Oriental/ Hand woven rug Cleaning
|Step 1 Dusting:
After thorough initial inspection, most rugs are run through our Dust Extractor (one huge and powerful vacuum cleaner) to remove deep down dust and grit prior to washing.
|Step 2 Testing of color fastness:
In this step we test the colors in the rug to make sure that the dyes are stable before they are cleaned. If the color is not stable then we treat the rug before washing to stabilize the dyes.
|Step 3 Soaking:
In this step we soak the rug with water and apply the shampoo, we also pretreat any spots or heavy traffic areas.
|Step 4 Agitation
In this step we brush all of the shampoo into the pile which will loosen up all of the soiled areas and help release spots.
|Step 5 Flushing:
Now that the soiled areas have been loosened up we then start to flush water through the back and out through the front. This starts to remove all of the soiling out of the pile and foundation.
|Step 6 Pressure washing:
We now will flip the rug over and start to clean the back. We start off by brushing the back and then pressure washing the back of the rug. This will push all of the soiling through the foundation into the pile.
|Step 7 Vacuuming:
After the back of the rug is thoroughly cleaned we flip the rug over and vacuum all of the loosened up soiling out of the pile; this ensures that the rug is thoroughly cleaned all of the way.
|Step 8 Final rinse:
Before the rug goes into our Rug wringer we apply a fiber rinse to help the colors be rich and to cancel any soap residue. This will make the rug soft and colorful when it is completed.
|Step 9 Rug Wringer:
After the rug has been thoroughly cleaned we then send it through our rug wringer this will give it a final brushing and one last rinse. The rug then goes through large rubber rolls that gently squeeze the water out of the rugs.
|Step 10 Dry Room:
In the Dry Room all rugs are hung up in a temperature controlled dry room, this allows the rugs to dry in about 24 hours.
|Step 11 Fringe cleaning/ treatments:
After the rugs have dried completely we take them down and clean the fringe. We also will apply Moth proofing or scotch guard at this time. Any deodorizing is always done in the washing process. The rugs then go back in the Dry room to dry again.
|Step 12 Final inspection:
When the rugs are brought down from the dry room they are inspected to make sure the quality is superior, vacuumed and put away