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The Basics Equipment Maintenance and Safety. Take Care of Your Equipment and It Will Take Care of You! Makes the job easier for the operator Cleaner facility.

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1 The Basics Equipment Maintenance and Safety

2 Take Care of Your Equipment and It Will Take Care of You! Makes the job easier for the operator Cleaner facility in less time

3 Protect Your Investment Routine maintenance decreases downtime Increases safety for employees and customers Clean floors = Cleaner environment Motivates employees

4 Equipment Maintenance Profitability Single motor upright vacuum (example) Life Expectancy =1-2 Years Broken Belts 1 per week$52.00 Broken Vac Fans 3 per year $37.50 Beater Bars 2 per year$30.00 External Bag1 per year $28.00 Total $147.50 Data obtained from end user interviews

5 Equipment Maintenance Profitability Single motor upright vacuum (example) With 50% better use and care Life Expectance = 2-4 Years Broken Belts2 per month $24.00 Broken Vac Fans1.5 per year $18.25 Beater Bars2 per year $30.00 External Bag1 per year $28.00 Total$100.25 Life Expectancy increases 1 year Machine maintenance cost go down 32%

6 Vacuuming is the foundation of a good carpet care program. A properly maintained vacuum results in better looking carpet, less dusting, and happy customers.

7 Maintenance Tips: Vacuums Daily Check bag/clean tank Check for clogs and blockages Check brush for wear-no lint or strings attached Inspect cord for cuts and frays Check ground wire Wipe down with damp cloth

8 Vacuums Weekly/Monthly Check and clean/replace filters Check hoses for cracks and holes Check cords and handles for damage Inspect and clean vacuum shoe Check belts and bearings Check all gaskets for wear and leakage

9 Dont keep your customers waiting! Make quick work of carpet cleaning by regularly maintaining your extractor.

10 Maintenance Tips: Extractors Daily Inspect cord for cuts and frays Check recovery dome and tank for proper seal Check brush for wear-no lint or strings attached Check vacuum shoe for blockages Check hoses for wear, damage, blockages Wipe down with a damp cloth

11 Extractors After every use Run one gallon of water through the system Run vacuum motor at least one minute Clean solution and recovery tanks Place brush in storage position Store with dome off

12 Extractors Weekly/Monthly Clean bearings and belt Check gaskets Check and clean spray jets for proper spray pattern Inspect vacuum shoe for damage and clean Check overall machine

13 A Little Goes a Long Way…. Spending a few minutes to properly maintain floor machines and burnishers saves you money and time.

14 Maintenance Tips: Electric Powered Floor Machines & Burnishers Daily Inspect cord for cuts and frays Check pad, pad driver, and/or brush Wipe down machine with damp cloth, remember the wheels! Store with pad off

15 Electric Powered Floor Machines & Burnishers Weekly/Monthly Check overall performance

16 Keep it Simple Get your floors swept clean and safe in record time by maintaining your sweepers.

17 Maintenance Tips: Sweepers Daily Check for empty debris bin Check filters-shake often Check for clogs and blockages at the large debris door Check brush for wear-no lint or strings attached Inspect and clean brushes Inspect cable and handle Clean with damp cloth after each use

18 Sweepers Weekly/Monthly Check batteries, add water if necessary after full charge Check battery connectors Clean battery compartment Check belt wear and tension Check and clean wheels Inspect and clean filters

19 Battery Powered Equipment Autoscrubbers Burnishers Sweepers Rider Equipment

20 Maintenance Tips: Battery-Powered Equipment Daily Check battery connection and check for full charge Check pads, pad drivers, and/or brushes Check squeegee for proper installation and cleanliness Check for clean wheels

21 Battery-Powered Equipment After every use Run one gallon of water through the system Run vacuum motor at least one minute Clean solution and recovery tanks Thoroughly clean scrub deck and wipe off machine Remove squeegee and clean

22 Battery-Powered Equipment Weekly/Monthly Check batteries for corrosion, leakage, and evidence of overheating Check battery water level and add water after full charge (If plates are exposed add enough water to cover plates and then charge) Clean and lube all grease points and chain Check gaskets Check squeegee assembly and scrub splash skirt Inspect and clean grounding chain Check overall performance

23 Propane Equipment After every use ( before storing) Disconnect LPG (check with local fire marshal first) Clean with damp cloth

24 Maintenance Tips: Propane Equipment Daily Check oil level Check all filters (air, cooling, and oil) Check LPG hose and connection

25 Propane Equipment Weekly/Monthly Check belt tension Check for loose nuts and bolts After first 5 hours of operation, change oil and filters; thereafter, every 25 hours

26 Professional Tips: Electrical Safety Ground plugs Extension cords Color, safety yellow for high visibility Never tape a damaged cord. REPLACE IT Use separate circuits Use dry vacuums for dry vacuuming only

27 Professional Tips: Wet Floors Reduce slip and fall accidents by barricading areas with wet floors Use safe cords Use blowers

28 Professional Tips: Battery Maintenance Wear safety glasses and gloves Store batteries in a well ventilated room Only add water after full charge (If plates are exposed add enough water to cover plates and then charge) Store chargers on shelves off of the floor Contact dealer for proper battery disposal

29 Professional Tips: Rider Equipment Daily Check brakes Check steering assembly Weekly/Monthly Grease wheels/casters Check belts and chains Quarterly Have an authorized service center perform inspections

30 Professional Tips: Propane Equipment Never overfill LPG tank Always use professional LPG tank fillers Store LPG tank safely and check local fire ordinance requirements

31 Properly maintained equipment... Increases safety Protects your investment Keeps employees and customers happy

32 The Basics Equipment Maintenance and Safety


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