Cleaning Traffic Lanes

Traffic lanes are areas of carpet that become heavily soiled and worn , due to the heavy traffic over just one certain area .

The soil becomes embedded and the grit sand and soil removes a protective layer that surrounds the fibre , this stops the light from reflecting and leaves the area of carpet looking dull and worn .

To clean areas like this we  use different stages , after testing the fibres to identify what fibre it is follow these stages .

  • Plug your machine in and switch your heater on
  1.  Give the carpet a good brush with a carpet brush or stiff broom, rotary,crb (Contra rotating brushes)
  2. Vacuum the area thoroughly , going north, south, west and east
  3. Apply your chosen carpet cleaning solution (hot)
  4. Allow the solution to dwell for 5 to 10 minutes ( Do not agitate yet)
  5. Agitate with your chosen method , now leave this again to dwell 5 to 10 mins
  6. pre spray the area again , checking all the time that you are not our wetting the area .
  7. Allow the solution to dwell for 5 to 10 minutes then agitate once more

The reason to do this is to change the state of the soils and grease that lay on the carpet , they are solids, and we are attempting to change this into a soluble solution that can be easily extracted .

Traffic lanes

Removing soiling from traffic lanes

 

 

By Neil Kelloway

 

 

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