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" Our Carpets look much better, I am amazed that those spots came out of the green carpet in the rooms for the one year olds. Thankyou so much for the quick service ! " Cheryl Perkins-Buick, Ed.D. Interim Executive Director Greater Sarasota's Great Kids! Inc.
Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning & why it works so well.
Crystallizing Polymer: Encap products are designed with an innovative polymer technology to form a distinct crystal when it dries. The crystal is the vehicle that enables a good encapsulator to capture soil so it can be extracted through post-vacuuming.
Pre-Vacuuming: The first step that should be performed before any carpet cleaning process is a good pre-vacuuming. According to a well documented study, dry soil comprises 79% of the total soil in a carpet. Therefore a good vacuuming program should be encouraged for all commercial clients. And if the carpet is in need of vacuuming at the time of cleaning it should be pre-vacuumed before proceeding with the cleaning.
Pre-Treating: If there are more heavily soiled areas, pre-treating can assist the cleaning process. Encap can be mixed according to label directions and applied as a pre-spray. Using a pump sprayer. Simply spray enough solution to dampen the carpet. Do not allow the pre-spray to dry before you progress with the cleaning. Allowing a few minutes of extra dwell time can help a grubby carpet clean more easily. After allowing a few minutes of dwell time proceed with scrubbing the carpet in the normal manner dispensing the detergent through the solution tank.
Scrubbing Technique: Fill the solution tank of your scrubber with Encap solution mixed with hot water according to label directions. Scrub the carpet by working the scrubber at a moderate pace. Make a wet pass by holding the solution valve open – then return over the same pass without releasing more detergent. In most cases one wet-pass followed with one dry-pass is all that's needed. If the carpet needs a little more scrubbing because it’s heavily soiled simply make additional dry passes (just a touch more solution can be applied during the extra passes).
Wicking: Encap detergents can correct the majority of wicking problems. Wicking is one of the most common problems seen with commercial carpets. How many times have we heard the sad story that goes something like this?...
Joe is a professional carpet cleaner all the way. Joe cleans a commercial carpet and does a terrific job! It looks great when he's finished and the building manager tells Joe that the carpet looks beautiful as he is packing up his truck. However the next morning Joe receives the disturbing “morning after” phone call – “Joe something’s wrong, the carpet looks worse than before you cleaned it”.
Why the problem? Commercial carpet is most frequently a flat glue-down construction. So there’s essentially no airflow, hence extraction can become a bit more challenging. Commercial carpets are often loop construction. The densely packed loops can trap a tremendous amount of dry soil. A considerable amount of commercial carpeting is olefin and we all know that olefin can be difficult to clean. So clearly commercial carpet presents a set of challenging conditions that can exacerbate wicking problems.
Most dry soil in a commercial setting can be readily removed by routine dry vacuuming. It’s the oily and sticky soils that attract and hold dry soil to the surface. The result is a dull, gray, and ugly appearance. Encapsulation chemistry cleans better and helps carpet stay clean longer The first step in effectively cleaning any carpet is to counteract sticky soils. The encapsulation chemistry surrounds each soil particle and crystallizes so it can’t attract other soil. The encapsulated particles release from the fiber and are easily extracted with normal vacuuming. And since there's no dirt attracting residue left behind, the carpet stays clean longer.
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