When utilizing adhesive surface protection products on a job site there’s always a small risk of adhesive transfer. Improper set up, high temperatures, high visitors, and surpassing the beneficial ‘remove by’ date can all result in problems with carpet masks and films. Following are a couple of recommendations to avoid any adhesive transfer.
Always comply with the manufacturer’s suggestions when utilizing carpet films. Carpet film usage rankings range from 30 to 60 days. Leaving the film on carpets past the really helpful usage ranking invalidates all producers’ warranty.
Use films made within the USA for the best warranty protection and highest quality.
Carpet films use either water based mostly or solvent primarily based adhesives. Water based adhesives are simpler to remove if a problem occurs.
Never install adhesive carpet protection on wet or damp carpet.
Never install adhesive carpet protection over glue down carpet for at least 72 hours to allow the glue to “breathe”.
If carpet has been installed over a newly poured cement slab that isn’t totally cured, avoid utilizing adhesive carpet protection as it can trap the cement moisture and discolor the carpet.
In cases of maximum heat, shorten the beneficial time of application by 50%.
As acknowledged on the set up directions of every film manufacturer, there is no such thing as a warranty offered for application on wool carpets.
If the above steps are taken, the chance of any adhesive switch when using a carpet film is negligible. Within the cases where steps have NOT been adopted, one in all these two points may happen: 1) sticky adhesive residue on carpet, or 2) discoloration of carpet where the plastic was used. It’s important at this step to know the type of adhesive used, water or solvent based.
Water based mostly adhesive film residue simply removes with warm water and may be quickly removed via steam cleaning the carpets. Solvent based adhesive residue can also be removed by way of steam cleaning nonetheless it may take more than one cleaning to completely remove the adhesive. Citrus cleaners available at any hardware store can sometimes aid within the removal of solvent primarily based adhesive residue. If further problems persist, contact your local surface protection supplier to debate other potential solutions.
Discoloration of carpet is caused by the trapping of moisture under the film and the next reaction of the moisture and the chemical substances within the plastic film. Sadly this situation can only be remedied by removal of the affected area of carpet. This situation happens most commonly in cases the place users have carpeted over slabs that weren’t fully cured.