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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

Stains & Other Special Issues With Stone, Tile, & Grout

Efflorescence – Efflorescence is a white crystalline or powdery deposit on grout lines, stone, or porous tile. It’s caused by water traveling through…

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Tile & Grout

Basics of Maintaining Tile and Grout

Types of Grout The most common grout used for man-made tiles is sanded grout. This is a blend of Portland cement and sand. You can feel the presence…

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Tile & Grout

Types of Man-Made Tiles and Natural Stone

You have probably seen it as you enter customer homes and businesses to clean carpet. More and more homes and prestigious commercial accounts are in…

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Flooring Tile & Grout

Polyester Carpet Responds to Special Surfactant

Carpet with loads of soil and oils has always been a cleaning issue but has been exacerbated by the dramatic increase in the sales of polyester…

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Carpet Presprays

Removing Excessive Soap Residues

Actually, these residues are not soap but are from surfactants. Soap is a common generic term and products used to correct extensive surfactant…

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Carpet Presprays

Which Carpet Protector? One with stain resistance or high level of repellency

Over the years, manufacturers and distributors of protectors have led seminars and other marketing focused on the performance of their product and…

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History of Protectors

Let's start with an obvious but important fact; fabric protection is one of the most profitable services a cleaner can perform. It's not uncommon for…

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carpet protector

Encapsulating Upholstery

A key feature separating encapsulation cleaning from older shampoo techniques is the chemistry. Polymers are added to surfactants used in shampoos…

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encapsulation upholstery cleaning

Encapsulating Area Rugs

Encapsulation is a low moisture cleaning method for carpet, rugs, and upholstery fabric. It has been widely accepted for commercial carpet cleaning…

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encapsulation Rugs

Encapsulation: Balancing Cleaning and Soil Resistance

Encapsulation solutions commonly serve two purposes, achieved by different sets of ingredients: First, there is a detergent that helps separate soils…

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