Preface® Prespray Traffic Lane Spotter for Extraction Carpet Cleaning

Preface® Carpet Cleaning Prespray / Traffic Lane Spotter

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  • Preface Traffic Lane Spotter improves cleaning while reducing the risk of over-wetting
  • Preface Prespray is the primary Bane-Clene carpet cleaning prespray.
  • Improves cleaning without the risk of overwetting.
  • Preface may be used on stain-resist carpet and as a prespray when wet-cleaning upholstery.
  • Oil and grease are quickly emulsified and water-based stains pop out with ease when Preface is used.
  • Preface Prespray is safe for stain-resistant nylon fibers, most natural fibers and prints.
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  • Preface® Prespray Traffic Lane Spotter for Extraction Carpet Cleaning

    from Bane-Clene® Corp.

    Prespraying carpet before extraction cleaning

    Prespraying Preface improves cleaning of carpet while reducing the risk of over-wetting. Preface Traffic Lane Spotter Prespray is the primary Bane-Clene carpet cleaning traffic lane spotter. It may be used on stain-resist nylon carpet and as a prespray when wet-cleaning upholstery. The primary ingredient is Emulon®, an emulsifier system developed by Bane-Clene to emulsify the oil and grease in fibers.

    Features and Benefits of Preface:

    • Preface Prespray is a super-concentrated blend of synergistic emulsifiers and water-soluble, non-hydrocarbon solvents designed to safely remove heavily compacted oil, grease and all water-soluble soils.
    • Preface Traffic Lane Spotter also contains revitalizing softening agents.
    • Preface Prespray is a tremendous carpet and upholstery pre-spotter.
    • Preface Prespray is safe for stain-resistant nylon fibers, most natural fibers and prints.
    • Oil and grease are quickly emulsified and water-based stains pop out with ease when Preface is used.
    • It is the answer to dissolving grease on restaurant carpets, soot rings on carpets around floor vents and oily compounds found on upholstery.
    • Originally developed for dissolving body oils on upholstery, Preface prespray greatly improves cleaning while reducing the risk of over-wetting, browning and shrinkage.
    • Preface is specially designed for use on colorfast textiles and should not be used on textiles that require dry cleaning, nor should it be used undiluted.
    • Preface Prespray does not contain hydrocarbons, caustic alkalis, chlorinated solvents or Butyl Cellosolve.

    Properties & Specifications:

    • Restrictions on Use: Professional Use Only. Keep out of reach of children.
    • Form: Clear, yellowish-green liquid with Lemon fragrance.
    • Use pH: Under 10 at 1:10 with water.
    • Use Concentration: 1:10 with water.
    • Approved Use: Safe for stain-resistant nylon carpet.
    • Storage: Protect product from freezing. Keep container closed when not in use.
    • Container Size: Single gallons.
    • Manufacturer: Bane-Clene Corp.®.
    • Country of Manufacture: United States of America.
    • Flammability: Non-flammable.

    Instructions and Directions for Cleaning Carpet with Preface Prespotter:

    • Keep out of reach of children.
    • Read label directions and cautions before using.
    • Always test on a hidden or inconspicuous area first.
    • Upholstery fabrics and oriental rugs should be tested for color fastness before cleaning.
    • Dilute 10 parts of water to 1 part Preface (13 ounces per gallon) in a pump-up stainless steel sprayer OR preferably apply through an Injection Sprayer. The Injection Sprayer is connected to your solution hose in place of the floor tool so that the solution coming through is hot. Under extreme soil conditions, may be diluted 4 parts water to 1 part Preface. Apply Preface Prespray to the carpet, rug or upholstery 5-10 minutes before cleaning.
    • If the carpet or rug is extremely soiled, work the prespray into the pile with a carpet rake.
    • Avoid overuse of prespray - over application of traffic lane spotter is one of the biggest causes of resoiling.
    • Extraction clean the carpet, rug or upholstery and get dry as quickly as possible.
    • If there were a lot of spills on the carpet, apply ARA Anti-Resoiling Agent after cleaning.
    • Apply carpet, rug or upholstery protector.
    • Groom the carpet or rug with a Grandi-Groom or Grandi-Brush for better appearance.
    • NOTE: Use TLS® 2000 Heavy-Duty Carpet Prespray / Traffic Lane Spotter for most commercial carpet cleaning and Pro-Zyme+ for restaurant grease and blood.

    Articles and Information on Carpet Traffic Lane Spotters:

    Videos on Cleaning with Carpet Traffic Lane Spotters:


    VIDEO: What are Carpet Cleaning Presprays, Pretreatments or Traffic Lane Spotters and How Are They Used?

    A carpet cleaning traffic lane spotter or prespray is a pretreatment chemical solution applied to certain areas of the carpet in advance of the carpet cleaning extraction process. This YouTube video is excerpted from a “Chemistry of Cleaning” training class for professional carpet cleaners by Bane-Clene’s chemist, Don Terry

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    What are Carpet Cleaning Presprays, Pretreatments or Traffic Lane Spotters?

    Spraying Carpet Cleaning Pretreatment with PrefaceDEFINITION: A carpet cleaning traffic lane spotter or prespray is a pretreatment chemical solution applied to certain areas of the carpet in advance of the carpet cleaning extraction process.

    The purpose of the traffic lane spotter prespray is to:

    • Improve cleaning, particularly on difficult areas.
    • Prevent over wetting, which might occur if too many wet passes are done over a heavily soiled area in an effort to get it clean. Overwetting will result also in spots and stains reappearing.
    • Help remove large areas of spills and stains.
    • Reduce time spent on the job, thereby reducing labor costs and increasing profitability.

    What happens if you have such a heavily soiled area (such as traffic lanes, turn areas, entry areas, in front of tellers, in front of elevators, etc.) that a lot of extra time (your biggest cost) and effort is going to be required with strong potential for over wetting?

    Many carpet cleaners would prespray such an area with a high-pH carpet traffic lane spotter to soften and loosen the compacted soil. Butyl Cellosolve (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) is commonly used in such products because it is a unique solvent that is soluble in water yet is so strong that it is commonly used in wax strippers and heavy-duty ready-to-use cleaners. However, Butyl Cellosolve is absorbed through the skin and lungs and may be harmful to the kidneys and liver.

    In homes, the prespray is sometimes needed in carpeted kitchens, halls, turn areas, entries, in front of sofas and chairs and on stairs. On carpets in homes, the pH of the traffic lane spotter must be below pH 10 to avoid voiding most carpet warranties.

    In restaurants, prespraying is frequently needed between the dining area and the cooking area, but prespraying the entire carpet followed by agitation is sometimes required because of the high grease content.

    In offices, it is usually necessary to prespray heavy traffic areas, congregation points such as coffee machines and photocopiers, in front of elevators, in lobbies and entry areas, dining rooms and areas coming in from warehouses and production.

    The chemicals in presprays are usually geared primarily to dissolving and removing oils because the oil film in carpet (from cooking, pollution, smoking, plastics, auto exhaust, etc.) attracts and holds onto other soils and also pulls soil off the soles of shoes when walked on. Because Preface® Prespray / Traffic Lane Spotter< which is diluted 1:10 with water, so readily emulsifies oils, it is an excellent prespray for wet cleaning of upholstery, especially in getting out hair oil and body oil.

    For high levels of cooking grease and oil as found in most restaurants, normal pre-sprays are often inadequate. There are several approaches that can be used for heavy cooking grease. One could “boil and blast” it out with an overpowered machine, use solvents, use enzymes or saponify the grease.

    TLS®2000, uses the saponification approach for restaurants. With its high pH (12.5 at 1:10 with water), it converts the cooking fats and cooking grease to soap for ready removal. Since the grease is now water-soluble soap, it is readily removed. NEVER use TLS 2000 residentially, on upholstery, on prints, on natural fibers or on BASF Zeftron® 2000 fibers.

    Pro-Zyme+ uses the enzyme approach to cooking grease. Enzymes should be handled carefully to avoid skin contact and inhalation.

    Olefin fibers are frequently difficult to clean because of their tenacious affinity for oils. In fact, olefin (sometimes called polypropylene) is so oily itself that it is the only carpet fiber that floats in water! From research in the oil spill cleanup industry, Bane-Clene has an answer to the olefin problem - Bane-Clene® Olefin Preconditioner. Olefin Preconditioner can also be used on extremely heavily soiled nylon.

    When you encounter carpet that looks more like asphalt, a light spray of Citrus APS™ Spotter will instantly break the soil viscosity so that your subsequent cleaning procedure can easily lift the soil from the carpet.

    One of the biggest causes of resoiling is overuse of prespray and not removing all of the prespray out of the carpet. Remember, the prespray should only be used where necessary.

    Consumer Demonstration Tube shows foam and dirty water being pulled out of carpet.For cleaning technicians new to carpet cleaning, we recommend the use of the Consumer Demonstration Kit to more easily tell whether you’ve removed all the prespray and soil. If you see a lot of foam as you’re extracting, extract until there’s very little foam left.

    For mill oil (spin finish) on olefin carpet, prespraying with Olefin Preconditioner+ Energy Prespray Booster or TLS® 2000 + Energy before cleaning will remove the typical mill oil lines as shown below:


    Mill oil on carpet

     

    How are presprays dispensed? The hard way and the easy way!

    • You can dilute the prespray and apply it with the Stainless Steel Pump-Up Pressure Sprayer or
    • You can dilute the product and spray it from an electric sprayer, such as the Spray 1™ Electric Sprayer or the Multi-Sprayer® Deluxe Electric Sprayer.
    • But, the easiest way is to simply put the undiluted concentrated traffic lane spotter / prespray into the Injection Sprayer, connect to the solution hose and spray the hot, diluted product to the soiled areas!

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    Use Concentration1:10 with water
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