Descaler for Carpet Cleaning Truckmounts

Descaler for Hard Water Scale in Carpet Cleaning Truckmounts from Bane-Clene®

Item # 10980



  • For Descaling Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Solution Tanks for removal of hard water deposits in Bane-Clene carpet cleaning truckmounts
  • The powdered formulation provides easier and safer handling than harsh liquid acid descalers.
  • Chemically formulated by our chemist to extend the life of carpet cleaning equipment.
  • Effectively removes hard water and chemical detergent scale buildup in one easy step.
  • Prolongs life and improves cleaning performance of your equipment.
  • Prevents clogged hoses and filters which may shut down your equipment right at your customer’s home.
  • Greatly improves water heating and cleaning detergent solution flow.
  • Helps keep your truckmounted carpet cleaning machine running at peak performance.
  • Descales both truck mounts and portables.
  • 2 pounds is usually enough for one descaling treatment.
  • Corrosion inhibitor helps protect steel components.
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  • Descaler for Descaling Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Solution Tanks

    from Bane-Clene® Corp.

    Descaler to Clean out Solution Tank

    When hard water is heated in your solution tank, the hardness minerals are re-crystallized to form hardness scale. Hardness scale reduces efficiency of your Bane-Clene carpet cleaning truckmount and can eventually clog your cleaning tool nozzles and damage your water pump and immersion heater. Descaler removes these hard water deposits in the water detergent tanks.

    Image to the right shows an immersion heater and filter that are scaled up. An immersion heater that is covered with water hardness scale will not heat up the detergent tank effectively and may burn out prematurely. Of course, scale on filters can block detergent solution flow, decreasing pressure.

    Bane-Clene Truckmount Descaler removes hard water deposits from truck mount solution tank, fittings, filters and water lines. With regular use of this product, you will see an improvement in the water heating and flow of your cleaning equipment. Bane-Clene Truckmount Descaler effectively removes calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, iron stains, undissolved powdered detergent residue and scale from your cleaning tank. Scale, mineral deposits and undissolved cleaning powder can cripple your truckmount, quick disconnects, and hoses! If left untreated over time, not descaling can result in major repair costs and lots of down time.

    Advantages of Bane-Clene Descaler:

    • The powdered formulation provides easier and safer handling than harsh liquid acid descalers.
    • Chemically formulated by our chemist to extend the life of carpet cleaning equipment.
    • Effectively removes hard water and chemical detergent scale buildup in one easy step.
    • Prolongs life and improves cleaning performance of your equipment.
    • Prevents clogged hoses and filters which may shut down your equipment right at your customer’s home.
    • Greatly improves water heating and cleaning detergent solution flow.
    • Helps keep your truckmounted carpet cleaning machine running at peak performance.
    • Descales both truck mounts and portables.
    • 2 pounds is usually enough for one descaling treatment.
    • Corrosion inhibitor helps protect steel components.

    Precautions with Bane-Clene Descaler:

    • NOTE: May corrode brass, aluminum and other metal components.
    • NOTE: May not be shipped via air!
    • Do not mix this product with other cleaning chemicals.
    • Always wear protective eyewear and gloves when handling this and other strong acidic chemicals.

    Properties & Specifications:

    • Restrictions on Use: Professional Use Only.
    • Form: Solid.
    • Appearance: Crystalline Powder.
    • Size: 5 pound Jar.
    • Manufacturer: Bane-Clene® Corp.
    • Storage: Store in a dry area. Keep lid closed when not in use.
    • Odor: Odorless.
    • Color: Pink or Blue depending on which corrosion inhibitor was used.
    • VOC content: 0%.
    • pH at 1 % solution in water: 1.2

    Directions for Removing Hard Water Scale from Truckmounted Carpet Cleaning Machines’ Clean Water Tank:

    1. Completely empty solution tank and flush out as much loose scale as possible.
    2. Fill up the solution tank with plain hot water and heat to 180 degrees F.
    3. Pre-dissolve 2 pounds Descaler by slowly sprinkling while stirring into a 5-gallon pail. 5 pounds may be required for severe scale formation.
    4. Add to solution tank.
    5. Drive the truck for at least one mile to allow the solution to “slosh” around in the tank and loosen the scale.
    6. Drain solution.
    7. Rinse tank with water.
    8. Fill tank with water and add detergent solution to neutralize the acid.
    9. Circulate cleaning solution at least 5 minutes to ensure complete neutralization of the acid.
    10. Flush out the solution tank and recharge with your normal cleaning solution.
    11. More than one descaling operation may be needed in severe cases.
    12. Use every 1-3 months depending on water hardness.

    Click the “Usage & Tips” tab above for article titled “Water Hardness and Carpet Cleaning”.


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    Water Hardness and Carpet Cleaning

    Map of water hardness in the USA
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    The simple definition of water hardness is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium and reduces carpet cleaning results.

    Soft water gives better cleaning of carpets, rugs and upholstery with softer feeling fibers in less time at lower cost!

    The term “hardness” comes from the days of using soap - if the water was hard, it was hard to get the clothes clean!

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, 85% of the water in the United States contains hardness minerals.

    Water hardness is the concentration of calcium carbonate in water, usually measured in ppm (parts per million) or grains per gallon. Calcium carbonate is the primary mineral in hard water.

    It takes 17.1 ppm calcium carbonate to equal 1 grain of hardness.

    As an example, Indianapolis water is 340 ppm or 19.9 grains of hardness - now that’s hard!

    “Hard” water is not as efficient in cleaning as “soft water”. While Booster™ definitely helps soften water, we ALWAYS suggest the use of a water softener if your water is above 5 grains hardness. If the water you are using is “hard,” much of the cleaning power of the detergents is spent “softening” the water instead of actually cleaning. Additionally, the hard water residue left behind after cleaning will make the carpet less bright, especially noticeable with brighter carpet colors.

    When hard water is heated in your solution tank, the hardness minerals are re-crystallized to form hardness scale. This scale can plug spray tips, form an insulating film over your stainless steel heating coils, coat your immersion heater and even cause premature failure, necessitating costly replacement.

    Who will test your water for hardness? If you are connected to a municipal supply, call the water superintendent or city hall. They can either provide the answer or direct you to the proper individual.

    If you are on a private water supply such as a well, you could contact your county extension agent or collect a sample in an approved container and send to the city or state health department for testing or call a water conditioning company.

    Water Softeners

    Water softeners are devices designed to replace the water hardness ions (calcium and magnesium) with sodium ions to improve cleaning, reduce scale build-up, and reduce clogging of filters and spray tips.

    The most economical way to mechanically soften water is with an ion exchange water softener.

    This unit uses sodium chloride (salt) to recharge man made plastic like beads that exchange hardness minerals for sodium.

    As the hard water passes through and around these beads, the hardness minerals (ions) attach themselves to the beads, dislodging the sodium ions.

    This process is called “ion exchange”.

    When the plastic beads, called Resin, have no sodium ions left, they are exhausted, and can soften no more water.

    The resin is recharged by flushing with salt water.

    The sodium ions force the hardness ions off the resin beads; then the excess sodium is rinsed away, and the resin is ready to start the process all over again.

    This cycle can be repeated many times before the resin loses its ability to react to these forces.

    NOTE: Magnetic devices will reduce scaling but will not improve cleaning or prevent a residue in the carpet.

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    Bane-Clene Paper CatalogFree packet of information about Bane-Clene can be obtained by calling toll-free 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!). Your information packet will include a full color catalog and price addendum. Packets will arrive in approximately 2 weeks through standard United States Mail.

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    Date Published: February 17, 2014

    Date Modified: January 10, 2019

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