An Oriental rug is a purchase for a lifetime and when properly maintained will last for generations. A professional washing is recommended every three to six years to keep your rug clean. Depending upon the location and traffic your rug is subject to it should be rotated from every six months to two years to insure even wear. Vacuuming is recommended on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be careful not to vacuum the fringe. Padding is suggested under the carpet. This helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage. A professional Oriental rug cleaner should be the first choice for cleaning your rug because they have the materials and experience. But since there may not be someone near where you live here are some suggestions for caring for your rug:
Stain Removal Procedure
It is always best to attack spills and stains immediately. When a spill occurs dilute with plenty of water. Blot from the edge of the spill toward the center to prevent spreading or causing the "ring" when using solvents. Do not rub the area. For a solid spill take a spoon and scoop-up carefully. On old, dry, or stubborn stains; saturate, blot, and brush. Repeat this operation as often as necessary to remove the stain completely.
Stain Removal Kit
Clean cloths/sponges, clothes brush, mild detergent (no bleaches or alkalies), white vinegar, dry cleaning fluid, weak ammonia (7% solution), alcohol, glycerin.
How to Clean Stains
Work quickly while blotting up spill with paper towels. DO NOT RUB.
Apply proper antidote(s) with a clean, dry cloth, always working from edge to center of stain. DO NOT SOAK.
Pat with paper towels or cotton towel; dry with fan or hair blower.
Restore pile with clothes brush.
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