A Persian rug cleaning specialist will examine the rug before it is removed from the premises. Existing stains, worn areas, any place where dye has bled, the condition of the fringe and knots, the natural characteristics of the weave and any odors present will be noted. The full condition of the rug and the treatment plan will be discussed prior to the removal of the kilim.
Removing dust and debris is the most important step in handmade rug restoration and repair. Rugs grip dirt in the pile, at the bottom where the pile meets the foundation. The foundation holds a considerable amount of dirt. Using equipment much stronger than the standard household vacuum, the kilim is vacuumed to eliminate as much of the debris as possible. This is necessary to prevent the dirt from changing in to mud during the bathing step, which would completely ruin the foundation of the rug.
Next, the kilim is tested to ensure that it is colorfast. If the dyes are not colorfast, then the rug will be pre-washed in a solution to set the color. The rug then is submerged in cool water where soft brushes and mild detergents gently cleanse away dirt, stains, and pet odors. If the rug has fringe, it will be soaked longer to allow the fringe to regain its former glory. If the rug is extremely soiled, it will soak in the detergent solution more prior to being rinsed.
An heirloom rug cannot be exposed to the excessive and destructive heat in dryers. Care is taken to provide plenty of air circulation to prevent the rug from harsh drying conditions.
Lastly the kilim is laid flat for blocking and shaping. Fringe is carefully separated by hand and the pile is groomed. The heirloom rug is rolled, packaged and returned to the home.
Green Choice carpet cleaning are the affordable professionals in Persian rug restoration and repair in NYC who specialize in pet odor or urine removal. Entrust the care of treasured family heirlooms to the experts.
If you have any questions about our service you can call us, fill out our contact form, or chat with us. We can send a technician to your home or office who can inspect your cleaning needs, and give you a full explanation of the best way to clean your items and the cost. This estimate is free. Our number is: 1-212-390-0148.