Brush rug cleaning equipment with rug cleaning products running at 175rpm's is what I use. First I presoak all traffic lanes with a 2gal. spray-tank with a good traffic lane solution. Then the carpet cleaning solutions are applied either to the brush or misted onto the carpets
and rugs as work progresses until all rooms are done.
Wool rug cleaning
If dry power is used I apply it to a dampened rugs.
The solution is then agitated into the rug which absorbs the soil.
After ample drying time the rug is vacuumed to removes the dirt along
with the rug cleaning products. This method works well for Wool
rug cleaning because it requires less water.
Silk rug cleaning
If dry powder is used apply it directly onto the rugs.
The powder is then agitated into the rug which absorbs the soil.
After ample time I vacuumed the rug to removes the dirt along
with the rug cleaning products. This method works good for Silk
rug cleaning because it requires no water.
Two Vacuums we like
Kenmore Professional Floor and Carpet Cleaner #84973 is a good home rug cleaning machine to work the dry powder into a dirty rug. We have found that a Shark Navigator vacuum which cost about $200 does work great for removing all the dry cleaning powder after it absorbs the dirt. This Shark vacuum can be hand washed including its filters therefore lowering its maintenance costs. A Dyson Slim DC18 which cost about $470 and would make a good second choice as a home vacuum.
Avoid bleeding rugs
In our home we have a red Windsor hallway runner from Belgium which is not color fast. This hallway runner has light beige fringe at both ends. We have always used this dry powder carpet cleaning method to avoid the red dye bleeding into the beige fringe.
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