First released in 2007, Carpet Cleaning Tips For Dummies - published by Wiley Publishing, Inc. and Sponsored by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and - has reached a milestone of 80,000 books in print, according to CRI.

Carpet Cleaning Tips for Dummies is designed to save consumers time by zeroing in on the best cleaning techniques, products, equipment and service providers - notably those vetted by CRI’s Seal of Approval Program - to get desired results. Household management expert Elizabeth Goldsmith, PhD, the book's author, provides simple solutions for fighting dirt, removing nasty spots and stains, using the right products and calling in professional cleaners when necessary. She also offers tips for pet owners and advice on how to clean precious Oriental rugs.

"We are pleased that this pocket handbook has proved to be so valuable to the public, requiring frequent reprints to keep up with demand," says Werner Braun, president of CRI. "CRI has consistently promoted the book's message that proper cleaning and maintenance of carpet makes all the difference in the world. It can preserve the life and beauty of carpet, improve indoor air quality, and avoid premature replacement costs and disposal in landfills."

The book is available for $2.00 and can be ordered online - - or by contacting CRI's Publication Department at 706-428-2114.