If you own a beautiful Oriental rug, then you’ll want to have it cleaned about once a year to keep it looking new and smelling fresh. If you’re worried about sending your one-of-a-kind rug to be cleaned, then find out how the cleaning process takes place by reading this article:
Initial Rinse and Scrub
When you take your Oriental rug in for a cleaning, it will be wet down with cold water. The rug will then be scrubbed thoroughly with a gentle brush. The professional rug restorer will also use a mild detergent cleanser that is formulated to lift dirt and stains and deodorize the fibers of the rug. This detergent solution is gentle but strong enough to break up oils, food, urine, and other stains. This scrubbing technique has been used for almost 50 years and will leave the rug feeling softer, smelling better, and looking like new again.
After the rug has been gently scrubbed, the rug restorer will use filtered water to rinse the dirt and oil residue off of the rug. Most rugs require a deep soaking to ensure that all of the dirt and stain materials come out. Once all of the soap and dirt has been lifted, the rug is put through a gentle machine that rings out all of the top moisture. During this part of the process, the restorer inspects the rug to make sure the machine doesn’t cause any damage. He or she will also inspect for any dirt or residue that is left behind. Some rugs may require another light rinsing.
When looking for a company to clean your rug, make sure you choose one that offers state-of-the-art drying rooms. These rooms dehumidify the air, circulate the air and blow warm air over the rugs until they are completely dry. Some rug companies leave their rugs out in the sun, which can alter the colors of the rug and doesn’t always get the rug evenly dry.
If you’re in the market for a quality rug restoration and cleaning company, then call Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111. We combine gentle hand-cleaning techniques with an innovative drying process.