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Area Rug Washing Procedures

Dusting and Inspection:  Most rugs are processed through our area rug dusting machine. It is designed to remove as much loose dirt and dust as possible. The rugs are fed through a bed of tamping bars allowing the heavy soils to fall into the catch basin in the bottom, while at the same time having the large HEPA filter vacuum system remove the air-born dust. At this point the rugs are ready for the washing process. Please note before any rugs are allowed to be washed they must go through a complete inspection, upon completion, notes must be documented into the dusting log book.

Area Rug Dusting
Carpet Tender Buffing Area Rug

Washing:  All rugs are washed separately to avoid cross contamination of soils and dyes.  We have a variety of different ways of cleaning area rugs, so it depends on the type of fiber or the age and condition of the rug that determines what process will be used to clean each rug.  Most rugs can be processed using an industry standard method of saturation, application of a safe cleaning agent, gentle agitation, either rotary brush, rotary bonnet or hand brushing and then power flushing using soft water in the process.

The Carpet Tender uses pre softened cold water only!  This helps ensure there will be no shirnkage and the fibers dry to their near new softness. Carpet Tender Washing Area Rug
Carpet Tender Rinse Area Rug Rinse:  The rugs are then passed through our rinsing/wringing machine, which is designed to provide a thorough flush and removal of the water. The rugs are then hung on our dry rack and hand brushed. Once these steps are completed a second inspection is performed and documented. 

Drying: Most rugs are hung up on our dry rack system for two reasons. One is to allow for a complete and quick drying and two, it helps maintain the original shape until they dry. This can take an average of two days, depending on the size and thickness of the rugs. All rugs are tested with a moisture meter to insure that the rugs are completely dry before they are removed from the rack.

Carpet Tender Grooming Area Rug
Carpet Tender Fringe Cleaning Fringe cleaning: After the rugs are dry, if they have fringes, will go through a separate process of hand cleaning to attempt to get them as clean as possible.

Final Step:  Upon the completion of all of the steps, the rugs are then hand brushed or vacuumed to bring the fibers back to a soft, clean feeling texture and are given a final documented inspection.


No one else can clean and care for your fine area rugs, Oriental area rugs, Persian area rugs, Navajo rugs, Flokati rugs and Silk area rugs like The Carpet Tender because no one else has 31 years of experience like The Carpet Tender. 

State-of-the-art equipment combined with old world hand finishing means your valuable oriental rugs, precious heirloom rugs, color-sensitive Navajo rugs, fugitive dyes (bleeders) and even delicate tapestries can take on a new life that you haven't seen in years.  


Call The Carpet Tender today for your free estimate.  775-825-9433

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