A rug may also be damaged by prolonged exposure to water, sun, or other natural elements, and also by pets. It is possible to restore your rug, depending on the extent of the damage. If there are holes or tears in the rug, then it is possible for a repairer to embroider the area with the wool or fabric used in the rest of the rug. This professional restoration process is one of our in-house services. Fees apply.
Red wine and coffee and tea are sometimes spilled on carpets. Don’t panic, if this happens at your place. The first step to removing a stain on a rug is to blot away as much of the spillage as possible. A clean cotton towel is the best way to remove the stain without harming the carpet or rug.
Begin absorbing the spill on the periphery and move methodically to the centre of the stain. After using this technique, it is important to create a stain solution that is safe to be used on rugs.
Vinegar is a powerful stain removal agent, and it works on most types of rugs and carpets. Dilute the vinegar with three to four parts water, so that the solution is not too potent. It is best to shampoo the carpets with the solution and ensure that the mixture is evenly spread throughout the whole carpet or rug. Spot treatment is often not the best way to remove stains from a rug, since one area of the rug may be lighter after the treatment. It is also possible to remove stains manually with vinegar, however, it is important not to use circular motions when rubbing the solution into the rug. Instead, move your hands in straight lines so that the materials are not damaged. This professional process is one of our in-house services. Fees apply.
Damage Prevention Techniques
A rug should be rotated at least 180 degrees twice a year. This allows the wear to distribute more evenly on both sides of the rug.
A rug should remain dry at all times on a stable, flat surface. The essential element to a beautifully maintained rug is a thorough vacuuming every week, preferably twice a week.