Sisal Rugs


  1. Test and inspect rug. Complete pre-inspection form and photograph rug. Note all pre-Existing conditions, including:
  2.  Check for signs of shrinkage, dimensional distortion and rippling.
  3. Look for water marks and rings. Look for “ghost” stains that may appear after cleaning.
  4.  Test for color fastness on fabric borders, if any.
  5.  Check for structural integrity and rot.
  6.  If latexed on back, test for damage or failure.
  7.  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.

Cleaning procedure:

  1. Air dust or vacuum only.
  2. If fabric borders fail color fastness test, set dye with Dye Fix or saturate with diluted Rug Soure solution.
  3.  Apply Sublime to rug.
  4.  Apply Problem Reducing Shampoo solution to entire rug.
  5.  Work shampoo solution in with shampooer, hand brush, Cimex or other method, evenly, front and back if two sided.
  6.  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.
  7.  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.
  8. Flay dry, face down. Use air mover across back to speed dry.
  9.  For wicked-up stains or water marks, use 3% hydrogen peroxide, apply heavily to stain area and feather into surrounding areas.
  10.  Tea dye may be used to even out colors after drying.