Has anyone ever cleaned the entrances at a Walmart?

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By Matt Wood on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:58 PM
  1. Matt Wood
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    I'll be doing it next week. The carpet is 10years old and has never been cleaned.

    What would your process be?

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Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by Matt Wood, Jun 23, 2016.

    1. Matt Wood
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      0623161507.jpg I measured 1600sq. ft of this
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      The other side looks trashed. I should've taken a pic of that side.
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      Marks not so secret Saiger Sauce! Crb, super spinner ect ect.

      Or flex with citrus crb rinse with a RE or your best wand.

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      Marks Secret stuff is pretty hot on here. I've never tried it.
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      Hot pre spray flex or similar, scrub, flush, flush, flush, dry pass, dry pass. 175 with an encapsulate, then air path it dry.

      Do not leave wet unless you want to be disappointed when they call you back.
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      My process would be: turn around and slowly walk away...increase my speed gradually till I reach the safety of my van.
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      Simple. You could just pattern your business after theirs...
      Hire some illegal immigrants. Pay them next to nothing. Arrange welfare benefits to further compensate them. Then lock them in the store until it's cleaned.

      Do whatever you want. I'm sure the carpet will turn out just fine - considering they haven't bothered to clean it in 10 years. ;)
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      You couldn't possibly make it any worse.

      Could you??

      :very_drunk:

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      Those are pretty tough to do actually...well to get clean after so much abuse....

      We run into the Salt staining and remaining salt problems if we ever get a call to clean one...and after pricing and talking with them, they eventually get someone cheaper....have them attempt (and that company loose their shorts on the deal) then end up replacing the carpet in that area....

      Then couple years later....repeat of don't get a maintenance program....try to hire someone cheap....they fail (and I would as well) and replace the carpets within two years.

      To clean this is going to take quite a bit of work...and sometimes the sand and soils still get pounded down past the carpet squares and underneath.

      It is going to take a lot of prevac (a lot) probably CRB and trays to try to get more soils out....a Zipper SS Super Spinner would give you a great chance, but with a wand, just going to have to take your time, would try to maybe post pad, but speed drying would be a good thing....

      But in seriousness, you might not be able to satisfy anyone in this job with them being left too long. I would just do my best with a good cleaner with some PH, and tell them it might not ever get back to looking perfect. (and in your mind know it will not)
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      That was the reason I started this thread. I'm assuming it's gonna be a pain in the ass, and at the end, it's not gonna look much better.

      There's some really bad traffic lines in it, and there's about 3 bad spots where something was spilled. The spilled spots aren't my concern. They should come out pretty good. It's the traffic marks that's got me dreading this job
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      Post pad





      You'd be nuts to HWE it..
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      Mike nailed it!
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      I'm gonna be nuts, because I don't have a cimex. So I'll attach some before/after pics and a time on how long it took
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      But I am gonna do a Post Pad with a white bonnet/green stripes after HWE. I'll use that Hydramaster Encap stuff that I won on here
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      That won't work... You want to use pads that are absorbing like crazy. To remove moisture...because those green striped bonnets are not really good at picking up anything.
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      Would you like to try a sample of Releasit? You can PM me your contact information, or go to www.TryEncap.com to get some good encap juice heading your way.

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