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Silk Rug Cleaning Services
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I have been sending my oriental and wool rugs to Kiwi services for a number of years and have been totally satisfied with the work. The rugs smell clean and fresh and their colors appear vibrant and fresh. I highly recommend Kiwi Services. You will not be disappointed.

Silk rugs can make any living room look spectacular or instantly give a bedroom a cozy feel. These particular types of rugs are often considered to be family heirlooms, and if you have one in your possession you know how special they can be. Made from natural fibers, silk is strong and durable—except when it gets exposed to water.

The cleaning process for a silk rug is much different from that of a typical area rug made of synthetic fibers. Hot water and steam cleaning can cause irreparable damage as silk rugs lose up to 20 percent of their strength when they get wet.

Kiwi Services has been cleaning rugs professionally for over 39 years and knows exactly how to tackle a silk rug the right way.

Expert Silk Rug Cleaners

Our area rug cleaning technicians specialize in cleaning types and makes of rugs from all over the world, including silk. Cleaning your silk rugs regularly will make them more durable, more vibrant, and look more beautiful in your living room than ever.

No two rugs are the same, which is why our experts take the time to evaluate each rug that comes into our facility and note exactly what needs to be done to it. We don’t treat our rugs with harsh steam cleaning or hot water. Instead we use a gentle yet effective dry cleaning method that keeps colors from fading and eliminates dirt from the onset.

Our rug cleaning process is low moisture, where we use special bonnets as well as a green citrus cleaning solution that dries quickly to prevent sogginess, mildew, and dye migration.

In addition to knowing exactly how to clean silk, our expert technicians can also handle any silk rug repairs. Whether you’ve got a rip or missing fringe, our experts can handle your rug delicately and efficiently.

Interested in hiring Kiwi Services to clean your silk rug? Give us a call today for a free quote, more information about our services, or to learn more about our 30-day 100% clean guarantee, which means that if you’re dissatisfied with our services in any way—we’ll come back and re-clean your rugs at no extra charge.

Common Problems Faced by Silk Rugs

Silk rugs are beautiful but delicate, and they come with their own set of challenges. We know how to tackle these problems with precision and care at Kiwi Services. Here are some common issues faced by silk rugs and how we address them:

  • Water Damage: Silk is highly sensitive to water, which can weaken its fibers and cause irreversible damage. Our cleaning process avoids using hot water or steam, which can strip silk rugs of strength. Instead, we use a low-moisture cleaning method that protects the fibers and maintains the rug’s integrity.
  • Dye Bleeding: The vibrant dyes used in silk rugs can easily bleed if not treated properly. Kiwi Services uses specialized cleaning solutions that are gentle on the colors, preventing any dye migration. We test for colorfastness before proceeding, ensuring that your rug’s intricate designs remain vivid and true to their original beauty.
  • Fiber Weakening: Silk fibers can become brittle and weak over time, especially with improper cleaning. Our expert technicians use gentle hand-washing techniques and dry-cleaning methods that preserve the strength and softness of the silk. Avoiding harsh chemicals and excessive moisture ensures that your rug stays durable and resilient.
  • Staining: Silk rugs can easily absorb spills and stains, making them difficult to remove without damaging the fibers. At Kiwi Services, we use silk-safe spot-cleaning solutions that lift stains while protecting the delicate material. Our technicians carefully treat each stain to restore the rug’s pristine appearance.
  • Fraying and Unraveling: The edges and fringes of silk rugs are particularly vulnerable to fraying and unraveling. Kiwi Services offers specialized repair services to address these issues, reinforcing the edges and restoring the fringe. Our meticulous repair work ensures your rug retains its original charm and durability.
  • Moth Damage: Silk rugs are attractive to moths, which can cause significant damage if not addressed. Our cleaning process includes thorough dust removal and treatments to eliminate moths and their larvae. Regular professional cleaning with Kiwi Services helps protect your rug from these pests.
  • Odor Retention: Silk rugs can retain odors from pets, smoke, or spills. Our cleaning methods include deodorization treatments that neutralize unpleasant smells without harming the silk fibers. We ensure your rug smells fresh and clean after every service.
  • Dirt and Allergen Build-up: The dense fibers of silk rugs can trap dirt and allergens, impacting indoor air quality. Kiwi Services employs specialized vacuuming and cleaning techniques to remove embedded dirt and allergens, promoting a healthier home environment.

At Kiwi Services, we understand the unique needs of silk rugs and have perfected our cleaning methods to address these common problems. With over 39 years of experience, you can trust us to handle your silk rug with the utmost care and expertise, ensuring it remains a treasured part of your home for years.

Our Silk Rug Cleaning Process at Kiwi Services

Dive into the meticulous step-by-step cleaning process we use at Kiwi Services, ensuring your silk rug receives the best care from start to finish.

  • Pre-Cleaning Inspection: Our expert technicians thoroughly inspect your silk rug before we begin. We assess its condition and identify any stains, areas of wear, and potential issues like dye bleeding or weak fibers. This careful evaluation allows us to tailor our cleaning approach to your rug’s specific needs.
  • Dust Removal: Using a gentle suction setting, we vacuum both sides of the rug to remove loose dirt and dust. We then employ a specialized rug duster to eliminate deep-seated dust and particulates without damaging the delicate silk fibers.
  • Dry Cleaning: Our preferred method for cleaning silk rugs is dry cleaning. We apply dry cleaning solvents that dissolve oils and dirt without using water, which helps prevent the weakening of silk fibers and avoids the risk of dye bleeding. This method is gentle yet effective in removing dirt and stains.
  • Hand Washing: We use careful hand washing techniques with mild, pH-balanced detergents for delicate silk rugs. Our technicians wash the rug by hand, ensuring no mechanical damage occurs. This process particularly benefits silk rugs with intricate designs and fragile fibers.
  • Spot Cleaning: We apply gentle, silk-safe cleaners for localized stains to treat specific areas. Our experts carefully blot the treated spots with clean, white cloths to lift the stains without rubbing, ensuring the integrity of the silk fibers is maintained.
  • Low Moisture Cleaning: We use low-moisture cleaning methods when moisture is necessary. This involves lightly dampening a bonnet or pad with a cleaning solution that quickly evaporates. This technique effectively agitates surface dirt without soaking the rug, reducing the risk of water damage and dye migration.
  • Controlled Rinsing: We do so with minimal water in a controlled environment if rinsing is required. This ensures the silk fibers are not overexposed to moisture, maintaining their strength and preventing damage.
  • Air Drying: After cleaning, we lay the rug flat to dry in a shaded, well-ventilated area. This prevents direct sunlight exposure, which can cause fading and fiber damage. Air drying helps preserve the rug’s color and structure.
  • Post-Cleaning Inspection: Once the rug is dry, we conduct a final inspection to ensure it has been thoroughly cleaned and to check for any remaining issues. We may gently brush the rug to restore its appearance and ensure it meets our high-quality standards.
  • Specialized Repairs: Our skilled technicians handle these tasks with precision and care if your silk rug needs repairs, such as fringe repair or patching. We ensure that all repairs maintain the rug’s original beauty and integrity.
  • Customer Satisfaction Guarantee: At Kiwi Services, we stand by the quality of our work. If you’re unsatisfied with our cleaning service, we offer a 30-day 100% clean guarantee. We’ll come back and re-clean your rug at no extra charge.

With over 39 years of experience, Kiwi Services is your trusted partner in silk rug care. Our meticulous cleaning ensures your silk rug remains a beautiful and treasured part of your home for years.

Revitalize Your Silk Rug with Kiwi Services Today

Is your cherished silk rug losing its vibrant look? Restore its beauty and extend its life with Kiwi Services’ expert silk rug cleaning! Our professional team delicately revitalizes your rug using specialized techniques tailored for silk. Contact us today for a free quote and discover more about our 30-day 100% clean guarantee. Call us at 888-582-3921 and let our friendly office team help you bring your silk rug back to its original splendor. Trust Kiwi Services for unparalleled care and satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Silk Rug Cleaning

Can silk rugs be cleaned at home using DIY methods?
While DIY methods may seem convenient, they can cause irreversible damage to silk rugs. Silk fibers are delicate and require specialized cleaning techniques. At Kiwi Services, we use professional-grade solutions and methods to ensure the safety and longevity of your silk rug.

How do you prevent dye bleeding during the cleaning process?
Kiwi Services tests for colorfastness before cleaning begins. We use gentle, pH-balanced cleaning solutions and avoid harsh chemicals that can cause dye bleeding. Our dry cleaning and low moisture methods further ensure that the vibrant colors of your silk rug remain intact.

What measures are taken to handle odor issues in silk rugs?
Silk rugs can retain odors from spills, pets, or smoke. Kiwi Services uses deodorization treatments that neutralize unpleasant smells without harming the silk fibers. We may recommend our Ozone treatment for more severe cases, which effectively eliminates odor-causing bacteria.

How does Kiwi Services handle fringe and edge repairs for silk rugs?
Fringes and edges of silk rugs are particularly vulnerable to damage. Our skilled technicians at Kiwi Services offer specialized repair services, reinforcing and restoring fringes and edges with precision to maintain the rug’s original charm and durability.

Is using mothballs to protect my silk rug from moth damage safe?
Mothballs can help deter moths but may leave a lingering odor and potentially damage the silk fibers. At Kiwi Services, we recommend regular professional cleaning and using cedar blocks or lavender sachets as natural, safe alternatives to protect your silk rug from moth damage.

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