Dust and dirt are important to remove off of your rugs for a few reasons. Obviously, you want to live in a clean home, and part of a clean home is a clean rug. There are some less obvious reasons, though. Did you know that dust and dirt have tiny, sharp edges that work against the pile of your rug? What exactly does that mean? It means that the fibers of your rug are being stressed and they’ll wear out faster than normal. Another huge reason to keep your rugs clean? Moths. The dirtier your rug is, the more appetizing it is for one of these creatures. Once they enter your home, they can lay anywhere from 30 to 200 eggs per month. Those eggs will eventually grow up to become adults, and they will also lay 30 to 200 more eggs every month. A moth problem can easily become a moth disaster for your rugs and the rest of your home. Killing the bugs as you see them will not solve your infestation. You need to have all infested areas sanitized as soon as possible.
If you have moths in your home, you should act immediately. They can easily do thousands of dollars of damage to your rug. A $50,000 rug can easily receive $30,000 worth of damage. If your home has moths, bring your rug in for a professional cleaning. We can kill the insects in your rug (along with their nests and eggs) without hurting your rug in the process. With over 39 years of experience, Persian Rug Cleaner is a name you can trust for even the most difficult rug situations.
Prevention is the best action you can take against moths. Learn how to indicate the presence of them, how to prevent them from entering your home, and what you can do if you do find them in your home with our blog post, Prevent and Kill Moths in Your Persian Rugs.
Here is a before/after of a moth damaged rug- proof that any rug can be restored with the help of the right experts.