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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote duckcountry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/January/2009 at 3:20am
We have our clothes washed by 20 virgins on the rocks in the river.  Only the pads are cleaned using the washing machine.  I thought everyone did it that way.
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I like both and I use both. I'm in the business of making carpets clean with as little energy possible while making money.
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PS for those who care I have used FibrePlus pads on my orbital and they have worked great, but for soil removal, you can't go past the cotton pads, or in particular Gladiator Pads if you want something that will go the distance. With the Cimex, in a commercial situation they might be able to get a fair bit of speed up, but I'd daresay that with Padman's new beast, that crown may be in question and the Cimex has the disadvantage of not being set up to use absorbent pads (at least not to my knowledge, correct me if I'm wrong).

Bear in mind about 80% of soil is particulate matter (dust, soil, sand, grit etc) and if we are effectively pre-vacuuming (if you aren't, then shame on you, whatever system you're using!), a lot of that will be taken care of. The remaining visible dirt we see is either water-soluble or an oil-soluble.Water soluble, piece of cake as long as we put down enough product to dissolve it effectively. The remainder we have to deal with is oily soil, which encap products that are properly formulated will take care of quite easily. If relying on straight encapsulation, yes it can work with your fibrous pads, as long as you put enough encap product down to start with, but if you really want to hedge your bets the absorbent pads will absorb the bulk of the oily soils, with only a small percentage then needed  to be taken up by the residual encap product, resulting in a much more efficient clean, and with less product needed than with a fibrous pad for a superior end result.

Pick and choose whichever way you want, just bear in mind there are right and wrong ways to do everything. If it hasn't worked for you then you gotta question why, when for so many others of us it works so well, in my case to the point where I now have some customers that prefer and demand OP to HWE... and on really trashed carpets, HWE followed by an OP... UN-FRIKKIN-BELIEVABLE!!!!
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Originally posted by bigrich bigrich wrote:

I like both and I use both. I'm in the business of making carpets clean with as little energy possible while making money.


Now there's a man who has it all figured out in twenty three words.

As a supplier to the industry I continually witness cleaners beating their heads and bodies to extreme by using the only method they believe in. Different strokes for different folks or carpets.

Work Smarter, Not Harder is something they did not teach most of us in school.

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hard to argue with anyone making sense - and dollars!!

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Originally posted by Carpetologist Carpetologist wrote:


Work Smarter, Not Harder is something they did not teach most of us in school.



Plan your work, then work your plan.  Adjustments are based on results.
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I also use both. Cimex for 90% of the job and the Challenger Max to clean Entrances and highly soiled areas. 
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Bought a cimex three weeks ago , it has literally paid for itself in less than a month! It adds another very useful tool in my arsenal. !,,,,
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