Recent content by Darthmaeglin

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    upholstery foam

    With foam that heavy I imagine she pretty well saturated the cushions with whatever she used. If so the only real solution would be to thoroughly rinse through the entire cushion which is likely impossible. Rinsing from the surface will keep pulling more of the residue to the surface without...
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    Mercenized Cotton

    I can't say I've run into Mercerized cotton in rugs before. It's certainly possible, but given that the point of a cotton rug would be cost-reduction and rayon is much cheaper than even cotton it would be an unlikely material. At any rate if it were a customer's I would treat it like the more...
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    Mercenized Cotton

    Rayon and cotton will burn pretty much the same way. Rayon can have different kinds of content but much of it is mostly cotton anyway, so they can act similarly. Is there a label stating that it is cotton?
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    First time dealing with freezing temps

    Not saying there's no risk at all, but most of the time you see vans burn because of space heaters it's the same reason houses burn due to space heaters- letting the heater be too close to clutter. If your van is clean and organized the risk is much lower.
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    Polyester rug browning help

    Sorry I missed this until now! I've had rugs, especially thicker rugs, that held a lot of soiling towards the base of the fibers. In flood situations this can be particularly common as the water can carry soiling from wherever it travels into the rug. As the top of the fibers dry faster than the...
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    Cotton upholstery, dry clean only?

    How do you clean your cotton towels, t-shirts, or blue jeans?
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    Upholstery cleaning

    The main thing I'd be concerned about in this case (having seen nothing but the posted images) would be the feathers, which would not be in the back of the piece. Testing on the back is a good way to test the fibers, but sometimes the content of the cushioned parts can cause problems. Usually...
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    HELP…Couch cushion destroyed?!

    You've gotten some good advice as far as the color removal. I'd like to chime in for future reference about the fiber type. You mentioned initially looking for a tag. Very often upholstery tags don't list the materials in the upholstery, they are only required to list interior materials. Even...
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    whats your opinion?

    The two can happen together. Some cleaners throw in the towel because people aren't spending the money on carpet cleaning. They try to salvage what they can by selling their equipment on CL, Ebay, etc. New cleaners pop up using equipment they got cheap off CL, Ebay, etc. and sell themselves for...
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    When & how’s best way get rid low end hood jobs?

    How much do you guys see repeats in lower-end jobs? Not property management jobs, just lower end homeowners. I imagine dropping those jobs would be more about the psychology of the cleaner and less about how to get away from them. I focus on rugs, so it's pretty easy to turn people away when...
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    Massive supply chain shortages

    I can not understand how some people think the "Great Reset" is supposed to be some kind of overthrowing of the rich when its strongest support comes from some of the wealthiest men in the world. It reminds me of Animal Farm, when all this is over we will finally all be equals- nevermind that...
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    Unusual browning issue with wool and viscose rug

    Photos only go so far but it does look like you may be right about the nap. I'm curious how it will go for you. As far as the crease my inclination would be to give it some time laid out and see if foot traffic works it loose. Of course with that method the results depend on the amount of...
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    how would you respond?

    I am not a lawyer and don't know law, but I do know I get amusing threats like this all the time. Even from the "FBI", using gmail or yahoo as any reputable government agency would. I would definitely not sweat it as long as your site is on the up-and-up and the sender isn't linking a legit...
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    Chemical in rug backing?

    Cold-water extracted the back of this rug and got an interesting surprise. The originally grey backing shed green, like I was pulling the green out of it. The backing itself now seems to be dirt-brown, but as you can see there's green blotchy stuff all over. It came back pretty quickly after...
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    Not enough heat at high psi

    2200 degree cleaning water will be a real game-changer! ;)