Basics of cleaning with the PH scale

Although there are many aspects to cleaning, one of the most important is PH. Most carpet soil is acidic therefore the products commonly used to clean carpets are Alkaline based. Alkaline penetrates, emulsifies, and breaks surface tension in order to rinse away soil. At Esteam, after cleaning with alkaline based products, we then use a slightly acidic fiber rinse to leave carpets PH neutral (neither acidic nor alkaline) and residue free.