If you have been in the cleaning industry for any length of time you have probably heard the term “cleaning green” roughly a million times. Today, the word “green” has changed colors and become little more than white noise. It seems that everyone is labeling everything they possibly can as “green” in a race to market products to the industry.
One of the most common misunderstandings cleaners have when cleaning carpets is the role of the carpet extractor. Many cleaners regard it as a magic machine that can be run over carpet to remove soil without any real regard to what is actually taking place where the solution meets the fiber. As a result, many are left with carpets that look almost worse after cleaning.
If you’ve been in the cleaning business for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the terms “cleaning for appearance” and “cleaning for health.” In recent years, cleaning for health has been a way for building services contractors to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to proactively respond to societal concern about environmental safety and human health.