At-Home Cleaning Tips
1. Turn your rug every year to equalize the effects of traffic patterns and exposure to sunlight.
2. All rugs require padding to reduce wear, inhibit slippage, and add sumptuousness.
3. Vacuum your rug in the direction of the nap. You can feel this with your hand.
4. Do not vacuum the fringes of the rug, the suction force that the vacuum generates can pull the fringes so hard that it may cause a tare or rip the rug. Sweep them with a broom instead.
5.Never put a house plant or flower pot on your rug. No matter how cautious you are, moisture will either penetrate or condense on the bottom of the pot, creating permanent mildew damage.
6. In case of spills, it is very important to act quickly. Blot spills by applying firm pressure with a cloth or paper towel. The longer liquids remain in the fabric, they more likely they are to cause stains.
7. Spills that have dried and are now stains should not be treated without the specific advice of an experienced oriental rug cleaner.
8. Do not clean your Oriental rug with steam cleaners or chemicals. These can prematurely age your rugs by robbing them of their natural oils.
9. Every few months give your rugs a visual inspection. The first evidence of wear is usually at the edges and ends. Also check the back for moth damage. (This will appear as areas of missing knots although the cotton foundation remains. Should you see anything amiss, call for our free consultation service immediately.)
10. Have your rugs cleaned by a professional Oriental rug cleaner at least every two to three years.
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