Has your Persian area rug been damaged over time by constant foot traffic, pet stains, urine, messy children, or spilled wine? Do the fringes look worn out and in need of a restoration?
The best way to protect your area rug from wear and tear is by having your Persian area rug professionally washed. The general rule is to have your rug washed every 5 years. This is the best and only way to prevent larger repairs in the future. Over time, Persian area rugs get filled with dust and dirt in the foundation of the rug.
This buildup of dust over time can, and will start to slice away at the fibers causing your area rug severe damage. Rugs fibers lose elasticity due to the natural wool and silk drying out over time. The good news is that washing a rug can assist in treating all these problems.
A fully washed wool area rug should be soft to the touch and completely deodorized. Area rug cleaning will bring back the original colors of the area rug, and many times present new colors that were previously unseen prior to the wash. An added bonus of washing a Persian area rug, is removing any bugs or moths.
These insects love dirty wool and will eat anywhere from a small amount, to a basketball size hole in your area rug. No cause for alarm, cleaning and introducing moth repellent will completely eliminate your rug of moths.
When you have your Persian area rug cleaned, dust and dirt from deep in the rug is removed during a dry dusting. The rug is dusted and re-dusted until no more dry soil is visible. The area rug is then taken to a concrete wash floor and submerged in fresh water. Color stabilizers are added if needed and the area rug is washed in the same manner that Persian area rugs have been cleaned for thousands of years. Essentially a river of clean water is created and then gentle shampoos are applied, to remove all dirt and soil in the area rug.
This river like effect washes and cleans away all the dirt from deep down in the rug right into a drain. Only fresh clean water comes in contact with the area rug during the entire washing and cleaning process. Special attention is also given to area rugs that have fringe. A cleaning agent is added solely to the fringe that is made special for cotton, wool, or silk.
The area rug is then completely rinsed in fresh water again and all noticeable shampoo and dirt is removed. A squeegee is used to remove as much water as possible and your Persian area rug is rolled up and put into a centrifuge.
This machine is basically a giant washing machine that works like the spin cycle in your home unit. The spinning action removes up to 95% of all water and any trace of dirt that may have missed during the wash. Another benefit of a centrifuge is that it opens up the fibers and brings back life to your Persian area rug.
After the area rug has been removed from the centrifuge, it is taken and hung to dry in a special drying chamber. This room is set at a high temperature with a low humidity, the ideal climate for drying a natural fiber rug. The area rug is finally removed from the drying room the following morning and undergoes quality control prior to making pickup or delivery arrangements.
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