Spot cleaning a Persian & Oriental rug is beneficial. It keeps the rug looking good. It keeps the area rug looking good until you have time to call a professional to do the job. Remember, all Persian & Oriental rug manufacturers recommend having your rugs professionally cleaned at least once a year, or twice a year if you soil them frequently. However, cleaning your rugs too often can hurt them and shorten their life-span. One of the problems that we come across frequently is when homeowners attempt to do the cleaning themselves, leaving behind a terrible residue.
Also, keep in mind before you start spilling anything on the stain, as you may do more damage and costing yourself more money than if you had simply called us. We believe there are certain things that should be left in the hands of a professional that has the knowledge and experience to handle the situation.
Your family’s loveable pet can be your rugs worst enemy. When mistakes happen, it is definitely time to call us for a cleaning. “Another problem, especially with cats, is odor.
Urine can affect the dyes used in carpet, although not all occurrences will result in a permanent stain. Success is dependent upon the content of the urine, the dyes and finish used, and the time elapsed after the deposit. Some urine spots may be immediately noticeable, while others may take weeks or months for a reaction. The dyes may change color immediately after contact with urine.
When urine spots develop slowly and are noticed after much time has elapsed, the dyes and carpet fibbers may be permanently damaged. In beige carpet, blue dyes are attacked by pet urine, leaving behind the red and yellow dyes with a resulting stain appearing red, yellow, or orange.
Pet urine, left unattended, can damage carpet in several ways. Moisture can weaken the layers of the carpet, allowing separation or delimitation of the backing material. Seam areas can be particularly damaged and can separate.
Another problem, especially with cats, is odor. Unless the cat urine can be completely removed, complete odor removal is unlikely. A number of products are available to combat odor, but may simply mask the odor, and, in times of high humidity, the odor may reappear. Recently, enzymes, available at pet stores and veterinary offices, have been developed that are more effective; but they may be better used by a carpet cleaning professional. If odor cannot be removed, the damaged area of the carpet can be replaced with a piece from reserved scrap. If carpet replacement is necessary, then replacement of cushion and even sub flooring may also be necessary.
Some carpet manufacturers have developed backings that resist spills and even prevent the spillage from penetrating the carpet into the carpet cushion and, perhaps, the sub floor. Check with your carpet dealer about these products.