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September <I>Cleanfax</I>: Dual-method carpet cleaning

September 9, 2009
The September issue of CM/Cleanfax® magazine is now available online, featuring Senior Editor Jeff Cross'' "Dual-method carpet cleaning" article.
Cross states that furniture cleaners often use dual methods of cleaning because they are concerned with the chemical reaction on delicate fibers and dyes; you can do the same for virtually any carpet, especially those with heavy, ground-in soils.
He notes that when using dual-method cleaning, a two-man team is a smart idea because it is difficult for one person to be cost-effective when having to switch from one cleaning method to another.
Cross adds that many cleaners are utilizing encapsulation preconditioners and rinses, which will result in a non-sticky residue that minimizes wicking problems.
According to Cross, the simple use of a carpet rake after applying preconditioner can easily double your cleaning results because the detergent effectiveness is increased and soil suspension is enhanced, making your hot water extraction — if that is your method of cleaning — much more effective.
Jeff Cross is the senior editor of Cleanfax magazine. With more than 20 years of experience in the carpet and furniture cleaning and disaster restoration industries, Cross is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) approved instructor and teaches carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, carpet color repair and spot and stain removal seminars across the country. Visit his training website at E-mail:
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