Area and Oriental Rug Cleaning
Most people have no idea where to start when searching for a professional to clean a cherished rug. Let Bear Creek Rug Care guide you where to start. Make sure the company you choose cleans the right way.
The most CRITICAL part of the rug washing process. 80% of the soil found in your rug is dry soil. Having your rug surface cleaned in your home by a carpet cleaning company or washing alone, will not remove this soil. This soil is deep within the tight knots and foundation yarns of your rug. * See video below of a rug being dusted.
Some rugs like to bleed when they come in contact with water. Color fast testing determines whether we will use a Wet or Dry method of cleaning. This is also why a rug should never ever be cleaned in a home. Some of our Color Fast testing takes at least 24 hours. It’s better to be safe then sorry. Cleaning a rug in someone’s home is never the safe way.
3. WET OR DRY CLEANING
Which process to be used will be determined by the testing. Not all rugs can handle full water submersion and require a more delicate touch so as not to damage older fibers and help control bleeding from unstable dyes.
4. RINSING and EXTRACTING
Rugs that are wet cleaned in our bath have to have a thorough rinsing to remove all detergents and remaining dirt. Once they are rinsed, we extract them using a vacuum. All rugs are handled with care. This quickens the drying time.
Now the rugs are ready to begin the drying phase of the process. The rugs will dictate whether they are to be hung or laid flat for drying. We have a climate controlled room with fans that provide a gentle breeze to remove the final percentage of moisture.
We allow the rugs to dry as long as necessary so that you have a dry rug when it returns to you.
It will still take a little time for your rug to acclimatize to your homes humidity level. Our facility is humid due to the nature of our work, and, of course, your home will be much drier. This should only take a day or two at most.