Even though your area rug looks clean, normal settling of dust is abrasive and will shorten the life of your rug. We recommend rug cleaning every two years. It is also important to rotate it once a year so your area rug get equal amount of traffic and light and wear evenly.
The area rug cleaning process we use involve through and comprehensive stages.
First rugs are separated based on being hand made or machine made. Hand made area rugs generally are more sensitive.
Then we remove as much as possible dust from the rug.
Rugs are then tested for color fastness. If the colors bleed we have to use special methods like dry cleaning or extraction to leave as least as possible water on the rug.
We check to see if there are areas on the area rug more soiled or if stains on the rug. If yes we pre-treat the area. Please understand that some stains like some pet stains may not be removed as they have permanently changed the colors of the wool.
If the rug smells and and has pet odor we neutralize the odor. This will eliminate the odor.
Rugs are then washed with different methods depending on the type, age, color fastness, thickness. In brief some methods we use include mostly complete soaking and submersion in water which is the best way to clean, dry cleaning, jet spray and extraction. Fringes are treated separately to prevent damage.
We try-as much as possible-to dry the rugs under the sun. Sun makes the result more beautiful and give nature’s warmth to the fiber.
We have master repairman in staff whose repair jobs are among the best in the USA. We receive repair projects from all other states. We have proof of what we do.
Reweaving lost ends, restoring lost corners, water rot, moth damage, fixing holes with matching wool and restoring the lost designs, binding, fringes, reweaving bald spots, etc. are some of the works we do.