Non-Detergent Carpet Cleaning and Spotting
Vacuum carpet to remove debris. Dilute Split! Carpet and Upholstery 12oz per gallon cold water in the tank of The Camel Low-Moisture Carpet machine. For heavy soil or residue, you may use Split! Restorative cleaner for the first cleaning, then Split! Carpet and Upholstery cleaner in the future.
1. Split! the Soil: Equip The Camel with the Split! Brush-N-Bonnet pad driver with a slotted bonnet, pre-spray bonnet with solution until damp. Spray solution as you walk forward and side-to-side into soiled areas. Retreat back the same pass, scrubbing again. Repeat the forward path, spraying solution and scrubbing as you go, and return. You may repeat this procedure up to 3 times for heavily soiled carpet. Spray generously for traffic patterns and heavily soiled areas, but spray very lightly on drink spills!
2. Wipe it Up: Before the area cleaned can dry, use our 100% cotton wiping pads on the floor machine to absorb the now released soil.
Equipment Substitutions and Alternative Methods
If you do not have The Camel, you may use a standard 175rpm floor machine for low-moisture cleaning. Dilute Split! Carpet and Upholstery cleaner 12oz per gallon of cold water in an electric or pump-up tank sprayer to be used as a prespray. Equip the floor machine with the Split! Brush-n-Bonnet pad driver with slotted bonnet OR use a scrubbing bonnet (with scrub strips). Dampen bonnet, then evenly spray only as much carpet as you can scrub with the floor machine before it dries. Continue as above, ending by replacing the damp pad with dry 100% cotton wiping bonnets to “dry extract” the cleaning solution and soil. Solution feed systems are not recommended. Split! Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner may be used with other low-moisture equipment, carpet extractors and bonnet systems. For use in carpet extractors, dilute Split! at 3-4 oz per gallon of cold water in tank.
Note: When first transitioning from detergent-based cleaning to non-detergent cleaning, you may experience “suds” in the carpet being cleaned. This is residue from previous detergent cleanings. If large volumes are present, you may consider wet extraction after scrubbing instead of dry extraction with bonnets. You will then proceed to low-moisture cleaning after that.
Carpet Spotting and Upholstery
Utilize standard carpet spotting practices with Split! Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner. Attend to the spill as quickly as possible, blotting the spill into a clean terry towel when possible. To remove stains, dilute at 12oz per gallon in a spray bottle. Spray lightly; rub lightly with a soft brush or microfiber towel in the direction of the center of the stain. Blot with a clean terry or microfiber towel, turning frequently. For upholstery, spray lightly and evenly, lightly scrub, then absorb with clean towels or your extractor filled only with cold water.