Water Claw® Sub-Surface Spot Lifter

Water Claw® Sub-Surface Spot Lifter from Bane-Clene®

Item # 30646

  • The WATER CLAW Carpet Sub-Surface SPOT LIFTER has forever changed spotting procedures in the professional cleaning industry.
  • Finally, a tool designed to flush contaminants out of BOTH the carpet backing and pad.
  • This simple but amazing tool only requires the power of a small single vac extractor or wet-dry vacuum to generate a super-charged suction.
  • Built to last, this professional model has a clear top plate to view extraction results.
  • With the Water Claw Carpet Spot Lifter, you can achieve amazing results on pet urine contamination, wicking problems, reappearing spots and spills of all kinds! And the best part is that it can pay for itself the first time you use it.
  • Through use of the Water Claw Subsurface Extractor, you are able to remove deposits from beneath the surface of the carpet to completely eliminate urine stain and odor issues.
  • The Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter literally flushes contaminants from carpet face fibers, backing and pad.
  • Flush out urine contamination, soda pop, oils, soap and detergent residues, food spills, etc. at their source.
  • Can be used with any wet vacuum source, including a truck mount extractor, portable extractor, spotting extractor or wet dry vacuum to flush and extract contaminants out of the carpet face fibers, backing and pad and prevent wicking.
  • Now featuring thumb-activated vacuum release valves for greater ease in repositioning or sliding the tool over saturated carpet.
  • Try it once and you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it!

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  • Water Claw® Sub-Surface Carpet Spot Lifter Extractor

    from Bane-Clene® Corp.

    Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter from Bane-Clene

    If the big spill, spot, urine or stain is in the carpet backing or the pad, then the solution is the Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter.

    Click the "Usage & Tips" tab above for Detailed Directions and Additional Information.

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    If the problem is in the carpet backing or the pad, then the solution is the Water Claw Sub-Surface Spot Lifter.

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    How to Use the Water Claw Spot Lifter for those Large and Deep Spills:

    • NOTE: This is designed for carpet installed or a carpet pad. It is less useful over a direct-glue-down carpet.
    • Saturate the contaminated area of the carpet and pad with hot water or your preferred pre-rinse, spotting or deodorizing solution. Make sure you use enough water or chemical solution to saturate the carpet and pad in the entire contaminated area. Allow dwell time as required by your specific chemical before extracting.
    • Connect the vacuum hose from your extractor to the swivel pipe elbow on the Water Claw. A 2 inch cuff will fit over the pipe, a 1-1/2 inch cuff will fit inside the pipe.
    • Turn the extractor or wet-vac ON.
    • Place the Spot Claw on the treated area and press down to perform the subsurface extraction.
    • After approximately 5-10 seconds, the majority of the water will be removed from that position and you can move the Spot Claw to the next extraction position.
    • Continued extraction from 10 - 30 seconds may remove more water; however, by 30 seconds any additional extraction time produces little or no increase in removal.
    • The exact time between position changes can be determined by watching the flow rate of the water being extracted and moving the Spot Claw when the flow diminishes.
    • When ready, move the Spot Claw to the next position.
    • Press the vacuum relief flappers on the handle to release the vacuum and easily lift the Spot Claw from the carpet.
    • The movement to the next extraction position can be to the side, forward or back. The new position should be adjacent to but not overlapping the previous
    • extraction position.
    • Repeat the movement and extraction procedure until you have covered the entire treated area to be extracted.
    • For heavily contaminated areas, you may need to repeat the saturation and extraction procedures.
    • For pet urine treatment you may need to begin with a urine neutralizing pre-rinse and after completing the sub-surface extraction process, repeat the treatment and extraction procedure with a deodorizer. (Some chemicals perform both functions in one step. Check with your chemical supplier.)
    • Depending on the solution used or the contaminant present, you may need to rinse the treated area.
    • Pour water on the treated area to dilute and rinse out the spotting or deodorizing solution and repeat the sub-surface extraction procedure.
    • A solution hose with an adjustable valve can be used to continually supply a slow steady stream of water around the edge of the Spot Claw while extracting the spot.
    • When the water being extracted runs clear, you will know the area has been rinsed clean. Extract the remaining water to complete the spot lifting procedure.
    • A standard carpet floor tool, stair tool or upholstery tool can be used with your extractor to remove any residual water remaining on the carpet face fibers.
    • Whatever amount of water is introduced to the carpet and pad after limited dwell time can be quickly drawn back out again with the Water Claw and typically dry out completely overnight.
    • For extremely heavy water-based spills such as coffee and cola, simply pour a generous amount of water into the carpet and pad. This will dilute and dissolve everything except oils.
    • For oils, etc., pour plenty of spotting agent onto the spill.
    • For soap residue, flush with a mixture of cold water and defoamer. NOTE: Use with caution if subfloor is particle board!
    • After heavy deposits are flushed out, if needed, mix a deodorizer such as Molecular Modifier and pour onto the area. The last step will leave a chemical residue for odor control.
    • To avoid wicking and reappearing stains, apply Stain Blotter or ARA.
    • Excellent for severe urine problems when used in conjunction with Pro’s Choice OSR (not for wool).
    • After using or at the end of the work day, rinse the Spot Claw, wipe down and let dry. Examine the vacuum ports on the base and remove debris as needed.
    Base Dimensions8 inch x 7 inch.
    Height4.5 inches.
    Weight2.36 pounds.
    Top Plate ConstructionClear Acrylic.
    Base ConstructionBase Construction: 15% Glass Filled ABS
    Handle Construction15% Glass Filled ABS
    Vacuum hose sizeAccepts both 1.5 inch and 2 inch vacuum hose cuffs.
    Catalog Number30646.