Safe Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning - Columbus, GA
With proper care, handmade Oriental rugs can last for generations. Because of their complexity and value, fine fabric rugs should be cleaned and restored by trained professionals with the knowledge, expertise and proper cleaning and drying facilities.
At SME Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, our cleaning professionals have the knowledge, skill, and ability to clean your wool, cotton, or silk area rugs safely and effectively. We use the mildest and safest tools and formulas to ensure no harm will come to your rug or it’s fibers. When we finish, your rug will look amazing and smell fresh!
How We Clean Specialty Rugs
STEP 1. PICK-UP
To clean your rug we pick it up from your home and take it to our rug cleaning plant, where we have state of the art machinery to gently clean your rugs.
STEP 2. AIR DUSTING
The preliminary step of the process is known as Air Dusting or simply, Dusting. Combing soft, powerful compressed air with specially designed patented tools helps to gently lift and remove dust and dry particles trapped deep inside the rug’s fibers and foundation.
STEP 3. SUBMERSION HAND 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 cleaning agent massaged deep into the fiber, further removes a rugs contaminates and keeps them from setting 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 complete removal of contaminants.
STEP 4. RINSE
The third step in the system, Air 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, Air Rinse lifts and adds body to the rugs fibers. Following the Air Rinse, the rug is hoisted from the Wash Pit and soft water-rinsed a second time before being moved to the Dry Room.
STEP 5. 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 12-24 hours.
STEP 6. POST DETAILING & DELIVERY
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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