How often should interim carpet care take place?
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.
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.
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.
Pre-spraying carpet problem areas will increase cleaning effectiveness. What is the recommended dwell time for carpet pre-spray?
Allow carpet pre-spray to dwell for at least 5 minutes. Always place Wet Floor signs before pre-spraying carpet.
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.
Before using the R3 ReadySpace machine, fill the solution tank with warm water and:
Using Last Step leaves the carpets rinsed, residue free and soft to the touch.
Which of the following statements is NOT true about bonnet cleaning?
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.
When bonneting, what is the purpose of the two clean trash can liners?
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.
What is the preferred method to clean soiled bonnets?
Bonnets can be either thoroughly rinsed and hung to dry, or cleaned using a commercial washing machine.
What is the preferred method to accelerate the drying of damp carpet?
If you need accelerated drying times use an air mover. Check to ensure the carpet is fully dry before removing wet floor signs.