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October 5 2010 at 11:56 PM

I cleaned an oriental wool carpet with Releasit DS and it smelled like a wet dog. I had to HWE to fix it. This has happened twice. I thought DS is safe to use on wool?


Re: wool

October 6 2010, 12:57 AM 

When wool is wet, it smells like a dog. We DS wool rugs all the time, whne dry, they smell fine. Did you dry it completely before smelling? Was it so dirty that it needed a HWE not just a VLM? That could be the problem as well.


What's it's origin ??

October 6 2010, 2:12 AM 

Was the wool rug made in India or Pakistan. ??

This, we have found, can have a big bearing on the odor.


I've seen the light, and changed my wicked ways. wink.gif


Rick Gelinas

Re: What's it's origin ??

October 6 2010, 5:40 AM 

Wool is animal hair - hence it always smells like a wet animal when it gets wet.

P.S. Releasit Encap-Clean, Encap-Clean DS, Encap-Basic, and Encap-HydrOx are all safe for wool. And Encap-HydrOx is awesome on wool (we get lots of positive feedback).

P.P.S. Always test for colorfastness when working with wool. Mix whatever detergent you're using in a pail. Dip the end of a white terry towel into the pail. Then dab and blot an inconspicuous section of the brightest color of the carpet/rug (preferably red) to see if there's any color transfer.

P.P.P.S. I'm starting to feel like Steve Toburen (master of the PS)

Rick Gelinas
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Re: What's it's origin ??

October 6 2010, 9:17 AM 

Rick, thanks for the info. Where can I get information on all your encap products, and what should be used where and how?
I am new at using my Cimex.
What are the essential product to carry?
What upright vacuum cleaner do you recommend?


Info on all Releasit Products

October 6 2010, 9:31 AM 

Releasit Encap-Clean is extremely cost effective. A case of product can clean at a low cost of 3/10ths of a cent per square foot. Encap-Clean is a robust, polymer-rich, encapsulation detergent that delivers tremendous cleaning performance, and eliminates all the common problems that are associated with commercial carpet maintenance.

Releasit Encap-HydrOx is a hydrogen peroxide based encapsulation detergent. has a multitude of applications, from hot water extraction cleaning to spot cleaning. It is highly effective on protein based soils such as food stains, urine, wine, coffee, vomit, feces, blood, and much more. Its oxygen boosting properties can effectively eliminate browning and remove a variety of colored stains from synthetic fiber. Encap-HydrOx has a pH of 3.5, and is a great choice for colorfast wool carpets or area rug cleaning.

Releasit Encap-Punch is a unique 3-in-1 encapsulation product. Encap-Punch can be used as a traffic lane pre-spray, a hot water extraction detergent, and a bonnet/pad cleaner. It packs a strong cleaning punch yet it still crystallizes beautifully. Encap-Punch also bears the CRI seal of approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute.

Releasit Encap-Spot is a unique multi-purpose spotter. It can cover a multitude of spotting tasks. And best of all, since it is an encapsulating spotter it doesnt need to be extracted.

Releasit Soileze Protector is a unique water-based fluoro-protector that is built right into Releasit detergents. However it is also available in concentrate for customer who are looking for an extended cleaning cycles. Soileze concentrate can be applied directly following the cleaning process. And it is completely compatible with the crystallizing polymer in the Releasit detergent line.

Releasit Encap Basic is a price point product that fills a niche where budget constraints dictate purchasing decisions. In spite of its low price, Encap-Basic is still a very effective encapsulation detergent.


This message has been edited by EncapDrew on Oct 6, 2010 9:33 AM
This message has been edited by EncapDrew on Oct 6, 2010 9:32 AM


Re: Info on all Releasit Products

October 6 2010, 1:27 PM 

Thanks Drew


Re: Info on all Releasit Products

October 8 2010, 12:04 PM 

No Problem, any time!

This message has been edited by EncapDrew on Oct 8, 2010 12:04 PM

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