We use a state-of-the-art, in-plant system employing patented tools and equipment designed specifically for oriental rug cleaning services. Cleaning your rugs will take approximately 4 to 5 Days, depending on the services you need. American Steamers offers pick-up and delivery for Free, and we’ll provide you with a home evaluation price of your rugs as well.
Our 5 Steps Oriental Rug Cleaning Services
The five-step process employs the simple elements of air and water to deliver an extremely thorough, yet gentle cleaning. Though more time consuming, cleaning rugs by hand ensures that no stain is overlooked and a rug’s delicate construction isn’t placed under undue stress. This approach produces the most thorough cleaning for your treasured investment.
The RugBadger is a powerful, portable machine designed to deliver 40,000+ penetrating harmonic vibrations/min deep into the back of a rug.
It shakes loose any dry, heavy, damaging soil & sediments trapped both in the foundation and in between the rug fibers themselves.
2. Submersion Wash
In the weaving capitals of the world, handmade rugs are washed by submerging them for several hours in flowing rivers. The Submersion Hand Wash step simulates this age-old process, enabling all foreign matter to be purged from a rug. Using a continuous flow of water, combined with a mild, ph-neutral cleansing agent massaged deep into the fiber, further removes a rug’s contaminants and keeps them from settling into the rug again. While the rugs are submerged, three compression rollers purge or “squeeze” all remaining contaminants. Rugs with particularly stubborn contaminants, such as pet urine, are submerged for an extended period to guarantee their complete removal. We use small, medium and large sized compression rollers to ensure all contaminants are removed from the rugs before they proceed to the rinse & spin stage.
3. Extract, Rinse & Spin
The third step in the system, Rinse, rinses all cleaning solutions from the rug using compressed air and specially designed tools to create an underwater, vigorous rinse. In addition to purging cleaning solvents from the rug, Rinse lifts and adds body to the rug’s fibers. Following the Rinse, the rug is hoisted from the Wash Pit and soft water-rinsed a second time before being moved to the Rug Centrifuge.
4. Controlled Drying
Achieving a fast and efficient drying method is critical, as rugs can mold and mildew if saturated for long periods of time. Controlled Drying takes place in a heated Dry Room using a combination of air circulation, dehumidifying processes, and heat. Here, rugs are allowed to dry for 2-6 hours.
5. Post Detailing
Post Detailing involves cleaning and restoring all fringes using a specially designed tool. During this last step, all rugs are brushed and inspected for any remaining stains.
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In addition to rug cleaning and in-house expert repair, American Steamers offers essentials for the maintenance of your rugs, including:
- Expert restoration, reweaving and repair
- Rug underlayment (felt or non-skid rubber padding)
- Moth pre- and post-treatment
- MicroSeal Stain resistant
- Blocking (to restore rug symmetry)
Specialty services include:
- Guaranteed pet urine removal
- Herbal tea washes
- Color run removal
- Spot removal
We clean a variety of old and new area rugs, including:
- Antique Rugs
- New Orientals
- Machine made
- Needlepoint weave
- Aubusson weave
- Hooked Rugs
In addition, we clean specialty rugs, including:
- Bordered carpets
- Sisal Rugs
- Seagrass Rugs
- Braided Rugs
- Hand-serging to bind edge warps
- Overcasting (or â€œwhip stitching) exposed weft loops
- Stitching of tears and cuts
- Edge reinforcement
- Rod looping
- Installing hanging loops for wall placement
- Adding on new fringe / Replacing fringe (Cotton, Mercerized Cotton, Wool, Silk)
- Rubber stripping
- Curling prevention
- Double wrapping
- Rug stretching
- Custom resizing
- Custom border installation
- Needlepoint reinforcement (Needle pointing)
- Flat weaving
- Stripping (curling prevention)
- Water damage
- Smoke damage
- Mold/Mildew remediation
- Dry rot repair
- Bindery / Borders
- Carpet beetles
- Color bleeding correction
- Highlighting faded areas
- Design recreation
- Tea staining fringe
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