Hand washing of your fine textile! This is a very exciting
process for us. We get to see your silk or wool become fresh
looking again and let me tell you that this is very rewarding
to see as a rug technician and rug lover. We really give your
rug the spa treatment here by following the technique that
a master cleaner taught us. They say is "first thing
in is the last thing out". That is why we first saturate
the rug with fresh water then let it sit.
The pores of the cotton/silk/wool/ warp and weft foundation
absorbs the water and of course the pile. We then start hand
washing the rug based on the fiber type. Once we are pleased
that all the stains come out, we start applying fresh water
again and start to squeegee the rug. We have a saying here
"we know the rug is done when the water is clear".
If we do not see fresh water come out of the rug during this
process, we re- wash it. This is especially important for
a rug that is getting a decontamination
treatment . If we see any hint of yellow we keep flushing
the rug until we see only clear water. Next step drying
the rug .