Encapsulation Cleaning

Encapsulation cleaning is an interim carpet maintenance method. In this process, the encapsulating chemical is sprayed onto and then brushed into the carpet using a cylindrical or rotary brush machine or bonnet. The encapsulation chemistry surrounds each soil particle and crystallizes it so it can’t attract other soils. The encapsulated soil particles release from the carpet fiber and are removed by normal vacuuming, which will generally be done by the janitorial staff at regularly scheduled times.

Since this is a low-moisture system, carpets can be put back into use promptly. This process allows maintenance companies to provide a continual high level of appearance at a lower price than other cleaning methods while generating high levels of productivity. This method is designed for commercial maintenance only. Encapsulation cleaning should be periodically followed (every 2–3 cleanings) by thorough hot water extraction.

Basic Method

  1. Thoroughly vacuum the carpet to remove dry soils.
  2. Using a pump-up sprayer, spray Matrix Double Strength Encapsulant diluted per the label instructions.
  3. Allow 10–15 minutes of dwell time.
  4. Using a bonnet machine, grooming brush, or cylindrical brush machine, work the encapsulant into the carpet.
  5. After the carpet is dry, encourage the property owner to vacuum. Continual vacuuming will pick up the encapsulated debris.
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