At our area rug cleaning factory, we measure the rug, including the fringe. Then, we identify the fiber type and construction of the rug. We also check for dye stability and any other pre-existing issues, such as, damage or discolorations. All of this is documented with pictures.
Step 2. Dry Soil Removal
This is a two step process: First, we use our “Rug Badger” to gently beat the back of the rug. Second, we vacuum the back of the rug with a commercial vacuum. Its heavy metal beater bar vibrates the rug. Both of these methods work together to loosen all deep down soil and debris that normal vacuuming can leave behind.
Step 3. Cleaning/Washing
We do custom cleaning, every rug has particular needs based on everything we learned from the inspection. Our methods here range from a gentle surface cleaning to a full immersion on our wash floor. We use the solutions that are appropriate for your rug. In the immersion wash that solution is a shampoo that we work into the fibers with the soft brushes of our rotary machine
Step 4. Rinsing
With the soil suspended, we use a rinse that is safe for the rug to push away the solution and the soil. Based on the type of rug once again, this can either be rinsing with a cleaning machine or flooding with fresh water on our wash floor.
Step 5. Extraction
If your rug was surface cleaned, we extracted the moisture with a cleaning machine at the same time as its rinse. If it was immersion washed we send it for a ride in our centrifuge. This machine spins your rug at up to 1000 rotations per minute while we add yet more fresh water, effectively squeezing out any remaining soil and shampoo. We are routinely amazed at how much more soil comes out at this point.
Step 6. . Drying
Your rug is hung in a controlled environment until dry. Some rugs, once again, based on their inspection, may be dried flat. We use moisture sensors to determine when a rug is completely dry.
Step 7. Post inspection
We lay your rug out in our drying area and groom it by hand. After a final inspection, if we need to send it back to any stage of the process again, we do that. If it passes, we roll it up and wrap it to keep it clean until delivery or pick up.
Each step of our state of the art rug cleaning process removes stubborn soil and any contaminants utilizing rare machines, and unique methods. Anyone can clean rugs. Like most cleaning endeavors, however, the better the tools, the better the job. Most professional carpet cleaners will clean your rug on your driveway or take it to their own “shop” (their driveway) and “professionally” clean your rug. Even the best van powered machines are not up to the job.
We know. We have tried ourselves!
Expert utilizes 3000 square feet of dusting areas, wash floors, equipment, and drying racks. You may pay a little more per square foot, but your rug will be cleaner, and stay cleaner after being treated to our rug spa!
After thoroughly inspecting the rug’s color fastness and construction type, the rug duster gently shakes loose stubborn particulates embedded deep into the rugs pile and foundation. The large wash tub with organic solutions, softens and begins to emulsify any remaining spots and stains. Our 12 ft long spinning and rinsing machine (like your washing machine) ensures that all solutions and any remaining pollutants are rinsed from the rug. A drinkable, near clear-water results from thousands of revolutions.
If desired, soil protectors are applied, and your valuable and delicate persian, oriental, wool or silk area rug is dried, rolled, and bagged for delivery.
“Like clothes on a spin cycle, our high speed centrifuge, along with a fresh water rinse, is the most effective and gentle way to remove soils, cleaning solutions, and moisture from rugs”
“Some finer woven rugs benefit from the full immersion ‘spa’ as part of the wash process”