Oriental Rug & Area Rug Cleaning
Cleaning your oriental rug or area rug thoroughly and safely takes special care and equipment. At Sonrise Carpet Care we will remove the rug from your home and clean it in our off site facility rather than in your home for the best quality cleaning.
Sonrise 9 Step Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning Process
UV Light Inspection
We determine where potential pet stains and spills may be that aren't visible to the naked eye.
We inspect the rug face, backing, pattern, dye and fringe to identify pre-existing conditions such as rips, tears, missing or damaged fringe, dye bleed & pooling (also known as pile reversal)
Stage 1 Vacuuming
The rug face is vacuumed using an industrial powered, 4 stage HEPA filter vacuum.
Gentle & High Powered Rug Dusting
The rug is then flipped over and dusted using a unique rotary machine on a platform that allows dust, dirt, debris, hair and large particulate matter to fall away from the rug into a collection tub. Even after the 1st vacuuming, this step can remove up to an additional 1lb of soils!
Stage 2 Vacuuming
The rug is then vacuumed a 2nd time from the backside and front side to ensure there are no soils are still attached to the rug face.
The rug is then submerged in our 120 gallon wash tub filled with our proprietary blend of detergents and Odor Eliminating Enzymes, and gently agitated. Then, using an 80 gallon per minute pump, contaminated water is pumped out as fresh water is pumped in. When the water becomes clear the rug is removed.
The rug is then rolled up using a state of the art tool appropriately named “The Rug Sucker”. This device is a tube with thousands of tiny vacuum ports that allows us to rinse the rug with clean water and remove most of the moisture from the rug. This step replaces the typical centrifuge which spins a rug at high velocity which opens the door to potential damage.
Once mostly dry, the rug is then cleaned using an encapsulant dry cleaning scrubbing machine that will trap any remaining soil particles and surround them with a crystalized coating allowing them to be easily removed with one final vacuuming.
The Rug is then dried thoroughly overnight, using a combination of air flow from above and below to ensure that every fiber is dried before being rolled up, bound and tagged for delivery.
Persian, Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning
Personally, I love Persian and oriental rugs. It absolutely amazes me that someone has the skill and patience to sit down for a long period of time, sometimes a year, and patiently use different colors of thread and tie little knots on the warp yarns set up on a loom and make a beautiful and intricately designed rug.
The Persian rugs especially are truly a work of art! I’ll never forget seeing a beautiful 8x12 silk rug at the shop of a friend who used to repair damaged rugs. It was a $25,000.00 rug that had been damaged when the owner’s home had a small water damage situation that happened to get about a one foot corner of the rug wet. Yes, he restored it to like new condition.
Rugs can really change the appearance of a room from dull and drab to warm and inviting. Rugs can take a room from being plain to elegant. If you are really interested in rugs, check out The Markarian Album, a book about the collection of Richard Markarian, one of the masters of the industry in the past. By the way, Mr. Markarian was from Cincinnati! We had our own nationally recognized rug expert right here in southwest Ohio! One of Mr Markarian’s students was Rob Mosby. Check out his website here for more beautiful rugs.
Rug cleaning can be VERY finicky, not only because of the fiber content, but also due to the many different local dye’s used by the individuals dyeing the fibers going into the rugs and/or the construction of the rug. If you have someone who offers to clean your hand made Persian, oriental and specialty rugs in your house, STOP! They clearly have no clue what they are doing!
Your rugs need to be taken out of your home to a facility to be professionally cleaned by someone who has been trained specifically to clean rugs, especially Persians and orientals. Your rugs could be ruined rather quickly by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing.
We have the equipment and training to clean these rugs the right way and will treat your rugs with the care they need and deserve. We can pick up your rugs, and deliver them to you when they are finished.