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Post# 415633   11/8/2019 at 20:16 (268 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Hey vacuumland I was wondering how many of you have used Procyon carpet shampoo?

I've been using it for years I first saw it at summoner AT VDTA. Didn't pay much attention to it then. They have pretty strange marketing. Years later I ended up working at a store that sold it. So of course I brought some home to try and was really impressed. I've been using it for years now.

There's no soap residue left behind with Procyon
It's apparently non-toxic and Green certified.
It can be purchased in concentrate powder.
if you overmix procyon when it dries it dries into a powder that can be vacuumed up.
Also it appears to be one of the best carpet cleaners in terms of strength.

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Post# 415634 , Reply# 1   11/8/2019 at 20:40 (268 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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I have never heard about it and mostly all cleaning companies on youtube I see always say to use simple green or tide powder detergent (and then they accompany this with a carpet scrubber like an oreck), so not sure, maybe its a cost thing or they just never heard about it.

Post# 415641 , Reply# 2   11/8/2019 at 23:20 (268 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@huskyvacs really it's been around for a long time. There are several professional truckmount companies in the Denver area who use it.
There are some really odd "professional carpet cleaning" channels on YouTube.
Only seen a couplewhere alright.

90s video ad here 😁

Post# 415650 , Reply# 3   11/9/2019 at 10:12 (267 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Can it be used as a LOMAC shampoo?

When you mentioned that it dried into a powder, that made me wonder if it had any encapsulating properties to it. Iím always looking for something new to try in my CRB machine In the Whittaker brand solutions donít always do it for me.

Post# 415705 , Reply# 4   11/10/2019 at 22:31 (266 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@luxlife looking at this thing on their website it would lead me to believe that.

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Post# 415728 , Reply# 5   11/11/2019 at 09:24 (265 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

Do you prefer the powder or one of the liquids? Looks like they have a few different formulas.

Post# 415878 , Reply# 6   11/13/2019 at 13:26 (263 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@luxlife You make the concentrate powder into the liquids. I say plural liquids because you can make the powder into the pretreat or into the carpet shampooer.
Hope the video helps.

Post# 415897 , Reply# 7   11/13/2019 at 20:46 (263 days old) by vexorgtr (Sheffield, Ohio)        

Interesting...I've just been using Zep, which seems to get the job done. Our carpets are looking pretty good for their age.

Post# 415932 , Reply# 8   11/15/2019 at 13:01 (261 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@vexorgtr I have used other and zep products and have been more then satisfied with them. Particularly commercial cleaners.

My understanding that Zep is an alkaline based product which must be rinsed out properly. There are lots of good cleaners on CRI's list. This just so happens to be very cost-effective and non-toxic for what that's worth.

Post# 415982 , Reply# 9   11/16/2019 at 17:36 (260 days old) by photowizd (PA)        
Ive used it a few times there are better options out there

I clean carpets and flooring for a living. When I was researching what chemistry was out there I came across Procyon. I try to use the safest most effective chemicals out there. First time I used it I wasn't wowed by it. It does clean the carpet but I've used better. The encapsulation side of the chemical doesn't preform as well as polymer based chemicals out there.

Also side not : CAUTION: Avoid using Procyon, or other salt-based detergents. Salt-based detergents are highly corrosive and they have been known to cause significant damage. Using salt-based detergents can void the warranty.

This is a major reason why I don't use it. My equipment would get damaged. I use an Austrian Made CRB (counter rotating brush) machine to scrub the chemical into the carpet prior to extraction. The warning is clear that I should not use Procyon with this machine.

But for consumer use it mostly plastic constructed machines it just fine and better than anything sold in big box retail stores.

Post# 416011 , Reply# 10   11/16/2019 at 21:55 (260 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@photowizd I am aware of the corrosion issue with certain models of cbr's .
Again I recommended for truck mount or portable extractors.

It is one of the shampoos that's recommended by my carpet manufacturer.
It's also CRI approved.

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Post# 416105 , Reply# 11   11/17/2019 at 21:24 (259 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Iím not concerned about corrosion....

Just be sure that your cleaning crew arenít too lazy to thoroughly rinse and clean the machines after each use.

Post# 416130 , Reply# 12   11/18/2019 at 15:11 (258 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Ok, poor choice of words..

What I meant to say is that owning a CRB requires alot of diligence in keeping the brushes clean, rinsed after each use and placed in alternating positions on the machine. The machine needs to be wiped down after each use to prevent buildup of detergent, encap, etc.

Post# 416877 , Reply# 13   12/3/2019 at 16:49 (243 days old) by photowizd (PA)        
I understand that

I clean it out each work day and usually just switch out the brushes per house I go to. I just found side by side results I can get better performance from other cleaners that aren't corrosive.

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