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Vinegar Bottle

Removing Vinegar Smell from Carpet?This is a page about removing vinegar smell from carpet. You used vinegar to remove a stubborn odor from the carpet only to have a problem now getting rid of the vinegar smell.

 

Dog getting in trouble for pee on carpet.

Cleaning Urine Odors from CarpetWith the proper method you can get your carpets looking and smelling just like new. This is a page about cleaning urine odors from carpet. Urine odors in carpets can be difficult to remove.

 

Close up of carpet cleaner washing carpet

Using Laundry Detergent in Your Carpet CleanerMany carpet cleaning devices can use a variety of cleaning agents help get your carpets clean. Even a small amount of liquid laundry detergent can be used to help remove dirt and grime from your carpets. This is a page about using laundry detergent in your carpet cleaner.

 

Close up of carpet shampooer removing suds from carpet

Pet Urine Smell After Using a Carpet...This page is about pet urine smell after using a carpet cleaning machine. Removing dog or cat pee odors from carpets can be a challenge.

 

Skunk On white Background

Removing Skunk Odor From CarpetThis is a page about removing skunk odor from carpet. Skunk odor is very difficult to remove from pets and the carpet they rubbed on.

 

Cleaning Your Carpet Without a Machine

Cleaning Your Carpet Without a Machine?Carpet cleaning machines can be quite expensive to buy and operate. This is a page about cleaning your carpet without a machine.

 

Vacuum being run over old dirty carpet

Cleaning Old Dirty CarpetThis is a page about cleaning old dirty carpet. Carpet that has not been cleaned in quite awhile can present a challenge.

 

Cleaning mildew from carpet.

Removing Mildew from CarpetThis page is about removing mildew from carpet. A stubborn stain and odor on a carpet can be a challenge to remove.

 

A chihuahua on a white carpet.

Cleaning Dog Urine Odors from CarpetPet owners may find themselves needing to remove dog urine odors from their carpet. This is a page about cleaning dog urine odors from carpet.

 

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Jug of used motor oil.

Removing Motor Oil Stains From CarpetThis is a page about removing motor oil stains from carpet. Motor oil stains on carpet are unsightly. They can also be tough to remove.

 

Large area rug.

Cleaning a Large Area RugThere are many methods for cleaning a large area rug, from steam cleaning, to power washing. Learn how to clean an area rug in this page.

 

A glass of red wine spilled on a light colored carpet.

Using Rubbing Alcohol for Carpet StainsRubbing alcohol is one of the best ways to get stains out of carpet. It can remove pet stains, rust stains and coffee stains. This page contains DIY carpet cleaning tips and shows you how to get stains out of carpet using rubbing alcohol.

 

A wool rug laying on the floor.

Removing Musty Smell From Wool Rugs?This is a page about removing musty smell from wool rugs. Special care needs to be used when cleaning odors from your wool rugs.

 

Hands covered in auto grease.

Cleaning Auto Grease Stains on CarpetThis is a page about cleaning auto grease stains on carpet. Automotive grease can get on the bottom of your shoes in various ways. Once there it is easily tracked inside and left on the carpet.

 

hydrogen peroxide cleaner

Cleaning Blood Stains on CarpetBlood stains can be a challenge to remove without damaging the carpet dye. This is a page about cleaning blood stains on carpet.

 

Diapered baby on carpet.

Cleaning Human Feces Stains and Odors from...Accidents can happen. Cleaning feces stains and the accompanying odor from your carpet, while not pleasant, can be done. This is a page about cleaning human feces stains and odors from carpet.

 

A person trying to clean stains off of carpet.

Removing Rubber Stains on CarpetRubber items such as vacuum cleaner belts or furniture stops can sometimes leave marks on your carpet. This is a page about removing rubber stains on carpet.

 

A cat laying on carpet.

Cleaning Cat Vomit Stains from CarpetThis is a page about cleaning cat vomit stains from carpet. When your pet gets sick and vomits on the carpet stains often result, from food dyes, and more.

 

A room with light colored carpet.

Removing Ink Stains on CarpetGetting ink stains out of carpet without damaging the carpet itself can seem daunting. This is a page about removing ink stains on carpet.

 

A soapy sponge scrubbing a carpet.

Removing Dawn Dish Detergent Residue from Carpet?Dawn is used for a multitude of cleaning tasks. If too much was used it can require continuous rinsing to remove the residue from your carpet. A shop vac can be helpful as well. This is a page about removing Dawn dish detergent residue from carpet.

 

Pollen Stains on Carpet

Removing Pollen Stains From CarpetThis page is about removing pollen stains from carpet. Some stains on carpets can be especially hard to remove.

 

Downward photo of an area rug in a lobby

Cleaning Area RugsThis is a page about cleaning area rugs. Area rugs provide a nice complement to your home decor, but they can become very dirty if they are in high traffic areas or you have kids and pets. Not cleaning an area rug can take years off of its life.

 

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Toilet Overflowed on Carpet?My daughter had a friend over who went to the restroom in both bathrooms and overflowed them both. Then he went back and peed again in one and overflowed it again.

 

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Removing Hawaiian Punch Stain From Carpet?How do I get a Hawaiian Punch stain out of carpet?

 

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Pug puppy wearing devil horns and tail costume laying with head down next to cleaning bucket with rubber gloves, sponges, and various cleaning supplies

Cleaning Dog Poop Stains Off a RugThis is a page about cleaning dog poop stains off a rug. Dog poop stains can sometimes be difficult to remove from your rugs.

 

cat on carpet

Removing Cat Pee and Odor from CarpetThis is a page about removing cat pee and odor from carpet. When you kitty has an accident on the carpet it can be difficult to remove the pee and the odor.

 

Bottle of red nail polish spilling on a beige carpet.

Removing Nail Polish from CarpetNail polish can be difficult to remove from carpet, especially if it has already dried. Check out these tips for getting the nail polish stain out. This is a page about removing nail polish from carpet.

 

Musty Smelling Carpet

Cleaning Musty Smelling CarpetsCarpet that has gotten wet or flooded can have a musty smell even after it dries. This is a page about cleaning musty smelling carpets.

 

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Removing Dirt Stains from Rugs and Carpet?This is a page about removing dirt stains from rugs and carpet. Dirt or soil stains on your rugs or carpet can sometimes be difficult to remove.

 

Spraying carpet stain.

Using Hydrogen Peroxide for Carpet StainsHydrogen peroxide is especially good for organic stains and is very gentle on carpet. This is a page about using hydrogen peroxide for carpet stains.

 

Furniture Polish

Removing Furniture Polish Stain on Carpet?Sometimes when we are cleaning and polishing we can have a mishap and create a new cleaning challenge. This page is about removing furniture polish stain on carpet.

 

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Carpet Cleaning Solution to Control Fleas?Does anyone know of something I can add to carpet cleaning solution to help control fleas?

 

A burning red pillar candle.

Removing a Red Candle Wax Stain from CarpetThis is a page about removing red candle wax stain from carpet. In addition to removing the wax itself, melted red wax can also leave a pigment stain on your carpet that you will need to remove.

 

Sad looking puppy on carpet

Cleaning Dog Urine Stains from CarpetAccidents resulting in dog pee stains can happen whether you have a new puppy, a senior dog or anywhere in between. This is a page about cleaning dog urine stains from carpet.

 

A woman cleaning a carpet in front of a door and couch.

Cleaning Carpet Dirty from Heavy Traffic?Some areas of your carpet are more heavily used that others. These heavy traffic areas are typically more soiled and may be harder to clean. This is a page about cleaning carpet dirty from heavy traffic.

 

Hands wearing yellow rubber gloves hold spray bottle and sponge to remove stain from beige colored carpet

Laundry Detergent Stain on CarpetThis is a page about laundry detergent stain on carpet. The dyes in laundry detergent can stain your carpet.

 

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Dog Urine Stain on Wool Carpet?My dog has urinated on a wool carpet and left a yellow stain. How can I get rid of the stain?

 

ornamental rug

Removing Rug Dye from Carpet?Rug dye can sometimes bleed from the rug onto the carpet. Dye stains are difficult to treat. This page is about removing rug dye from the carpet.

 

Baby on carpet.

Cleaning Human Urine Stains and Odors from...This is a page about cleaning human urine stains and odors from carpet. Quick action makes it easier to clean urine stains and odors from carpet.

 

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Decorating with Area Rugs, Cleaning a Wool Area Rug, Wool area rug on a living room floor.

Cleaning a Wool Area RugThis is a page about cleaning a wool area rug. Periodic cleaning will ensure that your wool area rug remains beautiful for many years. Not all of the methods that are used on synthetic fiber rugs can be used on wool rugs.

 

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Removing Vomit Stains from CarpetVomit stains and odors can be difficult and unpleasant to remove from carpet. This is a page about removing vomit stains from carpet.

 

Person spraying a carpet stain.

Using Ammonia for Carpet StainsThis is a page about using ammonia carpet stains. Ammonia can be quite effective on carpet stains, from food stains to pet stains. If you are having trouble with a stubborn stain, give it a try.

 

Melted candle wax on rug.

Removing Candle Wax from CarpetRemoving wax from carpet can be extremely difficult if you don't use the right method. With these tips, you will be able to remove the wax quickly and easily. This is a page about removing candle wax from carpet.

 

Label of a Clorox bleach bottle.

Removing Bleach Odors From Carpet?This is a page about removing bleach odors from carpet. Whether it is the result of a spill or a cleaning effort, the odor of bleach in your carpet can be quite strong and unpleasant.

 

Carpet Cleaning

Using Ammonia for Carpet CleaningThis is a page about using ammonia for carpet cleaning. Ammonia can be a great alternative to soap when cleaning carpets and doesn't require rinsing afterwards. However, it is very important that you do a test on your carpet, in an inconspicuous spot first.

 

roll of tape

Removing Tape Residue From Carpet?This is a page about removing tape residue from carpet. Tape that been used to attach something temporarily to carpet may leave a sticky residue when removed.

 

Spraying Carpet Stain

Cleaning Carpet StainsWhile a very durable floor covering, carpets get stains on them from time to time. This is a page about cleaning carpet stains.

 

spilled milk on carpet

Removing Milk Odors on Carpet?This page is about removing milk odors on carpet. A persistent sour smell will linger when milk is spilled on auto or home carpet, if not cleaned up promptly.

 

Duct Tape

Removing Duct Tape From Carpet?This is a page about removing duct tape from carpet. If you have used this popular tape to attach something such as a power cord, to your carpet, you may now be lamenting that decision. Duct tape and its residue can be difficult to remove from carpet.

 

cleaning carpet stains

Removing Rust Stains from Carpet?This is a page about removing rust stains from carpet. Removing rust stains on carpet is generally easy enough to do with products you already have around the house.

 

Raw Egg

Cleaning Raw Egg Off CarpetThis is a page about cleaning raw egg off carpet. Cleaning up raw egg on carpet may seem too challenging.

 

A paintbrush and spilled paint on a carpet.

Removing Paint from Carpet This page is about removing paint from carpet. Using drop cloths to protect the carpet is helpful, but occasionally some paint can drip through.

 

red putty egg

Removing Silly Putty from CarpetThis is a page about removing Silly Putty from carpet. If your kids play with Silly Putty in the house, it is bound to end up on the carpet.

 

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Glue Trap Stain on Carpet?I had a small mouse glue trap turn upside down on my Berber carpeting leaving a sticky spot. Any advise on how to get this out of the carpet?

 

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Spots Appearing on Carpets?I am seeing some small brown stains on my carpet. Initially I started seeing them on the basement carpet. I don't have a finished basement. I just carpeted the basement floor so that kids can play on it. I do not think they are mold stains as the house is only 4 years old and never had a leak anywhere in the house or a damp floor.

 

Colorful Tissue Paper

Cleaning Tissue Paper Stains From Carpet?This is a page about cleaning tissue paper stains from carpet. The dye used to make colored tissue paper can stain your carpet if the paper or the carpet are wet.

 

Steam Cleaning Smelly Carpet

Cleaning Smelly Carpet?This is a page about cleaning smelly carpet. From smoke to kids to pets, lots of thing can make your carpet smelly.

 

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Pepto Bismol Stain On Carpet?In a stomach-flu daze I've accidentally spilled Pepto Bismol on my carpet. I've tried hydrogen peroxide (as they recommend on the Pepto website), Folex, Resolve, soap and warm water. Nothing seems to be helping! Has anyone figured out how to get this stuff out?

 

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Hair Weave Glue on Carpet?How can I remove hair weave glue from the carpet?

 

Green flarp putty.

Removing Flarp Putty from CarpetIf you have made Flarp putty for your kids to play with, it may end up in the carpet. This is a page about removing Flarp putty from carpet.

 

Ketchup Spilled on Carpet

Removing Ketchup Stains on Carpet?This is a page about removing ketchup stains on carpet. Ketchup has a reputation for being a tough stain to remove, and removing it from your carpet, even more so.

 

Colorful Chalk

Cleaning Chalk Stains Off Carpet?This is a page about cleaning chalk stains off carpet. Colored chalk can stain carpet.

 

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Creosote Stains on Carpet?How do you get creosote out of carpets?

 

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Cleaning Wet Potting Soil Out of Carpet?How should one clean a carpet that a wet dirt filled plant was dropped on? Thanks in advance.

 

Cat sitting in the sunlight on a wool rug.

Removing Cat Vomit on Wool CarpetKitties are notorious for vomiting up kibbles and hairballs. The first thing to do is remove the solids. Then you will want to use a cleaner that is safe for your wool carpet. This is a page about removing cat vomit on wool carpet.

 

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Pop Stain on Carpet?How do you get red pop stains out of the carpet?

 

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Removing Pet Stains from CarpetThis page is about removing pet stains from carpet. Stubborn pet related stains in a rug can be a challenge to remove.

 

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Cleaning Dog Poop Stains Off a Rug?Our Lab had diarrhea on our white carpet. After cleaning the initial clean up of the poop, we noticed the carpet was green! I've tried our Bissel Green Machine cleaner and also Oxi Clean. Nothing is working. Help!

 

A dog being shown a stain on the carpet.

How to Remove Dog Poop Stains from CarpetPoop accidents can happen if you own a dog. There are a few ways to remove the stains and odor from your carpet, including enzyme cleaners, Dawn dish soap, vinegar, and carpet cleaners. Read on the find the solution that best meets your needs.

 

Carpet being shampooed.

Getting Rid of Wet Carpet SmellFlooding, resulting from the weather or because of an in-home accident, can result in a soaked carpet that can quickly begin to smell. Extract the water first and then try some of the tips on this page for getting rid of the wet carpet smell.

 

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Area Rug Anti-slip Backing Stuck to Carpet?I have 2 big throw rugs in two areas of the living room. Some time ago those backing strips to hold them in place were added on. Now they are completely glued onto the carpet. What can I do?

 

Vacuuming up water on a carpet.

Removing Musty Odor On Flooded CarpetThis is a page about removing musty odor on flooded carpet. Assuming that there is no black mold growing under the carpet, you can try sprinkling it with borax and allowing to dry; then vacuum. It can also be pulled up and dried in the driveway. Fans will help it dry in place.

 

Paint brush, paint can lid and blobs of pink paint on a light carpet.

How to Remove Paint Stains on Light Colored Carpet?Paint is easy to spill and drop clothes can slip or tear, allowing the paint to get on the protected surface underneath. If it is carpet, the paint can be difficult to remove, especially after it dries. This is a page about how to remove paint stains on light colored carpet.

 

An attractive throw rug.

Removing Furniture Polish Stains from Oriental Rug?Spilled furniture polish on an oriental rug can present a cleaning challenge. This is a page about removing furniture polish stains from oriental rug.

 

Spilled Baby Powder

Uses for Baby PowderOne popular use for baby powder is freshening your carpet. It is less expensive than products made for that purpose. Use according to directions to minimize inhalation. This is a page about uses for baby powder.

 

DIY Carpet Cleaner - spraying on

DIY Carpet Stain RemoverYou don't have to buy expensive carpet cleaning solutions, you can make your own effective carpet stain remover at home. This is a page about DIY carpet cleaner.

 

A carpet cleaner picking up soapy water from the carpet.

Using Shampoo as a Carpet Stain RemoverEven inexpensive shampoo works well to remove carpet stains. This is a page about using shampoo as a carpet stain remover.

 

Baking Soda
and Vinegar

Using Baking Soda and Vinegar on CarpetThese inexpensive household items may take care of the problem. This is a page about using baking soda and vinegar on carpet. Old carpet stains can be difficult to remove.

 

Scented Oil

Cleaning Scented Oil Stains on Carpet?This is a page about cleaning scented oil stains on carpet. Removing oil stains on carpet can be done using the right process and products.

 

Hand scrubbing and oil stain out of a carpet.

Removing a Cooking Oil Stain On Carpet?This is a page about removing a cooking oil stain on carpet. Oil stains on carpet can be a challenge to clean.

 

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Beet Stains on Wool Carpet?Anyone know a solution to beet stains on a cream colored wool carpet?

 

Woman on hands and knees scrubbing white carpet

Cleaning CarpetThis is a page about cleaning carpet. Many homeowners choose to clean the carpets in their home themselves rather than hiring a service.

 

Wood Stain can  with ring of varnish stain marking the carpet around the can

Removing a Varnish Stain on CarpetThis is a page about removing a varnish stain on carpet. Varnish stains on carpet can be difficult to remove.

 

young boy blowing huge bubble

Removing Gum From Carpet?This is a page about removing gum from carpet. When chewing gum is stuck on the rug, it can be difficult to remove without a trace.

 

A carpetted living room with a fire place.

Removing a Charcoal Stain on Carpet?This is a page about removing charcoal stains on carpet. Charcoal from your fireplace can accidentally get on the carpet while cleaning the fire box.

 

Carpeted stairs damaged by flooding.

Cleaning Carpets Soiled by FloodingThis is a page about cleaning carpets soiled by flooding. Flooding can wreak great amounts of damage to your home. Your dirty, wet carpet will need special attention to minimize the damage and hopefully keep it from needing to be replaced.

 

staining a deck

Removing Deck Stain from Carpet?This is a page about removing deck stain from carpet. Paints and wood stains can accidentally be spilled or tracked onto your carpet.

 

Tree Sap

Cleaning Tree Sap from CarpetThis is a page about cleaning tree sap from carpet. Sticky tree sap is easily tracked into the house and then left on your carpet.

 

A photo of wet carpet.

Removing Water from a Flooded Carpet?This page is about removing water from a flooded carpet. Excess water from an plumbing problem or disaster can flood your home. Getting all of the moisture out of the rug can be a challenge.

 

Carmel Popcorn

Cleaning Caramel Popcorn from Carpet?This page is about cleaning caramel popcorn from carpet. A sticky snack that may adhere to a rug or carpet when it spills on the floor.

 

Photo of someone cleaning a paint thinner stain from carpet.

Cleaning Paint Thinner from Carpet?Using drop cloths to protect the carpet is helpful, but if you do get paint thinner on your carpet, you will want to know how to clean it up. This page is about cleaning paint thinner from carpet.

 

Salsa and chips

Removing Salsa Stains From Carpet?Chips and salsa are commonly served at many gatherings. Salsa falling off your chip and onto the carpet can make for a nasty stain. This is a page about removing salsa stains from carpet.

 

Bottle of mustard.

Removing a Mustard Stain on Carpet?This is a page about removing a mustard stain on carpet. Mustard can be a tough stain to remove, but not impossible.

 

Using a black light to find pet urine stains on carpet.

Finding Urine Stains on CarpetThis is a page about finding urine stains on carpet. Dried urine is sometimes difficult to find on the carpet.

 

Drink Stain on Carpet

Cleaning Drink Stains on CarpetThis is a page about cleaning drink stains on carpet. Many popular soft drinks, sports drinks, etc. contain food dyes that stain carpets when spilled.

 

Carpet Cleaner

Pet Safe Carpet Cleaners?This is a page about pet safe carpet cleaners. Pets spend a lot of time down on your carpets, so you may want to use a pet safe carpet cleaner.

 

Muddy boots.

Cleaning Muddy Footprints on CarpetThis is a page about cleaning muddy footprints on carpet. Cleaning mud tracked onto the carpet is not fun, but needn't be a major chore.

 

Dried Paint From Carpet

Removing Dried Paint From Carpet?This is a page about removing dried paint from carpet. Getting paint on the carpet while painting a room is a common mishap.

 

Removing Odors from Carpets

Removing Odors from CarpetsThis page is about removing odors from carpets. These smells can affect the scent of your whole house.

 

Someone using a carpet cleaner.

Using A Steam Carpet CleanerThis is a page about using a steam carpet cleaner. Having your carpets cleaned professionally can be quite expensive.

 

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Removing Old Dog Pee in Large Carpets?Does anybody know what I can use in a carpet cleaner (shampooer) to get old dog pee smell out of 3 very large carpets? When I got my first dog and I live in a upper and it was very hard for me to get out of the house to get him outside to pee.

 

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Removing Soot from Carpet?This page is about removing soot from carpet. Even a small house fire can leave you with a dirty carpet.

 

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Removing Spilled Paint from Car Carpeting - white paint spilled on car floor

Removing Spilled Paint from Car Carpeting?I bought a gallon of paint on Thursday at Walmart and I don't live but maybe a block and a half away. My daughter picked me up and I put the paint on her floorboard. Well we got to the house sure enough the paint had tipped over ND it was all over a 2018 vehicle that she just got. I went to the store to let them know ask to speak to manager and a higher manager.

 

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Removing a Spray Paint Stain from Carpet?How do I get a carpet stain out from spray paint?

 

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Removing a Musty Smell from a Carpet?I have a bedroom in a holiday house which is not used very regularly. The carpet has been damp a couple of times and when the house has been closed for a while it smells very musty. Is there anything I can do?

 

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Removing Urine Smell from Carpet and Padding?How do I eliminate human urine odor from carpet and pad?

 

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Cleaning Cat Poop Out of Carpet?What shampoo solutions are best for removing cat poop from carpet?

 

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Cleaning a Dog Pee Stain on Carpet?I am trying to remove a dog pee stain on a Berber carpet. I tried vinegar/baking soda, carpet cleaner, etc. I cannot get the yellow stain out. Suggestions?

 

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