In this set of recommended procedures, learn how to remove the adhesive left behind from protective layers used on nylon, olefin, and polyester carpet fibers. The sticky residue can often be troublesome to get rid of, but by following the procedures suggested in this XL North document, floor care technicians will be able to tackle […]
XL North is proud to announce that our low moisture carpet cleaning chemistry, XL Grab Dry, was recently reviewed and approved by WoolSafe and awarded WoolSafe and CleanSeal certifications for use on wool carpeting. As stated on the WoolSafe Organisation’s website accredited products are tested according to WoolSafe Standard WS 1001: “Protocol for the evaluation […]
XL North is always on the lookout for new advancements in the commercial floor care industry that can help our customers achieve better results. While using foam detergent as a cleaning method has been around for quite some time, the chemistry and process used to create foam has changed greatly over the decades. Recent improvements […]
In this case study provided by Antron, XLN partner Facility Services Group is credited with solving a sticky carpet dilemma that had other contractors stumped. Due to a short renovation timeframe, a prestigious Philadelphia law firm had carpet installed in a new space before construction was complete. After project completion, the carpet, inevitably, was soiled […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]