Tuesday, November 24, 2020

What To Do When Rugs Have a Very Bad Odor or Are Very Stained or Very Dirty


 

A good thorough professional cleaning about every two years for the vast majority of hand knotted rugs will help ensure that a beautiful rug can last for decades, maybe even longer.  A cleaning can remove dirt particles that can become embedded deep in the pile of a rug, particles which even the strongest vacuum can not reach.  There are times, however, when a rug needs a deeper cleaning beyond the standard professional cleaning.  Deeper cleanings are warranted in various instances, such as when a rug is kept in a very high traffic area, such as an office or main entry hall, has many stains, or is kept in storage for many years in humid conditions.  In these instances, we do a deeper cleaning which begins with soaking a rug for a day or so in a pool of water and soap that helps dislodge particles and odors.   The soaking is followed by a thorough brushing, rinse, and vacuuming.  The rug is then thoroughly dried.  In the great majority of instances, this deep cleaning can clean even the dirtiest rugs, although there are stains that can be impossible to remove.  --

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