There are a number of issues associated with DIY rug cleaning, which often stem from a lack of professional experience and tools. Here are some of the risks you’ll avoid by choosing an experienced, professional rug cleaning service like John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County to clean your rug and keep it in the best shape possible:

Discoloration

Discoloration of rugs is a common problem associated with store-bought stain removers. Many of these formulas contain harsh chemicals, such as bleach, that can be too caustic for delicate oriental rugs. Unfortunately, these formulas often cause discoloration, worsening the appearance of a spot or stain instead of fixing it. 

Excess Moisture

The excess moisture typically involved in DIY rug cleaning is also something to be wary of. In most cases, homeowners feel they have to soak their rugs to fully remove detergents, not to mention the dirt and grime compacted within the textile fibers. However, high levels of moisture can be disastrous for oriental rugs as they lay the foundation for mold and mildew to take hold. 

Damaging Delicate Fibers

Depending on the types of fibers that make up your rug, how these fibers were woven together, and its age, your rug may be incredibly delicate. Scrubbing at the fabric in order to dislodge dust and dirt could actually do irreparable damage to these fibers or, at the very least, impact their longevity.

A Less-Than-Thorough Clean

In an effort to avoid damaging fibers, some homeowners find that their gentle DIY oriental rug cleaning methods do little to get rid of dust and dirt in their rugs. Not only can this reduce the aesthetic appeal of the rug, but the dirt that is left behind creates friction between the rug’s fibers and can cause further damage to its fibers. 

About John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County’s Professional Oriental Rug Cleaning Services

When you choose John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County to take care of your area rug in Bellingham, you won’t have to worry about the risks listed above. Instead, you’ll have confidence that you’re taking the necessary steps to preserve the life and aesthetic appeal of your cherished rug.

Our experts have experience with rugs of all types and will determine the best individual treatment for your specific rug. During an in-home rug analysis, we will identify the rug’s construction materials and weave style. Whether your rug is made with synthetic or natural materials, you can trust that our certified and fully trained specialists are prepared to give it the care it deserves. 

 

Learn more about our trusted area rug cleaning process in Bellingham today! Skip the risks of DIY cleaning; contact us at (360) 734-3551 to save your rugs.