Nationally Certified – A+ Rated – Genuine Hand Washing Of Fine Textiles
Welcome to Oriental Rug Salon, SW Florida’s most experienced and trusted rug cleaning, restoration, and repair facility. As the “cleaner of choice” to many rug collectors, Oriental and Persian rug retailers, restoration companies and rug lovers, we’ve built our reputation on quality service and education.
Our rug cleaning plant performs all cleanings by hand under the watchful eye of a rug master. Unlike production plants that use automated batch washing equipment to wash many rugs at a time in a large washtub, our hands-on Persian approach allows each rug to receive the personalized care it deserves. Our certified textile technicians are well versed in all rug types including Persian, Turkish, Bokhara, Kilim, Gabbeh, Balouchi, as well as wool and silk weaves and machine-made rugs.
Mistakes Rug Owners Make In Choosing An Area Rug Cleaning Company
Number 1 – Allowing a carpet cleaning company to clean your cherished area rug in the home. We’ve seen dozens of instances where clients have allowed a carpet cleaning technician to wand their wool or silk area rug only to end up with disastrous results. Dye migration, shrinkage, set stains, and fiber distortion will result if an area rug is not cleaned properly.
An area rug should never be cleaned in the home if you’re expecting “deep clean” results. Furthermore, it is highly doubtful that the carpet cleaning technician can identify the type of area rug they are cleaning, let alone have the approved cleaning solutions, experience, and certification.
Number 2 – Allowing a batch washing plant to “clean” your area rug. Batch washing plants use automated wash tubs that can “clean” up to a dozen rugs at a time. Since these machines are operated at the punch of a button, there’s no need to have an experienced-certified technician available. The plant simply has to have a warm body that can load the machine and push the start button.
When batch washing, rugs that contain allergens or other hidden contaminants such as vomit, pet urine salts, athletes’ foot or other fungal issues can be washed with rugs that are antiques or require specialized attention. These rug cleaning plants allege that batch washing allows rugs to “swim” together, which somehow is better than one-on-one personalized attention. What these plants don’t tell you is that you will have to sign a waiver that relieves them from responsibility should your rug “bleed” or otherwise be harmed during this batch washing process.
The “Right” Way To Clean Wool And Silk Area Rugs
Oriental Rug Salon offers a thoroughly exhaustive 14 step cleaning process in a controlled environment to ensure maximum results and client satisfaction.
Our attention to detail, certifications, and hands-on approach allow our rug cleaning professionals the opportunity to care for each rug individually while dedicating the necessary resources for a particular rug’s needs. We can make on the spot corrections should a rug need dye correction or additional attention.
Our 14 Step Process
Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Pick Up
Step 2: Complete Inspection with Xenon lighting and photographic analysis
Step 3: Full inspection report and documentation e-mailed to the client
Step 4: 24 Hour Dye Test (*)
Step 5: Dry Soil Removal
Step 6: Spot Treatment and Pre-Conditioning
Step 7: Fringe treatment
Step 8: Submersion with agitation and hand wash with wool or silk safe allergen-free cleaning solutions
Step 9: pH condition rinse using cool water and allergen-free rinsing agents
Step 10: Second inspection
Step 11: Controlled dry
Step 12: Third Inspection
Step 13: Finishing and resetting of the rugs natural nap
Step 14: Post Inspection, wrapping, and delivery
(*) Fun Fact – Did you know that the Eureka Corporation found that a 9X12 area rug can hold up to 87 pounds of dirt and other contaminants such as pollen, dust mites, moth larva, and even bed bugs. Each rug presented to us for a cleaning receives over 40,000 harmonic vibrations per minute to help remove contaminants that are stuck in the rug’s foundation out of reach of even the most powerful vacuum cleaners.
Oriental Rug Salon specializes in area rug cleaning, preservation, restoration, appraisals, and repair. We are a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). In addition, we are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and a six-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.
If your area rug needs a good cleaning or specialized attention, we’d love to be your “cleaner of choice.” For more information on Oriental Rug Salon and the services we offer, please visit us online at www.OrientalRugSalon.com or call us anytime at 239-424-8171.
We offer free pick up and delivery for most rugs throughout the cities of Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Pine Island, Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island Florida.
You can also visit our video library for helpful tips by clicking any of the links below:
- How Often Should I Clean My Rug?
- How To Identify Moth Damage On Your Area Rug?
- How To Protect Your Wool and ilk Area Rugs From Moth and Bug Damage?
- What Are The Two Mistakes Made By Most Rug Owners?
- What Is The Proper Way To Vacuum A Wool Or Silk Area Rug?
- How To Deal With Pet Urine In An Oriental or Persian Area Rug?
- What Is A Tufted Oriental Area Rug?
- What Are Those White Bumps Or Knots On My Area Rug?
- Why Does My Area Rug Have Light And Dark Striped Areas?
- My Area Rug Has Been Tea Washed – What Does That Mean?
- What Is A Viscose Or “Art” Silk Area Rug?
- Does An Area Rug Really Need A Rug Pad Under It?
- Do Rug Protectors Such As Scotchgard or Wool Guard Really Work?