How Do You Clean A Fine Area Rug?

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 Carpet Care 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. 

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The best area rug cleaning methods are different depending on the type of material, age, origin and amount of wear and tear of the rug that needs treatment.

Cleaning Silk Based Rugs

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.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner regularly to clean your handmade rug. Vacuuming on a weekly basis will keep dust and dirt from building up in the rug’s fibers. Never let the fringe get caught in the machine.
  • If exposed to light, rotate it every few months to prevent discoloration and deterioration of the rug’s silk fibers.  

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. 

Cleaning Area Rugs That Are Wool

If you are lucky enough to have 100% wool rugs or blend of fibers like wool and cotton rugs, be sure to have a professional rug cleaner help you take care of them. This has the potential to last generations. Professional services are the best way to clean an area rug to prevent dirt and dust from sinking below the surface and to keep wool carpet looking clean and new.

A wool rug naturally repels water so that spills remain on the surface much longer than with other rug fibers. This effectively repels stains and allows messes and cleaning solution 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 for your wool area rug cleaning to protect your investment.  

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Cleaning Urine Damage Out of Area Rugs 

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 Carpet Care 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.

Even Clean Water is A Risk 

Whether your washer overflowed or you just spilled a pitcher of water on your antique rug, get in touch with GM Carpet Care 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. 

Drying and Removing Excess Water: Ensuring Thorough Rug Drying at GM Carpet Care

Properly drying your rugs after cleaning is a critical step to prevent mold growth and maintain their beauty and longevity. At GM Carpet Care, our rug cleaning facility in Toms River, NJ, is equipped with state-of-the-art professional equipment designed to achieve efficient and effective rug drying.

Hot Water Extraction

For a deep and thorough cleaning, we utilize hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning. This method involves injecting hot water and eco-friendly rug shampoo into the entire rug. The solution agitates the fibers, loosening dirt, grime, and stains. Simultaneously, a powerful vacuum extracts the water, shampoo, and loosened contaminants, leaving your rug cleaner and fresher.

Powerful Moisture Removal Vacuums

After the hot water extraction process, there might still be some residual moisture left in the rug. To address this, our powerful moisture removal vacuums come into play. These high-performance machines are specifically designed to extract even the smallest traces of moisture, leaving your rug almost dry to the touch.

Commercial Rug Drying Racks

To facilitate efficient drying, we use commercial rug drying racks. These specially designed racks elevate the entire rug, allowing air to circulate both above and below the surface. This enhanced airflow expedites the drying process, preventing any remaining moisture from causing mildew or mold growth.

Supplemental Ventilation

Additionally, we employ supplemental ventilation to further accelerate the rug drying process. Adequate airflow is essential in eliminating excess moisture trapped within the carpet fibers, ensuring your rug is thoroughly dried and ready for use.

Expert Care for Synthetic, Wool, and Oriental Rugs

Our professional team is well-versed in handling various rug materials, including synthetic, wool, and Oriental rugs. We understand that different fibers require specific care and attention during the drying process. With our expertise, we ensure your rugs receive the appropriate treatment, preventing any damage and maximizing their lifespan.

Soft Bristled Brush Grooming

Before the final inspection, we gently groom your entire rug with a soft-bristled brush. This grooming process helps to lift and restore the carpet fibers, giving your rug a refreshed and well-maintained appearance.

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Delivering Pristine Rugs to Your Doorstep

Once the drying process is complete, we conduct a thorough quality check to ensure your rug meets our high standards of cleanliness. Whether you have a synthetic rug, wool rug, or delicate Oriental rug, our team takes every precaution to deliver a spotless and perfectly dried rug to your doorstep.

Fine Area Rug Cleaning In Toms River, NJ

GM Carpet Care has been cleaning all types of carpets in Toms River for over 40 years. We will pick up your dirty area rug and expertly clean it in our facility and provide convenient delivery services back to you after your clean rug is dry. If you prefer, we can also clean your area rug in your home or business anywhere in Ocean County or Monmouth County, New Jersey. For help with specialized services like carpet stretching, upholstery cleaning, or pet odor removal, call the Ocean County experts.

Experience the GM Carpet Care Difference

With our dedication to providing top-notch service and attention to detail, you can trust GM Carpet Care to clean and dry your rugs with utmost care. Experience the difference of our deep cleaning and thorough drying methods – your rugs will look and feel revitalized! Contact us today for all your rug cleaning needs in Toms River, NJ, and surrounding areas.

Call 732-929-9669 or Contact Us for New Jersey Area Rug Cleaning