Area & Oriental Rugs Should NOT be Treated Like Typical Carpeting
Many area rugs such as fine Oriental rugs are very costly and are made from fragile natural fibers, dyes, and foundation materials that cannot be cleaned in the way we normally do carpet cleaning on most wall-to-wall synthetic carpets (such as nylon, olefin and polyester). Most professional carpet cleaning systems involve the use of high heat, high water pressure, extreme agitation, and intense chemical activity. Most area rugs cannot be cleaned using these tactics. A more gentle "hand washing" process must be used to safely clean area rugs.
Bring Area Rugs into our Parma Heights Location
If you have area rugs, including fine rugs, delicate rugs and Oriental rugs, that need to be professionally cleaned, bring them into our Parma Heights location at 6674 Pearl Road (near W. 130th Street) - for a thorough, professional cleaning!
Why Are Area and Oriental Rugs Harder to Clean?
Because more time is involved in hand washing area rugs, and more complex cleaning products must be utilized to avoid damaging the fibers and dyes, you would expect that Oriental rug cleaning would cost more than standard carpet cleaning. It does. Because of the dense pile construction of area rugs, dirt particles work their way down through the fibers - to the backing foundation of the rug where they cannot be removed by ordinary vacuuming.
This loose grit wreaks havoc on your rug's delicate fibers, causing a cutting abrasive action as you walk on the rug. Abrasion accounts for fiber loss (wear) and embedded soil stains. Other types of soil, including food particles and pet oils, "hide" in the dense pile, making your Oriental rugs an ideal haven for germs, bacteria, and other nasty creatures such as dust mites! Dust mites are too small to be seen but are the most common cause of year-round allergy and asthma. All these foreign pollutants in your area rugs should be removed by professional rug cleaning on a regular basis to keep your area rugs "healthy."
Area Rug Cleaning Reviews
"The rug I brought in to be cleaned was a dream purchase I made less than a year ago and foolishly placed under a dining table where my family of 4 including 2 children under 5 eat. I thought it was ruined and destined for the trash, but I know that Antonius Bros. has worked wonders on my carpets and upholstery, so I brought it in. I am so happy to have my new rug back. It is perfectly clean and being a rug, I knew it was stained all the way through and is now clean, front and back. I appreciate the thoroughness and am so happy to have such a source as Antonius Bros. to rely on." - Jennifer B., Bay Village
"What a fantastic job you all did on those horrible carpets I brought you! You are amazing! Thank you so much. You know I'm coming back!" - Joyce Dickson, Columbia Station
Our Rug Cleaning Steps
All you need to do is bring your rugs to our plant located at 6674 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130. High traffic area rugs and Oriental rugs should be cleaned professionally at least once a year - lower traffic rugs might be able to go 2-3 years between professional cleanings. Don't wait until it looks dirty - you can't see all the accumulation of dirt and soil. This is what we will do:
1) Pre-inspection of Oriental Rug at Drop-off
When you bring your area rug into our Cleveland area location, give us all the information you can about the area rug. It helps us to know what type of rug it is, the approximate value of the rug, and any additional information you have - such as spills or stains so that we can deliver the best rug cleaning.
2) Dry Soil Removal for Area Rug Cleaning
Area rugs hide dry soil every bit as well as carpeting does. A special vacuuming technique, applied to both sides, along with other special equipment at our Cleveland area location removes the dry soil that is hidden throughout. Oriental rugs and other area rugs should be vacuumed regularly in the home, but that won't remove the deepest soil. Only a professional rug cleaning with proper equipment will remove deeply embedded dirt.
3) Area Rug Pre-Conditioning
Depending on the fiber content of the rug, as well as what soils are involved, the area rug will be pre-treated to loosen the oily soils that are still attached to the fibers.
4) Pre-Spot for Area Rug Cleaning
At our Parma Heights location we stock numerous professional strength spot removal products specifically designed for upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning and area rug cleaning. Each one is specially formulated to remove specific types of spots and stains. Our pre-treatment step increases the potential for removal of even the most stubborn stains in your area rugs. Rug fringe can also capture stains in the small fibers, and often will also require pre-treating.
5) Rug Cleaning
The best procedure for cleaning each individual area rug is determined when the rugs arrive at the plant. We have several different cleaning methods all of which are designed to achieve the best possible results.
6) Drying Process After Area Rug Cleaning
Special air-moving machines have been designed to provide the optimal air flow required to dry an area rug, even a delicate Oriental rug, thoroughly and quickly. Proper drying techniques will help to prevent shrinkage.
7) Finishing of Area Rug Cleaning
When the area rug is completely dry, it is groomed throughout to ensure that it looks amazing when you unroll it and lay it on your floor.
8) Final Inspection of Rug
After the Oriental rug is dried and has been groomed, our rug cleaning professionals deliver a full visual inspection to make sure the results are the best possible. At that time, it will be rolled up, tied and we will call you to come and pick up your clean area rug.