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Removed an advertisement from www.carpetsteamclean.net. Keep an eye out for them. --24.18.253.78 (talk) 02:00, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

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Networkingcleaner (talk) 02:15, 16 June 2010 (UTC)== Pet Urine ==

Pet urine in carpet can be cleaned to a certain extent but may never come completely out. Use Vinegar and Water to help neutralize the odor and stain. Hydrogen Peroxide helps with removing the stain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Networkingcleaner (talkcontribs) 02:13, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Urine is acidic in nature. Due to biological processes it is converted into carbon dioxide and ammonia. The interaction of this acid and ammonia creates salt crystals, which are hydrophilic. These crystals absorb moisture allowing further bacterial decomposition of the urine.--Jay Jetty (talk) 18:59, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

This article includes a section which is labeled as comparing steam cleaning to extraction. That section then goes on to explain that the terms steam cleaning and extraction are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Then it explains extraction. Steam cleaning is mentioned to point out that carpet could be damaged but this section certainly does not read like a comparison of steam & extraction.


propaganda statement...[edit]

The following statement: "Particularly, encapsulation and other green technologies work better, are easier to use, require less training, save more time and money, and lead to less re-soiling than prior methods" is propaganda from the manufacturers of chemicals related to "green" and encapsulation cleaning methods.  There is no independent, third-party research to validate this statement.

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User:Pragmatically has persistently included an advertisement and I have added the following to his or her talk page (reproduced here as evidence that he or she has been warned, before taking further action).

Hi Pragmatically,
Please refrain from adding the commercial link from the carpet cleaning article. Advertising commercial interests is against Wikipedia guidelines. If you restore the link (or similar), you will be reported for abuse.
Thanks,
cmɢʟeeτaʟκ  17:54, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Reads like an ad[edit]

There is a ton of advertising/propaganda language on this page. Also, the grammar and punctuation is not great. There are a lot of run-on sentences. I cleaned up a little in the Dry Cleaning section, but the whole thing needs to be gone over.

Would it be better to remove all the talk about advantages and benefits? A lot of that is where I'm seeing propaganda.

Disclaimer: I do clean carpets for a living, but I work for a college. It's not cut throat here, whereas it can be with carpet cleaners vying for residential and commercial business. Kdulcimer (talk) 13:08, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


Advice: yes or no?[edit]

I spent some time going over the first few paragraphs.

My understanding is that second-person language is not okay. For example, "You should clean your carpets yearly" is not OK, whereas "Many carpet cleaners recommend a yearly cleaning" would be OK. Or would it? We're kind of telling people what to do, pushing them down a path.

Maybe it would be a good idea to make this article shorter and more basic. Here's hot water extraction, here's bonnet cleaning, here's dry cleaning. Little to no talk of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Kdulcimer (talk) 21:29, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Your suggestions certainly have my support. Keeping it clean would be nice! :-D Much of the text that is left in this article appears to be leftovers from promotional additions in years past. It seems more than a few companies had decided their websites were the perfect source for information on the topic, and when the promotional links were removed, the promotional tone of the text remained. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be a topic that interests many of Wikipedia's more encyclopedic editors. ScrpIronIV 21:38, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see the need for a long article. I know of only two real methods of carpet care: extraction and buffing. I think all other forms of carpet care are variations thereof. If anybody wants to correct me, I'm certainly open to that. But right now, I'm heading down the route that this article needs to be wiped and replaced with something much shorter and simpler. Kdulcimer (talk) 20:26, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
I removed a couple of unsourced ones, check the sources on the other prior to removal. I would think that the "Vacuum wash" as described would not be a dry-cleaning process at all... but, not my area of expertise. ScrpIronIV 20:40, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

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Health Risks[edit]

Carpet cleaning has been associated with numerous health risks. There needs to be a section about this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.55.254.67 (talk) 07:53, 17 April 2017 (UTC)