A common practice is to call a carpet cleaner that arrives at your home with a portable truck mounted steam cleaning system. This works great for wall-to-wall carpet, but is a bad decision for your precious area rugs. A full submersion bath offers a deeper and more gentle cleaning for fine rugs.
In home cleaning methods are not effective
The top down or steam cleaning method not only can’t remove all of the soil from the foundation and the pile of the rug, but is also synonymous with harsh and inappropriate cleaning chemicals and detergents. In home cleaning processes involves spraying hot water into the surface of the rug and sucking it up with an extractor.
This not only can damage your hard wood floors, but also is ineffective in removing the dirt buried in the rug. It only provides a surface cleaning, pure and simple.
This process does not allow for proper drying. When the rug doesn’t dry quickly enough, mold and mildew can occur causing great damage to the rug.
To get deep cleaning, only a rug wash removes all the dirt and dust from the entire rug. Combined with climate controlled air drying, washing is the method of choice for the cleaning of fine rugs.