The older a Persian rug, the more valuable it becomes! A genuine, authentic Persian rug can last anywhere between 20 to 200 years. Over time, these area rugs become an essential part of your family and living spaces, and just like any other family member, they require excellent care. If you own Persian rugs, you probably have made a considerable investment in money and time, and thus you mustn’t downplay the importance of cleaning and looking after your rugs.
Our experienced team at Arian Rugs has provided professional rug cleaning and repair services for our valued clients for over 30 years. We have created the following guide explaining some of the frequently asked questions regarding rug cleaning and how our team of expert craftsmen take care of your rug once it arrives at our facility.
How often should I clean my Persian Rug?
This is the most asked question from our experts. Persian rug owners are never sure if their hand-knotted rug is ready for professional cleaning. The key here is to find that middle ground where you do not let your rug get too dirty before you send it for cleaning. Hand-knotted rugs do a brilliant job of hiding dirt and dust. Now for your living space aesthetics, this is, of course, great news. However, all that hidden dirt, dust, and pollutants are slowly ruining and destroying your rug.
The next obvious question is how to find that middle ground? How to know exactly how frequently should you send your rug for professional cleaning? These questions are directly related to the stress level of your area rug.
Rug stress iterates the amount of usage and foot traffic your rug is under. If your rug is in a dark room and is hardly walked on, then you have the luxury of not cleaning it for several years. This is, of course, if you vacuum it regularly and there is no risk of an attack from moths. On the other hand, if you have kids and pets, you should have your rug cleaned at least once a year, preferably twice a year. You may clean them more often if your pet sleeps on the rugs. The greasy oils released from a pet will soak into natural rug fibres and attract soil very quickly. If your rug stress level is somewhere in between, then the answer lies in a simple fact: how much do you love and value your Persian rug? If the answer is ‘too much,’ then to increase the lifetime of your rug, you should probably get it cleaned once in 18 months. Other factors, like if you wear shoes in your home, own a rug that is already quite worn, or if you have any unforeseen accidents such as spilling a drink, will play their part accordingly.
The pre-Inspection process starts when the rug is picked up by us or delivered and dropped off at our showroom. At this stage, we ensure that we comprehensively analyze the rug and take pictures of the front and back of the carpet to determine its condition. Every hand-knotted rug is unique; therefore, it is essential to make keynotes at the time of inspection so that we can suggest the best possible way a carpet can be preserved. On the other hand, the pictures help us differentiate between the condition before and after, thus satisfying the customer.
Once the rug has been booked for cleaning, we bring it to our cleaning department, where we start with removing dust and soil deposited in the rug. Please note that it is essential to remove dust from the carpet before washing so that the rug’s foundation can be appropriately cleaned. Arian Rugs company uses high-tech dusting machines and experienced staff, ensuring guaranteed results.
The rug cleaning is divided into two segments at the Arian Rugs workshop. During the first segment, the carpet is thoroughly soaked in the water and applied mild pH value shampoo. Thoroughly soaking the rug in water helps remove dirt and other contaminants.
The second segment starts with using rug cleaning machines for the process of brushing, power rolling, rinsing and lastly, spinning the rug. The latest technology machines are used to help with the best results. Our team takes exceptional care of this process to avoid any damage to the rug in terms of its colour, foundation and even the fringes.
Lastly, once the rug is washed and rinsed correctly, it comes to the drying section, which is left in a humidity-controlled room that allows the moisture out of the carpet. Air movers are also used in the case of a thick pile rug to avoid dye bleed and browning.
After the rug has gone through all four processes, it comes to the showroom for a final inspection. Here our team of experts analyzes the rug, keeping in mind its condition when it was brought for cleaning. Once our team is satisfied, they take pictures of the rug and invite the client for pickup or schedule a delivery. Images of before and after being shown to the client for them to feel satisfied and hire our services again.
At Arian Rugs, we value our customers and reward their loyalty. We also provide a free quote for their rug that has just been refreshed and restored. We term it, “The older the Persian rug, the more expensive it becomes.” We also offer rug repair services and other specialist rug treatments like moth treatment, urine remover and stain protection.
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