Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rug Cleaning: The Traditional Way

The history of rugs dates back to about 2500 years. They are woven and used everywhere. But, of curse, using it means getting it dirty. As rugs get dirty, they have to be cleaned in order to maintain their health. It has been that way for a long time, a cleaning method which is now known as traditional rug cleaning. In countries like Iran, the people started the professional rug cleaning method. They started wearing boots, lining up rugs next to each other and washing couple of rugs at the same time. They water them thoroughly and shampoo them with brushes. After the shampooing, they rinse them to make sure the shampoo is completely out. Then they get as much water out as they can with special metal shovels. The final process is to dry them naturally under the sun.

Our company covers the same process today, except goes in more detail. We shampoo the back and face of the rugs with hand. After the rugs are shampooed and rinsed, we use a special type of enzyme to remove all of the remaining food stains. Then we sanitize the rugs and follow the same final process of removing the water and drying them naturally under the sun. Read more about our rug cleaning process.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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