WHAT! You cleaned a wool area rug with an Orbot?

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Bryan please show everyone your photograph from Eden N.C.
The one that shows the process of most Karastans going through a chorine rinse.
It might be on the presentation thumb drive, which could be anywhere.

I do have the Scotchgard sign photo, if anyone questions whether wool carpet producers think their product needs a stain-resist treatment.
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The one that shows the process of most Karastans going through a chorine rinse.
I don't understand what a picture of "Chlorine Rinse" has to do with this post? Tom are you inferring people should "Bleach rugs?
Or you should Steam Clean all rugs since most Wool is dyed in water hotter then most TM'S? Or should rugs be hacked out in home?
Maybe I'm not getting it. I got rugs to extract rugs after my AC, see y'all.
 
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I get a call regularly by Property Management Companies in Naples or Marco Island that have work for me. These homes will be occupied by someone the following day for lots of money if not Owner Occupied.

Typical job is all the upholstery, all the wall to wall carpet...the bedrooms, maybe, and all the rugs. Usually all protected. I doubt there is any place on the US that has more rugs. I have never seen a Rug Cleaning Plant here.
So that's the job and the business I'm in as a On Location Cleaner.
 
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I don't understand what a picture of "Chlorine Rinse" has to do with this post? Tom are you inferring people should "Bleach rugs?
Or you should Steam Clean all rugs since most Wool is dyed in water hotter then most TM'S? Or should rugs be hacked out in home?
Maybe I'm not getting it. I got rugs to extract rugs after my AC, see y'all.
The point was merely wool rugs that are made go through a scouring process that usually includes what rug cleaners and their instructors in our industry consider caustic chemistry. When a rug washer has a piece in there possession to clean for a customer, they can be aware of that this was done. Even the best made machine rugs in America like Karastan.
 
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Scampooing in a residential is nothing more than you using a kirby vacuum scampoo attachment. They use Scott's shampoo.

Done it years ago in my own home, vacuumed everyday and it still looked like crap in a month.
Actually the same holding company owns Kirby, Scots, cutco knives and about 20 other small companies. The holding company is owned by Birkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet really is into everything, even encap SHAMPOO.

Damon, it is very hard to damage one of these types of rugs. The fact is probably 80% of rugs can be safely cleaned with satisfactory results in the home. We clean around $3,000,000 worth of rugs in a certain embassy every year ON LOCATION. They won't allow the rugs to be taken to a shop and brought back in 7-14 days. They won't them cleaned, to dry fast and are willing to pay well for it.

The guys that have invested big into "cleaning plants" in their garage or a more elebrate shop with a high rent payment every month can piss their pants telling the cutomer what "should be done" till their Depends is overflowing. The fact is many customers aren't going to let you take their rugs off property and most aren't going to pay the $4.50 a square these "rug masters" demand. That market is a very small puddle of customers and is shrinking everyday. Here in the DC metro area we have 10 million people and I have seen tons of rug specialists go under and close up shop. Five of the top ten wealthest counties in the country are in the DC metro area and we are seeing huge change. Whether we like it or not millennials aren't buying high end furniture or rugs, they are buying cheap machine made rugs and Ikea disposable furniture. By 2020 there will be more millennials in the work force then all other generations above them combined. The upholstery and rug cleaning ends of the business will continue to decline sharply. You are on the right end of this as the rug cleaning shops are going to be disrupted by demographics most of them don't even understand. That Vibe can make you a millionaire is you avoid common industry beliefs and focus on marketing.
 
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Actually the same holding company owns Kirby, Scots, cutco knives and about 20 other small companies. The holding company is owned by Birkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet really is into everything, even SHAMPOO.
Don't forget Dairy Queen.... Love my cheese curds!
 
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