Articles by Joe Domin

Concepts in Carpet Chemistry

July 12, 2002
I would love to see what cleaning chemicals are in use 50 years from now. There will probably be new carpet fibers that repel soil types more effectively for these cleaners to work with. Perhaps future diets will change those carpet soils for the better in that fibers are exposed to fewer fats, sugars and colorants, the majority of today's carpet stains.
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Home Sweet Home? Residential Indoor Air Quality

May 13, 2002
It has been reported that the risk of contracting lung cancer in a house containing cigarette smoke is 30 percent higher than in a smoke-free home. Smoke does not have any boundaries. It travels from place to place and room to room. The ventilation system in a room where there is smoking can easily contaminate other rooms if a proper exhaust system is not in place. Makes you wonder about restaurants with designated smoking sections, doesn't it?
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Focus on Chemicals: Out, Out Damned Spot

March 10, 2002
When you approach spot removal, the most important point to make to the owner is that they recognize that it is their spot, not yours. However, it's up to you to do everything you can to remove it.
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Developing Truckmount Chemicals

August 9, 2001
A different breed of chemical...
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Indoor Air Quality & Carpet: How Do Chemicals Factor In?

May 3, 2001
Responsible handling of equipment and chemicals will increase your customer’s understanding of cleaning as a health benefit.
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Cleaning Up With Enzymes

April 9, 2001
Enzymes are having a new resurgence in research and development, and their effectiveness has come a long way. Do you know how to put them to use correctly?
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The Restoration Connection to Carpet Cleaning

March 8, 2001
Certain parts of restoration cleaning can be accomplished with carpet-cleaning tools, but there are many factors of which a novice restorer must be aware. To go cold turkey into this area would be suicidal.
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Recipe Magic in Carpet Cleaning

February 9, 2001
Got vinegar? Staple kitchen items such as vinegar, lemon juice and ammonia can help make your next emergency cleaning job easier.
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Carpet & Fabric Protectors, Part II

January 8, 2001
The carpet or fabric protector you apply is only as good as the application method, dilution ratios, and the aftercare that follows.
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Protectors: Is There Beauty in Their Protection, or Protection in Their Beauty?

December 4, 2000
Understanding the properties, usage and characteristics of carpet and upholstery protectors, especially fluorocarbon resins, plays a large role in delivering better service to your customers and to your own safety.
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