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Friday's Ask the Experts: Antifreeze

November 4, 2011

Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What do you use to eliminate freezing in a truck mount carpet van?

The answer:

Here are some suggestions for frigid daytime on-the-job protection:
- Leave your van running with the heater on high, initially at each job.
- Transport the solution hose inside the facility or home to keep it warm until you are ready to start cleaning. If needed, run the solution hose inside of a spare vacuum hose to protect from freezing. Never leave wands and sprayers outside as they can freeze in just a few minutes.
- Get your fresh water supply hooked up and the water moving. Make sure you have sink adapters as most outside faucets will be frozen or under snow.
- You can install thick ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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