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mrblazer

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Should I even attempt to clean this viscose rug.
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In some areas where the couch was it's looks a bit red
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I’ll Clean just about anything as long as the customer understands the limitations on what can be done.

If they expect it to look new then turn it down

If they expect you to clean it for under $300 then turn it down.

As long as they understand the rug is pretty much trash and you will do your best with it and as long as they understand they will pay no matter what the results are then clean it.
 
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I’ll Clean just about anything as long as the customer understands the limitations on what can be done.

If they expect it to look new then turn it down

If they expect you to clean it for under $300 then turn it down.

As long as they understand the rug is pretty much trash and you will do your best with it and as long as they understand they will pay no matter what the results are then clean it.
$300?!?! How does that work?
 

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We sent her a email about the potential outcome of the rug after we clean it.
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Rug Smack, blue pad, then bonnet, (disclaimer signed) and it should come out close to new

I could have done a rug close to this today , but the deal hinged on my cleaning their furniture too..... I passed !
Blue pad on viscose?:eek::oops:
 
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hell yeah look at that filthy rug... you need to restore that carpet back to a clean appearance!!! I don't believe its too aggressive at all.... Red pads are useless
 

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hell yeah look at that filthy rug... you need to restore that carpet back to a clean appearance!!! I don't believe its too aggressive at all.... Red pads are useless
I don’t think I would take any kind of mechanical agitation to it. I have a super soft push broom I might use on It gently.
 

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Viscose?

Id the fiber first,
If you do decide to clean it, treat and clean it like a cellulose fiber (raw/unprocessed cotton[Haitian cotton])

Do thorough vacuuming, and if possible (recommended) use a rug badger.
Use proper chemistry to help prevent cellulose browning.

Because it is a regenerate fiber (just a bit superior than Rayon) Its a Bit higher quality than Rayon)
I would not be too aggressive and I would not over wet it. I would dry it facing a clean floor with the air blowers floating it, just in case it browns it would wick into the base of the fibers.

definitely have them sign a waiver. I usually charge $4.50 per sq ft if I clean in my wash plant but with viscose it rises to $5.75 per sq ft and I explain to them the disclaimer and have them sign the waiver.

Looks like its already suffering from Lignin issues ( cellulose browning)
take notes, photos and document it very well, but if you're not sure pass on it
 

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hell yeah look at that filthy rug... you need to restore that carpet back to a clean appearance!!! I don't believe its too aggressive at all.... Red pads are useless
Its a rug not a carpet, You'll end up distorting the pile or shredding it, It wont like smooth anymore. Maybe thats why it would "come close to new" because youd be sanding the fibers.

Do NOT use a 175 on this fiber or any scuffing pad.....just pass on this
 
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That's exactly what I was thinking
Big negative on bonnets in viscose. They are a weak fiber (paper) that even a wand can create permanent pile distortion. This rug can be washed, but will likely not look much better. As others have said.... Clean with some improvement in appearance. This is the problem with viscose....permanent wear VERY QUICKLY.

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Rug Smack, blue pad, then bonnet, (disclaimer signed) and it should come out close to new

I could have done a rug close to this today , but the deal hinged on my cleaning their furniture too..... I passed !
Sorry, but I have to ask, have you ever actually done what you're talking about on a trashed viscose? If you ever get a chance I'd like to see the before and after on it. I've never heard of anyone doing anything even remotely as aggressive as that on viscose. Honestly, I seriously doubt a disclaimer would do any real good even if they signed it, but I'm not an attorney either. Personally I don't need money so bad that I would do that rug. I'd tell em it's ruined and be done with it. I wouldn't attempt to restore the unrestoreable. If I can't do em any real good why bother to try?

Btw, I barely see any viscose in my area and personally I hope it STAYS that way!!!
 

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Client declined the cleaning if it wasn't going to look much different than it is.
 
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Client declined the cleaning if it wasn't going to look much different than it is.
That’s the best thing to do. Better to be honest up front with them than take money from a disappointed customer. I’ve picked up many loyal customers from situations like this. They now know they can trust you and will hopefully call you for all their cleaning needs in the future.
 

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Yes we do have a rug plant close by . I'll have to give them a call and run it by the boss man first.
 
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