My family has been in carpet and furniture cleaning industry for close to 40 years now and my favorite furniture are rugs. When you look at all the variety colors and places of origin there really is nothing cooler in my opinion. Carpets tell stories they decorate the walls and floors they insulate us and fill our homes with color, texture and warmth. Rugs are passed down through generations and can tell stories of their origins like the Afghan war rugs depicting things like Assault rifles or hang grenades or Persian rugs with representations of paradise with flowers and water.
Rugs are precious and unique and an investment. They come in all different styles material and dyes they are woven from hand or programmed on high speed computers. Were your rugs made in a factor or a village in the middle east was it dyed with river water or water from snow? These differences make the care and restoration process for your rugs different from one another. High Alkaline cleaners can break down natural fibers like wool or silk loosing there shine and luster where as olifin a plastic fiber could survive even the harsher chemical. Dyes in fibers can be PH sensitive and change colors if not identified and cleaned properly.
We have a step by step process from identifying to cleaning and drying rugs that is by far the best in the Bay Area. Trained by top rugs experts. we have the most complete rug cleaning practices with the latest and most advanced equipment hands down.
- Your rugs and checked for damages . We than identify the materials and dyes to determine the best process
- 90% of dirt in carpet is dry material we first use special equipment that literally knocks all that dirt out of the carpet. Like the image of the lady beating the rug on the laundry line we use high speed equipment to do this for us. We do this because many oriental rugs have pockets that fill with dirt that will not come out with just vacuuming. The vacuuming comes next but we don’t use your home hoover. We use a industrial vacuum on both sides called a pile lifter a industrial vacuum that removes left dry matter.
- Its bath time depending on the rug we soak it in a variety of different baths. Baths can soak from any where from 12 to 48 hours depending on the rug or the stains
- Before we remove the rugs from their bath we shampoo them on both sides this process removes the tough to get out filth and emulsifies tough stains
- We rinse all the residue from the carpet flush it squeaky clean. Clearing out the shampoo and loose filth.
- Time to get dry. Because of the pockets in the rugs its important to get all the moisture out. This is where many rug cleaners drop the ball . We place the rugs in a high speed vortex machine. This is basically a large unheated dryer. It spins the rugs at high speed changing speeds pull out the moister from all pockets in the weaves and pulls those pockets open so we can get it ready for the next step.
- We hang the rugs in a drying room. Fans heaters and dehumidifiers pull the last bit of water from the rugs by creating air flow passing over and through the rugs.
- Rugs are inspected and treated with protectors if desired by our clients we than roll the rugs up and wrap in plastic to protect the rugs on there way home to our clients.