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Cleaning a rug properly enhances its appearance, age and value. We employ special and professional methods to clean your valuable rugs, therefore, do not try to wash and clean them by yourself or allow ordinary carpet cleaners to clean your fine area rugs. Regular carpet cleaners and dry cleaners usually use one or two standard methods of carpet cleaning and use detergents and chemical washes that can be damaging for handmade rugs. For instance, antique rugs must be cleaned gently and hand washed using milder soaps and detergents, without the use of heavy brushes. We specialize in cleaning any handmade rug new or antique.
Inspection of rug
- A detailed inspection is done before we start the wash process on any rug. This allows us to determine what method and what materials are suitable for use in washing your handmade rug. Pre-existing conditions such as tea-washing, tears, old spotting attempts, sun-fade, residue from past cleanings, stains, and other damages are also revealed to us when we inspect your rug. Overall, the laborious process of thoroughly and meticulously inspecting your rug enables us to ensure that we care for your rugs to the best of our ability so that when we return your rug to you, you are completely satisfied.
2. Before we start the wash on your rug, it is completely dusted to remove any extra particles, dust mites that may have built up in your rug over time. Professionally dusting your rug removes most, if not all, unwanted materials. Dusting helps eliminate those particulates, from your rugs, which cannot
be taken out even after vacuuming.
3. Once the wash process starts, each rug is meticulously washed by hand with flowing water to ensure the best result. During the washing stage, we ensure that the detergents we use are completely free of chemicals. The shampoo used by us in washing your rugs is a neutral-balanced solution.
4. The final stage is drying your rug. In this stage, we take multiple steps in making sure that all water, moisture, or dampness is completely removed from your rug. We strive to ensure that no electronic dryers are used in this process. Once the water has been reduced to a minimum, your rug is hung to dry naturally in a climate controlled room. The drying process takes between 48 to 72 hours. Once we are certain your rug is completely free of any residual moisture or dampness we use a purpose built brush to comb your rug which fluffs the pile to achieve a texture that leaves your rug looking as close to being as new.
Contact us at The Rug Finder to set up an appointment to have your rug picked up for cleaning