Here is an interesting question that is asked frequently. Should I allow a carpet cleaner to clean and handle my fine Oriental or Area Rug? The easy answer to that is……No. We could leave it there and just walk away but that would do a disservice to the question and ANYONE who actually asks the question. So let’s dive in and see the reasons why you don’t want a carpet cleaner to handle your rugs.
First off, the overwhelming majority of carpet cleaners don’t have the proper knowledge to handle Oriental Rugs. The fact is it takes a great deal of knowledge, time, and proper training to proficiently handle Oriental and Area Rugs. And most carpet cleaners only spend their time dealing with machine made carpet made of Nylon. The last statistic I heard was 95% of all carpet sold in the United States was made of Nylon. Well, 93% of Oriental and Area Rugs are made of Wool. A very vast difference!
Nylon is man-made and is designed to withstand very harsh chemicals. Whereas Wool is a Natural fiber from sheep. The chemicals that carpet cleaners use on Nylon should NEVER be used on Wool.
The 2nd reason you only want a true rug cleaner handling your rugs is drying time. We never clean a rug in someones home due to the fact there is no way to properly clean a rug in the first place. A rug should be dusted, pre-treated and then submerged cleaned. Then it should be dried as quickly as possible. If you clean a rug at a home obviously you’re only getting a surface cleaning and NOT getting the entire rug cleaned.
If a rug was getting thoroughly cleaned, the middle and backing would be wet and then would do serious damage to the floors in a home.
At Heirloom Rug Cleaning of NC, we pickup a rug and take to our specialized facility for proper dusting, pre-treating, cleaning and drying before we return it to the rug owner. Our customers can sleep well at night knowing they’re beautiful rugs are taken care of in the proper way. Read more about our entire cleaning process here.
Give us a call to schedule your next rug cleaning!
In the Triangle call 919-869-4956
In the Triad call 336-267-6614