Interim Carpet Maintenance

Question 1 of 10.

How often should interim carpet care take place?

1. Three times per year
2. Every month
3. On a regular schedule based on your facility's specific use patterns

While three times per year is a good rule of thumb, frequency of cleaning schedules should be determined by traffic flow, weather conditions, appearance, and soil level. Consult with your supervisor or Maintex representative to determine your maintenance schedule.

Question 2 of 10.

True or False: You should vacuum the carpeted area before performing interim carpet care.


First, remove any furniture, then vacuum to remove surface soils. During the vacuuming process note any heavily soiled areas that may require special attention.

Question 3 of 10.

True or False: You should never place a label directly onto a pump sprayer bottle.


If chemicals are used in secondary bottles they must be properly labeled.

Question 4 of 10.

Pre-spraying carpet problem areas will increase cleaning effectiveness. What is the recommended dwell time for carpet pre-spray?

1. 1 minute
2. 3 minutes
3. 5 minutes
4. 15 minutes

Allow carpet pre-spray to dwell for at least 5 minutes. Always place Wet Floor signs before pre-spraying carpet.

Question 5 of 10.

True or False: Regardless of whether you are using the ReadySpace or bonnet cleaning method, you should pre-spray the entire carpeted area.


When using the ReadySpace method, lightly pre-spray the entire carpet and heavily pre-spray traffic lanes and problem areas. When bonneting, only pre-spray traffic lanes and problem areas, to avoid over wetting the carpet.

Question 6 of 10.

Before using the R3 ReadySpace machine, fill the solution tank with warm water and:

1. Impact EES or Maintex Just Right Carpet Spotter
2. Last Step Carpet Rinse
3. Nothing else

Using Last Step leaves the carpets rinsed, residue free and soft to the touch.

Question 7 of 10.

Which of the following statements is NOT true about bonnet cleaning?

1. The bonneting process transfers soil from the carpet to the bonnet.
2. You will likely need multiple bonnets to clean a carpeted room.
3. You can only use one side of the bonnet, then it must be replaced.
4. You should work in an area of no more than 10 x 20 feet before checking the bonnet for soil.

Depending on soil conditions, the amount of bonnets used will vary. Plan on using multiple bonnets and replacing them as they become soiled. Use both side of the bonnet. Never use hard surface floor machine scrub pads on carpet.

Question 8 of 10.

When bonneting, what is the purpose of the two clean trash can liners?

1. To collect debris
2. To transport clean bonnets from the cleaning supply area and collect dirty bonnets
3. To block off entrances

Prepare bonnet pads in the cleaning supply area and place them in a clean trash liner for safe transport. Collect soiled bonnets in the second liner.

Question 9 of 10.

What is the preferred method to clean soiled bonnets?

1. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry
2. Wash in a commercial washing machine
3. Either option is acceptable

Bonnets can be either thoroughly rinsed and hung to dry, or cleaned using a commercial washing machine.

Question 10 of 10.

What is the preferred method to accelerate the drying of damp carpet?

1. Use one or more blowers to circulate air across the carpet
2. Turn up the thermostat to raise the temperature in the room
3. Vacuum carpet with a wet/dry vac

If you need accelerated drying times use an air mover. Check to ensure the carpet is fully dry before removing wet floor signs.

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