Hotdogs, Mustard and Ketchup Stains – Jimmy’s Carpet Cleaning Tips

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Easy Hotdog Recipes for Carpet Cleaners on the Go

Working carpet cleaners are usually on the go, moving from location to location wherever their services are required, bringing with them all the necessary equipment that would help them get the job done. It is a job that doesn’t allow much flexibility in terms of getting a good meal while you are on the job since it is generally unsafe to leave all of one’s equipment and products lying around. It is also extremely unprofessional to leave a job before it is done and before the carpets are clean, so many carpet cleaners end up having to pack a lunch to get sustenance while they are on the job.


One of the easiest, and easily a common favorite among us, are various hotdog recipes that a working carpet cleaner can take with him on the go.

The great thing about hotdog recipes is that you can get so much variety and flexibility simply by changing the toppings that you place on the hotdog. The basic components are, of course, the same: grilled hotdogs on a bun. Classic toppings include mustard, ketchup, and relish. If you are looking for a bit more variety, however, check out the following recipes:

  • Hotdogs with Bacon, Tomatoes, and Onions

Many have found an amazing hotdog combo by wrapping hotdogs in deep-fried bacon and then loading it with some of the classical toppings including tomatoes and onions. You may also occasionally want to add beans, some mayonnaise, and jalapeno to give it a bit of a bite.

  • Hotdogs with Chili

Chili and Hotdogs on a bun are always a magnificent combination. Just slather some of your favorite chili recipes on top of and around that hotdog, and you have a wonderful chili dog that tickles the taste buds as it warms the heart and the stomach.

  • Hotdogs with Sauerkraut

If you have the cravings for the flavors of sauerkraut, by all means, do so. You might want to add some lettuce, onions, and even cabbages, just to balance out the flavors. Top it all off with a dash of mustard.

  • Hotdogs with Peaches and Salsa

Use sliced peaches, salsa, and some chopped jalapenos for a flavorful hotdog sandwich that is perfect for the summer.

  • Hotdogs with cheese, pickles, and mustard

This is a more classic recipe that uses some of the more classical and traditional toppings for hotdogs. Using cheese, pickles, you can create a spicy and hot hotdog recipe with excitement in every bite.…

Cleaning Ketchup and Mustard Stains from your Carpets

Who doesn’t love grilled hotdogs on a bun, piled high with mustard, ketchup, and relish? The only safe way, to eat your hot dog is on a plate, but where’s the fun in that? Bite into it while holding the hotdog bun in your hands, balancing it all the while to make sure the hotdog doesn’t slide out and the mustard, ketchup and relish stays where they are, is the challenge. That’s the fun of it.

Sometimes the hotdog does slip, and sometimes the mustard, ketchup, and relish get knocked out of position. If these ingredients end up on your carpet, then you are left to deal with a difficult mess. Fortunately, immediate action can usually work at getting the stain out completely. The sooner you address the stain, the easier it will be to remove.

How do you treat this kind of stain? Arm yourself with commercial carpet cleaners specially formulated to treat these kinds of stains. Begin by scraping off most of the food ingredients that are on the carpet, gently removing the bulk of it if you can without unintentionally rubbing more of it onto the carpet. What you can’t scrape off, you can try to blot out.

Then apply the carpet cleaner liberally over the stain. Let the solution set for a few minutes, and then use a clean cloth and water to blot the area. Do this repeatedly until the stain begins to lift as you blot. Reapply the cleaner and blot again – do this repeatedly until you succeed in removing the stain completely.

If you wish to take a more DIY approach to removing your carpet stain, try creating a homemade cleaning solution made of dish soap and water instead of commercial carpet cleaners. You can deal with the ketchup stain separately from the mustard stain, and vice versa, but if you are dealing with a spilled hotdog, it is likely that you are dealing with mixed condiments all jumbled up on your carpet.  The good thing is that the homemade cleaning solution of the dish soap and water can be used for both, either separately or together.

First, scrape off as much of the mustard and ketchup as you can, following it up by blotting the worst of the stain off. Then, apply the solution liberally by a sponge or by using a spray bottle. Begin to blot up the solution with clean paper towels or a clean cloth. With any luck, the stain will begin to come right off.

Do this repeatedly until the stain has lifted completely, always remembering to blot instead of scrubbing the solution into the carpet.

Finally, when the stain has been completely lifted from the carpet, use cold water to blot at the area to remove any soap residue. If you don’t do this, you’ll only be leaving a patch of damp spot on your carpet that will attract dirt and dust.

After you have blotted out the soap with cold water, make sure to dry the carpet completely. You can place paper towels on the damp spot, laying something heavy on top of it. The paper towel will work by absorbing the moisture from the carpet, effectively drying it out.…

Carpet Cleaning Services for Food Service Establishments

Restaurant 1

Providing carpet cleaning services to restaurants and other food service establishments offer a unique challenge. Airborne grease may track onto the carpets from the kitchen, which can attract dirt and dust. Food of all kinds may be spilled – from hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, wines, soda, meat, greasy entrees, syrup. Whether you are dealing with carpet cleaning services for a high-end restaurant or a fast food eatery, the unique challenges posed are the same. There is almost always food residue in the carpets that would need to be cleaned out, and which are not always easy to remove.

This is why most commercial food establishments opt for dark colored carpets that would conceal stains as much as it provides aesthetic appeal to any room. But because the food service industry is dealing with hygiene and sanitary standards, the cleaning processes should apply not only to the kitchen and the handling of food but also to the physical elements of the establishment. And no physical element can affect the air quality and overall cleanliness of an establishment more than its carpets.

Restaurant 2

In an industry where cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation are placed at such a premium, it is imperative for restaurants to hire professional carpet cleaners if they install carpeting in their restaurants. The cleaning process should take place as regularly as possible, but also as efficiently and as unobtrusively as possible, not taking too much time away from the central hub of the restaurant, which is the kitchen. Professional carpet cleaners have the necessary experience, training, and equipment to be able to do a deep and thorough cleaning as quickly and as efficiently as possible, thereby providing as minimal a disruption to the restaurant’s primary business as possible.

Rather unfortunately, carpet cleaning, however necessary, is not an easy job to integrate into the regular and daily operations of a restaurant and food service establishment. And the reason for this is because while restaurant owners are fully aware of the necessity of efficient carpet cleaning services, carpet cleaning services may not always promote customer patronage because of the very nature of the work itself. Food services and carpet cleaning services simply do not mix well together, especially when the two groups of workers are trying to do their job within the same establishment at the same time. The restaurant workers are mainly interested in delivering quality food service, while the carpet cleaning company are interested mainly in providing an efficient and thorough cleaning of the carpets as possible. Naturally, these two purposes might not often coincide.

A customer walking into a restaurant expecting to eat will not have a hearty appetite when he smells the different carpet cleaning chemicals being used to clean the carpets, or worse when he smells the residue of the very dirt, dust, grime, and grease that carpet cleaners do manage to remove from the carpets. And carpets in restaurants can be notoriously dirty, more so than in any other commercial establishment, because of the nature of their business. Airborne grease tracking in from the kitchens and settling onto practically everything, spilled food and beverages on the carpets, and customers walking in and out with a high turnaround, each potential customer tracking in dirt and dust from the outdoors. What you then have is carpeting that is a hodgepodge of dirt, grease, food and beverage stains, dust, and various other particles that really should be cleaned, and as soon as possible.

But of course, the restaurant’s interest is delivering food service without a hitch. They might not like how the carpet cleaning process is affecting the restaurant’s operations, but they know they have no choice because the cleaning is necessary. What results is an unhappy alliance that often leaves restaurant owners unhappy with the result, and so leaving the carpet cleaners unhappy, too.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are dealing with carpet cleaning within the food service establishment:

  • Use removable mats along the traffic lanes

Much of the problem areas in a restaurant’s carpet are along the traffic lanes, where feet can trod in dirt, grease, dust, mud, and other particles. If you install removable mats in the first place, this will keep …

Hotdogs and Sausages are Moving up and Into Restaurants

Hotdog 1A traditional tasty treat that anyone can enjoy, either at home or the nearest hotdog stands, and which you will definitely find during sports events, hotdogs are beginning to move up the scale. There are growing numbers of restaurants that are focused exclusively on gourmet hot dog recipes.

Whether you refer to them as hotdogs, wieners, corn dogs, chili dogs, or cheese dogs, among other nomenclatures, people’s taste for this tasty fare has leveled up the hotdog to carpeted restaurants. They are not limited to hotdog stands or family barbecues any longer. You can go out one fine evening for a gourmet meal and still find comfort in the classic and innovative hotdog recipes that many restaurants are now offering to the public.

Hotdogs have certainly moved a long way up from the old Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, which used to drive around back in 1936. Nowadays, it is people who seek out hot dogs, and the popularity is increasing because the versatility of the basic fare – changeable with so much of the changes in the selected toppings, can satisfy so many different cravings and appetites, depending on what it’s you are craving for. If we brought together all the hotdog recipes in the world, it is to be expected that there will be at least one hot dog recipe that will appeal at least once to each individual in the world.

Hotdogs are therefore thus moving into the domain which brings them in close contact with carpet cleaners. Before, hot dogs were sold on street stands or traveling hot dog carts. Today, they are gaining more permanence in society as hotdog restaurants are beginning to put down roots within four walls and carpeted flooring. Carpet cleaning services helped our business to stay top-notch, clients love the cleanliness of our resaurant.

Hotdog 2As with any restaurant, carpet cleaning is expected to be a regular form of service rendered by carpet cleaners and carpet technicians to maintain the cleanliness, and air quality of the restaurant’s interior. This is especially true because one can expect hotdog stains of one sort or another eventually making their way to the carpets. Cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, chili, onions, fruits, the variations are endless. So are the variations of carpet stains that might end up on the floor.

But that’s okay, and carpet cleaners understand. They are, after all, participants in the hot dog tradition, too, and they knew that eating a hot dog smothered in toppings is the best way to eat them, always with the possibility of a spill or a fall, with the flavors mixing with each bite. No carpet cleaner will seriously look askance at carpet stains in a hot dog restaurant. They’ll probably be surprised if there weren’t any.…