Whether your oriental area rug is a recent addition to your home or it’s been in the family for decades, its detailed patterns and beautiful colors make it unique. The process of oriental area rug cleaning should always respect what makes these rugs truly unique and preserve their beauty and integrity.
If done incorrectly, cleaning or stain removal can make the colors of your rug bleed together, ruining its beautiful appearance and value. However, when precautions are taken and your area rug receives the attentive care it deserves, it can be thoroughly cleaned while maintaining the beautiful design and rich colors that lend to its character.
There are several reasons why color bleeding may occur during the process of oriental area rug cleaning. Some of these stem from the methods and materials used when the area rug was first produced. Others are related to exposure to certain substances or environments.
Here are some of the most well-known causes of color bleeding for oriental area rugs:
The good news is that bleeding isn’t inevitable, and you can keep your oriental rug in excellent condition for decades when you are proactive about protection. Here are our oriental area rug cleaners’ tips for minimizing the risk of color bleeding and fading:
Over time, the UV rays in sunlight work to disintegrate the bonds that hold dyes to the fibers within the rug. It’s best to keep your rug out of direct sunlight and to avoid using sunlight to dry it if it becomes wet.
Whether you’ve accidentally spilled a drink on your oriental rug or your pet has had an accident, it’s important to work quickly to prevent staining and bleeding. Reach for white paper towels or a white cloth to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Then call our professional oriental rug cleaning specialists to carefully remove the rest of the stain. Always avoid using store bought stain removers, as these could potentially bleach your rug, instigate bleeding, or harm the delicate fibers in other ways.
Scheduling oriental rug cleaning with our professional team on a yearly basis is an important part of extending the longevity of your rug and maintaining its rich color palette. You can rely on us to do an analysis of your rug to understand the materials it is made of and determine the best approach to cleaning it while preserving its integrity and avoiding color bleeding.