Here are the steps we follow in the cleaning of your carpets:
Our technician will walk through your home with you to visually inspect the carpet. He will identify potential permanent stains and give you an evaluation of expected results
Dry soil is removed by a thorough vacuuming. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in cleaning.
We will discuss with customer ahead of time what they would like moved. We will gladly move movable items such as Sofas, chairs and tables. Larger pieces such as beds, dressers, entertainment centers etc. will be left in place. The furniture will be put back into place and protected with disposable blocks and tabs.
A preconditioning agent is applied to break down traffic area soil and general spots for more thorough cleaning
Difficult spots are pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.
Soil Extraction and Rinse:
The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed with a powerful extraction cleaning system without over wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind.
Every carpet that we clean is pH balanced so that there is no sticky residue left behind. This also leaves your carpet soft and fresh.
Any spots or stains still remaining will get extra treatment with our many specialty spotting solutions. For longer carpet life and fewer permanent stains, be sure to have professional carpet protector applied to your carpet...
Your carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of your carpet is standing tall when we leave. Post grooming helps the carpet pile dry faster and in the right position.
Area Rug Cleaning
Home Pride is a professional, full-service Oriental, Persian and area rug cleaning company serving the west Ventura County. We have over 25 years of experience in cleaning your fine rugs.
In-Plant Rug Cleaning is recommended for Oriental and loose woven rugs. They should not be cleaned on location like wall to wall carpeting. Home Pride cares for the finest to the most basic rugs from around the world. Having your rugs cleaned in our plant allows us to give it several treatments for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and the use of various tools that are not available on location.
Pre-Inspection and Pick-Up
We will determine as much as we possibly can about the type of rug and inherent qualities that may affect cleaning. We will outline the expected results and qualify ahead of time any foreseeable problems. Our company will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop off at our shop.
Woven rugs, especially hand knitted rugs are designed to hide dry soil. A few years ago, the Eureka Company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 rug could hide 87 pounds of dirt! WOW! While we realize this is to the extreme you would be surprised at how much soil your rugs do hide. We use a variety of techniques to "dust" the rugs from the front and back. This is the most important step in cleaning any textile.
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Our rug experts will evaluate your rug to choose the best procedure possible for maximum soil release.
The fringe will be pretreated and cleaned by hand
Once the soil is rinsed away, the rug is dried flat or hung to dry in a controlled environment. Proper drying is essential.
Post Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning specialist will then give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery.
How to Care for your Oriental Rug
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.
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.
A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage.
Spot and Spill Procedures
- 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 speed the drying process.
- For spots that do not come out using these methods, ask our cleaning specialists.