We currently offer our cleaning and refurbishing services to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. To obtain a quote please contact us at 877-242-8821.
• Pedimat, PediTred, Pedigrid
• BaseMat, BaseTred, BaseGrid
• Perfec Mat, Perfec Roll-up, Perfec Grate
• Removing Recessed AluminumMat/Grid
• Cleaning Recess
• Cleaning of Carpet Inserts
• Reinstallation of Aluminum Mat/ Grid
Before wet cleaning, the mats should be removed from the recessed well and the well should be cleaned. Also, the underside of the mat should be cleaned off at this time.
If mats are lifted or removed and replaced without cleaning recessed well, they will not fit. Dirt build-up will have shifted and leave the well floor uneven and your mat tipping and uneven.
A roll-up mat should be loosely rolled up and carefully removed from the well to maintain its shape and function.
Also, if you have a large heavy aluminum mat, you can roll up half of the mat onto the other half; clean the recessed well and then roll back into cleaned well; repeat the process with the other half of the mat. No heavy lifting required.
When wet cleaning vacuum dirt from mat, remove any chewing gum and use a stain remover to treat stained areas. (NEVER use chemicals containing chlorinated hydrocarbons and bleaching/oxidizing agents -- use a carpet-approved stain remover to treat stains.)
While leaving the aluminum mat in its recessed well, you can use a carpet cleaning machine that uses counter rotating brushes or a hot water carpet extractor to clean the mat. A light household-type carpet cleaner product is recommended. Whichever method is used, it is important to ensure surface moisture is extracted before placing the mat in use to avoid untimely soiling.
If your mat is unusually soiled at the end of the winter season or at other times of the year an on-site pressure washer can be used to clean the mats. You can also deep clean your mat by taking your mat or grid to a commercial car wash and use a cleaning wand until mats are clean.
After taking your mat to the car wash or using a pressure washer; stand mats on end to dry or use a wet/dry vac to extract moisture before returning your entrance mat to the sanitized recessed well.
The above picture shows a Pedigrid ® that requires cleaning. The traffic pattern is readily observed, where the carpet strips are matted and saturated with ice melter and dirt. In its current state, the mat will not effectively wipe and soil will be tracked into the interior.
The cleaning process begins by removing the Pedigrid ® to gain access to the recess area, which acts as a collecting bin for dirt and salt.
The amount of dirt in the recess can be substantial depending on the amount of traffic, use of ice melter, and length of time between cleanings. In this case a chisel must be used to loosen the built-up of dirt and salt deposits. Odors also are eliminated by cleaning the recess.
Corrosion occurs even on aluminum when not cleaned frequently. This can lead to structural weakening of the mat, resulting in further maintenance issues.
A close-up view of the carpet inserts near the door shows ice melter "caked" onto the carpet fibers.
After cleaning the Pedigrid ® inserts are able to remove and absorb dirt effectively.
The cleaning process eliminated the traffic pattern of dirt and ice melter.
The channels between rails are now clear, allowing more debris to be collected.
Here are some tips to help cleaning go well.
Pedimat, PediTred, Pedigrid
BaseMat, BaseTread, BaseGrid
Perfec Mat, Perfec Roll-up, Perfec Grate