Services

Services: Expert Cleaning-  Having a clean rug will extend the life expectancy of your hand made rug.

The steps of the cleaning process:

Step One: The most important step is that of removing years of accumulated dust imbedded in the rug.
Step Two: After testing for color run, the next step is to soak the rug in a shallow pool.
Step Three: Once completely soaked, the rug is ready to be hand washed. We use natural soaps and gentle brushing of the front and back of the rug.
Step Four: All remaining dirt and residue is thoroughly removed with high water pressure. If any dirt or residue remains, it can deteriorate the wool, and  shorten the lifespan of the rug.
Step Five: The rug goes through a heavy-duty machine wash which uses high pressure water and squeezing at the same time, to remove as much water as possible.  Then the rug is hung in the heating room to dry.

The Final Step: At this time the rug is assessed for any spots requiring special care, or repairs to the fringe.  The following services are available as needed at this point:
•    Binding 
•    Over-casting
•    Fringing (oriental, pre-made)
•    Major restoration 
•    Moth proofing 
•    Deodorizing 
•    Pet deodorizing 
•    Water damage 
•    Mildew and mold repair
•    Padding 
•    Appraisal 
•    Sizing

ORIENTAL RUGS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

For over 2500 years hand-made rugs have been used in the east by nomads, villagers, for comfort, warmth, and beauty. An Oriental Rug is a purchase for a lifetime and will last for generations when properly maintained. It gains in dignity and becomes more beautiful with the years.

THE WONDERS OF WOOL

Oriental rugs are generally made of wool and easily and economically maintainable. Rugs of wool are extremely durable and consistently out-perform other materials. Unlike other fibers, wool is much more resilient, cleans better, and stays clean longer.

CLEANING

A professional Oriental rug cleaning will enhance your carpets, bringing out the richness of color and softness of the wool. Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing is recommended every three to five  years for the cleaning of your Oriental rug.

ROTATION

To ensure even wear, your rug should be rotated now & then. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

VACUUMING

A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage. We will be happy to provide you with the correct padding.

DAMAGES

In case of damage, just about any problem has a solution with a professional restoration. Old and antique rugs sometimes need to be rewoven where worn and restored to life. Newer rugs are rarely in need of repair. An experienced professional must always be consulted in these matters.

BLOTTING & STAIN REMOVING

When spills occur, dilute with plenty of water. Next, blot from the edge of the spill towards the center. Avoid rubbing the area. For solid spills, take a spoon and carefully scoop up the material. It is always best to attack the spill immediately. The following information and chart will help you eliminate most stains. For further advice, contact us. We will be glad to help.

GENERAL PROCEDURE

Always rub or brush lightly from the outer edge toward the center of stain to prevent spreading or causing “the ring” when using solvents, especially on twist rugs and pile carpets. On old, dry or stubborn stains, saturate, blot and brush. Repeat this operation as often as necessary to remove the stain completely.

STAIN REMOVAL PACKAGE

You must move quickly, so please keep a small container with the following items close by:

  • Clean Cloths
  • A Clothes Brush
  • Mild Detergent ( no bleaches or alkalies)
  • White Vinegar
  • Dry Cleaning Fluid
  • Weak Ammonia (7% solution)
  • Sponges
  • Alcohol
  • Glycerin

HOW TO CLEAN STAINS

  1. Work quickly.
  2. Blot up excess spills with paper towels. Do not rub.
  3. Apply antidote(s) as shown on list with a clean cloth, working from edge to center.
  4. Do not soak.
  5. Pat with paper towels. Dry with fan or hair blower.
  6. Restore pile with clothes brush.

REMOVING WAX

Put a blotter or blown paper bag over the spot. Put hot iron over the blotter. Wait a few minutes until the wax is absorbed into the blotter. Repeat if necessary. Move the iron constantly and do not let it stay in one place.

REMOVING INK

Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow it to dry. Brush lightly with a solution of water and vinegar.

REMOVING GLUE

Saturate the spot with a cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol.

REMOVING CHEWING GUM

Press ice cubes against spot. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to vremove last traces of the spot.