An Introduction to Carpet Cleaning
An Introduction to Carpet Cleaning Chapters:
- First Principles: The nature of soil, soil retention, fibres, carpet types and construction.
- Choosing a Machine: Vacuum cleaning, power brush, shampooing – using single brush, multi-brush, cylindrical brush and spray extraction machines, bonnet buffing, dry powder cleaning, pumps, air blowers.
- The Chemistry of Cleaning: Wetting; anionic, cationic and non-ionic surfactants, pH measurement, stain removal, soil retardancy and stain repelling, Kawasaki Syndrome.
- Techniques: Selling a carpet cleaning service, importance of a professional image, financial aspects, office practices, preliminary inspection,
- Stain removal, carpet cleaning by machine, special finishes.
- Diagnosis of Faults: Fog marking, excess oil, differential wear, pile reversal, holes, stains, bleeding, cellulosic browning, shrinkage, mildew, rapid resoiling, transitional colours, identification kit.
2nd edition 1998 121 pages 250 by 170mm Illustrated Soft cover ISBN 0 9528610 1 1
Author – Dr Eric M Brown £12.00 + Postage