Jan 24, 2022
Real Name
Matt Weber
I'm just getting ready to start my by carpet cleaning business with no experience, and there's one thing (well, a few...) that I'm not really able to wrap my brain around. I understand that the prespray does the work, and I'll be agitating with a CRB, and I'll then rinse and extract. Am I then to go back over the entire carpet with a separate neutralizer in a separate inline sprayer (or whatever)? Or is the solution used in the rinse enough?

Bonus!: Water's pretty hard here. If I'm using the water that I'm carrying, should I just occasionally huck some water softeners in my tank, or does this really matter? Thanks.

Sabyl Nate

Nov 4, 2018
Moline, IL
Real Name
Nate Howard
Business Location
United States
Are you cleaning with a portable unit, or are you using a truckmount?

Typically your rinse should be enough to neutralize, but do make sure that you're mixing and/or metering your rinse correctly.

I too operate in an area that has terribly hard water and run an onboard water softener because of it. A good rinse like "Ultimate All FIber Rinse" (I'm not affiliated, I just legitimately like the stuff) is helpful when using hard water too.