CARING FOR YOUR ORIENTAL RUG YOURSELF
Even when it is not at a professional cleaner, there are steps you can take to keep it looking fresh and prevent dirt from penetrating into the fibers and staining. Just like with a mattress, rotating it can have a significant impact on how well it will wear, and in reducing the damage it incurs from foot traffic. Another option is to remove it for the warmer months and replace it for the fall and winter seasons when things need to be “warmed up” a bit in the home. This will reduce months of wear from it. At the end of the day, the important thing to remember is that the more you move it, the more it evens out the wear it takes from foot traffic and furniture. Sunlight is a factor we do not often think about, but that takes a great toll on colors and material. The more light your room gets, the quicker the sunlight will draw out and fade the colors in it. Keeping it out of direct sunlight will help keep the colors vivid and bright for years to come. These same suggestions can also lengthen the life span of them that you use as tapestry on the wall.
AREA RUG REPAIR IN KENILWORTH
Orientals vary greatly from piece to piece, and this can make a huge difference in the cleaning tactics used. While you should never attempt to clean an Oriental yourself, having it professionally cleaned more frequently by someone who understands these nuances, will actually increase the lifespan and appearance of the piece. If you are located in Kenilworth or the surrounding area, we are happy to set up a complimentary in-home visit and analysis. When looking for a professional cleaner, find someone you are confident possesses the following:
- A true passion for preserving high-end rugs, and a great commitment to preserving your masterpiece. Any good cleaning company should place priority on cleaning, repairing, and restoring it to its original luster and magnificence.
- Convenience. A true luxury cleaning service knows just how much it means to a customer – the amount of money and time spent selecting it, and the personal importance it holds. Placing it in their care for cleaning and restoration is a huge declaration of trust, and if they value you as a customer, they will want to make the cleaning process as worry free and as easy as possible. Any company worth their salt should offer to pick it up, take it to their facilities to be cleaned, and then deliver it back to you looking fresh and new. We offer this complimentary with our white glove service.
- High Quality Products and Cleaning Solutions. You should never hesitate to ask any questions you have, and the company should provide you with a straightforward answer to each. An important thing to find out is what cleaning products the company uses and what their cleaning process looks like. The rug is yours, after all, and you have a right to be certain the process and solutions are gentle enough for the material and fibers. Hand washing is a must for exquisite and one of a kind rugs. If you hear them say machine wash, run the other way! You never want it to be machine washed as it is very harsh on the fibers and can make the colors run. We use only hand washing with soft, natural solutions and warm or cold water during our cleaning process.
WHY GET AN ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING PROFESSIONAL?
Even the simplest of them can prove difficult for a cleaner who is not familiar with fabrics and process involved, especially a cleaner who usually performs services on carpeted surfaces. The cleaning process for it is drastically different than the deep steam and clean performed on a carpet, which is attached to the floor and created to clean through the sub-floor as well. With rugs, they are much thinner and are portable. It is more important to be sure they are cleaned thoroughly at the right temperature, without too much force or pressure exerted on them, than to douse them with steam and water and hope they come out okay. We know the difference and are up to the task. We are confident in our ability to clean any type with any material and guarantee you will love the result. We are proud to service Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Glencoe, and the surrounding areas.