1. Always inspect, test and photograph.

2. Note all pre-existing damage.

3. Very susceptible to browning. Avoid high pH and hot water.

4. Weak structural integrity. Look for dry rot. Clean gently.

5. Look for watermarks and rings. Look for “ghost stains” that may appear after cleaning.

6. Check for shrinkage, very likely.

7. If latexed on back, test for damage or failure.

8. A release must be signed. Note on form and inform, customer that, browning, watermarking, rings or stains may not come out.

Cleaning procedures:

1. Air dust or vacuum only.

2. Lightly spray entire rug with Sublime.

3. Wet out rug with cool, clear water

4. Apply diluted Problem Reducing Rug Shampoo over entire rug.

5. Shampoo rug with rotary, Cimex, hand brush or other method depending on construction, to work Problem Reducing Rug Shampoo into rug on both sides.

6. Rinse rug with cold clear water until rinse water is clear.

7. (a) Squeegee, roll, ring out, extract, or centrifuge or use other system to remove excess water.
(b) If using a flatbed washer, or other system, run through with brushes up.

8. Dry rug face down on cotton towels or quilt.

9. Place air movers to speed dry, blowing across the back of the rug.

10. Groom pile.

11. For wicked-up stains or watermarks, use 3% hydrogen peroxide, apply heavily to stained area and feather into surrounding areas.

12. Optional: if needed, apply tea dye to even out final look.