Professional cleaning of Persian, Afghan, Chinese, Turkish, Navajo, Kilims, Silks, Dhurries, Tibet, Indian and all modern rugs.
Some of the ‘old-wives-tales’ MAY work, but why cause any more damage when we are only a phone call away.
With almost all fine art rugs you want to minimize the risk of unwanted and damaging fading that is caused by the sun. The sun will actually bleach out the colours from your favourite rug. You will notice a vast difference in fading if one side of a rug has been left in the sun and another side has not.
The best way to avoid such damaging is by not placing your rugs in direct sunlight. If an area of rug is in direct sunlight, rotate the rug around every couple of months. By doing this, you are not stopping the damage being done by the sun, but you are making the fading even, so that one end does not look worse then the other.
It is also recommended that you vacuum your rug on regular basis to help it fight against the build up of sediment. I always recommend to my clients a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar. There is more likely hood of pile damage and fringe damage with a beater bar vacuum then a standard vacuum cleaner.
If you ever drop something on your rug, coffee, tea, wine, curry etc.
PLEASE DO NOT GO TO YOUR KITCHEN CUPBOARD AND PICK UP ANY OLD STORE BOUGHT “CLEANER” YOU HAVE!
Simply mop up any spillages straight away. Using kitchen roll blot up any spill that is on the surface of the rug. Use a whole roll if you have to.