✓ Oriental Rug Cleaning
✓ Modern Rug Cleaning
✓ Fringe Repair
✓ Immersion Rug Cleaning
✓ Dedicated Workshop
✓ Colour repair
✓ Free Rug Collection & Delivery
✓ Moth Proofing
✓ Rug Dyeing
Gabriel is a rug cleaning professional, specialised in immersion deep cleaning, the most thorough rug cleaning process.
With a dedicated rug cleaning workshop and a drying room, we have the right equipment and knowledge to deep clean any rug from antique handmade ones to modern rugs.
Most rugs are cleaned offsite in our rug cleaning workshop. With a 20m2 dusting area, a 40m2 wash floor, and a dedicated drying room, our rug cleaning unit has the perfect conditions for the most thorough clean your valuable rugs can have.
Our rug cleaning process in 9 steps
Our rug cleaning process begins with a thorough assessment to determine the type of rug (hand knotted or machine made), fibre type (natural like wool, cotton, silk, jute etc or man-made like nylon, polypropylene, etc), known stains or problem areas. We also test for dye stability to assess the risk of colour run. Based on all this information, we decide on the most appropriate rug cleaning method
Often overlooked, dusting is a vital step in the rug cleaning process. Natural rug fibres are great at hiding dirt, grit and dust particles. We remove them before starting the wet cleaning process by placing the rugs face down onto dusting grids and gently beating the back with a dedicated mechanical machine. This thorough dusting procedure removes all foreign particles from deep down the rug pile.
The dust-free rugs are taken to the wash floor where they are immersed in a rug cleaning solution and cleaned with a gentle brush on a rotary rug cleaning machine and then thoroughly flushed and rinsed.
Often made of cotton, oriental rug fringes are in fact an integral part of the rug, a continuation of the rug warps.
The rug cleaning process wouldn't be complete without giving the fringes the much-needed attention. Often fragile, we clean them by hand with an individually tailored cleaning solution for the best results.
All oriental rugs are made of natural fibres like wool, cotton, or silk and very often a combination of them. Like for example wool pile on cotton warps.
Because of their nature, these fibres are very absorbent, so professional equipment and special conditions are needed to dry the rugs in optimal time. Leaving a rug too wet for too long could lead to problems like cellulosic browning of the cotton warps and fringes, colour run or dye bleed, and so on.
We extract up to 95% of water from rugs before hanging them in our dedicated drying room.
The rug drying room is equipped with industrial dehumidifiers and fans which continuously circulate dry air around the rugs to complete the drying process in just a few hours.
Although the wash floor gives the most thorough rug cleaning process, just like in carpet cleaning some stains may need advanced stain removal techniques to maximise the chances of complete stain removal.
Moths are one of the most fierce oriental rug enemies, as the moths' larvae feed on the wool rug pile permanently damaging the rugs. We now offer an optional moth proofing treatment for all oriental rugs we clean
By this stage, the rugs are clean and dry, but because we like to do things properly we put the rugs through an additional light air dusting process to remove any potential dust particles from the rugs and do a final pile grooming before packing them ready for delivery
All rugs are inspected, rolled up and wrapped in a breathable rug sleeve, ready for transportation.
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