Rug Repairs & Cleanings
- Restoration & repair
- Cleaning & stain removal
- Moth proofing
- Fringe replacement
- Appraisal service
- Workshop Rugs
Please contact us to make an appointment! We suggest you to send an image of your rug to us before the meeting.
Some Advice on Cleaning and Maintaining Oriental Rugs
Keeping your oriental clean and in good shape is important for both new and antique rugs! When dirt settles between the rug’s fibers, it acts as an abrasive that wears away the rug pile. This causes the fibers to get thinner and the rug may show wear more quickly. No matter how much you try vacuuming, you cannot remove the grit that is between fibers. It is best to have this dust taken out of the rug by experts-your rug dealer or other cleaning professionals. This is even more important than washing the rug! Even if the rug is to be ultimately washed, the dirt must be vacuumed away first.
How Often You Need to Wash a Rug
The frequency with which a rug needs to be professionally washed depends on the amount of foot traffic it has sustained. For example, a living room rug may not need to be washed as often as a hallway or stairway runner. For a rug not in a high traffic area, 10 years between professional cleanings should suffice, with the dust removed every 3 to 4 years. You will be surprised at how nice the rug will look by just having the dust removed, even without washing!
No Rotary Beater Attachment
When vacuuming, don’t use a rotary beater attachment and vacuum gently to avoid damaging the pile. A straw broom or simple sweeper is the best way to care for your rug.
Avoid using chemicals on rugs! For solid spills, try to remove the stain with a broom. For grease or liquid spills, blot moisture with a white cotton cloth or natural sponge (colored cloths/sponges may transfer color onto the rug) working from the exterior edge of the stain towards the center. If necessary, use a tiny drop of liquid dishwashing detergent to aid in stain removal.
Animal Accidents and Urine
Animal accidents must be attended to immediately! Dog food has coloring in it that will stain a rug. Urine needs to be vacuumed as soon as possible. A hand operated shop-vacuum works well for this task. When all the liquid is removed, use a tiny drop of liquid dishwashing detergent, followed by deep blotting with vinegar. After you have blotted up the moisture, do not hesitate to call your Rug dealer for assistance in further stain removal. If your rug is an investment quality rug, the very best preventative measure is to keep all pets off the rug!