Rugs Cleaning and Maintenance

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Cleaning and maintenance of a rug, is the work of a specialist. We use gentle professional cleaning methods to ensure that your rugs remain safe in our hands. Our trained professionals are experts and will handle your sentimental and valuable rugs with the attention they require.

Wether it’s Oriental, Persian, Afghan, Silk, Wool, Cotton, Antique, Hand Made Rugs, machine made rugs – we clean them all.

Wally’s Carpet Cleaning will always comply with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods in order to prevent warranty invalidation and damage to your rug.

Wally’s Carpet Cleaning Steps For a Thorough Rug Clean.

  1. Pre-inspection and fibre identification
  2. Colour fastener check
  3. Rugs industrial strength vacuumed
  4. Pre-spray spots and stains treatment
  5. Agitate and prepare fibres, followed by Steam cleaning
  6. Fringes cleaning. Deodorise
  7. Optional – application of Carpet Protection

Regular Cleaning.

Rugs can last a long time provided you give them the right care and attention. Depending on usage and amount of traffic a rug should be cleaned professionally at least once every year.

Though a rug may not look dirty it can accumulate dirt that is not visible to the eye. In addition dust can accumulate at the bottom of the pile and over time cause what is known as “dry rot”, destroying the foundation.

Remember Regular vacuuming is necessary to keep your rugs in perfect conditions. Soil particle removal is essential as the sharp edges of dust particles have a very abrasive affect on the rug fibres.

Frequent Rotation & Vacuuming.

Frequent rotation, vacuuming, and regular exposure to light and air will keep moths away. If your rug is rarely used, you can safeguard against moths by spraying the front and back of your carpet every six to eight months with a moth deterrent or secticide.

Moths-The Invisible Enemy.

Be aware of an invisible enemy that could be destroying your rug. Moths can cause extensive damage to Oriental Rugs by attacking the pile, fringes, and the knots on the back of the rug. Flying clothes moths do not eat your rugs, but their eggs hatch into larvae that consume wool, fur, feather, and silk fibres.

Moths and their larvae thrive in dark undisturbed areas where a rug gets little traffic and is not often vacuumed. Moths are attracted to the keratin in animal hair; a dirty rug covered in dog and cat hair is a paradise for moth larvae. A bad infestation sometimes leaves a cob web-like blanket in the area of the damage, along with fine, sand-like debris.

Storing Your Rug.

To store your rug, wrap it in a breathable fabric. DO NOT use plastic, as it can rot or mildew. Placing the wrapped rug in a chest with a moth deterent is the ideal storage. A rug stored in a damp or humid area will mildew, which will weaken and discolour the fibres. Hot and poorly ventilated storage areas will dry out the base of the rug, making it brittle, and consequently destroying the rug’s strength and durability. Remember to inspect the rug often.