At Farthings Cambridge and Trumpington we can take care of all your rugs.
In partnership with Art of Clean, our sister company, we clean every type of rug including Persian/Iranian, Afghan, Moroccan, Indian, Chinese and Tibetan rugs, with any type of rug fibres, including silk, art silk (also known as artificial silk), wool and synthetic.
Art of Clean uses an 8 Step Cleaning process to give your rugs the most thorough clean available.
1. Rug pre-wash inspection
Each rug is inspected thoroughly before cleaning, checking for any worn areas, if the dye is colour safe and for any sign of moth.
2. Dye testing
Dye testing is carried out to determine the stability of the dyes used in your rug.
We will vacuum first and then use our vibrating machine to carefully loosen the deep-down dirt.
4. Rug cleaning
The rug is then given a cold water, mild cleaning bath, using soft brushes for mild agitation.
Your rug is soaked for a certain length of time, depending on how much surface soil needs to be worked out and rinsed from the rug's fibres. The rug is thoroughly rinsed with water
5. Rug Rinse
The rinse process utilises clear water at a gentle flow rate to ensure the rug is left without any residue.
6. Rug centrifuge extraction
This ensures that the drying of your rug is speeded up 10 times compared to any other method used by other cleaning companies. This eliminates the chance of mould growth, colour run, browning and any other issue associated with sloppy wet rug taking weeks to dry.
7. Rug drying
Air movers and dehumidifiers are used to help facilitate drying, without the use of high heat (so there is no worry of shrinkage). Upon a first wash, it is typical for a rug to shrink slightly (less than an inch) – just as cotton and wool clothing do in even a cold-water hand wash. And as with throwing wool or cotton in a high heat dryer, you know this shrinks natural fibres…therefore we dry our rugs the way we do.
8. Fringe work and finishing
Fringes are inspected and the rug is given a final groom. We can apply a protective barrier to your rug after the cleaning. This protection will keep your rug cleaner for longer. It is also easier to vacuum.
At Farthings, we will also apply free moth repellent when you choose the clean and protect option.
Come and see us at our branch in Cambridge on 01223 755180 and Trumpington on 01223 625310.