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FLOTEX CLEAN-IT 5 LTR

FLOTEX CLEAN-IT 5 LTR

FL-CLEAN-IT

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Every manufacturer has specific recommendations and, in some cases, have specifically recommended proprietary chemical products. A good example is Flotex.

 According to the manufacturer’s, Flotex is not like other carpets, and they do not recommend the use of traditional carpet cleaning chemicals. They recommended using Flotex ‘Clean-it’ as a general purpose spotting agent, pre-spray or in tank cleaner. Flotex have another product called ‘Flotex Fix-it” which they recommend if you suspect that detergent build-up present. Application of cleaning agent, followed by power brush extraction with fresh water, is all that is required to restore your client’s Flotex to a new look.

Look after your Flotex and it will always look as good as new. As this handy guide shows, it couldn't be easier!

Everyday cleaning 

Vacuum Flotex regularly with an upright vacuum cleaner for best results. It's a good idea to set the brush adjustment on the lowest setting so that the brush actually touches the pile.

When vacuuming, push forward at normal speed and pull back at half speed. This gives the brush time to sweep out any fluff etc. that may have been pushed between the fibres. Pet hair should be removed with a damp cloth.

Wet cleaning
Flotex benefits from the occasional wet clean. This can be carried out with a machine such as Vax or hot-water extraction machines available for hire from dry cleaners and DIY machine hire shops.

The recommended detergent supplied with these machines is suitable for use on Flotex. However, it should only be used in a very weak solution, about one detergent to one hundred parts water. You should always rise your Flotex with clean water after using any detergent.

Mopping or wiping is not recommended as this only cleans the tips of the pile.

Dealing with spillages
Accidents will happen! Remove spillages as quickly as possible using the following guidelines.

Vacuum Flotex regularly with an upright vacuum cleaner for best results. It's a good idea to set the brush adjustment on the lowest setting so that the brush actually touches the pile. When vacuuming, push forward at normal speed and pull back at half speed. This gives the brush time to sweep out any fluff etc. that may have been pushed between the fibres. Pet hair should be removed with a damp cloth. Flotex benefits from the occasional wet clean. This can be carried out with a machine such as Vax or hot-water extraction machines available for hire from dry cleaners and DIY machine hire shops. The recommended detergent supplied with these machines is suitable for use on Flotex. However, it should only be used in a very weak solution, about one detergent to one hundred parts water. You should always rise your Flotex with clean water after using any detergent. Mopping or wiping is not recommended as this only cleans the tips of the pile. Accidents will happen! Remove spillages as quickly as possible using the following guidelines.

Wet spillages
Includes fatty foods, cooking oil, water based-drinks, non-fatty sauces, oil, petrol, paraffin.
If possible, remove the spillage as soon as it occurs
If the spillage has dried, pour on hot water and allow to soak for 5-10 minutes before attempting to remove it.
For small areas, use the scrape, scrub, rinse routine shown opposite, using a weak detergent solution or suitable carpet cleaner (1 teaspoon detergent to 5 litres of water).
For larger areas see the previous wet cleaning section.
Dry spillages
Includes washing powder, dry powder paint, spices.
Lift off any excess spillage
Vacuum/brush thoroughly
DO NOT use water. This will simply activate bleaching or colouring agents and could result in permanent staining.
Mud - Allow to dry then vacuum. Then refer to scrape, scrub, rinse routine or wet cleaning section.
Waxes - Scrape off excess. Use suitable dry cleaning fluid, then rinse
Tar, solidified fat - Use suitable dry cleaning fluid. Then refer to scrape, scrub, rinse routine or wet cleaning section.
Paint - Scrape off excess
Water based: - wash with detergent solution
Spirit based: - Use suitable dry cleaning fluid, methylated spirit or white spirit.
In all cases, rinse after removing paint.
Alcoholic drinks - Scrape off excess. Wash with weak detergent solution or methylated/white spirit. Rinse
Ball-point ink, shoe polish - Use methylated spirit or white spirit. Wash with weak detergent solution. Rinse
Chewing gum, sweets, Plasticine modelling clay - Freeze with suitable freezing agent and break off brittle pieces
If necessary wipe sparingly with suitable dry cleaning fluid.

PDF File IconFLOTEX CLEAN-IT SDS [90 KB - pdf]

 
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