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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

Citrus Boosters: Powered by D’limonene

The attributes of D’limonene are compelling and are nature’s boost to cleaning. They include: biodegradable; 100% natural; derived from a by-product…

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carpet cleaning Stain Removal

Descaling

The buildup of scale in any carpet cleaning machine has a negative impact on performance. Scale is a combination of minerals from hard water and…

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Water Quality Equipment

Browning, Yellowing or Wicking

Cellulosic browning, BHT or alkaline yellowing and wicking of spots and soils all describe a common problem: surface discoloration.  Sometimes there…

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Protection for Fabrics

Fabrics are diverse in composition, and the level of use varies significantly from home to office.  However, the focus of protection needs to be on…

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carpet protector

Necessary Factors For Effective Urine Removal

Effective urine removal relies on proper chemistry and efficient extraction processes. It also requires proper judgment upfront -- sometimes the best…

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carpet cleaning Stain Removal

EncapsuIation in Perspective

Encapsulation currently dominates commercial carpet maintenance cleaning. There is a lot of misinformation being circulated since the process is…

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carpet cleaning encapsulation

Efflorescence: The Browning of Tile & Grout Cleaning

Efflorescence is the natural movement of mineral salts caused by moisture in cementitious grout and appears as a white, chalky substance on the…

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Flooring Tile & Grout

Protectors for Oleophilic Fibers

Over the years, manufacturers and distributors of protectors for oleophilic fibers and fabrics have hosted many seminars focusing on both performance…

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carpet cleaning Stain Removal

Liquids Versus Powders

The three primary building blocks of cleaning formulations are solvents, surfactants, and builders (acidic or alkaline). All solvents are in liquid…

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Chemistry

Enzymes and Bacteria

There is much confusion in our industry between enzymes and bacteria. For example, products use enzyme in the name when the product actually contains…

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deodorization Chemistry