Chart for Spot & Stain Guides

Consumer Information For Removing

Spots and Stains on Rugs and Carpets


Spot Removal Guide

Consumer Version


General Spotting Information

Consumers must understand that this is only a guide to stain and spot removal from your carpets and upholstery, Care must be taken when performing any of this steps. Schuh’s Services does not assume and liability of any type to this procedures or results of them.

Care must be taken not to damage or discolor your good. By using this outlined procedures you the consumer assumes all responsibility to the end results and agree to relive Schuh’s Services of all liability.


Citrus Spotters:

A number of years ago, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) department found that the by-product d-limonene could be used as an effective solvent, often replacing petroleum solvents in many applications.

 When citrus fruits are juiced, the oil is pressed out of the rind. This oil is separated from the juice and distilled to recover certain flavor and fragrance compounds. The bulk of the oil is left behind and collected and is food grade d-limonene. After the juicing process, the peels are conveyed to a steam extractor. This extracts more of the oil from the peel. When the steam is condensed, a layer of oil floats on the surface of the condensed water. This is technical grade d-limonene.


In the past decade, the use of d-limonene has expanded tremendously. Much of the product goes into industrial uses, but the largest growth segment has been in cleaning products. d-limonene is a very versatile chemical that can be used in a wide variety of applications.


From a personal safety standpoint, d-limonene citrus is a much safer product than most other solvents. It is much less toxic than mineral spirits. d-Limonene has been classified as a slight skin irritant, but it is not carcinogenic or mutagenic. d-Limonene does not contain any ozone depleting chemicals, but is currently regulated as a VOC (volatile organic compound). The VOC status of the product is being evaluated for possible exclusion. d-Limonene is listed as a non-toxic chemical in TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) and is not regulated by the Clean Air Act.


d-Limonene evaporates very slowly, unlike many other solvents, which can create problems if improperly used.


Additionally, because it is a natural product, availability (and cost) can vary tremendously depending on crop failures, etc.


d-Limonene is used in several types of spotters distributed and makes a great AlterNet for solvent spotters or  mineral spirits.


Please Note: After all spotting procedures, you should use a neutralizing rinse to remove any traces of detergent.



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