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AS/NZS 3733:2018


Textile floor coverings — Cleaning maintenance of residential and commercial carpeting

Provides requirements, techniques and guidelines for cleaning maintenance of residential and commercial textile floor coverings.
Published: 12/12/2018
Pages: 53
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Objective
1.3 Normative references
1.4 Definitions
2 Guidelines on textile floor covering maintenance
2.1 Planning a maintenance program
2.2 Frequent vacuuming
2.3 Interim maintenance cleaning methods
2.4 Corrective cleaning methods
3 Cleaning chemicals
3.1 Scope of section
3.2 Soil suspension
3.3 General composition and requirements
3.3.1 General
3.3.2 pH value
3.3.3 Determination of residual pH
3.3.4 Acid rinses
3.3.5 Resoiling
3.3.6 Safety standards and regulations
3.3.7 Colour-fastness
3.4 Specified requirements for cleaning chemicals
3.4.1 Liquid shampoo
3.4.2 Absorbent compound extraction cleaners
3.4.3 Hot water injection and extraction cleaners
3.4.4 Absorbent bonnet cleaning chemicals
3.5 Spot and stain removal
3.6 Enzyme-containing spot and stain removers
3.7 Risk management procedures
3.8 Inspection and pre-testing
3.8.1 General
3.8.2 Inspection
3.8.3 Pre-testing
3.9 Disposal of extracted cleaning waste
Appendix A
A1 Introduction
A2 Classification
A3 Maintenance of apparatus
A4 Dry soil removal apparatus
A5 Requirements for vacuum filtration systems
A6 Interim maintenance cleaning apparatus
A6.1 General
A6.2 Cylindrical brush or flat pad/brush dry foam or wet foam/encapsulation shampoo machine
A6.3 Absorbent bonnet machine
A6.4 Liquid shampoo equipment
A6.4.1 Equipment required
A6.4.2 Additional items
A6.5 Absorbent compound extraction equipment
A6.6 Hot water injection and extraction equipment
A6.6.1 Equipment required
A6.6.2 Additional items for hot water injection and extraction cleaning
A7 Interim maintenance cleaning apparatus (residential or home use)
A7.1 General
A7.2 Residential or home use manual applicator
A8 Corrective cleaning apparatus
A8.1 General
A8.2 Liquid shampoo (in combination with hot water injection and extraction)
A8.2.1 Required equipment
A8.2.2 Additional items for shampooing
A8.3 Hot water injection and extraction
Appendix B
B1 Scope
B2 Dry soil removal
B2.1 General
B2.2 Procedure
B2.3 Apparatus
B2.3.1 General
B2.3.2 Carpet sweeper
B2.3.3 Suction cleaner
B2.3.4 Upright vacuum cleaner
B2.3.5 Tank vacuum cleaner
B2.3.6 Power head
B2.3.7 Pile lifter vacuum cleaner
B2.3.8 Carpet rake
B2.3.9 Large area vacuum cleaner
B3 Interim maintenance cleaning
B3.1 General
B3.2 Procedure for foam aerosol spray, liquid shampoo, wet foam (encapsulation) shampoo and dry foam shampoo methods
B3.3 Procedure for rotary or oscillating absorbent bonnet machine
B3.3.1 General
B3.3.2 Procedure
B3.4 Procedure for absorbent compound extraction
B3.4.1 Preparation
B3.4.2 Procedure
B3.5 Procedure for hot water injection and extraction
B3.5.1 General
B3.5.2 Preparation
B3.5.3 Procedure
B4 Corrective cleaning
B4.1 General
B4.2 Procedure for liquid shampoo in combination with hot water injection and extraction
B4.2.1 General
B4.2.2 Preparation and procedures
B4.2.2.1 Preparation
B4.2.2.2 Procedure for using residential or home use machines
B4.2.2.3 Procedure for using rotary brush shampoo machines
B4.2.2.4 Procedure for using cylindrical brush shampoo machines
B4.3 Hot water injection and extraction method
B4.3.1 General
B4.3.2 Preparation
B4.3.3 Procedure
Appendix C
C1 Introduction
C2 General
C3 Acne medications
C4 Household cleaners
C5 Bleaches
C6 Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
C7 Insecticides and pesticides
C8 Plant foods
C9 Food dyes
Appendix D
D1 Introduction
D2 Basic stain removal
D3 General procedure for spot and spill removal
D4 Spot and spill removal guide
Appendix E
E1 Introduction
E2 General
E3 Spot removal
E4 Unidentifiable stains
E5 Identifiable stains
E6 Stain removal guides
Appendix F
F1 Introduction
F2 Texture styles
F3 Colour styles
Appendix G
G1 Introduction
G2 Burning tests
G3 Burning tests as an aid to fibre identification
G4 Sink/float test
Appendix H
H1 Introduction
H2 Soil hiding characteristics of fibres
H3 Soil and stain resistant treatments
H4 Textile floor covering pattern, texture and colour
H5 Walk-off mats and lifts
H6 Chair mats (PADS)
H7 Soiling types
H8 Reaction to soiling
H9 Off gassing
Cited references in this standard
Ruling to AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
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