While out on a routine maintenance inspection at a client’s facility, Chip Grimes, President of Facility Services Group, discovered areas of red discoloration in the carpet. After discussing the carpet fiber color shift with XL North’s Bill Luallen, it was determined that chemical overspray from a previous tile and grout cleaning had discolored the carpet. […]
Often floor care professionals are accused of things that are out of their control. This is one of those cases. The first indicator is the purple outline of the area. This is caused by battery acid dripping onto nylon fibers from a ride on vacuum.
It’s still common (even in this day and age) to have custodial personal take it upon themselves to do what they think is right. We often see this phenomena when a company goes to do a strip and finish for a new client or even an existing one. Mopping with bleach will leave the “salt” […]
The gray tile is from attic stock. The “yellowed” tile from a mid building corridor with sufficient walk off at both entrances. The parking lot had been resurfaced 4 months prior with a top coat. Unfortunately, there is no solution.
This won’t come clean. Or is it clean? Look closely at the trafficked areas. This is an example of extreme pile distortion. This is multilevel tufted carpet tile. The higher tuffs became susceptible to distortion from foot traffic and rolling loads as they weren’t supported by the lower tuffs. As you look closely you can […]
Here are examples of an acrylic finish trapped inside of grout. It may look evenly soiled when you take the job on (best is to always do a demo prior to committing to the project), but after you do the tile cleaning and then grout cleaning you end up with this, a splotchy train wreck […]
Our customer tried cleaning the carpet under the door of an electrical closet entrance with pre-spray with Citrus Solv, and had no results (with proper dwell time and agitation). The customer used XL Charge Away, agitation and then extraction.