Owning a beautiful viscose rug means benefitting from the silk-like properties of a soft rug, without paying for the full price of a silk carpet. Unfortunately, these rugs are also known for being particularly vulnerable to water washing and regular vacuuming, which makes their maintenance even more difficult, time-consuming and stressful.
This is where we come into the picture. The Area Rug Cleaning NYC team is familiar with all the ins and outs of these rugs, their manufacturing process, the chemistry in them, and their vulnerabilities. We can provide you with the entire array of viscose rug cleaning solutions needed for a complete cleaning job.
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Expert Viscose Carpet Cleaning NYC Solutions
Over the years, we have accumulated a lot of hands-on experience working with dozens of different types of area rugs. We have been confronted with a variety of problems that have forced us to develop our own protocols for assessing, cleaning, and protecting a number of sensitive and fragile rugs, including viscose carpeting.
We know how to clean, dry, apply fabric protectants, deal with stains and spots, and basically handle all the cleaning aspects of such a rug that is extremely difficult to tackle in general. Here are a few of the most common services we are hired to do:
- viscose rug inspections
- viscose carpet washing
- dry vacuuming
- spot and stain removal solutions
- specialized grooming
- controlled drying
Viscose Rug Inspections
Given the fact that viscose rugs feature an amazing sheen and some of the most beautiful, luxurious designs, it is easy to understand why you would want to decorate your floors or walls with such a masterpiece. However, as previously mentioned, these rugs are extremely vulnerable to the majority of regular area rug cleaning procedures. For example, using the incorrect amount of water during regular washing could easily cause staining or yellowing, fiber breakage, and color bleeding.
These vulnerabilities are mainly caused by the cellulose fibers in viscose rugs. These fibers are manufactured in dedicated factories with the help of chemicals, by-products from cotton, and wood pulp. The resulting cellulose-based fibers are almost as weak as pure paper and they also lose almost half of their strength during every two washing cycles, especially if two washing sessions are necessary during the same cleaning job to get rid of stubborn stains and deeply embedded dirt.
Fiber weakness assessments
Our technicians specialize in closely assessing the state of each rug that reaches them in order to determine the approximate number of washing cycles that the fibers can still withstand. For a viscose rug, the maximum number is set at around 70. For comparison purposes, know that a wool rug can handle roughly 10,000 stretching and pulling cycles, whereas a silk rug can handle about 2,000 cycles.
Color run testing
Another important step of the inspection is related to color run or color bleeding testing. We are going to closely examine the entire surface of the rug and all the patterns on it and find out what kind of dyes have been used in the dyeing process.
Please keep in mind that viscose fibers do not withstand foot traffic very well, because they are extremely weak. They also tend to lose half of their strength when they become wet during washing, when an accidental liquid spillage occurs, because of high humidity levels inside the house, or home floods.
Viscose is, therefore, not a very smart option when it comes to reliable and sturdy floor covering, and cleaning and maintaining it is also incredibly difficult and almost always requires the attention and help of professional viscose rug cleaners.
Examining the source of the stains
Our viscose rug cleaners in NY will also try to find out the sources for all the stains and spills covering the rug. Some of them may require special tackling strategies, such as the use of low-power steam cleaners or liquid stain removers. However, these methods could easily cause the fibers to break, discoloring the rug and making it look overall dirty.
Viscose Carpet Cleaning and Vacuuming
Once our IICRC-certified cleaners will be done inspecting the rug and determining the best course of action for it, they will proceed to discuss all the details with you and let you know what you should expect, especially in case of an older viscose rug that has already been severely damaged because of improper washing, high levels of humidity, a small flood, accidental spills, or pet urine accidents.
Low moisture washing is one of our go-to solutions for most types of viscose carpets that are brought to us for cleaning. It allows us to perfectly calibrate the amount of water that goes into the rugs, followed by immediate grooming which will prevent further damage and quick-drying for minimum fiber discoloration and breaking.
Dry vacuuming using low-power vacuum cleaners is also one of the most suitable options for these rugs since it can successfully prevent fiber pulling. Using a regular vacuum cleaner would most likely cause a lot of fiber pulling, that will eventually cause severe damage because of the automated pulling of the weak fibers.
Free Quotes and Competitive Viscose Rug Cleaning Prices
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