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User Tip Guide

 
Volume
Tools or Accessories
Hints and Techniques
FLOORS
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Low – Med

Large brush + filler pad + towel, extension tubes, nozzle w/nylon nozzle brush, triangle brush

Sweep or vacuum first: mop with 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

Low – 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, wipe away soils. DO NOT OVERHEAT

CARPETS
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Med

Large brush + filler pad + 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 (Formula 212 encapsulate cleaner) 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
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Low

Triangle brush or large brush + filler pad + 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 + filler pad + towel, extension tubes

Towel surface may be pre-treated w/gentle detergent (Formula 212) 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, sm/med nozzle brush, extension tubes, large brush + tri brush + filler pads + 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
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Low

Med

Triangle brush + filler pads + 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 + filler pad + towel

 
BLINDS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.