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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Dirt napper usage

May 18, 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: I have just purchased a dirt napper for cleaning carpets, it has 1-1/4-inch trim bristles outside rows and 5/16 trim bristles for the inside rows and a bonnet in the middle. I have never used one before and need the dos and don’ts of using this; should I wet the bonnet with solution or just spray it?
The answer:
First of all, consult the carpet warranty and care instructions. Some carpet mills discourage the use of bonnet cleaning or processes that could distort the fiber or loosen seams. Secondly, many technicians prefer to reserve the process for a carpet pre-scrub operation, as it tends to be more aggressive than a single bonnet. If you plan to... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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