Introduction: Carpet Bonnet Cleaning
CarpetGeneral® Bonnet Cleaner 5857 is an excellent and effective product for interim carpet maintenance. Proprietary polymers have been incorporated into the formulation that aid in emulsifying, encapsulating, and suspending oils and soils for easy removal. In addition, these polymers prevent rapid re-soiling and enhance the efficiency of routine vacuuming, allowing for continued removal of any residual soils after the cleaning process. This reduces the frequency of wet cleaning needed to maintain or preserve the appearance of the carpet face fiber.
CarpetGeneral® Bonnet Cleaner 5857 also contains proprietary stain resistant and anti-soiling agents that provide superior protection from typical acid dyes commonly found in foodstuffs and many other materials. In addition, CarpetGeneral® Bonnet Cleaner 5857 eliminates both organic and pet odors in carpeting and upholstery.
CarpetGeneral® Bonnet Cleaner 5857 is not a cover up fragrance, but actually chemically bonds with the odor molecule, changing its structure and eliminating the odor. When applied properly to the odor source, it will permanently neutralize dog and cat urine odors and most other animal and organic type odors.
There are two methods of application of the Carpet Bonnet cleaning solution.
1. A round absorbent bonnet is prepared before actual cleaning by either immersing it with water or wringing it out so it isn’t dripping wet and heavily soiled areas are directly sprayed with the bonnet cleaning solution at no more than 200 square feet per gallon.
2. The bonnet is immersed into the bonnet cleaning solution and squeezed out so it isn’t dripping wet. The rotating absorbent bonnet (usually cotton or rayon) is then attached to a low speed (175 RPM) rotary floor machine with a heavy-duty motor because of the high friction involved. A special drive block is required to keep the bonnet or pad from slipping off. Dirt is theoretically collected into the pad.
The bonnet is supposed to be changed or turned when the pad surface stops absorbing soil – this is usually up to 600 square feet per bonnet side. The bonnet is then washed out and reused as needed. Sometimes, carbonated water is used to (in theory) give better soil suspension and bring down the pH.