Articles by Bob Wittkamp

Working With Color Loss Situations

May 3, 2001
Sun fade, fume fade or shading — educate yourself and your customer before starting the cleaning job.
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What Are Furniture Tags Really Telling Us?

April 9, 2001
Federal law mandates "Care Labels," however they may not always provide valid information. The tags are attached during the finishing process of the furniture pieces and may not always end up where they belong.
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Successfully Cleaning Oriental Rugs

March 8, 2001
Without the proper training and execution of precautionary measures, the next Oriental rug you clean may become your responsibility.
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Understanding Optical Brighteners

February 9, 2001
Properly used and applied, optical brighteners may solve some problems and improve results of cleaning or corrective attempts.
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The Hazards of Cleaning Bloodborne Pathogens

January 5, 2001
Penalties and fines may be the least of your worries if you are called into a job that involves cleaning up a crime or accident scene. Arm yourself and your crew with the required education and proper equipment to protect your health.
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How Increased Airflow & Low Moisture Lead to Cleaner Carpets

December 4, 2000
Getting freshly cleaned carpets dry should not be a problem if you pay attention to several factors, including the amount of moisture left behind, additional extraction passes or by using low moisture cleaning methods.
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‘Scents’ory Perceptions: Do You Deodorize or Reodorize?

October 19, 2000
-- If it smells clean, then it must be clean. This is the perception many carpet-cleaning clients have when it comes to clean carpets. You make the call—do carpet cleaners deodorize or reodorize with the use of scents in formulations?
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The Distributor as a Partner

September 22, 2000
Rather than thinking of the distributor as a supply house, cleaners and restorers must consider the distributor as a partner that plays an important role in their success.
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Setting Up Your Truckmount for Efficient Carpet Cleaning

September 13, 2000
Implementing just a few timesaving techniques will enable you to minimize setup time and reap the benefits of your truck mount unit...
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Cellulosic Browning Causes & Solutions

September 13, 2000
All is not lost when browning occurs on newly cleaned carpet or upholstery. Along with additional dry passes, air movers, and of course prevention, tackle a common problem with uncomplicated solutions...
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