Steam Cleaning vs Submersion Process Side by Side

babashrug

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I've always wanted to secretly send identically dirty rugs out to the major cleaners throughout our city and lay the results out side by side, but for now, this will have to do!

I know most of you here could predict the outcome but there's a lot of people out there who don't know that area rugs can be bathed in a submersion process at all, let alone how good one can be over the other...

Much love to all the hard working carpet cleaners out there (we're one of 'em too). Hoping this will inspire some on the fence to invest in a submersion facility.
 

Ed Cruz

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Looks like the one on the right bled or is a different color all together. Another thing is just because both rugs are in the same house doesn’t mean they are equal as dirty.
 

cleaningcolin

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I've always wanted to secretly send identically dirty rugs out to the major cleaners throughout our city and lay the results out side by side, but for now, this will have to do!

I know most of you here could predict the outcome but there's a lot of people out there who don't know that area rugs can be bathed in a submersion process at all, let alone how good one can be over the other...

Much love to all the hard working carpet cleaners out there (we're one of 'em too). Hoping this will inspire some on the fence to invest in a submersion facility.
Tell us your process for when you extracted the rug.

Was the rug dusted, pre-vacuumed, pre-treated, agitated, and rinsed with an acid rinse?
 

sbsscn

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1 step is to inspect/evaluate
2nd is to document and record specs, condition

3rd
vacuum both sides
4th
dust/ badger it both sides
5th
air blast dust both sides
6th
dust badger it both sides
7th vacuum again
8th
place in pit
9th
set dyes
10th
treat spot stains.
11th
apply shampoo/emulsifier and submerge
12
agitate/scrub both sides
13th
press or centrifuge
14th
repeat steps 11,12
15
gentle rinse
16th
rinse with centrifuge
17
set nap
18th
hang in temperature/climate control room
19th
bring down and inspect
20th
vacuum, and do final groom
21th
contact customer and return
 

sbsscn

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I think i understand the rug cleaning vs steam cleaning.

Technically both are the same

cleaning only cleans the face of the rug

washing is full submersion

We do not do "steam cleaning" we do Hot water extraction.

Steam is the by product of the hot water that is used during the cleaning.

Steam will not rinse.