How one company is revolutionizing an entire industry trapped in antiquity.
SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ. October 28th, 2011 — Thanks to a Bergen County based company, you can now have an antique rug gently cleaned to perfection with just 10 gallons of water or less. RevitaRUGS has been making waves lately in an industry that typically uses upwards of 1,000 gallons per rug. They have set the latest benchmark at 10 gallons per rug, marking an amazing one hundred-fold decrease in water usage. That’s not just being green for the environment; in fact, using less water is essential to the protection of your rug fibers. From pickup to delivery, they‘ve managed to turn their entire service into one ‘super-green’ operation.
With Sprinter vans equipped with BlueTEC, they arrive for your rug with white gloves. The rug is carefully brought back to their European engineered, world-class facility for inspection and microscopic imaging analysis. After using touch screen controlled precision equipment for dusting and combing, they begin cleaning with only 100% eco-friendly soaps and stain removers.
“One of the most important factors in our cleaning process is that we use a Culligan water purification system to filter and soften the water to laboratory standards before a drop touches the rug. This removes hard calcium and magnesium minerals so that colors come out brighter, yellowing is eliminated, and wool life is extended, in addition to allowing us to use less soap and less than 10 gallons of water. ” Says Steve Goldman, Co-Founder.
In addition, RevitaRUGS offers a unique and highly refined approach to in-house drying. Instead of hanging up rugs to dry in a dust-filled warehouse, 90% of the water is first removed through an exclusive patent pending technology. Then the rug is transferred into a fully enclosed, environmentally regulated chamber; engineered with de-humidification and temperature control, dust free walls, and filter-circulated air. Remarkably, it is now possible with professional rug cleaning to take the finest in world-class antique rugs, whether Persian, Oriental, or silk, and depending on condition, have it returned clean in as little as 3-4 days.
RevitaRUGS founder, Mr. Hamid Zarei, has developed the process and machinery in direct response to customer needs. After 20 years of expertise, Mr. Zarei notes that despite the costs of going green, the increase in technological efficiency actually allows for cleaner rugs, affordability, and industry competitive pricing. Open invitations for tours of their spacious 23,000 sq. ft. facility will be announced shortly, further highlighting their commitment to being as people-friendly as they are eco-friendly.