Oriental Rug Salon is SW Florida’s trusted source for Oriental and Persian area rug cleaning, repair, and appraisals. We are a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, certified by the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) and a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our knowledgeable, certified staff has the experience and resources to deliver a phenomenal cleaning for any wool, silk, blend, cotton, or synthetic area rug experience in oriental rug cleaning and repair.
How Often Should Area Rugs Be Washed
Area rugs should be professionally washed every 3-5 years. In high traffic areas, such as foyers and family rooms, and for homes with pets, we recommend having the area rug cleaned every 1-3 years. Dry cleaning and steam cleaning your hand-knotted area rug are never recommended, as the heat and chemicals are too harsh and can lead to dye migration or other permanent damage. Oriental Rug Salon is happy to offer affordable area rug cleaning services for rugs. Free pick-up and delivery are available for most rugs throughout Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County, Florida.
Thoroughly Exhaustive Hand Washing
Our genuine hand-washing is done old-fashioned, with safe and effective cleaning solutions, cold water, elbow grease, and muscle.
Rugs are first vacuumed front and back multiple times to remove all dirt and debris. We then dust the rug at over 40,000 harmonic vibrations per minute to dislodge soils and contaminates that are deep-set in the rug’s pile and out of reach of even the most powerful vacuum cleaners.
Next, the rug is inspected with Xenon and extreme light sources to help us identify hidden spills, pet urine, improper spotting agents, and other issues affecting the cleaning process. The rug is photographed and e-mailed to the client, along with a description of our findings.
Based on the inspection report, a custom solution is developed for the area rug. We wash one carpet at a time in a fresh bath of cleaning solutions and pH-adjusted cool water specific for your rug. We submerge wash over 90% of all area rugs.
Soft brushes are used on your rug to lather the cleaning solutions and brush away ground-in dirt and stains.
If the area rug cannot be submerged washed, we use specialty cleaning agents, pH-controlled light moisture, anti-dye migration agents, and hand sponge the textile.
Then, the rug is rinsed with a solution of pH and acidic treated cold water that is immediately extracted from the rug to aid in color stability.
Finally, rugs are laid flat to dry on a custom air table. We do not hang hand-knotted wool or silk area rugs to prevent stretching, dye migration, or other damage to the rug.
If your area rug has evidence of pet urine, the rug is first treated with live enzymes and enzymatic allergen-free deodorizers for 24 hours. The rug then proceeds to the above cleaning processes.
Silk Rug Cleaning
Silk area rugs are cleaned using the same process as above, except they are first treated with a color stabilizing solution to prevent dye migration issues.
Stubborn Stain Removal
Sometimes, life happens, and our customers will have tough stains that need to be removed. These difficult stains are generally dye-based, such as red wine, coffee, tea, juice, or pet urine. When brought to us in a timely fashion, our cleaning methods can effectively remove these stains over 95% of the time.
More Rug Services
Oriental Rug Salon offers a wide variety of rug services, including professional hand-washing, odor control, stain removal, repairing, and appraisals.
Oriental, Persian, Turkish, and other wool and silk hand-knotted area rugs are made with love by skilled artisans who rely on their rug weaving skills to provide for their families. A quality-made 8X10 wool area rug could take between 8-14 months to complete, depending on the quality of the weaving.
Oriental Rug Salon is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. In addition to our service area throughout SW Florida, we regularly receive rugs from rug owners seeking quality cleaning, appraisal, or repair from around the United States.