Work Item
ASTM WK70693

New Test Method for Assessing Carpet Wetness after cleaning with a Wet Extraction Cleaning System

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, consumer awareness, stimulation of research, the development of definitions and terminology, safety, performance characteristics, classifications and specifications, methods of tests and practices relating to vacuum cleaner systems.


Carpet; Wetness; Extraction


There are two major consumer performance assessments of wet carpet cleaning appliances (i.e. Extractors), those being carpet cleaning performance, and carpet cleaning wetness. Carpet wetness is an indirect indication of the cleaner's suction performance and carpet drying time, both of which are meaningful to the user of such products. The F11.35 Subcommittee has developed a method for assessing cleaning performance of these products but currently has not established an industry standard for assessing carpet wetness.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F11.35

Committee: F11

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-19-2019

Technical Contact: Kenneth Lee

Item: 001

Ballot: F11.35 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item