Category Archives: Oriental Area Rug Cleaning

Taking Care of Your Oriental Area Rug – Do’s and Don’ts

Oriental Area Rug CleaningOur Oriental area rugs are not just decorations for our floors, but also valuable investments that can become heirlooms for our loved ones. With the proper care, Orientals can last a lifetime. Not only is professionally cleaning important, but there are everyday things you can do to extend the life of your Oriental.

1) Handle with Care: Vacuum BOTH sides of your rug regularly. Don’t place excessively heavy objects on the rug that can leave permanent marks, and do not drag heavy items across your rug for fear of snagging rug fibers. And do not fold your Oriental. Roll the rug so you don’t leave permanent folding marks.

2) Protect from the Elements: Keep your Orientals out of the direct sunlight. This can cause unnecessary fading and/or weaken carpet fibers that can result in unraveling or disintegrating.  Also protect from prolonged exposure to moisture.  This can ruin the colors in the rug and mold can eventually grow.

3) Correct Cleaning Methods: Due to the delicate nature and wool carpet fibers of your Orientals, make sure you know the different cleaning methods for rug cleaning.  You can’t use the same method and solutions on your Oriental as you would use for your wall-to-wall carpeting. Some methods are not safe for a wool, Oriental rug. Contact an area rug expert to make sure you are using a correct method and correct solutions for your investment.

Chem-Dry provides professional area rug cleaning in South Bend and Elkhart. We know the best methods for your heirlooms and we have specific solutions meant for wool that will help ensure your Orientals last a lifetime. Contact us and we can advise you on the best steps to take for your particular rug!

Spills & Stains on Your Oriental Rug? No Worries!

Oriental Area Rug CleaningThere’s no way to always protect your valuable Oriental Area Rugs from spills and stains. And Oriental rugs are too beautiful to hide in a closet. No matter how many rules you may have in your home about “no food or drink in the family room”, spills can magically appear.

When one of those magical stains appears, stay calm. Take a cloth and soak up as much of the spill as you can. Act as quickly as you can. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove the spot. Then call a qualified expert in Oriental Area Rug Cleaning.

Cleaning these valuable investments requires training and knowledge. Oriental rugs can easily be damaged if not cleaned and cared for properly. One of the biggest challenges with an Oriental is that it will not be colorfast. These rugs are susceptible to “color bleeding” and fading. A rug cleaning professional can determine what products to safely use, therefore minimizing the risk of damage to your rug.

An area rug specialist can help you over the phone to determine the first step you should take in cleaning that spill off your rug. We can then determine if it is necessary for us to come to your home to inspect the stain further and see if a professional cleaning is in order.

Call Chem-Dry of Michiana today for all your Oriental Area Rug Cleaning questions and concerns