ORIENTAL & RUG CLEANING
In-plant rug cleaning is recommended for Oriental Rugs and loose woven rugs. They should not be cleaned on location like wall to wall carpet. One Step Ahead cares for the finest to the most basic rugs from around the world. We will pick your rug up and bring it to our special cleaning plant where it will receive our very thorough Eight Step Cleaning System to get maximum soil and spot removal. Having your rug 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.
WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU!!
As you know, One Step Ahead has been in business for 20 years. Our rug cleaning has always been the best in North Carolina, but we continue to strive to bring even better quality service to you. We made an investment in State-of-the-Art Rug cleaning equipment that was even better than before! We are now fully equipped with a Tumble Duster, Washtub and Wringer to assure that your rugs will be cleaned better than ever!
OUR NEW EIGHT STEP CLEANING SYSTEM
Step 1: 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 cleaning “prescription”. Our company will come to your home to pick up your rug, or you may drop it by our shop.
Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
We use a variety of techniques to ‘dust’ the rugs from the front and back, including our new, state-of-the-art Tumble Duster. We also use compressed air, a pile lifter, and special vacuum attachments to remove dry soil from your rug.
Step 3: Pre-Condition
Depending on fiber content and soiling type, the rug will be pre-treated to emulsify the soils.
Step 4: Pre-Spot and Fringe Preparation
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal. The fringe is also pre-treated for maximum soil removal.
Step 5: Wash
Our new and improved washtub will clean your rugs gently and thoroughly. It consists of paddle wheels, which mimic the gentle motion of hand and river washing. Soil is effectively removed by the gentle, turbulent flow of the wash water without the use of brushes or other mechanical forces that could damage rug fibers. Our rug washing solutions not only provide a thorough cleaning, but they ensure that cross contamination and dye transfer is impossible during the washing process.
Step 6: Rinse
This new machine is one of the most successful rug-wringers in the world. It removes over 90% of moisture from rugs in 3 minutes or less. It allows heavy and dense textiles to be processed quickly and efficiently. Additionally, it is an exceptional tool for removing urine and other contaminants from rugs. Using a combination of centrifugal force, water irrigation, and effective chemistry, contaminants are flushed out of rugs better than any other method!
Step 7: Dry and Finish
Once the rug is removed from the centrifuge, it is hung for final drying in a controlled environment. When the rug is dry, it is combed and finished with soft groomers made for specialty rugs.
Step 8: Post Inspection and Delivery
Our cleaning specialist will give the rug a final inspection and release it for pick up or delivery. Your rug will be wrapped in brown craft paper to protect it from dust and environmental soils until it is picked up or delivered. Upon delivery, we will lay the rug for you.