More Than Just Oriental Rug Cleaning
We clean and repair all types of area rugs in our modern cleaning and dry room facilities. We also provide mothproofing, repairing, fabric coating, and padding. Always remember: "never clean and dry any area rug on the floor." We offer four different cleaning processes for all types of area rugs:
Submersion Handwash Cleaning Process for Oriental Rugs and Carpets
- Dry Cleaning
- Water Extraction and Rinse
- Shampoo and Rinse
- Submersion Handwash Cleaning
For Oriental rugs with animal stains and odors, Martinous Oriental Rug Company is proud to be an exclusive provider of the submersion handwash cleaning process. Here are the step-by-step details of this innovative new procedure:
Step 1. Dusting.
Dust and particulate matter lying deep within the rug are removed using compressed air and specially designed tools. Foot traffic and dry soil can act like sandpaper on the fiber, and this step is often referred to as "air washing" or "dusting" of the rug. Vacuuming, shaking, or beating are not nearly as effective.
Step 2. Wash and Rinse.
In many of the various countries where our oriental rugs and carpets are manufactured, the washing is done in a flowing river, where rugs are submerged for hours at a time. Our process essentially replicates this method with a wash pit in which water moves from one end to the other continuously. Mild cleaning agents designed specifically for Oriental rug fibers like silk and wool are massaged deeply into the rug. Unlike a simple bath, our process continuously sends only clean, soft water across the rug.
Step 3. Final Rinse.
The rug is removed from the pit and given a soft water rinse.
Step 4. Drying.
Mild heat and airflow is applied as the rug hangs to dry. Using compressed air, the fibers are given a luxurious fluffing.
Step 5. Grooming the Fringes.
Attention to detail is essential at this stage, so we hand-comb your rug's fringes to ensure that they are properly finished and groomed.
Step 6. Final Inspection.
We maintain the highest standards, so our inspection process is thorough. We don't hesitate to repeat any steps that might be necessary to provide you with the cleanest rug possible. It's that final touch that means so much.