Encapsulation & Extraction

1
Sep

What do you do with that problem cleaning environment?

Often the scent of a cleaning product brings joy or pain to the carpet cleaner. Cleaning in a populated environment only compounds the issue. People are not shy if they don’t like a scent and will make a face or even scold you for being there, making it at least to them, stink. So, what do you do?

I remember cleaning a very large senior retirement community that we serviced about 12,000 sf per month to supplement their in-house cleaning staff. I remember the CEO walking down the hall and giving me the thumbs up and telling me it smells great. But I also remember for two years a pair of second shift nurses that every month commented “Oh, it’s you again” or “that smell”.  They always said something negative as scent is subjective. Read more

25
Jul

Are you using encapsulation technology properly?

So, let’s remember that encapsulation is the way a chemistry dries in our application. It is not a method but can be used with all methods like hot water extraction and all forms of low moisture cleaning for carpet and upholstery, with excellent results. May have falsely taught that encaps can be used for any and all machines and be effective, but this is not always true. Here is why. In the picture below you see a carpet filament between my fingers and it is small, very small.

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3
Apr

Is Bonnet Cleaning better than Extraction?

I recently saw this post on Encapsulation World and thought I would address it.


I had a customer call me to come out and re-clean their Carpeting after someone else with a truck mount cleaned them and the customer was not happy. When I was finished, my bonnets were black and the customer was thrilled. I was actually shocked how dirty the carpeting was after steam cleaning.😳
Eco Fresh Carpet Cleaning


I have had many truck mounts and portables, so this isn’t about trashing extraction. Extraction can often remove more soils quicker but it doesn’t always look better. What? If done properly extraction is an excellent tool, but even so, it can use help at times.
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6
Mar

How Do Carpet Protectors Work?

What are Fluoro Chemical Protectors and how they work

Written by:  Dr. Aziz, PHD Chemist

The major soiling problems that occur with textiles are 1) staining and the reappearance of stains after cleaning, 2) the accumulation of dry, oily soil, and 3) the accumulation of wet or waterborne soil. All of these soiling problems occur to greater or lesser extent depending on the particular textile material being considered. For example, staining and the deposition of airborne and clothing-borne dry soil are particular problems with upholstery. For carpets, the accumulation of dry soil and muddy, wet soil from trafficking is a real problem. The use of fluorochemical protectors on textiles offers a highly desirable benefit to the consumer. They impart resistance to water- and oil-based staining, give resistance to dry and wet soiling, and provide cleanability. Read more