4 Risks to Avoid During DIY Oriental Rug Cleaning

Feb 23, 2024 | Area Rug Cleaning

area rug on bedroom floor

If you have rugs in your home, you probably spent a lot of time (and money) picking out the perfect rug for your home. Maybe it’s even a family heirloom or a souvenir from the trip of a lifetime. Is your approach to oriental rug cleaning putting your rugs at risk of damage or shortening their lifespan? Protecting your cherished rug through proper cleaning is essential to preserving its beautiful design and the integrity of its weaving. Rather than risk damaging its delicate composition through DIY cleaning, turn to the pros for area rug cleaning in Santa Rosa you can trust.

 

4 Risks to Avoid During DIY Oriental Rug Cleaning

There are a number of issues associated with DIY rug cleaning, which often stem from a lack of professional experience and tools. Here are some of the risks you’ll avoid by choosing an experienced, professional rug cleaning service like On The Spot Chem-Dry to clean your rug and keep it in the best shape possible:

Dyes Running

You may not be completely sure what types of dyes were used in the creation of your oriental rug. As a result, it can be difficult to choose the right cleaning solution. When you use just any cleaner on rugs with special dyes, you risk the dyes running and bleeding together, completely ruining the beauty of your rug.

Discoloration

Discoloration of rugs is a common problem associated with store-bought stain removers. Many of these formulas contain harsh chemicals, such as bleach, that can be too caustic for delicate oriental rugs. Unfortunately, these formulas often cause discoloration, worsening the appearance of a spot or stain instead of fixing it. 

Damaging Delicate Fibers

Depending on the types of fibers that make up your rug, how these fibers were woven together, and its age, your rug may be incredibly delicate. Scrubbing at the fabric in order to dislodge dust and dirt could actually do irreparable damage to these fibers or, at the very least, impact their longevity.

A Less-Than-Thorough Clean

In an effort to avoid damaging fibers, some homeowners find that their gentle DIY oriental rug cleaning methods do little to get rid of dust and dirt in their rugs. Not only can this reduce the aesthetic appeal of the rug, but the dirt that is left behind creates friction between the rug’s fibers and can cause further damage to its fibers. 

 

When you choose On The Spot Chem-Dry to take care of your area rug in Santa Rosa, you won’t have to worry about the risks listed above. Instead, you’ll have confidence that you’re taking the necessary steps to preserve the life and aesthetic appeal of your cherished rug.

Learn more about our trusted area rug cleaning process in Santa Rosa today! Skip the risks of DIY cleaning; contact us at (707) 795-3209 to save your rugs.  

Our Services:

- Carpet Cleaning
- Upholstery Cleaning
- Area Rug Cleaning
- Pet Urine Odor Removal
- Wood Floor Cleaning
- Commercial Cleaning

Let's Talk.

Address:
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-795-3209

Text: 415-584-9000

Email: otscdrequest@gmail.com

Service Area:

Serving all of Sonoma County, including: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Cotati, Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, and the surrounding areas.

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of the Chem-Dry HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Figures are an average across multiple tests.