We receive calls all the time from people who attempted to "spot clean" their silk rug only to find out that they removed color from the rug, destroyed its sheen, or caused pile damage.
Sometimes the damage is to far gone to be repaired, which is why it is best to contact a professional before attempting to tackle any spots on your silk rug by yourself.
At PureGreen Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning we are able to properly handle your silk rugs when it comes time for cleaning. The first step would be setting up an inspection. During the inspection one of our silk rug cleaning nyc technicians will examine your rug and provide you with some options as far as the best way to clean them is concerned.
During the inspection you will also be made aware of what to expect from a cleaning. If the rug is in very poor condition and cannot be restored, the technician will let you know what results are possible to achieve with a cleaning. If your area rug needs repairs, our technician can provide some repair options on the rug as well.
After the inspection we will take the rug back to our facility for a cleaning. First we will dust the rug, removing as much dry soil as possible before washing it. The is a crucial step in the cleaning process because if the rug is very dusty, adding water to a dusty rug will result in discoloration. Think about what happens when you wet dirt, it turns into mud.
After the dusting process, we then check the rug for color fastness. For rugs with renegade dyes, we use our in house dye stabilizers to ensure that the colors will not bleed during the cleaning process. Once the dyes are stabilized we will pre-treat any spots that might need special treatment before its time for a bath.
The rugs get washed individually in our wash pit. This process gets done by hand to ensure the proper care and attention to detail necessary for impeccable results is always achieved.
For rugs with severe odor issues, we leave the rug fully submerged in the wash pit over night in order to remove 100% of the odor.
After the wash, we will rinse out any cleaning solutions with pure water and a pH neutralizing solution. We then groom the rug, placing the pile in the right direction and begin the drying process. Typically, our turn around time is approximately 7 business days.
So remember, cleaning silk rugs is not something that should ever be done in your home. If you require the services of a Silk Rug Cleaning Professional please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Below is a picture of a rug we are working on right now. This rug was given to us by one of our long time customers. She is already educated on how to treat these rugs. She called us right away when the stain happened and knew not to try to clean it up herself with anything. We will able to fully remove this stain and restore the rug to its natural beautiful condition.
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