Extraction cleaning is a restorative method of carpet cleaning. It is designed for removal of deep imbedded soils. However it can also be used as an interim surface cleaning method by adjust the speed of the machine and the flow of the cleaning solution. Extraction cleaning may be done with hoses and wands or with the more productive walk behind extractors. Total effectiveness depends on how much of the water is recovered from the carpet. Ideally you should recover at least 75% of the water. The extraction method forces a pressurized spray of hot water and cleaning material into the carpet and then extracts the dirty solution and most of the water in one motion. Additional water can be removed by passing over the area a second time with the spray off and the vacuum on.
Wet Floor Signs
Pile brush or carpet rake
- Place wet floor signs.
- Clear the area of merchandise and store fixtures to make cleaning easier and quicker.
- Remove spots and stains, using the appropriate Franklin Spotter.
- Check the vacuum to make sure it is operating properly. Check the vacuum recovery bag, empty or replace it if full. Vacuum the area thoroughly.
- Prepare Prespray solution and spray the area to be cleaned. Follow mixing directions on the product label.
- Place the Prespray solution into a pump up sprayer and spray the area as required.
- In a bucket, mix Extraction Cleaner solution according to the directions on the product label. If desired, add Air Freshener to the cleaning solution following label instructions.
- Pour Extraction Cleaner solution into extraction machine and clean designated carpet area by using an extractor. Add Defoamer to the recovery tank of the extraction machine.
- Extract the area. Move in a straight line, overlapping each pass. Be careful not to over wet the carpet.
- To shorten drying times make a second pass over the area, with the vacuum on and extract as much moisture as possible.
- As an optional step, mix Carpet Protector according to label instructions in a pressure sprayer. Apply to the area to be protected.
- For high pile carpet, use a carpet rake or a pile brush to brush the carpet against the pile. This will set the pile upright and allow for quicker drying time.
- Use fans to speed up drying.
- When dry, vacuum area thoroughly.
- Put away equipment and supplies. Clean or wipe down equipment and return it to storage.