Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning Throughout SW Florida

Last week we conducted a seminar for a group of insurance adjusters, restoration companies, and interior designers on the proper way to clean Oriental and Persian area rugs.  We discussed the impersonal approach, which is automated batch washing, and the method that has been around for centuries known as handwashing.

Most high production rug cleaning companies use the automated batch wash method, which consists of an industrial washtub designed to “clean” many rugs simultaneously.  Production houses also prefer this method because it does not require a certified or experienced technician since all they’re doing is loading a tub and then hitting the start button.

At Oriental Rug Salon, we are against the batch washing method based on the following reasons:

  • The approach is impersonal, and no one is controlling what happens to an individual rug.
  • Many rugs are “washed” at the same time without regard to pet urine or other issues.
  • There is no way to control the cleaning since the rug is in a tub with who knows what else.
  • Rugs of different “filth” levels are washed together in the same bath.
  • Rogue colors could transfer to other rugs while being “washed.”
  • Automated washes are best left to car washes and not clients’ cherished area rugs.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and we are a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider.  In addition, Oriental Rug Salon is A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Our technicians are highly certified and experienced, and all of our cleaning efforts are by hand.  From the very moment, a client’s rug enters the inspection process, throughout the cleaning, drying, inspection, and delivery, an experienced set of eyes are on the rug.  Our one rug at a time approach allows our technicians and rug master to make changes during the cleaning process should unstable dyes start to run, a spot becomes challenging to remove, and gauge the success of our cleaning efforts.

Oriental Rug Salon is the “cleaner of choice” to many interior designers, rug retailers and collectors, insurance and restoration companies, and rug owners throughout SW Florida.  We also fortunate to have area rugs and other wool and silk textiles shipped regularly from all over the United States for cleaning, appraisal, or area rug repairs.

If Oriental Rug Salon can ever answer any of your wool or silk area rug questions, or if your Oriental or Persian area rug requires a good bath or freshening up, please visit us online at www.OrientalRugSalon.com or call us “on the carpet” anytime at 239-424-8171.

Besides our thoroughly exhaustive handwashing of Oriental and Persian rugs, Oriental Rug Salon also offers full-service area rug repairs, appraisals, pet urine treatments, and secure storage services.

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