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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Floor scrubber on carpet

May 11, 2011
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Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We are using a 175 revolutions per minute (rpm) floor scrubber with a brush to clean our carpet. Will this process cause damage to the carpet?
The answer:
Although the shampoo process has been in use for many years, certain types of carpet construction and fibers may allow for one sort of damage or another. On some finer, cut pile yarns you may see some change in texture and appearance over time as the yarn tips unwind (bloom). On looped pile wool you will see immediate damage do to fuzzing of the face yarns.
If the carpet is new you should ... — Bill Griffin, Cleaning Consultants
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