There are many, many reasons why you shouldn’t let anyone like a mere carpet cleaner with a machine wash your fine handmade rug.
You see a rug that has been handknotted deserves to cared for by someone who understands how to handle such a fine piece of art.
Yes I said art.
Even though it was designed to be placed on the floor and walked upon does not take away any of the beauty it holds for us.
So only a dedicated expert will know how to clean such a rug in a way that increases it's value.
So before you make a decision on who to choose to clean your fine rug, keep these points in mind...
- Does the company have reviews from satisfied customers? Not just on their own website but rather on review sites like Google reviews.
Why is this so important? Reliability! Google reviews are posted by the customer and cannot be altered by the company being reviewed. Reading those ones will help you to decide if you are dealing with a company worthy of your rugs.
No (or very few) Google reviews? It might be best to look elsewhere because they obviously haven't impressed their customers enough to have them become inspired to leave a review.
(Check out the Google reviews for Luv-A-Rug to see what to look for)
- Can you see their facility? Can you? Reputable cleaners who you trust your rugs to will let you tour their facility. They are proud of how they do their job. The folks at Luv-a–Rug for example LOVE to show you where they do their wonderful work!
- What kind of guarantee do they offer? Will the cleaner you're thinking of choosing guarantee you'll love your rug? They should. Luv-A-Rug certainly does and if you don't like what they did they'll give you your money back.
- Is your rug cleaner insured? Even more important, do they carry the proper type of insurance? The more valuable your rug is the more important it is that they have the right type of insurance - otherwise if they damage it you may have no recourse other than an expensive court action (if they don't skip town that is).
- Last but not least, are they truly fine rug cleaners? Or are they actually a carpet cleaner, a dry cleaners or an industrial carpet cleaner pretending they know how to care for expensive textiles just to get your money?
A true fine rug cleaning business only focuses on one thing - cleaning your rugs. But the really exceptional ones not only clean them well but are also able to identify your rug, tell you where it came from, how it was made and even a little interesting history about it.
You know, the kind of thing Luv-A-Rug does everyday...
Go check them out now at www.luvarug.com