Rug washing Process

Unlike wall to wall carpets, rug washing involves specific process which are additional to our standard deep cleaning services.

Stage 1.  The pre inspection

 A great rug cleaning service starts with an expert appraisal of the material types and    construction methods used.

Traditionally natural fibres such as Wool, Silk or Cotton are used

 More commonly seen and used today are plant fibres such as Viscose, Bamboo and Sisal

Each fibre not only has its own character but also its preferred cleaning procedure.

We always take time to listen carefully and respond to any concerns or issues before services are started.

Stage 2.  Rug Dusting.

Provided the rug is suitable this stage releases dry / non soluble soiling by beating the rug using a dedicated machine over a set of grids.

Air dusting may be more appropriate in some cases or even a traditional wicker hand operated type for the most delicate work.

nvironment including the fabled Chemspec Pile lifter which is world renowned for the work that it does.

Stage 3. Pre-Treatment testing

This stage first ensures the safe testing and applications of all solutions prescribed for your items. For example, Colour fastness and shrinkage are issues which can be corrected but more importantly mostly avoided by good testing practice.

Stage 4. Rug Washing.

The rug is placed in a rug pit or bath where the prescribed treatments are applied.

Typically using a rotary machine with soft shampoo brushes and a dedicated rug wand we ensure intimate contact and removal of as much foreign matter as possible. The rug can be thoroughly rinsed in situ and detailed by hand as needed.

For rugs which have vomit, urine, blood etc. this type of flood washing is very effective in its complete removal or if necessary be used for de contamination purposes.

For rugs which are not suitable for immersion or just need freshening up we have all other systems available and your qualified technician will be happy to provide as much advice as needed.

Stage 5.  Drying

Following wet cleaning it’s important to dry the rugs out to avoid problems such as colour run, mould ingress, browning, or on a tufted rug delamination can occur.

We remove as much moisture as possible using dedicated extraction tools suitable for the rug we are working on.

Once the rug is just slightly damp it is groomed and checked through for any issues and if any spots or stains should remain we will retreat as required.

Once any detailing has been completed it’s into a dedicated room where heat and humidity are regulated to provide the ideal drying conditions for your items.

Stage 6. Final detail

The rugs are recovered from the drying room and checked over., vacuumed and groomed to be at their best including any fringes.  Replacement of rings for wall rugs are also done at this time.

Stage 7.Delivery and inspection

The rugs are delivered to your homes or workplace where our work can be inspected and the items reinstalled as you wish.

 For complete peace of mind if you spill something on any carpet or rug cleaned with us within 7 days after we have cleaned it, we will return and treat that spillage completely FREE!!

All items protected are warranted spot and stain free for up to a year.

The rugs are recovered from the drying room and checked over., vacuumed and groomed to be at their best including any fringes.  Replacement of rings for wall rugs are also done at this time.