If you’ve accidentally spilled wine on your treasured family heirloom rug, use a clean towel to blot up as much as possible and then call GM Services for further instructions. Unlike stain resistant nylon, polyester, or other synthetic fibers, natural materials will need special attention to clean properly.
With proper care, natural fiber rugs can last for generations. These works of art bring warmth, elegance, and a traditional look to modern spaces. Wool, sisal, cotton, seagrass, jute, and silk have been woven for centuries into floor and wall coverings. The natural materials are aesthetically pleasing and luxurious but require specialized care.
Oriental, Chinese, Indian, Persian, or Turkish are words that can describe silk rugs. Dyed silk makes textiles with rich, saturated colors, and a distinctive, almost translucent luster. The best way to protect your silk Oriental rugs is to use them in a formal room to limit the foot traffic.
Aggressive chemicals can further damage and discolor Oriental rugs. As soon as a spill happens, dampen a clean white towel with warm water. Blot, don’t rub, then call for help. Professional cleaning is always the best and most low-risk route to take when it comes to how to clean a fine rug.
If you are lucky enough to have a carpet of 100% or blend of wool fiber, take care of it. It has the potential to last generations. It prevents dirt and dust from sinking below the surface, permitting regular vacuuming to keep wool carpet looking clean and new. Wool naturally repels water. Spills remain on the surface, repelling stains and allowing messes to be quickly blotted up.
The natural elasticity of wool fiber allows it to stretch up to 40% beyond its original length and return to its original size. Wool carpet not only retains its shape, even under heavy traffic but also resists furniture crush.
However, wool carpets must be maintained properly. It tends to fade in sunlight, has low resistance both to stains and to the chemicals used to remove stains. Wool can also attract moths, beetles, and other types of insects. Count on our team to protect your investment.
When you have pets at home, they are bound to have a little accident on any rugs and upholstery. Pet urine on carpet will damage dyes. Moisture can weaken the backing layers and structural weaving. Pet urine can destroy the bond between the carpets primary and secondary back, causing it to split.
Pet urine can not only stain your rugs but also leave behind unpleasant odors. GM Services will use enzymes and other cleaning products to remove smells lingering in all types of floors: wall-to-wall carpets, wood floors and legacy rugs.
Whether your washer overflowed or you just spilled a pitcher of water on your antique rug, get in touch with GM Services right away. Damp rugs can develop mold in just a few days. Fibers can weaken and dyes can bleed. In this case, direct sunlight can cause even more damage. Act now to restore your treasured rugs from excess liquid.
GM Services has been cleaning all types of carpets in Toms River for over 40 years. For help with specialized services like carpet stretching, upholstery cleaning, or pet odor removal, call the Ocean County experts.