CitruSolution offers a more natural approach to cleaning with our unique cleansers and technology. Steam and other methods use phosphates in their shampoos. As the phosphate residue ages it “browns”, causing discoloration, seen as dulling of colors. When CitruSolution sprays your rug or carpet these spots disappear. Why? Because our exclusive citrus formula neutralizes the phosphate residue.
By getting the carpet (or rug or sofa) back to chemically “neutral”, it will stay cleaner longer, and get better with subsequent cleanings. This is the true advantage of CitruSolution. Our competitors, or about 95% of them, use soap, no matter what they call it. Home and rental cleaning machines are even less efficient at removing soap residue. This client (Before photo above) used to use a home machine to “save money.” Note the dirt trails. (The rest of their home was spotless.)
At right is the after picture of the same room. All dirt trails are gone because the CitruSolution neutralized the phosphate and shampoo residue that dulled the color and dirt adheres to the carpet. In this extreme example, we had to clean the traffic areas twice in order to neutralize the residual soap and phosphates. But we did not charge extra.
How does CitruSolution prevent yellowing?
CitruSolution uses natural chemistry to clean. We know if you peel a banana exposing it to air, it turns brown. If you do not want the banana to turn brown, you put lemon juice on it. CitruSolution contains citric acid, as does lemon juice. Likewise, fabric softeners, like Downey, do not whiten, brighten, and soften. They chemically neutralize the soap during the rinse cycle. That is fabric softener keeps the soap from yellowing, discoloring, and stiffening the fiber. Residual phosphate residue makes fibers stiff.
The balance between phosphate and acid affects many things. Textiles turn brown in high phosphate environments. CitruSolution is phosphate neutral and its citrus cleansers have the ability to neutralize phosphates, preventing browning. That is the benefit of the D-Limonene and the citric acid (both of which are also used as food additives). CitruSolution neutralizes discolorants, as opposed to traditional washing methods. That is why the colors in your rugs look more vibrant after cleaning with CitruSolution.