How Neglect Can Ruin Your Wool Rugs
Dangers of Dirt & Debris
When a wool rug is neglected for years, the accumulated dirt and debris can become embedded in the cuticles of the fibers, making it difficult to remove them without causing further damage. If the rug is not regularly cleaned of dirt, debris, dander, pet hair and stains, the fibers can become matted and tangled, leading to a rough, unpleasant texture and become a buffet for insects! If the rug is neglected for a long enough period of time, more than two years, the fibers can begin to break down, and the colors can become permanently altered by staining or oxidation.
How To Keep A Rug In Good Condition
In order to keep your rug in good condition, it’s important to remove dirt and debris regularly. This can be accomplished by using a vacuum with the rotating beater bar turned off or a vacuum that doesn’t contain a beater bar or, you can use a soft-bristled broom or brush to sweep dirt from the rug. Additionally, all rugs should be hand washed annually by a professional who is specializes in cleaning fine rugs. Cleaning rugs is never a one-size fits all job! Each rug has its own idiosyncrasies and challenges!
Hire a Professional
At Austin Rug, our team is familiar with rugs of every shape, size, and material. Whether it’s keeping up to date with cleaning methods for the newest synthetic fibers, or preserving the colors in a 400 year old rug, we take the time and care necessary for your floor coverings to stay in their best condition.
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About The Author: Tim Petzold
Meet Tim Petzold, the Owner and Founder of Aegis Fine Rug Cleaning, a trusted and highly-respected fine rug cleaning company in Austin, Texas. Tim has dedicated his entire adult life to building his business and takes pride in its reputation for legendary service. He is a duly certified Rug/Master Textile Cleaner/Restorer who has been in business since 1983. Tim’s goal is to educate and assist people in making informed decisions regarding their Oriental and Persian rugs. His business model is based on providing exceptional service, and he never cuts corners or skips steps to offer a lower price. Welcome to Tim’s blog, where he shares his expertise and insights on fine rug cleaning.
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