Recent content by Tom Forsythe

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    Nylon vs. Polyester

    Oil bonds to polyester, a soap free product like Procyon, is limited to activating surfactant residues in the carpet to remove oil. Also Procyon does not penetrate the depths of the pile like a pre-spray with surfactants. Unless bonded to oil, soil will gather at the base of polyester fibers...
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    Anyone notice a change in people who took the c-vaxx?

    For me, it was a great sense of relief. I have a disabled daughter living with us. The summer before Covid, we almost lost her. We knew that getting Covid was for her a death sentence. My wife and I basically lived like hermits to protect her. Everyone that I know who has been vaccinated...
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    Prespray Temperature

    A scientific answer is a term called cloud point which relates to pre-sprays with non-ionic surfactants. At certain temperatures a cleaning solution will become cloudy. The temperature just before it clouds provides the best cleaning. When designing pre-sprays to be used with HF sprayer I aim...
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    procyon plus vs carpet details

    I love "soap free" products as a rinse, but they need to include a corrosion inhibitor to protect metals. As pre-spray "soap free" products have limitations as discussed in the article linked above. In short, most pre-sprays have solvents, surfactants and alkaline builders. Soap free"...
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    procyon plus vs carpet details

    STPP is an amazing raw material which is the dominant raw in all "soap free" products. These products excel at activating and using soap residues to help clean the carpet. Once these soap residues are mostly removed then these product are average at best in cleaning carpet...
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    Encapping Upholstery

    I am working with some new microfiber pads and looking for a professional palm sander. Any leads would be helpful. As cleaners we should offer different levels of cleaning at different price points. The condition of some upholstery demands extraction and for others extraction is...
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    Tips for getting into area rugs top down style.

    Low moisture cleaning is easier and safer in the home than extraction cleaning. Cleaning with a counter rotating brush machine with the softest brush selection for wool takes care of excessive agitation for almost all rugs except some fragile antique rugs, slitted surface kilims, and chain...
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    Will you require your employees to take the rona vax?

    My suggestion is make the choice to take it. This will be voluntary. If you do not like the new vaccine approach then take the Johnson's and Johnson's which is more like other vaccinations we all have taken. For the vast majority of us a decision to get it is more about society than us. I...
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    Best shower cleaning chemicals

    Viper Resuscitate
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    Carpet Cleaning Powder

    Truckmount manufacturers typically do not honor warranties regarding hard water over 3 grains, Salt Lake has very hard water at 12 to 15 grains. High heat can acerbate the issue of sediment. 5 grains would be considered softer water, but there still could be an issue. Water from wells would...
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    Carpet Cleaning Powder

    The issue with the clogging is most likely do to hard water and a need for descaling. Soft water is the answer to your problem. It is not the powders fault.. I attached a few article regarding this issue.
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    Is USR too old to use if it doesn't burn my hands?

    Most urine stain removers do not have a level of H2O2 to burn your hand. It will whiten your skin to a degree. Encap O2 diluted will not even whiten your skin. Both are still effective as the higher level of H2O2 is not necessary to be functional according to directions. H2O2 spotters will...
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    "Lost History"

    Well that explains alot. No wonder I knew so few of the above companies as I am a chemical guy. I love chemical dispensers but know little about their history.
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    "Lost History"

    I have been around for 22 years and I only remember Steam Genie, White Magic and Steamway Intl. You can add Chemeisters to the list.
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    Filthy wool rug retains dirt like no other

    Is there a canvas backing? If it is, then some of the sand could be broken down glue applied to hold the rug together.