Basic Residential Carpet Cleaning Procedures

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  1. Pre-vacuuming of all areas to be cleaned is recommended prior to beginning cleaning procedures. 
  2. Always pre-test all cleaning solutions in an inconspicuous area for colorfastness prior to application. 
  3. Select the right pre-spray/preconditioner/traffic lane cleaner based on fiber content, traffic and soiling conditions, and cleaning frequency. 
  4. For increased efficiency, apply pre-sprays/preconditioners/traffic lane cleaners with a Hydroforce injection sprayer to take advantage of solution pressure and heat created by your high-performance Razorback portable extractor or Hydramaster truckmount. You can also use a "pump-up" pressure sprayer or electric or battery powered sprayer. Apply in even overlapping patterns. 
  5. For faster cleaning and thorough distribution and agitation of pre-sprays/preconditioners/traffic lane cleaners, consider using a rotary scrubber with a soft carpet brush or for manual agitation a grandi groom. 
  6. As a general rule set your solution flow meter on your truckmount or auto-fill portable extractor to the 2-3 gph setting with your carpet extraction detergent or neutralizing acid rinse. 
  7. For faster cleaning, reduced fatigue, and more effective soil removal, extract with the RX-20 Rotary Extraction Tool. In furniture, dense environments use the Evolution cleaning wand. 
  8. It is recommended that you apply Carpet Protector a minimum of after every second extraction cleaning or once every 12-18 months, whichever comes first. Higher traffic and soiling conditions may require more frequent application. 
  9. For faster drying, especially in humid environments, consider the use of cotton bonnets with your rotary scrubber and/or air movers after cleaning.