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U.S. Products releases carpet care quiz

February 23, 2010
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COEUR D''ARLENE, ID — Carpet care and cleaning equipment manufacturer U.S. Products has developed a quiz for JanSan professionals to determine how much they know about carpet care, according to a press release.
According to the release, the quiz and included answers is designed to help those involved with carpet care — including carpet cleaning technicians, facility service providers and distributors — better understand carpets and carpet maintenance.
Below are the questions, and answers are available at the end of the quiz.

What is the most common carpet fiber used in the United States today?

· Wool

· Nylon

· Wool/nylon combinations

· Polyester

· Berber

Although it can vary, most residential carpet warranties specify:

· The warranty is only valid if installed in an owner-occupied residence.

· The warranty is only valid if the carpet is installed in a legally accepted residence, i.e., home, condo, apartment, townhouse, etc.

· There are no stipulations. The warranty is good for a specific period of time, for normal indoor residential use, as long as it is properly installed and maintained.

· None of the above.

A customer complains that spots and soils have "reappeared" shortly after cleaning. This is likely an example of?

· Overwetting the carpet

· Wicking

· Soil filtration

· Inability of the extractor to remove deeply embedded soils

The label on a carpet cleaning chemical indicates it has a pH of 2. This means it is:

· A relatively mild or "neutral" cleaning solution

· A mildly acidic cleaning solution

· A heavily acidic cleaning solution

· An alkaline solution

Which of the following best explains the difference between a spot and a stain?

· A stain is relatively new whereas a spot has been on the carpet for sometime.

· A stain is a discoloration of the carpet; a spot is damage to the carpet.

· A spot is a substance added and a stain is color added to the carpet.

· Spots are organic soils; stains are inorganic.

The reason heated carpet extractors are recommended is because:

· Heat is better able to remove oil substances from carpets.

· Heat improves the effectiveness of carpet cleaning chemicals.

· Heat has proven to be more effective at removing hard-to-remove stains.

· All of the above.

· None of the above.
Click here for answers to the quiz.
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