It is recommended that all rugs be washed annually. If they are not, fibers from the wool break away and get absorbed into the fabric, which causes dirt to remain embedded into the carpet. When dirt remains in the carpet, the broken fibers harden and cause the attached fibers to loosen and become fragile. This weakens the rug’s life expectancy. An owner of an Oriental or Persian rug should have his or her rugs professionally cleaned at least once every spring. Aside from removing a rug’s excess dirt, dust and salt, professional cleaning will also kill moth larvae, dust mites, silver fish, and other insects which may be living in the rug without the owner’s knowledge.
At Woven Treasures, we take the greatest care in cleaning rugs and carpets. We use an old world model of repeatedly shaking and beating the dust from the rug before it is washed in a bath of clean, fresh water. When washing rugs, we always use fresh, never recycled water because this can cause the dyes from different carpets to bleed onto each other.
If you would like your rug or carpet to be professionally cleaned, please do not hesitate to contact us. We take great pride in the upkeep of our rugs and would love to play a part in helping to prolong your rug’s lifespan.