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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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COVID-19

The Trifecta of Cleaning Agents

Chemistry is the basis for presprays, rinses as well as spot and stain removers. Different formulations will be more appropriate for use on some…

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Chemistry

Specialized Cleaning Agents

Appropriate chemistry is the basis for pre-sprays, rinses, spot and stain removers, deodorizers, protectors, etc. Different formulations will be more…

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Chemistry

Greasy Carpet Demands Aggressive Cleaner

Greasy carpet has always been an issue but has been exacerbated by the dramatic increase in the sales of polyester carpet. Oil loves to bond to…

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Are You Ready To Go Back To Work?

This is an important question. While nothing like the magnitude of what we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, we have gone through periods of…

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COVID-19 Business

Math Principles Essential To The Science of Cleaning

Math and science have always been necessary to one another. Science evaluates and defines basic principles in the world that we live in. Math…

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Business

Chemical Testing

Every carpet cleaner goes through product testing, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Unfortunately, conclusions are generally based on…

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Chemistry

Protectors for Nylon and Wool

In a recent conversation with Gordon Hanks, the past chief executive officer (CEO) of Bridgewater, I learned that the carpet cleaning business they…

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Carpet Fibers – Wool

Depending upon the market you serve, you may clean wall to wall wool carpet about as often as you see a unicorn. Wool is a major part of the market…

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