Cleaning your Oriental & Area Rugs In Our Cleaning Facility (907) 347-3721
WE CLEAN ALL TYPES OF RUGS!
Oriental and specialty area rugs differ greatly in their construction, fibers and dye lots compared to a lesser value synthetic rug. We understand these differences and use the most advanced thorough in-plant cleaning process to fit each individual rug. We also offer a full rug submersion wash process for deep urine stain & odor removal.
Area & Oriental Rugs Should NOT be Treated Like Typical Carpeting Many area rugs such as fine Oriental rugs are very costly and are made from fragile natural fibers, dyes, and foundation materials that cannot or should not be cleaned in the same manner as wall-to-wall synthetic carpets that are usually in homes (such as nylon, olefin and polyester). Natural Fiber rugs are much more time consuming and require special cleaning methods. Most professional carpet cleaning systems involve the use of high heat, high water pressure, extreme agitation, and intense chemical activity. This is what we recommend for in home wall to wall carpets, however most area rugs cannot be cleaned using these tactics. A more gentle "hand washing" process must be used to safely clean area rugs. The rugs should always be tested for color bleeding before cleaning and cleaned with specialty cleaning products made for the specific fibers of your rug.
Why Are Area and Oriental Rugs Harder to Clean? Because more time is involved in hand washing area rugs, and more complex cleaning products must be utilized to avoid damaging the fibers and dyes. You would expect that Oriental rug cleaning would cost more than standard carpet cleaning and it does.
As you will see our deluxe cleaning method requires many steps. This type of cleaning can not be done in your home as it requires flushing the carpet thoroughly several times, which we are set up to do and then once all steps are complete we speed dry the carpets which is equally as important to how they were cleaned. You do not want your rug to stay wet for days, which natural fibers will do and then they will begin to smell awful and potentially mold and delaminate. We have speed drying and de-humidification equipment to dry your rugs quickly. Cleaning rugs in your home is also not advised as their is high potential to cause damage to the flooring that is under your rug as most laminates and wood should not be wet for extended time and water is required for a good
What about animal urine, can this be removed from my rug? We specialize in removal of pet odors such as dog dander as well as pet urine. We use our submersion style cleaning which soaks the rug in order to breakdown the urine salts that cause the odor. This process can take many hours depending on the severity of the urine saturation. This tedious process is needed for proper extraction of any urine odors that are emitting from your area rug. Though with these proper techniques, you can rest assure that your rug can be returned without animal urine odor if it is within our power.
Deluxe Cleaning Method: This is the washing process for all rugs of natural fibers such as wool, silk, jute etc.. This method cleans both sides of your rug and gently massages your rug to bring back the fibers to a softer, brighter appearance. This process includes:
Pre-Inspection- We will measure up and inspect the rug and note any pre-existing damage, we will test for color stability as some area rug dyes will bleed. Although testing can not guarantee that your carpet will not bleed, it gives us the opportunity to know if this is a possibility and take proper procedures.
Professional Rug Dusting -To remove deeply embedded soil, sediments and dirt. This step is critical to achieving a thorough cleaning. Just like wall to wall carpeting, rugs can hide a lot of dirt — up to 1lb of soil per square foot! This rug dusting step will ensure that all of the dirt build up is agitated so it will be washed away in our next cleaning steps.
Pre-vacuuming of both sides of your rug with our power vacuums
Pre-rinse of rug and pre- treating spots for removal during cleaning stage.
Pre- Spray treatment to loosen soil and gentle rotary shampooing of entire rug with special solution specific to your rug type that will not strip the natural oils out of the fibers.
Hand cleaning and brightening of fringes.
Rinsing of BOTH sides of the rug and extraction of water.
Hand grooming to restore the natural soft texture of the rug.
Rapid, controlled speed drying to preserve the strength and form of your rug.
Quality inspected, (re-cleaned at no charge to you if needed) rolled, tied and packaged for pick-up.
Optional application of our area rug protection to prevent future soiling and stains.
FULL RUG SUBMERSION CLEANING PROCESS (For Heavy Urine And Odor Affected Rugs) INCLUDES;
All the above methods of our Deluxe Cleaning Method PLUS the following:
Full submersion to help with urine/odor stain removal, SUBMERSION CAN BE FOR UP TO 12 HOURS WITH URINE TREATMENT SOLUTION DEPENDING ON THE CARPET MATERIAL AND CARPET CONDITION.
CLASSIC CLEANING- For Synthetic Rugsand Possibly Wool Rugs Sometimes we just need a surface cleaning to brighten up the appearance of our rugs, or don't want to spend a lot on a rug that was inexpensive but would like it cleaned and looking good without breaking the bank. The Classic Cleaning is an economic cleaning includes a good deep vacuum of the carpet on both sides and Hot Water Steam Extraction of the rugs surface. This is similar to the type of cleaning when you call a carpet cleaner into your home to clean your wall to wall carpets. We can also treat for animal urine, however with this method we can not guarantee removal. This is recommended for synthetic rugs, commonly Nylon, Olefin (polypropylene) and Polyester. Although this method is not what we recommend for natural fibers, you may be looking for a less expensive method than Deluxe or Full Submersion in some cases we can do a Classic Clean without using the hot steam that can damage natural fibers. We will need to see the rug and do a full inspection for our opinion on the safety to your rug and the overall results that you can achieve.
**We are now located in the back building/shop behind Speedy Auto Glass: Drive through parking lot gate to back shop for service**
cONTACT uS 2206 discovery Dr. Unit B (Behind Speedy Auto Glass)Phone: (907) 347-3721 Fairbanks, ak. 99709 EMAIL:SUSAN@RINGSTADCARPET.COM