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Ten questions for better carpet care

February 26, 2014

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Ten Questions that Can Lead to Better Carpet Care

MUKILTEO, WA — More and more cleaning professionals now include cleaning and caring for their customer’s carpets in their services. This leaves many cleaning services playing catch up, dealing with an area in which their staff may not have extensive training.

According to Joe Versluis, national sales manager for U.S. Products (a leading manufacturer of professional carpet and floor care equipment), “The best way cleaning professionals can learn how to care for carpets is to take one of the many reputable courses available from many distributers and organizations.”

Does your cleaning staff know the basics when it comes to carpet spotting and cleaning?  U.S. Products offers the following ten questions that can help cleaning professionals test their knowledge in this crucial area. Take this true or false quiz and then check your answers below.

1.    There are spotters now available on the market that can adequately remove just about all types of spots on carpeting.
True
False
2.    When treating a spot, cleaning professionals should start in the center of the spot and work toward the edge.
True
False
3.    It is always a good idea to cover a treated spot with a clean, white cloth.
True
False
4.    There are two ways to clean carpets using the bonnet method: spray and immersion cleaning.
True
False
5.    Carpet shampooing has been replaced by encapsulation cleaning.
True
False
6.    Hot and cold water extraction are equally effective.
True
False
7.    Cleaning professional often use anti-foaming agents during the extraction process.
True
False
8.    It is no longer necessary to vacuum carpets before extraction because the extractor removes soils in the cleaning process.
True
False
9.    One of the key benefits of pre-spraying carpets before extraction is that it gives the chemicals more time to work.
True
False
10.    Some carpet manufacturers require their carpets to be cleaned using the extraction method in order to avoid invalidating the carpet’s warranty.
True
False



Answers:
1.    True
2.    False
3.    True
4.    True
5.    True
6.    False
7.    True
8.    False
9.    True
10.   True

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About U.S. Products
U.S. Products is a leading manufacturer of carpet, upholstery, drapery, stone, concrete, and tile cleaning and restoration equipment, tools, and chemicals for the floor care professional. In the manufacturing industry, quality, reliability, and innovation are words that are frequently advertised. At U.S. Products, we have the track record to demonstrate that we have put these words into action.