Restoring Your Oriental Area Rug Treasure

Getting the Most Out of Your Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs deserve great care and maintenance. This will help you to get the most value for your money. However, the upkeep of your rugs doesn’t lie solely with the Oriental rug cleaning companies. Instead, you too should take an active role in protecting your rugs and making sure they are kept up. Here are a few ways you can make sure that your Oriental rugs receive the best care: As far as possible, keep water at bay When it comes to cleaning, you should always send your rug out for professional Oriental rug cleaning. Don’t attempt to clean it yourself, as these rugs are susceptible to water damage. Make sure that when mopping around the area where your rug is situated, to gently move it out of the way. And remember to never pull it by the tassels, as this will put strain on them. Don’t let your pets damage your rugs As much as possible, make sure dogs and cats are kept off your rug. Not only do dogs like to chew the corners of rugs, but pets sometimes have a tendency to urinate indoors, which is unsightly, unhygienic, and smells awful. Prevent moth damage as far as possible Moths can do some pretty heavy damage to Oriental rugs, resulting in holes and chunks missing from the weave. Keep them at bay by vacuuming your rug twice weekly. Mothballs and other deterrents are not effective in keeping them away from rugs. Invest in professional cleaning services Vacuuming regularly does help, but every so often you need a deep clean of your rug by the professionals. Make sure you send your rug to a trusted Oriental rug cleaner. A proper cleaning service will collect your rug and clean it at their facility. These can’t be cleaned on-site. Heirloom Rug Cleaning specializes in other areas of area and Oriental rug cleaning maintenance as well, including rug padding, stain prevention and repair, to name only a few. To find out more about our products and services contact Heirloom Rug Cleaning to learn more about our services today.