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    Posted: 23/January/2011 at 1:20pm
Some cotton can't be cleaned with water. What is the cleaning code symbol on the piece?
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I like to use a self neutralizing ammonia cleaner with cotton. Staying with a low PH helps with yellowing and an acid rinse is also good. We use Dry tools which keeps it relatively dry. The water ring tip is a good one and if you see water rings on furniture their is a good chance it is cotton. They use to say to clean to your most sensitive fiber and cotton is sensitive to PH. So even if it is just 10 % cotton, clean it like its 100% cotton.
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What I ment to say is there there is no text book method.... People use many different methods to clean the same thing. Changing an alternator on a BMW can only happen one way....a mechanic has to be trained and become a Trained Professional..

if you think you are a trained professional after taking the IICRC course for furniture...I LAUGH...

Most cleaners come up with methods that work for them...
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Mt Steamer,

I have been in the business for 45 years, have given and received training - but we have never met. I have however met a large number of trained professionals, so maybe you don't get out enough Smile

Oh, and the majority of suites that I clean are either cotton or linen, so I think I know the fibre quite well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/September/2010 at 11:16pm
Originally posted by MR. STEAMER MR. STEAMER wrote:

I have yet to meet a trained professional...there is no such thing
So your saying your NOT a TP? Confused
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I agree
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Browning is the major problem.... 

I have yet to meet a trained professional...there is no such thing

Most white cotton sofa's get browned out by noobs that have no clue what they are doing... and over wet the cotton...or use the wrong type of soap...


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On the other hand if you do know what you are doing (i.e. are a trained professional), whilst the potential for cellulostic browning is ever-present, it should not be a problem.

It will even tolerate high temperature, (temporarily) fairly high pH and, due to the spiral formation if the fibrils  IS stronger when wet.
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The problem with cotton is the COLOR!!!!  WHITE!!!!!! the more natural the cotton is the more problems....  RUN if you don't know what yo are doing...Cotton is easy to brownout
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you thought wrong?
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I thought cotton was weaker when it was wet, any IICRC guys her that can answer, if this wrong or right
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Yeah, but a friend of mine owns one. Says he makes a killing even with the regulationsShocked

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Didn't McGilty put a limit on what you can charge??
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Open up a cash store. You can make a sh*tload of moneyLOL

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