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  • What’s Hiding in My Wool Rug?


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    One of the things that makes handknotted wool and silk area rugs so exquisite is the density of the weave.  However, it’s this very feature that also allows dust and debris to get trapped in Oriental and Persian rugs, leading to degradation of the rug.  Here are a few of the things that might be lurking in your favorite area rug and need to be removed:

    1. SAND – If you live in Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach, or anywhere along the beaches, there will be sand in your rug’s fibers, and this can be detrimental. The coarse sand particles etch away at your rug’s fibers, causing them to dull prematurely and even break.
    2. SOIL – Even extremely conscientious homeowners must face dust and soil buildup in their Persian rugs. Dust, dander, and fine soil get tracked or blown inside and make their way to your rug’s fibers and backing.  Routine vacuuming is the best way to keep dust and soil buildup under control, but even with weekly vacuuming, your rug benefits profoundly from highly rated professional rug cleaning.
    3. ODORS – Spilled food or drink, smoke, pet “accidents,” and other spills and mishaps happen, and if there’s an odor attached, that odor can linger in your rug’s fibers long after the spill is blotted away.
    4. MILDEW – If your rug has been in storage, particularly if it was not correctly rolled and readied for storage, it could have mildew or mold in the fibers. Rugs that have been exposed to moisture can develop a mold or mildew infestation that will only grow until properly handled, typically by a good professional rug cleaning service.
    5. BUGS – Fleas, dust mites, and other minuscule bugs can prowl undetected in a wool or silk area rug before finally springing onto an unsuspecting family member or visitor. Rid your Oriental rug of such infestations with a custom cleaning from the best rug cleaning company in your area.

    The best way to get dense, luxurious rugs thoroughly clean is by professional deep cleaning by hand.  There are many good Jacksonville rug cleaning companies, but the best professional rug cleaners offer completely customized cleanings, which often include deep cleaning in a rug bath.  Your rug deserves quality care, and indeed quality care will keep it in great shape for decades to come!