Cleaning

Professional Cleaning of Oriental and Persian Rugs

Mansour’s expert cleaning process removes soil and restores luster

It is truly amazing how a professional cleaning can bring back your Oriental rug’s rich color, natural softness and shine. But that’s not all a proper cleaning will accomplish. Loosening and removing dust and dirt from wool, silk or cotton fibers also increases longevity. If you look at particles of soil, dust and dirt under a microscope, you can see sharp edges that can rip, tear and abrade, weakening both the knots and foundation. Professional cleaning prevents this type of damage.

If your rug is in a high-traffic area, in an entryway or family room, for example, consider a professional cleaning every one to three years.

 A living room or dining room rug, which may see less use, should be cleaned once every five to seven years.

Mansour’s process

Skilled and trained employees using traditional, old-fashioned methods clean all rugs at our shop. First, we inspect the rug, including the fringe and the back. If it has been a while since the last cleaning, the rug is beaten to remove dust and dirt. Then we apply water to loosen soil particles. Next, a gentle soap and water solution is applied and whisked across the rug with soft brushes and brooms. Special attention is given to cleaning fringe, which is very delicate, but often the most soiled part of the rug. Then we rinse the rug thoroughly, being careful to remove residual soap. Finally, we apply a solution of white vinegar to restore the rug’s sheen and silky texture. When we are satisfied that your rug is fresh and clean and dry, it is ready for you to take home and enjoy.