Watch how the dirtiest rugs are cleaned with a 10-step process

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  • Rug Ideas is a full-service rug, textile, and hide company based in Los Angeles.
  • Its most popular service is professional rug cleaning.
  • It has an intensive 10-step process, and we took a look at how it gives dirty rugs a new life.

Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: Rug Ideas is a full-service rug company based in Los Angeles' Van Nuys neighborhood.

Its most popular service is a 10-step deep clean.

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First, its specialists evaluate what kind of rug it is and the issues it has.

Kash Sobhe: We take 98% of the rugs through our dusting process, where we do a hypoallergenic dusting for hours and hours and hours with our hypoallergenic dust collector installed on top to suck out the microbial stuff where the heavy stuff falls on the floor.

A lot of the magic happens on the wash floor.

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The rug is pretreated to loosen up the soil, oil, and stains.

It's gently pressure-washed on both sides to push the dirt out.

A squeegee pulls all the dirty water out.

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Then it's time for any stain removers, shampoos, and deodorizers.

A rotary machine with soft brushes massages these in.

After a good rinse, it goes into the centrifuge machine.

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Kash says it removes 95% of the moisture from the rug.

To remove the rest, the rug is hung or laid flat to dry.

To finish the process, it goes through inspection.

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Any stubborn stains are treated here, and any discoloration is fixed.

The process can take over a week.

And it's recommended that rugs be professionally cleaned every one to three years.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published in February 2020.

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