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Tom Forsythe

Tom Forsythe
Tom Forsythe has worked as a chemist for Aramsco since 2001 and has developed more than 200 products. These products are used in several brands including Bridgepoint Systems, Hydro-Force Viper products, Groom solutions; OmniPro, and many private labels. He has written numerous magazine articles and blog posts and has taught oriental rug cleaning and leather cleaning classes across the country. At a height of 6’6”, Tom remembers being a good basketball player.

Recent Posts

The Role for Powdered Oxidizers in Boosting Your Cleaning Performance

Sodium percarbonate and sodium perborate (which is not as common) are powdered and stable forms of hydrogen peroxide. The alkaline accelerators,…

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deodorization

Tips to Conserve Water for Professional Cleaners

As a cleaner, there is a good chance that you live in an area where you are personally involved in conserving water, or your water bill is a…

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carpet cleaning

The Benefits of Using an Acid for Your Last Cleaning Step

What is the difference between an acidic neutralizer and an acidic emulsifier? It all depends on the ingredient mix.

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Chemistry

The Anatomy of a Powdered Pre-spray: See Improved Results When You Understand How the Chemistry Works

Powders naturally have a much longer shelf life than comparable liquids. A high-alkaline powder is safer to handle than a comparable liquid because…

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Chemistry

Want More Durable Concrete? Here’s What You Need to Know About Densifiers

One of concrete’s weaknesses is the natural absorbency of liquids. A concrete densifier makes the surface and substrate of concrete denser. The…

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Concrete

The Realities of Spotting in the 21st Century: Do Your Formulas Match Your Fibers?

A fundamental change in carpet fibers this century has put polyester and nylon spotting instructions on somewhat different tracks.

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Spotting

Be a Hero for Your Customers: Learn How to Manage Dye-Bleed When Cleaning Rugs

Dye bleeding is generally rare in carpets because nylon and polyester fibers are not prone to color loss from water-based cleaning. Dye management is…

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Rugs

Let the Rug and Customer Select The Rug Cleaning Process

For some rug washers, this is a revolutionary thought. The attitude is that a rug is not clean unless my process is completely followed. Another way…

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Rugs Business

Learn How to Effectively Use Alkaline Rinses on Carpet

The Three-Step Process that We Recommend For effective cleaning with an alkaline rinse, you must first understand the type of rinse that you are…

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carpet cleaning Water Quality

Learn How to Effectively Use Acidic Rinses on Carpet

What Are the Acidic Rinses That I Can Use? There are various acidic rinses. Some formulas (predominantly acids) are designed as neutralizers,…

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carpet cleaning Water Quality

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