ORIENTAL Rug Cleaning Co SINCE 1926 cleaning Houston area rugs
                      ORIENTAL Rug Cleaning Co             SINCE 1926       cleaning Houston area rugs

REPAIRWORK

RugCareRepair

.Fringe

.Binding

  • Hole Repair
  • Reweaving
  • Rug underlay..padding.. for cushion or comfort.. path wear prevention.
  • Wrapping for Storage 
  • Color Restoration
  • Advanced Spot Care
  • Heavy-Duty StainGard
  • Dry-cleaning
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Just do it .. make the repairs..

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Get some New Fringe..looks sooo much better! Bad edges Holes..Look bad..Don't tolerate them..call for estimate..duane

713 290 9600 just an estimate..no pressure..then shop & compare..do a little at a time..

discounts available..we will work with you

 

attn scruffy Loose Ends

Fix Unsightly Holes

Attn Bad Stains & Odors

Organic odor control enzymes..

                                                                                                          StainGuard Protection 

..those pet areas.. food areas, hi-traffic

 

* Rug Padding.. for non-slip safety & comfort

Rug Pest Defenses..Storage Hints..and more

 

  HOW TO CHECK RUG'S CONDITION:

1. Pick up corner of rug. Hold it..kick it. A cloud of dirt and dust flies out.

 

       Time to get it cleaned.

 

 2. Kneel down on the rug. Rub vigorously with hand (I would use an old cloth) in a short arc five to ten seconds. Look at fingers and palm.. If your hand is dirty. 

 

                                         Time to get it cleaned.

 

 3.With pile facing up fold part of rug back upon itself so that the pile opens along a line of knots. Look into the base of the pile. If the warp and weft appear soiled dirt lurks deep down in the fibers where a cleaner can not reach.

Time to get it cleaned !

 

 TO PROPERLY POSITION RUG For the best look and the best wear..

  • High-traffic rugs  ..periodically turn the rug around so that the pathways will be reversed. Sometimes creative furniture rearranging may be utilized to reroute traffic lanes. 

 

       (After Rug Cleaning  and Delivery is made we can reverse the rug to save wear at that time.)

 

 

 

  • Moderate traffic rugs.. You can get the best look for the rug.. the best high-lights.. by positioning the rug with the knap smoothing down away from entrance of room.

    Spot Cleaning and Spills..Old Skool Works
        Today's modern carpet resists stains and spots better than ever..but do not wait to deal with it. Many stains get better results with immediate care before the stain sets.  Super fantastic stain resistant carpet still has its limitations.
        So grab an old towel preferably. Paper towels are ok. Fold the towel over and step on it to blot the wet out. Avoid brightly dyed towels which can come off on your rug creating a worse problem.

        A spoon will work to get the bulk of food spills and pet solids. Don't rub the stain. It can fray the rug. Brushing vigorously can fray the rug too. Easy does it.
        Clear water works well with most stains to provide a vehicle to move the stain. Spray it if you have an empty clean spray bottle or soak an old towel..squeeze it out somewhat.. and use that to soak and blot.

        Greasy stains.. a bucket with a few inches of water..a dab of dish washing liquid just to get it sudsy..not too much. Just get the water sudsy. Some loud rug dyes are sensitive.

        Acid stains need neutralizing quickly.. clear water or a tspn of baking soda in a glass of water will help minimize damage to dyes. A soaked wrung out towel or an empty spray bottle can provide the vehicle to introduce it to the affected area.
        Acidic pet urine can weaken bright vegetable dyes in oriental rugs. It will help minimize the damage if you act quickly.. Depends on the quality of the dyes..the acidic strength of the urine..and other intricate variables..not always a miracle cure.

       You may have to turn the rug around sometimes or do a little creative furniture rearranging if this did not save the day. Spot-dying can sometimes help with stains.
       Red wine stains or grape juice with red tannins ..Use white wine or diluted white vinegar to reverse stain (vinegar also helps with coffee and tea stains that have not yet set). * Too much vinegar can loosen bright vegetable dyes..earthtone colors are usually more resistant. 'Diluted' is the key word here. 

       There are some really great spot-lifters out there. Test the back of the rug for color change. Give it time. Walk away from it for a little while.. Closet corners are good to test carpet spotting products..somewhere you can't see..sometimes organic materials turn yellow with different products..ie: chlorine based products on wool will do that..lye-based soap on silk(reversible with 6% peroxide)..
        Blot spot area up with a dry towel. Step on it to blot. Or use your wet/vac. Use the hose end only for better suction .. forget the tools. Scrub and clean the end (inside the hose rim too) of that hose well so old residuals will not stain your spotting project. Don't get too vigorously rambunctious with the hose end..could cause fraying.
        Plan B. Spot-dying might help cover the stain.
    Our  upgrade has been getting out most of those old stubborn stains that our former industry standard system could not budge..without chemical "helpers". Our system is better ..and healthier without the chemicals.. monumentally better .

 

 

 

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Orienal Rug

 Cleaning Co

Since 1926



713 290- houston9600

                                         

 Serving Houston Area For 86 Years 4 Generations

 ABOUT RUG CARE

  

     

Vacuum Cleaner Damage
  Vaccuum your rug often. Keeps it clean longer between cleanings and gets the dust mites and particulates out so you can love your sinuses. Helps control home odors too. Most rugs are made to walk on so don't be afraid to keep it clean. Better for your health..better for the rug. If you really want to spoil your rug get a boar bristle spindle for your upright vaccuum. They are less abrasive than the nylon type. Frequently fringes get caught and chewed up by the rotating brush.Use attachements to avoid this like when you vacuum out the sofa..or at least raise the brush level if you should dare to skip this step. Don't pause over fringe if you do. Just keep rolling until you are clear of the fringe. Its risky.

 

Rug Pads .. We can get them for you but they are widely available at discount outlets.
Pads under Oriental rugs can prevent sliding, prolong the life of the rug by cushioning the impact between shoe sole and hard floor surfaces, and provide comfort under foot. To determine if you need a pad, the rule of thumb is:  a heavy, thick rug does not necessarily need one, whereas a thin, soft rug does, as does an older rug or a rug that has been rewoven or patched or which has a weakened foundation. While a pad can extend the life of any rug, whether or not to use a pad under a new rug is often a personal decision based upon your preference for the feel of the carpet underfoot. A pad should be about an inch smaller than the rug all the way around (not counting the fringe) so that the pad will not show beneath the rug.

 

Pads can be made of materials like rubber, felt, polyester, or one of a number of synthetic foams. For a number of years we have preferred pads for larger rugs made of a polyester felt about 3/8" thick. This material is quite dense and is mechanically strong. We have seen rubber pads crack and crumble around the edges with time, and occasionally rubber pads will become gummy and stick to an older floor finish or even to the back of the rug. Many of the synthetic urethane foam pads seem too soft and lightweight to provide much support to the rug.



 TO PROPERLY POSITION

  • High-traffic rugs  ..periodically turn the rug around so that the pathways will be reversed. Sometimes creative furniture rearranging may be utilized to reroute traffic lanes. 

       (After Rug Cleaning  and Delivery is made we can reverse the rug to save wear at that time.)

 

  • Moderate traffic rugs.. You can get the best look for the rug.. the best high-lights.. by positioning the rug with the knap smoothing down away from entrance of room.

 

                                  GOT MOTHS ? 

     Moths love to lay their eggs in those hard to vaccuum areas. Toss some small cedar blocks in those areas. Get out the vacuum extension tools periodically. Disturb those little pests. Take care if you are allergic to cedar. Do not use mothballs in your personal environment. Not good for health.

      Spotting moth activity..   Those 'rice hull' looking things you see under sofas and other secluded areas are evidence of moth hatchlings that love to feast on your rug's wool. Their parents look like yellow winged fruit flies on steroids.. not those beautiful night butterflies you often see banging against your porch light.

Storage
  A rug stored  more than a few months  should be cleaned and wrapped in protective plastic or a tough synthetic paper like "Tyvek"® building paper. Don't use newspaper or common brown wrapping paper. These materials are not chemically stable (they are usually quite acidic), and do not provide the protection from insects or moisture the stored rug needs. Make sure the rug is completely dry. Compressed moth balls last longer and leave less clinging odor after storage.. but the after-storage odor is still difficult to remove.



     Rodents don't like mothballs. Sprinkle some moth balls around the area..ice pick some holes in a box and leave it. That helps disuade the little  critters from setting up house. Attic storage with intense Houston summer heat..can dry rot rug fibers after a couple of years. They also seem to get forgotten up there we have noticed with many customers and wham..a couple of years go by and you have crackly rugs with dry-rot. Cold storage is great. Try Wald Storage. Good guys in biz for long time.  Periodic inspection of the rug is recommended . Don't use those mothballs in your house where you can breathe them. Not good for you. The garage is a big problem with cats,rats and mice..but you may be limited in your options. If so cover with heavy plastic and chunk some mothballs around the top of it. This is a very temporary..not long-term solution. Cedar makes good nesting material for rodents but moths are discouraged. Some people are allergic to cedar. Moths and rodents are usually repelled by mothballs. Confused ?

allergic to cedar.

 

Rug Pads .. We can get them for you but they are widely available at discount outlets.
Pads under Oriental rugs can prevent sliding, prolong the life of the rug by cushioning the impact between shoe sole and hard floor surfaces, and provide comfort under foot. To determine if you need a pad, the rule of thumb is:  a heavy, thick rug does not necessarily need one, whereas a thin, soft rug does, as does an older rug or a rug that has been rewoven or patched or which has a weakened foundation. While a pad can extend the life of any rug, whether or not to use a pad under a new rug is often a personal decision based upon your preference for the feel of the carpet underfoot. A pad should be about an inch smaller than the rug all the way around (not counting the fringe) so that the pad will not show beneath the rug.

Pads can be made of materials like rubber, felt, polyester, or one of a number of synthetic foams. For a number of years we have preferred pads for larger rugs made of a polyester felt about 3/8" thick. This material is quite dense and is mechanically strong. We have seen rubber pads crack and crumble around the edges with time, and occasionally rubber pads will become gummy and stick to an older floor finish or even to the back of the rug. Many of the synthetic urethane foam pads seem too soft and lightweight to provide much support to the rug.

  Click here to See More About Rug Improvements  ..fringe,binding,repairs etc.

 * Refringing and Binding                
    * Hole repair
    * Reinforce Unraveling
    * Stubborn Stain Work                                           
    * Heavy-Duty StainGard (pet & high-traffic)
    * Rug Underlay.. non-slip & comfort pad 

 



An authentic oriental rug is a handmade carpet that is either knotted with pile or woven without pile.
         



Oriental rugs are extremely cool floor-art from the orient. - rugs that come from (were made in) an Asian Country such as: China and Vietnam in the east to Turkey, Maghreb countries, Cyprus and Iran in the west and the Caucasus in the north to India in the south. People from different cultures, countries, racial groups and religious faiths are often involved in the production of oriental rugs. These are highly gregarious societies within societies..groups within groups..family oriented folks kind of like the old-folky pioneer days of America. Oriental rugs are organized by origin: Persian rugs, Arab rugs, Anatolian rugs, Kurdish rugs, Caucasian rugs, Central Asian rugs, Turkestanian (Turkmen, Turkoman) rugs, Chinese rugs, Tibetan rugs and Indian rugs.An authentic oriental rug is a handmade carpet that is either knotted with pile or woven without pile.
       



  A carpet is a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of "pile" attached to a backing. The pile is generally either made from wool or a manmade fibre such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester and usually consists of twisted tufts which are often heat-treated to maintain their structure.
         Carpet binding is a term used for any material being applied to the edge of a carpet to make a rug. Carpet binding is usually cotton or nylon, but also comes in many other materials, such as leather. Non-synthetic binding is frequently used with bamboo, grass, and wool rugs, but is often used with carpet made from other materials.
         Rug fringe is either a part of the rug weave in oriental rugs or sewn on if machine made. (replaced fringe on oriental rugs is often hand or machine sewn)

                                           Enlarged photo of Rug Mite 

            Area rug WASH / Final PoweRINSE

   MaxWash 3100  Way above standard (300psi) systems

    Get this bozo out of your rug with our super 3100 psi rinse ! Science Non-Fiction







                                            Call us if you need our help: 713 290 9600

Food spills/Pet urine
          Pet urine is one of the most common spills and can cause some major problems with your rug. It can cause severe color run in the rug, and the odor can be very hard to remove or disguise. Urine can also chemically damage the structure of a rug by making the foundation hard and less supple, and the presence of urine in a rug can help attract moths..but usually in less trafficked rooms or in those hard to vaccuum cubby holes under sofas and hutches.

            

              Repeated wettings can cause the foundation of the rug to loose mechanical strength to the point where the rug cracks and breaks when rolled or folded..but this is in extreme cases. (attic storage in high heat is usually the culprit there)

In case of a food spill or urine on a rug, the problem is much more easily handled if the spot is treated promptly, before the spill is allowed to dry. Blot up as much liquid as possible with paper towels or a clean, white cloth. Try to rinse out as much of the spill as possible.Get an old towel..fold it over, and stand on it . Put on that old classic Beatles album and do the twist without the vigorous gyrations that can create knaptwist in wimpy rugs..but be firm.Watch your back. Chiropractor visits are not what you are are aiming for here..

A little caution here.. Dyes run its very true..but usually its the acidic leavings of our pet carnivores that have loosened up the vegetable dyes on orientals..And of course the panic that sets in before company comes and you grab the air freshener and get a little too close with a little to much to disquise the wafting odors..and then maybe a little later some cleaning chemicals to get the stuff out . Well ..those dyes just didn't have a chance did they? 

Consider getting a little box of Arm & Hammer Super Pet Fresh powder in the local grocer's soap or pet aisle. Smells great ! Not too sickenly sweet and over--powering. Neutralizes the acids and deodorizes. (helps limit damage to dye). Dessicates the residuals from the pet deposit. . and when you can justify cleaning the rest of rug (which is still in good shape at that moment)..you can call us later..unless it just extremely bugs you then give us a call. We have discounts.

*Note here that  loosened dyes from the carnivore urine or propellant or spot care agents may  have the 'appearance' of a 'run' (fuzzy ,faded color) before cleaning  or not visible but still very much loosened until .the cause is prior to the effect you see when dyes are flushed out in cleaning process.

         Especially bright colors in vegetable dyes are the most likely to run even in normal use rugs. Swipe those bright colors with a white cloth or napkin. Some color comes off..definitely don't  try to clean it. yourself. Earth tone color dyes are usually safer..more practical.Cat leavings are the worst..can loosen dyes. I still love my kittys. (more on perimeter controlled electro-static discharge collars for controlling their deposits later)

     A smaller rug can be taken outside and rinsed with a hose and cool water (try not to saturate the whole rug--it will take much longer to dry if you do but it can also cause water-marks on cotton based rugs but that is mostly reversible.). With a larger carpet, the corner or edge can be laid in a plastic dishpan and saturated with cool water or a bucket or plastic garbage can can be placed under the wet area of the carpet and cool water poured through the rug (make a hollow in the carpet over the container before you pour, and don't exceed the capacity of the container under the rug!). Add about 1 cup of white vinegar per gallon to the rinse water--vinegar helps prevent colors from running and will help neutralize the urine odor.( in most vegetable dyes ..however Turkish red dyes are a little schizzy (skitzy) ..remember vinegar is acetic ACID..so go easy on it ok?)

After the rug has been rinsed, blot dry and sponge with rug shampoo(avoid lye-based soaps..try ph neutral..even baby shampoo litely sudsy solution) or with the solution given below. Let dry thoroughly (drying a wet area of a larger carpet can be hastened by arranging the carpet so that air can circulate both top and bottom--drape the end of the carpet across a lawn chair, or put a sawhorse or painted bench under the rug in the area of the wet spot).Keep shifting it to avoid buckles..(periodically)

Pet stool, regurgitation



(Do not read this before lunch unless you are in forensics,plumbing, the rug cleaning business,or have changed numerous diapers)
If a pet heaves on a rug, you are faced with removing digestive enzymes and stomach acids.( acid stronger in carnivore acdic digestive system) .. If a pet regurgitates or defecates on a rug, clean the area immediately by picking up as much material as possible with paper towels or with a clean, white cloth. If necessary, use a tablespoon to scrape up all the foreign material. Not too vigorously..especially on chinese rugs..can scratch permanently. Blot the area dry and immediately sponge several times with rug shampoo or  very diluted dish washing solution (just a little to get water sudsy)  Sponge in the direction of the nap..keeps it from looking scruffy when it drys.

*static electric training collars designed to work within a 15 ft perimeter field of target area.. are a quick deterrant for the offending pet ..doesn't take long to reprogram behaviour..usually a couple of weeks.

Spot Cleaning Solution

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar*

  • 1/2 tsp liquid dishwashing detergent

  • 2 cups tepid water

*Most Oriental rug dyes are acid-fast. By adding a little white vinegar to the wash water you make the wash water more acidic, and this reinforces the bond between the dyestuff and the wool in the rug, and so helps prevent the colors from running.. but if carnivore juices are in the picture loose dyes can be a problem.

        Finally, sponge the area with cool, clean water to finish. Use absorbent towels or a firm, non-shedding sponge..or stand on a old towel folded over and do the twist. Don't use a brush so stiff that it pulls fibers from the pile. Don't scrub hard at the pile. Sponge in the direction of the nap. Place some towels under the spot to keep floor or pad from getting wet. Dry thoroughly. When the nap feels dry, check the back of the rug to be sure the area is completely dry. Good luck.



*Static electric training collars temporarily used can help you reclaim your room.A plug-in pad activates the collar when the pet enters the room to get on your rug. They soon get the picture and the collar is removed. Instant pet training !

 



 

Future topics: 

Coming soon..

  •  Keeping pets off your rugs electronically without harming them.
  •  Healthy Home Remedies For Stain Removal (for you and your rug)

 Rug Cleaning Specialists  for 86 Years in Houston area.

Expert WASH/Final   removes years of traffic soil build-up. Even-flow Distribution creates equal pressure on surface tension and..makes it safe for your rug.

 

The lower pressure  in standard  rinse systems (300psi faucet water pressure)..is the   acceptable standard used by many cleaners today ..and it works reasonably well for most rugs..but dried fecal matter,food,moth eggs,clingy rug mites,impacted soil,tough resistant traffic stains and bad odors need the MaxWash3100 stronger rinse to get them out of your rug..circumventing the use of abrasive cleaning methods and unhealthy harsh chemicals. It is indeed a monumentally better rinse..makes a delightful difference.

 

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Enlarged photo of a rug mite.

 

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