Rug Cleaning Oriental and area rugs can serve as decorative pieces in your home that also serve as protective barriers to your hardwoods, tile or even carpets. They easily absorb dust, dirt, grime, pet odors and any other particulates present in your home. Not only can this affect the air quality of your home, but it can also severely damage your rug over time. As you would call a professional to get your carpets cleaned, as you would need to clean your rugs to maintain the quality and longevity of your rug. Steam Squad is a full service carpet cleaning company with the expertise to clean your rugs, no matter the size or value. We service the Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island, and understand the various fibers, textiles and materials of oriental and area rugs. If you feel it is time to address the cleanliness of your rugs, call Steam Squad today! We have a friendly staff that can help answer any questions, and schedule a time for one of our estimators to develop a cleaning plan specific to your unique situation. Properly Cleaning your Rug Your rug can represent a significant investment and requires specialized care during the cleaning process. After we measure and evaluate the condition of the rug, we will conduct a process proven to ensure your area or Oriental rug is properly cleaned. Step 1: Assess the Fabric Our cleaning process will be determined by the type of textiles present in your rug. Natural fibers will be addressed differently than synthetic fibers due to the difference in response to certain temperatures. For example, polyester and other synthetic fibers can be cleaned with very hot water. Natural fibers such as wool however must be cleaned with water no hotter than 145 degrees. Our experienced technicians will be able to determine the proper type of cleaning procedure and will discuss all of the details with you beforehand. Step 2: Vacuuming & Dusting Using a vacuum with a gentle rotary brush, we will remove all surface dirt from the rug. Once complete, we will utilize a high-powered air system which provides forced air to the front and back of the rug, working to extract as much dust as possible. This process may be conducted two or three times- until the dust has been removed. Step 3: Cleaning Once the dust is removed, we will pre-treat any spots, spills or stains present on the rug. Next, we will completely submerge the rug in a soap-free water solution, which is safe for all fibers and environmentally friendly. Using gentle rotary tools, we will scrub the rug, attacking dirt at all angles. Step 4: Fringe Cleaning After the rug has been cleaned, we will take time to gently brush and clean the fringe around the perimeter of the rug. Step 5: Fresh Water Rinsing & Extracting Using cold water, we will rinse the rug using a machine designed to apply water to rinse while gently extracting water through a wringer process. Through this process, all of the remaining detergent will be removed, while extracting nearly 80% of the water present in the rug. Step 6: Brushing Once the rug is dried, we will go over the rug with a final brushing, in order to align the pile within the same direction of the nap. This prepares the rug for the drying process. Additional Services Scotchgard™ Application To prevent damage from future stains and spills, we will apply Scotchgard™ to the rug. This will ensure the proper protection for your rug once it returns to your home. Deodorizing We can address smoke or pet odors using an environmentally safe solution that eliminates odors but protects colors from bleeding or fading. It is 100% biodegradable, organic and contains a live enzyme that breaks down the organic molecule of the odor. Applied during the fresh water rinse, our all-natural soap free deodorizers can dissolve even the toughest odors. Time to clean your Rug? Call Steam Squad Today Our recommendation for rug cleaning is every 12-18 months, depending upon the environment of your home. Since oriental and area rug cleaning requires a specialized cleaning process, you need to be careful which professional you choose. If you want a great job done at an affordable rate, Steam Squad Cleaners can be your company of choice! Certified by the Carpet & Rug institute, Steam Squad is a leading Seal of Approval provider. Servicing the Nassau and Suffolk counties, Steam Squad understands the unique process required to safely clean your rug; restoring to its original condition. Our staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have about professionally cleaning your carpets. Our rug and upholstery cleaning services are standing by to answer any questions you may have about professionally cleaning your carpets. If you would like a free estimate, or speak with someone further about your interior rugs, please give us a call at (516) 567-8966!