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 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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