1. Always inspect and pre-test. Document and photograph. Note all pre-existing damage.
2. Can be made from any fiber type, so test. If made from cotton, it will have a tendency to
brown out.
3. Chenille is a novelty yarn made from very short, fine, fibers, trapped between two twisted
core yarns at right angles. Chenille yarns are very soft and resemble a pipe cleaner.
4. Pile may mat down and change the look and hand of the rug.
5. Inspect for bare spots.
6. Test for bleeding and crocking.
7. Have a release of liability signed before cleaning.

Cleaning procedures:

1. Dust rug.
2. If oily soil is present, lightly spray with Fringe Pre Treatment (Sublime). Face of rug only.
3. Wet out with cool, clear water. If the rug fails the crocking test, wet out with AntiDye
solution. If it fails the bleeding test, wet out with Dye Release solution.
4. Apply LST solution over entire rug, front and back.
5. Work in with hand, brush, or use shampooer or other tool, if the rug can take it.
6. Rinse with cool, Clear water front and back, until water runs clear.
7. Squeegee, roll, wring out, extract, or centrifuge to remove excess water.
8. If using a flatbed washer, or other system, run with brushes up or on a light setting.
9. Speed dry. If hanging to dry, use spring clamps on both sides to prevent flapping and
10. Groom pile and fringe. If hand is not acceptable, apply, Silky Soft solution and work in.
Groom against pile lay, and then turn around and groom with the pile lay direction.