Welcome to KleenKuip.com's Professional Carpet Cleaners Discussion Forum!

  
Carpet & Floor Cleaning Industry Discussion Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Carpet Cleaners Discussion > Encapsulation, Very Low Moisture, Oscillating Pad Cleaning
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - encap/padcap questions
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Portable Carpet Extractors New & Used

encap/padcap questions

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
truenorthfound View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 31/July/2012
Location: Charleston, SC
Status: Offline
Points: 2
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote truenorthfound Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: encap/padcap questions
    Posted: 31/July/2012 at 12:36pm
I am new to encap/padcap. I have a 20" clarke 175 1.5hp and do not want to buy another machine. I will be doing mainly empty rentals, some small commercial and a few residentials. Is the 20" to big? Should I get a smaller brush shield or can I just take the original one off and put a smaller pad driver on it? I have seen that a 15 inch or 17 inch is the best, which size would you drop down to? I can get a 16 or 18 inch brush shield unless there is some universal one that will fit.
 
In your opinion which pads would you use for each situation...commercial, rental, residentials.
 
Thanks for everyones input!
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
John L View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Guru
Carpet Cleaning Guru


Joined: 29/November/2004
Location: I'm Right Here!
Status: Offline
Points: 4013
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31/July/2012 at 4:35pm
Padman would know the answers... Stern Smile
Back to Top
Carpetologist View Drop Down
The Great Hardini
The Great Hardini

Hocus Pocus

Joined: 20/January/2004
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1712
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Carpetologist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/August/2012 at 2:01pm
In my opinion you will be frustrated cleaning rentals with the pad system.

Be prepared to go through a lot of pads as rentals are usually a dogs breakfast.

For this application you need extraction. The only good thing you may have going is the people paying are not the ones who have to live in it and are happy with whatever is cheap.

Makes no difference on pad size if the place is empty.

Encap & Padcap are generally maintenance cleaning systems. Pad Cleaning

Back to Top
Soil Lint Green View Drop Down
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Carpet Cleaning Specialist
Avatar

Joined: 30/December/2007
Location: Oregon
Status: Offline
Points: 551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Soil Lint Green Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/September/2012 at 9:59pm
The right chemicals and you can do the job but like the great hardini said you are going to use a lot of pads.  I use Vacaway products from Steve Smith.  I am here in the states, not in God's Green Utopia where everyone has the same quality of medical and the U.S. is looked on with pity.
It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.