Encapsulation: A practical tool for commercial carpet care .A low moisture encapsulation carpet detergent for commercial carpet care.
It is a familiar story of commercial carpet cleaning: You do a fantastic job and are told the carpets have never looked better. You go home satisfied with a job well done.
The next morning you receive the disturbing morning after phone call: -Something is wrong. The carpet looks worse than before you cleaned it!
With commercial carpet, there is essentially no airflow, so hot water extraction can become more challenging.
Commercial carpets are often loop construction. The densely-packed loops can trap a tremendous amount of dry soil.
The encapsulation process does a wonderful job of counteracting the sticky soils. The key to effective carpet cleaning is to remove the sticky soils. The encapsulation chemistry surrounds soil particles in the carpet and forms a crystal that can’t attract other soil.
Agitation + Crystallization = Encapsulation
This method of carpet cleaning is becoming more and more popular in commercial carpet maintenance. It should be used as an interim maintenance method and should be followed periodically (every 2-3 cleanings) by a thorough hot water extraction.
The encapsulating chemical (a liquid cleaning agent) is sprayed on and then brushed into the carpet using a cylindrical or rotary brush machine or bonnet. The encapsulation chemistry surrounds each soil particle and crystallizes it so it can’t attract other soils. The encapsulated soil particles release from the carpet fiber and are removed by normal vacuuming which will generally be done by the janitorial staff at regularly scheduled times.
Since its a low moisture system, carpets can be put back into use promptly. This process allows maintenance companies to provide a continual high level of appearance at a lower price than other traditional methods while generating high levels of productivity. Encapsulation is designed for commercial maintenance only.
The first step is achieving the best possible by pre-vacuuming.
Remember that you want to remove the 79 percent of dry soils first.
As the carpet is thoroughly scrubbed the Encapsulation Cleaner 5821 is applied and worked evenly through the carpet fiber. It is helpful to use the detergent with foaming ability as an indicator of how much solution is being applied to the carpet.
You simply want to whiten the surface of the carpet; a heavy foam is not desirable. Vacuuming can be performed at the next scheduled vacuuming. No rinsing is required. Rinsing actually defeats the purpose of the encapsulation technology.
Cleaning dilute 4 oz. of Detergent per gallon of hot water.
Spotter/Pre-spraying: In heavily soiled areas pre-spray Detergent mixed at 6 oz. per gal.
Scrub the carpet evenly; a heavy foam build-up is NOT desirable. Just lightly whiten the surface of the carpet. For heavy soil make additional dry scrubbing passes without adding more solution to the carpet.
Intended Usage: Cimex, Counter-Rotating, Cylindrical Brush, Rotary, Upholstery Brush, Bonnet/Pad Methods, Spot Cleaning, Recurring Spill Treatment
Note: The information presented herein is our interpretation of certain test results and field experience to date. The information is not to be taken as warranty or representation for which we assume legal responsibility, nor as permission or recommendation to practice any patented invention without a license. It is offered solely for your consideration, investigation and verification.