These are a few photos of our rug washing shop and some
rugs. We have one of the very few true rug-washing shops.
Most rug "cleaners" do not actually wash rugs
in a wash tank as we do, and the difference in quality is outstanding!
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Beautiful old Iranian rug. Very heavily soiled. Fading,
bleaching, bleeding, damage and previous repairs already
exist. Initial testing shows that the reds bleed with
mild cleaning agents and also a dye-setting agent causes
bleeding. You read that right--a dye-setting agent caused
bleeding! This is just one example why you must hire
an expert to wash your rugs. We know the potential pitfalls
of which other cleaners aren't even aware. Extraordinary
procedures must be taken to wash this delicate rug and not cause
Dry vacuuming and dusting. This rug is fairly small, only 10'6"
x 4' 11" but the first vacuuming removed this much
dirt! NOTE the vacuum cleaner used (pictured) is a Dyson,
also available through our company.* Call 615-826-0909
and ask for a free demo (Nashville, TN vicinity). After
vacuuming both sides of the rug, we dusted it for about
three hours, to remove the dry soil that vacuuming can't
This is the pile of dust from successive vacuuming and
dusting. We could not capture all the dust from the
dusting area, as much of it becomes airborne and ends
up, well, everywhere. But this is what we could get.
The pile is about 15 inches in diameter!
But how deep is that pile of dirt? About 1 1/2 inches!
That pile of dirt weighed between one and two pounds.
Remember, that's just from vacuuming and dusting. We
haven't even begun to wash the rug yet.
This is the rug in the wash tank. We haven't filled the
tank yet, but we've treated the rug with our proprietary
method to prepare this very risky and valuable rug for washing. After
prepping, we thoroughly wet the rug, then apply the
detergent according to its particular fiber, dyes, and
risks. What you see is the detergent after having been
brushed into the face of the rug. You may notice
that dirt is already starting to turn the detergent
Filling the tank. After detergent application and brushing,
we fill the tank with cool, clear, water (wa-ter), to
help wash out the loosened soils and spent detergent.
You can see the water already turning brown from the
Our tank is lined with a white plastic tarp (for lack
of a better term--"liner" sounded redundant). Note how dirty the water is, even
though we already vacuumed and dusted. Remember this:
there is much more dirt in your fine rug than you can
see or remove by vacuuming. Rug washing is vital to
the longevity of your fine rugs! Washing by immersion.
Note the dirty water coming out of the rug.
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8. & 9. Finally, here are two photos
of the rug you've seen us wash above. Besides looking
"clean," note that the colors look brighter,
and the pattern appears sharper. What the photo is unfortunately
unable to show is that the dark borders on the "tic
tac toe" medallions were black--we thought. After
washing, we discovered that they are really a rich royal
blue. Quite beautiful!
If you have any questions about our services, please
call our office for further details. 615-826-7324
*Yes, you can buy Dyson vacuums at big box stores and
discounters, but you may get a discount version
(cheaper parts and accessories) of a similar Dyson
machine sold through independent dealers. And you
definitely won't get personalized service, home
delivery, assembly and training. They don't call them
"discounters" for nothing. Just be careful what you buy.
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