We're sniffing out some good stories.
Has a Citra Solv product made your life cleaner, less greasy, better smelling or just generally more awesome? Over the years we've received countless letters, emails, phone calls and personal testimonials from customers telling us about how a Citra Solv product has solved a cleaning problem for them. Not only do we love hearing these "Citra Solv Stories," we love sharing them with you.
Every month we post our new favorite stories. Send yours in—if it gets chosen, we'll mail you a nifty little thank you gift. (Hint: it smells really good.) We're excited to hear from you!
Citra Solv, LLC
ATTN: Good Stuff
188 Shadow Lake Rd.
The Good Stuff: Citra Solv Stories
Listen to the Song.
We have loved your products for over 20 years. Nothing comes close. We use lots of products - full strength cleaner, dish detergent, clothes detergent and I recently bought the polish to try out. Did not know there is a drain cleaner - have not seen that in the stores here but will look at City Market in Burlington. Ditto the glass cleaner. We still like the orange best, but the lavender laundry detergent is a nice change.
It's winter and here in snow country (Vermont), Citrasolv is the best thing for cleaning skis, especially nordic skis. Get that old wax (full of pine needles and such) off and get that new wax on, even it's only tips and tails.
My job of choice while visiting good friends in Mass was to scrape off the linoleum tiles on the kitchen floor and then find a way to get all that ooey gooey mastic off the beautiful floor we discovered underneath this mess. I experimented with many different products, trying to stay with the greener ones that I found at the local hardware store and even tried some toxic chemicals. I never knew there was a product called Krud Kutter. But it was CitraSolv that worked the best. The hardware store only sold it in 8oz containers and I got the last bottle. We needed at least a gallon of it. . So Sleuthing Sal (my detective persona's name) went on the hunt for more CitraSolv. First stop…….the internet and exciting discoveries. CitraSolv is also an art product. The web site has an art gallery and art contests. I found out that CitraSolv is used to transfer Xerox photos onto paper and fabric. I found out that National Geographic is the best magazine to use CitraSolv on to create fantastic futuristic other worldly art. I can't wait to try some of these. And I found out who sold CitraSolv in the area.
Hi! This is the first time I've ever written to compliment a company on a product...but I've never been this happy before. I bought a bottle of Citra-Solv to use for image transfers. I'm still experimenting with that...
*We are glad that Citra Solv worked so well for Deb in removing resin from her table, but want to be sure to add a word of caution that when using Citra Solv Concentrate Cleaner and Degreaser full strength on wood surfaces, you always want to spot test on an inconspicuous area to insure compatibility. Avoid contact with certain finishes such as paste wax, lacquer and stained wood.
Thanks so much,
Dear Steve and Melissa,
Also, I have a funny story for you. When I was working on this last project I was trying to explain to my husband how it works and he asked to see the bottle of Citra Solv. I brought it up from my craft room and he looked at it and then set it on the kitchen counter, where it stayed for a couple of days. The next day my cleaning lady came to the house while I was out (she's my big splurge, she comes twice a month and just does my bathrooms and kitchen floor.). She saw the bottle of Citra Solv on the counter and assumed I had left it out for her to clean the kitchen floors with, so that's what she did. She actually left me a thank you note afterwards, telling me how she liked the smell so much better than the stuff her employer gives her to clean with and she thought it worked a lot better too!
Anyway, I just thought you might enjoy that story!
Hi Melissa & Steve ,
Dear Steve and Melissa,
Thank You again,
Hi, Where to start. Well let me start with the very first bottle of CitraSolv I purchased about a year ago to remove some nasty gooey stuff from the tile back-splash in my kitchen. I had tried several natural cleaning tips and ideas, including mayonnaise (tip from the BBC show, how clean is your house) while that worked after about an hour and some heavy scraping, I decided to give the CitraSolv a whirl. Wow, in minutes, the gooey stuff was gone. I was impressed!
But that is only the beginning of my love affair with your product..
Flash forward to a week ago. I had just finished having marble tiles installed in my bathroom. We were to the first cleaning phase of the marble. I was dreading removing the mortar haze and chunks.
Then the light bulb came on, why not use a natural product on a natural stone, so I got out the CitraSolv. Oh MY GOSH! the Citrasolv cut through the haze like butter and the chunks of mortar didn't even stand a chance. My installer was impressed. He hadn't seen anything work this well and not hurt the marble.
On to the next phase, epoxy grout! I stood at the ready with my five gallon bucket of water mixed with CitraSolv. My installer insisted on using water! HA. By the end of the day, he was using the CitraSolv water (we affectionately referred to it as orange water because of the wonderful smell). Again, it cut the grout haze and the grout that was left on the tile like it was just plain dirt.
CitraSolv didn't even blink an orange slice. Even 24 hours later, using CitraSolv right out of the bottle, I was still able to remove the missed spots of haze and chunky spots of epoxy! And all that without hurting my marble or the grout that framed the marble. My installer even started using it to clean his trowels and was asking where he could get some for his own use. Even the grout sponges lasted longer because of the way the CitraSolv cut the epoxy while the sponges soaked between cleanings.
My bathroom looks great and a job I was dreading, cleaning grout haze and grout cleanup in general, became the best part of the whole project. Now I find myself, cleaning rag and bucket full of CitraSolv water in hand, wandering the house looking for any sign of grime or goo to wipe it out. Beware grime monsters, CitraSolv is on the Job!!!
Can't wait to try the rest of the line! Keep up the great work!
Thank You, Customer for Life!
L.M. in Milwaukie
I’ve heard thousands of “Citra Solv Stories” over the years, but my favorite has to be the one from a fellow mom, who claimed Citra Solv saved her life. Of course, that really grabbed my attention. I mean, Citra Solv is good, but a lifesaver? Let’s just say I was intrigued.
She went on to tell me that while she was tending to the last-minute details of getting her house ready for a party, her 5-year-old son came up to her covered (face and chest!) with what looked like red war paint. Turns out, it was lipstick, and just as it was beginning to dawn on her (and maybe him as well) that this would require a heavy-duty bath, he took off running. As she chased him, he decided to slide down the stairs, face down. The same stairs that were covered in white carpet. Citra Solv to the rescue! Fortunately, the lipstick came out in time for her party — no carpet cleaning service required.
I had to laugh at the story. As the mom of an always-on-the-go son myself, I understood how quickly messes can be made, and how we’d like to make them disappear just as quickly.
If you have a story you’d like to share with us, please send it in! I really enjoy reading about the many ways Citra Solv has helped so many people, and I can’t wait to hear from you.
Dear Steve & Melissa –
Dropping you a line to let you know how much I love your Citra-Solv. I started using it a couple of months ago. I am now on my third bottle. For sure it does all the jobs that I needed – one for this & one for that. I clean mirrors, windows, floors, and sinks – even spot cleaned by carpet. First product I have owned in my 70 yrs cleaning – that says it all & does it all.
PS. I now only need one cleaning product & it is Citra-Solv and made in the USA.
To start, I want to say this is the first time I have ever contacted a company to express my viewpoint about a product. Over the past twenty plus years I have tried to help my wife with cleaning chores around the house. It has always been difficult to deal with soap scum build-up on the tub/shower surface. Last weekend I tried using your Citra-Solv for the first time. Wow, I was very impressed how your product took task of dissolving away the film. Also, it was much nicer using Citra-Solv compared to the harsher cleaners, such as Comet. It smells nicer and it is not as harsh on your hands. As a biologist and food scientist, I truly appreciate the biodegradability of Citra-Solv. Keep up the good work! You now have a loyal customer.
(B.P. in Idaho)
P.O. Box 2597
Danbury, CT 06813-2597