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Podcast Series: Professional Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Podcast
The Professional Carpet Cleaners and Restorers Podcast (PCCRP) is new in the industry discussing informative information without offering advice that could be construed to be misleading, discouraging, malicious, and outside our professional knowledge and experience.
Broadcasted every fortnight discussing topics for small to medium size companies.
This week we sit down and discuss WHS,
rules with staff working from home,
understand what and who is a PCBU,
meaning of some WHS terms:
definition of a confined space
definition of working at heights
Latest Podcast will be available this Friday 11th September @ 5 pm AEST
This month’s articles
The first patent for an electrically-driven “carpet sweeper and
dust gather” was granted to Corinne Dufour of Savannah, Georgia
in December 1900. The first powered cleaner employing a vacuum
was patented and produced by Hubert Cecil Booth in 1901.
Article released Feb 10, 2017 by Cleancare Australia
Carpet cleaning has come a long way, CFR have discussed the history and how far we have come.
How would you like to clean your rugs by dragging them outside and beating them with a stick? Mixing a shampoo out of water and beef gall, perhaps? Or, even better, attempting to remove stains by soaking with water and lemon juice and then scrubbing the spot with a hot loaf of bread?
It may sound surprising, but the lemon and bread method was the recommended practice back in 1827, at least according to The House Servant’s Directory by Robert Roberts, Butler to The Hon. Christopher Gore, Governor of Massachusetts, 1809 (reference).
Back then, wall to wall carpeting was both expensive and hard to clean. High traffic areas were often covered with heavy woollen spreads called druggets, canvas cloth, or other carpet runners, in order to protect the carpet itself. Carpets were often covered completely for major events to be hosted in the home.
While carpet production expanded in the mid-1800’s with the introduction of Erastus Bigelow’s power loom, wall to wall carpet did not become as common as it is today until sometime in the 1950’s when mass production, and new materials developed during WWII, turned what was a luxury item into something that was generally affordable.
Still, carpeting including smaller carpets or rugs was common in homes and businesses across Europe and North America – and all of them had to be cleaned somehow. Sweeping carpets was a fairly common practice, and by the 1860’s several inventors were working on sweeping devices to improve the process. Melville Bissell is generally credited with the invention of what would become the modern sweeper, which he first patented in 1876.
Until the invention of onsite cleaning tools, the business of professionally cleaning carpets generally involved removing them and transporting them to a centralized cleaning facility. While probably more effective than the onsite cleaning options available at the time, this was rather inconvenient for carpet owners. That inconvenience proved to be a major opportunity for enterprising souls in the cleaning business.
In 1898, John S. Thurman of St. Louis, Missouri, submitted the patent for a “pneumatic carpet renovator” which used compressed air to blow dust into a receptacle. Three years later in 1901, Hubert Cecil Booth invented the first motorized vacuum cleaner (using suction) in England. Both machines used a gas-powered engine and operated from a horse-drawn carriage. Reminiscent of today’s truck mounted systems, both contraptions were driven to customers’ homes and the operators would then run tubes from the cart to the inside of the house in order to clean it. This appears to be the start of on-location professional carpet cleaning.
At that time, some plants would shampoo and “steam clean” carpets in much the same way hot water extraction is done today. In 1876 for example, Howard’s Steam Carpet Cleaning Works in Indianapolis heated water from a canal, added detergent, and sprayed down carpets, removing the solution with a vacuum pump once they had been cleaned.
As the on-site cleaning businesses began to proliferate, their operators developed new equipment to compete with the carpet cleaning plants. Early entries included rotary machines and bonnets, which scrubbed or scoured carpets using a circular motion. Some added water and shampoo, some did not. There are some early examples of systems that used a rotary scrubber with shampoo in conjunction with a wet/dry vacuum to remove the solution after washing.
It is difficult to determine exactly when, or who, invented modern hot water extraction. In the 1920’s, Hamilton Beach started selling a carpet washer machine that washed and dried carpets in one pass. But that machine was not quite there – it used water and a cleaning solution (shampoo) to clean but did not employ pressurized hot water. It appears that it wasn’t until the early 1960’s that true hot water extraction machines came into being.
The first units all operated on the same general principles: Apply pressurized cleaning solution, stored in a tank, into the carpet and then use a pump to siphon the solution back out along with all the soil. Some units had two tanks (clean/soiled) and some had only one. Some of these designs also employed the dual-purpose wand that is now common today. A few early examples include the Judson company’s DeepClean DC3 from 1959, Deep Steam Extractors’ (now DSC Chemicals) Deep Steam Machine, and a patent filed by Fred Hays on a “Steam-Vacuum Generator for Rug and Upholstery Cleaning” in 1966 (there is little information on any commercialization of that machine).
The essential method of hot water extraction has not changed all that much in the decades since its introduction. Extraction, it turned out, was a very effective way to clean carpet (with minimal damage to the fibers) and so the focus turned toward refining and perfecting the method rather than developing new ones. Since the ‘60’s, machines have become more reliable, less bulky, more manoeuvrable, and overall, better at the job of extraction. The development of truck-mounted systems in the ‘70’s allowed for more power, higher pressure and water temperatures, and larger tanks. Advances in chemical treatments resulted in less residue (early treatments often included coconut oils which tended to stick around and attract soil after cleaning), greater cleaning power, and reduced health and environmental impact.
Hot water extraction remains the most commonly recommended deep carpet cleaning method. Combined with regular vacuuming, extraction keeps carpets looking new and extends their useful life. And the process of innovation in extraction technology continues. Extraction has always been a water, time, and energy intensive process. The Continuous Flow Recycling system addresses those issues, building on today’s highly effective extraction technology and making it many times more efficient. By filtering and recycling the water and chemicals used in extraction, along with other innovations, CFR represents another major step forward in an industry with a long history of invention.
INCLEAN Magazine article – 3 September 2020 release date: www.incleanmag.com
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued three infringement notices for $39,960 to Melbourne-based company Yarra Valley Cleaning Co Pty Ltd for the alleged unlawful advertising of a disinfectant product in relation to COVID-19.
According to the TGA, Yarra Valley Cleaning Co allegedly advertised, on its website, a disinfectant product that was not included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), and was neither an exempt good nor a good excluded from the operation of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act).
Unless a specific exemption, approval or authority applies, therapeutic goods must be entered in the ARTG before they can be lawfully advertised in Australia. Yarra Valley Cleaning Co allegedly claimed that ‘Sanitise IT’ is 99.9999% effective against viruses, including COVID-19.
Under the Act, claims or references that a disinfectant product has an effect against viruses, including COVID-19, are prohibited representations. The use of prohibited representations in advertisements for therapeutic goods is unlawful without prior permission from the TGA.
According to the TGA, the advertising on the company’s website was allegedly misleading and implied the disinfectant product was entered in the ARTG, when it was not. Advertising for therapeutic goods must be truthful, balanced and not misleading. This includes any implied claims.
The TGA has informed Yarra Valley Cleaning Co the relevant advertising must be immediately removed from the company’s website.
The TGA has also published a warning to advertisers and consumers about illegal advertising relating to COVID-19. It has also provided regulatory information for sponsors and manufacturers of cleaners and disinfectants and a warning about products claiming to treat or prevent COVID-19.
The TGA is investigating other entities that have been the subject of complaints about alleged unlawful advertising in relation to COVID-19. Any person, including businesses, advertising therapeutic goods to consumers must comply with the requirements for advertising.
The TGA encourages people to report suspected non-compliant advertising via its advertising complaints form.
INCLEAN contacted Yarra Valley Cleaning Co but did not respond prior to publication
Too afraid to say R U OK? There is such power of feeling connected and understood, and this is why R U OK? Day, today, was established more than 10 years ago.
When you reach out to someone who appears to be struggling, are you ready for them to tell us they are not OK?
We have grown up in a culture where people automatically respond with “I’m fine”, so it can be daunting if people tell us they’re not.
The first thing to do is to listen and be really present. They are showing incredible vulnerability.
Your job is to not to be their counsellor, or therapist, it’s to listen, encourage action and then to check in later.
Say things like “I would really like to hear more about what’s happening in your life” and “how does this make you feel?”
Encourage some kind of action, minor step. Ask things like “would you like to see a professional, a GP or a family doctor? Is there someone else who can be part of this journey with you?”
“Seek their permission to check in with them down the track. It says I may not understand how you feel but you are not alone, I am reaching out to be with you as another human being”
Learn what to say after R U OK? At ruok.org.au
⦁ In 1804 the first brewery in Australia begins to produce beer.
⦁ In 1854 the first game of cricket is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
⦁ In 1855 Queen Victoria signs an Order-in-Council to change the name of Van Diemen’s Land to Tasmania.
⦁ In 1897 Essendon wins the first VFL/AFL premiership.
⦁ In 1904 the first Australian Open golf tournament is held.
⦁ In 1912 the Golden Wattle is declared as Australia’s national flower but only declared as Australia’s official floral emblem in 1988.
⦁ In 1918 first direct radio message between London and Sydney.
⦁ In 1946 Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) makes its first flight.
⦁ In 1956 Australian television begins.
⦁ In 1982 the 1982 Commonwealth Games begin in Brisbane
⦁ In 1983 Australia II wins the America’s Cup ending the New York Yacht Club’s 132– year domination of the race.
⦁ In 1988 Convictions against Lindy and Michael Chamberlain are quashed.
⦁ In 2000 the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.
⦁ In 2001 Ansett airline collapses.
⦁ In 2005 England wins the Ashes back from Australia for the first time since 1987.
⦁ In 2006 Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, dies after being stung by a stingray.
Misters use very high-water pressure (600 to 1200 psi) to squeeze the water through orifices as small as .006 of an inch. Our Dry Fog system essentially produces droplets in the 1–10-micron size range (dry fog is defined as 1–10-micron droplets). See Droplet Size Chart The dust that becomes airborne and is of concern to health and environmental officials is called PM-10 or particulate matter 10 microns or smaller. A like size droplet to dust particle size (PM-10) is essential as it is this like size that dramatically increases the opportunity for the dry fog/water droplet to impact the airborne dust. Larger droplets (mist 20 to 100 microns) have proven to be ineffective in treating airborne particulate due to the slip stream effect created by the droplet being larger than the dust. This concept was first explored by the Colorado School of Mines in in the 1970s with the results being published in a 1976 Issue of Coal Age Magazine
DSI – Dust Solutions, Inc.