Sqft estimate for a gal. of encap concentrate

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  1. icleancarpetz
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    US yes. Dont know about your area.
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    If you say so. My experience says its just the same with same and even better results with a wider range of use.

    But go ahead stick to what works for you. Me, i get the same results and save Benjamin Franklin in my pocket.
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    Damn, I am a heavy user, I need an intervention!

    I assume this formula is for cleaning 300 F2 of already clean carpet without any soil, spots, or stains in it whatsoever?

    Does the formula hold true if the carpet was actually walked on, and maybe even neglected by the Facilities Manager? I know, rare situation.

    Will you get the light foam at a walking pace as applying at this ratio?
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    Make a quick wet-pass followed by a slower mostly dry-pass. You can tap the trigger occasionally on the dry pass. You just want the see a very slight even whitening on the dry-pass. You shouldn’t see any whitening on the initial wet-pass.

    If the carpet is more heavily soiled, make an extra dry-pass or two. Making additional dry-passes increases the agitation. You shouldn’t need to add more than a touch of additional detergent as you make your extra dry-passes. With encap, more is not better. Less is best. Even on filthy carpet. Additional agitation will produce better results than adding extra solution/wetness to the carpet.

    Another technique is to apply Encap-Punch as a pre-spray to the heavily soiled sections. It loosens the soil and encapsulates the soil. It’s fully compatible with our encap polymer, and works in tandem with DS2.
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    As long as it works for you that's great.

    I'm not about to risk it to save pennies.

    But thanks anyway appreciate the recommendation! :cool:
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    Well, job done, it took me and a helper 6 3/4 hrs. I learned a few things today. 1- Encaping is EASY money. 2- using a CRB is NOT the way to encap. 3- I LOVE how quiet it is. 4- I REALLY LOVE not having to deal with hoses. 5- This opens the door to a whole world of possibilities....
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    Tim OP and simix seems to well too..
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    Another excellent question.

    First of all, don't flip the pads over. The worn side won't stick as well to the velcro. Run the Fiberplus pads til they wear down to about 1/4" thickness. Then replace. Be careful not to run through them to expose the velcro. You should get about 7,000-10,000 sq ft per installation of pads. That's a pretty fair average. YMV due to of variables - such as coarseness of the carpet, speed you run the Cimex, etc.

    Another question we sometimes hear is about cleaning the Fiberplus pads the end of a job. Don't worry about cleaning them (unless you're doing a rat nasty). The pads get perpetually flushed while you're cleaning. The solution flows through the pads. So they're constantly being rinsed. They'll turn a light gray. But they shouldn't require rinsing after a job (as long as the carpet's in the normal soil range).
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    4 to 5 gallons. I just did 11k sqf andwent theough 2 gallons. So three at the minimum. I also went heavy is some bad areas so I probably used more than needed. B it man. Want a good payday that was.
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    Do you have any opinion on the amount of sqft the SuerZorb pads will do? I was curious and pushed them to the limits a few weeks ago. Notmay inchange them out every 300-500 sqft. I ended up pushing itntonabout 1500 sq ft and that thing just kept soaking up.
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    I haven't worked a lot with the Superzorbs. But I can share what I've observed with the Microbeast bonnets. Microfiber bonnets behave a little different than Superzorbs (but they should be fairly similar). Microbeast's pull up a good quantity of soil and they rinse easier. Whereas the Superzor's tend to be thirstier. Microbeast bonnets can go 1,000+ sq ft before changing/flipping the bonnet (on light to medium soiled carpet). For carpet with heavy soil, you'll normally average a few hundred sq ft per side of the bonnet. I'll let someone else comment on the rates for Superzorbs - like I said, my experience cleaning with them is more limited.
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    I just have one Microbeast pad and use it just to scrub. Seems to be good for that. Pretty dang impressed with those SuperZorbs. So are you saying that the Microbeast can also be use as the primary extraction pad as well as a scrubber pad?
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    Yes.
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    We flip them every 400 feet or so.

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