INDEPENDENT CARPET INSPECTORS & EXPERTS
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This site contains information for those who are having floorcovering or upholstery problems. We also have referrals for industry experts. All you need to do is 'click'  on the colored or underlined text.

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bulletIf you are experiencing a problem or you are doing research for school on carpet, then our research area contains information on many topics including:
  1. Buckling
  2. Carpet Cushion Standards
  3. Cleaning Methods and after cleaning problems
  4. Color Loss
  5. Conversion Table a table for the professional cleaner to examine.
  6. Crushing
  7. Upholstery Issues
  8. FIBER I D CHART
  9. Filtration Soiling
  10. Fuzzing
  11. Lines
  12. Olefin Carpet - Read this before have it installed.
  13. Pattern Match
  14. Pulled Loops
  15. Red conditions that may occur after a carpet is cleaned
  16. Side Matches of where the color does not match at the seams
  17. Traffic Lane Grays
  18. Urine
  19. Water Marking or also known as Shading, or shore lining, or pile reversal
  20. Yellowing conditions, where carpet turns yellow

LOOKING FOR FLOORING INSPECTORS

If you are in need of a certified inspection firm we can help you. Our list includes areas of specialty, the region of the country they are from, a link to their home pages.

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WoolSafe study on the effects of pH and colorfastness.
The testing laboratory and accreditation agency for products for cleaning wool have concluded there is no direct correlation between the pH of a cleaning product and ill effects of its alkalinity.

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BUYING NEW CARPET BY JAMES B. SMITH

If you need information from a carpet inspector's prospective, then this section try this section.

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FILING A CLAIM FOR DEFECTIVE GOODS WITH A MANUFACTURER

If you are a consumer and you suspect that there is a defect in your carpet, then you should follow our recommended procedures of letting the carpet mill send their own inspector first. However, we would like to give you some tips on how not be taken advantage of.

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CLEANING METHODS

If you are considering getting your carpet professionally cleaning, then check out this section. In addition, there is additional information on problems that can occur after cleaning.

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IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER OR WANT TO BE ONE, LOOK AT THESE RESOURCES

  1. How to interpret pH readings using a digital meter.
  2. How to identify urine.
  3. How to convert Vacuum Watt, to BTUs, Electrical watts, or anything else.
  4. How to identify problems that occur after cleaning

DOING RESEARCH ON TEXTILE PROBLEMS

Our Links Page can connect you to the home pages of trade associations, government agencies, and manufacturers. If you have a page that falls into this category, we would be interested in trading links.

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