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Before & After: Cleaning Pics of the Week

Happy Thursday, and welcome to another edition of “Before & After: Cleaning Pics of the Week.”

This week’s Before & After photos come courtesy of Billy Russell, owner of Carpet Cleaning Herefordshire, a hard floor, upholstery and carpet cleaning company based in Herefordshire, UK.

Carpet Cleaning Herefordshire offers both residential and commercial pressure washing services. They’re certified by the IICRC, NCAA, TACCA and Prochem.

This week’s before and after photos concern a curry stain on a 100% wool rug valued at £1000 ($1625 U.S. dollars.) As you can see from this Truckmount Forums thread, curry stains pose a difficult challenge to many cleaners. While such stains may be more common in the UK, U.S. cleaners also have to contend with them, in the form of both curry and mustard stains (the spice turmeric, a major component in most curry mixes, is also used to give some mustards their bright yellow color.)

In addition, removing stains from natural fiber rugs such as wool can also be problematic, as natural fibers can be easily damaged by excessive exposure to chemicals.

billy russell before
So, can Billy lift this stain without destroying this valuable rug?

billy russell after photo

Yes! We won’t reveal his secrets here, but we will salute him for a job well done. The rug appears completely recovered. Wonderful work!

 

If you’re interested in submitting photos to “Before & After: Cleaning Photos of the Week,” please email them to support@principalfocus.com. (And if you’ve got any interesting stories to go along with the photos, please send them too.) Thanks!
  1. December 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Job well done! What were your expectations prior to starting the job?

  2. Mark Jackson
    December 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Very nice job!

  3. December 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hi, thank you for your comments, to be honest, my expectations were not to high, but also they weren’t low either, i knew if i took my time and concentrated it could work, i think you have to have a lot of patience with advanced stain removel

  4. Big John Stud
    December 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    What with the secret.. Let us know how you got it out..

  5. Tony
    December 21, 2012 at 2:57 am

    That is bullshit,you cant get tumeric out if a wool rug.That second pic is a section if rug not affected by the stain.

  6. December 21, 2012 at 5:41 am

    The real question is: What was your price for doing this, Was is worth your time? For stain like this you can easily spend couple of days

  7. May 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Tony :
    That is bullshit,you cant get tumeric out if a wool rug.That second pic is a section if rug not affected by the stain.

    I take offense at that! I assure you now, that is a 100% wool rug and its a curry stain, Plus its the same section of the rug

  8. May 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Paul :
    The real question is: What was your price for doing this, Was is worth your time? For stain like this you can easily spend couple of days

    The Stain took me a couple of hours, had to be careful with the chemicals i was using, i Charged £170($265), so yes, i think it was worth it

  9. May 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Great job billy!!!!

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