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Care Instructions

We recommend having your carpet cleaned every 2 to 5 years depending on use.  Never steam clean or dry clean a high quality rug.  Always have your carpet cleaned by someone specializing in hand-cleaning, like Shiraz Rug Gallery.  We are happy to provide you with rug cleaning.

Vacuuming should be done on a regular basis to prevent dirt and grit from settling into the pile of the carpet.  Appropriate padding extends the life of a rug and prevents a rug from slipping or buckling.

Blot, never scrub spots on a rug.  Excessive scrubbing can damage and distort the nap on a carpet, and can set the stain further into the rug. With liquid spills, always remove as much of the spill as possible before adding spotting products.  Blot the spill with a clean rag or towel.  To clean a spot, always use cold water.  If something stronger is needed, we recommend a mild clear detergent diluted with cold water.  Useful detergents include, Bio-Clean all purpose cleanser, Planet Detergent, Seventh Generation, or a tiny amount of Ivory liquid.  Some spots are better handled by professional rug cleaners.  Examples include pet urine, vomit, ink or dried wine.  The longer you let a spot sit, the harder it will be to get out.

Please call or stop by to schedule a rug cleaning.