1. Always inspect and pre-test. Document and photograph. Note all pre-existing damage.
2. These rugs have a tendency to shrink. Advise the customer of the risk. Quote to tack-out rug before cleaning.
3. Look to see if the rug lays flat. Look for buckling. Note if the rug is out of square.
4. Plan on these rugs to bleed color.
5. Have a release of liability, signed before cleaning or turn down cleaning other than dusting.
6. Work quickly. Wash these rugs, fast and efficiently.

Cleaning procedures:

1. Dust rug. Air dust or vacuum only.
2. Treat entire rug front and back with DyeFix for Wool solution. Work in with hand brush.
Give at least 10 minute dwell time, more if possible. Do not apply DyeFix if there is preexisting color, migration.
3. Treat entire rug, front and back with AntiDye solution. Apply heavily. Work in with hand brush.
4. Rinse to remove any loose dyes. Rinse lightly and quickly, unless color is moving off the rug. Reapply AntiDye solution if colors are migrating and continue to rinse.
5. Apply Navajo Rug Cleaner solution to entire rug, front and back. Work in with hand brush.
6. Rinse both sides. No squeegees. Rinse until water runs clear. If color is still migrates, apply more AntiDye solution and rinse again.
7. Extract, wring out, roll, or centrifuge to remove excess water. If using centrifuge, make sure to completely cover with absorbent towels or quilts to prevent dye transfer (tattooing) onto rug.
8. If rug has shrunk, or is misshapen, tack-out while still wet.
9. Speed dry. Because dyes can possibly migrate during drying, flat dry on cotton towels, or quilts. Place on top of two or more layers of cotton material and add two or more layers on top of rug, with airflow (without blowing off cotton layers). Use heat, dehumidification or other methods to speed dry.