Fantastic results every time for a longer lasting clean.
Professional Rug Cleaning in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.
You will be amazed how I can bring your tired mucky rugs back to life using our specialist equipment and industry knowledge that I have been accumulating since 1990, it all starts with the 12 point process to ensure your rugs are given the most through clean.
Here are some of the types of rugs I clean Persian, Turkish, Caucasian, Turkestan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chinese, Tibet, Nepal, Moroccan, Egyptian, Belgium, Oriental and Contemporary rugs.
1. Rugs Inspection and ID.
I inspect your rugs with you, if this is possible, so I can get as much history and information of your rugs as is available. I like to know the age and if the rugs have ever been cleaned before, if they were washed or cleaned on location by a carpet cleaner.
I would like to know specific concerns you may have like spots, stains, odours, I will also point out any concerns I have as a professional rug cleaner, including condition or hidden stains in your rugs you may or may not beware of.
2. Rugs vacuumed with specialist industrial vacuum.
This is the first of a three part dry soil removal process, vacuuming, beating and air dusting process. I first vacuum all the loose fibres and dust particles with a vibrating head vacuum and collect them in a clear visible collection tube. You can see in the picture all the loose fibres retrieved from just the surface of one rug.
3. Rugs beaten with rug duster.
I dust your rugs with a special rug dusting machine that has over forty leather straps attached to a pole, that rotates gently but firmly slapping the back of your rugs. This dislodges and shakes out large dry particulate soil that can eventually make your rugs threadbare. In the past, an old method of cleaning your rugs would have been to drape them over fences and beat them with rackets or hand rug beaters to remove the dry soiling. This is one of the most important steps that is done to help prolong the life of your rugs.
4. Rugs Air Dusting.
Finally I air dust the front face fibres of your rugs to get the last small particles of dust soiling that is locked into the fibres of your rugs. Using air to remove as much soiling (Dry particulate matter) before I wash your rugs. Natural fibres such as wool do not show abrasion like other synthetic fibres do! But that does not mean that the surfaces of the fibres are not abraded. Wool does an excellent job of hiding soil but because the fibres do not show the abrasion, it is not apparent.
5. Rug Washing your rugs on wash floor.
I take your rugs to our wash floor area where I saturate them with fresh cold water. The rugs are completely submerged with the benefit of being able to clean them fully underwater. I often submerge rugs to treat them for mould, urine or other contaminants. The objective here is to let the fibres release fully any contaminants and to fully wash all of the soils out of your rugs.
6. Rugs Fringe Cleaning
Your fringes are cleaned by hand using specialist cleaning methods and chemicals which are WoolSafe for wool or haitian cotton cleaner for cotton fringes and so on, they are then immediately dried.
7. Rugs rinsed to remove all chemicals.
After I am satisfied that I have been able to remove all the soils from your rugs, I will do one more fresh water rinse to be sure there are no move remaining soils as well as the cleaning agents I have used. It is very important not to leave any residue in your rugs. The rugs must remain in their natural state without anything that may re-attract soils or harm the fibres.
8. Rugs Centrifuge removes excess water from your rugs.
Most rugs will then go through the rinse and centrifuge for the final fresh water rinse and to remove any excess water. This wringing, spinning process allows myself to detect if any soils remain in your rugs by watching the wastewater that is flowing out. If I do detect soiled water, your rug is rinsed again until I can see clear water is flowing out during the final wringing, spinning process. Once the water has been extracted, your rugs are ready for drying.
9. Rugs Drying room to fully dry your rugs.
Your rugs are now taken to our drying room, where your rugs are hung vertically by one end. Hanging your rugs by one end will greatly minimise any shrinkage. Even though your rugs are not dripping wet after they have gone through the wringing, spinning process, they still are holding water. This makes them therefore heavier than when they are dry, which with most oriental rugs having wool in them, they can hold up to 25% of there weight in water without feeling damp.
10. Rugs checked over for any spot stain removal.
After your rugs have been dried, they are checked to see if there are any trouble spots that may have been missed or come back while your rugs were still wet going through the drying process. Fringes are checked to see if any additional work may be needed. If any addition spot or stain removal is needed that is completed here.
11. Rugs Protection applied and final Inspection.
Rugs are always recommended to have a protector applied to them, be that a water based protector or a solvent based protector. Again this will have been discussed and approved when your rugs were ID and inspected. Final Inspection of your rugs completed, they are given 100% approval and they will be wrapped ready for delivery.
12. Rugs wrapped and delivered back.
Your rugs are then rolled and stretch wrapped and delivered back to your home, offices. Where I offer a relaying service and if needed new rug pad to help your rugs sit on the floor with no movement and a lovely cushion feeling when walking over them. Some of our customers ask that the rugs be wrapped for storage and I use a breathable tear resistant product. The key here is to make sure the special plastic can allow for air exchange and minimise the ability for bugs, damp or mould to get in to your rugs.
Hopefully this will shed some light on how I clean rugs at Hoyles Rug Cleaning Studio and that the way I clean them, is better for the rug and helps to extend its life. One of the most asked questions I get is “how often should I have my rugs cleaned?” and I can tell you that in the rug cleaning industry experts tend to agree that minimum every one to two years is recommended. This all depends upon how much traffic (walking over) they get and I always recommend turning your rugs through 180 degrees every 3 – 6 months.
Hoyles Rug Cleaning Studio
Since 1990 in Yorkshire
From our dedicated rug cleaning studio near Skipton we have been servicing both domestic and commercial customers across Yorkshire & Lancashire and even boutique hotels in the Lake District for many years.
We can offer a high quality clean for virtually any type of rug all from within our rug cleaning studio so you don’t have the hassle of machines running in and out of your home or business.
If you have questions call James on 01535 630620 or complete the quick enquiry form today for a free inspection and quotation.
I am passionate about rug cleaning and giving you the best rug cleaning experience you have ever received, so I can give you that peace of mind.