Are the various powder pet odor specific products aka Pet Zone, USR etc. sodium percarbonate, hence safe for such use.?Can one of you share those videos?
Thanks Scott.According to testing by the Wool Safe organization and others that is more recent than this thread, oxidizers, up to the strength of hydrogen peroxide in the 3 to 5% range does not harm wool fibers. Even under electron scanning microscope, they saw no evidence of damage. Higher concentrations did damage wool. The exact point that damage might start depends upon several factors including the quality of the wool.
Stabilizers help control the pH and extend the useful life of hydrogen peroxide. Surfactants help the H2O2 penetrate and work better. So, a formulated product will perform better than straight H2O2.
You can use the straight drug store 3% H2O2 or get a product like StainZone and dilute with equal amount of distilled water. Pro's Choice Stain Magic for Wool is also in the acceptable range.
Do you know a similar product sold in EU?The exact amount of hydrogen peroxide in StainZone is a trade secret. But, if you mix 50% StainZone and 50% distilled water, it will be under the 5% that is safe to use on wool.
Drug store hydrogen peroxide is already at 3%. No need to dilute that any further. But without the stabilizers it will not stay fresh long. Without the surfactants, it will not penetrate as quickly nor work as well.
any Arizona events?Wool Safe now permits the use of any oxidizers up to 3% strength as an additive to cleaning. Rug cleaners I know tell me they have tested slightly more aggressive in the 4 to 5 % range with no issues.
USR (Urine Stain Remover) is going to be to strong to use directly. A few different brands out there at different strengths. IMO, any that are diluted to below 5% strength could be used. Rinse once the desired objective is obtained rather than allowing the H2O2 to continue to dwell.
BTW - for all those interested in rug washing - Doug Heiferman and I will be holding Hands-On Rug Washing in Orlando FL for 3 days beginning May 14th. Join us.
We do hold a number of training events in Arizona, but the hands-on rug washing is only done twice per year. So we move it around the country. Had a great class in San Diego a few months back.any Arizona events?
Upcoming classes in Arizona include the Carpet Cleaning Technician course, Upholstery and Fabric cleaning, stone masonry and tile cleaning, Trauma and crime scene cleaning and several other. We schedule two training events per month in Arizona for most months.any Arizona events?