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ICAN/ATEX: How can we get out a spot made from spilled stripper solution?

March 04, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Monday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

We have a carpet that has had stripper spilled on it.

We have tried wet extraction and the spot has returned.

What else can we try?

Monday’s Answer:

wet extractionI trust you actually mean stripper or stripper solution, and not the slurry of spent stripper and emulsified floor finish, which is another problem in itself. See answer #2.

This is a case of “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.” Keep in mind that a loss of color and or a change in the appearance and or texture of the face yarns are a definite possibility.

Time is of the essence so the sooner you begin the spot removal process the better results you'll get.

Before the spill or spot dries is much better than tomorrow or in a few days.

Any spill with some volume will sink deep into the carpet and will take some effort and time to get it out  … Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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