Oriental Rug Cleaning
Oriental Rug Cleaning Services
Here are tips for the care and treatment of prized Oriental rugs. Preventative maintenance can save thousands of dollars in cleaning bills and improve the lifespan and color of the rugs. You can keep the precious rugs as family heirlooms.
Thorough, regular cleaning keeps the rug in the best possible shape. We suggest you let professionals handle these precious possessions for you. They use cleaning techniques that protect the integrity of the rug and restore the original feel and look.
The process begins with a pre-inspection. Experienced technicians inspect the front and back surface. That inspection ensures that no blemishes or defects are overlooked. You are informed of your rug’s condition after the inspection.
Dust must be removed properly and periodically to avoid damage. Ordinary home vacuums do not reach deep enough into rug fibers to remove all particulates. When particulates accumulate, the rug appears old and worn.
Compressed air rids the rug of particulates. Technicians know the pressure needed to remove particulates and dust without doing damage to colors or fibers. Specialized equipment is required to perform the job correctly.
Professional rug hand-washing entails a submersion bath process that assures a treasured Oriental rug gets the treatment deserved. Underwater air pressure is used to clean the rug. Gentle jet agitation removes debris.
After the rug is thoroughly clean, the soil and cleaning agents are rinsed from the rugs. An Oriental rug can be devalued or severely damaged if dried too quickly or slowly. Technicians gently dry the rug in a specially designed drying room that is atmosphere controlled.
The rug is then detailed to look for any foreign matter that remains. Dyes and fibers are given careful consideration. The fringes are rinsed and combed out. Most fringes have no color. A blemish detracts from the rug’s beauty.
Sheep produce a natural protection agent for their coats. Once sheared, the wool fiber no longer has the same protection. It is subject to permanent staining and faster deterioration. A protective sealing process can be used on both wool and silk that is fade-resistant and protects against sun degradation.
Having pets or living in an area that has high humidity can cause problems with mildew, mold, mite and insect infestation, and animal excretions and odors. The value and beauty of a cherished Oriental rug can be detrimentally affected.
There is no cure-all treatment for these problems. Professionals know the specialized treatment needed for each particular problem.
Oriental rugs are an excellent addition to any room. They receive a lot of wear and tear. Keeping them clean is important. Professionals will provide the attention to detail and care that brings a rug back to its original beauty.
Specialists are trained to clean Oriental rugs properly. Specialized equipment and tools can handle synthetic, silk, cotton, wool, or many other fibers. The gentle cleaning and drying process preserves dye in the rug fibers. It makes colors look beautiful and new. Experts use cleaning products that remove dirt-attracting residue, so rugs stay clean for a long time.