Friday, February 26, 2016

The Value of Education.

The Bane-Clene Management School is a unique institution devoted to the concept that "nothing is constant except change".

Class content is flexible and will change to incorporate the latest developments in our industry. Classes are based upon the actual experiences of our service business in Indianapolis.

The camaraderie and friendships that develop are as valuable as the curriculum that is taught. You are among your peers who are eager to share their experiences.

School dates are March 21st through 23rd, 2016. Call now 800.428.9512 to register or for more information.

In March, the 3 day Bane-Clene Management school will be followed by 2 one day specialty classes.

Thursday March 24, 2016 will concentrate on Stone, Marble, Ceramic and Grout cleaning and care.

Friday March 25, 2016 will concentrate on Wood and Laminate Floor Care and Restoration.

For more information regarding fees and times, please call 800.428.9512

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Proper pH Cleaning

Whether we're talking about cleaning carpet, upholstery, hard surfaces or even trucks, all other things being equal, the higher the pH (potential of hydrogen) the better the cleaning.
Alkaline detergents more readily neutralize soils, which are usually acidic, and also more readily saponify cooking grease and cooking oils. Saponification is the chemical reaction of fatty materials with alkaline materials to form soap and glycerin.
Certain stain-resist nylon cannot be cleaned at a pH above 10. Some carpet fibers require a neutral pH.
Oriental Rugs or wool carpeting should not be cleaned at a high pH.
Upholstery that is wet cleanable should also not be cleaned at a high pH. This will avoid browning and or dye bleeding.
A quick review of pH:
  • 7.0 is neutral
  • Above 7 is alkaline
  • Below 7 is acidic.
Our service technicians follow a simple rule. If you do not know that exact fiber content of what you are cleaning. Then test the fabric in a inconspicuous place.
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Friday, February 12, 2016

Treating Carpets for Ice Melt "stains".

Winter time is obviously upon us. Copious amounts of Ice Melt or other ice melting products are being used.

When tracked in they either leave a white sticky residue or can turn a carpet yellow.

These problems can be easily resolved. Use a applicator or brush to apply a solution of Brown Out®.

Proper dilution ratio is one (1) part Brown Out® to two (2) parts water. Leave on the area to be treated for at least 15 minutes or until the stain has disappeared. Flush with water using one (1) wet and two (2) dry strokes with the cleaning head. It is important to thoroughly remove all the Brown Out®.

Repeat the process if necessary. You may apply the properly diluted product with a pressure sprayer. Do not allow the spray to come in contact with any object other that the carpet. Do NOT apply through your Carpet Cleaning Machine. If you use a sprayer thoroughly rinse your sprayer after use.

After you are done clean the carpet using PCA™ and Booster®. Retreat the carpet with a mixture of one (1) part Brown Out® to four (4) parts of water. Apply Sta-Clene® and "fast" dry the carpet using a Air-Mover.

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