Rug Cleaning Steps

The complete process

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After watching the full video you can see step by step in the next slides

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12 steps video

Step 1

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The first and most important step in our cleaning system is Dusting. In this step we feed your rug into our dusting machine which beats the back of the rug allowing all of the dust and dirt to fall out, the dust is then extracted into our industrial vacuum.

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Dusting

Step 2

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Next we get your rug thoroughly wet with water and apply our shampoo. The product that we use is typically used for cleaning horses. We use this product because it protects the natural oil in wool and does not leave any residue or have an odor.

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Pre-treatments

Step 3

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In this step we brush in all of the shampoo and start loosening up everything that is trapped in your rug.

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Shampoo the front

Step 4

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After we have thoroughly brushed the front of your rug we let it soak and flip your rug over so that we can clean the back.

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Flip over to clean the back

Step 5

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After we apply shampoo and agitate the back of the rug we then pressure wash the back side. This pushes all of the deep down dirt and spots out of the fibers and the foundation leaving it as clean as possible.

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Pressure washing

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After we have pressure washed the entire back of the rug we flip it over. We use a special tool and we push water through the back and out through the front until we see clean water coming through.

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Flushing out soap and dirt

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One of our secrets to leaving rugs soft and free of soap residue is a fiber rinse. After the rug is clean we apply our special fiber rinse and it cancels any soap left in the rug leaving it soft and colorful.

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Fiber rinse

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For our final step in the washing area the rug goes through our wringer. The wringer gives the rug a final rinse, brushes all of the fibers and then squeezes the water out of the rug leaving it fresh, clean and ready to dry.

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Wringer

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Now the rug is clean it is time for us to brush all of the fibers going the right direction. Most fibers reflect light so if they are going in different directions it can create an illusion that the rug still looks dirty.

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Grooming

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We most times will dry the rug completely and then clean the fringe. The fringe is gently hand brushed to loosen up dirt and oils and then is extracted using a steam cleaning method leaving the fringe fresh, clean and bright.

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Fringe cleaning

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After the rug is looking its best we hang it up into our temperature controlled dry room where it will dry overnight. The next day we take it down for inspection and all rugs are tested with a moisture reader to ensure that it is 100% dry and meets our standards.

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Dry room

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After the rug has tested and confirmed that it is dry we then do a thorough vacuuming and a final brushing before the rug is rolled up to be brought back to your home.

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Final inspection

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Rug Cleaning

Simonian’s Evolution in cleaning

Over the last 100 years the creation of rugs has significantly changed, although there are still some areas still making them by hand a vast majority are being manufactured by machines. New materials are often coming out along with new ways of manufacturing and creating the unique piece that fits just right in your home.

Simonian has been on a constant mission over the years researching these new materials and methods so that we can adopt our cleaning techniques to give your rugs the best possible result. Our original techniques come from ancient cleaning methods that have been passed down generation to generation. Secrets deeply guarded by the artists who have cleaned, repaired and restored rugs to their beautiful form day after day year after year. We continue to add to our books of knowledge so that we can cater to any rug.

Whether you have an antique that has been passed down through your family or you have purchased a rug that you absolutely love on the internet for a few hundred dollars! Our mission is to provide the right cleaning method and solutions to keep your rug around for many years to come.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • How often should I get my rug cleaned?

    Every home is a little different, oftentimes people clean their rug when an accident happens or when it just starts to look dirty. Most times if it is starting to look really dirty then you have probably waited too long. We recommend the following cleaning schedule:

    • 12 months heavy traffic (used several times a day living room, hall, kitchen, door ways)
    • 18 months (morning or night usage, bathrooms, bedrooms,)
    • 24-36 (months sparingly used spare rooms, study, guest house)
  • Can cleaning my rug help with allergies?

    Absolutely it will help with allergies! Having rugs in your home is beneficial because it traps all of the dust and dirt that floats around your home. Rugs act like large filters and just like any other filter they need to be cleaned every so often. By Vacuuming the rugs you can remove a large amount of dust but not the small particles that get trapped deep down inside the foundation. Our process concentrates on flushing out the entire rug so that it is cleaned not just on the surface but deep inside as well.

  • Do we use any harmful products?

    No we are very conscious of the products that we use. One of our main goals is to extend the life of your rug and using aggressive soaps will actually dry the fibers out and decrease the life. We also want to be sure that you can live with them comfortably. That is why we use horse shampoo because it is used on living animals and has been thoroughly tested.

  • Why is our process different from steam cleaning or dry cleaning?

    • Answer: Both of these methods are able to give a nice appearance but not necessarily clean the rug thoroughly. One of the biggest differences is our ability to dust the rugs this allows us to remove all of the dust and dirt before any cleaning is done. If there is still dirt in the rug and you put water on it it will turn to mud.
    • Steam cleaning usually sprays hot water and soap on the rug and then vacuums it away cleaning just the surface.
    • Dry cleaning uses lots of chemicals and solvents to remove oils and soiling without using any moisture, again cleaning mostly just the surface.
  • Can I clean my Rug from home?

    So many people use a rug doctor or an expensive home cleaning machine. Can you use one of these systems and have your rug come out looking good, sure but there are so many possible things that can go wrong. The biggest mistake is getting the rug too wet and it takes 4-5 days to dry and it will start to grow mold. The colors can run on certain rugs but mostly those systems will absolutely leave soap residue behind.

  • Why is cleaning my rug so expensive?

    We take pricing our services very seriously, rugs are all made differently and require different cleaning methods based on the construction, fiber content and how soiled it is. As every year the world gets more expensive we stay focused on what it takes for us to keep our values strong and what is important to our company, which is your experience and the outcome of your rug. As our company has grown we have found ways to become more efficient and keep our costs down. We share that money with our employees who make this all possible and to you our customer so that you can afford to come back year after year.