The cleaning process begins with a thorough dusting of each rug to remove all particulate matter from the textile before it is exposed to water. As needed, a rug is then spot cleaned with dry cleaning fluid to remove any grease or oil based stains. The actual cleaning process involves a thorough shampoo of both sides of the rug and a final rinse.
The rinse process is done with a high power hose and /or an extraction machine both of which flush the dirty and soapy wash water out of the textile. All rugs are then "extracted" - a process which forces clean water through the textile for a final rinse - and then dry extracted again to remove as much moisture as possible from the carpet before it is hung to dry. Minimizing the residual water in a newly cleaned rug reduces the chance of water staining and browning during the drying process.
After drying, the rug's fringes are cleaned separately and once the fringe is dry the rug is groomed with brushes and given yet another round or three or four of vacuuming cleaning to dislodge dry soil and material dislodged during wet washing.
At the left is Victor shampooing a rug that has been immersed in specially formulated enzymes designed to remove odors and reduce discoloration resulting from animal staining.
In the background, rugs are soaking on one of our 14 x 21 foot tanks dedicated to our immersion process.
At the bottom is a shot of our drying facility which is climate controlled for both humidity and temperature.