Toro Sales Inc - cleaning

By: Toro Sales  09-12-2011
Keywords: Turnout Gear, Cleaning Gear, Gear Cleaner,

Cleaning Instructions:When you are cleaning gear at the hall, there are 2 ways:

Soak tank. This could be an empty 55 gallon plastic drum. Make sure there is a lid so the product doesn't evaporate. If for example you use a 55 gallon drum, put in 3 gallons of CITROSQUEEZE®, then fill it 4/5 with water. Put the shells in the solution and let them soak for up to 20 minutes (depending on what type of soils are on the gear). If there are persistent stains on the gear use a soft bristle brush on the stain. You could also brush the stain before putting it in the solution. When you have finished the soak, squeeze the gear over the soak tank, then proceed to put the gear into the washer. When putting the gear in the washer, do not add any more CITROSQUEEZE® to the wash, as there is enough in the gear to give a proper clean. Also rinse the gear well. Because you have squeezed the gear into the soak tank, it does not mean you have dispose of it. The contents may be used many times before disposal. Once the contents of the soak tank have become expended, dispose as per city's environmental regulations.

The other way to clean the gear is just using the washing machine. If there are persistent stains on the gear, again, use a soft bristle brush and get the stain off. If you have a top loading machine use approximately 20 ounces per gear.

If you are using a washer/extractor, front loading machine the CITROSQUEEZE® can be metered in as per operators manual. These machines can be programmed to soak the gear. The temperature for the wash should not be more than 140°F. When washing cycle is over, rinse well. When all cycles are over, dry as per manufacturers instructions.

When washing the liners, I would suggest you wash them separately with another detergent. The reason for this is not because Citrosqueeze won't clean them, it's because the liners soak up so much of the CITROSQUEEZE®, but if you want your gear to smell nice and fresh, use the CITROSQUEEZE®.

CITROSQUEEZE® can also be used in the maintenance shop to clean hoses, firemen's boots, tools, helmets, clean oil spills in the fire hall. When cleaning plastic, such as face masks or B.A. equipment, test these materials first. The product is approved to clean Kevlar, so can also be used to clean body armor.

Citrosqueeze Turnout Gear Cleaner for hand washing:

Prepare soak tank with Citrosqueeze dilute 1:5 with water. Turnout gear may be left in tank for as long as necessary to degrease the gear. When brought out of tanks, scrub lightly any persistent stains, squeeze out gear and thoroughly rinse, then hang to dry. If washer is available, (presoak according to previous instructions) put gear into washer (add no Citrosqueeze) and use wash and rinse cycle. Recommended rate of Citrosqueeze added to washer if not presoaked is 20 oz. Citrosqueeze per hundred weight of turnout gear at 120°F. Once all cycles are completed, hang to dry or as per manufacturers instructions.

Citrosqueeze Turnout Gear Cleaner may be used to clean oil spills on Tarmac areas or hall floors. It may be used to clean hoses and other equipment soiled from fires. It may also be used to clean carpets at a dilution rate of 1:10. The product can be practically used for cleaning in all areas of a fire hall.

Some key points about Citrosqueeze:
  • Will rejuvenate leather such as belts, suspenders, gloves and knee patches where other cleaners may not.
  • May affect some plastics and synthetics, pre-testing is recommended beforehand.
  • Approved by Dupont and Southern Mills for NOMEX Kevlar/PBI Fabrics.

Keywords: Cleaning Gear, Gear Cleaner, Turnout Gear,

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