- Test and inspect rug. Complete pre-inspection form and photograph rug. Note all pre-Existing conditions, including:
- Check for signs of shrinkage, dimensional distortion and rippling.
- Look for water marks and rings. Look for “ghost” stains that may appear after cleaning.
- Test for color fastness on fabric borders, if any.
- Check for structural integrity and rot.
- If latexed on back, test for damage or failure.
- These rugs do not respond well to cleaning, have a release signed, note on pre-inspection form and inform customer that, browning, watermarking, rings or stains will not come out.
- Air dust or vacuum only.
- If fabric borders fail color fastness test, set dye with Dye Fix or saturate with diluted Rug Soure solution.
- Apply Sublime to rug.
- Apply Problem Reducing Shampoo solution to entire rug.
- Work shampoo solution in with shampooer, hand brush, Cimex or other method, evenly, front and back if two sided.
- Flood rinse rug with cold, clear water, front and back until rinse water is clear. Use squeegee or weighted roller to wring out soils and water.
- A. Squeegee, roll, ring out, extract, centrifuge or use other method to remove excess water.
B. If using a flat bed washer, or other system, run with no brushes, no soap, rinse only.
- Flay dry, face down. Use air mover across back to speed dry.
- For wicked-up stains or water marks, use 3% hydrogen peroxide, apply heavily to stain area and feather into surrounding areas.
- Tea dye may be used to even out colors after drying.
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