Cleaning improves the appearance and dramatically increases the life of your Oriental Rug. We recommend cleaning at least every 3-5 years, especially if used in high traffic areas, with large families, or where pets, eating, or dampness are a concern. Walkways, entry halls and mud rooms, and other extended use areas like hotel lobbies may require cleaning every year or two.
Durable Rugs are first tumbled to remove dirt particles from the foundation. Then the rug is flooded with a mild detergent and placed on a conveyor that moves the rug through a horizontal wash cycle with agitating scrubbers that loosen and force out the dirt. The rug is then flushed with high-powered hoses to remove the soap. Once clean, the rug is squeegeed and vertically raised for drying, a process that may take several days at constant 70-80 degree temperatures. Once brought down, the fringes are washed and scrubbed by hand. No bleach is used, as bleach deteriorates the cotton fringes over time.
Older or Fragile Rugs made from unusual fabrics like silk, goat and camel hair are hand-cleaned. First they are gently vacuumed. Then, literally on their hands and knees, rug technicians very gently scrub small sections at a time, front and back, with the correct brush or towels. Special attention is given to individual stains, traffic lanes, or other areas of concern. Silk is never scrubbed, only daubed. After being allowed to dry, they are again vacuumed to restore the original luster of the wool.
Wash Away Winter Grime! The recent Winter has been tough on all of us, including your home’s rugs. Grit, grime, sand and salt have all been ground into the rug’s fibers, and could potentially cause serious damage. A professional “Spring Cleaning” is in order! Our experienced restoration team will clean and restore your rug to preserve and protect its beauty and value. We use the latest methods to deliver a thorough cleaning with minimal environmental impact. We’ll even pick up and deliver your rug if you’d like! Get your rugs cleaned in time for Passover and Easter. Call us at (617) 244-2553 today to schedule your cleaning, or bring your rug in any time during business hours.
Cash & Carry or Pick Up & Return, choose which method is right for you.