Why Dye Migration Tests Are the Key in Professional Area Rug Cleaning – Prescott AZ
I’m Ruthie and I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the most important steps for all the rugs that come into Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care’s washing facility – the dye migration test!
Every rug that comes into us here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott goes through a thorough pre-cleaning inspection. This is so our expert area rug cleaning technicians can determine what method of cleaning each rug requires so that every rug gets EXACTLY what it needs!
Even more important in this pre-cleaning inspection is doing a dye migration test to know whether or not the colors in each rug are stable. That is the step that REALLY tells us how a rug needs to be cleaned, so you can see why it’s very important!
If an area rug needs to be pre-treated prior to cleaning so the colors are stable then we need to know! Bleeding dyes are an indication that the colors were not properly set during the manufacturing process.
Let’s say that the colors in your area rug are not stable. Our pre-treatment is designed to lock colors into their dye sites so that they won’t try to move during the cleaning process. Just about every rug responds very well to this treatment and we don’t typically have any issues with colors moving around once our pre-treatment is done.
This is what really sets us apart from the wall-to-wall carpet cleaner that says they can clean your area rugs in your home, no problem. The truth, however, is that most of these carpet cleaners don’t even think about whether or not the colors are stable! They most likely don’t even have the tools available to stabilize your rug’s dyes. This can lead to a whole mess of trouble.
Don’t risk ruining your area rug by having someone clean them in your home and causing the colors to bleed! Have the professionals at Arizona Oriental care for your rugs and rest assured in knowing that we always test each color on every rug for stability!
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.
Call us for more information on how to properly clean wool and silk area rugs at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). (08-25-17)