Oriental rug cleaning Oriental rugs are designed to tell a story, with different patterns symbolizing life events and a region’s history. Therefore, each and every piece of carpet or rug has its own origin, fiber content, age, and dye type and the same method cannot be used for every single rug we treat. Instead, we decide which oriental rug cleaning process to use based on the “personality” of your rug.
We start our process with a careful inspection of the piece of rug or carpet that you own .Then we start with the removal of dirt, crumbs, and other particles through dusting.
Next, we use our knowledge to determine whether or not we should consider moth-proofing. This process keeps your rug safe from possible moth damage as these insects can literally eat away your oriental area rug, leaving it completely beyond our repair.
Then, we gently wash your area rug with a fiber-friendly shampoo. Once we finish washing your rug, we rinse it, comb the fringe, and allow the piece to air dry. This keeps the dyes within your area rug safely preserved, further enhancing its lifespan.
Once your rug has completely dried, we’ll add Lanolin oil to soften it so that the fibers do not dry out and break apart. If your rug needs something a bit stronger, we’ll apply a stain protector, deodorizer, and sanitizer.
Please note that we never machine wash or dry oriental area rugs. We do not recommend this course of action at home. Machines can shrink your rug, allow colors to bleed, or warp the design.