How an Experienced Oriental Rug Restorer Cleans Your Carpet

June 19, 2016

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If you own a beautiful Oriental rug, then you’ll want to have it cleaned about once a year to keep it looking new and smelling fresh. If you’re worried about sending your one-of-a-kind rug to be cleaned, then find out how the cleaning process takes place by reading this article:

Initial Rinse and Scrub

When you take your Oriental rug in for a cleaning, it will be wet down with cold water. The rug will then be scrubbed thoroughly with a gentle brush. The professional rug restorer will also use a mild detergent cleanser that is formulated to lift dirt and stains and deodorize the fibers of the rug. This detergent solution is gentle but strong enough to break up oils, food, urine, and other stains. This scrubbing technique has been used for almost 50 years and will leave the rug feeling softer, smelling better, and looking like new again.

Thorough Rinse

After the rug has been gently scrubbed, the rug restorer will use filtered water to rinse the dirt and oil residue off of the rug. Most rugs require a deep soaking to ensure that all of the dirt and stain materials come out. Once all of the soap and dirt has been lifted, the rug is put through a gentle machine that rings out all of the top moisture. During this part of the process, the restorer inspects the rug to make sure the machine doesn’t cause any damage. He or she will also inspect for any dirt or residue that is left behind. Some rugs may require another light rinsing.

State-of-the-Art Drying

When looking for a company to clean your rug, make sure you choose one that offers state-of-the-art drying rooms. These rooms dehumidify the air, circulate the air and blow warm air over the rugs until they are completely dry. Some rug companies leave their rugs out in the sun, which can alter the colors of the rug and doesn’t always get the rug evenly dry.

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If you’re in the market for a quality rug restoration and cleaning company, then call Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111. We combine gentle hand-cleaning techniques with an innovative drying process.

Hadeed Carpet Repair & Restoration of Rugs

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Joe Hadeed in his Northern Virginia plant and headquarters

Joe Hadeed with a couple of the talented ladies on his staff, who repair and improve oriental rugs. Joe is happy to provide tours of his spectacular new plant in Springfield, Virginia.

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Hadeed Carpet has been family owned and operated for more than 55 years, which means we have the experience that other Oriental rug cleaning companies in the Washington, DC area may not. We understand how valuable your Oriental rug is, and we promise to clean it like it was our own, using our time tested hand washing methods. To learn more, contact us online or call (703) 241-1111.

4 Tips for Preserving Your Oriental Rugs

June 10, 2016

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Oriental rugs are one-of-a-kind creations that can be family heirlooms if they are properly taken care of and maintained at all times. Use the following tips to help preserve your rug throughout your life:

1.      Keep Dust off Your Rug

Unfortunately, there is no way to keep dust and dirt off of your Oriental rug at all times, so you’ll need to regularly vacuum and once a month shake it out or beat the dust out if possible. This will keep the rug from looking dull or lackluster. This will also keep oils from sticking to the rug fibers, which will prevent stains and discoloration in between cleanings. Keep in mind that you may need to dust your rug more frequently during high-pollen or windy times of the year.

2.      Have It Cleaned Regularly

Having your Oriental rugs cleaned at least once a year is the best way to ensure that they remain in the best condition for generations to come. Professional rug restorers use gentle hand-cleaning techniques, specially-formulated cleansers, and state-of-the-art drying processes to help keep your rug looking like new at all times. They can even apply special fiber protectors that help keep rugs from absorbing soils and spills.

3.      Spot Clean Minor Stains Immediately

In between cleanings, you’ll want to monitor your rugs weekly and spot clean stains as soon as you notice them. Check for pet urine stains, sticky foods, beverage spills, and other Oriental rug contaminants. Ask your professional rug cleaning company for tips on how to spot clean your rug.

4.      Brush Out Dirt from Rug Fringes

If your unique Oriental rug contains fringes, then you’ll also want to keep them clean throughout the year. For this, use a gentle, bristled hand comb to brush away dirt and dust. You should also spot clean the fringes if you notice stains or hard-to-lift dirt.

If you need help taking care of your Oriental rug, then visit Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning. We offer rug repair, restoration, in-home steam cleaning, and much more. To schedule a cleaning in the Washington, D.C. area, call (703) 241-1111 today.

Different Weave Types Often Encountered in Oriental Rug Design

June 6, 2016

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Expert rug enthusiasts can distinguish a carpet’s origins from its signifying weaves. Learning about notable weaves can help you spot a hidden gem at a local antique store.

  • Classic Kilims: Designed for prayer and decoration, the kilim rug hails from the Balkans in Pakistan. The Turkish word kilim is derived from a Persian word that means spread roughly. This fits the flat surface characteristics of the kilim-style weaving techniques. These rugs owe their unique surface to the weft-facing weave style. In this weave, weft (horizontal) fibers are woven tight enough to hide the warp (vertical) strands, creating a smooth rug with a little pile. Kilims are also classified as “slit woven” rugs because of the geometric boundaries that separate tones and shades.
  • Konieh Weaves: Rugs from the Turkish province of Konieh have long been praised for their thick and even pile. These days, Konieh weaves are notable for using a wide variety of yarns in their warp threads. It is not uncommon to spot diverse use of color in one rug and many Konieh rugs include the use of hexagons, flora motifs, and warm Persian colors. Use of sharp angles and narrow borderlines also set the Konieh weaving style apart.
     
  • Azerbaijan Designs: The bazaars of Tabriz have been a center for exotic rug trade since ancient Persia. Today, the rugs from this region are still known for their sturdy and compact weaving techniques. The weave design features hundreds of knots hand-tied in spaces as small as a square inch. This attention to detail is also reflected in the Tabriz style’s highly ornamental designs. Lush depictions of vines, leaves, and flowers are depicted in rich color. These pastoral elements are used to complement bronze and gold pendant shapes used to evoke the architecture of a mosque.

The best Oriental rug cleaners are knowledgeable enough to restore a wide range of weaves and styles. Visit the carpet and rug experts at Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning to learn more tips for keeping your rug in great shape. Log on to our website or call us at (703) 241-1111 for more information.

Important Qualities to Look for in an Oriental Rug Restoration Specialist

June 1, 2016

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Diverse Oriental rugs come from across the Eurasian supercontinent. With unique designs and weaves come unique cleaning needs, which is why choosing the right Oriental rug restoration specialist is so important:

  • Prioritize Experience: Oriental rugs are precious gifts from the past. Don’t allow a non-professional carpet cleaner to tarnish that legacy through inexperience. Always trust the restoration of your fine rugs to a cleaner with decades of practice and skill. A versed rug cleaner should be knowledgeable on effective and traditional cleaning techniques. They can also offer in-depth advice on how to care for your carpet at home.
     
  • Seek Reputable Services: When considering a rug restoration specialist, be sure to investigate the business’ reputation. The Better Business Bureau registry is a good place to start. If you have other friends with Oriental rugs, then consider word of mouth suggestions as well. Antique rugs are priceless heirlooms worth being protected. When meeting with a company, ask about the techniques and products they use to clean your rug. Knowledge, transparency, and politeness are good indicators of a respectable rug specialist you can trust.
  • Inquire about Certification: A quality restoration specialist will hire staff members certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Certified rug cleaning specialists pass meticulous testing in order to earn their certification, which is based on material, geographic specialties, design, and construction. An IICRC certificate guarantees that your rugs are cleaned and restored by a master of his or her cleaning craft.

 

When the tassels, bindings, and fringe of your carpet begin to fray, it is likely time for a repair. Working with a woven rug specialist like Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning can help restore your rug to its luxurious prime. Call us at (703) 241-1111 or visit our website for more information.

Tips for Caring for Your Handmade Antique Rug

May 26, 2016

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Masterfully woven antique handmade rugs are designed to last for centuries. With these tips and regular maintenance, your rug will continue to complement your home:

  • Vacuum Regularly: Accumulated dirt can cause an antique rug to wear much faster than normal. As dirt builds up, it filters down into the fibers of the rug. The deeper the dirt gathers, the more quickly it will wear the rug. Vacuuming should be done on a weekly basis, removing dirt from both sides of the rug. Regular vacuuming will also protect your rug from hungry moths and beetle larvae. In order to avoid damaging your rug, avoid the use of power brushes that can strip the surface of your rug.
  • Remove Wrinkles: Wrinkles may appear after shipping or folding and should be resolved immediately. Prolonged wrinkling can cause extra wear on the ridges of your rug. To resolve them, begin by rolling the carpet as tightly as possible. Unroll it slowly, repeating the process until you’ve smoothed it out. For particularly relentless wrinkles, use a steam iron with a wool setting to lightly press the wrinkle away.
  • Stop Spills from Setting: After a spill, maintenance should be applied immediately. The longer the spill sets, the more likely there will be permanent staining. Blotting should always be your first step. Paper towels are effective for removing much of the liquid. If the spill is water-soluble and the rug is water safe, then continue to add water to the spot to dilute the stain. For urine stains, dilute with water and white vinegar. After diluting, blot the stain to remove. If the stain can’t be removed after a few cycles of this pattern, then your rug may need the help of a professional. 

 

Oriental area rugs add a charm to your home that is truly unique. Learn more ways to make your antique rug last by contacting Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111. Our wall-to-wall carpet cleaning service has helped thousands of DC residents repair and restore their homes.

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