Do’s & Dont’s for Cleaning Wool Rugs

Are you interested in buying a wool rug and worried that you won’t know how to clean it? Or maybe you already own one and you’re interested in tips on how to clean it but don’t know where to go for advice? Well Oriental Rug Care is here to save the day! Hundreds of people every year ruin their most valuable wool rugs due to misinformation and myths on how to clean them. This is why we’ve have create a list of Dos and Don’ts for cleaning Wool Rugs.

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1). Vacuum Twice A Month!

Wool rugs have little, tiny pockets where dirt usually hides; which means that your rug will look clean a lot longer than any cheap synthetic alternatives. Although wool last longer, the air pockets will eventually need to be vacuumed, therefore we recommend vacuuming your rug ONLY twice a month. Not once a month, not three times but TWICE. Over vacuuming will pull the natural wool fibers out of the rug.

2). The Type Of Vacuum You Use MATTERS

Another important factor for vacuuming a wool rug if you are interested in investing in more wool rugs over the years is the type of vacuum you will be using. Here is what you need to look for:

  • The Vacuum Suction is Adjustable
    This way you can adjust for pile height for each of your rugs.
  • The Vacuum Does NOT Have a Beater Bar
    Beater bars are a HUGE no-no! In most cases they can pull out your wool fibers, cause shedding and/or agitate the dirt deep inside the rug, pulling it out faster and more efficiently. If you’re vacuum has a beater bar, make sure to turn the feature off.
  • Has A Handled Brush Add-On
    If your rug has fringe, you can use this to safely vacuum it. This also eliminates the case to needlessly vacuum a larger area than necessary when a spill occurs.

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3). Shake It Like A Salt Shaker!

If your rug us larger, ask a friend to help you. Just shake for 30 seconds to a minute and watch all of the dirt come out like a charm. If the forecast is clear, go ahead and leave your rug outside for a few hours.

4). Give it an Old Fashion Beating!

If you’re really looking to protect your rug, you can just beat it. No, seriously… Back in the day, wool rugs would get beaten to loosen up the dirt without pulling out the fibers. Although this a the method that was used before vacuum cleaners were invented, it has remained active as homemakers quickly realized that using beater bar vacuums left their rugs with less and less wool on it

  • Set up a laundry line or use a sturdy clothes drying rack
  • Go to town beating your rug with a rug beater!

5). Rotate Your Rug

If you’re a frequent reader to our blogs, you know that this simple step is extremely important. Rotating your rug will prevent discoloration, matting from frequent foot traffic and excessive dirt to one spot. When a rug is partially covered by a couch, desk etc, the covered part will stay inevitably more clean than the exposed portion of the rug. So simply rotate your rugs once every six months.

Fort Lauderdale Rug Cleaning Service

Last week I had the chance to meet Mary, a customer who was not only terrified that the dirt that had built up on her rug would not come out but also that the colors would not be restored to it’s original liveliness. As I continued to listen to this beautiful mother of 3’s story, I found myself relating to her everyday life. It’s quite often that as busy adults, our to-do list can get pretty big and the rug that we we’re supposed to get cleaned on Thursday, doesn’t actually get cleaned until next year. I explained to Mary that as we wash away the embedded dirt, we bring the original colors back to life making it soft and fluffy again. At Oriental Rug Care, this is our signature. We take extreme pride in what we do. So we don’t just go through a routine but we actually use science on every single rug that comes through our door. I could tell this was giving Mary hope because her eyes started to brighten at the thought of her extremely dirty rug being bright and beautiful again. Mary returned to our plant today to pick up her rug and I must say that the extremely happy facial expression that she provided us was worth more than a thousand words. With a huge hug to every member, Mary left saying how she would tell all of her friends how we worked miracles on her rug and we ended the day feeling extremely accomplished once again. At ORC, our team of rug and restoral experts understand that our customers from all over have put their faith and trust in us to deliver amazing results. That is way we value, love and care for each and every fiber, every single time.


Rug Fringe Repair Service Miami

People have been collecting oriental rugs for hundreds of years. We  at  oriental rug care  have  the privilege to look at  many types and  sizes  each and  every  day. Over  time our  clients  rugs  require repair,  whether it be from the fringe getting caught in  the  vacuum  cleaner, becoming damaged  due to pets or being invaded by moths. We offer several types of fringe repair to   our clients including machine made fringe or hand knotted fringe.  We give the customer option and let them choose which work best to restore their rug. Continue reading “Rug Fringe Repair Service Miami” »

How To remove Nail polish from Carpet

It can be very ugly and makes you upset and irritated when you found that nail polish has been spilled  all over the carpet. Probably your reaction will be “what can I do now?”.  Don’t worry, just calm down, it’s not permanent, it’s removable. It’s very easy to remove nail polish from the carpet, without loosing the charm of your favorite carpet. It doesn’t matter what is the color of the nail polish’ just read on to learn how to remove nail polish from carpet.

Nail Polish Removing from the Carpet

In this section of the article,are describe some tips about the removing of the scattered nail polish from your carpet.

If you want to remove it completely from your carpet, you have to remember to dry the stain from nail polish before remove it. If it is not dry, then Leave sometime for drying. Trying to remove the wet stain may spread it around increasing the stained area. After drying, scrap it thoroughly. Take care of the carpet while doing this. Before starting to remove the stain,you should apply it in a corner of your carpet to check if the color of the carpet is retained. Else, you will remove the stain successfully but leave a whitish patch in the same area.

Use Nail Polish Remover

You can use the nail polish remover in the center of the stain and allow it to penetrate thoroughly for a short while. With the help of the paper towel, blot the area completely. Remember that don’t rub it on the stain. This will transfer the nail polish onto the kitchen paper. Let the stained area dry completely.

Use Window/ Glass Cleaner

It’s also a good idea to use a window or glass cleaner to get rid from the nail polish stains.It gives immediate results. Rub it over the stain with a utensil scrubber and then with a damp cotton fabric.

With the Shaving Foam

You can also use the white shaving foam. It will be a good for pulling out the stain. Don’t apply the gel kind. Put it over the stain and rub it in a circular motion with a scrubbing brush or a nailbrush. After that, rub it with a damp cloth.

Amyl Acetate

Apply it on the nail polish stain. With the help of an absorbent pad with amyl acetate and use it to cover the stain. After 15 minutes, loosen this stain by scratching it repeatedly. Don’t be too harsh while doing this, it may damage the carpet. Now, clean it with a dry-cleaning solvent.

Use Acetone

Soak a towel in the acetone and dab it repeatedly on the nail polish. Spray water once the stain is gone. To drying, dab the towel area with a dry towel.

Baking Soda

It is also a good idea to use the baking powder to remove it. To making past mixing it with the worm water and then apply it on the stained area. You can scrub it down after sometime and finish by drying with a damp cloth.