How to clean rugs? Rugs cleaning tips

02/27/2013

How to clean rugs? Rugs cleaning tips

A dirty or stained carpet should be washed with soft soap, without delay, rinsed with clean water and dried.
The worst enemy of a rug is damp; it should not be left in a damp environment over a long period. There is no harm in washing and immediately drying a hand-knotted rug. However, it should not be laid on the floor before it is well dried, and it should never be kept damp on the floor.

Vacuum your rugs
Carpets naturally collects dust when laid on the floor for a long time, therefore,it should frequently be vacuum cleaned. In spite of this, when laid on the floor over a long time, dust may be collected at the bottom of its knots and the carpet should be laid on the floor, face down for several days every year, walking on it frequently,to get rid of the accumulated dust. This will help carpet’s dust fall off. Then turn the carpet face up again and vacuum cleaned.

Nomads use a more practical method: they lay the carpet face down on snow and cover it with layer of snow, during this process the melting snow removes the accumulated dust like a filter and polishes the carpet.

Fading colours
Fading colours may be shined again with vinegar: adding a glass of vinegar into a bucket of water, the pile of carpet is wiped with a sponge in the direction of the pile and the carpet is left to dry. As a result, the carpet regains its shine.

Tips on how to remove stains from your rugs
Similar to clothes, some stains may not be easy to remove. A specialist should be consulted for stubborn stains.The following steps should be remembered for a good care of carpet:

During cleaning refrain from rubbing the carpet knots in the reverse direction of the pile.
Take care not to wet the whole carpet for cleaning at home.
Never use any chemicals, including ammonia to clean silk carpets.

Some hints to remove stains

Stains Treatment: Please Call Persian Rug Cleaning of Dallas (972)447-9600 for assistance.
Any alcoholic drink lightly wet with warm water and dry it well after
Mud dry well and vacuum clean
Chocolate use a sponge damped with ammonia to wipe
Sweets lightly wipe with warm water
Ink damp sponge with a mixture of water, soap and alcohol and wipe, take care to prevent the cleaning mixture from dripping down to the reverse of the carpet
Fruits damp sponge with a mixture containing 3 parts white vinegar or lemon juice and 1 part ammonia and wipe
Egg never use hot water, wipe with an ammonia and water mixture, failing that, use an alcohol and water mixture
Blood never use hot water, after cleaning the stain well with a damp sponge, wipe out with a cold water, if unsuccesfull, wipe again with pure white wine, if stain is dry, brush it well and clean with water containing a small amount of ammonia
Pet urine wipe out with a sponge while stain is damp and leave it to dry. Later wipe with a white vinegar, if remains, wipe again with a mixture of 3 parts of alcohol with 1 part of ammonia.

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