Restoring Your Oriental Area Rug Treasure

Dye Bleeding – The Effects of Bad Area Rug Cleaning

If you have beautiful area rugs spread throughout your home or workplace, you may have tried DIY area rug cleaning, or you hired someone to clean them only to find that you now have damage to your beautiful rug. Dye bleeding can happen on many area rugs when they are not cared for correctly. You may find that the dyes bleed into one another, changing the colors, patterns, and overall look of your rugs. This happens when dyes in your rugs are not colorfast. Incorrect area rug cleaning causes these colors to run into one another. Red dyes are the biggest culprit when it comes to not being color-fast, however this bleeding can happen with any color. Another reason your rugs might bleed is due to the fact that additional color was added to the rug after it was woven, this additional dye will likely run when your rug is cleaned incorrectly, especially if the area rug cleaning is not completed by a professional. When you call in a cleaning company you expect them to clean your rugs without causing damage. The problem comes when you call a company that does not have the right experience. This is due to the fact that it is important to use the right solution and the right application when it comes to area rug cleaning. A dye test should be performed on your rug to determine which cleaning solution is going to work best for each particular area rug. There are many different ways to clean a rug and using the wrong solution and wrong application can cause excess damage to your area rug. It is important to consider that saving a few dollars by attempting area rug cleaning on your own may actually cause damage to your rug that cannot be repaired. This may lead you to have to keep a rug that now looks less than perfect, or you may have to buy a brand new area rug. Area rug cleaning is important to keep your rug in good condition and to prevent a build-up of dirt, allergens, and even toxins. The thing to remember is that your area rug cleaning should be completed by an experienced professional. A professional that has the knowledge and experience to use the right product and the right application to clean your rug without causing damage. If you are looking for an experienced team to perform your area rug cleaning, Heirloom Oriental Rug Cleaning can help. Contact us today to find out more about our area rug cleaning services.