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Moths and Beetles in Carpet, Rugs & Upholstery

With wool and other natural fibers being common in rugs, rug washers are aware to be on the lookout for these pests. Since natural fibers only make…

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Rugs

Area Rug Construction

Any who washes rugs or wishes to expand into this facet of cleaning will benefit from knowing, understanding and using the correct terminology when…

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Rugs

The Brave New World of Carpet Cleaning

Are you really cleaning what you think you are cleaning? You may be cleaning the wrong carpet or carpet that is made from a different material than…

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carpet cleaning

What Color Is the Carpet? Metamerism

Have you ever had a client accuse you of doing something that changed the color of their carpet, rug, or upholstery? Great news if you removed all…

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Carpet

Flooring: Beyond Carpet & Tile

  Many of us are familiar with the ins and outs of caring for carpet and ceramic tile flooring. However, several new types of flooring with less…

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Flooring

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

Will Raising Prices Help Your Bottom Line?

I frequently hear from owner/operators who say they hear of other cleaners charging $ .50 or even $1 per sq. ft. and are sure they could never charge…

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Business

Curry and Cooking Odors

Homemade cookies. Baking bread. Mom’s spaghetti sauce. We can all recall enjoyable fragrances from the kitchen. Just writing this is making me…

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deodorization Restoration

Clearing up Common Misunderstandings Between 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

Water Quality

The differences between hard and soft water have long been discussed for all sorts of applications.  Hard water in the professional cleaning industry…

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Water Quality

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