Just use 175 with bonnets. And use pump up or electric sprayer to mist down 200sqft ahead of yourself.I normally do nothing but extraction. I'm just trying to learn VLM/Encap so I can offer it as services in between extractions. I'm doing a commercial building Monday. I'm gonna try the bonnet with my floor machine, which is just using it as a 175 without using the tanks or vacuum.
I doubt I'd be able to actually run solution through it and clean carpets. I've heard of a few people saying yes but nobody explains it so I'm not gonna risk it.
Do you think it'll be ok even though it's not a traditional 175? It's a floor scrubber but came with a pad driver and pads. So it's designed to be able to do pads. It has a vacuum that I wouldn't use and solution tank etc. I would only be turning on the pad and using my sprayer. It weighs about 100 lbs dry but I can add water to it to weigh it down more if need be.Don't be afraid to use a red pad on dirty areas before you bonnet them. I wet out pads or bonnets slightly before using them. On super clean cgd areas I will straight red pad only. Pad capping is super fast and very effective on lightly soiled areas, you might even feel guilty the first couple times it's so fast and effective lol
So if you red pad it isn't that just scrubbing it but not extracting any?Don't be afraid to use a red pad on dirty areas before you bonnet them. I wet out pads or bonnets slightly before using them. On super clean cgd areas I will straight red pad only. Pad capping is super fast and very effective on lightly soiled areas, you might even feel guilty the first couple times it's so fast and effective lol
Do you know of any good ones that don't ask for extraction?those vacaway products
instructions say to prespray scrub and extract.....
their other products say encap only...
they told me both have crystalizing polymers and basically the same chems
but the ones for encap-only have more polymers and thus more crystalizing and foam for just encap.....also dries faster
try the encap stuff from vacaway where you scrubb and HWE
i pre scrub my carpets anyway it actually is less time because the HWE TAKES about HALF the time it used to cause the chems work so well.....
I don't think I'd do it more than 2-3 times before extracting. I don't view it as a permanent alternative so much as interim maintenance.In my experience the trouble comes when you try to encap only, and not HWE ever again. It looks good the first few times and then it stops looking good and needs to be extracted.