Heap Of Rugs To Do Need Little Advice.

Discussion in 'Rug Cleaning Issues' started by Conal nugent, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Conal nugent

    Conal nugent Member

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    So have landed a heap of rugs to do. 4 here that are polypropylene latex backing.

    The ones I I'm questioning are in the pictures.

    Now I've got my materials for building a pit. Am for back dusting etc. Using huge snail fan for drying. But whats the best method? Back dust, apply appropriate solutions, agitate, flood, drain and remove excess water.....???

    Sorry won't upload all pics.

    Ones I'm wondering about are....
    1 is 100% wool, cotton backing.
    1 is 100% polypropylene, wilton construction.

    The wool with cotton backing? What's going to work with it? I'll assume it has the potiental to shrink/curl etc

    All advice welcome.
     

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    If the rugs are tufted in some way with a glued or sewn on secondary backing, it may be wiser to clean them as you would a fitted carpet ie with your extraction machine but using a hand tool not a wand. Still back dust though as long as it does not damage the rug in any way.

    Submersion or saturation cleaning is normally used for some woven and hand knotted rugs. Tufted rugs may delaminate or be damaged in other ways so for now, stick with what's safe until you are more experienced and able to identify potential issues more clearly.
     
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    Ahhh I see Ken. Yes. The most of them are tufted. There are a couple that are not. Will stick to doing as per norm for now.
     
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    Hi Conal,

    You're more than welcome to pop down to our warehouse in Dublin and I'll go through process with you. Bring one or two of the rugs if you wish. I have a room sized Kashmir (Indian hand knotted) thats in the queue, as well as another persian.

    Cheers,
    Carl
     
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    Hi Conal,
    Carl has made a generous offer which I would take with both hands.
    The process for cleaning / washing rugs is a different practice to what would be used on wall to wall carpet.
    A good worry free business opportunity can be gained by passing rugs on to good local plant at least until you have a good facility and experience of your own.
    Carl is in a great position to assist you and a lot can be gained here.:smile:

    All the best
    James.
     
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    Thanks very much Carl pm sent.
     
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    I had tried emailing a local rug specialist but no reply.....
     
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