Carpet Cleaning Issues - Carpet construction, upholstery cleaning, stain removal, equipment, events, etc.
Felt backed carpets
Posted by Drytech (Steve_B), 11 March 2004Hi guys can you HWE a felt backed carpet?
I know there are cheap and will probably disappear up the vac but was just curious as i haven't been asked to clean one yet!
If so what chemical/method is best?
Posted by John_Flynn (John_Flynn), 11 March 2004In my experience cleaning with HWE, the carpet has rippled and then returned to its original state after a couple of days.
Posted by Scots_cleaner (Scots_cleaner), 11 March 2004Just make sure you give it a good pre-vac
Its half the battle
Just dont soak the carpet too much
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 11 March 2004Steve,
I have cleaned may of these and agree with the other posters.
The rippling John mentioned is due to swelling of the backing felt. This is avoided by tight moisture control - the light mist spray employed when useing micro-splitters makes them ideal for this purpose.
The main draw-back to this type of carpet is that it tends to stretch in use, so point out any pre-existing ripples before you start.
Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 11 March 2004They are also prone to shrinkage even when not overwetted.
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 11 March 2004Had your op yet Dave?
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 11 March 2004on 03/11/04 at 22:21:04, Dave_Lee wrote:
They are also prone to shrinkage even when not overwetted.
I do not doubt your comment but have not seen any evidence of shrinkage. Since these carpets cannot be very well secured any tendancy to shrink would be bad news
Posted by woodman (woodman), 12 March 2004Hi Steve
No problem at all with HWE on felt backed carry on as normal.
I also have never seen any shrinkage and I have cleaned bundles of it.
Posted by MICHAEL_GAYTON (MICHAEL_GAYTON), 12 March 2004be vary care full with any solent when treating oil etc
can leave you with a bubble the backing parting company. also cleaned lots no prob's
Posted by nick.solution (nick.solution), 12 March 2004MIck
You can use eco spotter for removing oil it contains no solvent
Best regards Nick
Posted by Drytech (Steve_B), 12 March 2004Thanks guys. once again forum to the rescue.
Posted by Dave_Lee (Dave_Lee), 12 March 2004John and Shaun,
Concerning shrinkage - Ive seen it on at least three occasions - obviously they wont shrink if well secured - the ones Ive seen showed signs that shrinkage had already taken place before cleaning so obviously werent secure.
Yes, had my op on wednesday, trying to rest up but finding it difficult - hobbled round to shop today on crutches - still Im getting up to date with that horrible paper work and preparing things to start back with a Blast, in a couple of weeks.
Posted by MICHAEL_GAYTON (MICHAEL_GAYTON), 12 March 2004Dear Nick
yes i do use your eco spotter you sent me a box and i ran out of no2 spotter when you going to put it in a 5 ltr bottle.my wheely bins full of empty little spray bottles i could reuse or sell on
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