unusual situation I had | TruckMount Forums #1 Carpet Cleaning Forums

unusual situation I had

Fedri

Well-Known Member
Jan 25, 2015
4,320
2,290
113
Mississauga Canada
Real Name
Fedri Irsat
Thanks to all, with in the few days I will go there update here with pics. I also think it is rust, but I will be prepared with a rust remover and ammonia as well.
 

JojoFC

Member
Nov 19, 2016
76
21
8
42
Las vegas
Real Name
Jojo jananto
Business Location
United States
I’d ty Brown Out from Harvard, buff with a red/white pad.
 

Tom Forsythe

Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2006
395
647
93
Salt lake City, UT
Be especially careful with primarily hydrofluoric acid rust removers. They work great on rust, but do not allow it to get on your fingers. Be sure to wear gloves. No rust remover is safe, but some are much safer than others. We worked for several months to get T-Rust as safe as possible and still work well.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dust-Go and Fedri

jack zerkie

Active Member
Jun 27, 2008
219
131
43
79
cape coral florida
Business Location
United States
To late now but on the first job everyday flush your line in the toilet to clean the old water or chems from the day before. Let the water flow until its clean. easy and worth the time.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Fedri

Fedri

Well-Known Member
Jan 25, 2015
4,320
2,290
113
Mississauga Canada
Real Name
Fedri Irsat
I got the T-rust (Bridgepoint), I do trust Bridgepoint products. It also contains ammonium biffluride. Should I still buy a ammonia cleaner?
 

Fedri

Well-Known Member
Jan 25, 2015
4,320
2,290
113
Mississauga Canada
Real Name
Fedri Irsat
Here are the pics
IMG_20180525_161038.jpg
IMG_20180525_161042.jpg
 

StevenB.

Well-Known Member
Sep 29, 2012
4,992
2,216
113
59
Wheatland,Ca.
www.stevescarpetcare.com
Real Name
Steve Baker
Business Location
United States
Don't go crazy bouncing your ph. Vinegar is an acid but I agree with the rust and whatever contaminants were trapped in your lines. In other words try to get your ph back to an acceptable level. Acid will set some stains.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Fedri

Fedri

Well-Known Member
Jan 25, 2015
4,320
2,290
113
Mississauga Canada
Real Name
Fedri Irsat
Don't go crazy bouncing your ph. Vinegar is an acid but I agree with the rust and whatever contaminants were trapped in your lines. In other words try to get your ph back to an acceptable level. Acid will set some stains.
I will try a normal stain removal 9-9.5ph first on a small 1 inch area and see if that moves it or not. Then I will continue according.

I bought ammonia cleaner as well, I will go there tomorrow morning.
 
  • Like
Reactions: StevenB.

Fedri

Well-Known Member
Jan 25, 2015
4,320
2,290
113
Mississauga Canada
Real Name
Fedri Irsat
I have ph level tester strips, I will test the ph level first. If it's low pH then I will begin with a high ph cleaner, if it's high ph then low pH cleaner will be used.
 
  • Like
Reactions: StevenB.

Fedri

Well-Known Member
Jan 25, 2015
4,320
2,290
113
Mississauga Canada
Real Name
Fedri Irsat
Ok great day for me. It went fine. It was a rust stain that showed up when the carpet dried fully. I have tested the ph level and it was 7-8ph which I usually leave the carpets nice soft and fluffy behind. As you can see the picture the rust stain was bigger then I thought, so I have used the pink solution to remove some of it so that way my rust stain remover bottle can last for the whole job. Thank you for all specially for Todd who gave me the idea about it being rust. I will return the ammonia cleaner.


IMG_20180526_095529.jpg
IMG_20180526_095537.jpg