When to Hold ’Em and When to Fold ’Em

Initially published on Cleanfax July 2018

There are many popular — yet problematic — rugs today. How well do you know them?

Here's a secret: Rug cleaning in the past was, in some ways, less problematic.

Today, designers and manufacturers are pushing the envelope of common sense by using fibers and rug construction that really shouldn’t experience foot traffic — let alone cleaning.

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The Rug Pre-Cleaning Inspection Process

Previously, we discussed the importance of attending a training course before launching into your rug cleaning business. Now let’s turn our attention to the pre-cleaning inspection process.

Rugs must always be inspected front and back, looking for problems you see or suspect are issues. Write them on your inspection form and explain what you have discovered to the homeowner, giving her a copy of the report. 
If a rug is rolled up, waiting for you at the home, give the client a call after you have inspected it in your shop and convey any concerns. 
There are dozens of items to look for during this process, but we will limit our discussion to a few of the key issues.

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Rug Cleaning 101

I have been writing The Rug Cleaning Specialist for 15 years, and every year another crop of new cleaners dip their toes into the industry waters, so if you long-time readers will bear with me, over the next year we will take a look at some rug cleaning basics. 

2011-02-02-1I have been writing The Rug Cleaning Specialist for 15 years, and have appreciated all of your comments and support. Every year another crop of new cleaners dip their toes into the industry waters, so if you long-time readers will bear with me, over the next year we will take a look at some rug cleaning basics. 

However, before heading off to clean a rug, let’s look at the industry and see what has changed over the last decade and a half. 

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The Greening of Rugs

We are all aware of the trend of companies going “green.” This has extended to the rug manufacturing industry as well. If a fiber is from a natural source, it is now used in rug production. 

We are seeing leather, hemp, ramie, jute, banana silk (abaca), coir, sisal, cotton, cactus, aloe, pina (fibers from leaves of the pineapple plant), sea grass, bamboo, soy-based fibers, linen, nettle (or aloo, a cotton-like fiber from nettles), and even paper made into floor coverings. 

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Rug Cleaning 101: Equipping Your Facility

In the past three articles of our series Rug Cleaning 101, we discussed the importance of receiving training before starting rug cleaning, why you should be cleaning these textiles in a shop or plant environment, and we reviewed the pre-cleaning inspection process. 

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