Discussion in 'Rugs and Textiles' started by bianca, Sep 19, 2016.
Every board needs a resident realist.
And y'all know you're a bunch of goobers.
Pat, the "Bozo" remark was for everyone who is not named Marty.
If he ever directly insults you, it's a sign of affection and acceptance, but as he meant it for "all of the above", you haven't made the cut yet.
I would happy to give you a list of things that will pique his ire if you wish.
One would be to finish a statement, then add a "PS" at the bottom.....
I miss Island Boy.
And my hemorrhoids.
Gotta love it when a legitimate rug washing thread gets high jacked by folks who aren't "really" washing rugs.
It's a wonderful life.
And it wasn't Rico this time but Marty! Bahahaha!!!
they are loose rugs.. we vacuum first back and front then add prespray then hot water extraction
we have had both cat and dog urine in rugs
some pets have still been in the home and some have passed away
thank you all for your comments ill be going through each suggestion and look into the products more.. thanks again very appreciated
I recommend a thorough cleaning front and back,
Saturate the contaminated areas with a product like Un-Duzit Unleashed, roll it up and let it work for at least 4-5 hours then flush
You say to roll the rug up.. could you please explain to me why you do this??
To keep the product and area warm and moist for a long time
The reason you're not solving the problem is because it literally has nothing to do with where the urine came from, how old, whatever, those are all very unimportant details.
The bigger issue is you aren't going to come close to removing urine in the foundation of the rug with HWE. It will never happen.
Honestly if you don't know this much about rug cleaning you should really consider doing one of the following:
1. Find a local rug cleaner who knows what they're doing, negotiate some wholesale pricing, and outsource to them.
2. Get to a hands on class ASAP, check out Master Rug Cleaner and ARCS. Lots of acceptable options out there.
Jordan is right.
What you also need to consider is that if the rug has different dyes, unless you know how to stabilize them, particularly if (yet not limited to) soaking, it may bleed.
This remark makes me think it would be prudent to start a thread about dye bleed management.
Expressions like "stabilize", "lock", etc. would make for a good thread.
Please do. Always a good idea.
Knowledge and education is always good and welcome, Tom.
I am interested as well, Tom. There is a lot of discussion about products that will 'fix' dyes during the cleaning process, or make them rinse from a rug without re-attaching to places you don't want them to be. I have almost no experience with these products. I've also noticed that you don't seem to sell anything like that in your chemical line up. What's your take on these treatments?
I may not have chosen the right words. I was not referring to locking the dyes etc., just trying to point out that the dyes (particularly in a soaking situation as advised in some previous posts) may bleed. And if they do, it will make it even more complicated to correct.
I am familiar with "Dye Lock" though I never actually tried it in such circumstances.
Be delighted to learn both from Mr. Mann, Tom and others.
I, as well. I have never used dye loc either. I usually go with a cool acidic treatment for bleeders which also helps to dissolve alkaline salts from urine. I am thinking of attending Scott W.'s class in Seattle in November. I have heard of people treating whole rugs in a reducing treatment to correct dye bleed. I would like to learn more about color correction.
Same here Ron....we always used cool acidic tx as well.
Gee Tom. What a tease! We're still waiting here.
This is like farting in the room and looking alarmingly at everyone else.
Are you gonna do that promised thread? Or is it just: