Hand hooked rugs and carpets are another great example of floor coverings that are also great works of art. The US has a strong tradition of hand hooking dating back centuries.
It is important to professionally clean your hand hooked rugs and carpets on a regular basis. How often you do so depends on many factors (including whether you have pets or have your hand hooked rug in a high traffic area). On average, most people should professionally clean their hand hooked rug once every two years.
Our hand hooked rug cleaning process involves safe and traditional techniques, including:
- First, we assess the hand hooked rug based on its condition. Older hand hooked rugs generally are more sensitive and are more susceptible to damage during the cleaning process. It is important to examine each piece so as to ensure minimizing the risk of damage to each hand hooked rug.
- Next, we examine whether the hand hooked rug has had any restoration or repairs and also look to see if there are any damaged areas. If so, we take steps to try to minimize the risk of any further damage.
- We remove as much dust and particles from the hand hooked rug as possible using special vacuum cleaners.
- We test each hand hooked rug for color fastness. If the colors are particularly suspectible to color run, we have to use special methods to clean the hand hooked rug. Although there is no way to eliminate the risk of color-run completely, there are steps we take to minimize the risk.
- If the hand hooked rug is relatively color-fast, we soak it in a pool in the next phase of the cleaning process.
- If the hand hooked rug smells or has a pet odor, we will neutralize the smell or odor using natural materials that will not damage the hand hooked rug.
- We brush the hand hooked rug to remove any embedded dust particles.
- We allow the hand hooked rug to dry while taking steps to minimize the risk of shrinkage and fiber curling.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our professional hand hooked carpet cleaning process.