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Old 07-29-2008, 10:47 AM   #21
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Re: Tips for Keeping Stall Mats Clean

Yep I was the one that recommended the carpet cleaner...a Bissell and I stand by it 100%. Its a home use one - the commercial grade ones are just painful to lug around.

I vacuum every couple of days and then do the cleaner thing every 2-3 weeks or so and it works great.

Todd I hear ya about filling and emptying so now I just empty...it takes two seconds to dump out.

I went and got a weed sprayer that holds about 8 litres of water and dilute cleaner. Cuts the time WAY down. One person just walks in front with the sprayer and the other follows behind with the sucker. My place is 3500 sq ft - probably 2800ish of rubber and it takes just over an hour.

Works for me but definately way better with the sprayer.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:46 PM   #22
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Re: Tips for Keeping Stall Mats Clean

Too funny, Kim - we just started using the weed sprayer as well! We like it because it keeps our vinegar/water combo fresh and we don't keep any water in the mop bucket. As long as we spray first, it works perfectly and our PVA mop heads don't fray or anything - it's great!
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:05 PM   #23
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Re: Tips for Keeping Stall Mats Clean

I like this idea Kim, Thank you!

We got the Bissel and the water in/water out was just a pain. This should be a lot more effective! Woohoo!
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:48 AM   #24
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Re: Tips for Keeping Stall Mats Clean

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They definitely don't absorb water - we've never had to deal with moving ours once we laid them down except to repair the wooden flooring underneath from dropping too heavy weights.

If you think about what stall mats are REALLY for - if they can withstand horse excrement, they can handle sweat and mop water.
Too true. Good point.
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