Are you looking for the best area rug cleaner in Victoria BC? Or maybe on Vancouver Island?
The number 1 choice for fine area rug owners for over the past 2 decades has been Luv-A-Rug Services Inc.
But if you are some who likes to compare companies and find the best area rug cleaner for you – we invite you to compare by asking these important questions…
Do they belong to the Academy of Oriental Rugs? Luv-A-Rug is a founding member of this prestigious organization that only the best area rug cleaners of the world can be a member of. Companies belonging to this Academy have proven themselves to be of high integrity and care for rugs in a manner that is beyond the average cleaning company.
Are they on the trusted rug washers list of one of the rug industries most noted leaders, Mr. Barry O’Connell? (Click here to verify) Luv-A-Rug’s commitment to hand washing of high value and antique rugs, offer genuine hand weaving and repairs, to do restoration and curatorial work, give appraisals, to do no harm and never use bleach is what put the company on that list
Does anyone in the company have the designation of Master Rug Washer? Luv-A-Rug’s owner has completed the Master rug cleaning Program in Dallas TX, the rug program with the RIA and has attended the Rug Cleaning Technician program with the IICRC. He is also a frequent guest speaker at many rug related events around the world and LOVES to teach people in the industry how to build successful rug care business. It’s one of the many reasons why Luv-A-Rug is the best area rug cleaner in Victoria and Vancouver Island
Do they clean you rugs in home?
If they say yes – run away! Area rugs can never be properly never be cleaned in home. Here’s just a few reasons why…
- Rugs need to be properly dusted to remove the heavy damaging dirt, grit and sediments at the base of the rug that can never be vacuumed up. All this heavy grit contain jagged edges that saw at your rug fibers every time you walk on them.Luv-A-Rug uses a specialized dusting machine called the RugBadger actually developed by the owner of the company and sold to rug cleaning companies worldwide.
- The rugs need to be properly dried and not left wet on the floor (you would not believe how many hard wood floors were damaged by carpet cleaners who left a moist rug on the floor to dry like wall to wall carpet. Luv-A-Rug has a specialized room designed to dry your rugs quickly so no “funky” odors will ever occur in your rug.
- If you have a natural fiber rug (wool, silk, etc) the cleaning solutions used by carpet cleaners are meant for synthetic rugs and can damage your fine rugs. Luv-A-Rug only uses safe, non toxic solutions designed to safely clean and revitalize the health of your rugs.
- Rugs with pet accidents cannot be properly cleaned or decontaminated in home. Luv-A-Rug can properly decontaminate your rug AND guarantee total pet odor removal (something in-homes cleaners can never do).
Does the company use bleach in any of their cleaning procedures? Luv-A-Rug has a strict NO BLEACH policy because of the damage the chemical does to the fibers of the rugs. Even when diluted, the consequence you will experience is a rug with a severely shortened lifespan. To us the only people who use bleach in their cleaning procedures are those who are improperly trained, lazy or “make a quick buck at the expense of the owner” type cleaners.
Does the company use a tub to wash your rugs in? Luv-A-Rug refuses to use a tub of any kind and will only hand wash rugs one at a time. Soaking rugs in a tub with other rugs only leads to cross contamination and exposes your rug to bleach. Because so much water is required to fill a tub (not to mention the time to fill it), companies who use this procedure will reuse the same filthy contaminated water to soak several rugs (like yours) – no matter what they say to the contrary. You wouldn’t want your rug exposed to pet contamination from a dozen other rugs would you?
Is the company a Woolsafe certified company? Luv-A-Rug is proud to be a WoolSafe certified company and immensely qualified to clean any synthetic or natural fiber rug (wool, silk, grass, etc) you may own and want to have looking new again.
Does the company have an in-house rug repair team that specializes in authentic hand repair of any type of handknotted rug? The team at Luv-A-Rug truly loves rugs and has gone to great lengths to bring in talented people who authentic rug repair specialists and weave magic and make your damaged rug look beautiful again.
Does the company offer color repair? If your rug has a discolored spot (like a bleach stain) Luv-A-Rug’s talented crew can fix that spot by using our specialized color dye techniques. No more having to hide those embarrassing spots any more!
Does the company have a large facebook following (over 86,000 likes) and offer interesting and fun advice, trivia & contests along with important community related announcements, etc.? Check out the Luv-A-Rug facebook page to see how we get involved with our customers and our community.
Does the company help the community by offering generous prizes for school fund raising activities, etc? Luv-A-Rug does and if you’re looking for for an interesting prize to give away at your next fundraiser, give Luv-A-Rug a call!
Those are some of the best questions you can ask if you’re searching for the best area rug cleaner in Victoria for your beautiful rugs.