Oriental Rug Cleaning
Our experience provides the reliability you need when looking for professional Oriental rug cleaning. First of all our technicians have been cleaning rugs of all types and textures for over 12 years. Properly caring for Hand woven textiles requires the right environment. The environment must be one where textiles can be hand cleaned and dried safely and rapidly. The complete cleaning process approximately 5 to 7 days. Consider this brief description of the cleaning process:
Step 1: Inspection and Pick Up
First, we determine the characteristics of your rug. The manufacture process, materials used and age of your rug will affect the current condition of the rug. Consequently, these factors affect the cleaning process needed for the best results. We will provide realistic expectation results and outline the process we will use. Next, we will schedule a convenient pickup time.
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Woven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs hide dry soil by design. (A few years ago, the Eureka Company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 could hide 87 pounds of dirt!) WOW! We employ state of the art cleaning techniques t give your rug a complete deep cleaning. Next is one of the most important step in cleaning any textile. We use or our Counter rotating brush (CRB) machine to lift any embedded particles including trapped dust or hair from the rug fibers.
Step 3: Conditioning
At this point, we must conditioned for final cleaning. Depending on fiber content and soiling type, we now apply treatment to emulsify the soils.
Step 4: Spotting and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots including organic or chemical stains are then treated with appropriate solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringes also need to treatment for maximum soil removal.
Step 5: Detergent application (Shampoo)
We clean most rugs are with an Oriental Rug Shampoo. These solutions are specially formulated for the most effective cleaning. We are able to achieve amazing results while protecting sensitive natural fibers. (Learn more about Oriental Rug Shampoo)
Step 6: Rinse or Wash
Next, we employ one of two methods. Based on the rug type it may be rinsed with a natural fiber-rinsing agent fed through extraction equipment at the right temperature. Another option is washing in a wash pit designed especially for Oriental rug cleaning, followed by moisture extraction.
Step 7: Controlled rapid moisture removal
At this point, we have already removed all soil stains and most moisture. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage. We now dry flat or hang to dry the rug in a controlled environment.
Step 8: Finishing
Finally, after the drying process is completed, we fluff and finish the rug with soft fiber groomers designed for specialty rugs.
Step 9: Post Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning Technicians will complete the final inspection checklist. This checklist includes measurement comparison, fiber integrity and overall cleanness and color vibrancy. Bluesteem now considers your rug ready to for released and delivery.