Area Rug Cleaning
The Village Cleaner is an IICRC certified firm with certification in Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning. It is recommended that rugs with moderate to heavy traffic be cleaned in-plant at least annually. We are equipped in our plant to use various dust and particulate soil removal techniques, soil and spot removal procedures, and rapid and controlled drying methods that are not available in your home.
Step 1 – Pre-inspection
As much as possible, your rug will be evaluated for fiber content, construction, dye stability, damage and/or wear, and other factors that might affect the desired cleaning result.
Step 2 – Dry Soil Removal
A very important step in area rug cleaning is dry soil removal. Failure to adequately remove non-soluble soil before taking the next step could mean a dingy appearance for the cleaned rug.
Step 3 – Preconditioning
Keeping in mind the results of the Pre-Inspection, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify soils. Any spots will be pretreated, and any fringe will be preconditioned for maximum soil removal.
Step 4 – Rinse or Wash
In most cases the rug will be rinsed with extraction equipment. In certain cases the rug might be washed in an Oriental Rug wash pit.
Step 5 – Controlled Drying
After the soil is rinsed out, the rug will be hung to dry or, in some cases, laid flat to dry.
Step 6 – Finishing
After drying, the rug will be finished with a soft groomer made especially for specialty rugs.
Step 7 – Inspection and delivery
Finally, the rug is inspected and released for delivery. It is wrapped in Kraft paper for presentation to the client. Upon delivery, we will lay the rug for you.