PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. Mainte-
nance time and costs can be extremely reduced and a
good overall appearance of carpets can be maintained
by eliminating soil and dirt before they are tracked into
staterooms. Mats placed outside on inside entryways
will eliminate most of the soil from shoes before it can
be tracked onto the carpet. Critical high traffic areas,
such as hallways and entrance doors, take the brunt of
Frequent vacuuming and preventive
maintenance in the high traffic areas will reduce the
amount of time required to maintain these areas.
maintenance is directly related to the amount of traffic
in the area.
. Daily. Clean with vacuum cleaner along all
traffic patterns. It is extremely important to keep carpets
as free as possible of hose, sandy, gritty soil. Remove
spots and stains as they occur, if possible.
. Weekly. The pile brush combines a brushing and
vacuuming action. It should be used at least once a week
in addition to the regular cleaning and vacuuming.
proper shampooing procedures require the use of a
neutral, synthetic detergent that is specifically designed
for cleaning carpets. First, pile brush the carpet against
the lay of the pile, then vacuum the carpet thoroughly.
During the actual shampooing, all furniture should
be removed. Shampoo the carpet in circular strokes,
with a uniform application of suds.
shampooing, spot-clean any stains that remain.
Following this, give the pile a finishing operation by
hand-napping. Normally, drying takes 6 to 8 hours. In
areas of traffic that must be used before the carpet is
thoroughly dry, nonstaining paper should be placed on
the carpet to prevent tracking soil onto the fabric. As a
final operation, vacuum the carpet on the following day
to remove any fluff and lint loosened by the shampooing
SPOTTING PROGRAM. A
spot-cleaning program should be established, especially
for areas where accidental spillage occurs at a higher
There are many excellent commercial
spot-removal kits available for this type of use. Spills
should be attended to as soon as possible and never left
for more than a day.
DUST AND DIRT. Carpets are cleaned primarily
to remove soil, to try to restore the original color, to
lengthen wear life by the removal of gritty soil, and to
discourage mildew and other unsightly damages. A
good carpet care program will save time and money.
LOW MAINTENANCE. Carpeting requires
only about half as much time to maintain as
Demonstrations should be
obtained from professional carpet cleaners before
starting your own carpet care program.
Control of Linen, Cleaning Equipment and
Aside from being expensive, supplies afloat are
limited. A separate record should be kept for linen,
cleaning equipment, and consumable supplies. You
should set up a high limit and a low limit for all items
used to help determine your requirements.
BACHELOR QUARTERS ASHORE
BQs are established to provide essential lodging for
eligible personnel. Complete guidance for management
of BQs ashore is given in the Navy Bachelor Quarters
Manual, NAVPERS 15606. The Chief of Naval
Operations (CNO) has assigned the responsibility for
providing administrative and technical guidance for
operating Navy BQs to the Bureau of Naval Personnel
(BUPERS). To discharge this responsibility, BUPERS
issues directives and requires financial reports for BQ
It also provides technical aid and
training for BQ officers and operating personnel. The
Navys commitment to operating effective BQs ashore
is summarized next.
The Navy has an obligation to provide all authorized
residents of Navy BQs with a healthful living
environment located in clean, well-maintained,
To meet this obligation,
sufficient resources, including personnel, facilities, and
funds, will be committed. Further, Navy BQs will be
operated in a reamer that will provide the residents with
as much privacy, security, and freedom as possible.
Navy BQs must be managed in a manner that
conserves resources and protects the Navys investment
in facilities and furniture, fixtures, and equipment
To provide the level of professional management
necessary for Navy BQs, a trained core of managers is
required. These managers are drawn primarily from the
As an MS, you maybe assigned duty in a BQ ashore
in either bachelor officers quarters (BOQs) or bachelor
enlisted quarters (BEQs). Wherever or whatever your
specific duties, to perform them well, you must be