Caring for your Oriental & Persian Wool Rugs
|Type of Stain||Stain Removal Procedure|
Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Vomit, Urine, Excrement,|
Pet, Kool-aid, Mold, Dye-Stains, Discoloration
|Mix 1 tablespoon mild detergent, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup water.
|Egg, Milk, Blood, Candy, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Sugar, and Salad Dressing||Mix 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons ammonia, and 1 tablespoon mild detergent.
|Oil, Tar, Butter, Grease||
|Ballpoint Pen Ink||
THE FOLLOWING STAINS SHOULD BE REMOVED ONLY BY A PROFESSIONAL. CALL US!
Lipstick - Rouge - Nail Polish - Rust - Dried Mustard - Candle Wax
Regular maintenance and stain prevention are key!
Cleaning Wool Rugs
Has your rug been cleaned in the past three years? If not, let us inspect it and determine whether it is in need of thorough cleaning. Wool rugs vary due to the amount of traffic received and the location that they are used in. Some need cleaning sooner than others.
After five years of use, all Oriental wool rugs are ready for professional, thorough deep washing. For special cleaning of a wool rug, send your rug to us. We will clean it on both sides including the fringe. We will moisturize, rejuvenate, and revive the wool. We also inspect your rug for needed repairs and notify you of any damage or problems that you may not have noticed.
Special Wool Rug Care Recommendations
- Fabric protector is an excellent stain guard, especially on light-colored rugs, wall-to-wall carpet, and furniture. We highly recommend it!
- Moth-proofing is a must if you want to safely guard against insect damage in your wool rugs while in storage or in use.
- Deodorizing is an extremely effective treatment against recurring animal odor to keep your rug in safe, clean, hygienic condition.
Pads or Underlays
|Use a high-quality, non-skid, underlay pad if your rug rests on hardwood, tile, terrazzo, or hard-surfaced flooring. This acts as a shock absorber for your rug. When using rugs over wall-to-wall carpeting, no underlay is needed since the wall-to-wall carpet acts as a cushion.||If, however, your Oriental rug starts wrinkling or bunching up, a special rug stabilizer can be placed between your rug and the carpeting. This will correct the problem.|
Rug Placement Recommendations
Avoid direct exposure to hot sunlight (especially in summer) by closing your curtains or blinds; this will help protect the colors in your rug. If placing near a fireplace, be sure to use a hearth screen to keep sparks from damaging your rug.