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Kyle8

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Ok guys wanted to start using clean free as a rinse for biobreak prespray spray. Do you guys think this would be a good idea
 

Tom Forsythe

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Bio Break as a pre-spray and Clean Free as a rinse will work well, especially in carpets with residue issues. Bio Break is a pre-spray that is easily rinsed out of carpet and Clean Free has the highest percentage of rinse agents in any of Bridgewater's 16 different rinses. The pH of Bio Break is around 9.5. This will be neutralized by soils. Clean Free has a pH of 10 but the ingredients that provide this pH are rinse agents easily removed by water especially at a 1 to 640 dilution. You should be around a pH of 7 when done. Using Flex ice will probably leave the carpet at a pH of 6. Clean Free has no surfactants and Flex Ice has a dynamic blend of surfactants. The surfactants promote a deeper cleaning than the Clean Free. I have explained differences that probably will not be noticed on most jobs, except by close observers.
Hard water will impact the performance of both Clean Free and Flex Ice. Hard water and high heat have been know to create sediment issues in Flex Ice which is why we have strongly advocated using soft water. However, at a 1 to 640 dilution with Salt Lake hard water (15 grains per gallon), over 2/3 of the phosphate in Clean Free can be bound up in softening water and not available for cleaning.
 

Scott W

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Every rinse will work better in soft water. Bridgepoint's and every other manufacturers. This is especially true of powders. Over time, the best results will come from getting a water softener rather than changing rinse agents.

Clean Free is fine rinse agent following Bio Break.

Clean Free will rinse better. Flex Ice will clean a bit better. Take your choice.

As Tom says, on most jobs you would have to look pretty closely to see any difference if they were used side-by-side.
 

Kyle8

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I think it is cheaper to use than an emulsifying rinse and might have more cleaning power.
 
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Just scored myself a water softener for free!!
House renovations, I win they lose haha
Amazing difference!!!
It is installed properly now, that pic was just a temp install for testing.

Bio break, flex ice and soft water
 
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Kyle8

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Just scored myself a water softener for free!!
House renovations, I win they lose haha
Amazing difference!!!
It is installed properly now, that pic was just a temp install for testing.

Bio break, flex ice and soft water
Flex ice would be nice i just need a water softer maybe I will buy one
 

Cameron RDS

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Just scored myself a water softener for free!!
House renovations, I win they lose haha
Amazing difference!!!
It is installed properly now, that pic was just a temp install for testing.

Bio break, flex ice and soft water
How's that mytee wand treatin' ya
 
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How's that mytee wand treatin' ya
It's an awesome wand!!!! It's light, swivel handles great it cleans brilliantly!!!
Just wish the alloy swivel bearing collar was a needle race like the Devastator and new Dang
The alloy collar swivel bearing is too soft and wears....leaving floppy manifold...
I replaced the swivel already
It needs some Delrin rings or some orings in there at the least to absorb chattering from pushing wand back and forth...
Or the alloy bearing needs to be hardened treated steel...too heavy?
Or just needs a needle roller assy and would be kick ass

It was my first everyday wand
Now it's my second wand
I have a PMF Mach15 and it's a beast!!!
Strong as hell, light, cleans brilliantly, and is my main wand!!!
 
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Luky

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Bio Break as a pre-spray and Clean Free as a rinse will work well, especially in carpets with residue issues. Bio Break is a pre-spray that is easily rinsed out of carpet and Clean Free has the highest percentage of rinse agents in any of Bridgewater's 16 different rinses. The pH of Bio Break is around 9.5. This will be neutralized by soils. Clean Free has a pH of 10 but the ingredients that provide this pH are rinse agents easily removed by water especially at a 1 to 640 dilution. You should be around a pH of 7 when done. Using Flex ice will probably leave the carpet at a pH of 6. Clean Free has no surfactants and Flex Ice has a dynamic blend of surfactants. The surfactants promote a deeper cleaning than the Clean Free. I have explained differences that probably will not be noticed on most jobs, except by close observers.
Hard water will impact the performance of both Clean Free and Flex Ice. Hard water and high heat have been know to create sediment issues in Flex Ice which is why we have strongly advocated using soft water. However, at a 1 to 640 dilution with Salt Lake hard water (15 grains per gallon), over 2/3 of the phosphate in Clean Free can be bound up in softening water and not available for cleaning.
Amen