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post #1 of Old 12-26-2011, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Cut Pile "bubbling" when wet?!

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I'm hoping this forum can help me with the following query. I've cleaned a few Cut Pile Saxony carpets using the hot water extraction method. I find that this type of carpet lifts from the floor very easily when wet . Even with only a pre-spray it lifts. Then when I apply more solution to the carpet it becomes quite prominent (forms 'bubbles'). I'm not over wetting the carpet. I use a portable extractor with a Rotovac 360i. I give any carpet a maximum of two sweeps of solution and then extract. Like I say, even the pre-spray has this effect on Cut Pile. Is this normal, or am I missing a trick? To be honest I don't know if when the carpet dries it returns to its normal shape, but none of the customers have complained. I'd appreciate any input.

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Hi there,

I'm hoping this forum can help me with the following query. I've cleaned a few Cut Pile Saxony carpets using the hot water extraction method. I find that this type of carpet lifts from the floor very easily when wet . Even with only a pre-spray it lifts. Then when I apply more solution to the carpet it becomes quite prominent (forms 'bubbles'). I'm not over wetting the carpet. I use a portable extractor with a Rotovac 360i. I give any carpet a maximum of two sweeps of solution and then extract. Like I say, even the pre-spray has this effect on Cut Pile. Is this normal, or am I missing a trick? To be honest I don't know if when the carpet dries it returns to its normal shape, but none of the customers have complained. I'd appreciate any input.

Thanks,
Adrian
Has no-one experienced this problem? Help would be appreciated.

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post #3 of Old 12-31-2011, 05:11 PM
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It will flatten out

when it dries it will lay flat again. it happens on certain types of carpet and it always flattens out when it dries.

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I wonder if he is talking about he "action backed" carpet, that stuff gets all wavy when you are cleaning but it always dries flat. Try and reassure your home owner and let them know that if it doesn't you will re-stretch (or hire some to do it) you will never have to do this, it always ends up laying flat again.
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Very true... this type of carpet will expand when wet. That means any amount of wet. The carpet expands and has no where to move to except up. The walls will keep the carpet from moving outward. Most of the time this will shrink back down as it drys. It does have a tendency to freak the customer out when they do not understand. Host cleaning can keep the expansion to a minimum. I am not a host cleaner but I have seen them in action. Kinda c0ol to watch.
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when it dries it will lay flat again. it happens on certain types of carpet and it always flattens out when it dries.
Agreed. Scary when it happens but it will lay flat when it dries.

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bubble

ok everyone..... what does one do when the carpet has a "bubble" in the middle of nylon carpet and it does NOT go down or flatten out?
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