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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Question

have commercial glued-down olefin carpet that has been presprayed, rinse extracted, and plain water extracted several times but with dark traffic lanes reappearing within a week. This happens even with HVAC on and floor fans in area cleaned. Any suggestions for reversing this chronic condition?


Answer

Olefin wicking is common and correctable. If the carpet manufacturer allows bonnet cleaning, go back and spray on an encapsulation cleaner. I prefer also to add 1 cup of rinse agent to the sprayer. Then, bonnet with a slightly damp bonnet. The key is low moisture. This will solve the problem.
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean Corp.
(719) 598-5112
www.nationalproclean.com