What does the term Dry Cleaning Rugs Oklahoma City mean? The term means removing dry soil from within the rug. This process can be challenging and exhausting without the proper knowledge and equipment. Using a typical vacuum cleaner will do a great job removing the surface soil, but the fine dry soil within the rug remains and continues to build up over time. These really fine dry soil particles have sharp edges and can slice through the foundation, which is what holds the rug together. There is a misconception that with dry cleaning rugs, there is a dry cleaning product being used to clean it. It would be very expensive to dry clean a rug with a dry cleaning solution and still, the rug would not be very clean. To be clearer, a dry cleaning solution works great on the oily soils, but the dry soils and protein stains would remain in the fibers of the rug. Dry cleaning rugs simply means to remove the dry soil from the rug.
A wonderful gentleman, Mr. Barns, brought a 70 year old Persian rug to Executive Rug Cleaning. During the initial inspection, we determined the rug was a post-World War II American Sarouk. It was in fairly good condition except for being heavily soiled and very stiff. We asked Mr. Barns if there was a story behind this beautiful piece. He explained that this rug belonged on the second story of a historical office building downtown that he used to work at. It was scheduled to be torn down, and the demolition crew was clearing out the building. Mr. Barns went there to get a couple of old bricks to have for sentimental reasons and stumbled across the old rug lying in the dumpster. He went on to say that he actually remembered this rug as a young man while working in this building. If this old piece cleans up, he wanted to give it to his granddaughter as a house warming gift. I told him that we would do our best to revive this historical and sentimental piece.
We began the process of restoring the rug by dry cleaning it in our Turkish Rug Tumbler as shown in the picture above. The apparatus gently tumbles the rug back and forth releasing all of its embedded soil. After the rug finished tumbling, we weighed the dry soil that was released from only that rug. It is unbelievable that 15 pounds of dry soil came out of that 70 year old rug! This rug, as do all rugs, received our 7 step rug washing process along with a sanitation bath. Mr. Barns was amazed to see how bright the colors were, and how soft the rug felt. He was very excited to give this rug to his granddaughter as a gift. Not only will it hold memories for Mr. Barns, but it will also bring about new memories for his extended family. We truly appreciate the opportunity Mr. Barns gave us by allowing us to restore this gorgeous piece. It is an honor to work with something of this age and sentimental value.
When you are searching for Dry Cleaning Rugs Oklahoma City, look no further. Executive Rug Cleaning has the knowledge and equipment to clean and restore your precious heirlooms or keepsakes. Give your rugs a cleaning experience. Call Executive Rug Cleaning (405) 588-5433.
As you are searching for Area Rug Cleaning Oklahoma City, you will find they are a dime a dozen. It is hard to determine which one is qualified to clean and treat your precious area rugs. Area rugs are not cleaned like wall to wall carpeting. The delicate rugs must be cleaned in a specialized facility by an experienced and knowledgeable area rug cleaner. Having a carpet cleaner clean them in your home can lead to a damaged rug or even ruin the subflooring beneath it.
We received this rug from a technician at a local carpet cleaning company. He had simply steam cleaned it with just water in one of his customers’ homes and the dyes bled into the fringe. He explained that this is one of the services he offers and has never had a problem with it until now. The gentleman was confused as to why this happened. Our rug specialist explained that it could be one of a few possibilities. The first one could be because another cleaner might have applied a strong pH conditioner to the rug, but failed to rinse it out or neutralize it. When the rug became wet again, it activated the solution causing damage. The second reason could be because the bleeding might have occurred due to the excessive amount of dyes used while making the rug. Once steam and water come into contact with the dyes, they will migrate into other areas of the rug, including the fringe. The last possibility could be from over-wetting the area rug and then failing to dry it out properly. The longer the moisture sets in an area rug, the more damage can occur. It is important to note that an area rug must be cleaned at a facility designed specifically for rugs. Treating fine rugs like carpet can cause issues like color migration, bacteria growth, and odor. Finding an educated rug cleaning specialist is highly recommended.
At Executive Rug Cleaning we have experience in cleaning rugs from all over the world. Having an understanding is the key to cleaning oriental and fine area rugs. With 20 years’ experience we have gained a great deal of knowledge and determined which techniques work best in cleaning and correcting all kinds of situations. When area rugs are brought to our 6,000 square foot rug washing facility, the first thing we do is inspect and photograph the conditions of the rug to create a unique plan on how the rug will be cleaned. If the precious piece is in need of pet odor removal, it is documented and placed in a category of rugs with a potential dye situation. When an area rug already has a dye migration issue, it is placed in a category of rugs that need dye correction. We have been successful in preventing and correcting dye issues with numerous types of area rugs. Our customers have been pleasantly surprised by the results.
As you can see from the picture on the right, we were able to correct the dye migration in the fringe of this particular rug. The one good thing that came out of this situation was the gentleman from the local carpet cleaning company was able to return the rug to his customer with satisfaction. For us we educated a technician and gained a customer. He now brings his customers’ rugs to us to be cleaned.
The next time you are looking for Area Rug Cleaning Oklahoma City, rest assured that Executive Rug Cleaning has the knowledge, experience, equipment, and the facility to handle any need your delicate rug has. If your area rug needs the ends secured, tears mended, or fringe repaired or replaced, our full time specialist can address these situations as well. Call Executive Rug Cleaning at (405) 588-4533.