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Brio Carpet Care provides fine area rug cleaning, care and repair services for Persian, Oriental, and Contemporary rugs in Andover.
All area rugs are cleaned and repaired offsite in our dedicated rug cleaning workshop based just outside Andover, in Hampshire and for your convenience, we offer free rug collection and delivery throughout Andover and the surrounding areas.
In our dedicated rug cleaning 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 then use one of the following rug cleaning methods: dry cleaning, low moisture cleaning or full immersion rug 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 10 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
Moths are one of the most fierce Oriental and Persian rug enemies, as the moths' larvae feed on the wool and silk rug yarn permanently damaging the rugs. If our assessment determines there is an active moth infestation in a rug, we'd chemically treat the rug to kill any moth larvae and eggs to prevent any further damage and, of course, to prevent the infestation from spreading into our workshop.
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.
The first step in getting a rug dry quickly is to extract as much water as possible. We use a centrifuge, the most advanced dedicated piece of equipment for rug cleaning. Powerful enough to spin even the heaviest Chinese 90 line rug, the centrifuge works on 3 phase electricity and can extract up to 98% of the water from deep down the rug in just a few minutes!
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, silk on silk, etc.
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.
As described on the previous step, we extract up to 98% of the water with the help of the centrifuge before hanging the rugs in our dedicated drying room.
The rug drying room is climate controlled and equipped with industrial dehumidifiers and fans to continuously circulate warm 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.
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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Brio Carpet Care is a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider
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Brio Carpet Care is one of only a handful of Textile Pro Certified companies in the UK.
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