Rug Care & Protection

Rug care, protection, and cleaning of oriental rugs is extremely important.

Manny’s offers a variety of solutions to help your oriental rug last a lifetime.

Wonders of Wool: Oriental rugs are generally made of wool and are easily and economically maintained. Wool rugs are extremely durable and consistently out-perform other material. Unlike other fibers, wool is much more resilient, cleans better, and stays clean longer.

Cleaning: Manny’s will insure an excellent cleaning that will bring out the vibrant colors and softness of the wool. Depending on the amount of traffic, a good professional cleaning is recommended approximately every two years. For $3.00 a sq. ft., Manny’s will cleans your beautiful Oriental rug for you.

Rotation: To insure even wear of your Oriental rug you should rotate it once a year. If your rug is in a high traffic area you should rotate it every six months, and for rugs that are barley traveled, rotate them every two years.

Vacuuming: Oriental rugs should be vacuumed just as you would vacuum your wall-to-wall carpet. It should be done on a regular basis to remove dust and dirt. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe.

Padding: A quality pad should be placed under your rug to help protect it from dirt, wear and tear, and slippage. Manny’s will be happy to provide you with the correct padding at a minimum cost.

Restoration: With professional restoration, just about any Oriental rug problem has a solution. Antique and Semi-Antique rugs may need to be rewoven where there has been excessive wear. Consult Manny’s for prices on restoring your rug.

Blotting & Stain Removal: When spills occur, dilute with plenty of water. Next, blot from the edge of the spill towards the center. Avoid rubbing the area. For solid spills, take a spoon and carefully scoop-up the material. It is always best to attack the spill immediately.

The following will help you eliminate most stains. For further advice, contact Manny’s. We will be glad to help.

Removing Wax: Put a blotter or brown paper bag over the spot. Put a hot iron over the blotter. Move the iron constantly and do not let it stay in one place. Wait a few minutes until the wax is absorbed into the blotter. Repeat if necessary.

Removing Glue: Saturate the spot with a cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol.

Removing Chewing Gum: Press ice cubes against the gum. Wait until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to remove the last traces of the gum.

Stain Removal Package: You must work quickly, so keep the following items close by…

  • Clean white cloths
  • A clothes brush
  • Mild detergent (without bleach or alkali)
  • White Vinegar
  • Dry cleaning fluid
  • Weak ammonia (7% solution)
  • Sponges
  • Alcohol
  • Glycerin

Cleaning-Professional Cleaning
We use a hand washing method that has been used for over 1000 years. The hand wash is safe for your rug and the chance of rug damage is greatly decreased with the hand-washing method. The cleaning fluids used are safe for all rugs and will not deteriorate or fade the rug. We can also scotch guard your rug for added protection.