Since the production of carpets in Persia, natural washing and cleaning began in the country. Throughout of hundreds and thousands of years, they developed better methods to clean and repair the carpet without damaging the carpet texture, and this optimization continues with carpets until this day.
Oriental Rug Cleaners based in New York is pride to continue the same traditional methods but using modern facilities for the professional cleaning and repair of Persian and Oriental rugs.
Q. How long does it take to get my rug cleaned?
A. The time frame for cleaning your rug depends on what needs to be done. Generally, if no additional services are needed, then you should assume around 2 to 3 weeks.
Q. How do I know when it is time to clean my rug?
A. Your rug should be cleaned every three to five years depending on how much foot traffic it receives.
Q. What if My Rug Has Stains?
A. Stains are probably the most obvious sign that a rug should be cleaned. Aside from gently blotting spills, leave stain-removal work to the rug cleaning pros. Stains tend to set in and get worked into the fibers as they dry or are rubbed. It’s also important to note that bugs, moths and rot are more likely to affect dirty rugs, including those in storage.
Q. What is The Carpet “Touch Test”?
A. The touch test is a simple and effective way to gauge the level of soiling. Simply rub the pile with an open hand going with the direction of the grain. If your hand feels dirty or excessively sticky, the rug probably needs to be cleaned.
Q. Why Should I Be Checking the Rug’s Pile and Foundation?
A. A visual examination of the pile and under-structure reveals deposits of dirt that are abrading the rug’s foundation. Gently spread the pile apart to look for dirt at the base of the knots (and along the warp and weft). Because typical cleaning methods cannot remove these deeply embedded particles, harmonic vibration equipment is the safest and most effective tool for cleaning antique rugs and protecting their value.
Q. How do rugs get cleaned? What goes in to cleaning process of a rug?
A. Factors that affect how your rug will be cleaned include size, geographic origin, construction techniques, fiber content, age and dyes. In most cases, antique rugs will be physically dusted to remove abrasive grit and debris trapped deep in the carpet pile. Then aqueous cleansing agents are applied to remove soil attached to the natural fibers that dulls the color and luminous sheen. Our antique rug cleaning experts are trained to clean using the most appropriate methods. If necessary, oxygen-based treatments can be employed to remove oxidation that causes yellowing in white and ivory rugs.
When necessary, we stabilize weak areas and employ protective cloths to minimize wear and unnecessary friction. Our rug cleaning experts are attentive to the special needs of every unique carpet.
After cleaning antique Oriental rugs and removing the cleansing agents and excess water, rugs are placed in a climate-controlled drying room. There, air warm, dry air circulates to ensure that even the thickest pile carpets dry quickly and thoroughly.