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In any business, some surfaces are fairly easy to keep clean, such as the walls, checkout counter, and doors. And then there are others which are designed to get dirty, like a burger grill, an oil or grease pan in an auto shop, or the lint trap in a clothes cleaner. Though the surfaces in this latter category dont have to kept spotless at all times, they should still be cleaned on a regular basis in order to keep the business functioning smoothly.



How to clean dirt trapper mats

Cleaning Rubber Mats



Many dirt trapper mats (like the SuperScrape from Ultimate Mats) are manufactured partially or completely from rubber, which is a durable, all-weather material that resists deterioration over time. Depending on the amount of traffic and outside weather conditions, rubber mats may not need to be cleaned every day, but you should probably rinse them off at least once a week. To get rid of dirt and other substances, you can take a brush or broom and scrub the mat thoroughly (dont be afraid to use elbow grease!). A mild detergent or a degreaser without butyl in it can be combined with hot water and used as a cleaner. Then rinse the entire mat with low- or medium-pressure hot water and allow it to air dry. Generally speaking, its not a good idea to use bleach, butyl-based degreasing products, or other chemicals.



How to clean dirt trapper mats

Cleaning WaterHog Mats


The approach to cleaning a WaterHog outdoor mat largely depends on whether the mat is dry or wet. If the WaterHog is simply dirty and hasnt soaked up any water, a regular dual-speed vacuum cleaner on the lowest setting to the ground may be sufficient to pull the dirt out of the mat. In cases where the mat is fairly wet, a self-contained brush and extraction system would probably work more effectively. If the WaterHog exhibits persistent crusty stains from salt, soaking it in hot or warm water for thirty minutes or more should loosen them up. If you do happen to see some stains on your WaterHog, it is colorfast enough for you to utilize standard spot-cleaning solutions to clean the affected areas.



How to clean dirt trapper mats

If you have questions about how best to clean your dirt trapper mat, Ultimate Mats can assist you with whatever you might need. If you find that you need a new dirt trapper mat, there are several types of WaterHogs and SuperSrape mats to choose from, including logo display options as well. Contact Ultimate Mats today!


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