CLEANING & WASHING RUGS
Cleaning and Washing Experts
At Zeytounian Rugs, we regularly clean all types of area rugs. We specialize in the cleaning of area and oriental rugs and tapestries. We’re experts in cleaning Persian, silk, Chinese, Kilims, Caucasian, Moroccan, and machine made rugs and everything in between.
Every rug is different. Based on the uniqueness of your rug, we will take an individualized approach to cleaning it. Our cleaning method provides the specific needs for your specific rug type.
8 Step Cleaning Method
Step 1: Inspection
The first step in getting your rug cleaned is inspecting your rug. We will identify the type of rug, note any pre-existing damage, loose fibers, stains or color runs. We then take measurements and provide you with an estimate.
Step 2: Deep Dry Soil Removal
Before washing the rug, we employ our state-of-the-art process, using vibration to extract any dirt stuck deep in the pile of the rug. This loosens and releases dirt from deep within the rug. This adds years of life to your rug.
Step 3: Dye Testing
In this crucial step, we test your rug for colorfastness. By inspecting the rug alone, it is hard to determine whether or not the dyes will bleed out during a wash. If the rug tests out good, we will proceed with the wash. If the dye test shows running of colors, we will use an alternate technique to clean your rug.
Step 4: Pre-Wash and Bath
Before washing the rug we pre-treat trouble areas like heavy traffic, pet, food, and drink stains. After working on the stains, the rug is ready to be fully emerged in the bath. We will soak both sides of your rug to loosen up any dirt, odors, grime, and pet urine that is deep within the pile of the rug. Once it has been thoroughly soaked it is ready for washing.
Step 5: Washing and Rinsing
This is when the soap is applied to the rug and scrubbed. We apply all-natural soap to the rug and hand wash it using old style techniques. This is also the time when we use our special mix of soaps to wash the fringe.
Step 6: Drying
After the soap has been washed away from the rug, the excess water is extracted. Depending on the type of rug, it is either hung to dry on our hanging racks or dried under the sun.
Step 7: Rug Grooming
After the rug is completely dry, it is time to properly groom the rug. After many years the pile of your rug can go in many different directions. During this crucial step we brush the pile in one direction, which is the way it was weaved. By doing this it brings the rug back to its original condition.
Step 8: Final Inspection and Delivery