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.