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BOOST Technology
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Hot Water & Encap
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Maintenance for 10" CRB
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Question for the Encap Pr...
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Complete OP Setup
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Been Noticing a Trend
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Encap Pricing?
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When to change pads
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Cleaning up High?
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  BOOST Technology
Posted by: Mark Hart - Yesterday, 12:40 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (2)

I needed to buy a new auto scrubber, and settled on a Clarke Focus II BOOST 28". BOOST stands for Battery Operated Orbital Scrubbing Technology. The technology features a 14"x28" rectangular pad that scrubs at a rate of 2250rpms. Depending on the pad it will strip a floor using only water. I know it works because I've done two strips with it so far. There is a 20" Square Scrub floor machine & Clarke has the FM40 that comes with a solution talk. So here's my question, with the right pad can these be used with Releasit on carpets?


  Hot Water & Encap
Posted by: encapman - 04-05-2018, 07:20 AM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - No Replies

It's been asked if using hot water is helpful for encap cleaning? The short answer is - yes. Here is the science behind it.

In the late 1800s, a Swedish physicist named Svante A. Arrhenius, researching the connection between heat and energy, made an important finding that would impact cleaning forever. He discovered that for every 18-degree Fahrenheit (10-degree Celsius) increase in temperature over 118-degrees Fahrenheit (48-degrees Celsius), the amount of molecular energy released is doubled. This is known as the Arrhenius equation.

It's pretty simple to visualize how the hotter water thing works. Consider that your hands are filthy with grease. Try washing them with really cold water. Now try it with warm tap water. Now try again with hot water. We've all seen that hotter water will clean your hands faster. Same goes for dishes, laundry, etc.

The same rule applies to carpet cleaning. As the temperature increases it's easier to get the cleaning accomplished. True, the water will cool as it contacts the carpet. But I'd rather have the advantage of cleaning with warm, very warm, or even hot water - over cleaning with cold water.

Temperature is not the biggest slice of the TACT pie when it comes to encapsulation. Agitation is the major muscle for encap cleaning. Releasit products will work well with warm or even cold water.

Yet since hotter water will always helps ALL types of cleaning to work more efficiently, it's beneficial to use hot water if it's available. That's why we recommend using bucket heaters to get ripping hot water for encapping. https://www.excellent-supply.com/Profess...p_511.html


  Question for the Encap Pros
Posted by: PristinePete - 03-26-2018, 07:20 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (3)

I had a stain that wicked out of no where after doing a hot water extraction on a glued down 
commercial carpet, after several failed attempts of re-cleaning with HWE I tried the Releasit spotter and bam...problem solved. My question is... if I clean this carpet again next year with HWE what are the chances that stain will come back up?


  Maintenance for 10" CRB
Posted by: Barry-QDCC - 03-22-2018, 02:46 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (1)

Hi Rick,

I was going to email this question to you but then I thought others might want to know too so I'll post it here.

I bought a 10" CRB thru you back in Oct 2015.  Everything works good.  A little loosey-goosey with the handle attachment but I fixed that.  What I was wondering that now 2.5 years have gone by should I be doing some type of maintenance on the machine?  Greasing gears or anything like that?

Right now all I do is remove the brushes and wipe down the bottom of the machine, getting the gunk off, and then I spray a white lithium spray on the outside of the gear housing - both sides, and along the drive pins, and that's pretty much it.

Thanks!


  Carpet Cleaners, a question on urine & vomit.
Posted by: javiecholson188 - 03-18-2018, 09:42 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (2)

What PRODUCT & SYSTEM / TOOLS, have you found most successful for FRESH, LIGHT, urine & vomit removal??

IE; Just yesterday.

Via:

Extraction?

Bonneting?

System: Extraction & Bonneting?

This is for recent problems on light to moderate episodes where the sub floor has not been affected, and the pad/underlay only lightly affected.


  Encap Pricing?
Posted by: cleanerguy - 03-06-2018, 03:56 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (1)

I was just wondering what the price per square ft is lately.
I realize no on wants to give up there pricing, I'm in northwest PA area.

Thanks


  Cleaning up High?
Posted by: cleanerguy - 02-28-2018, 11:52 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (10)

Let's say that your looking at cleaning a building, 9 floors, with offices, apartments, etc.

You go into this building and the only floor you can do with your TM is the first floor. only true way up is the elevators.
Because of the building lay out you can not get to any stairs and the windows do not open.

How would you clean the hallways, there are 5 feet wide and 280 feet long, each floor, and how would you explain to managemant your cleaning process if ask?

That's all.


Photo Thanks for solving my wicking problem!
Posted by: PristinePete - 02-16-2018, 08:28 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (3)

We do 99.9 percent residential carpet & tile cleaning. A realty company that sends us many jobs for years asked us to clean their conference room, I said ok, no problem. Well 2 days after the cleaning a large stain appeared that was not there prior to us cleaning. I went back and re-cleaned that area, next day stain is back again! After 3 attempts at this and a little embarrassed to explain this situation to the office that has been calling me the carpet cleaning god for the last ten years, I knew I had to fix this quick. So on the internet I go and stumbled on excellent supply. 

I ordered a quart of the Releasit spotter and had it shipped overnight. I went in and misted the stain with the product and brushed it in. I blotted with white towels and put a fan on it. The stain disappeared and I checked on it a few days later and I was relieved that it stayed away! I am truly grateful that I found this product and these very nice folks that even sent me a nice sample pack a few days later. 

Great people, great products, great service! Great job Excellent Supply! I will be reordering in the future. 

-Pete


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  Spill Stains and Wicking
Posted by: encaptanoah - 02-09-2018, 02:41 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (3)

Since many customers are new to encapsulation, and ask about spill stains and wicking, I thought it would be good to post this again and get your feedback on how this process works for you!

https://www.excellent-supply.com/Putting..._b_21.html


  Here I go again
Posted by: Lounge Lizards - 02-02-2018, 09:35 PM - Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION - Replies (5)

Rick Gelinas & other avid Cimex users.

Never stop learning, never stop improving.

A few weeks ago, I commented that I was going to have some modifications made to the support bracket that sits under the solution tank.

My mate has been over this morning & fitted it.

He also left me with a spare plate should ever I need it, it does need a minor bit of cutting, but nothing major.

This plate is a much heavier gauge & is stainless steel.

Here's a few pics for those that may be interested.

Shows the fitted plate, the old plate, + comparisons.






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