Reasons To Hire A Rug Cleaning Service, Not DIY
When you choose to hire a rug cleaning service over a DIY approach you are making a smart decision. Since rugs are soft and fuzzy like carpet many people think that they can be treated the same. However even something as simple as running the vacuum cleaner on a wool rug will not produce the same results as it does on synthetic carpet. So many people choose to leave this up to a properly trained and certified rug cleaning service who has the necessary equipment and knowledge to do the job properly. Trying to do this as a do-it-yourselfer may end up ruining the rug due to dyes not being stable, the rug taking to long to dry and then it has an odor, tearing the rug, and many other things that would damage the rug.
A lot of people have many area rugs on top of a hard surface floor where they used to have carpet. These rugs are made to withstand a lot of traffic and abuse but still need some TLC every once in a while. With traffic from household pets, guests, and family members you can be left with dirt, odors, and even unwanted spots. So that expensive decorative piece in a room ends looking dingy, worn and not as pretty as the day you bought it. So needing to use a rug cleaning service from time to time will be imperative.
So what should you look for and who should you trust? For starters look for a rug cleaning service that has sent technicians to rug cleaning classes. Some of these classes are put on by schools that use IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified instructors. A technician that has passed coursework and has experience will be able to properly care for your fine floor covering. This proper care starts with the initial inspection. During this process the technician will be able to tell you what type of material your rug is made from, determine the amount of dust and allergens present, advise of any damage that is present, determine the most efficient method of cleaning, and give a timeframe for completion of the work. A quality rug cleaning service will transport the rug to their facility to complete the cleaning process. Since rug cleaning equipment is not easily transported all rugs should be cleaned at the companies facility. They will generally follow a process of soil remove, testing of colors to make sure they will be stable during the cleaning process, washing the rug, drying the rug, and then a final grooming. These steps can be time consuming and so the rug may need to be out of your home for several days or even a week.
So while it may seem like an easy job that any do-it-yourselfer can handle it, a complete and thorough cleaning can only be accomplished with the necessary training, skills, and equipment that only a rug cleaning service can provide.