Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning
The Specialists has cared for the finest rugs from around the world since 2003
Some rugs should be cleaned in your home, others should not. Any loose rug with a woven backing should be cleaned in the plant. This includes all Orientals and machine woven rugs. Bound carpet, rugs with thick or still backing, and custom rugs of the like should be cleaned in the home. Rolling or bending of the backing of these rugs causes the adhesive paste used to attach it to the rug to detach and crack leaving a powder on your floors. This will cause the rug to lose its structure and shape integrity.
Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning
For a thorough cleaning of your fine rugs, The Specialists will pick up your rugs and clean them in a specially designed facility. Plant cleaning offers the advantage of a more thorough cleaning and a controlled environment. Your rug will be cleaned according to the following important steps…
Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Pick Up
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results and cleaning “prescription.”
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Woven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs, are designed to hide dry soil. A few years ago, the Eureka Company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 could hide 85 pounds of dirt!! WOW! We use a variety of techniques to “dust” the rugs from the front and back.
Step 3: Pre-Condition
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
Step 5: Shampoo
Most rugs are cleaned with an Oriental Rug Shampoo that is especially designed to get maximum cleaning while protecting sensitive natural fibers.
Step 6: Rinse or Wash
Depending on the type of rug, it will be rinsed with extraction equipment on both sides or washed in a wash pit designed especially for Oriental Rugs.
Step 7: Speed Dry
Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage.
Step 8: Finishing
When a rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.
Step 9: Post Inspection and Delivery
Our specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery. Upon delivery, we will lay the rug for you.
Urine treatments are available and suggested for rugs with pet urine odor and soiling. Price quoted upon inspection.