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Closeup photo of carpet fibers with a wicking stain
September 28, 2018 Jim Smith

How to Remove Reappearing Carpet Spots

Wicking spots reoccur after cleaned carpeting has dried. Rather than try to stop the wicking, let the spot wick onto something else.



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August 9, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Come Clean on Carpet Chemical Terms

Carpet cleaning is a complex process with many types of cleaners available; it can be hard to keep them all straight. Download our infographic to learn about the different types of carpet protectors and chemicals involved in carpet cleaning.

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Carpet Care Terms Infographic
July 6, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Scrub Up on Carpet Cleaning Methods, Tools, and Terms

Refer to this handy infographic to learn the basics about several carpet cleaning methods including hot water extraction, dry compound cleaning, absorbent pad cleaning, encapsulation, and dry foam cleaning.

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Maintenance of an upright vacuum
June 6, 2018 Michael Schaffer

Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

One way BSCs can potentially cut expenses is to better maintain and even perform light repairs on the cleaning equipment they use every day.

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April 16, 2018

Protecting a Valuable Asset: Carpet

Keeping carpet looking fresh is challenging, but sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be. These tips from the pros can help out both you and your facility.

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Coffee spilled on carpeting
March 21, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Identifying Carpet Spots and Stains

Removing a carpet spot or stain begins with identifying its origin. The stain's location, appearance, and smell can give you a clue as to the substance that was spilled.

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Closeup of carpeting
February 16, 2018 Gregory Gardner

Why Carpet?

Regardless of how short or long the length, there are three main ways to keep carpet in tiptop shape.

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A closeup of carpet fibers
February 13, 2018 Amanda Hosey

The Foundation of Better Carpet Care

Each carpet fiber material has its own unique qualities, which occasionally makes cleaning one carpet type different from the next. This is why, when cleaning a carpet for the first time, it’s essential to know the fiber type.

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photo of a woman cleaning a carpet
January 22, 2018 Phillip Lawless

Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning

Facilities that want to keep carpets clean between hot water extraction treatments have several low-moisture cleaning options. These methods use 99 percent less water than extraction, so people can walk on the carpet a short time after cleaning.

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Keep Commercial Carpeting Looking Its Best
December 8, 2017 Larry Lawton

Keep Commercial Carpeting Looking Its Best

Follow these best practices for cleaning a commercial carpet to preserve its natural appearance and extend its life.

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Whittaker continues history of innovation with new product launches
August 25, 2017 Sponsored by Whittaker

Whittaker continues history of innovation with new product launches

The average facility manager spends 80 percent of his or her budget on three tasks: vacuuming, trash collection, and restroom cleaning.

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ProTeam Celebrates 30th Year with GoFree Pro, ProBlade
August 25, 2017 Sponsored by ProTeam

ProTeam Celebrates 30th Year with GoFree Pro, ProBlade

At the culmination of three decades of innovative vacuum technology, it is fitting that the GoFree® Flex Pro cordless backpack vacuum and ProBlade® floor tools are nominated for an ISSA Innovation Award, equipment category.

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Caring for Carpet Squares
June 8, 2017 Kelly Zimmerman

Caring for Carpet Squares

Caring for carpet squares—also known as carpet tiles—can be tricky.

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Penn State Transitions to Standardized Cleaning
May 1, 2017 Sponsored by ProTeam

Penn State Transitions to Standardized Cleaning

Over five years ago, the university set in motion a campus-wide transition to a more efficient and effective cleaning program.

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Right-Sizing Your Equipment
April 5, 2017 Richard Bodo

Right-Sizing Your Equipment

When purchasing equipment, understand how even the most simple upgrades can result in massive cash savings.

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Ergonomics and Efficiency
April 3, 2017 Stephanie Mitchell

Ergonomics and Efficiency

Vacuums are used by virtually every cleaning facility, so it’s important to have the right equipment and proper training in place to prevent injury.

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