THE AUTHORITY ON BOOKS ABOUT CLEANING, CLEANING MANAGEMENT, CLEANING SCIENCE AND FLOOR MAINTENANCE.

FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET MAINTENANCE.

This book, written by Dr. Eric M Brown, deals with soiling, cleaning, prevention of soiling and anti-soil finishes as well as maintenance options.

Part 1 - Basics

  1. The Soiling Phenomenon: Mechanisms of soiling, measurement and factors affecting degree of soiling, fibre properties, carpet construction, the soiling profile.
     

  2. The Cleaning Phenomenon: Sinner’s circle, cleaning agents, resoiling, antistatic properties, mechanical action – bristles,
    brushes, water jets, time and temperature, fibre type.
     

  3. From Fibre to Carpet:

    Fibre types – natural, man-made, identification, yarns, carpet manufacture, types of pile, carpets without pile.

Part 2 - Maintenance Options

  1. Preventative Planning: Entrance mats, soil retardant and stain repellant finishes.
     
  2. Regular Maintenance: Vacuum cleaning, spot and stain removal.
     

  3. Interim Maintenance: Bonnet cleaning, absorbent compound or powder cleaning.
     

  4. Periodic Maintenance: Shampooing, spray extraction, truck mounted units, ultrasonics, electrostatics, plant cleaning.

 

2nd edition 1995  123 pages  250 by 170mm  Illustrated  Soft cover  ISBN 0 9508446 9 1

£10.00