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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

Explanation of Encapsulation Cleaning

What is it? Encapsulation is a high production rate, low moisture carpet cleaning system. Encapsulation is not new to the industry but the chemistry…

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How To Remove Paint From Carpet

There are a lot of different paints including latex, oil, and aerosol spray paint. Once dry, they bond to the surface of fibers. The amount of paint…

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Spotting

How To Remove Rust Stains From Carpet

Rust is a result of the reaction of iron oxide, oxygen, or water (including humidity). The best rust removers work differently on soft surfaces by…

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Spotting

Removing Synthetic Stains From Carpet

Synthetic stains come from science. These include kool-aid, medications, processed foods, etc. Molecular Modification is the act of adding or taking…

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Spotting

How To Remove Organic Stains From Carpet

Organic stains come from nature. These include fruit and their juices, wines, grass, urine, etc. Molecular Modification is the act of adding or…

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Spotting

Which is Better: No Odor or Light Fragrance?

Twentieth-century deodorizers focusing on pet issues generally had a strong fragrance. Chemical solutions and odor removal processes at that time…

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Identifying Leather Types

Sales of home furnishings have grown at about 4% annually in the last few years. Leather continues to be a major part of that growth with the market…

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Unique Factors to Consider When Cleaning Protected Leather

The leather market has been steadily growing for the last 2 decades, with leather accounting for 38% of all upholstered furniture sales based on…

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upholstery cleaning

Powdered Enzyme Pre-sprays or Pre-sprays with Enzymes: Which Type Is It?

Enzymes enhance cleaning action in all types of formulas, but they are very narrow in what and how much they clean. Different enzymes include:…

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Carpet Presprays

The Amazing Silkworm - Once a State Secret

You undoubtedly know silk as a lustrous, highly valued fabric used in rugs as well as beautiful garments and other fabrics. How familiar are you with…

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