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Commercial Carpet Cleaning - I do a lot of work for one healthcare client - usually 4-5 hours per week - and it is a 24/7 facility so needs careful handling to stay out of people's way and yet still get access to the bad parts of the building - using a variety of methods, started the contract by encapping areas which are impossible to get at with truckmounted system. Also do regular wet cleaning of accessible, busy public areas.
But here is the point of my post. The most revealing part of the job is not the wet cleaning or the encapping which both have severe drawbacks and limitations (imo) in a large commercial environment - no the revelation is the amount of dry dirt/soil/skin/hair/carpet fibre etc that is recovered from the flat glue down carpet tiles - two principal types. This is recovered mostly by using widetrack sebo bs46 but also a heavy duty chemspec pile lifter. The bag featured in the photos was filled up in the space of about 3 or 4 weeks so probably about 12-15 hours of vacuuming. Most of the dry, grey, very, very fine dust is recovered from carpet that looks clean - the casual observer would think the task was to vacuum all the tiny little bits of paper and dry leaves etc that get trod in on people's feet - no the main component of the waste is either the encapped dirt and/or just dry soil brushed up from the pile (non-existent on most of the gd). Truly amazing how much dry soil there is even in low profile commercial carpet glue-down.
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While it is important what goes on at the "wand" end - the metal tool that actually contacts the face fibre of your carpet - it is also pretty important what's on the other end of the vacuum and high pressure steam hoses. This video shows both...
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So this is the MATRIX sdv8000 in action - not a very easy job and took best part of two days to do a very large house full of very heavy and in some cases ornate swagger and beaded curtains/drapes. Still not sure if I have the work to justify this as a purchase but definitely worthwhile for one off cleans in this sort of situation. The steam generated is very dry and scorchingly hot but only for short distance from the jet but even so keep your fingers away from the action. Very efficient way to restore some dusty and musty smelling curtains without disturbing them too much. Most of the debris is caused by spiders and flies and consists of a lot of webs and dead flies and spiders and spider nests etc. Job done and on to the next one - poor quality video bit shows the general principle of extraction cleaning with steam. #curtaincleaning #steamcleancarpetservice.co.uk
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#drapes
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Commercial carpet cleaning - for a free no obligation quote call 01590 688938
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This picture formed the basis of my latest marketing initiative - the basis of the campaign was Old Fashioned Service Levels combined with Modern Eco-Friendly solutions to all your carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning needs...
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I am looking for a really good rechargeable/battery pack equipped sprayer about 70 psi with 12/15 litres capacity for pre-spray - there are a number of small window cleaning pure water systems that might be adapted like the ones from WCW but I am sure a really good product could be produced for the cc market using the same basic tank/pump etc with good quality fan-tip lance.

It needs to be big enough to last all day but not too big you cant pick it up.

This is what the window cleaning system looks like:
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Guess what Europe is doing now?

Now they want to limit the power used by vacuum cleaners - yes the five minutes that the consumer uses every day to keep dust and grit out of their carpets is bringing Europe to its knees (this is extreme sarcasm btw).

From September next year the limit on vacuum power will be 1600w and by 2017 they want it reduced further to 900w. While many smaller domestic machines will be within the lower limit very few professional machines will meet the new (proposed) directive. If you live in the EU then you should lobby your MEP on an individual basis to complain about this lunacy. Now who the heck is my MEP?

See the latest edition of Tomorrow's Cleaning for the full story: see page 6 when you have followed this link
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