Rugs To Clean

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  1. aston rayfield

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    Folks, whats the best way to clean PP/polyester mix rugs with a cotton backing. I'm worried abour any shrinkage issues if the cotton gets wet ... Thanks in advance.
     
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    Every one of this type of rug I have ever cleaned has shrunk/rippled/curled.

    Every one of these rugs I have ever cleaned dried out almost completely flat and I left instructions with the householder to physically "train" the corners back and they always lay flat after a few cycles.

    Just inform them before cleaning to give them a reason.

    Tell them afterwards and it sounds like an excuse.

    Safe and happy cleaning:smile:
    Ken
     
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    "physically "train" the corners back"

    Could you elaborate please Ken?
     
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    @Ken Wainwright Thanks for the advice, can you explain how I train a rug and if there's any low moisture methods I could use... thanks.
     
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    Curl the rug corners back on themselves to make them flat. The action will help to re-stretch and realign the cotton foundation yarns once they have dried out.
     
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    Thanks @Ken Wainwright are there any low moisture options for this please, there's a reasonable amount of soiling. The client looks quiet picky.. if you know wha I mean
     
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    Yes Aston.

    You can bonnet clean but you may still have curling.

    You can use dry compound to reduce the risk to almost zero.

    Safe and happy cleaning:smile:
    Ken
     
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    If you are that concerned I would use a bucket of SPM and an upholstery mitt. Transferring the soil into the bucket as you go and keeping the mitt damp not wringing wet. Vac and backdust the rug THOUROUGHLY before hand. I took 500g of dry soil from a 4 x 6 wool rug yesterday and if you don't remove the soil you'll have a whole world of pain ahead of you. You could substitute the SPM for Fusion Clean, Hydro 202, or Fusion 8.

    This all depends on how dirty the rug is, but like ken, every one of these has lifted a corner when I extract. They do settle, however.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks Carl
     
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    Another job done. M Power , agitated, bit more M power then extracted using my CFR stair tool at about 100PSI. Hands and knees job but they came up great and no curling etc when I left thanks for that advice guys
     
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