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This month’s articles
Cleaning products have different cleaning capabilities that will depend on their purpose. Regardless of their specific capabilities, they are all affected by pH.
pH is a scale that measures the acidity or alkalinity of a substance when it is dissolved in water. This scale ranges from 0 to 14. Pure water has a pH of 7 and is often referred to as being neutral. Acidic solutions have a pH less than 7 whereas alkaline solutions have a pH above 7. This is relevant when it comes to cleaning as the different pH values will clean specific types of soils.
Fibres can be categorised into two main types which are natural and man-made. It is important to be able to identify the fibre type prior to beginning any work. This will ensure effective cleaning efforts and prevent damage to the fibres. Some carpet cleaners have claimed that they can identify the carpets via sight however, carpet fibres have changed over the years and can look very similar. It is important to test the fibres to ensure you are handling them correctly.
A pre-inspection report should be completed prior to beginning work. This can be used to document any damage that is apparent and any information about staining.
It is important to understand that stain removal comes with many risks. If you do not understand fibre types, stains, spots, pH, chemicals, and more, you may end up in hot water. Once the carpet has been damaged, you may need to cover the costs to replace it.
Education and training are more important than ever in the cleaning industry. You want to become an industry leader who can walk the walk and talk the talk. The cleaning industry is oversaturated with companies so it is important that you can show customers your point of difference. Expanding your knowledge can give your business