Oriental rugs are beautiful things, and they can really set off a room’s decor. The problem is, being rugs, they happen to be right in the splash zone for anything that falls on the floor. Fortunately for Oriental rug owners, a spill won’t mean you need to search out new area rugs Milwaukee dealers, if you know how to properly respond.
Whether it’s water, wine, dog urine, or some unidentifiable liquid, the first step you should always take when swooping in to rescue your Oriental rug is to blot as much of the liquid off as possible using an absorbent material. No matter what the spill was, if you can whisk it away quickly, do so. Never grind or rub the area, that will just make things worse.
Dilute the Problem
Once a big portion of the spill is gone, some will still be left. If the spill was water soluble (wine, urine, something like that), add water to the area to dilute the spill, and then return to blotting. This might seem counter-intuitive, but it does help get more of the spills out of the carpet.
Dry it Out
Even with dedicated blotting, you may be left with a rug that’s still damp. A rug can be wet for several days before bad things really start to befall it, but it’s a good idea to make sure the rug dries out properly. If it’s just damp then try putting a fan on it to circulate air, preferably with some crumpled newspaper underneath to elevate the rug so it isn’t just stuck to the floor.
When All of That Isn’t Enough...
Sometimes all of that effort still won’t get the stain out. Before you throw up your hands and declare your current rug a lost cause and start looking to replace it, it’s a good idea to seek out professional cleaners to see if they can salvage your old rug. Located near you in the greater Milwaukee Waukesha area, we have the tools and skill that can sometimes be the difference between a permanent and a non-permanent carpet stain on your Oriental area rugs.
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