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TOMORROW’S CLEANING DECEMBER 09
No need for wine-ing
It’s every party host’s worst nightmare – colored napkins – repeatthe saturation with the above process.
The Work Christmas Party. process and blot some more.
Remember that strong, especially alkaline
Picture this, colleagues, friends and family
Rinse with some warm waterand blot again. detergents can remove the protective treatments
celebrating and toasting to the festive season,
Forget the myth… pouring white wine on a red
and allow the stain to become permanent.
when a guest accidentally spills a glass of red
wine stain will not remove it. Pouring water on
Never use bleach to remove the stain, since
wine on a beautiful carpet. Before the stain ruins
the stain and blotting thoroughly does the
it’s likely that carpet’s color will be removed
the night, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning
same thing with fewer residues in the carpet.
as well.
and Restoration Certification (IICRC) There may be a little soil attracted to the damp
If the stain can’t be removed with a water and
recommends a few key steps for removal, which
spot before the party’s over, but that’s
detergent solution, contact a certified professional
you can use at work and even at home too.
relatively easy to remove the next day. Make
cleaning service to remove the red wine.
How can the stain be prevented
sure that the damp spot doesn’t create a
slip/fall problem if guests will be walking off
Certified professionals have a variety of
from becoming permanent?
the spot onto a hard surface floor.
specialized agents and techniques to remove
Act fast.
most spots and stains without damage to carpet.
What if the spill goes unnoticed and is allowed
Fill a cup with warm – not hot – water and add to dry and stain the carpet?
After cleaning, they can re-apply the protective
two to three drops of laundry detergent, preferably
coating to maintain high levels of soil and
Try a little test area with the warm detergent
clear, for better penetration and distribution. water solution to see if it responds.
stain resistance.
Saturate the spot with about half the solution, If the carpet is fairly new or only subject to
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blot the excess with paper towels – not light traffic, the stain may be easily removed
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Low cost, compact vac
Nilfisk have launched a low cost, high performing Reliability can never be overlooked;
tub vacuum aimed at the volume sector. breakdowns cost the client money and time.
The GD111 vacuum has some impressive
Reliability was a key factor for the Nilfisk
characteristics and looks sets to challenge
development team and many features have
longstanding competitors in key markets.
evolved from the remit of field durability.
Compact and lightweight, weighing in at only
A protective rubber body bumper reduces any
5.2kg, it is a staggering 25% less than its
potential damage to both furniture and the
closest competitor. The 10 litre container has
machine. Additionally a heavy duty on/off
a net fill of 8 litres, undoubtedly ‘best in class’
switch has been designed for continuous foot
and certainly doubles that of its competitors.
operation. The machine also features a
threshold bumper designed to take the initial
Steel tubes, a 10 metre power cord, combination,
impact when the machine is moved over low
crevice and brush nozzles complete the
thresholds from room to room.
assembly. The accessories store neatly at the
back of the machine and a clever design
As most contract cleaners know, the power
manufacturer’s bags and hoses with this machine.
enables the machine to be carried in one hand.
cable entry to the machine is often a critical
Customers often have stocks of competitor bags
Noise continues to be an issue, particularly
break point. The GD111 has a funnel shaped
and hoses that they need to use up.
within commercial environments where day
cord entrance that removes sharp bends in the For this reason each GD111 vacuum will be
time cleaning continues to increase. The GD111
power cable and greatly improves reliability. supplied with a Numatic adaptor in addition to
has the lowest sound level in its segment Ever mindful of customer needs Nilfisk
a dust bag, sack and motor filter.
at only 69 dB(A). considered the requirement for clients to use other www.nilfisk.co.uk
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