ARA Anti-Resoiling Anti-Wicking Carpet Cleaning Agent
from Bane-Clene® Corp.
Stop wicking problems! Reduce resoiling. Keep spots from coming back after carpet and rug cleaning. Now, with ARA Anti Re-Soiling Agent, call backs can be a thing of the past!
ARA is designed to prevent rapid resoiling of fibers by drying sticky residues into a fine non-sticky powder that vacuums easily. Rapid re-soiling is usually caused by a sticky substance or dirt that wicks up after a carpet has been cleaned. ARA acts as a drying agent that changes these sticky substances to dust that will not attract dirt and can be vacuumed away.
Features and Benefits:
- ARA is designed to prevent rapid resoiling of fibers by drying sticky residues into a fine non-sticky powder that vacuums easily.
- Acts as a drying agent that changes these sticky substances to dust that will not attract dirt and can be vacuumed away.
- ARA is the first product to address the rapid resoiling problems often associated with commercial, glue down, level loop carpets.
- ARA helps keep up the appearance of carpet in extreme traffic areas such as Bank Teller Lines, Airport Ticket Counters and Medical Reception Desks.
- ARA is the original corrective post-cleaning treatment that solves rapid re-soiling.
- Simply spray ARA on the carpet following your cleaning procedure to eliminate sticky residue.
- ARA absorbs the residue and becomes a dry brittle crystal.
- When vacuumed it fractures away leaving a clean non-sticky fiber.
- ARA uses Pro’s Choice soil crystallization technology.
Properties & Specifications:
- Form: Clear, thin liquid in gallons.
- Odor: Light Mint Odor.
- Use pH: 8.
- Use Concentration: Undiluted.
- Approved Use: Safe for stain-resistant nylon carpet.
- Storage: Protect product from freezing. Keep container closed when not in use.
- Coverage: 1 ounce ARA Anti-Resoiling Anti-Wicking Carpet Cleaning Agent per 3 square feet.
- Manufacturer: Pro’s Choice (CTI - Chemical Technologies, Inc).
- Country of Manufacture: United States of America.
- Flammability: Non-flammable.
How to Reduce or Eliminate Resoiling of Carpet After Cleaning:
- What most people mean by “resoiling” is that the carpet became visibly dirty more quickly than it should have after it was cleaned.
- There are many potential causes of resoiling:
- Track-in of ice melt, especially calcium chloride, will hasten soiling.
- A moisture condition from malfunctioning air conditioning or water leaks leads to moist carpet, which will make the carpet a great cloth to clean off the bottoms of shoes!
- Has the customer recently spilled something on the carpet and tried to get it up - with a sticky spotter or dishwash?
- Sticky residues from soft drink spills will also rapidly cause resoiling.
- Perhaps, the traffic pattern has changed resulting in more soil being tracked in, or the parking lot was recently repaved or there is construction.
- If the carpet was cleaned with a shampooer or a consumer extractor, there may be a great deal of soil attracting residue in the carpet. Bonnet cleaning and the shampoo methods are infamous for this problem.
- How to Prevent Resoiling of Carpet after Cleaning:
- Use SCR Soil Crystallization Rinse for extraction cleaning in extreme cases.
- In areas where there is a large number of spills on a level loop carpet only, such as in a kitchen, follow extraction cleaning with bonnet cleaning using dry bonnets with Pro’s Choice Brush & Bonnet. This speeds up drying and absorbs much of the material wicking to the surface.
- For individual heavy spills of sticky materials, you can use the Water Claw® Sub-Surface Spot Lifter to flush out the contaminants.
- Immediately following cleaning, spray an even coat of Pro’s Choice ARA Anti-Resoiling Agent onto the carpet in areas where rapid re-soiling is a problem.
Reappearing Spots and Stains After Cleaning:
- Why Do Spots Come Back After Cleaning Carpet?
- Spots return after cleaning carpet because of “wicking”.
- Because most of a spill is not on the fibers, but is instead in the backing and even the pad, sometimes not all of the sticky contamination is removed in cleaning.
- Sometimes your customer used a spotter or laundry detergent and removed the spot from the surface, but the spill is still in the backing and the pad.
- Your cleaning reactivated the spot and wicked back up to the surface.
- How Can I Keep Spots from Coming Back?
- Drying time is critical to reduce this problem, use plenty of dry strokes and air movers, especially when working with heavily soiled carpet or berber.
- For individual heavy spills where the contamination is in the backing and pad, you can use the Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter to flush out the contaminants and apply ARA or Stain Blotter.
- If you suspect a spot may reappear after cleaning, the last step after spot removal should be to leave a weighted dry towel or use Stain Blotter. For large areas of spills, apply ARA.
- For extreme problems from spills, such as in a cafeteria or lunchroom, on level loop carpet, dry bonnet the area with Brush & Bonnet after cleaning, do a Brown Out® rinse and apply ARA.
General Directions for Applying ARA to Carpet:
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Read label directions and cautions before using.
- Warm water extract the carpet and get the carpet as dry as possible.
- Spray an even coat of ARA onto the carpet in areas where rapid resoiling is likely to occur or has occurred in the past. Apply at the rate of 3 ounces ARA per square yard.
- After the carpet is completely dry, vacuum the treated areas very thoroughly with an upright vacuum cleaner equipped with a brush.
The pictures below from Pro’s Choice illustrate the effectiveness of ARA preventing reappearing spots, in this case reappearing coffee spill:
Related Wicking, Resoiling Articles:
Click the “Usage & Tips” tab above for Article titled “Why did the spots and stains you removed in cleaning are back and they’re even bigger?”.
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