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Why Oriental and Persian Rug Cleaning Is Best Left To The Professionals

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A genuine Persian or Oriental rug is a beautiful, useful and precious household object, striking a note in traditional and modernistic surroundings. Originating in the Middle East, the Persian rug is hand-woven in natural materials, like silk, cotton, and wool. The rug is priced according to its knot density or ratio; the higher the density, the more precious the rug. Good rugs gain in value over time, and antique rugs command even higher prices. As the rug ages, the colors become more mellow and beautiful. However, these qualities only emerge in a rug that has received the best of care throughout the years, which implies professional rug cleaning and maintenance.

The Skill of A Professional Rug Cleaner

Made in distinctive patterns, the Persian rug colors are generally red, brown, and gold against a beige background, keeping with the pigments available to ancient weavers. A professional rug cleaner will identify its dyes in advance of the cleaning process and select agents that will not fade the colors or cause them to run. Also, proper cleaning will not shrink a valuable rug. Trained cleaning personnel can detect the particular staining patterns that foreign substances leave on wool. By identifying these, technicians at Oriental Rug Salon can use the most suitable cleaning methods and materials. Professional personnel also deal with odor elimination.

Eliminating Dust, Sand, Soil, Pet Urine and Other Contaminates

The most precious Persian rug’s knot density renders it vulnerable to the residues of deep-down dust, sand, and soil that collect in and threaten to destroy the pile. Only professional rug cleaning provides the methodologies to remove these residues without damaging the pile. However, removal of the residue is only part of the cleansing process. Washing substances that combine with and break down the dirt in a pile need removal also. Here, at Oriental Rug Salon, we use specialized equipment to remove excess water, urine salts, and residues of cleaning agents while leaving your cherished area rug as clean as possible.

The Finishing Touches

Professional personnel will undertake peripheral matters, such as tassel whitening, without endangering the rug with cleaning and whitening agents. Our experienced technicians are trained to spot damage by moths, insects, and pets to which natural fiber rugs such as silk, cotton, and wool are particularly prone.

For rugs that have been damaged, we offer repair solutions that include:

  • Treatment for pet urine and other biological issues
  • Removing specific stains such as wine, Kool-Aid, coffee, soda, etc.
  • Remove sand, pet dander, pollen, oily substances, and other contaminates
  • Remove detergents left behind by other cleaning companies – treat flooding issues
  • Repair, patch, partially reweave rugs, and fringe replacement

Oriental Rug Salon is SW Florida’s leading Oriental, Persian, Turkish, wool, and silk area rug cleaning, repair, storage, and appraisal company.  We are the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, rug collectors, restoration and insurance companies, floor covering specialists, and rug owners who want the best care possible for their cherished area rugs.

Oriental Rug Salon is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), and are a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider.

For more information on Oriental Rug Salon and the services we offer, please visit us online at www.OrientalRugSalon.com or “call us on the carpet” anytime at 239-424-8171Oriental Rug Salon services all of Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County, and we offer free pick-up and delivery for most rugs.

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