Cleaning Tips

13 Tips To Keep Your Rugs Beautiful

BeforeAfterRugClean1 (2) BeforeAfterRugClean1 (3)Tip#1 CLEANING
Your trusted professional Oriental rug cleaners will insure a skilled cleaning that brings out the richness of color and softness of the wool. Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing is recommended every three to six years for the cleaning of your Oriental rug.

Tip#2 ROTATION
To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once- a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

Tip#3 VACUUMING
Oriental rugs, like most carpeting, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe.

Tip#4 PADDING
A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage. We will be happy to provide you with the correct padding.

Tip #5 RESTORATION
In case of damage, just about any problem has a solution with a professional restoration. Old and antique rugs sometimes need to be rewoven where worn and restored to life. Newer rugs are rarely in need of repair. An experienced professional must always be consulted in these matters.

Tip#6 BLOTTING & STAN REMOVING
When spills occur,dilute with plenty of water. Next, blot from the edge of the spill towards the center. Avoid rubbing the area For solid spills, take a spoon and carefully scoop-up the material. It is always best to attack the spill immediately. The following information and chart will help you eliminate most stains. For further advice, contact us. We will be glad to help.

Tip#7 STAIN REMOVAL GENERAL PROCEDURE
Always nub or brush lightly from the outer edge toward the center of stain to prevent spreading or
causing “the ring” when using solvents, especially on twist rugs and pile carpets. On old, dry, or stubborn stains, saturate, blot, and brush. Repeat this operation as often as necessary to remove the stain completely.

Tip#8 STAIN REMOVAL PACKAGE
You must move quickly, so please keep a small container the following items close:
o Clean Cloths
o A Clothes Brush
o Mild Detergent (No bleaches or alkalies.)
o White Vinegar
o Dry Cleaning Fluid
o Weak Ammonia (7% solution)
o Sponges
o Alcohol
o Glycerin
o Sponges

Tip#9 HOW TO CLEAN STAINS
a. Work quickly.
b. Blot up excess spills with paper towels. Do not rub.
c. Apply antidote(s) as shown on list with a clean, dry cloth, working from edge to center.
d. Do not soak.
e. Pat with paper towels. Dry with fan or hair blower.
f. Restore pile with clothes brush.

Tip#10 REMOVING WAX
Put a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot. Put a hot iron over the blotter. Wait a few minutes until the wax is absorbed into the blotter. Repeat if necessary. Move the iron constantly and do not let it stay in one place.

Tip#11 REMOVING INK
Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow it to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.

Tip#12 REMOVING GLUE
Saturate the spot with a cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol.

Tip#13 REMOVING CHEWING GUM
Press ice cubes against spot. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to vanish last traces of the spot.