That beautiful, carefully picked-out rug has been in your home for a while now and you are wondering if it is time for it to be cleaned. Between the spills, messes, and getting stomped on, chances are your area rug is in desperate need of a good cleaning.
But, where do you even start? The idea of cleaning an area rug can be daunting. When it comes to area rug cleaning, it is important to know what your options are before you decide to google some DIY concoctions.
Different Types of Area Rugs
Area rugs come in all different shapes and sizes. There are thousands upon thousands of options to choose from, as there is no shortage of options for size, shape, color, material, weave, etc. Rugs are generally categorized into two types; pile and no pile. Rugs with no pile have a flat weave, as the fibers are woven back and forth. Rugs with pile are usually thicker, as they are assembled (either by hand or machine) into knots.
Wool rugs are a very popular rug choice among homeowners because of their durability. In fact, wool is the most commonly used natural fiber for area rugs and carpet! Not only do they feel super soft on your feet, but wool rugs are also extremely resilient and durable. They can last for years without showing any signs of wear and tear.
Another popular rug type is shag rugs. Shag rugs are long pile rugs that are textured and generally pretty thick. Shag rugs can be made out of wool, faux fur, acrylic, and many other materials.
Oriental rugs, animal hide, Persian rugs, braided rugs, cotton, and silk rugs are other examples of commonly used rugs. Each is knotted and created in different ways, thus differing in texture and durability.
How to Clean an Area Rug
Sure, cleaning a rug can be attempted on your own, but it is not the easiest thing to do. Oftentimes, area rugs are cleaned the wrong way and can cause a lot more damage and trouble than it's worth. Most people do not realize that area rugs are much more delicate than wall-to-wall carpet, thus being more susceptible to getting ruined. Because all rugs are so different from each other, many must be cleaned differently. Most rug cleaners have harmful chemicals that can ruin the vibrant colors and eat away at the materials. These chemicals can leave behind a nasty residue that can be harmful in the long run. To learn more about carpet cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them, click here!
The Zerorez® Area Rug Cleaning Process
Trust us, area rug cleaning can be tricky. If you are looking for rug cleaning near me, you have come to the right place! Not only do our technicians here at Zerorez® have extensive knowledge of rugs, but we also use a unique and patented cleaning process specifically just for area rugs.
First, our Master Rug Technician will begin by a thorough inspection of your rug. The purpose of this is to look for spots, stains, or any needed repairs before they begin cleaning your rug.
Next, we use the Zerorez® rug washing plant, equipped with a rug duster, that uses compressed air to gently remove dust, soil, dirt, etc. It is much more gentle and effective than shaking or beating a rug.
Following dust-removal, your rug will then be placed in a 1200 gallon Zr Water filled tank. A star paddle will help agitate the water to lift deeply embedded dirt in the delicate fibers.
To finish the area rug cleaning process, your rug is then placed in a specially constructed centrifuge where it will be rinsed with cool water and then dried through the power of the 900 rpm centrifuge. The spin-dry process reduces problems like dye run and shrinkage. For more information about our unique rug-cleaning process, click here!
The Zerorez Difference®
The Zerorez Process® is unique because we only use Zr water®, a powerful cleaning solution that uses electrolyzed and oxidized water. It is applied to your area rug in a careful manner that is powerful enough to loosen deeply embedded dirt, but gentle on the delicate carpet fibers. Zr water® is free of harsh chemicals, so it is safe for your kids, pets, and the environment! Our special cleaning process leaves behind No Residue®, thus making it the best area rug cleaner in Indianapolis.
When you experience The Zerorez Difference®, you will never go back!