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wsufan18

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Newbie here. I must have made an impression with the owner of the local vacuum store. He is now recommending me to his clients. Since I am new to CC, and never have cleaned a rug, I would have said no to this lady, but he referred her to me so I am trying to continue my good relationship with him.
The rug has dog urine in it. It is in my garage now and I don't smell it, and very little staining on back. I told her $100 since this is more about learning than making money. 8'x10' rug. I was planning on vacuuming, some type of pet urine pre-spray, agitate and HWE. The rug fibers are very thin, so I don't think I need to make a soaking tub. But thought I'd post here for any additional thoughts.
As always, thank you all for contributing to this forum. I have learned so much from your expertise and willingness to help!

Adam
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Scott W

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The backing on this rug will make it difficult to clean. I would advise turning down the work or subbing it out to a local rug shop that has experience with this.

This is not a rug you want to start on.

Should you decide to clean it, key points - limit moisture; dry it upside down with air movement; use some Hydrocide to remove any remaining odor after cleaning.
 

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Scotts advice is sound. I might add you could dry compound it then deodorize it like Scott said.
 
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wsufan18

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If It cannot be cleaned the client already committed to throwing it away. If I can clean it its worth $100 to her. So an educational lesson for me with a possible $100bill. I will try to limit the moisture, then dry raised above ground upside down with airflow above and below. Deodorize again if needed.
Ill post results.
 

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If It cannot be cleaned the client already committed to throwing it away. If I can clean it its worth $100 to her. So an educational lesson for me with a possible $100bill. I will try to limit the moisture, then dry raised above ground upside down with airflow above and below. Deodorize again if needed.
Ill post results.
Be careful. A client who says "if you can't fix it I'm going to throw it away anyway" is often a client who turns around afterward and hands you the bill for a new rug, since YOU touched it last.

Just sayin'.