Vancouver Carpet Care: Cleaning Oriental RugsApril 18th, 2018 | by Angelo | 0
Different kinds of rugs require different kinds of care. As a Vancouver carpet cleaning company, the team at Angelo’s FabriClean know that analyzing the fabric is part of determining the correct cleaning methods. In fact, even the ways rugs are manufactured or woven can subtly impact the care they require.
When it comes to Oriental rugs, some people mistakenly believe these rugs are delicate. However, the truth is Oriental Rugs earned their reputation by being durable. They can be washed when dirty, mended when damaged, and are naturally resistant to fading and staining.
Of course, these rugs still have their vulnerabilities. Too much sunlight can cause colours to fade. This is also true for wallpaper and paintings. Try to avoid exposing your rug to direct sunlight, or have windows treated with mylar to block out the ultraviolet light. Additionally, if the rug is antique, it requires special care.
Never shake or beat the dust out of an Oriental rug. Use a vacuum cleaner, being mindful of the fringe if you don’t want to invest in rug repair! Alternately, a broom or carpet rake will also do the trick.When dealing with a spot or stain, sure to remove any solids and then blot up the liquids. After that, blot with a mixture of water and white vinegar, repeating as necessary. Once the rug is clean, allow it to air dry.
In the case of mud, it’s best to let it dry before vacuuming. If ink has spilled, use rubbing alcohol instead of vinegar when rinsing and blotting.
If professional assistance is necessary, Angelo's Carpet Cleaning caters to homes in Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock & the Lower Mainland. With over 25 years of experience, they offer specialized care for valuable carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Request a free estimate today.