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Brio Carpet Care provides fine area rug cleaning, care and repair services for Persian, Oriental, and Contemporary rugs throughout Winchester Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, London, Surrey and West Sussex.
Most area rugs are cleaned and repaired offsite in our dedicated rug cleaning workshop based just outside Winchester, and for your convenience, we offer free rug collection and delivery throughout Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, London Surrey and West Sussex.
In our dedicated rug cleaning and restoration workshop, we thoroughly dust the rugs using either a mechanical rug duster or compressed air and often a combination of the two methods, to extract all dry soils and dust prior to the chosen cleaning process.
Depending on the type of rug, fibres, dyes, and age we would use one of the following rug cleaning processes: full immersion rug cleaning - our prefered method and the one that's been used to clean rugs for thousands of years , low moisture cleaning, or even dry cleaning.
Brio Carpet Care specialises in antiques and contemporary wool and silk rug cleaning, as well as modern fibres like viscose, Tencel, art silk, etc.
Our full immersion rug cleaning process in 9 steps
Our rug cleaning process begins with a thorough assessment to determine the type of rug (hand-knotted or machine-made), fibre type (natural like wool, cotton, silk, jute viscose etc or man-made like nylon, polypropylene, etc), known stains or problem areas. We also test for dye stability to assess the risk of colour run. Based on all this information, we decide on the most appropriate rug cleaning method
Often overlooked, dusting is a vital step in the rug cleaning process. Natural rug fibres are great at hiding dirt, grit and dust particles. We remove them before starting the wet cleaning process by placing the rugs face down onto dusting grids and gently beating the back with a dedicated mechanical machine. This thorough dusting procedure removes all foreign particles from deep down the rug pile.
The dust-free rugs are taken to the wash floor where they are immersed in a rug cleaning solution and cleaned with a gentle brush on a rotary rug cleaning machine and then thoroughly flushed and rinsed.
Often made of cotton, oriental rug fringes are in fact an integral part of the rug, a continuation of the rug warps.
The rug cleaning process wouldn't be complete without giving the fringes the much-needed attention. Often fragile, we clean them by hand with an individually tailored cleaning solution for the best results.
All Persian and Oriental rugs are made of natural fibres like wool, cotton, or silk and very often a combination of them. Like for example wool pile on cotton warps on a Persian Nain rug or silk on silk on a vintage Quom rug.
Because of their nature, these fibres are very absorbent, so professional equipment and special conditions are needed to dry the rugs in optimal time. Leaving a rug too wet for too long could lead to problems like cellulosic browning of the cotton warps and fringes, colour run or dye bleed, and so on.
We extract up to 95% of the water from rugs before hanging them in our dedicated drying room.
The rug drying room is equipped with a climate control system, industrial dehumidifiers and fans to continuously circulate dry air around the rugs to complete the drying process in just a few hours.
Although the wash floor gives the most thorough rug cleaning process, just like in carpet cleaning some stains may need advanced stain removal techniques to maximise the chances of complete stain removal.
Moths are one of the most fierce Oriental and Persian rug enemies, as the moths' larvae feed on the wool rug pile permanently damaging the rugs. We now offer an optional mothproofing treatment for all hand-made rugs we clean
By this stage, the rugs are clean and dry, but because we like to do things properly we put the rugs through an additional light air dusting process to remove any potential dust particles from the rugs and do a final pile grooming before packing them ready for delivery
All rugs are inspected, rolled up and wrapped in a breathable rug sleeve, ready for transportation.
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Why use Brio Carpet Care ?
Brio Carpet Care is a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider
What does this mean?
Brio Carpet Care is an Advanced Member of the National Carpet Cleaners Association
Brio Carpet Care is a CleanSeal Approved Service Provider
Brio Carpet Care is one of only a handful of Textile Pro Certified companies in the UK.
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Brio Carpet Care is a WoolSafe Approved Fibre Care Specialist