Category Archives: Carpet

Carpet Stain Removal – Cleanfax Article

Here’s a really comprehensive article from Cleanfax that pretty much covers it all on carpet stains. Stain Removal Techniques Only the Experts Use Pretty comprehensive and easy to follow.   Bob Schriver

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Carpet cleaning – when and what to clean –

Here’s an article we put together for a local R.E. paper. Spring Time is Carpet Cleaning Time Talks about dry vs wet methods – material covered elsewhere – and basically says clean the really dirty places more often.   Bob …

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Wax removal

Cleanfax is the trade periodical of carpet restoration professionals. Any problem you might have has probably been addressed multiple times in their “Ask Cleanfax” column. Here’s one on candle wax – a particularly nasty carpet staining problem. Candle Wax It’s …

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Carpet maintenance in winter

This is a pretty good article, if not terrible specific about the chemicals. Winter Carpet Care The high points : – Matting – same song we always sing – get lot’s of it.  Also talks about periodically extracting the mats …

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Enzymes – a chemistry lesson

This is a pretty good basic lesson in enzyme chemistry. Enzymes and Cleaning Performance One misconception that I have been guilty of teaching is that they are bacteria.  This article describes them as a “catalyst” for breaking down odor causing …

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Wicking

This if from a frequently asked questions section in Cleaning Management magazine and their Cleanlink web site. Fixing Wicking Wicking is when a high volume of fluid stains a carpet and, incompletely removed from the under layers and pads of …

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Indoor Air Quality and Cleaning

Interesting article that is more of a glossary of terms than a how to. First, he uses the term “Indoor Environmental Quality” instead of the more common Indoor Air Quality. In particular I call your attention to the definitions of …

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Carpet Cleaning – comparison of methods

This is one of the more readable and succinct discussions of the trade offs between different carpet cleaning options. How To Evaluate Today’s Green Carpet Cleaning Processes | Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online The discussion of hot water extraction is …

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Carpet Spots vs Stains

Like disinfecting, we use both these terms without necessarily knowing the exact definition. Me too – this is the first time in 25 years of reading trade periodicals I’ve sen someone take the time to define them. Rug Dyeing Tactics …

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Dyeing bleached carpets – chemical spills

I haven’t had an insurance claim on this in years (thank you H2O2 !!) but my salespeople commonly tour facilities cleaned by competitors or in house crews where someone has spilled bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, or bleach on the carpet …

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