There’s a BIG difference between cleaning your area rug, and cleaning your wall-to-wall carpet.
Your Area Rug Needs Special Treatment
AREA RUG VS. WALL-TO-WALL CARPET: The wall-to-wall carpet in your home is manufactured on a machine that uses synthetic material to produce 15 feet of carpet per minute. However, most area rugs, particularly hand-knotted rugs, are entirely made by hand from all-natural materials. It can take from one month or up to two years or longer to produce a single handmade rug, such as a Persian or Oriental rug. Many of these rugs are made with wool, which is a highly complex animal fiber. If you looked at it under a microscope, you can see that wool fibers have scales and hundreds of small crevices that can trap soil. In fact, a recent study reports that a 9×12 oriental rug can hold up to 87 pounds of dry soil without even looking dirty! This is why proper care and cleaning is critical to the longevity of such area rugs.
Area rugs are also made of many other natural fibers such as silk, cotton, jute or others. This means cleaning an area rug is a CUSTOM JOB EVERY TIME. A thorough Pre-Inspection will identify it’s construction, it’s fibers, what type of color dyes have been used, any staining – including pet urine, any moth damage, etc. An experienced technician will also determine the approximate age, and even where the rug was originally made. That will determine the best method and solutions to use to gently and thoroughly get your rug clean again.
Hire only a PROFESSIONAL Area Rug Cleaner
Proper rug cleaning is not simply running a steam cleaner over the front and back. At best, that type of cleaning would be cosmetic and only temporary. At worst, it could cause irreversible damage – color bleeding, fading, stretching, etc.
Rugs knotted by hand tend to be extremely durable — so much so that they can last for generations. And when something is on the floor for that long, it can get really dirty. Since you took the time to individually select and purchase your area rugs, take the time to protect your investments.
Schedule your Area Rug Cleaning with the only WoolSafe-Approved company in NE Wyoming – DISASTER RECOVERY. (307) 686-0078.
LEARN how we actually hand wash each rug individually in our specialized Rug Cleaning Studio: GILLETTE’S PREMIER RUG WASHING STUDIO!