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Rug Cleaning Services In New York City By Nazmiyal Antique Carpets
Clean Your Oriental Rugs to Preserve Your Investment:
Hiring a professional oriental rug cleaning service is an essential part of preserving the value, beauty and integrity of your antique rugs and textile investments. At Nazmiyal, our antique rug restoration experts and professional carpet cleaners have been cleaning antique rugs and textiles for the past 30 years. To us, cleaning an old rug goes beyond removing the surface dirt. It's also an important part of maintaining the natural fibers and carpet structure.
Our expert rug cleaners are trained to cleanse carpets and textiles made from all natural fibers, including cotton, wool and silk. For the past three decades, our antique rug cleaning team in New York has reinvigorated valuable textiles and carpets made with sensitive colors and delicate natural fibers.
As a leader in the global market of antique carpets, we have the knowledge and experience to safely clean high-end rugs and irreplaceable antiques. Our professional rug cleaners deliver service with a level of care that has made us a vendor of choice for international collectors, museums and the most discerning clients. A professional cleaning is recommended for most rugs and carpets every four to five years.
If you need an old rug cleaned, call or email us today for more information on our oriental rug cleaning service in NY. Our professional carpet cleaning services start at $3.50 per square foot with a minimum of $150 per job (which can include more than one rug).
Rug Cleaning Time - Why it Doesn't Pay to Wait
Should I clean my rug now or should I wait?
To clean or not to clean: that is the question and an issue that plagues rug owners year after year. Fortunately, the new year is a particularly good time to check the condition of household carpets and to see if they need to be cleaned. Perpetual foot traffic, dirt, dust and stains from kids, pets and holiday guests might spell doom for valuable vintage and antique carpets.
Regular cleaning is an essential part of protecting investment pieces and treating carpets with respect. When it comes to cleaning antique Oriental rugs, it simply doesn't pay to wait. Depending on traffic and household conditions, area rugs should be cleaned every three to seven years. Have a look at these common signs that a rug needs to be professionally cleaned.
What should I be looking for to know if it is time to clean my carpet?
Checking to see if you rug has stains:
Stains are probably the most obvious sign that a rug should be cleaned. Aside from gently blotting spills, leave stain-removal work to the rug cleaning pros. Stains tend to set in and get worked into the fibers as they dry or are rubbed. It's also important to note that bugs, moths and rot are more likely to affect dirty rugs, including those in storage.
The Carpet "Touch Test":
The touch test is a simple and effective way to gauge the level of soiling. Simply rub the pile with an open hand going with the direction of the grain. If your hand feels dirty or excessively sticky, the rug might need to be cleaned.
Exploring what is under the carpet:
Inspecting the carpet pad and floor underneath can give you a good idea of overall cleanliness. Fine dust-like micro-particles on the floor are an indication that a rug needs to be washed. Smaller particles may seem soft and powdery, but they're actually glass-like bits of silica that are the most damaging.
Checking the rug's pile and foundation:
A visual examination of the pile and under-structure reveals deposits of dirt that are abrading the rug's foundation. Gently spread the pile apart to look for dirt at the base of the knots and along the warp and weft. Because typical cleaning methods cannot remove these deeply embedded particles, harmonic vibration equipment is the safest and most effective tool for cleaning antique rugs and protecting their value.
If your antique rug needs to be cleaned, contact our experts for a quote based on the size of your carpet and level of soiling.
How clean oriental rugs and antique carpets:
Oriental rug cleaning can be tricky. If you use the wrong cleaning solutions, you may inadvertently damage the rug and cause the colors to run / bleed. When you are cleaning oriental rugs, especial the old ones that are worth hundreds or thousands of dollars, damaging them is simply out of the question! So with that in mind, there are several different methods, and cleaning supplies you can use on antique oriental rugs.
Getting the dust our of your antique oriental rug:
The first thing you should do when cleaning rugs, is shake the dust off of them. A lot of times a carpet needs nothing more than the dust shook off of it for it to look good and smell fresh again.
To get the dust out of your Oriental rug, please follow these steps:
- Physically pick the carpet up by one end and shake it like you were trying to make a picnic cloth lie flat
- Hang the rug over a line and gently beat the dust out with a rug beater.
- Turn the rug over so it is upside-down and vacuum the back of the rug. The vibrations should loosen up the dust that is embedded deep in the pile and cause the dust to fall to the floor. Then just get rid of the dust that fell to the floor and vacuum the face. Keep doing this till you see that there is no more dust collection on the floor when you turn the rug over (please note that for this to work, you need a vacuum that has bristles and you should move the vacuum slowly).
How to spot clean your carpet:
Creating the spot cleaning solution for your rug:
Use a mixture of dish washing detergent and warm water to clean spots out of rugs. Take a bowl and place about two cups of warm water (hot hot or boiling) in it. Then add a few drops of liquid dish detergent in the bowl. Use a whisk and whisk the mixture together so that it creates bubbles at the top.
Before you use the rug cleaning solution:
Before you attempt to use any cleaner on your rug, turn the carpet over and find a place on the back that will not be noticed if it gets "messed up". You will want to test a spot that is at least as big as a silver dollar. Then try and apply the cleaner to see if it is going to make the colors bleed or create any other damages to the carpet.
*Make sure you let the newly cleaned area completely dry before deciding whether or not the cleaner is going to be effective and "safe".
Applying the cleaning solution to your rug:
Clean the rug using mostly the bubbles and not much water. You do not want to get the area wet, simply clean. Next, take a soft bristled brush, dip a few of the bristles in the cleaning solution you created and lightly rub it over the stained area of the rug. Rub very gently so that you do not do any damage to the fibers of the carpet... This is very important! If you get vigorous, you could actually break some of the threads and cause permanent damaged. Blot the area dry with a soft, clean cloth.
If the stain does not fully lift out, repeat the steps until the carpet is cleaned. This can be a painstaking process, but take the time and do it right.
Who is the best Rug Cleaners in NYC?
Nazmiyal Collection is the best rug cleaner in NYC. We do all our rug leaning by hand and every single carpet is thoroughly inspected before we begin. Sometimes, due to the value or condition of your rug, we might even recommend that the rug not be cleaned or serviced. We will always error on the side of caution and would rather lose some cleaning business than jeopardize our spotless reputation.
How to get your rugs cleaned in New York City?
Our focus is on buying and selling antique rugs. But due to the lack of truly reputable rug cleaning companies in New York City, we decided to offer our rug cleaning services to the general public. Since we are not officially rug cleaners per se, we do not have pick-up and delivery service. You would need to have your rug dropped off and then picked up. We do work with some delivery companies so feel free to call us for their information.
How long does it take to get my rug cleaned?
The time frame for cleaning your rug depends on what needs to be done. Generally, if no additional services are needed, then you should assume around 2 to 3 weeks.
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