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Pre-Spray vs. Detergent in Tank

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Poll Question: Do you pre-spray OR do you extract with detergent in your tank?
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    Posted: 08/November/2023 at 1:25pm
We prefer to prespray and then hot water extract. I don't like leaving soap residue in the carpet when using detergent in the tank method. But, it also depends on what cleaning solution you are using.
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i switched to pro-max for my emulsifier and it still leaves the carpet soft and I never have browning. I meter it according to the job difficulty and have been very pleased ever since. A little pricey, but a great product. 
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I always pre-spray my carpets with my Hydro-Force and use detergent in my tank if the carpet is very bad otherwise no, just water.

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I use my Hydro Force and pre spray all the carpet. If you heat your pre spray it makes the soap molecules more active. Their used to be a rule of 18. Once you hit 118 degrees the ability of the soap to cleans doubles for every 18 degrees hotter.If you use a slightly acidic water rinse it will leave the carpets softer and keep you from having PH browning. It was a long time ago when I heard that, probably twenty years or so.
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Pretty much everything runs from the Hydroforce. The machine itself should get less wear and tear.
Commercial different ballgame you need it all. Olefin prespray, etreme, and solution SCR crystalization rinse.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 77748 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/November/2008 at 1:59am
Wow ! We hydroforce using Energiser, Attack or Enzal w/deoderizer then rinse with Performance CBS.
After reading this might start using just water to rinse. Curious how much money we would save in the course of lets say one month.
If you think about it I am sure it has happened to everyone here where you forgot to turn the chemical back on after the prespray and was still impressed by your performance.


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I prespray then shampoo.  That does a great job cleaning the carpet for me.  I then use fiber rinse in the extractor and use it as a rinsing machine/wetdry vac.  Carpets come out clean and soft.
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You have to rember that a chemical injection sprayer will not syphon with tempratures over 60 c
 
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Prespray all rooms and rinse with emulsifier.




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Presray the entire room.
commercial - I use a Hydroforce sprayer with hot prespray.
residential - good pump-up sprayer with hot prespray. If it is a large open area, then I use the Hydroforce.

I rinse commercial with 9.5 ph mix, then fabset.
I rinse residential with emulsifier/low ph rinse to bring carpet to neutral ph. If the carpet is berber or conditions won't allow it to dry fast enough, I fab set.


    

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NO PRE SPRAY, JUST COLD WATER WITH A LITTLE BIT OF DISHSOAP, AND 80$ SCOTCH GUARD WHEN FINISHED! THUG LIFE!Cool
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Originally posted by Superglide Ken Superglide Ken wrote:

I prespray and rinse all carpets, but only use emusifier in the rinse for the bad ones.Acid rinse the rest.

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lately I've been using alot of good ol water for rinsing

 

doesn't tend to get that "brightness" that emulsifiers leave behind but carpets are much softer and less likely to resoil

 

If it's nasty I'll also use an emulsifier though

the one I use is neutral ph

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Superglide Ken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/May/2005 at 11:58am
I prespray and rinse all carpets, but only use emusifier in the rinse for the bad ones.Acid rinse the rest.
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