Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cleaning Tips from Lamers Enterprise- Recurring spots

Cleaning tips from Lamers Enterprise, Janitorial supply co, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Carpet cleaning Challenges

Recurring spots

Spots that return after cleaning, despite your best efforts, are discouraging, costly and can lead to unhappy customers.

Recurring spots don't always happen overnight. Sometimes, it can be several days or even weeks after the cleaning.

There are a number of reasons why a freshly-cleaned carpet suffers from recurring spots. These most often include:

  • Incomplete removal of the original spot (which becomes visible after the carpet dries, or can attract additional soil)

  • Cleaning residue (which can attract soil)

  • Wicking (soil not removed during cleaning but that end up on the tips of the carpet due to the drying process).

The solution to the first two reasons why carpet suffers from recurring spots is fairly simple: Slow down your cleaning process and spend more time on the spots. When you are cleaning a spot, use heavier flushing with an acid rinse. The acid rinse is usually non-sticky and actually removes more cleaning residue.