January 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Follow these simple tips to extend the life of your investment.
In case of a wine, blood or other type of stain on a hand made rug, follow these simple instructions immediately and call or email us to have your rug picked up by one of our professionals.
Do not rub the stain since this will spread it over a larger area. Instead, blot with even pressure into the center of the stain. Spray club soda on the stain immediately in order to keep the stain from setting into the fibers. Do not use commercial cleaning products containing enzymes or strong chemicals made for wall-to-wall carpets since this may permanently damage the rug.
Dog & pet stain
Dog and pet stains actually change the chemical composition of wool and actually burn the fibers on a chemical scale. Most pet stains cannot be removed. However, if the stain is recent, try to remove as much urine as possible by diluting it with club soda and blotting it. Call us immediately to schedule a pick up.
Moth larvae consume wool on the rug where there is little or no traffic. Vacuum the rug regularly, especially areas that are under furniture or that received little traffic. Periodic regular cleaning is recommended to mitigate moth damage.
Our expert restoration team can repair damaged fringes and areas of the rug that has been damaged. If you are concerned about the extent of the damage, feel free to email us a picture of the damage so we can provide a preliminary assessment. Our staff in each of our stores is trained in weaving techniques used by the original weavers.