Rug Cleaning in Madison , Tennesee
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 Madison, Tennesee 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 inMadison, Tennesee 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 inMadison, Tennesee , and the surrounding areas.
Oriental Rug Cleaning
Deep cleaning a rug is a two-part process: dusting and then washing. Dusting is the process of inverting a rug and then vibrating the back of it so that dry soil is loosened. Once all the dry dirt falls out of the rug, a wet process of cleaning can begin.
If soap and water are put onto a dusty rug before the dusting, a kind of sludge is created that sticks to the rug’s fibers and foundation. When the rug dries, it will lack the brightness of a rug that was properly dusted prior to washing. Dry dirt is also gritty in texture and acts like sandpaper on your rug’s foundation. A rug with dry rot is usually a rug with a very dirty foundation.
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What is an Oriental rug?
The term "Oriental rug" refers to a wide range of floor coverings. The term is broadly used to refer to rugs that are made in Asian countries. The most prolific rug-making countries include Iran, Turkey, China and India. You also will see references to Caucasian rugs; this refers to rugs made in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. More recently, Southeast Asian countries, notably Vietnam, have begun creating Oriental rugs for export.
Authentic Oriental rugs are constructed by hand and made of wool, cotton or silk. In modern usage, you may see the term used to describe machine-made rugs with an Asian motif. For this article, we'll use "Oriental rug" to refer to handmade floor coverings.
Oriental rugs are designed to tell a story, with different patterns symbolizing life events and a region's history. Different countries and areas use a few primary motifs. These are one way to tell where an Oriental rug was made.
How Oriental rugs are made
Oriental rugs are crafted using a number of techniques, but all quality rugs are hand-knotted.
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One of the most common methods for creating a rug is to use a simple flat loom. The artist begins the rug by forming a foundation of sturdy cotton, silk or wool fibers called the "warp." The cross fibers, the "weft," are then tied to that foundation, forming the pattern.
A quality Oriental rug will have between 16 and 550 knots per inch. The more knots, the better the rug. It's not unusual for up to a dozen artists to work on one rug. Depending on the size, the design and the quality, it can take several months to several years to complete one rug.
Oriental rug care and cleaning tips
Although a good Oriental rug can last for decades, a little basic oriental rug care is necessary to keep your prize floor covering looking its best. Below are just a few things to consider:
Rotate your rug. To avoid excessive wear in any one area, it's a good idea to rotate your rug every two to six months.
Avoid sunlight. Be careful where you place your Oriental rug. Direct sunlight will cause the dyes to fade.
Vacuum regularly. Vacuuming your rug will not only remove the dirt and debris of everyday use but will keep the rug fibers from getting matted. Be careful not to get the rug's fringe caught in the sweeper.
Spot clean. In the event of a spill and stain, blot all excess liquid with a cloth or paper towel. Loosen the stain with a little club soda, if necessary. Avoid using soap, detergent or other cleaners, as they can damage fibers.
Hiring a rug cleaner
Reasons for cleaning an Oriental rug yourself include:
Saving money. Cleaning your Oriental rug yourself is generally cheaper than hiring a professional.
Mobility. Depending on the size of your rug, your floor covering can weigh more than 100 pounds. Oriental rugs, particularly woolen rugs, can be very heavy.
Hiring a professional rug cleaner also has advantages:
Preserving value. Good Oriental rugs may be passed down from generation to generation. Professional care can extend the life and beauty of a rug.
Pick up and delivery. Most companies that specialize in cleaning Oriental rugs will pick up your rug and reinstall it.
Thoroughness. A company that specializes in cleaning Oriental rugs has specialized equipment to give your rug a more thorough cleaning and drying.
Access to superior cleaning products. Commercial cleaning services have access to products designed especially for use on Oriental rugs. Most carpet shampoos and cleaning products found in retail stores are designed for synthetic wall-to-wall carpeting and are often too harsh for the delicate natural fibers in Oriental rugs.