Best Way To Dust Rugs?

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  1. Rob Grady
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    The Certified machines use the Royal Type 'B' bags. I get them from a local vacuum repair shop. The Nildor Company in Bolivar Ohio is a good source for parts.
    I have 5 Certified machines and schematics for original part #'s.

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    Wish we did that many; we currently use a Badger but they are time intensive. With that volume and allowing about $18 per rug you would recoup the cost in a year, and that's not costing in your labour.
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    Ideally if volume demanded, you would want a tumble duster and a flatbed strap duster. Some rugs do best in the tumbler but some (tufted, some machine made, delicate, damaged or dry rotten, etc) cannot take the stress of a tumbler, thus the reason for a flatbed strap duster.

    Like us, if you don't have the space, budget, or volume for both, a tumble duster is the best option. To dust rugs that can't go into the tumbler a Sanitaire or Rug Badger type duster may be needed as well.

    Do the math on how much labor cost will be using a Wolverine or Rug Badger style machine (figure roughly 10 minutes for an 8x10, 1.5 minutes/10sf generally) and see how long the pay off would be. Factor in $400-$1000 for some type of dust collecting unit and build cost for a shed to contain the tumble duster and the dust it creates.
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  4. roro
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    In our experience Badgering takes at least twice as long as what Jordan achieves.
    We badger before cleaning and then again after the wash and dry.

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    All the more reason a tumble duster is truly worth the expense, just in labor savings alone.
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    If you clean primarily hand-knotted and Karastan machine-made rugs, that volume could justify the cost of buying a tumbler. Take a look at the type of rugs you clean and see what percentage would go through a tumbling process OK. As Scott/Jordan mentioned, a tumble duster isn't for everything, as it won't help with stiff backed rugs, hand loomed rugs, inexpensive tufted rugs and many others that can be damaged by tumbling.


    PS: We don't have a tumble duster, but often get complaints from customers that think the cleaning has worn out the rug edge wrap. They think we clean rugs in a giant tumble washing machine.
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    A majority of the rugs we clean come from overseas. We have a customer who buys hand woven rugs from England (most are antiques) and sells them. We clean around 40-70 of those. They are all wool rugs. We do get some machine made rugs in but not as often. I'm wondering if the tumber would be too rough for the rugs we clean. Here are some pictues of examples of the rugs we clean.
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    Watching for specific conditions, those should all do well in a tumbler.
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    My company, Area Rug Cleaning Company, can own and use anything we make with my other company Centrum Force. Naturally, I have used everything we have made since our inception. My favorite and 'go to' duster is The Tumble Duster:

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    Certified Pile Brushes also have a black nylon-row brush that does a much better job of dusting than the continuous fill vegetable fiber brush.
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    any pics?

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