It's rare when I feel compelled to endorse someone or someTHING. But I simply must, while it's fresh on my mind, tell you about Folex.
Years ago, while living above the incomparable Puyallup Valley beneath the shadow of Mt. Rainier (where I'm soon headed again), our home was carpeted in white. In know ... not the best color for a family adding grandchildren one-by-one, but it was a color I'd always longed for when my own soda-sippers couldn't walk 3 feet without spilling something hideous.
So white it was.
Our youngest son lived at home still; and one particular day he came into the house for a break from his labors on his car. Unbeknownst to him, his shoe contained a glob - and I do mean GLOB - of grease. As soon as he sat down in the living room and stretched out his legs, he laid a strip of that glob across a 2 feet stretch of the white carpet.
That's when I made a discovery that would change my cleaning-life forever.
I don't remember how it came to be in my possession, but on that grease-laying day of old I got my white terry-cloth cleaning rags and the Folex, and began the seemingly useless effort of extracting the glob. "Seemingly"? You bet!
It took awhile, but in the end that grease glob was gone completely. No sign of it. No telltale residue. In fact, no electromagnetic film left behind to attract even more dirt in days to come (like EVERY other carpet cleaner I've ever used)!
The rest is history. I now buy the stuff in gallons and use it on everything from carpets to laundry to upholstery.
I could live without a lot of things; but not my Folex!
P.S. The place I've found the best value for this item is at Walmart ($4.50 - $4.99 Quart Spray); Ace Hardware ($12.00 Gallon). Lowe's and Home Depot typically carry it as well; and I've even seen it in Safeway and Albertson's, though at a much higher cost.
P.S.S. The above-mentioned son, by the way, is still living. :)