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Cleaning Protected Leather

The leather market has been steadily growing for about 2 decades. Leather accounts for 38% of all upholstered furniture sales. (based on dollar…

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Biocides and Disinfectants

Primer on Sanitizers and Disinfectants for the Water Damage, Restoration, and Cleaning Industry The use of antimicrobials or a biocide on any…

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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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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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Cleaning Silk

The cleaning technician may encounter silk in rugs, upholstery, and cushions. There are several names for types of silk based on the way it is…

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Carpet Off-Gassing

Occasionally we hear from someone asking about “new carpet odor.” This is called off-gassing. Some folks are under the impression off-gassing from…

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Acid's Unique Way To Clean Grout

Various acids like urea hydrochloride, phosphoric, citric, sulfamic, and glycolic are used wherever removal of calcium carbonate and limescale is the…

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Tile & Grout

Can An Acid Rinse Be More Than A Neutralizer?

The answer depends on the ingredient mix. Some formulas are designed as neutralizers which would pre-dominantly include acids. Other formulas go…

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carpet cleaning Chemistry

Gum and Adhesives Meet 21st Century Innovation

For years our industry has typically relied on solvents to remove gum and adhesives or similar, and with VOC restrictions now in 18 states plus the…

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Deep Cleaning: Part of the COVID Solution

The concept of deep cleaning, and cleaning for health first and appearance second is not a new one. In 1993, Dr. Michael Berry published a…

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