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Cleaning & Restoration Tools and Gadgets
Have you noticed there isn’t as much carpet in homes today as there used to be? The home I owned in the mid 1980’s had 100% of the floor covered in carpet – yes, even the kitchen and bathrooms!
In my early certification training classes I was taught that if I first applied a VDS to an unknown stain and then followed that up with a NVDS if it responded but needed more oomph, but then had to rinse again with a VDS.
What’s the best vacuum cleaner?” I get that question all the time, from homeowners mostly.
Having attended a number of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) courses in the past few years, and having taught that subject for several years myself, I’m what you’d call a little paranoid about household maintenance and cleaning.
We’ve covered a lot on green in this issue as a means for cleaning for health and safety.
When I first entered this industry, “cleaning” generally indicated removal of any dust or soil contained in the item being on hand.
Originally air movers became popular in the carpet cleaning industry back in the 1960’s and early 70’s with the boom of wall-to-wall carpet and the portable carpet cleaner.
As a 40-year veteran of the cleaning and restoration industries, I’m proud to have witnessed and been a part of the advancements in science and technology.
When it comes to the pros and cons of truckmount systems and portable carpet extractors, the discussion can get a bit dicey.
Visible signs of water damage and moisture intrusions are easily recognized.