Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning Greenville SC
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Ron's Carpet & Air Duct Cleaners provides a cleaning service for area and oriental rugs in our facility. We'll even pick up your rugs, and deliver them back to you when we're done!
For rugs with pet urine stains, Ron's also offers the best urine treatment available for your area rugs. Our treatment breaks down the urine crystals that attach themselves to the rug fibers, causing odors — urine odors are totally flushed from the rug! This service is available for $2.50 per square foot in addition to the rug cleaning fee.
Ron's is now offering a white glove pick up and delivery. A white glove pick up includes moving furniture off of of rug on pick up and moving furniture back on your new clean rug during delivery. This service is available for $85 within a 30 mile radius and your rug must be at least 80 square feet. If you are located outside of the 30 mile radius contact Ron's today for pricing or as always you can drop your rug off at Ron's for free!
Let us show you why Ron's is the premiere oriental and area rug cleaning service in the industry. Our 6-step process will leave your rugs looking brand new without damaging them. If you are in need of an area rug cleaning in Greenville, give us a call today at (864) 297-6440 or contact us online to schedule service.
Ron's 6-Step Process
Step 1: Inspection
All rugs are examined for urine contamination, wear, tear, or damage.
Step 2: Dusting
Vibrate and remove all dirt and debris from rug fibers using the Centrum Force® Automated Rug Duster.
Step 3: Washing
Completely immerse rug* in Centrum Star Wash Tub from Centrum Force® to remove foundation soil, not just surface soil. This state-of-the-art machine gives your rug a gentle bath in specially designed detergent to get your rug cleaner than any other cleaning method in the industry without causing damage to your rug fibers.
Step 4: Rinsing
Spin dry with state-of-the-art Centri-Maxx centrifugal rug wringer. Three minutes in this centrifuge will ensure that any detergent is thoroughly rinsed from your rug and that 98% of excess moisture is removed.
Step 5: Grooming
Your rug is groomed to ensure that none of the fibers are crushed or flattened. Part of the grooming process includes combing the fringe.
Step 6: Drying
Your rug is hung in a heated room to finish drying, and we will test the rug with a hygrometer to ensure that all of the moisture is gone. Additionally, we will test the rug to make sure that no bacteria has re-entered the rug.
*Note: Most rugs benefit from complete immersion washing; however, on the off-chance that immersion washing is not suitable for your rug, we inspect every rug to make sure that immersion washing is an appropriate technique.
Myths About Oriental Rugs
- Oriental rugs are identified only by design.
Design is only one component used to identify Oriental rugs. A technical analysis of the rug's materials, construction, dyes and design is the method used to identify rugs.
- All oriental rugs appreciate in value.
Most post-World War II rugs do not appreciate in value, nor will most rugs purchased new today appreciate in value. Consumers most likely paid more for some rugs in the 50's, 60's and 70's than they are worth today.
- All old rugs are worth a lot.
Condition is important when determining value. An old rug in poor condition is just an old rug. An old rug in good condition may also be without value if it lacks artistic merit. However, some old rugs are worth repairing and their value will increase with proper restoration.
- Persian (Iranian) rugs are better than rugs from other countries.
Some older, traditional Persian rugs (pre-WWII), such as Ferahan Sarouk, Motashem Kashan, Tahriz, Bijar and Heriz tribal pieces, and other noteworthy examples will always have a market in the right conditions. Since the fall of the Shah in 1979 and the embargo on Persian goods in 1987 (lifted March 1999), other countries have improved and increased their output of rugs. The quality of Persian rugs since the 1960's has gradually deteriorated. It is my opinion that the quality will return slowly in smaller quantities and higher prices. They have a lot of catching up to do.
- Never clean or vacuum oriental rugs.
About eighty percent of soil in rugs is dry particulate matter. It acts as sandpaper and wears out the rug. Because some rugs are thick, if they are not regularly vacuumed and cleaned, the soil will become so embedded that it is impossible to remove all of it. Beware of anyone selling rugs who say they should not be cleaned. What they really mean is the rug will not withstand cleaning due to condition, foundation painting, or some other hidden defect.
- Knot count is the best indication of value.
The value of only a few traditional Persian rugs is partially determined by knot count. Examples are Nain and Isfahan. The value of silk rugs is also partially based on knot count. New, mass produced rugs from China, India, and Pakistan come in a variety of qualities and designs. Generally speaking, the more knots per square inch, the higher the price per square foot. Once these mass-produced rugs are used, their value in the secondary market is not based on knot count.
Oriental Rug Cleaning Tips
- Never clean rugs on location in the customer's home unless there are extenuating circumstances such as size, weight or furniture that makes bringing the rug in for cleaning in a plant difficult. In-home cleaning is much cheaper but leaves soap and dirt residue in the rug that causes the rug to re-soil quickly. On location, the fringe cannot be cleaned and the rug may mildew on the floor because of inadequate drying. Always have your area rugs taken out of the home and cleaned by a professional company that specializes in Oriental rug cleaning. If the company does not know what type of rug you have or the fiber content, they probably know very little about cleaning area rugs.
- The Oriental Rug Importers of America recommends that hand-made rugs be cleaned every 2 - 4 years. Rugs used in heavily trafficked areas such as an entry hall, may need to be cleaned every year. Because some rugs are so thick, waiting too long between cleanings makes the deeply embedded soil impossible to remove completely. Moths can be found in rooms that are seldom used, in dark spaces under furniture and are more likely to attack wool rugs that are dirty.
- Vacuum Rugs Regularly. 80% of soil in rugs is dry particulate matter. It acts as sandpaper and wears out the rug.
- Beware of any rug seller who says the rug you have just bought from then should not be cleaned. What this really means is the rug will not withstand cleaning due to condition, foundation "painting". or other hidden defects.
- Help Protect Your Wool Rugs from stains and soil. Wool rugs are generally sold without any type of stain protection. Our Supershield® fabric protector is Woolsafe® approved.
- Spills and Accidents should be addressed immediately. Over-the-counter spotters found in drug, grocery and home improvement stores are a No-No! These spotters are too aggressive and can leave irreversibly discolored areas. Cold water or club soda work best as an emergency measure until the rug can be cleaned by a professional.
- Rug Padding provides a protective layer between your rug and floor. It helps minimize slippage, increase the life of the rug, makes the rug feel thicker and more luxurious, smoothes out irregularities in the floor and absorbs noise. All pads are not created equal. The best pads for hardwood floors have a layer of synthetic felted material with a rubber coating. The surface that the pad will be used on determines the type of pad we recommend. To determine what size pad you need, measure the length and width of the rug, not including the fringe. The pad should be cut 2 inches shorter than the length and width of the rug.
Oriental Rug Care
The information here offers easy, basic steps for the care and protection of an Oriental rug.
Rotation - To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.
Vacuuming - Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe with your beater bar! Use the end of a vacuum hose from a canister vacuum.
Padding - a quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage.
Spot and Spill Procedures - Make sure that you safely and immediately clean up spots and spills before they set.
First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean absorbent material. Do not brush or rub the stain. Then spot-clean with a mild detergent-white vinegar-water solution. Do not over wet. Rinse area thoroughly with water and a small amount of vinegar. Avoid wetting the rug's backing. Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed. Allow to air dry. A fan or cool hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process. For stains that do not come out using these methods, ask our cleaning specialists.
For over 30 years, people have trusted Ron’s for their oriental rug cleanings. We will pick up and deliver your rugs or you can bring them in to us. Our state-of-the-art equipment professionally cleans and dries your rugs and protects your investment.
Trust the experienced professionals...because CLEANER IS BETTER!