capture carpet cleaning system Feb 2, 2010 15:05:23 GMT -5
Post by whiteglovecleaning on Feb 2, 2010 15:05:23 GMT -5
My company does regular carpet shampooing but I reciently had a problem at my house in which my son (2yrs old) spilled what I believe was some type of milk or juice and it smelled horrible. I tried the usual cleaning that we provide to customers but the smell was still there (smelled like puke to be blunt). Out of frusteration I headed to our local home supply store to see what they had and I found this stuff called 'capture'. I just couldn't see putting any more liquid on the carpet so this is more of a consistency of baby formula (think...damp powder). I didn't think it would do much but took a leap and followed the directions (i.e., spread over carpet w/ brush, allow to 'dry' for 30 min or so then vac up). I vacuumed it up after 30 minutes and the white powder was now grey and dried out (now like baby powder) and smelled like the stink in my carpet. Between my husband and I we vacuumed probably 4-5 more times that day and the next day and go figure - no smell, and no residual fragrance, the carpet was clean. It's been about 3 weeks now and nothing has returned. Supposedly there is a commercial-type of this encapusating cleaner but I have not seen much talk about it. I think that many of our customers would gladly pay the extra to have dry carpets (it's a 'green cleaner' that is non-toxic, safe for kids and pets immediately - no waiting for carpet to dry). Was wondering if anyone had any insight into this type of carpet cleaning...I have done our home carpet and have been pretty amazed at the results. I also put it to the test by using it on the carpet in the car (totally gunked with oil and grease from our parking lot) and the powder sucked out was just about black and the carpet was cleaner than it had been in years. Any info on this type of cleaning would be much appreciated - obviously I can't use this exact stuff for commercial use (4 lbs, for $20.00 - will do about 200 sq ft only). Thanks so much!