CHICAGO — A short, four-question survey conducted in March 2011 questioned carpet cleaners on water-related issues and carpet cleaning, according to a press release.
The study was commissioned by CFR, manufacturers of portable, recycling carpet extractors, for a White Paper the company is now preparing on carpet cleaning, the release noted.
According to the release, the survey indicated that carpet cleaning technicians are well aware that the carpet extraction process can require large volumes of water.
One question on the survey asked the respondents: True or false, to clean 15,000 square feet of carpeting, a portable carpet extractor may use as much as 200 gallons of water, the release stated.
"Nearly 56 percent agreed with this statement, which, based on our studies, is correct," said Jolynn Kennedy, marketing manager for CFR.
The CFR White Paper is due to be released later this year, the release added.
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