Rug Cleaning in Corinth , MS
From preliminary inspection to final check, our company takes special care to properly manage your Oriental rug cleaning project. Since 1881, we have completed rug cleaning of every type of difficulty for clients that want to protect and maintain the appearance of their beautiful pieces.
Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners & Oriental Rug Gallery near Corinth, MS can check out your rug and recommend a course of action. Our rug cleaning services are customized based on problems you have such as stains, damage, and more.
Oriental Rug Cleaning Includes a Specific Wash Process
One thing our customers inCorinth, MS will tell you is that we are consistent in all of the work we complete, no matter how intense the cleaning process needs to be. It is not uncommon for us to handle deeply embedded pet stains, heavy discoloration, and large amounts of dirt and dust. The basics of a typical oriental rug cleaning include:
- Pre-Wash Inspection: This includes determining the condition of the rug and deciding if treatment is needed before we wash the rug.
- Dusting: This involves removing 100% of the dust from the rug with state-of-the-art methods.
- Pre-Spot Tough Stains: This customized step may involve special treatment, enzyme treatment, and color restoration.
- Submersion Wash: This includes washing the rug on both sides with our gentle yet effective shampoos.
- Soaking: Allowing the rug to soak fully in this overnight step removes dirt, liquids, and more.
- Brushing: This includes brushing the rug with special grooming tools.
- Drying: This goes on in a climate-controlled room that leaves your rug dry in about six hours.
- Final Inspection: This is conducted to make sure every aspect of the cleaning service was handled properly and to our own standards.
Add On Services Extends Your Rug’s Lifetime
When you are already investing in a piece which is especially important to your family or friends we recommend adding on services including scotch guarding, rug deodorizing, and/or moth proofing.
Scotch guarding allows you to walk, run, play, and relax on or around your rug without worrying about damages caused by spills. No matter how careful you are, it is always best to prepare for an accident because they do happen. Deodorizing is especially recommended for pet owners and people that are looking to store their rug for more than a few months. With storage in mind, you may also want to add moth proofing to prevent any major damage while your rug is not in use.
You shouldn’t be worried about every foot that steps on your rug. One of the best things about owning a beautiful oriental rug is showing it off and displaying it in your home. Without being able to do this, there is no benefit to owning the piece. We give you peace of mind as you live your daily life by offering special types of rug cleaning treatment to get rid of every type of damage caused, including the most difficult of circumstances.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for rug cleaning. We are proud to serve clients inCorinth, MS , and the surrounding areas.
Professional Carpet and Rug Cleaning - Leave Your Carpet Cleaning to the Pros
Floor rugs provide comfort, warmth and style to a room but they do need cleaning for general dirt and the occasional stain. Try to minimize dirt build up, especially in a high traffic area by asking guests and family to take off their outdoor shoes at the front door. A good front door mat will also ensure that people who do enter your house wearing shoes will not be tracking in dirt or mud.
Regular vacuuming is the best way to stop dirt from getting really embedded into a rug but if you need to deep clean, you can roll them up and send them away for professional cleaning by hot-water extraction or steam cleaning. Of course you can rent an extraction machine and do it yourself but make sure not to get the rug too saturated and be spare with the cleaning solution.
That last advice is probably the most important of all. Do not overdo the cleaning solution and make sure you rinse the rug very well afterwards. Vacuum the carpet first to get rid of dirt particles before trying to clean it.
If you are dealing with spillage and stains, it is vital to try to clean the stain as quickly as possible before it is absorbed and dries. A lot of rugs are stain resistant, a treatment that delays the setting in of a stain and gives you a better chance of removing it. Rubbing will push the spill into the pile and mat the fibres together so it is better to blot up spills first with a clean towel or wad of paper towel. Press down and keep blotting into a clean piece of towel until you have absorbed up the liquid. If you have a wet-vac you can extract large stains before you blot dry.
Apply warm water and blot the area again but if the stain is still there you will need to apply a mixture of mild detergent or hand-washing soap (about 250 mL) and warm water (about 4 litres) - a ratio of about 1 to 16. Read the label and make sure the detergent contains no bleach or alkaline. Let this soak for five minutes, rinse it with warm water and blot it well again. Repeat this process again until the rug is free of stains and detergent. You can hang the rug outside to dry or use a fan or hairdryer for emergencies. Vacuum the area when the rug is completely dry to raise the nap and fluff up the fibres again.
Most modern carpets are synthetic. Avoid home cleaning methods on wool fibres as they are more absorbent, become very heavy when wet and difficult to dry. Be careful too when you vacuum a wool rug, do not use a rotary brush on loop-piles because the fibres will fuzz. If you don't know whether your rug is wool or synthetic, you can do a burn test with a small snipped sample on a saucer. Burnt wool smells like burnt hair and synthetic fibre will melt.
Plant fibres like sisal, coir, jute and seagrass are also very absorbent, being less stain-resistant. Vacuum regularly using a beater bar or brush attachment and dry any areas that get wet from spills as quickly as possible with dryers and fans.
Oriental Rug Cleaning - Types And Care
Some may not realize it, but there is more than one way available for your carpet cleaner to clean your carpets. Essentially, you have a "wet cleaning" method or a "dry cleaning" method. Many people would like to know the difference between the two. While the main difference is that obviously one involves more water than the other, there is a little more involved than that. (It should be noted that before starting either method, the carpet should be vacuumed first. This make the cleaning process easier.)
Wet Cleaning The first method we'll take a look at is the wet method. Wet methods of cleaning, as the name suggest, use the most amount of water in the cleaning process. There are two main types - shampooing and steam cleaning.
With the shampooing method, you literally shampoo the carpet. The cleaning machine covers the fibers with a shampoo foam. This process stirs up the dirt and stains. When the dirt is stirred up, it becomes trapped inside the shampoo. After the carpet has dried, it can vacuumed clean. The dirt and stains, which had previously been attached to the carpet fibers, are cleaned away with the dried shampoo solution.
Steam cleaning can also be classified as a wet cleaning method. With steam cleaning, your cleaner sprays a mixture of hot water and detergent on the carpet. This loosens the dirt. A specialized vacuum is then brought in to suck the water from the carpet.
Dry Cleaning With the dry method of cleaning, a moist powder is spread over the carpet and then massaged into the fibers with a special machine. The powder consists mostly of detergent, a dissolving solvent, and an absorbent. It also contains a slight amount of water, enough to make it moist. The special makeup of the powder allows it to act as powerful cleaning agent. After the powder is spread across the carpet, it is vacuumed clean.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Dry cleaning is considered a "surface clean." In other words, it doesn't clean as deeply as a wet clean does. The advantage of this method is that it's faster. With a wet cleaning, you may need to wait anywhere from 12 to 24 hours for the solution to dry. And so that is also the potential downside - it does take a little longer. The advantage, as mentioned, is that it's more forceful and more thorough, and so the wait is often worth it.
Typical Cleaning Process Most professional cleaners would use something similar to the following process outlined below. First they survey the area to be cleaned to understand the layout of the area and the type of dirt and stains they will be dealing with.
Next they vacuum the area to remove as much "easy" dirt as possible.
After vacuuming, they pre-condition the carpet with a specialized cleaning solution. This emulsifies the suspended dirt and biomaterials.
Next they agitate the areas that receive the most amount of foot traffic. This serves to loosen the compacted dirt.
After agitation, they rinse the cleaning solutions applied in Step 3. This leaves the carpet fibers residue free. If there are stubborn stain spots, they then treat these areas with specialized stain removers. If necessary, these areas are left to "dwell" for a time so that the spot removers can really do their work. When the proper amount of time has passed, the removal solutions are rinsed from the carpet.
Once the carpet has been completely cleaned and all the stains have been removed, they normally apply something along the lines of Dupont's Teflon Advanced Fiber Protectant for carpets. Although this last step is optional, many recommend it.