J & R's Oriental Carpet and Fine Rug Washing
If you have an oriental or fine rug, you know that this accent piece is an important investment, and to maintain it's integrity, it needs to cleaned routinely. J and R's Carpet Cleaning provides oriental carpet cleaning and fine rug cleaning in the Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Albany, NY and surrounding areas. We take pride in restoring specialty oriental carpets and fine rugs including Flat Weave carpets, Needlepoint Rugs, Braided Rugs, Hand Knotted Carpets, Machine Woven Carpets, and more. We restore your carpet in our state of the art, on-site facility to make sure your investment receives the best care.
When we receive your rug at our facility, the first thing we do is determine its origin. Next, we closely inspect the foundation of your carpet, including the knots, fridge, lilim, colors, patterns, pile fiber, and pile density, which gives us clues as to its origin and allows us to determine how to proceed with washing the rug. After considering its condition, we choose an appropriate shampoo. This inspection is to determine the rug cleaning process that your specific rug requires. Not all rugs are created equal and we want to make sure that we are able to present your rug back to you in the same physical condition, but sparkling clean!
Just as you would not wash clothing with pockets full of dust and dirt, we do not wash your rug before removing any accumulated dust and debris that may be embedded in the foundation. We typically will remove pounds of old, dead, broken fiber and dust from the rugs foundation during dusting. Our mechanical dusting machine uses pure vibration to beat the backside of the rug, dislodging any matter that is trapped in your rugs fibers.
75% or more of the soil that is found in your wool rug is particulate matter and this gets buried deep into millions of tiny pockets of the wool fiber known as the fiber cuticles. Over the years this particulate matter can build up and start to cause damage to your rug. This is why washing your rug is a very important step in preserving your beautiful investment!
This process is pretty much what it sounds like. We submerge your rug completely into a mild solution that has been designed for your type of rug and that we have determined is appropriate for your particular rug. This is actually the most thorough cleaning process in the world! However, not all rugs can be washed using this process because not all of these rugs are constructed the same.
Rotary Shampoo with Fresh Water Extraction
When a rug doesn’t meet our standards for submersion washing, this is the process that we use. This process is a cost-effective process for lightly soiled synthetic pieces
Mist and Brush
This technique is used when we know for sure there is a 100% chance that the dye in your rug may bleed. This is also a post-cleaning technique.
Dry Foam Shampooing
Dry foam is necessary when we have specialty fibers like Rayon or if there is a major concern of buckling, dimensional stability or if there is a possibility that the dye may bleed. We have come to realize that many modern Afghan rugs fall into this category of having a potential of a dimensional stability or dye bleeding.
Absorbent Pad Cleaning
This technique is incorporated as a post process when we are concerned that wick up is a potential.
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