How does low moisture cleaning method works?
The low-moisture encapsulation method is a variation of the old “shampoo method”. The carpet is scrubbed with a rotary machine, cylindrical brush machine, or a 3-headed scrubber. As the carpet is scrubbed, the soil that was attached to the fiber is released from the carpet fiber into the encapsulation solution. Today’s better quality low moisture cleaning solution are built with a crystallizing polymer that encapsulates the soil. After the carpet dries, the encapsulated soil can be extracted from the carpet during the post-vacuuming process.
Many people delay cleaning their carpets as long as possible because they have always heard that the carpet will quickly re-soil following cleaning. This condition can occur with traditional cleaning methods. It is impossible to recover 100% of the detergent with any method of cleaning. Detergents act like dirt magnets – or sponges. That is what detergents do. Therefore, any detergent left in the carpet will continue to attract soil.
With good encap chemistry, the low moisture cleaning solution is balanced with a crystallizing polymer. So everything on the solution side of the table is complemented with a polymer on the other side of the table. There is no sticky residue, which can attract soil. In fact, the polymerized cleaning solution will actually RESIST soil.
A good polymeric low moisture cleaning solution can even consume detergent residues that were left in the carpet from previous cleanings. Moreover, some encapsulation solutions may even have an additional built-in fluoro-chemical carpet protector in the formula.
Best for Commercial Location:
Encapsulation is quickly becoming the most required method for maintaining commercial carpet today. As mentioned above Encapsulation is fast. Encapsulation is a low moisture cleaning method. Encapsulation eliminates wicking and recurring spill stains. It helps carpets to stay clean longer between cleanings.
It can also be employed with minimal costs using a scrubber and cost effective solutions. With Encapsulation, building security is increased since it’s not necessary to be leave doors to the building open during cleaning.
A single gallon of water can clean 300 square feet of carpet, so minimal water is being consumed. In addition, there is no discharge water heading to the sewage treatment plant. The encapsulated soil is recovered from the carpet as dry-soil during post-vacuuming. A good low moisture cleaning solution can be formulated without requiring strong solvents or other potentially hazardous ingredients.
Benefits of Low Moisture Cleaning:
High production cleaning can be accomplished with the low moisture cleaning method. Cleaning rates of 2,000-3,000 square feet per hour can be achieved with encapsulation. This can be very helpful in larger commercial locations. Wicking and recurring spill stains can also be eliminated.
Wicking and recurring spill stains are a common problem with commercial glue down carpets. The crystallizing solutions employed and low moisture attributes of the encapsulation method help to eliminate these problems. Encapsulation makes it simple to maintain commercial carpets and keep them looking cleaner longer over an extended period.
The Correct Method:
There is no absolute “perfect method” for every situation. Like tools in a toolbox – a professional carpet cleaner will examine the carpet and the building’s requirements and then select the appropriate cleaning method(s). All methods have their place and they each have unique benefits in different settings.
Low Moisture Cleaning (Encapsulation Method) is perfect for keeping a commercial carpet looking its best on a day-in day-out basis.
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