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Amanda Hosey

Amanda Hosey

Amanda Hosey is associate editor for CMM’s sister magazine Cleanfax, the leading magazine for carpet care professionals. She has worked in the editing and publishing field for more than six years. Hosey holds a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in creative writing. She can be reached at amandah@issa.com.

 

 



Articles by Amanda Hosey

Image of the carpet chemical terms infographic
August 9, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Come Clean on Carpet Chemical Terms

Carpets

Carpet cleaning is a complex process with many types of cleaners available; it can be hard to keep them all straight. Download our infographic to learn about the different types of carpet protectors and chemicals involved in carpet cleaning.

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Carpet Care Terms Infographic
July 6, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Scrub Up on Carpet Cleaning Methods, Tools, and Terms

Carpets

Refer to this handy infographic to learn the basics about several carpet cleaning methods including hot water extraction, dry compound cleaning, absorbent pad cleaning, encapsulation, and dry foam cleaning.

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A red stain on a light-colored carpet
May 29, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Dealing With Red Stains

Carpets

One of the toughest carpet-cleaning challenges you’ll face is the dreaded red stain. Know how to approach it to make your life a little easier.

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Person wearing gloves removing a carpet stain using sponge and spray cleaner
April 23, 2018 Amanda Hosey

The Basics of Spot and Stain Removal

Carpets

Different types of stains require different cleaning products and methods. Learn when to use water-based detergents, enzyme treatments, oxidizing agents and other cleaning products.

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Coffee spilled on carpeting
March 21, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Identifying Carpet Spots and Stains

Carpets

Removing a carpet spot or stain begins with identifying its origin. The stain's location, appearance, and smell can give you a clue as to the substance that was spilled.

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A closeup of carpet fibers
February 13, 2018 Amanda Hosey

The Foundation of Better Carpet Care

Carpets

Each carpet fiber material has its own unique qualities, which occasionally makes cleaning one carpet type different from the next. This is why, when cleaning a carpet for the first time, it’s essential to know the fiber type.

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