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Professional Carpet cleaner Tips

December 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Professional Carpet Cleaning Tips One of the problems in using carpet cleaning shampoo or detergent to clean carpets, rugs or upholstery fabric is the difficulty of removing the carpet shampoo residue sufficiently. The carpet cleaning shampoo residue tends to make the fabric susceptible to soiling after it has been cleaned, possibly due to an undesirable wicking effect of the carpet shampoo residue on the fibers of the fabric. In addition, if the fibers are left with a pH that is too alkaline, browning or discoloring of the fibers may occur. 
Most carpet manufacturers cleaning recommendations state that the carpet should be sprayed using a Pre-Spray & Traffic Lane carpet cleaner, or an extraction product on the carpet, allowing the chemical to dwell for 3-5 minutes to emulsify the greasy soil and dirt. Then follow up by diluting the carpet cleaning pre spray in the water tank of your carpet extractor at 2-3 oz. per gallon of water. Extract carpets as you would normally clean.


Dilute the carpet cleaning pre spray in a sprayer at a 2-3 oz. per gallon ratio and lightly mist over the previously cleaned carpet, allowing to dry simultaneously.


To remove chemical build-up on extremely soiled carpets, dilute pre spray  in a carpet extractor at 2-3 oz. per gallon of water, and rinse the carpet before extraction, shampooing or bonnet buffing. Always test an inconspicuous area to determine colorfastness.

Added Bonus:
Whatever method you choose to implement, we ALWAYS recommend the use of an good vacuum prformance  to aid in drying the carpet. No matter how good the carpet looks after you clean it, if it doesn’t dry fast enough you might experience carpet shading or appears to be discoloration. In many cases this can be reduced or eliminated by using an air mover – the faster you dry the carpet – the better.

  • Carpet cleaning consumers consistently rank “fast drying” as being important to them.
  • Remember, carpets dry from the bottom up!

By using the Carpet Cleaning Pre Spray through the extraction machine, it prevents the jets from clogging which could cause streaking during extraction.

  • Rinses away every trace of dirt an cleaning solution residue
  • Leaves carpets bright and soft
  • pH: 2.0
  • Excellent results, every time
  • Prevents browning and/or yellowing
  • Use as an after-spray or rinse agent
  • Works great on commercial and residential carpets
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