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Proper Carpet Cleaning Procedures for Optimal Results

Carpet Cleaning Specialist in Auckland – Despite the variety of carpet cleaning methods available, the misconception that “more is better” still persists in many custodial departments. However, this mindset can have detrimental effects on the carpet’s appearance and lifespan. Excessive use of cleaning chemicals can contribute to rapid re-soiling, while over-saturation can lead to unpleasant odors and even mold issues.

Avoid Excessive Chemical Usage In the past, the belief was that using more cleaning chemicals would yield better results. We have all been guilty of this mindset. However, overloading carpets with chemicals actually accelerates re-soiling, causing the carpet’s appearance to deteriorate prematurely.

In addition to following the instructions provided by equipment manufacturers regarding chemical usage, it is crucial to thoroughly rinse the carpet after hot water extraction or low moisture methods. This applies especially when applying the cleaning solution directly to the carpet through the machine’s tank, as well as during interim cleaning methods like encapsulation.

The Importance of Removing Encapsulation Compounds When utilizing an encapsulation system, it is essential to remove the encapsulating compound from the carpet. Failing to do so will result in the compound picking up dirt from shoes and leaving it trapped in the carpet fibers.

Similarly, custodians should aim to extract as much water as possible from the carpet and avoid over-wetting, particularly in high-traffic areas or when dealing with stubborn stains.

Ensure Proper Drying To prevent issues such as mold growth, it is crucial to ensure the carpet is thoroughly dried within four to six hours. Beyond 24 hours, the risk of mold becomes significant. Promote air movement by using carpet blowers and fans to expedite the drying process. Additionally, regularly inspect and maintain carpet equipment to guarantee optimal performance. A clogged vacuum, for example, may impede water recovery and prolong drying times. It is also important to flush the jets regularly to prevent blockages.

Don’t rely solely on the noise of the machine to indicate proper functioning. Perform regular inspections to ensure the jets are functioning correctly and the vacuum has adequate suction.

Furthermore, empty and rinse tanks after each use, allowing them to air dry to prevent bacterial growth and subsequent odor issues.

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