Rug Cleaning: How Can I Remove the Musty Smell From Oriental Rugs?

There are so many things to love about an Oriental rug. They are stunning to look at, really light up the room with rich color, and last for many years to come. That’s not to say you don’t need to do anything to keep your rug in top shape, though. On occasion, you’ll need to bring your area rug in for professional rug cleaning. This is commonly needed when you discover your rug has a musty smell.

Serafin’s Professional Area Rug Cleaning

Wool rugs are durable and beautiful. It may surprise you to know that the reason Oriental rugs are so valuable is also the reason they can sometimes, well, stink. The main factor in authentic Oriental rugs being so durable and can last for hundreds of years is due to their high animal fiber content. This is the same reason they can eventually develop a musty odor. Wool comes from sheep. When this wool gets wet, it can smell like a wet animal. The longer the moisture lingers, the more likely it is to develop into mildew, causing a foul, musty odor.

Regular vacuuming and quickly cleaning spills are both important for maintaining fine area rugs. That being said, these methods are only sufficient for keeping the surface of your carpet clean. If the musty smell is coming from within the fibers, vacuuming alone won’t suffice. Even steam cleaning often fails to remove deep particles and penetrated stains. A professional deep cleaning treatment, done by industry experts who know exactly what they’re doing, is the only guaranteed method to remove the smell that is bothering you.

There are a number of things you can do at home to dry out the rug, but nothing will come close to results you can expect from a professional cleaning. Investing in a professional carpet cleaning service is worth it to save your wool Oriental rug from the musty smell that will eventually ruin it.

Our Deep Immersion Rug Cleaning

Our process is the most effective method of removing contaminants from your area rug’s delicate fibers. At Serafian’s, we utilize specially built equipment that replicates traditional methods of cleaning fine Oriental rugs, while at the same time utilizing the most modern technology available. Our total immersion process removes the maximum amount of dirt and contaminants. By doing so, we are able to return your valuable rug to the highest level of beauty. While removing the musty smell from the rug, we are also gently preventing any damage.

For any rug cleaning needs, the team to trust in the Albuquerque area is Serafin’s. Our highly trained staff has taken care of and improved thousands of Oriental area rugs. Reach out to us today and book your cleaning appointment. We’ll give you a free estimate!

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