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.

So, what did I do? I created Surround Free. After 24 months of unpleasant comments, I arrived with Surround Free and cleaned my areas and asked, “So what do you think?” She said, “What do I think about what?” Finally, victory and no more complaints. Surround Free is totally odorless and is an excellent choice for sensitive environments — not just for people sensitive to fragrance, but also for cleaning a populated area like a lobby or hallway. If ten people love a smell but one hates it and complains, it’s trouble for the cleaner.

Surround Free is a great tool for that occasional difficult situation. It also can be boosted with Radical Rinse, adding Oxy and other cleaning agents, and since the boost is only 1/2 oz. per gallon it adds only the lightest of a mild citrus scent that is well approved of by most people. So, you still get virtually no scent and have excellent cleaning power – plus both contain AFT.

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