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Commercial User Tip Guide

Commercial User Tip Guide

Item
Volume
Tools or Accessories
Hints and Techniques
FLOORS (click for details)
Low – Med
Large brush + towel, extension tubes, nozzle w/nylon nozzle brush, triangle brush
Sweep or vacuum first: mop w/large brush, corners and baseboards w/nozzle brush or large nozzle brush; do by sections using continuous motion, heavily soiled areas use triangle brush, no towel.
Vinyl Tile or Sheet Goods  
Quarry Tile, Slate Ceramic Tile & Grout
Med
Large brush + towel on front clips only, nozzle w/ nylon nozzle brush
Sweep or vacuum first: mop w/large brush, flip towel under brush to finish wipe, use nozzle brush on grout lines and wipe away loosened dirt.
Hardwood
Low
Large brush + towel, extension tubes
Fix towel to large brush, heat with steam “on”, reduce or turn steam off and mop floor, repeat as towel cools. Towel should be hot and moist, not wet.
Smooth Concrete
Med – High
Large brush + towel on front clips only, triangle brush
Sweep or vacuum first; mop w/large brush, flip towel under brush to finish wipe, use nozzle brush or triangle brush for heavily soiled areas.
Wax Removal
Med – High
Triangle brush, extension tubes
Treat by section w/triangle brush, no towel, Do twice, DO NOT OVERHEAT

CARPETS (click for details)
Med
Large brush + towel, extension tubes
Vacuum and then PRE-STEAM w/triangle brush or large brush a 6 x 6 area at 6″ above the surface. Attach towel to large brush and wipe in two directions – the second at right angles to the first. Stubborn areas may be pre-treated with a light application of gentle detergent followed with steam treatment.
Wall to wall, Maintenance Area Rugs  
Spot Cleaning
Med – High
Nozzle or Steam gun
When using nozzle or steam gun on spots, stay 4″ – 6″ from carpet surface. Blot spot w/towel, repeat as necessary, DO NOT OVERHEAT

WALLS & CEILINGS (click for details)
Low
Triangle brush or large brush with towel, extension tubes
Painted walls, wallpaper, wood paneling are heat sensitive. Always use 2, preferably 3 layers of towel on brushes when treating these surfaces.Do not dwell on any one area too long – treat once, let cool and retreat. On heavily soiled areas, pre-steam w/nozzle 6″ from surface and then use brush w/towel.
Painted, paneling Wallpaper  
Acoustical Tile    
Low
Triangle brush or large brush with towel, extension tubes
Towel surface may be pre-treated w/gentle detergent mist to help loosen soil. On wood paneling move quickly, check towel surface for color transfer. WALLPAPER REMOVAL – use nozzle on seams, wallpaper stripper on large areas. Use triangle brush w/towel to remove residual paste.
Vents  
Med – High
Nozzle or extended nozzle, ext. tubes, large brush w/towel
Wipe vent surface w/large brush w/towel.Pre-treat with nozzle if necessary. For louvered vents, use nozzle with nozzle brush and towel.

UPHOLSTERY (click for details)
Low – Med
Triangle brush w/towel Nozzle – no brush
Test in inconspicuous location prior to treatment.Some velour’s are very heat sensitive and may deform. Pre-steam area with steam gun at 6″ from surface. Use triangle brush w/towel over surface working in two directions. Towel should be hot & moist, not wet. Use nozzle on seam lines at 2″ from surface, wipe away dirt with towel. Condition leathers after treating.
Vinyl, Synthetics Cotton, Mattresses    
Leathers
Low
Triangle brush w/towel
 

BLINDS (click for details)
Low – Med
Nozzle, extension tube, extended nozzle Triangle brush w/towel large brush w/towel
Light dust – open blind 1/2 way & use nozzle on med – high from 4″ away. Caution – This plastic blinds may be deformed by too much heat. Use care. Heavy or greasy dust – shut blind, mist w/mild detergent, use nozzle at 4″ from surface, wipe immediately w/towel. Vertical vinyl – triangle brush w/towel on one side and large brush w/towel on opposite side – top to base switch sides.
Levolor, venetian type horizontal, vertical    

GLASS (click for details)

Med

Window cleaning tool, triangle brush w/towel, extension tube(s)
Pre-steam glass w/steam gun at 6″ from surface or use triangle brush w/towel over entire surface the first cleaning. Follow up with window tool. Wipe squeegee blade often. Avoid cracked mirrors, or windows.Use triangle brush w/towel on screens. Use nozzle without brush in tracks – cover w/towel as you work.
Windows, Mirrors Window Screens  
Window Frames  
Low – Med
Nozzle w/nozzle brush extension tube(s), towel
Use nozzle + brush to renew frame area, latches, etc. Use towel over nozzle brush to finish and polish.

KITCHENS (click for details)

Low – Med

Nozzle w/nozzle brush-nylon, brass, large nozzle brush, stainless steel pad, ext. tube, towel
Use large nozzle brush w/stainless steel pad for oven surfaces, oven racks, glass in door. Use small nylon or brass nozzle brush for tight areas, corners, burner bibs.
Stove tops, Ovens  
Small appliances  

Low – Med

Nozzle w/nozzle brush – nylon, large nozzle brush, triangle brush w/towel
For large areas use triangle brush w/towel, or large nozzle brush directly. Use nozzle without brush for nooks & crannies, wipe with towel
Sinks, Faucets, Drains  

Med

Nozzle w/nozzle brush-nylon, brass,
Use nozzle to reach into tight areas, use with nozzle brush where needed, rinse or wipe surface
Counter tops, Cabinet facing  

Low – Med

Triangle brush w/towel, nozzle, nozzle w/nozzle brush
Use triangle brush direct and wipe with towel, use nozzle w/brush on moldings, wipe with towel. CABINET FACING: pre-steam w/nozzle from a distance of 6″, let stand a moment, wipe with towel, repeat if necessary

RESTROOM, BATHROOM (click for details)

Med

Nozzle, large & small nozzle brush Triangle brush, extension tube
Use nozzle brushes, triangle brush with no towel to clean grout, rinse or wipe clean.Use triangle brush with towel to maintain
Tile & Grout  
Porcelain, chrome fixtures  

Med

Nozzle, nozzle brush-nylon, triangle brush w/towel, extension tube
Use triangle brush w/towel to treat larger areas, large nozzle brush w/towel or nozzle w/nozzle nylon brush for corners, hinges, ledges and bars, wipe or rinse away dirt
Shower stalls & doors  

Med

Nozzle, nozzle brush-nylon, triangle brush w/towel, extension tube, large nozzle brush w/stainless steel pad.
Use triangle brush w/out towel or large nozzle brush w/stainless steel pad to remove heavy soap scum from glass panels. Pre-treat area with mild detergent if necessary. Rinse tools often. Wipe or rinse away loosened dirt.
Fiberglass  

Med

Large round nozzle brush, triangle brush, extension tube, towel
Use triangle brush direct without towel, or large round nozzle brush for stubborn areas, rinse or wipe away soil. Use extension tube for easy reach.

BUS, AUTO, BOAT, RV (click for details)
Med
Triangle brush w/towel, nozzle, nozzle w/nozzle brush
Triangle brush w/towel for fabric & vinyl surfaces, nozzle to clean seams, and spots – SEE Carpet Spotting. Do not overheat plastics or vinyl’s.
Interior surfaces
Detailing interior, exterior
Med
Nozzle, nozzle brush-nylon, triangle brush w/towel, extension tube
For nooks & crannies use nozzle, wipe w/towel.Use nozzle brush on chrome & gaskets. Wipe with clean towel to polish.
OTHER APPLICATIONS: Dust plants, polish jewelry, clean tools, yard equipment, sports equipment, outdoor furniture, unclog drains, defrost freezers, remove stickers & decals. Remove and kill algae on deck or other exterior wood surfaces. Deodorize fabrics & carpets. Kill unwanted vegetation.
EXTENSION CORDS: Always use a heavy duty cord (14-3 AWG rated at 15 Amps, 120 volts. Long extension cords may impede performance.