Handmade rugs are valuable pieces of art. Whether your rug is an antique, a collectible, a family heirloom or brand new, all hand-knotted rugs need special attention and care. You can protect and enjoy your valuable rug investment by following simple routine cleaning steps and partnering with The Olde World Rug Washing Company in Eastern Long Island for necessary conservation.
Cleaning and restoring handcrafted rugs is a skilled and labor-intensive process that takes years to master. For example, after washing, you must achieve complete and thorough drying to minimize the risk of the wool shrinking, curling, or compromising the shape. When you hire a rug washing company to care for your expensive rugs, you want to make sure that you are hiring experienced craftspeople to care for your rugs using the techniques employed by the most experienced artisans throughout the carpet weaving world.
Handmade rugs are crafted together by a variety of techniques for finishing the fringes. These vulnerable edges can get torn, cut or damaged if carpet cleaning machines are used on them. In order to preserve the fabric, you need a rug washing team that is well-versed in your particular style of rug.
Professional rug washing companies also have the ability to restore rugs that experience color running, faded sunspots, and staining. Through precise and delicate work, the technicians at Olde World Rug Washing Company can determine the best way to not only clean your rug but also lift stains and spots to restore the color of your antique, fine, handmade or machine-made rugs.
If you have spots on your rugs due to high traffic or chemical use, such as bleach, our in-house cleaning methods can lift and counteract the spots in the rug. After dyeing and blending the fibers, the rug will be restored to its original cohesive, clean and uniform color.
Moths, carpet beetles and other insects like to settle in dark, undisturbed locations. Rugs stored away before proper cleaning and wrapping or rugs laying underneath furniture and rarely cleaned are susceptible to these unwanted pests in a short amount of time.
In order to protect your rugs, it’s important to have your rugs regularly cleaned every 12-18 months. Pet owners will want to have their rugs cleaned more frequently as moths and other insects are attracted to animal urine. After a professional cleaning, ask one of our cleaning technicians to insect-proof your rug to prevent future infestations.
Trust the rug washing specialists in Eastern Long Island. The Olde World Rug Washing Company has been caring for precious rugs and tapestries since 2003. Our mission is to give the finest care to our clients and their textiles.
Our philosophy is to do no harm and treat each textile individually, as per the care that every unique piece requires. We can even wash and restore rugs affected by water damage. Our company maintains certifications through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Fiber Cleaning Schools of America; including the top certifications of Oriental Rug Color Specialist and a Certified Master Textile Cleaner through the IICRC.
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