American Steamers

Carpet and Rug Cleaning in South Florida American Steamers was originally founded in South Florida.

Our 5 Steps Oriental Rug Cleaning Services

1. Dusting The RugBadger is a powerful, portable machine designed to deliver 40,000+ penetrating harmonic vibrations/min deep into the back of a rug. It shakes loose any dry, heavy, damaging soil & sediments trapped both in the foundation and in between the rug fibers themselves.

2. Submersion Wash In the weaving capitals of the world, handmade rugs are washed by submerging them for several hours in flowing rivers. The Submersion Hand Wash step simulates this age-old process, enabling all foreign matter to be purged from a rug. Using a continuous flow of water, combined with a mild, ph-neutral cleansing agent massaged deep into the fiber, further removes a rug’s contaminants and keeps them from settling into the rug again. While the rugs are submerged, three compression rollers purge or “squeeze” all remaining contaminants. Rugs with particularly stubborn contaminants, such as pet urine, are submerged for an extended period to guarantee their complete removal. We use small, medium and large sized compression rollers to ensure all contaminants are removed from the rugs before they proceed to the rinse & spin stage.

3. Extract, Rinse & Spin The third step in the system, Rinse, rinses all cleaning solutions from the rug using compressed air and specially designed tools to create an underwater, vigorous rinse. In addition to purging cleaning solvents from the rug, Rinse lifts and adds body to the rug’s fibers. Following the Rinse, the rug is hoisted from the Wash Pit and soft water-rinsed a second time before being moved to the Rug Centrifuge.

4. Controlled Drying Achieving a fast and efficient drying method is critical, as rugs can mold and mildew if saturated for long periods of time. Controlled Drying takes place in a heated Dry Room using a combination of air circulation, dehumidifying processes, and heat. Here, rugs are allowed to dry for 2-6 hours.

5. Post Detailing Post Detailing involves cleaning and restoring all fringes using a specially designed tool. During this last step, all rugs are brushed and inspected for any remaining stains.