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Sixty years ago, most U.S. homes had hard floors; area rugs were a popular way to bring warmth to a house.
Then, in the 1960s, new synthetic fibers made wall-to-wall carpeting affordable and dominated floors until hard surfaces made an explosive return in the early 2000s.
Today, hard flooring is now the dominant trend for homes and poses a huge opportunity for carpet cleaners.
Because of hard flooring, sales of area rugs have boomed, and at $3 to $7 per square foot, there''s a lot of profit in cleaning them.
Unfortunately, carpet cleaning equipment alone cannot remove all the damaging sediments from area rugs as is proven by this experiment:
Take any area rug you''ve just cleaned and dried, and then turn it upside on the floor
Run a beater bar vacuum for 6 seconds on a small area over the back of the rug
Lift the rug up; if you see dirt on the floor, your equipment leaves dirt behind.
The solution is a portable rug duster — a machine designed to shake loose up to 95 percent of the dirt trapped in an area rug while it''s still dry. Then, with most of the dirt already removed, the final cleaning is easier, labor is reduced and profits increase.
Luv-A-Rug Services Inc.: RugBadger
Because of this "badgering" process, carpet cleaners have discovered that the RugBadger makes cleaning area rugs with steam extraction or low-moisture cleaning systems faster, easier and more profitable.
Backed by a five-year warranty, the RugBadger is the worldwide leader in portable rug dusters.