CLEANING SYSTEMS EXPLAINED
Portable extractors, Truck Mounts, Von Schrader, Host, Chemstractor, shampooing, bonneting, plant washing, S.L.M.,etc- the results depend strictly on the operator, not the system.
I have used them all, and I have had people say- this one is no good, because of...........
It does not matter. You can get excellent results with any system.
Any system is NOT better than any other system. Some systems are faster, some are more labor intensive, etc. No system is truly "DRY"- without water. Just like no one uses "STEAM" it would melt the carpet!
Host, and Capture powder systems use a pre-spray of water and detergent to dissolve and suspend the soils, which is then absorbed by the powder, then removed by vacuuming. When the powder is vacuumed, the carpet is still nearly as damp as with any other system.
Don't let anyone tell you different. The steam systems should leave the carpet as DAMP when finished, as with a bonnet, or Von Schrader or other "Dry Foam" system. Or as "DRY". The carpets all DRY in about 2 to 4 hours, when properly done.
It is when a person does not know what they are doing, that there is a problem.
This goes for any cleaning system.
O.K., that said- the difference between systems is the total amount of removal of soils present that makes the difference.
The best cleaning found by Nationwide Testing is the Circular S.L.M.(Superior Low Moisture) system.
They said, "Our research shows that the Circular S.L.M. system with separate initial and finishing vacuuming, really removes the dirt and keeps the carpet looking better longer."
Think about it for just one second. Which system will remove a higher total of soils present?
The Circular S.L.M. system had a very high level of soil removal (92.3%) with no soap residue. They don't use harsh detergents which are oily or sticky. Carpets re-soiled in 12 to 16 months. Drying time was from 45 minutes to 2 1/2 hours with the average being 1 1/4 hours.
The amount of total soil removed of the soils present, is fairly equal between the S.L.M., the bonnet and the portable steam systems on all carpets.
Which ever system a cleaner selects for his work depends on several factors, but in the hands of an expert cleaner, he can achieve equal results with any of these systems.
So don't let anyone tell you that your system is no good, it all depends on the technician.
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