A vital procedure in the cleaning of any rug is the removal of the dry soils that are nestled and trapped in the face fibres. This process is usually called ‘the rug dusting process’.
If these soils are not removed prior to cleaning, then they can just become ‘mud’ once the cleaning solutions are applied. These dry soils can also act as an abrasive causing premature wear on the rug fibres.
Its not unusual that the dirt in a rug is approximately 75-80% dry soils/particulate.
The 3 main machines used in the dusting process are a ‘vacuum’, the ‘rug badger’ and and ‘air duster’.
Once the rug has been inspected, labelled and photographed, a commercial vacuum will be used to remove loose soils/particulate/hair etc. The top and back of the rug are thoroughly vacuumed.
The rug is then placed upside down on special dusting grids. The Rug Badger is then pushed over the back of the rug. The Rug Badger is designed to deliver 40,000+ penetrating harmonic vibrations/min deep into the back of a rug. It shakes loose any dry, heavy, damaging soil & sediments trapped both in the foundation and in between the rug fibres themselves. These soils then fall into the dusting grids so they can easily be brush up later.
The rug is now ready for the third stage in the dusting process. This is called ‘air dusting’. The machine delivers high velocity air which is delivered in to the rug fibres. The fine dust particles are blown out of the rug. This doesn’t damage the rug, as it is not high pressure air but high volume!
Rug Dusting Process Image Gallery
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