INTERIM CLEANING IS OFTEN THE MOST overlooked step in the PDIR cleaning process. As a reminder, PDIR stands for Preventative, Daily, Interim, and Restorative cleaning processes. These cleaning processes form a cost-saving cleaning system for any facility.
Why Interim cleaning?
Interim cleaning will maintain the appearance of your floors with low moisture, low chemical encapsulation or targeted hard floor care methods. This increases productivity, creates almost no down-time, and is budget friendly. Interim cleaning reduces the frequency of the more time-consuming, more expensive, and more difficult restorative cleaning such as deep carpet extraction.
What is Interim cleaning?
Maintaining a consistent and high level of appearance with interim cleaning reduces the frequency of restorative cleaning needed. Encapsulation cleaning is for carpets while a top scrub and re-coat is for hard floors.
What equipment is required for Interim cleaning?
For interim carpet treatment a special encapsulation chemical is required. Windsor’s iCapsol encapsulation chemical is a low moisture system that isolates soils and allows them to be easily vacuumed away. The chemical needs to be worked into the carpet with a special machine such as a iCapsol Mini Deluxe or our new Taz with Orb Technology. The low moisture level of this cleaning method will leave the carpet ready to walk on again after approximately 20 minutes only. To make sure the encapsulated dirt particles are thoroughly removed, it is recommended to use a vacuum cleaner after the carpet has dried. Smaller spray extraction machines or carpet spotters will take care of spots in small carpeted or textile areas. For hard floors a single disc machines or an autoscrubber can be used. All these tasks need to be complemented with the matching and approved cleaning agents, as well as matching discs or brushes.