Emergency Care Tricks For Oriental Rugs
Oriental rugs will probably never go out of style. People love them for so many different reasons, and if you own at least one of these beauties, you probably know what we are talking about. These rugs are not only excellent for decorating any room of the house, but they are also an excellent way of making a statement. Once you have felt the pure satisfaction and joy of having found just the right Turkish, Persian or Kilim to buy, your next thought will be to protect it for as long as possible. Unfortunately, life happens, and spills and stains from kids, pets, guests or you own clumsy hands will soon begin to “attack” your precious carpets. As much as you would like to be ale to cover your expensive Oriental rugs with an invisible shield, the truth is you cannot do that just yet. Your only hope is to come across the best cleaning and maintenance secrets and put them to use every time you need to. But what do you do when dealing with a fresh pet stain or spill, or another type of emergency that requires immediate care to prevent severe damage?
To come to your help, here are a few of the most reliable emergency care tips for Oriental carpets every homeowner should know. Keep in mind the Carpets To Dye For team is here for you to fix any stubborn stains that are impossible to clean with special dyeing and restoration techniques. Give us a call and schedule an appointment with us today so you can start enjoying your beloved rugs as soon as possible!
Emergency Care For Spills
- No matter if you are dealing with some nasty expresso spills from that last chitchat sessions you have when you invited your neighbor over, or some red wine stains from your last home cocktail party, there are solutions. The first step to focus on is removing as much of the spill as possible, if possible, when it happens. Grab the nearest paper towels and start blotting. The same procedure is recommended for pet urine and coolaid or even paint stains. Get as much of the liquid out as possible and do a quick assessment. If you notice a lot of the spilled liquid is still inside the rug, try using some water to dilute it. Small spills could use half a cup of water for dilution purposes, and more for a bigger spill. The main idea here is to avoid soaking the carpet into water, unless you absolutely need to.
As a side note, keep in mind most carpets are dyed with unstable dyes that could run when putting water on them.
- The majority of Oriental rugs can stay wet for a few days before they start to rot or get damaged. If the blotting has forced you to get the rug extra wet, try elevating it to let air reach underneath it. Placing a fan on it is also a good idea here.
- If the spill stains are still there, you may want to schedule an appointment with a professional cleaner who can wash your carpets with expert detergents or steam cleaning techniques.
- Steer clear from any spot removers that are destined for cleaning other types of carpeting, or you will risk damaging the wool inside the carpets.
Emergency Care For Pet Urine Stains
We all love our furry, four-legged friends. But when they drop small accidents onto our favorite Oriental rugs, we tend to cringe a little, to say the least. If your dog or cat have recently stained your area rug with urine, you should immediately try to blot as much of the waste as possible using the previously described steps.
Since urine can alter the chemical composition of carpet dyes once it will set in, you will need to act really fast to avoid a small tragedy. Use a mix of water and distilled white vinegar and remove as much of the pet urine as possible. If you are too late and the stain is already dry, try to get in touch with an expert carpet cleaning service and have them act as quickly as possible.
Side note: avoid using enzyme type urine removers as they like to feed on wool and could severely ruin your Oriental carpets.
Emergency Care For Soaking Wet Rugs
Picture this scenario: your old kitchen pipes burst in the middle of the night, when you are sound asleep. You wake up to a small flood in your living room area and you see all your pans and pots floating around the room, and your carpets drenched in dirty water. Once you manage to pull yourself out of that state of shock you have likely fallen into, it is time to get yourself together and start drying the rug. Again, an Oriental carpet does have the ability to stay wet for at least a few days without suffering any irreparable damages. However, chances are a broken pipe or a leaking roof may have also brought a lot of dirt onto your carpet. Once the rug will be dry, you will need to focus on having it vacuumed and cleaned, preferably by a pro. You should be able to find reliable 24/7 emergency cleaning service in your area; the Carpets To Dye For team is here to help you restore your beloved rugs in no time. Their special drying and cleaning methods will cause zero damage and should bring you more peace of mind.
Of course, you can always try a DIY project and use a wooden deck or the sidewalk in front of your house or apartment building. Use a squeegee or a garden rake to push out the water in the direction of the pile to remove as much of the water as possible. Another emergency care trick you could use during such a scenario is to vacuum the water out of the carpet with the help of a Shop Vac. If you own any other type of a wet-or-dry vacuum, go ahead and use it.
Once you are done removing the water from the carpet, roll it, but do not fold it, and stand it on one of its ends, allowing the remaining water to drip. Let is air dry or sit in the sun the weather is good, and use one of the rooms inside your house, if it is rainy or snowy. Let as much air as possible circulate around it – a fan could work well here.
For any emergency care services you may need for your Oriental carpets, fell free to get in touch with us and let us provide you with the expert solutions you are looking for.