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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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deodorization

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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upholstery cleaning

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

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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COVID-19

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 cleaning Chemistry Carpet

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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upholstery cleaning

Are You Worried About Damaging Silk During the Cleaning process? Here's some Important Things To Remember

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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upholstery cleaning

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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Carpet

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