“How much rug cleaning costs?” I’m frequently asked. They tell me the size after that. They usually have either a low-cost machine-made rug or a valuable hand-made rug that they bought from a store or even on the street. “My Aunt died and left me this rug,” for example, shows that people don’t always know what they have. In some circumstances, especially if the rug is “natural fiber,” there may be years of accumulated dirt in the rug (wool, cotton, silk or “bast fiber” such as sea-grass or jute). If you haven’t previously done so, it is my recommendation to you, the consumer, to figure out what kind of rugs you have. Also, keep in mind that area rugs, as well as wall-to-wall carpet, should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.
1) Do-it-yourself or hire a pro
It’s worth paying a little more to ensure that you’re choosing a true rug cleaning professional with both experience and certifications. The best cleaning process will vary according to the rug, but do not attempt to clean it yourself. You risk ruining it, and you won’t be able to achieve the intended outcome anyhow, so don’t waste your time and hire a professional. Someone having IICRC (International Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification) or Wool safe certification, or both, is someone I recommend.
2) How would you go about doing it?
When looking for a trustworthy rug cleaning company, it’s helpful to understand the various cleaning methods that should be utilized on area rugs. Full water immersion cleaning is the most effective way. This procedure, however, cannot be utilized on all rugs, so in some circumstances, a topical cleaning method must be applied. As a result, the rug is cleaned with less water. This is where hiring a professional comes in handy, because he or she will be able to identify your rug’s kind before recommending the best cleaning approach.
3) Stains caused by pets
Pet stains and odors on area rugs are frequent after a dog or cat accident. Due to odor difficulties, you may need to roll up your rug and keep it in the garage. Rug moths can feast on your wool rug in this storage arrangement, so don’t do it! Also, keep in mind that most pet odors may be removed, even if the stains are permanent. Immersion cleaning is the most popular solution, but additional methods must be used if your rug cannot be immersed.
4) Maintenance and repair
Someone who can mend holes, abrasions, worn “overcasting” and fringe damage is also hard to come by. These will only get worse with time and wear if they are not fixed. Finding an oriental rug cleaning business that can help repair them is extremely vital.
5) Fringes are a great way to add interest to a piece of artwork
Finally, you might have had trouble locating a rug cleaning service that can clean fringed rugs thoroughly. This, too, necessitates a unique set of skills and expertise. Fringe replacement is a good alternative if the fringes have become too worn out and may be breaking apart. Choosing a reputable rug cleaning company will almost usually include detailing the fringes, but this may be an extra charge.
When choosing a firm to clean your rugs, having all of these criteria checked off will be a huge help. Although the service is not cheap, believe me when I say that you do not want inexpensive in this situation.