Expert Area Rug Cleaning to Extend the Life of Your Rugs
Area Rugs are beautiful and add that extra touch to your home. The problem is that shoe traffic can considerably reduce the lifespan of a rug, especially if it’s made from a natural fiber.
Cleaning Area Rugs for your rooms with carpets should be done on a regular basis to keep them looking bright and vibrant.
And shoes aren’t even the most consistent villain. Coffee or food stains can happen in a home.
Rug cleaning is essential to ensure the good health of your family. Research carried out at Duke University revealed that dust particles found in homes are capable of carrying hormone-altering chemicals that make the human body gain unhealthy weight.
Dust particles contain synthetic, natural and endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are inhaled, ingested and absorbed through the skin.
Amounts of dust as small as 3 micrograms are capable of causing measurable health complications for children.
Potential health risks that can be caused by keeping a dusty home include learning disabilities, cognitive problems and weight gain. Rugs require professional care as dirt can build up in hard to clean areas.
We feel that it’s best to clean them in our shop where we can devote extra time and attention to get the best possible results.
Cleaning Area Rugs – Our In-Shop, 7-Step Process
1 – Initial Area Rug Inspection
A thorough inspection of your rug includes taking measurements and making notes of all possible repairs that may need extra attention.
When measuring your rug for an estimate, always measure the fringe as part of the length. We will quite often spend a large amount of time getting the fringes to look as good as they can, and that is why we consider that to be part of the square footage.
2 – Cleaning Area Rugs – Dust and Soil Removal
In this step we remove the dust and dry soil from the rug. Whether your rugs are handmade or machine processed, they have the unique ability to hold many pounds of dirt. In our experience we find large amounts of sand and dust from the rugs that have made their way into the fibers.
Sand is and especially damaging as it will have a cutting effect on your rug’s yarns. Quite often we have rugs come into our facility and unfortunately they lose a tremendous amount of yarn in the vacuuming process due to a lack of regular rug cleaning.
In order to preserve your area rugs, regular professional cleaning is recommended every 1-2 years.
3 – Color Testing of your Area Rug
Industry standards are to test the unstable colours of your area rug by searching for vegetable or weak dyes in the fibre.
This helps us determine how to proceed with the cleaning to ensure your area rug is restored to its best possible condition.
When weaker dyes are identified, we have specific techniques to determine how to best proceed and care for your rug.
However, some rugs will bleed no matter the precautions taken to control and minimize this. From the colour testing, we are able to identify which rugs will bleed more drastically and will contact you to explain the situation, prior to cleaning to see how you would like to proceed with your rug.
4 – Area Rug Cleaning Extraction
Using our area rug cleaning extraction system and a gentle cleaning agent (based on rug dye type and condition) we clean the soil out of your rug, removing most stains and dirt.
We hand clean your area rug and we repeat this process until we are satisfied with the results. This steam cleaning process deep cleans to the base of the fiber, removing harmful sediment from you area rug.
5 – Grooming Your Area Rug
As rugs have various textures, to ensure these textures are maintained after cleaning, combing, brushing or pile fluffing techniques are used for the most luxurious end results prior to the rug drying.
6 – Drying Your Area Rug
With the cleaning and grooming steps now complete, your area rug is then ready to begin drying.
Some area rugs are hung to dry naturally, using gravity to pull the water out, while other rugs are dried flat. Air drying methods depend on rug type and will be determined by our well-trained technicians.
We use fresh air breeze to gently dry your rug and when necessary we have a fans that provide a gentle breeze to remove the final percentage of moisture. We also utilize dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the room.
Drying times vary from rug to rug, given their unique nature and combination of weight and texture. In order to provide the best results, we allow the rugs to dry as long as is necessary, so that you have a completely dry rug when it is returned to you.
7 – Final Inspection of Your Area Rug
When your area rug is completely dry we then vacuum the area rug again, trim any loose fibers and undertake a final inspection to ensure the rug cleaning results satisfy our high standards.
Then we roll your area rug up so it is ready for pick up. We are happy to custom wrap your area rug for transportation or storage, to help with convenience of moving and protect from dirt and dust being reintroduced to the rug.
Cleaning area rugs is one of our core services. We take pride in our work and we want your home to look as clean and professional as possible.
We are confident that our area rug cleaning services will exceed your expectations. We promise you the most thorough cleaning ever and we guarantee it.
Do you want to increase the lifespan of your Rugs? Then it is advised to rely on Classic Care Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning as we offer professional carpet cleaning and proudly serving Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach.
Call 250-756-4109 today if you have any questions or queries regarding your rug cleaning.