Area Rug Cleaning
Area Rugs always complete a room’s look by adding warmth, color and texture to a space. Depending on your room’s layout and furniture placement, your Area Rugs can be exposed to heavy foot traffic. Keep your Area Rugs looking beautiful by calling Albuquerque ThoroClean to schedule them for regular Area Rug cleaning! ThoroClean also offers Pick up and Delivery for your Area Rugs for an additional fee.
- At Albuquerque ThoroClean, we are equipped to properly clean all types of Area Rugs and Oriental Rugs, giving them the specialized care and attention they deserve.
- Our specially Trained, Certified Technicians are experts when it comes to determining the proper cleaning methods best suited to your Area Rug’s particular weave, fibers and dyes.
- We use the most advanced processes available today to thoroughly Clean your Area Rugs and remove any dirt, stains, or odors.
ThoroClean is proud to offer full service Area Rug Cleaning. Our cleaning process removes allergens, dust mites, sand, dirt, and hair trapped between fibers.
Our Area Rug Cleaning Process
Step 1 – Area Rug Inspection
Our Area Rug care specialist’s hand-inspect your Area Rug, going from the fringe to the backing and record its current condition.
Step 2 – Getting the Dirt Out
Albuquerque ThoroClean is one of the only firms in the southwest to have invested in one of the most powerful rug vibrating systems. We use this vibrating machine to carefully loosen the deep down dirt out of both the front and backing of your rug. We complete this step several times until all dry soil is removed before it ever touches any water.
Step 3 – Comprehensive Dye Testing – “We Test the Stability of Every Color in Your Rug!”
Dye testing is done to determine the stability of the dyes used in your Area Rug. Most fibers are dyed using a Mordant Process, which is a chemical reaction that binds the dye to the fiber. Every hand made rug is unique, and the dyes used in an individual rug are unique too. These dyes may be natural dyes, man-made synthetics, or a combination of both. “Because of these variations – every color, in every rug MUST be dye tested for stability BEFORE the rug is cleaned.
Step 4 – Submersion Cleaning Process
If you really want to get your Area Rug clean, you have to follow the 2000 year old cleaning traditions of Totally Submersing the rug. For thousands of years rug owners have taken their rugs to rivers and lakes to totally submerse and clean them – in cool water. Our total submersion process breaks down and flushes out all the impurities, and any remaining deep down dirt and dust that are trapped in the rug’s fibers and foundation. While total submersion cleaning is what we prefer, some types of fibers cannot be totally submerged.
Step 5 – Rinsing Your Area Rug
Now that your rug has been gently shampooed, its time for the total submersion rinse. Now your rug has to be “prepared for the drying process”.
Step 6 The Controlled Environment Drying Room Techniques
Depending on the style and condition of your Area Rug, several different drying methods may be used. Quick Drying Times and plenty of “Air Movement” are the keys to a successful drying process. Your rug must be completely dried on both the front and back sides, this requires constant attention and inspection to make sure the dyes are not moving and the drying process is properly done.
Step 7 Final Hand Grooming
The final step of the Area Rug Cleaning process is hand grooming your rug. This process includes brushing the entire rug and then hand washing and them hand grooming the fringe. Grooming your rug allows its pile to lay smooth, much like an animal’s fur. Every rug has a unique and definite direction to its pile – this is caused by the position of the rug on the loom during the weaving process.
“Fringe is very important component of any rug, because it’s an extension of the warp yarns, that make up the foundation of your rug.”