Rug Repair & Restoration
Making sure your oriental rugs are clean all the time is by far the easiest and best way to enhance its beauty and prolong its life. In time, rugs can gather a lot of grime, dirt, and dust. Dirt and dust may accumulate and get embedded in the silk, wool, or other fibers of the area rug.
Submersion Hand-Wash Process
“During the soaking process, the water in the wash tub is constantly circulating with clean water running in and dirty water pumping out. The soaking process allows time for age-old dirt and contaminants to dissolve and separate from rug fibers.”
Our submersion Hand-wash is a process is that start first turning upside down on a screen and beaten from the back to remove all dry dirt, dust and debris. The rug is then turned face up to vacuum whatever has lodged at the tips of the pile. If the rug is an antique or is in compromised condition, it will be secured firmly between two pieces of screen to prevent further loss of pile. Your rug will be clean and dust free.Rugs are dusted until all debris are removed . That first step takes about 3 to 4 hours.
To make sure the dyes in the rug are fast, a 24-hour test for dye run is performed. If colors have the potential to run, the washing process is adjusted so that dye transfer will not occur. When washing obviously damaged or unstable ends, there is particular care given to these areas. Only after stabilizing fragile areas does the the actual full immersion hand-wash occur. The rug is immersed in water in a wash tub where it is agitated (or hand-brushed in the case of delicate antique rugs) using a natural soap. Both sides of the rug are agitated, working soap deep into the rug’s fibers. A neutral, mild, pure solution which does not remove the natural oils and lanolin from the wool, is used.
During the soaking process, the water in the wash tub is constantly circulating with clean water running in and dirty water pumping out. The soaking process allows time for age-old dirt and contaminants to dissolve and separate from rug fibers.
After soaking, the rug is flushed and rinsed out. A flushing tool is massaged over the rug to flush contaminants out of the fibers. In the same stroke, the tool replaces the contaminated water with fresh clean water.
Rinsed, wet rugs are laid flat on screens and air dry; the screens allow climate controlled air to circulate on both the front and back. Dehumidifiers, heat and air circulating fans are used to enhance drying.
The Tassels are then addressed and hand-washed. Normally cotton does tend to grey out over time, so it not always possible to get the tassels looking like new but they will look remarkably better.
Finally, detailing time, the rug is dusted again from the face. This ensures that any stray lint or loose grit that may still be clinging to the rug is blown away. Your rug will be ready to be delivered fresh and happy!
What Customers Say...
“GREAT SERVICE!! Highly recommended! It was very reasonably priced, and they also repaired another spot on the rug for free! They are quick and very reliable; I have found my go to place for all my rug needs!”
Jun L. / Queens, NY
Outstanding and very reasonable prices. The owner, Fernando, is extraordinarily knowledgeable — I have only one old rug and he recognized it right away. He was spot on identifying my other carpets (origin and value). I had 10 Killim and wool carpets washed and one Chobi carpet repaired. The carpets look great and you can’t tell where the repair was made. He also noticed that I was not using the correct carpet pads, and replaced them for a nominal fee. Impressed with his expertise and prices. Highly recommend.
Mary S. / Springfield, VA