rug wrinkles

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  1. KevinL
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    For those who use drying poles,the type with spikes in them, how do you remove the bulge that is left in some rugs when they come down?
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    In a perfect world all rugs would be dried flat topside down, right?
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    Has it stretched? Normally we just roll them. It mixes in with the rug roll humps.

    If you're talking like a braided or something else that stretched then we re wet and dry flat.
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    Use wider poles, I use 4 inch abs over steel poles. I don't use the spikes as I like to adjust individual carpets for inspection and treatment as they are drying sometimes. If I have something that may fly off the pole, I safety pin it. When we unroll the rug at the customers home, it usually lays flat. If there is a slight hump, it will settle out.
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    Why don't you use spikes?
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    I prefer a smooth surface that easily lets me move the rug up and down.
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    We steam them out with garment steamer.
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    We have done that to soften up the back but when it happens we usually just roll all but the hump, clean it and let it dry flat.
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    Don't hang a rug to cause it in the first place. Others have given suggestions to avoid such a dilemma.

    Nonetheless, some of the suggestions already given to remedy a hump or crease may work.

    FYI: The poles with the pins that hold the rug were designed by the Moore Company to lift rugs off the back of the Moore washer/wringer to carry them up by conveyor to the automated drying room. Generally, they were to hang vertically from the pins from the top of the rug near the fringe. That is, NOT Draped over the pole causing the weight of the wet rug to cause a crease or a hump.
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    The only person who has a problem with this is Chavez. They had to tell him to stop humping the rugs.
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    Nobody...I repeat nobody told me I shouldn't have done so. :redface:
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    That's ok buddy. I seem to hump a lot of them too.
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    They were also complaining about some sticky residue.
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    A bend in most rugs is easily removed by reverse rolling that section. If there's some weird construction, like the current hand-loomed junk, hanging isn't appropriate. I'd say about 3% of the rugs we clean are dried flat to avoid issues from hanging, the rest are fine.

    It takes longer for a rug to dry flat. Slow drying = badness.
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    You want to be careful floating a loose rug. It can cause distortion and fraying of loose ends.
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    Airflow top and bottom would approximate the air circulation possible from hanging, so it would also be possible to get a rug dry quickly flat. Extra time and effort though, and if you don't have an abandoned desert airstrip to lay rugs out on to dry, multiple rugs will take a lot more work than hanging.

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