Dry Soil Removal
For delicate fiber rugs such as wools and silks, we use a machine called the Rug Badger which creates a vibration on the rug which shakes out all the dirt.
The rug is submerged in water and cleaning solutions for the appropriate fibers. Depending on the fiber and soiling, these are either hand scrubbed, horsehair brushed, or machine scrubbed. This method of cleaning is most effective for removing pet urine/feces and spills.
Rugs are thoroughly rinsed with fresh water or an emulsifier to remove cleaning solutions and any other soiling.
The rugs must be hung-dried on our drying rack to prevent wrinkling and the edges from curling.
The final process is inspecting the rug(s) and doing any touch up cleaning, which is performed before we wrap them in plastic.