Guide to Wet Shampooing Carpets

Using the wet shampooing techniques to clean your premises carpeted areas effectively.

The purpose of this guide is to show you how to remove general dirt using minimal wetting and leave behind a carpet that looks fresh, clean and has an extended lifespan as a result of your efforts.

discover how to get superb results when wet shampooing your carpeted areas
The following guide will suggest possible Jangro carpet cleaning products are most suited to the task at hand. It is always important to use high quality cleaning products that get the job satisfactorily finished. Furthermore, the Equipment Checklist will ensure you have all the right equipment at the start of a cleaning task. You don’t want to be hampered or slowed down during the task. You’ll also find Wray Bros supply the PPE you’ll need to keep the area and yourself safe.

Our step-by-step guides have been designed for ease of use. If you follow the points below in a methodical manner you’ll perform admirably at the cleaning task in front of you and will have no issues with timing or quality of finish.

Guide to Wet Shampooing    
Suggested Products

1. Put on Personal Protective Equipment.
2. Assemble all of the equipment to be used and check each item for safety, paying particular attention to plugs and cables.
3. Place warning signs at the extremes of the work area.
4. Ventilate the area and remove as much furniture as possible.
5. Pick up large items of litter by hand and remove all loose soil from the carpet using the vacuum cleaner.
6. Check the carpet is secured at all edges.
7. Using a white cloth check the carpet for colour fastness using neat cleaning agent.
8. If necessary remove stains.
9. Prepare Carpet Cleaning Solution according to manufacturer’s instructions (adding agent to water), putting some into a spray bottle and the remainder into the hot water extraction machine. 10. Pre-spray all heavily soiled areas.
11. Starting at an area furthest away from the door, spray in overlapping straight lanes, moving backwards, one wet pass followed by at least three dry passes, taking care not to over wet the carpet, working in areas of approximately 1 metre square.
12. Take care not to spray walls and furniture. 13. Clean corners and edges with cleaning solution using a hand tool or scrubbing brush. 14. Wipe skirting with cloth to remove splashes. 15. On completion return furniture to original location, placing legs on pieces of protective card/foil or plastic.
16. Clean equipment and check for safety.
17. Return all equipment, materials to store and store safely and securely.
18. When floor is completely dry thoroughly suction clean the carpet, then return vacuum cleaner and warning signs to store.



Safety First

By following the checklist supplied you’ll ensure that not only do you perform the cleaning task to the highest standards it requires, but that you’ll also remain safe and keep you and your colleagues safe.

Jangro Products
Woolsafe Spot & Stain Remover
Traffic Lane Cleaner
Woolsafe Extraction Shampoo

Equipment Checklist
- Vacuum cleaner and appropriate tools.
- Hot Water extraction machine and tools.
- Spray Bottle.
- Stain Removal products. - Hand scrubbing brush.
- Low foaming Carpet Cleaner.
- Cloths: White Cloth/white tissue paper. - Bucket.
- Warning Signs.
- PPE, as specified.

Care of Equipment
Taking care of your cleaning equipment is always important. By maintaining equipment you’ll keep them at a high standard of performance for longer, saving you time and money in the long term.


Finally, our guides are designed to help you make a sizeable cleaning task that much easier. If you’d like to see other specific Guides or need advice on any particular matter please contact us and we’ll do our best to help and make you look good. Some other related articles you may be interested in include:

Carpet Cleaning Chemicals section 
Carpet Cleaning machines section
Guide to Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning