Q. Will I over wet the carpet if I’m using a wand and the first pass doesn't clean it fully (the recovery solution is still dirty) and I do a second pass and it is still a little dirty? Can I do a third pass with the wand or will that cause too much water in the carpet? (I will be using commercial carpet dryers). I wouldn't want to over wet, but still want it clean.
A. On a heavily soiled carpet, you have no choice but to go over it several times to get it clean. The best way to extract the highest amount of soiled solution from the carpet is to press heavily on the wand to force it deep into the carpet. Only trigger the wand as you pull it back, and then follow the same path and push it back to the start position while applying heavy pressure.
Then, if you had to make several passes, set your carpet dryer immediately after cleaning a room or after cleaning about 200 sq. ft. You can also consider using a dry bonnet on a buffer to absorb as much moisture as possible, immediately after extraction.
Another helpful cleaning tip is to make sure the pre-scrub was sufficient, and it broke up and actually removed a considerable amount of soil prior to using your wand to rinse the soil. The wand is a rinse tool and uses clean water. Your pre-spray and pre-scrub with cleaning agents is what performs the soil emulsification and dispersion.
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