Spot Cleaning and Washing – How to care for your rugs
While emergency spot cleaning can be done at home carpet washing should be performed by trained professional carpet cleaning technicians.Under normal conditions, a fine hand knotted rug needs to be throughly washed only every 2 to 3 years.
This assumes of course, that the rug has been kept clean with regular vacuuming that stains have been removed properly, and that wear on the fobers is not excessive.
When sending out for washing locally, make sure the service you select does not use commercial shampoo, steam or dry cleaning fluids.
- NO COMMERCIAL SHAMPOO
- NO STEAM CLEANING
- NO DRY CLEANING
- HAND WASH ONLY
- DO NOT USE MACHINE
- DO NOT WRING OUT OR SQUEEZE
Spot cleaning and washing should never be done with chemicals or by steam. Harsh chemicals or abrasive products or steam remove the natural oils and cause the material to become brittle. Your oriental rug will show signs of wear more rapidly.
Surface cleaning is usually all that is required for in-home carpet maintenance. Spot cleaning and washing should be done by a competent cleaning expert and should not be tried at home.