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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning system

December 1, 2011

Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I am getting a new building and 90% of the flooring is carpet. How do I approach this and what cleaning system do I need? Do I use a pre-spray, spin cleaner, extraction rinse and cleaner? Is a shampooing good?

The answer:

Once you know what sort of carpet you are caring for you will have some recommendations, but the final judgment as to what method to use on any given part of the flooring at any given time will rest with you and your crew. Spin cleaning (bonnet cleaning) using a no-foam prespray is a fine interim cleanup method. It is fast, low moisture so it dries quickly, and inexpensive. The warnings about ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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