Area Rug Cleaning
Rug cleaning is a much different process than carpet cleaning. A fine area rug should never be cleaned like carpet. Water temperature, proper cleaning solutions, and dry time are critical components in rug cleaning. Water temperature that is too hot can damage natural fibers permanently. Not using the proper cleaning solutions can cause color migration. If a rug is not dried thoroughly and with expediency it can also cause colors to migrate AND cause mildew and foul odor. Remember, wool is, (putting it bluntly), animal hair.
Our process starts with a rug-bath lined with drainage tiles for water flow.
A gentle rug cleaning solution is gently agitated into the fibers using a counter-rotating, dual brush machine. The soil floats into the bath and is pumped out while clean water is pumped in. The backside is also cleaned in the same manner.
Once all the soil has been removed the saturation is extracted and the rug is
transferred to our drying table. This is critical in preventing color migration and mildew.
Once all the soil has been removed the saturation is extracted and the rug is tranferred to our drying
table. This is critical in preventing color migration and mildew.
The cleaning process usually takes 5 to 7 days. This is the time necessary to thoroughly clean and
completely dry the rug for delivery.
(An important note: Precious area rugs should never be cleaned like carpet. Rug cleaning is a delicate process that requires attention to detail and expert knowledge. Whom ever you call, do your research and make sure the company is certified to perform area rug cleaning.)