18 Step Rug Cleaning Process
Rug pads create a safer environment by reducing the wrinkles and slippage of your area rug, which also makes it easier to vacuum. Whether you need a rug pad for a hard surface or carpet, we have the selection for you. Pro-Care offers three different types of quality rug pads. One is for use under Oriental or pile rugs, a second for flat weaves and a third for use with rugs laid over carpet. Pre-cut or custom cut sizes are available.
Rug experts agree that in-plant rug cleaning is highly recommended for proper maintenance of Orientals and other loose-laid rugs. They should not be cleaned on location like synthetic, wall-to-wall carpet for many reasons:
- Rug fibers are very different from those found in residential and commercial broadloom carpet. There is far more natural fiber such as wool, cotton, silk and jute used in rugs than in broadloom carpet.
- Backings are very different, as natural foundation yarns are more prominent in rugs as opposed to separate synthetic backing fabrics for tufted carpet.
- Construction is different: woven constructions are most prevalent in area rugs, as opposed to tufting being the dominant construction in the broadloom market.
- Cleaning technology is different due to the potential for dye migration and fiber distortion.
Pro-Care’s rug care staff is trained through the IICRC and the WoolSafe Organization and is well qualified to care for the finest to the most basic rugs from around the world. We will thoroughly and safely clean your rugs in our special, “state of the art” cleaning plant where they will receive our thorough 18-Step Cleaning System to get maximum soil and spot removal. Having your rugs cleaned in our plant allows us to give them special attention and treatment for a more thorough cleaning, controlled drying, and the use of various tools and processes that are not available on location in your home or office.
Failure to perform specialized procedures in a plant may result in permanent damage to the rugs and flooring materials under and around the rug. Incomplete soil removal may occur due to an inability to dust or adequately vacuum both sides of the rug. It is recommended that any rug as well as carpet exposed to heavy traffic, be cleaned at least annually.
Pro-Care is fully bonded, licensed and insured and has been cleaning fine furnishings in the Nashville area for more than 15 years.
Other specialty services include:
- Urine decontamination
- Minor rug repair
- Blocking or re-stretching
~ Rug Plant Manager ~
Throughout his career, Trey Moon has built a strong knowledge base as a fine fabric and textile cleaning specialist.
Trey began by working in the dry cleaning industry for six years while in high school and college. This laid an excellent foundation for learning about the various fiber types in fine clothing. In 2005, he joined Pro-Care and earned his first Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Since then he has worked with virtually every fiber type and soiling condition known in the industry while providing outstanding service experiences to middle Tennesseans.
Meticulous attention to detail made Trey a prime candidate to become Rug Plant Manager at Pro-Care. He was trained in the cleaning of specialty rugs by industry authority Ruth Travis. He also apprenticed under Ms. Travis for more than a year and a half before taking over management responsibilities in Pro-Care’s Rug Plant. As a WoolSafe approved fabric care specialist, Trey uses the most advanced cleaning methods available.
A native of Nashville, Trey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Along with Trey’s 13 years of experience in Fine Fabric care, he also holds a Master Textile Cleaner title, the highest designation in the professional textile maintenance industry. His seven IICRC certifications include Rug Cleaning; Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning; Carpet Cleaning; Odor Control; Color Repair; Carpet Repair and Reinstallation; Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning.