Rug Cleaning in Oxford , 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 Oxford, 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 inOxford, 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 inOxford, MS , and the surrounding areas.
Rug Cleaning Services: Keep Your Oriental Rugs Clean
Area rugs tend to pick up a great deal of dirt and grime from foot traffic. This dirt works its way into the fibers, drastically shortening the lifespan of a rug and keeping it from looking its best. Although the cleaning of a smaller rug may be as simple as tossing it into a tub of water with some vinegar and wool cleaner, larger rugs pose a bit of a challenge due to their size and construction. Many people choose to have their rugs cleaned professionally, but this can be an expensive hassle.
To keep an area rug clean and in good condition, rotate it once a year. Vacuuming should occur at least once every three months, and this should be done even more frequently if foot traffic adds more dirt to the rug than the usual settling of dust. It is important to vacuum the underside of the rug, since dust and dirt tend to work themselves through the fibers and out the other side.
Every once in a while, however, the area rug will need a good and deep clean that a vacuum simply cannot do. First, check the label for any special instructions. Every rug is woven differently and the materials and the weave may require certain precautions, such as the avoidance of certain detergents. Unlike a professional cleaner, the layperson may not be intuitively familiar with such necessary precautions.
Next, decide whether to clean the rug with water or through a dry-cleaning method.
It's possible to dry clean an area rug at home using a carpet dry cleaning kit. These kits, available in stores, consist of a powdery substance that soaks up stains and odors. After vacuuming the rug, sprinkle the product all over the rug. Work in the substance with a clean broom or other soft-bristled brush, and let the cleaner sit for several hours. Then, vacuum the rug one more time, leaving it clean but not wet.
Alternatively, take the area rug outside and clamp it to a fence or clothesline, if it can support such weight. Using some commercially available carpet cleaner, clean the rug by hand and spray it down with a hose with sprayer nozzle. Also consider utilizing the floor mat clamps at a car wash, where a soapy spray is available straight from the nozzle. Either way, wash out the detergent and hang to dry, leaving the rug good as new.
Oriental Rug Cleaning - How To Do It Yourself
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.