How restaurants can keep carpets clean – Orange County CA

Keeping restaurant carpets clean presents some interesting challenges. Cleaning must factor in foot traffic, airborne grease and oil and liquid and food spills.

A first step to keeping restaurant carpets clean and healthy is vacuuming. While a vacuum cleaner may not be able to remove particulates of grease and oil that have settled into carpets, the bulk of soil in a carpet is dry soil such as dust, dirt, and food crumbs. High-performing and effective vacuum cleaners are designed to remove a great deal of this dry soil, preventing it from damaging carpet fibers, helping to keep the carpet clean and healthy, and even extending the life of the carpet.For deeper cleaning, managers should understand the four fundamentals of carpet cleaning and soil removal, often referred to as TACT:T: TemperatureA: AgitationC: Chemicals used to clean carpetsT: Time necessary for the chemicals to dissolve and loosen soilsAll four components of TACT are essential to suspension, the process of loosening soils on a surface or a carpet fiber so that it can be removed using a mechanical device such as a hot-water extractor. To see how soil suspension and TACT are interconnected, it might help to examine what goes on behind the scenes when carpets are extracted.The cleaning processAfter vacuuming to remove dry soils, carpet cleaning technicians typically spray the carpets with a chemical, the C in TACT. This process is referred to as “prespraying” the carpets and is the first step in soil suspension. A number of different types of chemicals used to prespray carpets, and some are enzymatic. An enzymatic prespray is designed to actually eat soils. Because the soiling of a restaurant carpet may contain proteins from food spills, bacteria, grease and oil, an enzymatic cleaner can be an effective chemical to employ.Next, the chemical will need time to be effective, which brings us to the T in TACT. Most cleaning chemicals need several minutes to start dissolving soils. For this reason, the technician typically presprays a large area of the carpet before taking any further carpet cleaning steps. Some green-certified chemicals may need more time to “dwell” on carpets than conventional cleaners, and an enzymatic prespray may take far longer. Depending on the extensiveness of the protein soiling, an enzymatic cleaner may need to dwell on a carpet for one or more hours to work effectively.The next step in soil suspension involves agitation, the A in TACT. To understand agitation, picture hand washing. Even with soap allowed to dwell for a few seconds, to really loosen and rinse away soils requires some type of agitation, rubbing the two hands together. The same is true when cleaning carpets.

Pacific current cleaning many restaurant Carpets and Tile Floors in Orange County and Los Angeles CA.

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