With hard flooring commonplace in homes now, rugs are becoming extremely popular for both warmth and aesthetic purposes.
Rugs can range from a standard polypropylene/wool rug to a hand dyed, hand
knotted rug worth thousands of pounds. rugs can become one of the focal points
of a room so it is important to look after the rug keeping it clean and free
from dirt, sand and the pollutants we bring in from the outside environment.
These factors can dull the colours of the rug and make the rug look tired, worn
and old. Regular vacuuming is a must (but be careful around those fringes),
however dirt can become ingrained and require specialist cleanings, this can be
done by yourself if you are confident enough but there are many pitfalls such
as dyes running, fibre damage, shrinkage etc. We have cleaned many types of
rugs and have undergone professional training to ensure we get the right
results for you.
This is a guide to how we at Clean-my Carpets and Upholstery go about cleaning rugs:
Step one (most important)
Firstly, we identify the kind of material that has been used in the making of the rug. Berber, Oriental or Persian rugs are made from diverse materials including wool, silk, & viscose. Each material used requires specific method for cleaning as well as cleaning materials and cleaning technique. We use foam cleaners, powder cleaners, and shampoos. Rugs are principally hard to clean and susceptible to significant damage if not properly cleaned. Many issues affect the cleaning of rugs; rugs are vulnerable to fading, dye migration (bleeding) and color transfers for which we always test, we also check the surrounding area to ensure we use the right protection for the flooring which it lays on if we carry out the clean on site.
The back of the rug is vacuumed and beaten to remove dust from the rear but also to shake out as much dirt and dust from the front, this is one of the most important steps. The front is then thoroughly vacuumed.
Stains which have been left a while make them harder to clean as it would have set in into the fabric. We test the rug cleaning agents on a small part of the rug before applying the agents on the rug. This will indicate if the rug reacts to the cleaning chemical thus avoiding further damage to that already caused by the stain.
We then clean using the correct method, technique and the right cleaning agents getting your rug as clean as possible whilst preventing/minimising shrinkage. As most rugs are pre-washed, they are pre-shrunk before you purchase them, we take great care in our techniques to avoid any further shrinkage.
We use the most effective rinsing agent which is safe for the type of fabric to rinse out all the cleaning agents previously applied. The agents we use neautralise and re-balance the PH of natural fibres to ensure longevity of your rug. Should it be required the rug maybe re-cleaned at this point.
We dry your rug in the most effective way including for example using turbo drying them using blowers. We always set the pile to how it should be to ensure a thorough dry as well as giving the rug it’s be appearance.
Your rug is thoroughly inspected and is tested to ensure the PH is correct for the type of fibre, we will go through everything with you to ensure you are happy with the results and that you would recommend us to others.
At Clean-my Carpets and Upholstery we take great care to ensure that you get the right results from any cleaning service we provide. We always come out to inspect and survey everything before cleaning giving us both a chance to ask any questions and give an accurate quote as well as a projected outcome for any stains etc. As well as area carpet cleaning in Southampton, Persian rug cleaning in Portsmouth, wool rug/carpet cleaning in Fareham we also off these other great services: