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Specifying Smart Care

Specifying Smart Care®

Take the best care of your carpet, for longer wear and a better appearance. Specify Smart Care® in RFQs for your carpet cleaning service. We've made it easy for you - copy the information below and paste it into your RFQ.

Specific Requirements

Smart Care® Carpet Maintenance System or an Approved Equal low-moisture agitation and crystallization carpet maintenance system.

  1. Encapsulation chemistry for regular interim maintenance with Green Seal certification, WoolSafe certification, and the Carpet & Rug Institute Seal of Approval.
  2. 1:20 dilution ratio for normal cleaning; 1:16 dilution ratio for heavy soil.  Chemical solution effective at a dispensing rate of 1 gallon per 1,000 square feet.
  3. The carpets shall be dry in approximately 30 minutes after a single-pass cleaning, without the use of air movers or modifying the OSHA recommended environment through the HVAC System.
  4. The machine shall use two or three counter-rotating cylindrical brushes, 110mm in diameter, with polypropylene bristles.  There are to be at least 3 different brush sets to accommodate different carpet constructions and/or levels of contamination.
  5. The machine shall have 10 amp internally mounted motor circuit protector.
  6. The machine shall have externally or internally mounted electric spray pump in an enclosure, 20psi, 120 volt with flow rate of 22 oz./minute; delivery through a nozzle with an even flow spray pattern.
  7. The machine shall have a 2 gallon on-board solution tank with internal nylon filter.
  8. The machine shall have 12”, 15”, 20” or 25” cleaning path.
  9. The machine shall have a sealed brushless induction motor.
  10. The machine shall have a height clearance of 9” to accommodate for under desk/counter cleaning.
  11. The noise level shall not exceed 70 dB at the operator’s ear. 
  12. The machine shall have a 50 foot power cord, integrated transport wheels, and be of industrial quality and strength.
  13. Whittaker’s line of specialty spotters are preferred for use as daily spot/stain solutions.  To be used according to instructions on each bottle.
  14. If extraction or stain protection is required, utilize Whittaker’s CRYSTAL® QUICK RESTORE or CRYSTAL® STAIN BLOCK, respectively.  To be used according to instructions on each bottle.

Procedures

Daily: Vacuum and spot clean as necessary

Lightly Soiled Areas

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

Moderately Soiled Areas

  1. Mix CRYSTAL DRY® EXTRA in sprayer according to instructions on bottle.
  2. Pull 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 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 sprayer tank.
  2. Add TWO bottle of CRYSTAL® QUICK RESTORE.
  3. Pull 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 carpet to dry, then vacuum. This step can wait until the next scheduled vacuum cycle.