Wool, Oriental, Persian and Area Rug Cleaning and Repair
Oriental Rug Cleaning with Smart Choice is as easy as one phone call.
Oriental rugs can hold dirt, animal dander and other irritants that can cause allergies or other health issues. We love taking great care of your Oriental rugs and leaving them looking brand new.
Call us today to see how amazing we can make your rug look!
Oriental Rugs and loose woven rugs should not be cleaned on location like wall to wall carpet.
We will pick your rug up and bring it to our special cleaning plant. Having your rug cleaned in our plant allows us to give it several treatments for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and the use of various tools that are not available on location.
Here are the steps we’ll carefully take to ensure that your rugs come out looking brand new.
Step 1: Pre-Inspection and Pick Up
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results and cleaning “prescription”. Our company will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop it by our shop.
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Woven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs are designed to hide dry soil. A few years ago, the Eureka company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 could hide 87 pounds of dirt! WOW! We use a variety of techniques to “dust” the rugs from the front and back. A machine called a pile lifter, special vacuum attachments and any many other methods are implemented. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
Step 3: Pre-Condition
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
Step 5: Shampoo
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils. Most rugs are cleaned with an Oriental Rug Shampoo that is especially designed to get maximum cleaning while protecting sensitive natural fibers.
Step 6: Rinse or Wash
Depending on the type of rug it will be rinsed with extraction equipment on both sides or washed in a wash pit designed especially for Oriental Rugs.
Step 7: Speed Dry
Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential to avoid unnatural shrinkage.
Step 8: Finishing
When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.
Step 9: Post Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery. Your rug will be wrapped in brown craft paper to protect it from dust and environmental soils until it is picked up or delivered. Upon delivery, we will lay the rug for you.
Wool, Oriental, Persian and Area Rug Repair
Bring your rugs to Smart Choice Cleaning for Repair and Restoration
Smart Choice Cleaning is proud to offer Wool, Oriental and Persian rug repair and restoration. Our expierenced technicians are able to repair most damages that can occur to your rugs. Problems such as fringe damage and tears are able to be restored, restoring your rug to its original condition. Bring your Wool, Oriental and Persian rugs to our offices for a free estimate for repair.