Handmade Oriental Rug Cleaning It goes without saying that the best way to keep your handmade Oriental rug clean is to prevent dirt and stains from occurring in the first place. Handmade Oriental rug cleaning is possible, but is best done only when the rug absolutely requires it. To avoid excessive handmade Oriental rug cleanings, the owner must be proactive in limiting wear and tear on the Oriental rug. This might mean removing shoes upon entering the home or the room where the Oriental rug lay, for example. Bare feet (or socked feet) are far nicer to your handmade Oriental rug between cleanings than soled shoes or heels. When handmade Oriental rug cleaning must occur, the pros at Oriental Rug Care NY are the ones to call! Handmade Oriental rug cleaning should be performed sparingly and only by professionals who will take care to make sure that the integrity of the piece is maintained throughout the handmade Oriental rug cleaning process. On average handmade Oriental rug cleaning should occur once or twice per year. Not sure if it is time for handmade Oriental rug cleaning to take place? Try lifting up a corner of your rug and shaking it sharply. If dirt flies, it is time to call in the handmade Oriental rug cleaning experts. Or, simply take a look at your feet… if after walking on your rugs you see that your feet or socks are dirty, then the handmade Oriental rug cleaning specialists at Oriental Rug Care NY can help. If space allows, handmade Oriental rug cleaning can be done by the consumer on smaller pieces. This process is best completed in a garage or utility room. It can also be done outside on a clean driveway, but this is certainly not the best choice for protecting your investment. To begin the task of handmade Oriental rug cleaning, lay the piece flat and vacuum both sides well. Then, shampoo the rug well with mild detergent rug shampoo that is ammonia-free. As with all cleaners, test for color-fastness in a small, hidden area before beginning your handmade Oriental rug cleaning project! Brush the pile of the carpet in the direction of the nap while shampooing with linear motions. Be firm but gentle. Wet the fringes with the same soapy solution, using the brush to scrub in a direction opposite to the pile. After the shampooing phase of your handmade Oriental rug cleaning project is complete, you will want to rinse the carpet thoroughly with cool water. Then squeeze out the excess water gently using a rubber squeegee. DO NOT WRING OR TWIST THE RUG! Squeeze or squeegee out the pile until no more water can be forced out. To dry the rug after the handmade Oriental rug cleaning, lay it flat. When the nap is dry to the touch, turn the carpet over so that the underside can dry as well. Then brush or vacuum the carpet before placing it back in your home. Handmade Oriental rug cleaning can be pretty labor intensive, and must be done with care to make sure that the rug does not sustain any damage. If you are absolutely confident in your ability to be successful at do-it-yourself handmade Oriental rug cleaning, then the handmade Oriental rug cleaning specialists at Oriental Rug Care NY are available. We have highly-trained technicians who specialize in handmade Oriental rug cleaning available at times to suit every schedule, and offer competitive pricing for handmade Oriental rug cleaning and a variety of other services. Call us today, and we will make sure your next handmade Oriental rug cleaning experience is your best experience ever!