Can You Clean an Oriental Rug with Water?

Clean an Oriental Rug

When you have a fine area rug in your home, you want to protect your investment. After all, something that is handmade and high-quality isn’t going to be cheap. Beyond being careful with your rug at parties or when storing and moving it, you also need to pay special attention to how it needs to be cleaned. The last thing you want is to accidentally ruin your beautiful Oriental rug!

Can You Clean an Oriental Rug with Water?

Yes, you can clean an Oriental rug with water, if you’re very careful and it’s only a little bit of water. Water may seem like a harmless substance, yet it can do a lot of damage to a delicate rug. Before you run off and pour water on your rug, let us explain a little further.

As careful as you are, accidents are a part of life. Spills and stains are an inevitable accident. You should clean spills immediately, as drinks like coffee and wine can permanently dye the rug. Blot up the spill with a fresh towel, and use a little clear cold water to dilute the stain. Keep rinsing (not too much water) and blotting until the stain is gone. If someone spills milk on the carpet, it is probably a good idea to have the rug professionally cleaned, as the milk can sour and leave an unpleasant odor. Many liquids can all leave permanent stains, so get to them as quickly as possible. If you have a “wet/dry” vacuum you can use it to suck out excess water from the rug.

From mold, to color bleeding, and even a weakened, thinned foundation, water can thoroughly spoil the quality of your prized Oriental rug if the damage is not taken care of as soon as possible. This is why you’ll want to use only a little water. If the stain requires more than a small bit of blotting, this cleaning is beyond your expertise and you’ll need to take it in for professional care. At Serafian’s, we utilize specially built equipment that replicates traditional methods of cleaning fine oriental rugs while utilizing the most modern technology available. Our total immersion process removes the maximum amount of dirt and contaminants, returning your expensive rugs to their highest level of beauty while gently preventing any damage.

Professional Oriental Rug Cleaning in New Mexico

Your Oriental rug is certainly something you’ll want to care for in the best way possible. You need to know how to care for it, but how? Can you blot it with water? Can you vacuum it? Serafian’s is here to answer all of your questions, plus provide the services you need! While regular vacuuming and quickly cleaning spills are important for maintaining fine area rugs, these methods are only sufficient for keeping the surface of your carpet clean. What you’re looking for is professional rug cleaning, done by our industry experts. 

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