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Math Principles Essential To The Science of Cleaning

Math and science have always been necessary to one another. Science evaluates and defines basic principles in the world that we live in. Math…

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Business

Chemical Testing

Every carpet cleaner goes through product testing, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Unfortunately, conclusions are generally based on…

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Chemistry

Protectors for Nylon and Wool

In a recent conversation with Gordon Hanks, the past chief executive officer (CEO) of Bridgewater, I learned that the carpet cleaning business they…

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carpet protector

Carpet Fibers – Wool

Depending upon the market you serve, you may clean wall to wall wool carpet about as often as you see a unicorn. Wool is a major part of the market…

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Rugs Carpet

Carpet Fibers – Triexta

Today we’ll talk about the newest fiber carpet cleaners are being asked to care for. You may not have even heard of triexta until a few years ago,…

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Carpet

Carpet Fibers – Olefin

Olefin continues to be a very popular fiber for low-cost commercial applications. However, it is losing market share to polyester and triexta for the…

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Carpet

Carpet Fibers – Polyester

A few years ago, the slogan for polyester fibers might have been, “We’re number three. We try really hard.” After being a distant third to nylon and…

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Carpet

Carpet Fibers - Nylon

Just over two years ago nylon’s share of the carpet fiber market slipped to under 50% for the first time since shortly after nylon was introduced as…

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Carpet

Responding to a Forced Sabbatical

“If your job entitles you, you probably take a sabbatical every seven years, which means you get a year of paid leave to do whatever you want to…

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COVID-19 Business

Greasy Grout Meets 21st Century Innovation

Professional cleaners have demanded cleaning solutions that deal with the months of soil build-up. The result was the high alkaline, solvent laden…

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Tile & Grout

Greasy Grout Demand Aggressive Cleaner

Tile & grout has grown significantly in market share over the last 20 years. The cleaning issue is in the grout since it is so absorbent. A…

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Tile & Grout

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