Care & Handling of your Rug
The following are instructions for care and handling of your rug. If these are followed, your rug will remain in great condition for many years.
It is highly recommended that you vacuum your rug once a week. Be careful when vacuuming. Do not vacuum over fringes or corners of rugs with no fringes as they may pull. Vacuuming the rug regularly helps avoid moth problems.
Key Concepts for Spot-Cleaning
If anything is to spill on the rug make sure that you remove it quickly by using a paper towel. You can use a spoon to retract the excess spillage. Trying to rub out a stain just pushes the spill into the pile and causes fibers to mat. Instead, blot up spills by covering the area with a clean towel or a thick pad of paper towels. Press down with the heal of your hand. Repeat using dry towels until all the liquid has been absorbed. If the spill is large, use a wet-dry vacuum (if available) to remove most of the material before blotting. Do not leave the rug wet as it may form mildew and could cause the rug to rot.
Mix your own spot-cleaning solution by diluting a few drops of clear hand-dishwashing soap in water. (Laundry detergent is too alkaline, and creamy-looking and hand-dishwashing soaps may leave a sticky residue. Use less than ¼ teaspoon per quart.
To remove colored spills or spot-cleaning solutions, such as a soapy water or vinegar, either mist the area with clean water or blot it with a wet towel. Then blot the area with a dry towel. Repeat these two steps until no more residue comes out. Do not rub, or the carpet fibers may become matted.
Do not expose the rug to sunlight on a regular basis. Too much sunlight causes the colors to fade which in turn creates unevenness in the colors of the rug.
For true professional cleaning, we suggest that you contact an expert cleaning company.