Tag Archives: braided cleaning rug

New Location/New Rug Cleaning Studio!!

Just Finished Washing A Rug!

As of March 1st we moved into a new larger location at 1438 S 1st St, Suite 2.  Part of that move was the construction of a brand new rug washing pit along with a brand new drying rack system!  We are very excited about this!  Our new wash pit can accommodate rugs up to 11′ x 15′.  There really is no rug we can’t wash thoroughly now.  Our new drying system from Rug Badger allows us to simultaneously dry multiple rugs as well as detail clean problematic fringe with ease.  These are the types of things that make a rug washer’s heart happy!  If you own a rug that needs cleaning, no matter how large or small, we’d love to help!  Just give us a call at (402)486-4792.

Rag Area Rug – Everything Bleeds!

To the lower right is a picture of a rag area rug we cleaned last week. In the picture it is safely on the drying platform, colors intact, no dye migration, no worries. Directly above it is a picture of the cotton rag we used to test the dye stability of the area rug. As you can see, the rug failed the dye stability test in fantastic fashion! Every color in the rug bled – almost instantaneously!

What to do when faced with this predicament? It’s a rag area rug, so it desperately needs a full immersion bath in the “rug spa”, yet it bleeds when in the presence of moisture. The answer is to treat it with a special chemical which helps to keep migrant dyes from fixing themselves on the surrounding fibers. This process effectively adds a day to the processing of the rug, but it allows us to wet wash area rugs that we otherwise couldn’t. Careful testing for dye stability is crucial for successful cleaning of tricky area rugs!