True or False: Effective carpet care involves daily cleaning, interim maintenance, and annual restorative care.
A three-pronged carpet care program will prolong the life of the carpet and enhance the image of your facility. Restorative cleaning is the process that renews visibly soiled and dingy carpet. It is typically performed once annually.
True or False: The extraction process will vary depending on which type of extractor you use.
The extraction process remains the same regardless of which type of extractor you use. Your Maintex representative can help you select the correct model for your needs.
True or False: Before beginning the extraction process, you should perform a detail vacuum using a powerful, high quality vacuum.
Detail vacuuming the entire area will removes the surface dust and grit. Remember to inspect the area for heavily trafficked wear conditions and spots.
After vacuuming and preparation, what is the first step in the extraction process?
After placing wet floor signs and putting on PPE, dilute First Step pre-spray into a large pump sprayer and apply to soiled areas. Agitate the surface with a carpet brush or rake.
After pre-spraying the carpet, what is the next step?
Treat any visible spots and stains by spraying carpet spotter directly onto the stain. Let the product dwell for at least 5 minutes.
After treating spots and stains, what is the next step?
Use the extractor to thoroughly clean, rinse, and vacuum the carpet. When you are finished, use air movers to accelerate the drying process.
Which chemical should be added to the carpet extractor’s solution tank?
Add warm water to the carpet extractor’s solution tank, then add Last Step Carpet Rinse according to label directions.
True or False: Defoamer added to the recovery tank prevents foam from damaging the extractor vacuum motor.
Begin with one ounce of defoamer in the recovery tank. After a few passes, check for excess foam and add more defoamer if needed.
When using an extractor to clean carpeted floors, where in the room should you start the process?
Always clean from the point farthest from the exit. You do not want to walk over damp carpet.
When operating a walk-behind extractor, which of the following is NOT true?
Operate the extractor by pulling it towards you. This way you avoid walking on wet carpet and the vacuum shoe can properly extract liquid and debris.