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    Rug HELP(!) Request, Dealing w/Urine

    Thanks for the advice and warning. I have yet to begin treating it and have it in my garage; I do all iffy jobs and speed dries here. I was concerned with the delamination risk if I have yet to fully understand it, learning all I can as I go.
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    Rug HELP(!) Request, Dealing w/Urine

    Thanks to you both for your replies! Brian, I have a water claw but honestly never considered using it on a rug but I can see where that could have made a difference. I guess I'll be using it on this one also after flushing as John recommended. I don't have a great variety of chemicals at hand...
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    Flattened Carpet Fibers

    In tardy fashion, Ed, thank you again. That did the trick, if she seemed disappointed that I couldn't remove the damage she did to the carpet fibers from her efforts to remove the Slime. Much appreciated, still.
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    Rug HELP(!) Request, Dealing w/Urine

    I recently cleaned a polyester area rug for a customer that had heavy urine contamination, using Unchained at a 50% dilution rate applied to both sides of the rug, allowed it to dwell then extracted and dried. This did not completely eliminate the urine smell and she was not overly impressed...
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    Flattened Carpet Fibers

    Thank you so very much Ed. That makes good sense, and I'll put it into practice tomorrow. I do appreciate your response and advice!
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    Flattened Carpet Fibers

    This comes from a small-time operator faced with a new challenge. I have a customer whose daughter worked "Slime" into some medium pile carpet probably at least a year ago, and the homeowner apparently tried removing it repeatedly with vinegar and water; at least that is all she has revealed...
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    Fiberlock Shockwave on Carpet?

    That is interesting, Robert. That reinforces what's been said here; I'm glad to have dodged that bullet.
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    Fiberlock Shockwave on Carpet?

    Tardy but no less heartfelt thanks here for your last reply to my query, Mama Fen, and for the continued discussion here from others. All of this is duly noted and will be taken into account on all future jobs of this nature. Thanks again to one and all.
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    Fiberlock Shockwave on Carpet?

    Thank you once again, Mama Fen. Is there a default, go-to product for the seasoned pros here in such applications as this? I was looking at hypochlorous acid but don't know how effective it may truly be and again, it's designed for hard, non-porous surfaces. I'm not a"greenie", but believe...
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    Fiberlock Shockwave on Carpet?

    Thanks to you both, Mama Fen and Robert86. This goes a long way toward understanding the inherent risk involved and also how to approach this situation; serious stuff all the way around. I very much appreciate your replies.
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    Fiberlock Shockwave on Carpet?

    Thank you Odin. I figured the idea to be somewhat suspect but understand that someone who treated mold present on the walls suggested it and Shockwave by name. This may be to provide the owner with piece of mind; I didn't know if there was some legitimate, recommended technique of applying this...
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    Fiberlock Shockwave on Carpet?

    Hello ladies and gents, I'm still learning the industry and have a question- Is it practical to use Shockwave to "disinfect" carpet? I have a customer requesting this (use of Shockwave) along with a carpet cleaning. If so, should this be applied beforehand and allowed to work previous to the...
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    Next Rug Cleaning

    That sounds like great advice, Dafloorman. I can relate to the straining part; presently my two car garage has been tied up for the weekend, covered by a tarp and rug with fans running, and with my lack of experience figure my results will be subpar. I dread every rug job. I appreciate your input!
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    Next Rug Cleaning

    Quick follow-up to all of this. Would Pet Zone be a good option for the urine present in such a rug?
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    Next Rug Cleaning

    Too funny- Allied Movers. The tag is even more worthless than I thought! Thanks Smtwn!
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    Area Rug Padding

    Thanks again Rob! Can I ask how heavy a spray (saturation?), and with the rubber backing will it remove the obvious stain outlines? We're in heavy humidity and rain in the forecast for the rest of the week, not the best airing out weather. Oh well!
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    Next Rug Cleaning

    Thank you, keep it clean. I'm not convinced I should even be doing rugs at this stage with limited knowledge and equipment, but it's hard to say "no". Might be a situation where the hard thing is the right thing, but I seem to be dealing with synthetics so I find some comfort in that. Thanks...
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    Next Rug Cleaning

    I didn't use a flash on the label pic so as to not wash it out; also proper orientation got tweaked on attaching. As always, many thanks in advance!
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    Area Rug Padding

    Thanks Rob! I'll definitely be keeping that option in mind. I rolled up the rug and saw the padding stained and they asked if I could clean that also. I told them I could try but my reply next time might be completely different. Many thanks for the help.
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    Area Rug Padding

    Great reply, thanks! I'm going to try the cleaning since I never mentioned the option of replacement and hope for the best in this case. Thanks for the encouragement!
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    Next Rug Cleaning

    I picked up this 11x14 rug which has slightly visible urine stains along one long edge and about a foot in from the edge. It has no labels to identify its construction material. My rug cleaning experience is minimal and so is my fiber burn ID'ing of material, but it melts to a brownish-gray bead...
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    Area Rug Padding

    That seems like great advice, Kevin. I may try to clean the padding in question in this case (or not) but will look to see what my local options are for padding. Thanks Kevin!
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    Area Rug Padding

    Thanks for that advice! This stuff keeps me awake at night. I got into this line of work on the simplistic advice of someone who has been at it for decades. He gave me one pre-spray solution and said to use it on anything and everything. Its pH level? 12.78.:eek: I have had to do a lot of...
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    Area Rug Padding

    Thank you Jim! Should the rubber backing prevent shrinking or would the "felt" material even be susceptible to it? The owner cut two rectangles in the padding and carpet for access to floor electrical outlets and am hoping this will all line up properly upon delivery. The rug I haven't even...
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    Area Rug Padding

    I picked up a 14'x11' area rug today and also its padding to be cleaned (some dog urine). I've never cleaned padding before (NOOB) but is there anything of particular concern to be careful with? A rubber backing and padding itself with the appearance of a compressed felt, maybe 1/4" thick? HWE...

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