Revealed why we have the X Factor when it comes to cleaning your rugs!
Choosing a professional company to clean your rugs is a must. Knowing what to ask and look out for will give you the consumer an advantage.
Ask carpet cleaning companies if they clean rugs. This may seem like a silly question but do not presume that because a company knows how to clean your carpets that they will automatically know how to clean your rugs also.
Genuine Oriental rugs come from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, and Turkey, some of the southern territories of the old Soviet like Azerbaijan or Armenia. Also Balkan countries like Romania and Albania, and some North African countries like Morocco and Egypt.
Again as a consumer you need to know that the carpet cleaning companies and those who they send round to do the rug cleaning are fully trained in these areas. Are they willing to show you certificates to prove that they have been fully trained?
The cleaning procedure will vary depending on what type of rug you have. Some rugs will bleed when they are cleaned and therefore need to be cleaned using a low moisture method like Dry compound.
If you have a silk rug ask the company do they have experience cleaning silk rugs, because again the method of cleaning is different.
Generally speaking heat is a cleaning ally. Hot water penetrates better and dries faster but as I said earlier using heat on certain types of rugs will not be possible because of the damage it can do.
A silk rug for example may be safer to clean using a dry solvent but only an individual trained in cleaning silk rugs will know that and how to proceed in doing it.
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