seen.


Dennis Cleary, owner of Pristine Orientals in Greenfield, MA, offered a number of recommendations for the average homeowner.

Who is really qualified to do the best job?

Cleary recommends hiring companies that have employees with IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) training. “There are 25 different categories of classes involved in the training,” said Cleary.

If you have wall-to-wall carpets:

Cleary said that most wall-to-wall carpets are made from nylon or polypropylene threads (basically plastic). “Wall-to-wall is essentially attached to the building, so you can only clean the top,” said Cleary.

First of all, the carpets need to be intensely vacuumed (and not just with your Hoover). “Otherwise it’s like trying to clean a carpet filled with mud,” said Cleary.

Cleary recommends the use of companies, such as his own, which employ the use of specialized “mounted” trucks that offer “a more powerful and efficient freshwater and recovery system.” Cleary’s trucks have specialized hoses, wands, and vacuums that are snaked into the home or office. Carpets are dye tested in spots to be certain cleaning soaps and chemicals will not damage the carpets. Hot water is generated in the truck and sprayed along with soap on the carpets. The rugs are “raked” to work in the soap and loosen dirt, the carpets are rinsed again with hot water and the resulting dirty water is extracted by powerful vacuums. Most carpet cleaning jobs done by professionals (unless your home is enormous) will take roughly 2 ½ hours for the work and 2-3 hours drying time. Most companies don’t charge for furniture moving. Also, don’t put your furniture back too soon, as wood may become damaged or you may end up with rust stains from any metal furniture. If you can, during the cleaning, leave a few windows open or put the heat on a little higher to speed the drying process along.

Area rugs and Oriental carpets:

After an in-house inspection, carpets are best removed to be professionally cleaned at a plant. Expect the cleaning to take at least five days. Cleary said to beware of companies that claim to clean your rugs in hours. “They put the rugs through a machine that looks like a printing press. The rugs are run through rollers and cleaned a bit like a car wash. The whole process only takes minutes.”

Oriental and many types of area rugs are more often made of wool, wool blends, cotton, sisal, rayon and other natural fibers. The in-plant process starts with “dusting” the rug with compressed air to remove loose dirt. Dye tests are done, and then the rug is soaked overnight. Cleary said to avoid companies who say they can clean area rugs and Oriental carpets in your home. “It’s like trying to wash your clothes while still wearing them,” said Cleary. The second day the rug is soaked in warm soapy water. Lower water temperatures are used due to the type of fibers. Wall-to-wall carpets, since they can’t be removed for cleaning and are more often synthetic fibers can withstand much higher water temperatures. Milder soaps are also used. The rug is left in the soapy solution until day three, at which point the rug is flushed with compressed air and water and hung to dry. Cleary said that in-plant cleaning assures optimal control of temperatures and the drying process. Finally, the fringe is cleaned and any specialized work such as repairs, deodorizing, moth-proofing, removal of gum or wax etc. is done.

Regarding pet stains:

Another case for professional carpet cleaning is what happens when your pets have “accidents” on the carpet. You may think you’ve cleaned the mess up, but often ammonium salts are left behind. During the winter, if your home is dry, you may not notice much in the way of odor as the salts remain crystallized. However, once the warmer, wetter months arrive, the salts absorb moisture and release more odor.

Chemicals and soaps that are used:

Cleary said that only for wall-to-wall carpeting are stronger chemicals and soaps used. If you have chemical sensitivities, discuss what the company uses and how to lessen the effects. Cleary said that they use fairly neutral products regarding Ph, but some wall-to-wall rugs with heavy soiling might require more alkaline soaps or cleaners.

What can you expect to pay?

Costs will vary according to the job and region. Cleary said the average for his company is 60 cents a square foot. However, if the job is very large, that number can go as low as 10 cents a square foot. “It’s all about efficiencies of scale,” he said.


- Article Written by Cris Carl