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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.

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The Rise of Degreasers

Degreasers have always been an important part of your cleaning arsenal. Historically, degreasers have been dominated by alkalinity and solvency.…

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How to Clean Up After Tear Gas

Tear gas is not a single product but can refer to any of at least 15 different chemical compounds that irritate the mucous membranes and cause…

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Trauma Cleaning

Crayons: The $9.99 Color Repair Tool

The crayon technique for spot color repair to carpets is a convenient and portable means of restoring the color to small spots sometimes encountered…

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How to Remove Tanning Spray from Carpet

Tanning sprays are a combination of oils and dyes that are often difficult to remove.

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How do I Clean Filthy, Trashed Carpets?

Procedures: Dry Soil Removal: Vacuum the carpet to remove as much dry soil as possible. It is easier to remove most dry soils before they are mixed…

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Should I Use A Liquid or Powder Rinse? Roles of Rinses that you May not Have Considered

The main goal of rinsing is generally understood to be flushing away residues of cleaning agents. It seems intuitive to rinse with clear water and…

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Carpet Rinses

Special Agents at Work: Silicone Defoamer Breaks through the Liquid Barrier that Protects Air bubbles released throughout the Extraction Process

One pizza company used the effective branding statement, “Better Ingredients Makes Better Pizza”. This statement holds true to making better cleaning…

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Chemistry special agents

This is crazy! How did these bleach stains get on my carpet?! Was my cleaner responsible for them?

Every household is full of chemistry. Products made with all sorts of solutions sit on the shelves of laundry rooms, kitchen counters, and medicine…

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Chemistry

Free Handout for your Customers: How to Care for Your Carpet

This guide is for homeowners and professional cleaners. Homeowners should use it to get the best care for their carpet, professional cleaners should…

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Use this Free Spreadsheet to Calculate the True Cost of Your Carpet Cleaning Business

The most frequent questions that owner/operators ask are usually related to how to price their services. How much per sq. ft. should I charge? What…

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