TM171-TM 171 Carpets: Cleaning of; Hot Water Extraction Method

TM171-TM 171 Carpets: Cleaning of; Hot Water Extraction Method

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TEST METHODS ARE DELIVERED AS A LINK IN YOUR EMAILED RECEIPT.

 

AATCC TM171-2019, Carpets: Cleaning of; Hot Water Extraction Method

 

Developed in 1987 by AATCC Committee RA57; reaffirmed 1988, 1989, 2000, 2005, 2014; editorially revised 1991,1997, 2008; revised 1995 (with title change), 2019; editorially revised and reaffirmed 2010.

 

Foreword

 

Over the years, Committee RA57, Floor Covering Test Methods, has evaluated various techniques for on-site cleaning of carpets as they have emerged. Information exchanged with professional carpet cleaning organizations led to the selection of the system described in this test method as typical of a majority of actual cleaning operations.

 

1. Purpose and Scope

 

1.1 This test method provides a laboratory procedure to clean textile floor coverings by a technique simulating cleaning of installed floor coverings by hot water extraction, sometimes erroneously called "steam cleaning."

1.2 This test method may be used to clean a carpet in a manner that duplicates the most popular (70%) means of actual on-floor cleaning of carpets.

1.3 This test method prepares specimens that can be tested for many properties; e.g., colorfastness, dimensional stability, permanency of finishes, ease of cleaning, etc.

 

2. Principle

 

2.1 The test is performed by securing a specimen of carpet, face up, on floor or a mounting board. An extraction cleaning head is passed over each section of the specimen. The pile is erected with a brush or pile rake and the specimen is dried at room temperature.

 

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The above information is only a summary of the AATCC test method.

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