Q: Can Crypton be cleaned with soap and water?
A: Yes. While Crypton fabric is the easiest in the world to clean, it’s not self-cleaning. In reality, most new stains come off with a damp cloth and water. There is one suggested cleaning method that is universally and easily available – the use of enzyme detergent. A mild powdered enzyme detergent mixed with water is a very effective way to clean Crypton. Mix 5 parts water with 1 part enzyme detergent.
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Crypton Product FAQs
Q: What cleaner should I use?
A: Crypton Upholstery Cleaning Products are versatile. There are two stain removers for fabric, a disinfectant and deodorizer, leather and vinyl cleaners and conditioners, an upholstery extraction cleaner concentrate along with an upholstery extraction machine named Ruby. Use the Stain Guide to help determine which product to use for spot cleaning. Crypton Upholstery Cleaning Products work on all upholstery, carpets, and wall coverings, but are specifically engineered to clean Crypton Fabrics quickly and easily.
Q: Do the cleaners work on all fabrics?
A: Yes, absolutely! Although the cleaners work much quicker on Crypton fabrics because of their permanent moisture barrier, these powerful cleaners work on all water-cleanable textiles. Try them and you will be amazed!
Q: How do you clean upholstery?
A: We have developed upholstery stain removers made specifically for difficult stains. After choosing the appropriate Crypton Care® cleaner, apply a small amount to the spot. Lightly agitate with a soft brush, and blot off the surface! Make sure to get out all of the cleaner because soap attracts dirt. You may also use our cleaner with a water extraction upholstery machine.
Q: Why are Crypton Upholstery Cleaners so different?
A: They really work! Our cleaners are pH neutral, water-based and ready-to-use. They contain no harsh chemicals, no bleach and no solvents. Crypton Upholstery Cleaners were made to work quickly on stains like iodine, marker, lipstick, food and beverage stains, and protein stains like blood and grass.
Q: Why is it important to use pH neutral cleaners?
A: Many cleaners have high alkalinity (soap) levels, and when used on fabric they leave behind a soapy residue that attracts new dirt very quickly. Because of Crypton's moisture barrier, you can clean the fabric with our neutral pH cleaners, and rinse the fabric freely to have perfectly clean Crypton.
Q: How do I order Crypton Upholstery Cleaners?
A: Click here to place an order for Crypton Upholstery Cleaners or call 1.800.CRYPTON and ask for Crypton Care. Products ship out of our warehouse in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and are shipped common carrier or UPS, depending on the size of the order.
Q: Can Crypton be disinfected?
A: Since Crypton barrier fabrics have demonstrated their ability to not allow moisture penetration, the EPA has allowed the claim for disinfect ability when Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is used according to directions on the label. It is also a fabric freshener and deodorizer on all other fabrics and is a fresh scented disinfectant on all other non-porous surfaces.
Q: How did Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer achieve its EPA approval?
A: Crypton fabric is now the first disinfectable fabric in the world. After three years of testing, submitting results and helping to establish new protocol test procedures, the EPA gave their final stamp of approval for Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer to include the phrase "disinfects Crypton barrier fabrics." Crypton has proven that its integrated barrier system, used in conjunction with Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer, kills bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew when used according to instructions.
Q: Why is the EPA approval so important?
A: The EPA closely regulates germicidal product claims, particularly where the target germs cause human illness. Since all germ killers are considered pesticides, the EPA requires testing to certify manufacturers' claims for safety and effectiveness. Crypton’s Disinfectant & Deodorizer is approved and registered with the EPA.
Q: Does Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer work on other surfaces?
A: Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is a registered, hospital grade disinfectant that works on all hard, inanimate surfaces just like any other quaternary disinfectant. The product may be used on other fabrics, too. It provides fabric freshening and deodorizing for all textiles.
Q: What common germs does Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer kill?
A: Crypton kills common household, kitchen, and bathroom germs and viruses on nonporous surfaces. Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer kills, E Coli, H1N1, Hepatitis B and C, Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, HIV, Influenza, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, MRSA, VRE, Canine Distemper, mold, mildew and many more. (Link to Efficacy Data)
Q: What is the difference between "anti-microbial" and "anti-bacterial"?
A: Antimicrobial agents destroy or inhibit the growth or reproduction of bacteria, fungi, protozoa or viruses that cause disease. Antibacterial means any substance intended to destroy, eliminate, reduce, mitigate or control the growth or development of bacteria on surfaces. Antimicrobial and Antibacterial products are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Q: What is a quaternary disinfectant?
A: These are commonly referred to as "quats," since they are quaternary ammonium compounds. Our latest advancement in disinfectant cleaner has been with a new style of quaternary ammonium chloride structure that offers excellent germicidal properties and excellent cleaning. They offer a tremendous range and versatility for use. Crypton Disinfectant & Deodorizer is easy to use and is effective against a wide range of bacteria including MRSA and VRE. Crypton quaternary disinfectant is effective on Crypton integrated barrier fabrics.
Q: How long does it take to kill bacteria and viruses on the surface of Crypton fabric?
A: The time it takes for bacterial and virucidal kills on Crypton Fabric varies just like on any non-porous surface. Be sure to follow instructions on bottle to disinfect.
Q: Is Crypton bleach cleanable?
A: When solution dyed, 100% polyester or acrylic Crypton fabric is chosen, it can be cleaned with a 1:10 bleach and water solution. This may be necessary in the event of a C-Difficile outbreak. For more information please call us at 1.800.Crypton