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April 21, 2016

WHY PROFESSIONAL CLEANING IS BEST FOR HAND MADE RUGS

Persian rug cleaning can restore the rugs previous vivid colors and soft feel in no time. A decorative detail that is attractive and functional, rugs are usually placed in spaces that receive a lot of foot traffic, resulting in wear and staining. The range of construction materials and styles make Persian rug cleaning a task that is better suited to those that are armed with the proper tools and training. Each floor covering is different and should be treated accordingly. The wear and fading patterns, stain types, overall condition and integrity all come into the equation when determining the best method for washing. It is recommended that rugs are cleaned every 3 to 5 years depending on the nature of their use. Decorative rugs that do not come in contact with much use may only need dusting.

Maintaining the value and beauty of your Persian rug is less difficult when relying on our trained professionals. Regardless of the age of the textile, special care will be taken to maintain its structure and natural fibers. Whether it’s for a stain or a routine cleaning, our experts know the best method and tools to use to provide satisfying results. We also are experts in restoration. This extra knowledge goes a long way when it comes to preservation.

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Our professional Persian rug cleaning is thorough, due to the many steps in the process. First an inspection of the floor covering will be done to locate stains, weak spots and determine which fibers and dyes have been used. Common surface cleaning methods, like a carpet machine, may use hot water and solutions that cause non-synthetic materials to shrink and bleed dye.

Rugs that are old, fragile or torn go through a dry cleaning process that uses foam. Sturdier textiles or those that are in better condition are hand washed or gone over with a water extraction machine. Like most specialty or hand woven floor coverings, the washing process has to be gentle enough not to ruin the workmanship while still being tough enough to remove stains and dirt. Professionals know the soap solutions that will not be too harsh or leave residues. A deodorizer may be applied. Through a process called “carding the pile” the fibers are brushed into the same direction. This brushing has two purposes, to decrease drying time and positively impact the appearance. Part of the Persian rug cleaning process is carefully drying the floor covering to prevent mildew or mold from growing. The last step is to detail the fringe, which may also need correction.

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The benefit of a deep down cleanse is that not only is the carpet fiber free of dirt, but due to that, the air is fresher too. Finding a professional to perform a Persian rug cleaning is not difficult to do with use of the internet. Reviews paired with before and after pictures can make the choice simple. Only a professional like those at Parvizian Rugs can offer this type of attention and care that these pieces of treasured art requires.

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