Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Improper Silk Rug Cleaning - Color Run


We get calls all the time from customers who had their rugs destroyed due to improper cleaning methods. Sometimes the damage is so bad that even we cannot fix it 100%.

The fact of the matter is that any handwoven area rug should NEVER be cleaned in your house. Any professional with knowledge about oriental rugs will agree. There are just way to many things that can go wrong. Rug Cleaning in NY is a major part of our business and we offer a free pickup and delivery service for all area rugs which will be cleaned in our state of the art facility.

Below is an example of a beautiful Silk Persian Rug that is very delicate and valuable. The customer who brought it to us had another company clean the rug in her home the same way you would have wall to wall carpeting cleaned. Needless to say, they caused a huge mess. As you can see the dyes on this rug were not stabilized and they bled everywhere. You can barely see the beautiful Ivory Silk patterns anymore because they have been compromised with red dye.

Also, this rug has received significant pile damage. The silk fibers of this rug were over wet and not groomed or dried properly and left very stiff patches which have lost their luster and shine. This may not be reversed.

Hand woven rugs, (especially silk) need to be cleaned in a controlled environment, tested for colorfastness, dried properly and with the right solutions/techniques. Our customer was very upset that her rug received this damage and we will try our best to clean up after the mistake made by the other cleaner.

Although the rug may never look as good as it once did, we can hope for an improvement of about 70-80% in appearance. Moral of the story, Oriental Rug Cleaning NYC should never be done in home. 


www.puregreencarpetcleaning.com

6 comments:

  1. I read your blog, your blog is so Good.Can you tell me which types of product use for carpet cleaning.


    Ottawa Carpet Cleaning

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. south florida real estate lost about half their value in the housing crisis, but the market bounced back in a big way in 2012.Strong demand by investors, a shortage of homes for sale and rising rental rates are contributing to the recovery.For more to know about hot new'es being with south florida real estate.

      Delete
  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. carpet cleaner Auckland

    ReplyDelete
  3. Doing regular maintenance on your carpets can keep them cleaner longer, and make steam cleaning necessary less often. Vacuuming regularly -- at least twice a week -- will prevent dirt from getting ground into the carpet, which will make it possible to go longer between more intense cleanings. Prevent dirt and debris from getting to your carpets in the first place by laying out doormats at every exterior door.


    Carpet Cleaning Brisbane
    Carpet Cleaning Sunshine Coast

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice post with great details. I really appreciate your inspirations. Thanks for sharing.

    carpet cleaning

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing this post it is informative and it is true that professional cleaners always use best technology to clean your rug so that the rugs may last for long time.

    http://www.rugcleaningnewyork.com/persian_rug_cleaning_nyc.html

    ReplyDelete