Specifying Smart Care®

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Specific Requirements

Smart Care® carpet maintenance system or an approved equal low-moisture agitation and crystallization carpet maintenance system.

Encapsulation chemistry for regular interim maintenance with Green Seal certification, WoolSafe certification, and the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval.

1. 1:20 dilution ratio for routine cleaning; 1:16 dilution ratio for heavy soil. The chemical solution is effective at a dispensing rate of 1 gallon per 1,000 square feet.

2. The carpets shall be dry in approximately 30 minutes after a single-pass cleaning, without using air movers or modifying the OSHA-recommended environment through the HVAC System.

3. The machine shall use two or three counter-rotating cylindrical brushes, 110mm in diameter, with polypropylene bristles. There are to be at least three different brush sets to accommodate different carpet constructions and/or levels of contamination.

4. The machine shall have a 10 amp internally mounted motor circuit protector.

5. The machine shall have an externally or internally mounted electric spray pump in an enclosure, 20psi, 120 volts with a flow rate of 22 oz./minute; delivery through a nozzle with an even flow spray pattern.

6. The machine shall have a 2-gallon onboard solution tank with an internal nylon filter.

7. The machine shall have a 12-, 15-, 20-, or 25-inch cleaning path.

8. The machine shall have a sealed brushless induction motor.

9. The machine shall have a height clearance of 9 inches to accommodate under-desk or counter cleaning.

10. The noise level shall not exceed 70 dB at the operator’s ear.

11. The machine shall have a 50-foot power cord and integrated transport wheels and be of industrial quality and strength.

12. Whittaker’s line of specialty spotters is preferred for use as daily spot/stain solutions. To be used according to instructions on each bottle.

13. If extraction or stain protection is required, use Whittaker’s CRYSTAL® QUICK RESTORE or CRYSTAL® STAIN BLOCK.

Procedures

Daily: Vacuum and spot clean as necessary

Lightly Soiled Areas

  1. Mix CRYSTAL DRY® EXTRA in the sprayer according to the instructions on the bottle.
  2. Pull the electric sprayer trigger on the first forward pass as you operate the machine. Overlap each pass slightly. A maximum of two passes is typically required.
  3. Allow the carpet to dry, then vacuum. This step can wait until the next scheduled vacuum cycle.

Moderately Soiled Areas

  1. Mix CRYSTAL DRY® EXTRA in the sprayer according to the instructions on the bottle.
  2. Pull the electric sprayer trigger on each forward pass as you operate the machine. Operate the machine in a north-to-south direction and then perpendicular to that in an east-to-west direction.
  3. Allow the carpet to dry, then vacuum. This step can wait until the next scheduled vacuum cycle.

Heavily Soiled Areas

  1. Add two (2) gallons of water to the sprayer tank.
  2. Add two (2) bottles of CRYSTAL® QUICK RESTORE.
  3. Pull the electric sprayer trigger on each forward pass as you operate the machine. Operate the machine in a north-to-south direction and then perpendicular to that in an east-to-west direction. Repeat as necessary.
  4. Allow the carpet to dry, then vacuum. This step can wait until the next scheduled vacuum cycle.

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