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Rico1

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I just realized I have very little defoamer left, all supplier in my area are closed today, what can use as defoamer that I can buy from regular stores?
 

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Ive heard Downey fabric softener works but I’ve never tried it.
 

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I just realized I have very little defoamer left, all supplier in my area are closed today, what can use as defoamer that I can buy from regular stores?
I'd suggest going somewhere that rents machines. I think almost all of them have defoamer. You may pay double to triple what it's worth though. Rental chems are usually VERY high dollar. I've heard the thing about fabric softener too, but never tried it. I believe years ago I even used regular table salt to diffuse foam in my machine on a few occasions and it seemed to work ok. That might not work in a heavy foam situation though.
 
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Any fabric softener. Its not as good but works. Send it down your hose so it gets everything coated that foam will come in contact with.
 

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  1. Rubbing alcohol
  2. Defoamer from places that rent Rug Doctor or similar. There stuff is the same chemical as you get from a supplier but really watered down.
  3. Fabric Softener - Do not get this on a carpet, only in your hoses
 

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I just realized I have very little defoamer left, all supplier in my area are closed today, what can use as defoamer that I can buy from regular stores?
Do you use a lot of defoamer every day cleaning carpet? Seldom do I need any, but I always carry Knock-down from Jon-Don - add a little to A SPRAY BOTTLE, AND THEN FILL WITH WATER, SHAKE, AND GO.
 

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Fabric softener does really work and well... It knocks down soap in the laundry, that's part of it's job, so even generic will work, put in vac hose every now and Again. It will work!!
 

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I just realized I have very little defoamer left, all supplier in my area are closed today, what can use as defoamer that I can buy from regular stores?
Do you use a lot of defoamer every day cleaning carpet? Seldom do I need any, but I always carry Knock-down from Jon-Don - add a little to A SPRAY BOTTLE, AND THEN FILL WITH WATER, SHAKE, AND GO.
When using my portable. I put some in the recovery thank to prevent foam being sucked into the vacuum motors. My wife went to buy me some from a Janitorial supplies store that was open Saturday when I needed it. It was liquid, it worked but I think I like the powder better as many others here do as well.
 
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Vinegar, used to clean the couches at a strip club every month, vinegar kept the foam down, absolutely serious...