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What's in Your Carpet Spotting Kit?
you offer carpet spotting as a service in your cleaning
business, you should have a professional spotting kit.
Here’s a list of what should be included in your
Tool Box to hold all chemicals and tools.
Blotting towels. Use to transfer spots. Use white towels
only. Colored towels may leave dye on the carpet.
scraper. Use for breaking up hard or crusty material
by agitating the chemical on the spot. Whalebone is best.
Use for applying small amounts of chemical.
Test Strips. Use for testing the alkalinity or acidity
of a spot.
brush/ tamping brush. Short, stiff-bristled brush,
use for tamping (not scrubbing) spots and stains.
Bill Scissors. Use for taking samples of carpet fibers
and trimming loose ends.
top bottles. For easy application of chemical.
Sprayer. Use for applying chemical to larger spots.
- Alkaline Detergent Solution - Use for
removal of acid-based stains.
- Neutral detergent solution - Neutral
in pH and will not leave residue.
- Volatile Dry Solvent
- For removal of oil, tar, and grease. Also use to rinse
- Non-volatile Dry Solvent - Use for removal of
paint, grease, and gum. Allows more time on spot without
Spotter - Use for removal of alkaline spots and
Remover - Hydrofluoric acid solution for removing
do not rub or scrub spots because this may result in
spreading the spot and fuzzing of the carpet.
a Spotting Chart Here
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