Proper Care of Your Area Oriental Rug is Easy
Is there anything that I can do to prevent my rug from getting dirty in the first place?
Of course there are a few simple things you can do to prevent from becoming soiled. One easy thing is that you should try to not eat or drink on your beautiful rug, this obviously will limit spills and potential pesky food stains. Another thing you can do is to simply take off your shoes when you enter your home so you don’t track outside dirt, maybe just just wear some slippers or socks. Lastly, always vacuum your rug on a regular basis. While proper care for your rug will help, it does not replace a regular professional rug cleaning by yours truly.
Should I vacuum my area rugs regularly?
In almost all cases, you should vacuum your rugs on a regular basis; this prevents dirt from burrowing deep into the pile and causing further wear. But you should also be very careful with the brush in the vacuum head, as some can actually cause damage to certain specialty rugs if it’s used too vigorously. During your weekly vacuuming regimen, use the nozzle instead of rolling the vacuum over it. This is especially important near the fringe area, where the vacuum could “eat” the fringe and cause significant damage....but we can fix if this happens.
What should I do if I spill something, get pet urine, wine stains or maybe food stains on it?
Well, it is always best to clean the spills as soon as possible with paper towels or a white cloth. First, blot the area and make sure you contain it as much as possible To do this, start the blotting from the outside edges of the spill and move in towards the center, this will prevent it from spreading. Definitely do not use any kind of bleach or detergents on your valuable Oriental or specialty area rug. Only use water. If you are not satisfied, simply call 260-RUGS or schedule a FREE pick-up and we will be there as soon as possible to assess the damage, but more importantly...with the remedy.
Should I ever turn or rotate my rug?
Absolutely 100% Yes! If you rug is in any kind of direct sun light, it will surely fade over time, especially if it is an antique rug or has dyes that are natural. If possible, you should invest in drapes or possibly move the rug to another area of the room that has less direct sun light. Even after the reduction of the sun light, you should turn the rug 180 degrees once every year. This will prevent uneven sun damage, but also uneven wear from walking. Generally speaking, you always walk in the same area in your home, by turning or rotating your rug, you can even out the normal wear on the rug.
Is there an easy way tell if my rug has moth damage?
When moth damage is present, there tends to be bare spots in the rug, where the larvae have already eaten the delicate wool fibers. If it is a bad infestation, there is a very fine, thin web covering in specific areas of the rug. Also, there may be waste particles that look like tiny sand granules in the pile of the rug. You should tend to this immediately to prevent further damage. There may be more options thatn you think to save your rug.