Which Types Of Rug Problems Can Professionals Fix?
The answer to the question of what types of rug problems can be remedied by professionals lies largely in the professionals themselves. Naturally, since you value your rug or carpet, you will want to choose the most reliable, reputable professional possible. But you want the process to be affordable, as well. Remember to do your homework by checking out reviews online. Particularly in this day and age, it’s easy to research a company before you entrust your valuables to them.
Now let’s take a look at some of the problems that may arise with a rug or carpet, and what can be done to make them presentable again.
Fringe Edgings That Are Worn
Part of the value of a handwoven rug can be found in its construction – specifically, the knots. Unfortunately, those knots can fall off after becoming loose through the years. What can happen next is that the rug starts unraveling. Untold foundation inches can be lost if this problem is left unresolved. Trying to reconnect the fringe or repair the edge yourself, if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, can do less good and more harm. Machine stitching or hand stitching by a nonprofessional is not advised. In reality, knots can be loosened by this practice. That means that even more rug loss could be experienced.
Rather than trying to do it yourself, contact a professional rug repair expert.
Oxidizing Cleaners or Bleaches
To brighten up or clean your rug, never use hydrogen peroxide or other oxidizers or bleaches. The cotton fibers can deteriorate. Blot, rather than rub, any spill that you incur on your rug. Consult a cleaning specialist if you can’t get the stain out in that manner.
Beetles and Moths
Within a year, a rug can be completely eaten away by carpet beetles and moths. Pet urine or spills that have soaked into the cotton or wool are actually what these pests are after – not the fiber itself. How do you know if your rug has been feasted upon by beetles or moths? Watch for sticky webbing and lint. Additionally, white bare areas where you can see foundation showing through are telltale signs. For bug infestations, consult a professional for repair.
Stains and Damage From Pet Accidents
As just suggested, moths can be attracted by pet urine in your carpet or rug. Dye damage and severe fiber damage can be a result. To discourage moths from making a meal of your rug, clean accidents up immediately. This can help salvage your rug by avoiding fiber damage. If it’s too late, and the damage has been done, it’s time to call in the professionals.
Riley’s Oriental Rug Cleaning thoroughly cleans carpets and rugs, but we do so much more. If you have a beloved Oriental rug that appears worse for the wear, we can help. We specialize in the repair of rugs, not just in their cleaning. We also offer tile and grout services for your tiled surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc. Contact one of our representatives today to find out more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment.