The Janitorial Center


Required Supplies & Equipment:

· Carpet Extractor Machine
· Carpet Extractor Shampoo
· Traffic Lane Bonnet Solution
· Dual Motor Upright Vacuum
· Empty/Refill Bucket
· Carpet Blower Dryers
· Defoamer
· Carpet Deodorizer

1. Preparation - Remove all obstructions from the area to be cleaned. If possible, remove the furniture. Vacuum the area with a dual motor vacuum prior to cleaning with a carpet extractor. Assemble all the equipment and supplies and take them to the area to be cleaned. Fill solution tanks or portable buckets and add the properly measured extraction solution to the water.

2. Carpet Extraction Procedure - Move the carpet extractor to the general area that needs to be cleaned. Pre-mixing all chemicals to label specifications.

Place the vacuum tool, or drag wand, on the carpet.

Turn the pump/sprayer and vacuum switches to the "on" position.

With the drag wand, make a forward pass, laying down a stream of solution. Come back with the vacuum head on the drag wand and extract the solution you just put down. Make sure to place a small of amount of defoaming solution to ensure you do not overfill the recovery tank.

Repeat this procedure on the next section of carpet. Be sure to overlap 2 or 3 inches on each pass.

When the area is clean, allow the carpet to dry before replacing furniture. Wet carpet can cause rust or indentations from furniture. Carpet blowers speed drying times considerably. Also foil or cardboard squares may be used under the legs of furniture if the room must be put back into service before the carpet is dry.

3. Clean Up - Empty all unclean solution from the extraction tanks. Thoroughly flush out and rinse both tanks. Wash recovery tanks until there is no soil residue remaining inside. Wipe with a clean, lint free wiper. Repeat this procedure in the clean solution tank. Run clean solution through all vacuum hoses before transporting them to other areas. Thoroughly wash and wipe down all domes and lids. Clean the outside of the machine before transporting to other areas. Wash and wipe the vacuum shoe and spray nozzle areas.

Your carpet extractor should be winterized between uses if it is to be exposed to freezing temperatures. To winterize your machine, pour 1/2 gallon of windshield wiper fluid into the empty solution tank. Run the pump until fluid flows through the tank, and all attachments. Then run 1 gallon of water through the extractor before the next use.

In order to control cross-infection, hands should be washed after performing cleaning duties. Before continuing on to the next area wash your hands.

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