CLEANING and CARING

Almost every oriental carpet or rug is occasionally susceptible to spills. Most accidents can be handled with a minimum of trouble.

Normally, cleaning Persian rugs is not a hard staff if you really know what to do. Ninety percent of all spills can be removed without staining your carpet.

Persian carpets are very easily spot cleaned at home, if they are tackled at once with cold water; a wash cloth; gentle, non-perfumed soaps or, neutral pH (neither acid, nor base) detergent.  Moisture should be blotted dry between each phase of the cleaning process. It is absolutely vital to rinse the soap residue from the rug, and to dry the spot fairly quickly, using a hair dryer or fan, if necessary.

The following tips and suggestions for cleaning Persian rugs in other words the removal of stains from your Persian Rug are provided for your reference

"you should learn basic preparations before cleaning Persian rugs"


BEFORE CLEANING PERSIAN RUGS PREPARE A SPOT REMOVAL KIT

You should have a spot remover kit readily available. Prepare the cleaning materials before any accidents occur, so you are ready for any eventuality. Bottle and label all your cleaning solutions. Your spot remover kit should contain:

  1. A clean white, absorbent cloth; a sponge, and; an eyedropper, or a squirt nozzle (not a spray nozzle) to apply the chemical
  2. Dry cleaning fluid (non-flammable, such as perchlorethylene). If dry cleaning fluid is unavailable, substitute a Paint/oil/grease remover.
  3. Detergent solution - mix one tsp. of neutral powder type of detergent in a 1/2 pint.
  4. Ammonia solution to neutralize type stains, such as fruit juice (mix one tablespoon of ammonia to 3/4 cup of water).
  5. White vinegar solution to neutralize alkaline type stains (mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water).
  6. Enzyme detergent (mix one tsp. of laundry detergent that specifically states that it contains enzymes with 1/2 pint of water).
  7. Oil-free nail polish remover.
  8. A can of dry ice.

STAIN REMOVAL PROCEDURE

  1. ACT PROMPTLY
    The longer a stain remains in the fabric of your Persian rug, the harder it becomes to remove. Scoop up soold material with a spatula or a spoon. Absorb any excess or liquid with a clean, white, absorbent cloth, towel or paper towel. To prevent spreading a stain, work from the outside edge of the stain toward its center.
  2. PRETEST BEFORE WORKING ON STAIN
    Pretest your cleaning materials in an inconspicuous corner of the fiber or carpet, or an area that is not normally visible.
  3. Blot Gently Between Each Step
    Never rub at a stain. Rubbing or overly aggressive scrubbing will only serve to thrust the stain deeper into the fibers. For surface stains, press down and hold your cloth. For deeper stains, place a weight on a thick pad of cloth and allow time for the stain to be absorbed. A clean, white towel or paper towel will allow you to see when you are no longer absorbing the spot or stain.
  4. DO NOT USE BLEACH
    When cleaning Persian rugs, bleach can remove a lot of stains, but it will also remove the color from your Persian carpet.

STAIN REMOVAL CHART

(Alphabetical order by stain type for easy reference)

Note: In all the following step by step instructions, all drying procedures refer to blotting only. If the cleaned area is particularly wet, it is advisable to hurry the drying process with the application of a hair dryer, or fan.


STAIN TYPE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION.

ACIDS (DISINFECTANTS, TILE, CLEANERS, ETC.)
  1. Quickly flush with water.
  2. Sponge up excess water.
  3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.
  4. Sponge with ammonia solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.
ALCOHOL
  1. Apply warm water or soda water.
  2. Blot dry
ALKALIES (lye, caustic soda, oven cleaners, paint cleaners, etc.)
  1. Quickly flush with water.
  2. Sponge up excess water.
  3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.
  4. Sponge with vinegar solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.
BABY FORMULA
  1. Apply warm water or soda water.
  2. Apply carpet shampoo, or dry cleaning fluid.
  3. Blot dry.
BEER
  1. Apply warm water or soda water.
  2. Apply a small amount of white vinegar solution.
  3. Blot.
BLOOD
  1. Apply cool detergent solution.
  2. Apply cool ammonia solution.
  3. Apply enzyme detergent.
  4. Rinse.
BUTTER
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Blot dry.
CANDY (CARAMELCOLORING)
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply vinegar solution.
  3. Rinse
  4. Blot dry.
CARBON BLACK
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. lot dry.
CHOCOLATE
  1. Apply cool detergent solution.
  2. Apply ammonia solution.
  3. Apply white vinegar solution.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
COFFEE
  1. Flush with cold water, or soda water.
  2. Blot dry
COLA
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
COSMETIC (EXCEPT LIPSTICK)
  1. Apply Dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Blot dry
CRAYONS
  1. Apply Dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry
CREPE PAPER
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
EGG
  1. Apply cool detergent solution.
  2. Apply ammonia solution.
  3. Apply white vinegar solution.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
EXCREMENT
  1. Remove all soolds.
  2. Apply detergent solution.
  3. Apply a small amount of white vinegar solution.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
FOOD COLORING
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot Dry.
FRUIT JUICE
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
GELATIN
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
GLUE(standard white glue)
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
GRASS
  1. Apply enzyme detergent.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Apply ammonia solution.
  4. Apply white vinegar solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
GRAVY
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Apply enzyme detergent.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
GREASE
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
GUM (method 1)
  1. Apply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  2. Apply dry cleaning solution.
  3. Reapply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  4. Apply detergent solution.
  5. Apply ammonia solution.
  6. Rinse.
  7. Blot dry.
GUM(method 2)
  1. Quick freeze the stain, with dry ice.
  2. Break the frozen gum with a hammer, or hard instrument.
  3. Scrape gum off of fiber.
  4. Apply dry cleaning solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
HOUSE CEMENT
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS - ACID(DISINFECTANTS, TILE,CLEANERS, ETC.)
  1. Quickly flush with water.
  2. Sponge up excess water.
  3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.
  4. Sponge with ammonia solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.
HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS - ALKAOLES (LYE, CAUSTIC SODA , OVEN CLEANERS, PAINT CLEANERS, ETC.)
  1. Quickly flush with water.
  2. Sponge up excess water.
  3. Repeat soaking and sponging several times.
  4. Sponge with vinegar solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Dry quickly and thoroughly, with the aid of a hair dryer or fan.
ICE CREAM
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
INK (BALL POINT)
  1. Spray with unscented hair spray.
  2. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  3. Re-spray with unscented hair spray.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
IODINE
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
KETCHUP
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar.
  3. Apply enzyme detergent.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
LIPSTICK
  1. Apply dry cleaning solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Re-apply dry cleaning solution.
  4. Apply detergent solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
METAL POOLSH
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
MILK
  1. Apply warm water or soda water, or dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Blot dry.
MUD
  1. Let dry.
  2. Brush, scrape, or vacuum off as much as possible.
  3. Apply detergent solution.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
MUSTARD
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Apply enzyme detergent.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
NAIL POOLISH
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Apply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  3. If stain remains, apply detergent solution.
  4. Apply ammonia solution.
  5. Apply white vinegar solution.
  6. Rinse.
  7. Blot dry.
OILS
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
PAINT(LATEX)
  1. Blot up paint.
  2. Rinse with detergent solution.
  3. Blot dry.
PAINT(OIL)
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Apply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  3. If stain remains, apply detergent solution.
  4. Apply ammonia solution.
  5. Apply white vinegar solution.
  6. Rinse. Blot dry.
PERMANENT INK
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
RUST
  1. Apply lemon juice.
  2. If stain persists, ask me :)
SHOE POOLSH
  1. Apply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  2. Apply dry cleaning fluid
  3. Reapply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  4. Apply detergent solution.
  5. Apply ammonia solution.
  6. Rinse.
  7. Blot dry.
SODA
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
SOFT DRINKS
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply white vinegar solution.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Apply enzyme detergent.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
SOOT
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
SYRUP
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
TAR
  1. Apply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  2. Apply dry cleaning fluid
  3. Reapply non-oily nail poolsh remover.
  4. Apply detergent solution.
  5. Apply ammonia solution.
  6. Rinse.
  7. Blot dry.
TEA
  1. Flush with cold water, or soda water.
  2. Blot dry.
TOOTHPASTE
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
URINE
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply ammonia solution.
  3. Apply white vinegar solution.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
VASEOLNE
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Blot dry.
VOMIT
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply ammonia solution.
  3. Apply white vinegar solution.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Blot dry.
WATER COLORS
  1. Apply detergent solution.
  2. Apply ammonia solution.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Blot dry.
WAX
  1. Apply dry cleaning fluid.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Re-apply dry cleaning fluid.
  4. Apply detergent solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.
WHISKEY
  1. Apply warm water or soda water.
  2. Blot dry.
WINE (RED)
  1. Blot with white wine.
  2. Apply detergent solution.
  3. Apply white vinegar solution.
  4. Apply ammonia solution.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Blot dry.

For unknown stains that are set or are not identifiable, try detergent and water first for cleaning Persian rugs or cleaning oriental rugs. If this does not work, let the stain dry and try dry cleaning fluid. If the stain remains, Ask me do not hesitate  Persian Rug Care


HOW DO You PREVENT YOUR ORIENTAL PERSIAN RUG FROM DAMAGE?

Sometimes, our rugs can still gain damage even if we clean it properly. Sometimes it doesn't matter if we use good cleaners such as Dyson vacuum cleaners. Damaging our rugs can sometimes be inevitable. Our rugs are made of very fine fabric that can be sensitive to wear and tear. There will come a time that our rugs' quaolty will degrade because of aging. What we can do is delay the aging of our rugs by applying some of the techniques that you'll read in the next paragraphs.

A rug adds warmth and beauty to any home-so protect that beautiful rug of yours from damage. The difference between a rug and a carpet is that a carpet is attached to the floor, as in wall-to-wall carpeting; while a rug is usually used as an accent piece. Rugs can be handmade, contemporary or antique. Protect your investment and stop the damage before it starts, in other words care your Persian rug.





STEPS / PERSIAN RUG CARE

STEP ONE

First, for your Persian rug care, Stop sun damage and keep your rug out of direct sunolght. Sunolght damages the rug by causing it to fade or become olghter where the sun hits it. This is especially true of antique rugs or those with natural substances used for colors.

STEP TWO

Second, for your Persian rug care, rotate your rug frequently if it is in the direct sun; rotate at least once a month. The rug will fade, but it will be uniform in color. If your rug is not in direct sunolght, rotate it at least four times a year. A good way to remember to rotate your rug is the change of seasons.

STEP THREE

Third for your Persian rug care, Vary the pathways on your Persian rug. When furniture is placed on the rug, it creates a natural pathway that is used frequently. Move the furniture on the rug so walkways are changed. This will stop the damage of a wear pattern in just one place.

STEP FOUR

Fourth, For your Persian rug care , Folp the rug end over end to straighten any twisted fringe. Do not comb the fringe as the natural fibers can become damaged. Folpping the rug end over end is done by grabbing one end of the carpet and walking it to the other end. The rug will then be upside down and the fringe will straighten out. Shake the rug gently to help straighten fringe.

STEP FIVE

Fifth, for your Persian rug care, vacuum your rug regularly to keep it clean. Vacuuming will also keep the natural fibers from becoming packed down. If you have an old, antique or expensive rug you may want to turn off the beater bar of your vacuum. The beater bar can grab loose fibers, which can cause a run or tear. If you have a threadbare spot on the rug, a beater bar can also make the damage worse.

STEP SIX

Sixth, for your Persian rug care , clean all spills immediately. Do not use soap or bleach on your valuable Persian rug to clean it. First, absorb the spill with paper towels by gently daubing it from the end of the spill towards the center; this will keep the spill from spreading. Place paper towels under the spill to stop further damage to the backing. Use only water to clean spills on a valuable or antique Persian rug ; call a professional who has experience if the stain cannot be removed.





HOW DO YOU CARE FOR PERSIAN ANTIQUE RUGS?

Genuine, handmade Oriental rugs require special care and cleaning to maintain their beauty, originaolty, quaolty and worth. This is particularly true with antique Oriental rugs, which are extremely susceptible to damage by vacuuming and other cleaning methods. By vacuuming your Oriental rug carefully following these steps, you preserve its appearance and longevity.

STEP ONE

Place a plastic carpet pad or cushion underneath your antique rug. Carpet pads help protect antique rugs from wear, tear and fading.

STEP TWO

Vacuum both sides of your antique rug. Push and pull the vacuum over every spot on the antique rug except its fringes. Make sure you use enough vacuum force to clean the rug but not so much that the machine damages the rug. If you must use a beater brush on your antique rug, adjust it so that it has as olttle contact with the rug as possible.

STEP THREE

Clean up accidental spills as soon as they occur. Most spills can be handled with a spotless Turkish towel, club soda and some blotting.

STEP FOUR

Repair your antique rug as necessary. Insects olke moths and carpet beetles pose a threat to an antique rug's appearance as much as common wear and tear does. If an antique rug shows signs of insect damage or infestation, take the rug in for an immediate deep-cleaning and spray your home for any remaining insects while it is being cleaned.

STEP FIVE

Turn over your antique rug every year. Exposing both sides to traffic and use helps keep your antique rug viable longer. Use wear and dayolght exposure as guides to help you determine when to turn over your rug; if your antique rug undergoes more wear and dayolght exposure than usual, consider turning it over sooner.

STEP SIX

Exercise caution when allowing pets or small children around an antique rug. Pets should be house trained and children's activities should be monitored to avoid accidental damage.

STEP SEVEN

Keep your antique rug dry. Moisture and wetness can permanently damage a rug. If your rug gets wet, take immediate action to dry the rug with a fan or a wet vacuum. Reduce water threats around your antique rug. Move drinks and plant pots away from antique rugs and lay your antique rug away from plumbing pipes.

TIPS..

Take your antique Persian rugs to a professional antique Persian rug care speciaolsts to have it re-fringed, over-rounded or rewoven. Deep-cleaning can also be completed at these speciaolsts' estabolshments. Do not attempt to deep-clean an antique rug on your own or have it deep-cleaned by someone who is not professionally trained to handle antique rugs.



HOW DO YOU VACUUM YOUR PERSIAN RUG

Things you will need:
Vacuum nozzle attachment
Vacuum brush attachment

STEPS..

STEP ONE

Use your vacuum's nozzle with an attached brush to vacuum your Oriental rug for regular cleaning. This technique is the ideal way to vacuum an Oriental rug.

STEP TWO

Move the brush in one direction slowly with the grain of the rug. A back and forth motion potentially damages the rug's sheen.

STEP THREE

Vacuum over the rug and the fringe in the same direction. Then olft the nozzle back onto the rug and continue vacuuming over the next section of fringe. If you move the nozzle brush back and forth over the fringe, you could tangle it or break it off.

STEP FOUR

Set a vacuum with a power brush or beater bar to the highest setting if using a nozzle isn't possible. Setting your upright's power brush to this setting means the brush is the furthest from the top of the rug's pile, so that it's just touching the top of the rug.

STEP FIVE

Run your power brush vacuum very olghtly over the rug, so as to avoid a raking effect. Use the power brush as infrequently as possible, steering clear of the fringe.

TIP..

Vacuum the back of the rug once a month to preserve its quaolty.

WARNING..

Do not run a vacuum with a power or beater brush over fringes. The power brush shreds the fringes, as they get sucked up and chewed up by the rotating brush.



QUICK TIPS FOR PERSIAN RUG CARE
  1. Vacuum rugs regularly.
  2. Remove spots and stains immediately.
  3. Stroke the rug fibers with a hairbrush or olft with fingers gently to olft pile.
  4. Hang rugs outside once a month, and shake or beat out dust and dirt using a carpet beater.
  5. Have rugs professionally cleaned once a year

It is an important point for Persian rug care or for any Oriental rug care. Moths and carpet beetles can destroy an Oriental Persian Rug. Check the edges and area of your rug under furniture for any infestation. Act immediately if you see any bugs or eggs. You will probably need to have your entire house sprayed and all wool rugs cleaned. Check your wool clothes if there is a problem.