r/oddlysatisfying Sep 29 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 11 Wholesome 3 Glow Up 1

Washing dirty carpets are always oddly satisfying.

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u/JustAnotherOlive Sep 29 '22 Wholesome hehehehe

That thing was more dirt than it was carpet.

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u/JackalopeZero Sep 29 '22

Was it being used as a manhole cover or something?!

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u/TheBearWillBeFine Sep 29 '22

My first thought was that’s not dirt, it looks like coal dust or tons of ash from fire restoration or something

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u/MisterEinc Sep 29 '22

That or flood damaged.

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u/Inkthinker Sep 29 '22

This is the only idea that makes sense to me, short of it being completely staged... a bad flood, slowly draining, could potentially bring in enough water and dirt and muck to completely saturate a carpet like that.

Although I have no idea if you could really restore one from that stage, it would at least explain the solid octagon of brown mud that they began with.

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u/32784hfkjd Sep 29 '22

I watch a lot of restoration and cleaning videos on youtube and you would be surprised how many of them are staged.

This one seems just a little too dirty not to get me a bit suspicious especially considering how well it manages to clean in the end. It might be real but hmmm.

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u/sushitastesgood Sep 29 '22

I saw one with maggots all over the rug. Like okay dude… you took this maggot rug all the way into the shop and didn’t even shake the maggots off…

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u/jamaicanoproblem Sep 30 '22

“The body is still rolled up in this one but I’ve got a feeling we will have great success with this carpet restoration today!”

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u/Inkthinker Sep 29 '22

It might be staged, but I get the impression that even if they did so, they did it by effectively simulating flood conditions... tossing it into a tub of muddy water and letting it slowly evaporate might do it, but at that point it's nearly the same thing.

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u/LumpyShitstring Sep 29 '22

I can definitely think of a few ways a carpet could get that dirty short of flooding. But none that would keep the integrity intact like that.

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u/justinsayin Sep 29 '22

A flood could have left the floor of that room covered in mud 2 inches deep everywhere. This carpet could be the last thing to get cleaned.

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u/WhtChcltWarrior Sep 29 '22

After Katrina our house had a solid 4-6 inches of mud settled throughout the entire house once the water receded. i could definitely see a rug looking like this after a flood

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u/skamsibland Sep 29 '22

It's completely staged, like most of the carpet cleaning videos are.

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u/JasperLamarCrabbb Sep 29 '22

Yeah I mean there’s no real need to be cynical about this cause it’s just cleaning a carpet, so what does it matter… but there seems to be no way a carpet could actually get that dirty through natural means and then still be salvageable.

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u/skamsibland Sep 29 '22

Add to that the fact that they are NEVER torn or even weathered, they are 100% fine carpets that "have been walked on with outside shoes for 12 years" or what the fuck ever. There wouldn't be anything left of it by that point, but noooo, tweety the bird looks brand fucking new. GOD I'm too invested in this shit.

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u/Wildpants17 Sep 29 '22

Add to the fact just fucking throw out the 3x5 dirty ass rug

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u/Wow-Delicious Sep 29 '22

I’d wager flood damaged. You ever left the bath water in the tub overnight? The amount of bullshit that accumulates at the bottom of the tub is unreal. People would be amazed at how much gunk a flood event can bring in.

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u/Beans186 Sep 29 '22

To me it looks like a fake restoration video. They are rife at the moment.

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u/MistraloysiusMithrax Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

I think so. The reason being, all these carpets are small. For most people, it’s cheaper to buy a new carpet.

Edit: let’s be clear. Some of these are really Persian or quality rugs. Worth saving, sure. Maybe tone down the wash porn to a believable notch instead of intentionally oversoiling it past reason.

But I’ve seen some, that are definitely not quality. They are the kind of rugs I could afford, and would be cheaper for me to throw away and replace, than pay to be cleaned.

Edit 2: apparently this one is legit, recovered from a flood. Thanks u/AyPeeElTee

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u/Dismal-Past7785 Sep 29 '22

If that’s a real Persian rug it is absolutely cheaper to clean it

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u/lucky_1979 Sep 29 '22

If that’s a real Persian rug then it would never get that dirty. Even if it’s not, no one ever gets their rugs that dirty. Unless it been outside at a coal merchants for 10 years and used to store coal on it

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u/Dismal-Past7785 Sep 29 '22

I’m not saying this one is real, or that this video is real. That’s clearly the dirties rug most of us have ever seen. I’m highly suspicious myself, and that wouldn’t be worth cleaning on most rugs. I’m just stating the one time it would be worth cleaning a rug like that, a real Persian rug. 100+ year old rugs are still actively traded at high values, some could get lost or forgotten about, or damaged in natural disasters. The amount of dirt in this video seems insane though.

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u/Johnaldrea Sep 29 '22

I used to be a carpet cleaner. If it was a rug of decent $ value and not just sentimental value a power washer and rotovac would never be used to clean it. Both can and will untwist the carpet and the edges will be beat to shit. Would likely never use that much cleaner on it either. In fact, carpet cleaners generally don't touch high cost rugs. You need to take those to someone who specializes in cleaning rugs. I wouldn't even touch a rug like this as a carpet cleaner. I'd beat the life out of it and charge you an insane price for using so many chemicals.

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u/Seaweed_Fabulous Sep 29 '22

For sure, the white tile for extra effect too..

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u/HilariousGeriatric Sep 29 '22

Most of the carpet cleaning vids that I’ve watched use some kind of wire platform to put the carpet on first then vibrate it with a machine or the vacuum cleaner to get lot of the initial sand/dirt out. Thought something seemed sus.

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u/Kurailo Sep 29 '22

Guys at the oil rig: hey it would be nice if we had a carpet here.

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u/Kulthenor Sep 29 '22

According to the source it's the result of flooding.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHunbsoCE5g

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u/808_Scalawag Sep 29 '22

Taken from a house in Naples, Fl

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u/Underbelly Sep 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Because this is staged.

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u/avdpos Sep 29 '22

to even get that amount of dirt into it while it is staged is impressive

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

It looks like they added more dirt between steps to be honest

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u/LowResDream Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Nah its just packed in and with him only starting to clean the dirt that was pushed under halfway through it made it take a lot longer. If he used a grid floor so the dirt just washed away it would’ve been relatively quick

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u/Uphoria Sep 29 '22

I was going to ask if this was taking so many steps because he there was no drainage too.

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u/CorianderSuuucks Sep 29 '22

Yup this. If he was able to rinse it through thoroughly in the beginning he would have saved 90% of the effort and water.

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u/pizzafourlife Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Edit: it appears to be real

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

The guy who did the cleaning said this rug was heavily soiled as a result of flooding.I experienced flooding in my place few years back .When the water receded, the floors were covered in a fine layer of sticky mud .It was a very difficult chore to clean the floors .

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u/GarbagePailGrrrl Sep 29 '22

Great back story for a rug

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u/Malfunkdung Sep 29 '22

This Summer

I’m not a fucking door mat

Well son, you’re never going to be carpet either

One small rug makes it’s way through the dirt and mud to become the best Persian of himself

Jimmy Kimmel, Rene Russo, John Leguizamo

I’m going to show everyone!

The RugWay

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u/MarsNirgal Sep 29 '22

Now this is a pretty good explanation. I was shocked at the amount of dirt too.

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u/spider-pie Sep 29 '22

What’s his name, and I here can I watch more of his videos?!

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Sep 29 '22

His YT channel is named Change Cleaning Services.

https://youtu.be/QHunbsoCE5g

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u/Nopeyesok Sep 29 '22

Thank you for being honest.

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u/viktorir Sep 29 '22

Thank you for thanking this man.

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u/disgruntled_pie Sep 29 '22

Man you for manning this thank.

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u/stopeatingcatpoop Sep 29 '22

The Peyton manning think tank thanks you

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u/Haploid-life Sep 29 '22

Flood damage is possible

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u/TrevMeister Sep 29 '22

The initial video showed that this was from a flood. If it was staged, they went to a lot of effort ruining an entire house for a reddit video.

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u/The_Scyther1 Sep 29 '22

I’ve seen so many rug videos that are faked on my recommendations. How many people are paying to clean a rug that looks like it was left in a bog floor 15 years?

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u/Valendr0s Sep 29 '22

Houses flood. People maybe have attachments to a carpet and want it cleaned.

It's not impossible

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u/fireballx777 Sep 29 '22

It really tied the room together.

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u/TrevMeister Sep 29 '22

If this is a hand-tied Persian rug, it could be worth hundreds of dollars. It could simply have been worth it to pay to have it cleaned versus just tossing it. Also, people often have insurance that will pay to have the rug cleaned. My house was flooded when I was in high school. Insurance paid to have all sorts of things cleaned and restored instead of just paying out as part of the settlement.

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u/Icy_Championship_697 Sep 29 '22

Think you need to double check the price of actual handwoven/knotted wool Persian rugs. They cost thousands not hundreds. My wife was wanting to get some ne for our dining room and when we saw it was like $3k we were like hell no. And that was on the lower end.

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u/Mediocre_Chipmunk_86 Sep 29 '22

A dude in my brigade while deployed to Iraq spent a significant amount of money buying Persian rugs that were shipped back in containers that were supposed to be transporting our gear back. “Rug Man Tom”

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u/TrevMeister Sep 29 '22

This guy, if he was selling them at market rates back home, was probably making a ton of profit. No shipping fees, no duty, no import fees. That right there adds a hefty amount to the cost of importing these, normally. That is the way to buy these. LOL

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u/bjones2004 Sep 29 '22

I own a carpet cleaning business. I have some customers who have rugs worth over ten grand. It's crazy how expensive rugs can be.

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u/MisterEinc Sep 29 '22

I thought about this exactly after just riding out Ian.

Lots of fancy rugs out there gonna need a good cleanin'.

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u/Better-Director-5383 Sep 29 '22

It’s usually pretty obvious when they could have gotten rid of a significant amount of the dirt by just shaking it before starting.

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u/HagweiNoir Sep 29 '22

Also incredibly stupid to use a pressure washer and what looks like an electric floor polisher on a hand made Oriental carpet.

My dad ran a Oriental rug cleaning and repair business, and this is not the way you do it.

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u/GrumpyKungFu Sep 29 '22

Is there any chance to tell that this was/is a hand made oriental carpet before removing the tons of dirt? Serious question. To me it could’ve been everything.

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u/HagweiNoir Sep 29 '22

Not from a distance, you have to look at the warp and weft up close. I'm guessing this was a cheap machine made.

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u/gravitas_shortage Sep 29 '22

Yes, it looks very crude. Even if hand-made, that's a cheap one.

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u/Far_Contribution3033 Sep 29 '22

So it’s…not hand made?

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u/sm1ttysm1t Sep 29 '22 Giggle

The warp and weft gave it away. Once you see the warp, you get suspicious. But that weft. Immediately knew. The weft don't lie.

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u/ezone2kil Sep 29 '22

Imma name my balls warp and weft.

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u/ItchyGoiter Sep 29 '22 Bravo Grande!

Mine are named wight and weft, but I have a speech impediment

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u/CDavis10717 Sep 29 '22

Weaver here. A 5’ scarf might need 600 wefts, each woven manually! The most recent weft woven is called the fell, each weft is called a pick. Also, exposing a wool rug to this much water and agitation will cause the wool to felt.

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u/Cpt_Buffalo_Pop Sep 29 '22

What in the fuck am I reading?

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u/yallermysons Sep 29 '22

I am so curious to know more about this oriental rug cleaning and repair business! This is so niche.

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u/HagweiNoir Sep 29 '22

We would use horse soap and a big cattle tank to clean them and soak them and only use a push broom to scrub them.

Silk rugs, on the other hand were a pain in the ass.

For more set in stains you'd pretreat them.

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u/Not_a_real_ghost Sep 29 '22

horse soap

Is it a soap made out of horses?

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u/3-2-1-backup Sep 29 '22

Is it a soap made out of horses?

Autocorrect got him. They meant to say hose soap, a soap made out of hoses. Much easier as it's self rinsing!

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u/ezone2kil Sep 29 '22

Maybe it was a typo and it's a soap made out of prostitutes.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

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u/starvin_turtle Sep 29 '22

Was wondering if they found it at the bottom of a river

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u/WamBamThankYouYam Sep 29 '22

These carpets come from flooded houses you mean? That would make sense, that thing is DIR-TY.

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u/bishopazrael Sep 29 '22

It didn't come from a flooded house. These guys intentionally make these carpets dirty. They're doing it for clicks.

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u/DegenCommentator Sep 29 '22

The floor polisher is another kind of pressure washer. Made specifically for floors. Called a surface cleaner iirc

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u/WamBamThankYouYam Sep 29 '22

Maybe a dumb question but maybe this guy had to use a pressure washer because of how grime time it is? Or is there different techniques that your dad used that could get the same result on something this dirty?

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u/VeryTrickyy Sep 29 '22

It was dirt, Then* it became carpet

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u/DonLivingston Sep 29 '22

It’s almost a shame to clean it. Before they started the dirt was so thick they could’ve used it to grow vegetables.

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u/ArtchR Sep 29 '22

I'm pretty sure that carpet spent 20 years in a coal mine

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u/gitarzan Sep 29 '22

Or a horse stall.

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u/Jubenheim Sep 29 '22

Or a horse mine

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u/goldfish_11 Sep 29 '22

A coal stall?

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u/____-__________-____ Sep 29 '22

20 years in a coal stall, then 20 more years in a horse mine

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u/Blandish06 Sep 29 '22

It definitely looks like it's covered in horse coal

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u/naswinger Sep 29 '22

somehow i find "horse coal" really funny. maybe i should grow up

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u/emdave Sep 29 '22

The German for horse manure is 'pferdeapfel' which is essentially 'horse apple' :D

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/german-english/pferdeapfel

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u/I_am_trying_to_work Sep 29 '22

20 years in a coal stall, then 20 more years in a horse mine

Burning horses is bad for the environment.

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u/cnewman11 Sep 29 '22

It's especially bad for the horses.

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u/gitarzan Sep 29 '22

Or a hoarse mime.

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u/Thirty_Helens_Agree Sep 29 '22

If a mime had laryngitis, how would we know?

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u/Corburrito Sep 29 '22

Or a whores mine

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u/Zeyn1 Sep 29 '22

Naw, someone bought a rug and added dirt so they could film cleaning it.

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u/Meecus570 Sep 29 '22

Absolutely no wear or actual stains? No doubt a brand new rug that they coated dirt

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u/SiuanSongs Sep 29 '22

I had a friend who's entire living room was coated in dirt like like this after a flood.

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u/Mookie_Merkk Sep 29 '22

Mark Watney could have grown at least 138 more potatoes on that thing

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u/dsa_key Sep 29 '22

In cave with a box of spare parts.

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u/TinBoatDude Sep 29 '22

It was probably in a flooded house.

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u/Babybleu42 Sep 29 '22

I think you could have made a new carpet in the time it took to clean this one

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u/Ryuko_the_red Sep 29 '22

It's a shame because they used 3000 gallons of water and countless chemicals.

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u/PoppersOfCorn Sep 29 '22

I often wonder, how much are these rugs worth to pay someone to clean them? Id imagine it's not cheap to have cleaned like that and if it's worth money, how did it become so flithy

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u/Laynacakes Sep 29 '22

Was also thinking this. At some point you have to be like "man, I think we need a new rug". I guess if it's super valuable but another comment pointed out you shouldn't clean them this way if they're handmade, which I assume would make them valuable.

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u/YoxScorpion Sep 29 '22

it probably really tied the room together

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u/FroHawk98 Sep 29 '22

He peed on your fucking rug?

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u/LockeandDemo Sep 29 '22

Were talkin' about unchecked aggression here dude.

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u/YoxScorpion Sep 29 '22

yeah, i'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, dude.

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u/gimpyoldelf Sep 29 '22

Also, dude, 'Chinaman' is not the preferred nomenclature. 'Asian American', please.

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u/gray7p Sep 29 '22

This is not a guy who built the railroads, here, this is a guy who peed on my rug!

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u/SensualEnema Sep 29 '22

It was a VERY dirty room.

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u/ialwayschoosepsyduck Sep 29 '22

Somewhere, a redditor is missing their rug

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u/Yadobler Sep 29 '22

Yeah, my mind is missing that rug. There's now a glaring bright holy spot in middle of my mind

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u/Academic_Audience_46 Sep 29 '22

It looks like they did more than just piss on that one

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u/crunchybutterIHSV Sep 29 '22

Most handmade rugs are cleaned too. Handmade rugs can be thousands of dollars.

Source: have handwoven rugs, dad is crazy about them. I think it’s the only valuable thing we have.

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u/SenorSplashdamage Sep 29 '22

If it wasn’t handmade, the water waste alone makes it feel like it should have just been returned to the earth. And hate saying that since I like to see things reused if they can be restored.

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u/DeeDee_GigaDooDoo Sep 29 '22

Pressure sprayers don't really use that much water for all the cleaning they do.

The few hundred litres used here (at most) is nothing compared to the amount of water used in the production of a new rug as well.

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u/Douche_Kayak Sep 29 '22

These videos are probably a combination of people paying to get their rugs cleaned and these guys restoring rugs to sell. Ordinary rugs themselves aren't cheap and sell for a couple hundred dollars or more so depending on the cost and the size of the rug, this would be reasonable in some cases.

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u/AnakinsAngstFace Sep 29 '22

I’d also imagine most rugs are less dirty than this and they’ve sourced a bad one to use as an example of how well they can clean for marketing

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u/ramsdawg Sep 29 '22

This video in particular feels like they covered it in a bunch of mud on purpose for more content. Not that I’m complaining

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u/idk-SUMn-Amazing004 Sep 29 '22

This rug would be thousands. Shitty rugs are hundreds. This is a true knot-woven Persian rug, it costs thousands.

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u/ServinTheSovietOnion Sep 29 '22

So, I'm a bit of an oriental rug freak. My house is covered with them. They vary strongly in value depending on many factors. My most valuable rug appraised at ~$17,500 and is a gorgeous 9x12 in my dining room. All in all I've got about $50k worth of oriental rugs in my home.

When it comes to cleaning, from a professional rug cleaner specializing in Orientals one rug to be cleaned can go from $300-500 depending on size and how dirty. If its a very nice rug, my cleaners have a special handwashing service which doubles the cost.

The good news is assuming one's basement doesn't flood these rugs only need cleaning once every 10-15 years or so.

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u/NotDoingTheProgram Sep 29 '22

Very interesting. Do you have them hanging on the walls, or do you actually step on them? Do you do anything to maintain them in good state, other than the cleaning every decade?

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u/ServinTheSovietOnion Sep 29 '22

Nope! They're all on the ground. I've got an oriental rug in every room of the house, hallways included. Many rooms have more than 1.

Nothing special as far as care, my cleaning ladies vacuum them as normal and that's it. Since they're wool they're actually pretty sturdy, and is part of why they can be a couple-hundred years old and still be in great condition.

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u/ETKbrowser Sep 29 '22

Yeah that's what I'd imagine, If you pay more for a rug than some people pay for their car the rug better be sturdy and durable!

Do you see them as an investment or just furniture? Or both?

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u/BenevolentCheese Sep 29 '22

You got some pics? I want to see a $17,500 rug.

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u/the_timps Sep 29 '22

how did it become so flithy

99% chance this is from a house that flooded.

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u/Wild7878 Sep 29 '22

The other 1% is that they dirtied it specifically to clean it online for the likes

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u/cookiemonstah87 Sep 29 '22

I was thinking dirtied on purpose, flooded house, or was in a barn. No idea why it seems to be so common to have rugs in tack rooms or offices in horse barns. They always end up the same shade of dirt brown after a couple years.

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u/atilling99 Sep 29 '22

99% chance they dirtied it themselves

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u/ragnarockette Sep 29 '22

We had some 4x6 rugs that belonged to my husband’s grandmother cleaned before we put them in our home.

It cost $350 each for medium sized rugs. With a discount because he went to high school with the son of the rug cleaner.

The cleaner said he got 12lbs of dirt out of each rug!!

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u/Bogdan2021 Sep 29 '22

Is he washing it in a Spiderman suit?

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u/FatherDuncanSinners Sep 29 '22

Hey, if your job was to wash rugs that came out of a sewer, you'd find a way to make it fun too.

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u/xDxRockx Sep 29 '22

Spider-Man needed a second job other than crime fighting to combat inflation.

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u/DatBoi_BP Sep 29 '22

You’ll get your carpet when you fix this damn door

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u/Pinooooooooo Sep 29 '22

Came here to say the same. Glad I'm not the only one who saw it

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u/Pandorologist Sep 29 '22

That's all I could think of when I was watching this

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u/TheOzarkWizard Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Yo who the fuck has carpets that dirty?

Edit: flooding makes sense.

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u/killahghost Sep 29 '22

Flood damage.

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u/yilo38 Sep 29 '22

Oooooh this would make sense

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u/Manzellina Sep 29 '22

Flooding can saturate rugs with silt.

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u/GenTycho Sep 29 '22

No one. Looks faked to me as do so many others.

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u/fox93hunter Sep 29 '22

ROLEX WATCH BROKEN GLASS STUCK IN POND SINCE WWI RESTORATION!!!!!!!!! MUST WATCH VERY SKILLED WATCH MASTER

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u/Nyuusankininryou Sep 29 '22

And no rust as they repair it.

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u/TheMightyTriceratop Sep 29 '22

Or there’s rust all over plastic and aluminum and wood and everything other than steel

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u/DrSkizzmm Sep 29 '22

The video even looks like there is a darker filter on it to make it look dirtier. There’s a point in the video where it gets bright and then goes back to dark.

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u/stomponator Sep 29 '22

Even if this was real, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new one. This cleaning took more steps than restoring the Sistine Chaple.

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u/Thekdunne Sep 29 '22

Is it me, or does the room get slowly brighter?

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u/lars330 Sep 29 '22

Absolutely, the brightness and saturation are slowly brought up to make it seem like the carpet regains more color or something. It's most noticeable at 1:12 when it cuts to a much brighter/more saturated scene.

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u/k___k___ Sep 29 '22

wow, good catch!

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u/TheFinnv Sep 29 '22

I could imagine that not being intentional tho. Throughout the video, brightness and saturation change with almost every cut. I would just imagine every time he stopped and set the phone up again, it tweaked it's settings. And especially with high contrast areas like the carpet and the white floor below it, the phone would automatically increase brightness so the carpet doesn't appear as a black blob.

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u/mrt-e Sep 29 '22

I mean the carpet does regain color because it stated completely brown. But you're definitely right.

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u/starquinn Sep 29 '22

Yeah, at the very end they crank up the brightness and saturation a huge amount to make it look like the rug is cleaner than it is

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u/liyououiouioui Sep 29 '22

Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that they don't do this over some sort of grate to let dirty water flow? I've watched several of this kind of videos and the guys seem to spend half the time cleaning the floor itself and putting back dirt into the carpet. Very annoying.

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u/1041am Sep 29 '22

Advanced Cleaning Systems on YouTube uses a grate to clean rugs! They even have videos showing how they clean the grate when it starts accumulating too much dirt. This starts at 10:18.

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u/roastedantlers Sep 29 '22

They're the best, then you have Robert Mann Rugs who has a giant facility.

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u/the_timps Sep 29 '22

the fact that they don't do this over some sort of grate

A lot of them do that for that exact reason. You need one with very small holes in it and rounded tops so it doesn't damage the rugs, but normally on a mesh is how this is done.

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u/Desdinova74 Sep 29 '22

I think it would go twice as fast if half the dirt wasn't trapped during the whole ordeal. I also think this rug is small enough to pop in the washer. But that wouldn't make a satisfying video.

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u/VegetableTraining989 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

I'd hate to have to pull out the uniform mass of socks and grime when unclogging that washing machine.

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u/Khazerox Sep 29 '22

Did they put dirt on that carpet just for the sake of the video or what ?

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u/Good_Loaf Sep 29 '22

Probably all fake. But carpets can get pretty fucked up after being silted over after a flood

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u/Xionus Sep 29 '22

Jesus christ just let it soak in a bin of water at that point

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u/PGHDiamondHands Sep 29 '22

Or hang it up so the dirt runs out of it

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u/Heavenality Sep 29 '22

i dont think jesus had anything to do with this

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u/FatherDuncanSinners Sep 29 '22

Always a satisfying watch, but one thing I'd like to know is: where the hell are these rugs and carpets that they get this dirty?

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u/iamherefortheyarn Sep 29 '22

Sometimes I think that the creators of such videos make the carpets extra dirty beforehand (roll them in mud or whatever), so that the video is even more extreme in the end. I can’t believe that someone had this thing in their living room

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u/FatherDuncanSinners Sep 29 '22

Makes sense.

I was thinking some of these may have been found in a dump or a landfill.

I have a small rug in my garage to be used to wipe your feet off before you come into the house. I can't even remember the last time I really scrubbed it...and it's not even a fraction as dirty as any of these rugs.

These guys rolls out a hexagon of mud and five minutes later you're shocked there was a rug under the scunge at all.

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u/iamherefortheyarn Sep 29 '22

Exactly! We also have an thrifted and very old, very holey rug on the back porch. It’s out there every season, everyone walks over it and it also doesn’t look as bad as this one 😂

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u/Soliden Sep 29 '22

Pretty sure that's what's going on here. It's like those gun restoration, or even just object restoration channels in general. There's been a few that artificially age things and make things more extreme in order to draw in more viewers.

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u/Li5y Sep 29 '22

Persian rugs can last a very, very long time. There are museums in Istanbul with rugs that are over 800 years old. I saw one that was 400 years old and it looked brand new.

Sure, these ones have been protected and maintained, but they're still very tough. And you don't have to break the bank; you can find good Persian rugs for $100-$200 USD on ebay.

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u/svengoalie Sep 29 '22

Maybe after flooding? I'd like to know where all that graywater with carpet cleaner is going after it hits the drain? Looked like they might be using something stronger than laundry detergent.

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u/Physical_Client_2118 Sep 29 '22

The cleaning chemicals are probably fine for the drain but in washes like this it typically drains into an indirect waste floor drain with an inline catch basin that’s easily removable and cleanable.

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u/liyououiouioui Sep 29 '22

Probably flooded houses.

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u/B4cteria Sep 29 '22

Since it's all muddy/dirt... a flood happened?

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u/antonylockhart Sep 29 '22

At which point does it become more cost effective to just get a new one, as all that labour shouldn’t be cheap

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u/Pycharming Sep 29 '22

Some ornamental rugs can be worth thousands because they are antiques. Not that I would be able to tell the difference between that and a 100 dollar rug bought a couple years ago. I also wouldn't be surprised if this was staged because content farming is super common in the "oddly satisfying" genre.

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u/mellydrop Sep 29 '22

And the water and chemicals used to clean it, is the environmental impact of cleaning it more costly than just throwing it away/possibly getting a new one?

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u/CoffeeAndPiss Sep 29 '22

I don't think you know just how much water goes into producing most textiles. Dyes and glues and all other sorts of chemicals go in there too. Definitely more eco friendly to give it a clean.

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u/mukunku Sep 29 '22

I guess considering the cost and emissions of transporting the produced goods to retail stores / delivery as well makes sense.

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u/SnooPies8611 Sep 29 '22

Honestly thought the person was wearing a spider -man costume at first .

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u/jaymsd23 Sep 29 '22

There is no way in hell that that rug was naturally that dirty

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u/Good_Loaf Sep 29 '22

The only way it could get that dirty is being silted over in a flood

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u/vimes_left_boot Sep 29 '22

MF found that thing in the sewer

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u/WardenEdgewise Sep 29 '22

Wouldn’t it be more efficient and effective if this was done on a grid, grate, or a floor that let the water drain straight through? All the dirt immediately gets trapped on the bottom side of the rug. This is not satisfying, it is frustrating.

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u/AcrobaticDiscipline6 Sep 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is a total waste of water. When it’s so dirty, first, you need to beat it with some stick or some specialized machine that will check it very quickly.

Then, you clean it with water...

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u/DeadlyNoodleAndAHalf Sep 29 '22

I'm shocked I had to scroll really, really far to find this comment. I'm not even that environmentally conscious, but that's all I could think for the whole clip.

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u/Lahoura Sep 29 '22

I feel like hanging it on a wall and power washing it for a bit would get 70% of that off faster

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u/tnitty Sep 29 '22

Yeah, everyone, including the OP, keeps calling this a carpet. It is most definitely not a carpet, unless it fits in the world’s tiniest, octagon shaped room.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

I would just get a new carpet.

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u/IanPKMmoon Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

The amount of water used to wash a single carpet

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u/SAPPHYBIRB Sep 29 '22

Sometimes i wonder if the gallons of water wasted are worth the rug

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u/Slimehorn Sep 29 '22

We have those sonic jewel cleaning baths... what if we made a big one?

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u/mizvixen Sep 29 '22

That felt like it was going to be an endless amount of dirt