For centuries, Oriental rugs have represented the epitome of luxury and beauty. The traditional "Oriental" rugs actually came from several different countries, including Persia, Romania, Afghanistan, China, and Nepal. The true mark of quality and a genuine Oriental rug is in the knots. These carpets and rugs are made by hand tying and knotting the silk or wool strands into a pattern that forms these beautifully designed and colored rugs. Since these rugs are often very valuable and are hand-crafted, it is essential that you get them professionally cleaned. Here are some reasons why you should never clean your Oriental rug yourself.
Silk Requires Special Care
Many of these Oriental rugs are made of silk, which is an extremely delicate material. Improper cleaning products or techniques could fade or tear the silk fabric. Professional cleaners have gentle and non-abrasive cleaners and know how to carefully scrub your silk rugs without stretching, damaging, or fading the fabric and dyes. Professionals also know how to clean the rug without making the dyes run.
Preserving The Value
In some cases, Oriental carpets can be extremely valuable – some even cost several thousand dollars, depending on the age, condition and scarcity. For those who do have a valuable rug, it's best to ensure you have an insurance policy and that you use a professional cleaner who can help preserve the actual resale value. If you were to attempt to clean your carpet yourself and make a mistake, you could end up with a loss in the value.
Professional cleaners have the experience and guarantees in place to ensure that they will not damage your carpet during the cleaning process – something you cannot say for your own cleaning endeavors.
Extending The Lifespan
Professional cleaning can help preserve the lifespan of your carpet by ensuring that they remove all debris, muck, dust, and dirt from the carpet. This debris can eventually wear out the fabric of your carpet if it's underfoot. Professional cleaning can also re-brighten the colors with proper and thorough cleaning and thus help preserve the colors of the rug. A dirty Oriental rug is a quickly aging rug, and professionals can make sure you turn back the clock on your rug.
Don't risk your carpet with home-cleaning. While it may cost a bit more to have it professionally cleaned, it will restore and preserve this valuable item and ensure you can enjoy it for many more years. Trust the professionals al Conscientious Carpet Care to clean your Oriental rug today.