Transporting Rugs (that Don't Fit In Your Van)

Discussion in 'Rug Cleaning Issues' started by Mark Hunter, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Mark Hunter

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    One for those of you with smaller vans, I prefer to bring rugs away to clean them, luckily, most have been smaller rugs and fitted in the van just fine. But, what do you do when they don't fit in? I don't want to be seen (and wouldn't) just put it on the roof rack.
     
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    Hi Mark

    I generally try to clean rugs on site especially in the colder months.
    If however for whatever reason they'd like or need them taken away then I'm limited to what the van can take so I either decline to take rugs over 2m on their shortest end away or offer them a much higher cost to pop back sometime with a trailer

    Never been an issue thus far
     
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  3. John Bolton

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    My van insurance covers me for carriage on my own goods - as probably applied to most of us - so if you carry customers rugs or other property without upgrading your insurance, you are driving uninsured.
     
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  4. Mark Hunter

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    @John Bolton - noted, thanks.

    I currently like to take them away due to my lack of experience / confidence rug cleaning, will have to jump that hurdle, thanks.
     
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    Mark,

    Check your insurance policy. If not covered you can talk to your insurance provider about extending the cover but with some it might be expensive.
     
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    If you buy a rug in the middle east it will be folded for transport. I currently have a 9" x 14" in my unit awaiting cleaning. It's folded.
     
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    Wow! That's a small rug Carl:lol:

    Do you use it as a coaster for your coffee mug:cool:

    They do say that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, I know you meant feet instead of inches:doh:
     
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    One Christmas (about 15 years ago) I bought Nick a Tabriz of about that size - it was intended as a mouse mat!
     
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    Normally get The Rug Company to deliver to unit but NV200 with folding bulkhead, can get 3 metre rolls from front to back :evilgrin:
     
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    This may be helpful , Just remember this is for the woven types. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&s...oQwqsBCDQwAw&usg=AOvVaw2zSXVZVYPccAbUp_IlvQAU
     
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    Thanks for your help chaps.
     
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    You can fold 99% of rugs. If they’re old listen for cracking sound. If you hear it, stop folding as the warps or wefts are breaking. Don’t fold silk rugs.
     
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    I meant foot! Smart arses! Though I have seen a silk "rug" that size :P
     
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    I can get most rugs into my transit connect as one side of the bulkhead swings open. Anything too big and heavy will either be done on site or passed on. I did ten woven rugs on Wednesday on the first floor of one house. Logistically it was fairly easy to run 100ft of hoses from the Scorpion, yep the good old Scorpion from outside. The funny thing was, the only rug with unstable dyes. a John Lewis woven rug. was being used to get out of the shower and bath.
     
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    How do you leave 10 rugs to fully dry at the clients premises?
     
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    Exactly the same way you get carpets to dry Mark. These are extraction cleaned rather than submerged.
     
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