Accidents do happen – and quite frequently on carpeting and rugs. Everyday living takes its toll on floor coverings. Spills and pets are the biggest culprits of these accidents, which can cause color bleeding in Oriental rugs, but in addition to those pet accidents, various household chemicals can chemically bleach your floorcoverings. You may think your rug or carpet is lost but don’t despair – Ayoub N&H has years of experience in getting things back to normal for you.
I didn’t get home in time and my pet had an accident!
Pet urine presents the most severe problem on oriental rugs. It can cause severe color run in the rug, and the odor can be difficult to remove. 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.
Removing old set urine stains is a time-consuming art, and only a handful of professionals can perform it. Make sure the company you’re using to clean your rugs has experience, since rug dyes and fibers can become damaged if not treated properly. Pet accidents typically need to be flushed from the rug with a continuous stream of fresh water until all the urine is removed. In addition, most rugs go should be cleaned using a soap and water washing process. This may seem simple, but if it’s not done properly, it can cause more issues than the first problem you were trying to solve.
Imagine how hard it is to dry a soaking wet rug! Only a company with the right type of facility has the right knowledge and equipment to get the job done right.
I splattered cleaning bleach on my carpet!
Accidents caused by bleach spills, toilet bowl cleaner, acne medication, and harsh liquids can create color loss in your carpet and rugs. Whichever the cause, it makes your carpet and rugs look old, unkept and dirty. If the accident happened on an area rug, the fibers can usually be re-dyed to the original rug color, or at least very close. If wall-to-wall carpet is the victim, a simple carpet patch can get rid of that discoloration. Although the patched area may not be completely invisible, it’s usually better than an unsightly stain.
The sun has faded my rug!
Contact Ayoub N&H: Many times you pay attention to all the wrong things. You made sure your pets don’t have accidents on that special rug, and certainly wouldn’t get any bleach near it, but what you didn’t consider is the power of the sun.
Over time sunlight can fade the color on your rugs and carpet. You might not notice the difference when everything is at it usually is, but it could become an issue if you decide to move your furniture around or decide to use your rug in a different room.
Try to keep your rugs out of direct sunlight. If that’s not possible, close your shades or blinds when the sun comes around and is beating down on your rug. If you’re reading this and it’s too late, the best first step is to get your rug professionally washed. Many times, that will restore some brightness to the colors of your rug, and if it’s something you’d like to have repaired, a re-dyeing of the fibers can usually be done.
Depending on how much fading there is, it’s not always cost effective unless you’re dealing with a valuable hand-made rug but get a price and make that decision once you have all the information. Sometimes buying a new rug will cost more. If the cost of re-dyeing your rug is the same or a small amount more than buying new, it may be worth it if you prefer the look of your original rug and can’t find a replacement.
No matter what your rug or carpet disaster, you can turn to Ayoub N&H for the solution. Serving Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia for over 30 years.