When using adhesive surface protection products on a job site there may be always a small risk of adhesive transfer. Improper set up, high temperatures, high visitors, and surpassing the advisable ‘remove by’ date can all result in problems with carpet masks and films. Following are a few recommendations to keep away from any adhesive transfer.
Always observe the producer’s recommendations when utilizing carpet films. Carpet film utilization ratings range from 30 to 60 days. Leaving the film on carpets past the beneficial utilization score invalidates all producers’ warranty.
Use films made within the USA for one of the best warranty protection and highest quality.
Carpet films use either water primarily based or solvent based mostly adhesives. Water based mostly adhesives are simpler to remove if a problem occurs.
By no means install adhesive carpet protection on wet or damp carpet.
By no means install adhesive carpet protection over glue down carpet for at least seventy two hours to allow the glue to “breathe”.
If carpet has been put in over a newly poured cement slab that is not totally cured, avoid using adhesive carpet protection as it can trap the cement moisture and discolor the carpet.
In cases of extreme heat, shorten the recommended time of application by 50%.
As said on the installation instructions of each film manufacturer, there is no warranty offered for application on wool carpets.
If the above steps are taken, the chance of any adhesive switch when utilizing a carpet film is negligible. Within the cases the place steps have NOT been followed, one among these two issues might occur: 1) sticky adhesive residue on carpet, or 2) discoloration of carpet the place the plastic was used. It will be important at this step to know the type of adhesive used, water or solvent based.
Water primarily based adhesive film residue simply removes with warm water and may be quickly removed via steam cleaning the carpets. Solvent primarily based adhesive residue may additionally be removed through steam cleaning nevertheless it could take more than one cleaning to totally remove the adhesive. Citrus cleaners available at any hardware store can generally aid in the removal of solvent primarily based adhesive residue. If additional problems persist, contact your native surface protection supplier to debate different potential solutions.
Discoloration of carpet is caused by the trapping of moisture under the film and the next reaction of the moisture and the chemicals within the plastic film. Sadly this situation can only be remedied by removal of the affected space of carpet. This situation occurs most commonly in cases where customers have carpeted over slabs that were not fully cured.