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The Value of Third Party Eco-Certifications to the Cleaning and Restoration Professional

It is hard to believe that it has been more than 30 years since the first eco-certification program was launched. Eco-certified technology has come a…

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The Benefits of Using an Acid for Your Last Cleaning Step

What is the difference between an acidic neutralizer and an acidic emulsifier? It all depends on the ingredient mix.

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Chemistry

What Makes Urine Glow Even After Cleaning?

Does this sound familiar?

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Chemistry

Accidents Happen! Here's What You Should Do When You Get Acid on Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is sensitive to any acid. Even common such as orange juice are acidic enough to make permanent etches on some stainless steel.

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Chemistry

The Anatomy of a Powdered Pre-spray: See Improved Results When You Understand How the Chemistry Works

Powders naturally have a much longer shelf life than comparable liquids. A high-alkaline powder is safer to handle than a comparable liquid because…

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Chemistry

Polyester Carpet Responds to Special Surfactant

Carpet with loads of soil and oils has always been a cleaning issue but has been exacerbated by the dramatic increase in the sales of polyester…

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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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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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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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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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