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Owning a fine heirloom rug is not only a luxury, but it is a great responsibility. If you are an owner of amazing quality rugs, then need to take some efforts to make sure that your rugs are well maintained. So, here are a few Persian rug cleaning guide tips through which you can make sure that your rugs are well-maintained and clean.
Your rugs need to be cleaned with a vacuum by using a suction-only appliance to prevent the dust and grime build up. They should also e rotated sometimes to avoid sun fading which occurs. Vacuum cleaning the backside of your rug will help you to keep it free from dust and pests. Also, avoid placing heavy furniture on the rugs or wearing shoes while walking through the rug.
- Keep your rug from excess sunlight or moisture-
Accumulation of extra moisture can lead to mould growth in your rug. Also, exposure to excess sunlight can lead to fading and discoloration of the rug fibres. All these scenarios can be prevented blocking your rug’s exposure to sunlight. You can do this by adding curtains, blinds and window covering. Following these practices might help you to maintain the appearance and condition of your rug.
- Keep your rugs safe from the pets-
If you own pets, then they will have a habit of scratching your rug or chewing it. Also, the rug might get stained due to pet dander and health. If left un-treated, it might cause severe damage to your rug. So, you need get professional help from Persian rug repair experts to fix the condition of your rug.
- Dust mites, pests and other pests-
Damage from domestic rug-eating pests can be prevented through regular cleaning and brushing. Although moths do not eat the rug fibres, they surely make it a breeding ground for laying eggs and reproduce. After these eggs hatch in larvae they would consume fur, wool, feather, and silk fibres. An intense pest infestation might also lead to a web like veil in the infested are and escalate the damage. An infestation might also spread from one rug to another and spread to other upholstery. A rug having moth infestation can be cleaned easily if it is caught early, but if the infestation spreads to a bigger area, then it can be a lengthy process.
If moth eggs, larvae or flying insects are discovered, vacuum the back and front thoroughly, use a recommended rug friendly Moth spray to kill off any insects, eggs or larvae and repeat regularly. If you are not sure about the result, then ask a professional Oriental carpet cleaner to ensure that any evidence of moth is completely removed. View our in-depth guide to moth damage care and prevention.
Dealing with spills
With any spillage or accident involving liquids, speed is of the essence. Immediately blot with plain paper kitchen towels, soaking up the liquid until dry.
For any spillage involving food etc. scrape up the solids with a plastic spatula or a spoon and then blot up the damp residue with (preferably white) kitchen towels.
With wool rugs, if any residue is left, a solution of carpet shampoo and warm water with a teaspoonful of white vinegar can be used. Carefully blot with a damp cloth which has been soaked and well squeezed out and/or use the foam. Dry as quickly as possible without using heat and vacuum. Carefully comb the pile in its natural direction to remove any matting, ideally before the rug dries.
If your silk rug becomes damaged contact us or your rug-dealer immediately!!!
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