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October 11, 2013

Square Scrub® EBG-20/C Earns the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Bronze Seal of Approval for Superior Deep Cleaning

JONESBORO, AR — Square Scrub has earned the bronze Seal of Approval for its deep cleaning extractor from the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), signifying that it meets the highest standards for carpet cleaning effectiveness.

To qualify for the Seal of Approval, deep cleaning extractors must undergo a stringent testing process at an independent laboratory that measures three key performance criteria:  amount of soil removed, amount of water left in the carpet sample and impact of the equipment on carpet fibers and appearance.  Extractors that exceed average soil removal standards receive a bronze rating.  Those achieving higher standards receive a silver rating, and those achieving the highest level of soil removal are awarded the gold level Seal of Approval.

The versatile and efficient Square Scrub® EBG-20/C is a hard-working American Made machine that is built to last. A solid machine with a 10 Gauge, Powder-Coated Steel Frame and a 69db 3450rpm 1.5 hp motor that will get the job done quietly and efficiently. Slotted removable weights allow it to adjust to any floor type.

“We could not be more pleased that the carpet industry is distinguishing truly effective extractors from those that do not perform well or even damage carpet fibers,” said Kevin Brady. “Our focus is on satisfying our customers.  And the bronze Seal of Approval is proof that our product delivers.”

The testing protocol for deep cleaning extractors uses sophisticated x-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology to measure the precise amount of soil removed from a carpet sample.  XRF was developed by private industry and enhanced by NASA for the Space Shuttle program.  

“While proper carpet care requires periodic deep cleaning to remove built up residues and trapped soil, professional laboratory testing has shown vast differences in the soil removal capability of extractors,” said Werner Braun, CRI president.

 “The Seal of Approval program addresses the issue of carpet cleaning effectiveness by testing and certifying only those products that meet high performance standards.  This not only helps customers recognize quality products, it also helps them understand the best methods for preserving the life and beauty of their carpet.”

Kevin Brady noted that his bronze-rated deep cleaning extractor was effective at recovering water from the carpet test sample and cleaning without damage to carpet fibers.  These criteria are included because water and dirt left in a carpet negatively affect the appearance of the carpet, damage the fibers and create the potential for mold growth.  Experience also has shown that some equipment can cause excessive wear on the carpet.

 “Effective carpet cleaning is essential to keeping carpet looking good,” added Kevin Brady “This saves money on premature replacement and allows people to enjoy the many benefits of carpet.”

Underscoring the value that carpet manufacturers place on quality cleaning products, some of the largest manufacturers have announced they will require the use of CRI Seal of Approval-certified cleaning products as part of future carpet warranties.

In addition to certifying extractors, the CRI Seal of Approval program sets test methods and performance criteria for spot removal, pre-spray and in-tank cleaning solutions and deep cleaning systems (extractors and cleaning solutions used in combination). These products are used in residential, commercial or institutional settings.

About the Square Scrub® EBG-20/C
Square Scrub® EBG-20/C – Versatility2®
The EBG-20/C offers maximum versatility. The powerful yet quiet 3450 rpm/69 db motor really packs a punch while the 14”x20” base allows it to fit most any space. Slotted removable weights make it easy to add weight for a tougher job like stone polishing and reduce weight to clean carpet. With a maximum weight of 329 lbs, nothing is too tough for the EBG-20/C.

Combine removable weights with a wide variety of tool options and you have a machine that users can tailor to re-finish most any floor type – Concrete, Marble, Terrazzo, Carpet, VCT, Hardwood, Gymnasium, Tile and Grout and much more– Square Scrub® is ALWAYS the best tool for the job.

Square Scrub® - A Commitment to Our User
At Square Scrub®, our passion for craftsmanship and superior quality really shows in details like the new vibration reducing isolated handle and ideal weight distribution. We know that small details like a smoother ride and more efficient pad pressure can really make a difference in a long workday. We are committed to finding even more ways to make your work day easier.

Square Scrub® is American Made with a passion for durability and quality.

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About The Carpet and Rug Institute

The CRI is the leading industry source for science-based information and insight on how carpet and rugs create a better environment – for living, working, learning and healing.  The Institute’s mission is to serve the carpet industry and public by providing facts that help people make informed choices.  Its best practices promote a balance between social, economic and environmental responsibility for the long term.  CRI does this for its industry, yet it strives to be a model corporate citizen for all industries.  Learn more at