Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Entryway carpet cleaned

Yesterday we had the tile right inside the door to the church and the main hallway carpet cleaned. Also the stairs going to the sanctuary and the basement. It looks much nicer, as it was pretty dirty, what with coffee/juice spills all over it. The guy even cleaned my office carpet for free because he was late getting there and he had to leave once to go get one of his tools. Cool!

He was supposed to arrive at 1 pm, but called in the morning and asked if he could come around 2:30 instead. That was fine by me. He got there at 2:30, and got done around 5:45. That included cleaning the carpets and putting protectant on, stripping the tile then putting 3 coats of wax on it. He was also gone about 30-45 minutes when he went back to the shop to fetch the missing tool.

I asked how to clean the tile and he said you should never use hot water on it - that melts off the wax. He said to use cold or lukewarm water, and maybe a little Dawn dishwashing soap. Interesting.

He said he also threw in a little deoderizer, so it smells really nice now. :)

Peace out; and in.

7 comments:

Jim said...

As a former school custodian, I would agree with your carpet man that very hot water melts the wax, but when you have children around you need to at least use warm water and a disinfecting detergent for cleanliness sake. Cold water and dawn may preserve the wax, but it will not be as clean. Just my $0.02

dan horwedel said...

Thanks, Jim. As a current and former fool about such things... what do you mean by a "disinfecting detergent"? Like, Lysol or Mr. Clean or something?

Jim said...

Whatever you use for mop soap, make sure to read the label to see that it says disinfecting or antibacterial. If you ever run across a situation where there are body fluids on the floor (if someone cuts themselves, vomits, etc.) just throw a splash of bleach in your water because it is a good antiviral.

dan horwedel said...

And people say there is never worthwhile information on this blog. :) Thanks Jim.

Jim said...

I'm full of answers about carpets, tile floors, fluorescent lights, and drinking fountains. If this ministry thing doesn't work out I could always go back to cleaning carpets and toilets.

dan horwedel said...

I'm sure you could also make a nice book full of pictures of gnomes. I was cracking up over those. :)

Jim said...

That was a lot of fun! It went on the honeymoon with them so I'm hoping for more pictures upon their return.