Viscose Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City – the fiber you should be aware of!

As design trends continue to change and new fibers are introduced into homes, us textile cleaners have the responsibility of keeping up on those trends and learning how to clean said new products. Unfortunately, there is a current boom in the home decor world and it is a fiber called "Viscose." Let's take a look at why this fiber is throwing cleaners for a loop... and why you should avoid purchasing it! Viscose, which is also known as; art silk, bamboo silk, faux silk, rayon, modal, and other names, is a cellulosic fiber that is cleaning nightmare. It is sold as an environmentally friendly fiber, but numerous lawsuits and a quick examination of the manufacturing process will prove it to be the opposite. The major issues are that the fiber is not meant to be wet cleaned, and it has a very short usable lifespan because of its very poor wear characteristics. So why would textile mills start injecting this fiber into every category of home decor? Price, and how it feels. It is a very inexpensive fiber that can be sold as silk by some shady manufacturers and it even has the almost same feel of a high end silk fiber. How has the cleaning industry responded? At first, most rug cleaners tried cleaning viscose rugs with conventional cleaning methods that work for wool or synthetic rugs. We quickly realized that those methods only created issues when cleaning rugs containing viscose fibers. The fiber does not respond well to cleaning with water, due to the fact it turns brown/yellow as it dries and gets very stiff... Not the result you want! Most cleaners decided to turn away viscose rugs all together, while others kept [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:47:40+00:00August 28th, 2020|Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Viscose Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City – the fiber you should be aware of!

Area Rug Pad

A question we get asked regularly is "Should I have a pad under my rug?" In general, yes you should have a pad under your rug. However, there are a lot of options! Let's dive into the world of rug pad, or "underlay", and help you decide what is right for you and your rugs! When do you need a rug pad? Whenever your rug, be it tufted, hand knotted, flat woven, or machine made, is going on a hard surface - you should use a pad. There is a BIG safety concern with the rug sliding around on a hard surface. Also, the rug will last much longer if it is not being wrinkled up and worn out from sliding around on the floor. Lastly, there is  a cushion provided by the pad when heavy furniture is placed on the rug, which can stress backing fibers and cause damage. Should you use a rug pad when the rug is going over carpet? Absolutely! There are rug made specifically for that application and they keep the rug from moving around and becoming wrinkled. Wrinkles = trip hazards and premature wear! So... which rug pad? Not all rug pads are created equal. That waffle foam stuff you buy at any home store...? DO NOT USE! That will cause more damage than good and we highly recommend staying away from it. If that pad is used on concrete, stone, or hardwood floors, it will eventually bond to the floor and cause a headache of refinishing your fine flooring surface. I repeat: DO NOT USE. So now that we got that covered, what are some professional grade options for you? We carry and highly recommend the products made [...]

By |2019-08-20T21:59:26+00:00August 20th, 2019|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Area Rug Pad

Rug Washing in Salt Lake City

Hello friends! Have you heard that Cleanville is the premiere rug cleaning and washing destination in the Salt Lake City, Park City, Utah County, and Davis County areas? Well if you have not heard about our professional rug washing services, I will tell you why we have earned that reputation!   Rug washing is more than just a service - it's an art and should not be done by anyone without the proper training, experience, or tools. Having your investment quality area rugs, oriental rugs, Persian rugs, tapestries, furs, silk rugs, or prayer rugs is a big risk if they are not handled by professionals. Luckily, the rug cleaning professionals at Cleanville have years of experience and use the latest technology, techniques, and cleaning solutions to clean your fine rugs. We specialize in wool fibers and are a WoolSafe Certified firm, but can also clean other natural fibers such as silk, cotton, linen, bamboo, and others!   The process for getting your rugs cleaned is simple! Call, email, or stop by our office and we will look at your rugs to determine pricing and the best method for cleaning. The turnaround time for rugs is generally a business week and they will be returned to you DRY, CLEAN, and BEAUTIFUL! Stop by our office anytime Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30 pm to see our shop and learn about the wash process.   Don't forget... We also offer rug pad and stain guard for our valued clients!

By |2018-07-11T21:11:21+00:00July 11th, 2018|Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Rug Washing in Salt Lake City

Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City, UT

Hello friends! Today I want to talk about the rug cleaning market in SLC. A quick Google search will yield a list of results that shows a number of different carpet cleaning companies that say they can "clean" your area and oriental rugs. There are also a couple of rug retail stores that offer rug cleaning as a service as well. And, of course, you will see Cleanville Rug Care on the list! So what should you look for when choosing a company to professionally clean your expensive textiles? 1. *** Make sure they are not going to clean your hand knotted/wool/silk/viscose/etc... rugs with their HOT WATER truck mounted carpet cleaning system!!! 2. Do they know the differences between rug types, fiber types, and how to clean them respectively? 3. Do they have a submersion wash setup for doing a thorough cleaning on your heavily soiled rugs? 4. Do they have the proper and adequate insurance? 5. Can they pickup and deliver your rugs? 6. Do they offer a fiber protector application after cleaning? 7. Will they let you watch the rug cleaning process or see the cleaning area? 8. Do they stay current on all the latest cleaning methods and tools in the industry? 9. Do they have reviews and testimonials to back up their claims?? Those are just some of the concerns you should have when you are shopping for a rug cleaning professional in your area. We get asked a lot of these questions every day and want to make sure the public is informed on the rug cleaning process and why you shouldn't have an average carpet cleaning company clean your valuable investments. Rug cleaning is not an easy task and [...]

By |2017-10-16T19:41:50+00:00October 16th, 2017|Carpet Cleaning, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City, UT

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning in Park City

Do you have an oriental rug or area rug in Park City or the surrounding areas that needs cleaning? Look no further! Cleanville Rug Care is the local expert on area & oriental rug washing and have a pickup and delivery service for Park City residents! Even though our office is located in Salt Lake City, UT... we can still take care of your rug cleaning needs. Our technicians are in Park City at least once a week and we will gladly pick up rugs or other delicate textiles from clients in the Park City area. We can handle oversize rugs with our large box-style trucks and we can also fold rugs instead of rolling them to make them ready for transportation. Of course, our clients can also drop off their valuable rugs at our office Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Special appointments can be made for clients that need to drop off rugs before or after those hours. The drop off process is quick and easy! We unload the client's rug for them and do an initial inspection with them there. A quick information sheet needs to be filled out by the client and they can be on their way! The types of rugs we can clean include many different fibers, such as: wool, silk, synthetics, vicose, rayon, linen, cotton, jute, sisal, and others. The rug construction types we can can clean include: hand knotted, hand woven, tribal blankets, tapestries, needle points, machine woven, machine tufted, hand tufted, prayer rugs, animal skins, leather, and many others! Our cleaning methods are proven with many years of experience and are recommended by experts across the world! Call or stop by Cleanville today and experience The Cleanville [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00July 11th, 2016|Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning in Park City

More Things To Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Welcome back to our two part series about finding the right carpet cleaner for your home. If you missed our first article on the subject, you can find it here. These are a few more tips on ways to vet potential carpet cleaners before hiring them and avoiding the mistake of hiring a cleaner that will do poor work. 1. Price Many people’s main consideration when looking for a service or product is the price. However, this is a dangerous game when it comes to carpet cleaners. If a company offers you a cheap price, you risk one of two problems by taking them up on it- they may do poor work, or they may end up added last minute fees to the original quote. Always ask the company if there are any additional fees you should know about before agreeing to have work done.   2. Cleaning Method Different companies will have different methods for cleaning your carpet, but at a bare minimum their method should include the five main principles of carpet cleaning as outlined by the IICRC.   Dry Soil Removal This is usually accomplished through vacuuming before other cleaning equipment is employed.   Soil Suspension This is the use of a pretreatment to “suspend” soils from the carpet fibers. Often the pretreatment is laid out, the carpet fibers are agitated to spread the treatment, and then the treatment is left to stand for a while so that the chemical reaction can be completed.   Soil Extraction After the soil has been suspended, it’s then extracted. There are a few ways of doing this, but the most common is through steam cleaning.   Grooming Grooming helps promote the continued performance of your [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 31st, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on More Things To Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Things You Should Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Carpet cleaning companies are a dime a dozen, but they’re not all the same. Choosing the wrong company has left many homeowners disappointed, and in need of having the work redone. Make the right call the first time by finding out these three things about a carpet cleaner before you hire them.   1. Certifications Most professional carpet cleaners are professionally certified, and it’s worth asking if this is the case for all the cleaners your company of choice employs. Look for certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration- the most well known training school for these types of professionals. If the workers are not properly trained, it may show through in their quality of work. Don’t be afraid to move on if the answer to this question is no.   2. Licensure and/or Insurance Different states have different licensure requirements for carpet cleaners. Find out what your state requires, and then ask about whether or not the company you are thinking of hiring has the necessary license.   If your state does not require carpet cleaners to hold licenses, insurance can be a great tip off for the legitimacy of a company. Anyone you hire to work in your home should have appropriate insurance to protect themselves as well as their customers.   3. Reviews and Testimonials The best way to know if any company is good is to talk to someone that has worked with them. Reach out to friends, family or coworkers and ask about who they’ve hired to clean their carpets. Ask for their feelings about how the work was conducted, and if they liked the result.   Barring that, online reviews can give you some idea of a [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 29th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Things You Should Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Taking Good Care of Your Office Carpet

While commercial carpets are often much sturdier than residential carpet, they still need to be properly maintained in order to live a long, attractive life. Office carpets put up with a lot of abuse day in and day out, and this can take quite the toll on them if they are not being cleaned on a regular basis. The dirt trapped in your carpet is constantly agitating the carpet fibers with the help of all that foot traffic, which causes the carpet to wear more quickly than it otherwise would. So how do you prevent premature carpet wear? To prevent holey and balding carpeting, your office floor will need a bit more TLC than your carpets at home. Make sure that you are calling in professional cleaners at least every 6 months. If your office is particularly busy, you may need to clean them more often. As well, make sure that you’re taking good care of your carpets between carpet cleanings. Vacuuming every day will keep the dirt and grime at bay, and prevent surface dirt from becoming deeply embedded in your carpet fibers. In the long run, regular carpet cleanings will save you a lot of money on costly replacement carpet. Commercial carpeting is expensive! Don’t buy it sooner than you need to. Hire the professionals at Cleanville Carpetcare that know how to treat your carpet properly. We know what it takes to get the most life out of your carpets, and we go above and beyond the call of duty so that every customer is satisfied with their experience. You don’t cut corners in your business, so don’t hire carpet cleaners that do. Articles with this disclaimer may not represent the beliefs or core values [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 27th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Taking Good Care of Your Office Carpet

5 Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Mold

Moisture. It’s the worst nemesis of most flooring types and an annoying (and costly) issue for many homeowners. It doesn’t take that much water for mold to start forming, and mold can be dangerous to your home and your health. Carpets can be particularly vulnerable and carpet mold can remain undetected for quite a while. So how can you and your family protect yourselves from mold and water related damage? Here are a few tips for dealing with moisture and keeping it out of your carpets.   1. Clean And Dry Water Damage Immediately When water damage strikes, it’s important to move quickly. Soak up as much of the water as possible with a wet/dry vacuum and absorbent towels. If you don’t have a vacuum that will work, you can often rent them from carpet cleaning companies. Put out fans to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. Large amounts of water damage may require scrubbing with carpet cleaner and bleach to remove mold that may be forming under the carpet.   2. Remove All Furniture from the Room Mold can form on or under your furniture, so be sure to clear the room of furniture and rugs after a flood. Check the condition of your rugs and furniture. Then clean them thoroughly to combat mold and remove any grime that may have been present in the water. Return furniture to the room only after the carpet has had time to dry.   3. Get a Dehumidifier A dehumidifier will help create an arid environment indoors that will allow the carpet to dry more quickly and prevent the formation of mold and mildew.   4. Steam Clean Your Carpet After excessive water damage has taken place, [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 25th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Mold

7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 2

Welcome back to our two part series on cleaning and maintaining your rugs. If you have not read our first article in this series, 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 1, make sure you check out that page first. Here are the last 3 steps you need to know to properly clean your area rug at home. 5. Remove Excess Water Before you lay your rug out to dry, you should get as much water out of the rug as possible. A rubber window squeegee is a great tool to use for this. Carefully squeeze the water out of your carpet, always pulling with the rug’s nap, never against it. Once you no longer see water being forced out, you are done.   6. Lay Flat to Dry Once all excess water is removed, lay the rug out to dry, rotating once to make sure the front and back both dry fully. Do not replace the carpet until it has dried completely.   7. Gently Brush Out Fibers Once after a rug dries the fibers are left stiff and feeling different than they were before. If the fibers of your rug feel stiff, you can brush them out with a soft brush or vacuum it to loosen them again. Over time, the fibers will loosen (and soften) right up.   Once you’ve completed all these steps, return your rug to the appropriate room and enjoy how clean and vibrant it looks and feels again! For more helpful home cleaning tips, check out our other articles. Need help cleaning your carpets? Don’t have the time or the space to clean your rugs properly? For full service carpet and stone cleaning, contact Cleanville in Salt Lake [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 21st, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 2