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Resist temptation: concentrate on the correct concentrations

Most detergent products are designed to work at a specific concentration. The formulation, concentration and pH are a good measure of the strength of the solution. The temptation is to use more chemical in order to achieve better cleaning or faster results.

When cleaning carpet, resist this temptation! First, excess detergent will likely leave excess residue on the carpet, which can attract soils. Plus, using extra product will start to cost you serious money. Just calculate the cost of repeatedly using even one extra ounce per gallon of concentrate over a period of days or weeks!

Most importantly, many detergent systems need a specific amount of water to function properly. Making and using stronger-than-recommended concentrations may not actually clean as well.

Adapted from Restoration Science Academy’s The Complete Guide to Restorative Drying