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post #1 of Old 02-07-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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what is the "greenest" pre-spray available

I had a customer ask me this question and I am embarrassed to say that I was stumped. She was more concerned about safety vs efficiency. I found that when I looked into it, it was hard to quantify exactly what was in each solution. I worked with a supplier and a rep from a major company to find her the greenest one available to them, but I am curious what opinions people here may have. I wish I would have asked this question before the situation came up.

I have a feeling this will not be the last time this comes up. I am also curious what people think the efficacy of something like this will ultimately be. I am using great heat and suction and all that, and I will pre-scrub with a CRB or a 175. I assume it is just nylon carpet based on were the house is.
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post #2 of Old 02-07-2012, 05:30 PM
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look at bridgepoint systems green balance carpet chems. There is a pre-spray and a rinse that is eco-friendly. www.bridgepoint.com or www.interlinksupply.com

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post #3 of Old 02-08-2012, 02:16 AM
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look at bridgepoint systems green balance carpet chems. There is a pre-spray and a rinse that is eco-friendly. www.bridgepoint.com or www.interlinksupply.com
That is exactly what we ended up getting. I am glad I got the right one, I will be curious about its efficacy. I use almost all bridgepoint products.
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NO such thing as "greenest" it's either Green or it's not. We sell Certified Green Cleaning Carpet Products here. The product is called Super Fresh

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dwell time and agitation will work wonders with any pre spray.

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I work at a recreation center. The work out area is all carpeted. We use Envirox 118 on just about everything in this place. It works great on carpet stains.
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I will be curious how it all turns out, I am a big believer in dwell time and agitation though, they fix a lot of things.
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I would just look for whatever has the least chemicals and has the most natural ingredients.
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I have had limited success in trying to get a list of included chemicals, the MSDS goes into a little detail about it. Is there a way to research it more?
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The Envirox product has only plant derived renewable resource ingredients. No petroleum based ingredients. Reduced Aquatic Toxicity. Reduced Human Toxicity. Improved Biodegradability. For manual dilution, Eco-Blend. Peroxide cleaner. In diluted stage, no PPE are required.
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It's really tempting to say water or water with green food coloring, but being that I represent a business, I wont - Or at least I didn't
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post #12 of Old 02-13-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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ended up using green balance, it seems to have worked fine. The carpets were pretty clean to start with so no real earth shattering news on the effectiveness. I was surprised by how low the viscosity of it was, it really was no thicker than water. I also felt like it dried quite quickly (had to move quick through just 3 decent size rooms to keep it from drying up on me)
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