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I have two questions:
(1) What is the best way to clean the carpet on a raised, carpet tiled floor, to ensure liquids do not get onto the cabling and equipment below the floor, and
(2) Is the application of an anti-static chemical after carpet cleaning effective in preventing static discharge from disrupting/damaging computers located in carpeted facilities?
Is there a more economical, yet effective method?
Monday’s Answer:(1) Unless a technician falls asleep at the end of the wand or a bucket or tank of solution is spilled/dumped on the floor, none of the current carpet cleaning systems would cause over wetting of the subfloor or cabling. However, to eliminate the risk completely, a low moisture process would be your best choice.
This could be bonnet, encapsulation, powders, or other such processes that use limited amounts of moisture.
Excessive moisture above the floor in a computer or cleanroom is not acceptable either, so the issue is not only what might get below the floor.
(2) Most people prefer to avoid … - Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.
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