Rugs can be an enormous investment, and having them safely cleaned can be a challenge, but a necessity. Professional rug cleaning not only preserves valuable heirloom rugs and expensive Persian imports, but also the health and well being of your family. Vacuuming alone can’t extract the allergens, dirt, pet hair, dead skin cells, and bacteria that stay trapped in the tightly woven knap of most rugs. Carpet Tech’s state of the art rug facility not only ensures a clean and disinfected rug, but prevents the rug damage that can so easily occur if your rug is not properly treated.
Before any rug is cleaned, its important to have an IICRC rug specialist assess its age, material, and weave as well as the any spotting to clean thoroughly with out rug damage. Although Carpet Tech can often use our hot water extraction wand for an initial cleaning on some rugs in the home, we suggest customers allow us to bring their rugs to our state of the art rug bath facility at our shop.
Our methods range from steam and dry cleaning to dusting and submersion cleaning. Carpet Tech technicians are specially trained to follow a defined process using specialized equipment to provide a thorough and effective cleaning. A professional cleaning treatment for your area rug may involve the following steps:
Removal of all dry soil and dust from the rug. Tight weaving on the back side of many area rugs prevents any dust from getting through to the floor. Instead, this dirt and dust packs into the rug. Before any water is applied, all dust must be removed. Although the rug may not visibly show any dirt, this processes, repeated over and over again will extract mounds of dirt and debris.
Depending on the fiber type and soiling of a particular rug, the Carpet Tech professionals will apply specific treatment. Some rugs are placed in a rug bath for up to 12 hours where technicians work with a flush wand to remove contaminants, odors, and stains.
WATER CLAW & SUCTION WAND
Once the water is drained from the rug bath, technicians work with specialized tools, such as a water claw or suction wand to remove any remaining contaminants and begin the drying process.
Rugs are then moved onto a dry pad and the suction wand is used once more to extract moisture. Finally, rugs are placed onto a drying rack and injected with hot, dry air to fully dry while maintaining the original shape.
WRAPPING AND DELIVERY
The last step once the rug is fully cleaned and dried is to carefully wrap it and prepare for customer delivery.
When you leave your domestic or Oriental rug with a certified rug care specialist at Carpet Tech, you can rest assured that it’s in good hands. Follow this link to get your free quote and to learn more about our pick-up and delivery service for professional area rug cleaning.