Has anyone ever cleaned the entrances at a Walmart?

SamIam

Supportive Member
#4
Marks not so secret Saiger Sauce! Crb, super spinner ect ect.

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

Next.
 
#8
I'll be doing it next week. The carpet is 10years old and has never been cleaned.

What would your process be?

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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#10
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)
 
#11
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)
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
 

Zee

Supportive Member
#19
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

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.
 
#21
This is where thise old steam valet brushes shine. Back in 1986 here after expo we had to clean part of the stadium. We used a pto unit with a propane heater hooked up to our 14 flow steam valet and just let that big cylindrial brush dig in. Came out like new. They were slower than some of the power tools out there today but they sure did work
 

Mikey P

Administrator
#22
Just use your 175 and a slightly worn in Brown pad than. Have a small child sit on it for added agitation or just make more passes. Follow up with a 100% cotton OP style pad, terry type not big loops


When, not If, the staff and regulars there see the browned/wicked carpet the next day do you think they'll say... "Yeah that poor Matt, we really should have called him in 3 months and EVERY 3 months since it was installed. We should never had had him attempt to clean this. I feel real bad for him, he tried so hard and takes his business so seriously"


or will Management say " Yeah that Matt guy you see all over the internet?, he fvcked this all up and now we have to replace it before corporate does their tour next week. No way are we going to passes out those business cards he left"..
 
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