Monday, June 25, 2012

Three Ways To Prolong Deep-Cleaning Carpet Extractions

This article was originally published by Sanitary Maintenance

There’s no question that the economy is having an impact on the budgets of cleaning departments and facility managers. When end users need to cut back on carpet care costs, distributors can implement strategies that reduce the need for expensive deep-cleaning extractions.

Three effective strategies include:
  • The power of a vacuum
  • Spot-on spotting
  • A gentler approach with encapsulation
To learn more about carpet extraction solutions, read the full article here or visit:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Clean Track® Carpet Extractors Deliver Flexible Performance for Diverse Carpet Care Requirements

The Clean Track® S16 and L18 Carpet Extractors are the newest self-contained, portable extractor offerings from Clarke. With a compact, easily-maneuverable design and a 16- or 18-inch cleaning path, the new extractors are ideal for a variety of cleaning challenges, ranging from commercial office spaces and libraries to hotel rooms and healthcare facilities.

The Clean Track extractors ensure increased productivity with industry-leading performance capabilities. Single deflector spray jet technology provides even, consistent water and chemical coverage across the cleaning path, while an aero-dynamically designed vacuum shoe removes excess water for faster carpet dry times. By eliminating unwanted solution streaks and minimizing dry time, Clean Track allows quicker room turnover and occupancy. Laminar flow technology reduces turbulence and increases water pick-up, ensuring carpets are left with a cleaner, dryer and more appealing finish.

Equipped with a larger tank capacity, wider cleaning path and Multi-Position Flip Handle, the Clean Track L18 delivers superior productivity with dual method cleaning. This allows operators to clean in pull-back mode for edge or detailed extraction in small areas or use the L18 as a walk-behind extractor to easily extract hallways and large carpeted areas.

Read the full release here

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Evolution of Green Carpet Cleaning

This article was originally published by Housekeeping Solutions

Looking at how green cleaning established itself in the jan/san industry, it's easy to see that much of its evolution began with chemicals. The goal was to encourage chemical manufacturers to develop products that are both effective and compiled from ingredients that have a reduced impact on the environment. Facility managers now also want the ingredients to be more sustainable, which generally means being derived from renewable resources instead of being petroleum based.

Once manufacturing caught up with these end user demands, green cleaning soon expanded beyond chemicals to include equipment and cleaning processes. Vacuum cleaners with advanced air filtration systems, chemical-free cleaning systems, low-moisture floor machines, certain restroom cleaning equipment, and even chemical-dilution systems have all become key components of departmental green cleaning strategies.

Another part of the green cleaning evolution specifically targeted carpet cleaning, which became greener and healthier with the aid of new technologies and cleaning and maintenance strategies. One such strategy is to base carpet cleaning more on need than on specific cleaning frequency.

For example, even though many building managers want carpeting in executive offices cleaned every month, these areas are not heavily soiled. Not only is monthly cleaning unnecessary, it is also costly and can have adverse implications on the environment. These areas would benefit from a deep cleaning only two to three times a year.

Looking at frequency is just one way facility managers are greening their carpet care. Learn more about greening carpet cleaning and green equipment by reading the full article:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Clarke Focus® II MicroRider™ at the Minnesota Zoo

The Clarke Focus® II MicroRider™cleans surfaces at the Minnesota Zoo!

The small, easily maneuverable machine is designed to clean the areas that are inaccessible with larger riders—including those with limited access or tight corners. Available with a 26 or 28 inch deck, the Focus II MicroRider offers a wide cleaning path for maximum productivity in your larger cleaning areas.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Self-Contained Portable Extractors Satisfy Flexible Cleaning Challenges

Get cleaner carpets and enhance facility appearance with the Clarke Clean Track® S16 and L18 self-contained portable extractors. A compact, easily-maneuverable design, combined with a 16 or 18 inch cleaning path, allows you to tackle cleaning challenges ranging from (commercial) office spaces, libraries, and hotel rooms, just to name a few. An optional hard floor kit extends the Clean Track’s application flexibility, quickly converting it to a hard surface cleaner for tiled and grouted floors. With simple tank filling, tools-free brush and vacuum shoe removal and intuitive controls, Clean Track extractors provide an unprecedented easy-to-use cleaning solution.

Watch the video below to see the Clean Track L18 in action!