Excessive foam build up greatly reduces the efficiency of vacuum motors used in carpet cleaning equipment, as a consequence, it is important that a defoamer works rapidly. Our Defoam quickly acts to help prevent foam from being pulled into the vacuum motor, where moisture can cause rust and other damage - as a result, rapid and total elimination of foam is achieved within seconds of exposure to Defoam.
Defoam will eliminate foam in recovery tanks of carpet cleaning equipment, automatic floor scrubbers and wet pickup vacuums within seconds!
- Fast acting - Breaks foam on contact.
- Saves time - Eliminate downtime and wasted effort in dumping recovery tanks.
- Versatile - Has many uses, can be used anywhere foaming is a problem.
Use Defoam with:
- Wet vacuums
- Automatic floor scrubbers
- Carpet extractors
Shake Defoam before using. Pour directly into the recovery tank at a ratio of 1/4 - 1/2 oz. per gallon capacity. An even better method is to pour Defoam directly into the vacuum hose (while the vacuum motors are running) this allows Defoam to line the interior of the hose and recovery tank, making Defoam more effective.
*Do Not Add Defoam to carpet cleaning solutions or the solution tank.
Pour Defoam directly in vacuum tank at a ratio of 1/4 - 1/2 oz. per gallon capacity or into the vacuum hose while the vacuum motor is operating.
When you are extracting carpets and the instruction manual calls for a defoamer or you find the carpet is loaded with chemicals from other carpet cleaning methods, it is important to follow the recommendation and place the correct amount of defoamer into the recovery tank or suck it up through the vacuum hose, whichever they direct.
If defoamer is not used in the recovery tank to eliminate foam, the foam from the solution will NOT lift the float up to close off the vacuum system. Instead, it will ride over the float and go straight into the vacuum motor and out the exhaust. If your unit appears to be leaking from the vacuum exhaust, it may not be leaking but actually sucking foam through the vacuum motor due to lack of defoamer.
Defoam is packaged in one gallon containers or four gallons per case.
Color: Milky white
Odor: Practically none
Type: Silicone emulsion
pH: 7.0 - 7.5
Viscosity: Slightly viscous
Phosphate content: None
Flash point: None
Hard water Tolerance: Excellent
Storage / Stability: 2 years
Weight per gallon: 8.35 lbs./gal.
Freeze / Thaw stability: Keep from freezing
Unlike the vast majority of other defoaming products, Defoam is a stable emulsion and will not separate. The product will withstand 3 freeze/thaw cycles without adverse effects to the defoaming efficiency.