Tuesday, May 4, 2010

When having a rug cleaned here are a few tips to making sure it is done properly.

When having a rug cleaned here are a few tips to making sure it is done properly.

While it is alright to clean carpet in a home it is generally not a good idea to have a rug professionally cleaned in your home.

A rug needs special care that is different then carpet. An in-plant rug cleaning will always get your rug cleaner, then having it done in your home.

Removing the dry soil from a rug is critical. Sometimes it can take hours just removing the dry soil from the rug and doing that in home is generally not practical. To check and see if your rug has a lot of dry soil built up in it, flip over a corner of the rug and put one hand under it and then slap the back of the rug with the other hand. If a lot of grit and sand comes off in your hand then it is time to have your rug cleaned.

The colors on the rug should be tested with the cleaning solution that will be used for 12-24 hours before cleaning to make sure they are stable. Even if the rug will be cleaned with just water then it should be tested with water.

At this point the cleaner will determine the best way to clean the rug. Either by steam cleaning, bonnet cleaning, or immersion (washing the rug under water). By far the most thorough is immersion. However, not all rugs can be immersed. By washing or immersing a rug you can remove such contaminates as urine, food and beverage spills, get rid of odors, etc.
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Then the rugs can be either hung to dry or laid flat to dry. Some rugs such as braided rugs should be dried flat so that the weight of the rug does not make the braids come apart. After the rug is dry then the fringe will be cleaned and a final grooming will need to be done.

Pearson Carpet Care is a family owned and operated business. We offer free estimates before the work is performed and stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are an IICRC Certified Firm with Certified Technicians on every job. Kevin Pearson serves on three committees with the IICRC and is on the board of directors of our regional cleaning and restoration association the PCRA.