We clean and wash Persian Rugs, Afghani Rugs, Karastan Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Pakistani Rugs, Tibetan Rugs, Flat weave Rugs, Needlepoint Rugs, Hand Knotted Rugs, Moroccan Rugs, Tufted Rugs, Hooked Rugs, Machine Woven Rugs, Oriental Rugs and other Specialty Rugs.
Our Oriental Cleaning Process Pre-Cleaning Inspection
We make every effort to determine the origin of your area rug. A close inspection of a rug’s foundation, knots, fringe, kilim, colors, patters, pile fiber and pile density give us clues of it’s origin. Each rug is tested for colorfastness prior to determining a cleaning process. The overall condition of your rug, its origin, colorfastness and construction will provide us with the information we need to determine the cleaning process. Unlike clothing we don’t have the luxury of a referencing tag on the back of the rug for cleaning instructions. Our expert rug cleaner will outline cleaning instructions once a pre-cleaning inspection of your rug has been completed.
Mechanical Dusting Prior to Area Rug Cleaning
Wool is designed by nature to hide insoluble substances such as dust, dirt, sand, hair, fiber and many more substances we call particulates. More than 75% of all soil in a rug is a particulate and it gets buried deep into millions of tiny pockets called cuticles. If not removed, the particulate will reduce the useful life of your rug. Harnessing over 25,000 harmonic vibrations a minute, our mechanical rug duster removes harmful particulate matter lodged deep in your rugs fibers.
Area Rug Washing/Cleaning
A. Submersion Rug Cleaning – we actually submerge the rug in mild solution designed specifically for oriental rugs. this is the most thorough washing available for fine area rugs. Not all rugs can be washed using this method.
B. Rotary Shampoo in combination with Water Extraction – this process is used on most rugs that do not meet guidelines for submersion cleaning.
C. Dry Foam Shampoo – we use dry foam on many specialty rugs or area rugs with concerns of buckling dimensional stability or possible dye bleed.
D. Mist and Brush – a rug cleaning process used when dye bleeding is a real issue. This is also a post cleaning technique on many bright colored rugs.
E. Absorbent Pad Cleaning – we may incorporate this technique as a post area rug cleaning process for certain specialty rugs.
Fresh Water Rinsing of Area Rugs
Rinsing and flushing your rug until the water runs clear leaves no sticky residue behind. In-home rug cleaning leaves behind chemical residue that can lead to discoloration, quick re-soiling, fading and possible dye bleed. Without getting to technical, it’s very important to complete the rug cleaning process by leaving your rung in a state in which the dyes remain set. Have you ever left shampoo residue in your hear after showering? Leaving residue in a fine rug for an extended period will damage it.
Rug Grooming Prior to Drying
All rugs have a nape or pile direction. Proper grooming gives your rug the finishing touch it deserves. Have you ever allowed your hair to dry straight out of the shower without brushing or combing? It may be clean but it sure doesn’t look good.
Temperature, humidity and airflow are critical factors when drying wool rugs. Our drying tower allows warm dry air to encircle the entire rug, expediting the process. Some rugs need to be dried flat. We utilize increased air flow in combination with heat and low humidity to accelerate the process. The area rug cleaning process is not complete until your rug is dry. If you’ve ever left your laundry in the washer for a couple days, you understand the importance of speeding up the drying process.
Area Rugs with Cotton Fringe
Special attention is given to all rugs with cotton fringe preceding the drying process.