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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Carpet tiles

June 14, 2011
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: My client rents square "carpet tiles" (450mm x 450mm) to the exhibition industry. Between every exhibition these tiles have to be cleaned - 10 percent of which will have marks on them. Any suggestions on the most efficient way to do this?
The answer:
The most labor efficient way to clean all the tiles would be in-place. If you have large areas as indicated, you will want to eliminate double handling.
ISSA 447 Cleaning Times lists two methods over 5,000 square feet per man-hour. First, is the interim low moisture method using a 30-inch dual counter-rotating brush machine. Along with a dry foam shampoo, you will need a solvent spotter for grease, paint, chewing gum, and oil and also a coffee stain remover. Generally... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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