In this very informative case study where the pictures are worth a thousand words, Steve Brown of Southeastern Commercial Flooring in Woodstock, GA discusses a recent job where an annual restorative cleaning revealed an underlying issue – abraded carpet fibers. Equipped with the right chemistry, procedures and a bit of high-tech gadgetry, Steve was able […]
Learn how Steve Brown with Southeastern Commercial Flooring successfully restored the appearance of a customer’s carpet when plastic with an adhesive backing was used to protect the floor during a construction project. When construction was finished and the plastic was removed, the adhesive unfortunately stayed behind.
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.
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.
Would your technicians be able to correctly identify and troubleshoot this carpet color shift issue? While knowing how to clean floors is vitally important, this case study highlights why knowledge and understanding of the chemistry behind the process is also necessary for techs to properly troubleshoot maintenance problems.
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. […]
Carpet in the main hallway of a Class A building in downtown New Orleans was not performing as well as carpet throughout the rest of the building. Sun Interiors was called in for a demo to see if the carpet could be “revived”. Check out their results and learn the process they used in this […]
Cary Woodfield continues to make an impact in the world of commercial flooring. His 4 decades of experience in carpet installation and maintenance are nearly unparalleled. In that time, he’s traveled the globe (6 continents, 20+ countries, 80+ cities) to troubleshoot and resolve flooring issues through better education. With literally millions and millions of yards […]
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.
Unhappy with the appearance of relatively new carpet, the staff at a dining facility in Chicago reached out to Steve Starcher and the Timco team for assistance. Steve and his crew performed an impressive demo to show how easily and effectively carpet can be cleaned and maintained when equipped with the proper chemistry and floor […]
If you are a floor maintenance service technician, supervisor, manager, director or contractor, then you have been asked questions that may go beyond your scope of knowledge. It has been my experience that when someone hires you in any capacity, they are not just hiring you to do the job, they are hiring you to […]
Job site evaluations are crucial before beginning any floor care project. By getting answers to as many questions as possible, your team’s effectiveness and efficiency will improve, positively impacting overall job performance. The answers can determine the chemicals used, the cleaning procedures, and/or how many technicians are needed for the job. Do not ever assume […]
Are you familiar with this carpet cleaning scenario? The last snowfall melted a couple of months ago, summer’s here, and your crew is performing second quarter contracted cleaning of local bank branches. At the first location they inspect the facility, bring in equipment, pre-spray, scrub, and extract. They take photos of a job well done […]
Jeff Cross is a very recognizable name and face in the world of floor cleaning and restoration. A prominent industry icon, Jeff’s most notable role as executive editor of Cleanfax magazine normally has him on the other side of an interview, as the person asking the tough questions. Not surprisingly, investigative journalism became Cross’s professional […]