Your rug washing and
restoration professionals

343 Railway Road
Shenton Park WA 6008
Ph: (08) 9244 8851
OPEN 9:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri
Closed Public Holidays

Christmas closure:
Saturday 24th Dec to Monday 2nd Jan

 

Fully Insured
services

Professionally
trained staff

IICRC Certified

 

 
The 7 Step Cleaning Process

Step 1: Pre- Inspection

When your rugs arrive at Perth Rug Wash, they are individually assessed. The first step is to check the condition of the rug. Every rug is photographed and documented to determine and identify any pre-existing conditions which could potentially affect the cleaning process. We then test the dyes for colourfastness and identify the face and foundation fibres to determine the most appropriate cleaning method. You will be contacted by our rug cleaning experts prior to cleaning to discuss your rug's condition and to obtain your authorization to proceed. If any repairs are recommended, we will give you the repair options and quote obligation free.

Step 2: Dusting

The next step is the most important part of the cleaning process but it is also the one most often overlooked; dry soil removal. As woven rugs, especially hand-knotted wool pile rugs have a denser pile than wall to wall carpet they hide substantially more dry soil than wall-to-wall carpet. More than 70% of the soiling in rugs is fine dry dust and abrasive grit that damages the rug's structure. Locked deep down in the pile, it cannot be removed by a domestic vacuum cleaner. Wetting the rug before removing this grit turns it into mud, making it impossible to completely extract. Dry soil removal requires the help of professional rug dusting equipment and Perth Rug Wash have invested in the best there is, the Rug Badger Pro. Thousands of harmonic vibrations per minute gently massage even the most ingrained material from your rug. Following dusting the rug is vacuumed to remove fine particles left on the surface.

Step 3: Washing

After a thorough dusting, one of several rug specific washing methods is used to wash the rug safely, conditioning the fibres and restoring the natural lustre. These methods range from minimum moisture to complete submersion cleaning based on the fibre content, delicacy and colorfastness of your rug.

Step 4: Drying

After washing the rug will be laid flat or hung on our rug tower where it is rapid air-dried to brighten colours and prevent browning. Inadequate or incomplete drying or wet cleaning on site can cause dye migration, mould growth, cellulosic browning, texture change, dimensional change or dry rot.

Step 5: Treatments

Additional services and treatments are also offered and applied after the rug is dry. Soil protection resists soiling as well as water and oil-based staining and can enhance the performance of your rug and help to keep it clean longer. Odourless moth repellent is a good option for rugs under furniture or rugs that need to be stored.

Step 6: Finishing

Your rug is surface cleaned one more time with our Yorkster rug polisher that makes the colours “pop” and restores the bulk and softness of the pile. Some rugs also require additional fringe cleaning or correction after the initial cleaning. We have special procedures and solutions to restore the original colour to the fringe. We do not use chlorine bleach which causes degradation and permanent damage to the foundation fibre.

Step 7: Delivery and Storing

As most rugs are made of highly absorbent natural fibres it is not recommended that they be wrapped in plastic. However we will carefully tie them with cord for ease in handling prior to delivery. If they are to be stored we can wrap your rug in acid free Kraft paper. Upon delivery we will re-lay the rug for you if requested.
Replacement of tired underlay with quality Allstop Plus padded underlay can also be arranged pre-cut or installed on delivery.

 


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"More than 70% of the dirt in a rug is trapped deep in the pile damaging and dulling the fibres. This fine abrasive dirt is not removed by common vacuuming, surface or dry cleaning methods"



"Rapid air drying"


Rug polisher

"The orbital rug finisher gently restores texture and shine, brightening colours and softening the pile"



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