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How to Get a Red Wine Stain out of a Rug

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

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You may not cry over spilled milk, but that could definitely change when a full glass of red wine is splattered all over your favorite oriental rug. What can you do to remove those deep red stains? Follow these steps in case of a wine emergency! 

  1. Right when the spill happens, take a wash cloth and dab the area in order to get the excess wine out of the rug.

  2. If you have it, reach for your favorite carpet shampoo or clothing stain remover, and clean as you would when removing dirt from your clothing. 

  3. There are wine stain solutions in stores such as "MacGyver" and "Wine Away" but you could even make your own by using everyday arsenal removers such as hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, soda ash, vinegar, club soda, salt, and white wine. 

  4. If red wine hits a light colored carpet, try to blot as much as possible, then spray the area with hydrogen peroxide and follow by sprinkling baking soda on it. Leave it on the stain for about 2-3 minutes and rinse with water. 

  5. Ironically enough, when red wine is spilled on a carpet, white wine can step in and be your true companion. White wine will neutralize the red wine, and that will make it easier to lift the redness out of your carpet. After you pour the white wine on the red wine, take a towel and blot (do not rub) the liquid up. 

  6. Adding salt or club soda can help to lift out the pigment in the stain. The salt will act as a buffer and will keep the stain from setting, while the carbonation in the club soda will help lift the stain from the fibers in the carpet. 

  7. Vinegar is also a useful resource when looking to neutralize the purple pigments in red wine stains. When combined with soap or club soda, it will become a stain-fighting force. Add laundry detergent to the vinegar, let it soak together for a few moments, and then apply it to the stain. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blot up with dry cloths frequently.

  8. While you try and figure out which method you'll use to clean up the stain, immediately apply salt to the area in efforts to keep the wine from setting. 

  9. Refer to our Spotting Guide for additional tricks when it comes to other stains: http://www.rugrenovating.com/spotting-guide/ and check out our Spotting Kit so you'll always be prepared: http://www.rugrenovating.com/spotting-kit/ 

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Why you should invest in an eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatment

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 02:47 PM

You should invest in an eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatment because experts have stated that "going green" is an important factor when it comes to cleaning. And our factory's cleaning processes are as responsible as you can get. If our client would like us to use cleaning products that are environmentally more friendly, we are happy to do so. We can explain to you the type of products that we offer and how they can benefit you and your home. Some chemicals used in cleaning products have been linked to health problems varying rom asthma and allergies to attention disorders and possibly cancer. Eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatments are important because it can provide health benefits for your family and pets. For the planet, eco-friendly cleaning can reduce our carbon footprint on the planet as well. We believe it is practical for us to be earth friendly and conscious while making your home beautiful. You will feel better about having your rugs cleaned knowing that it's helping the environment. 

Oriental rugs or area carpets can act like an air filter, which will collect dust and dirt particles in their fibers. Like a filter, they need to be cleaned or it could lead to indoor health hazards. In order to do so the safest way, eco-friendly cleaning is the way to go because it eliminates any type of harsh chemicals in your home and around your family. Keeping your home clean and healthy will keep you healthy. Indoor air pollution can lead to watery eyes, frequent colds, flu, sore throats, stuffy noses, and a lack of energy. Rugs and carpets play an essential role in affecting indoor air quality. When they capture dust, dirt, pollen, dust mites, and bacteria, they can only hold them in their soft surfaces for so long until they become too full of pollutants and release them back into the air. This contributes to the problem and the only way to combat it is by getting your rugs and carpets cleaned professionally every year. You and your family will ultimately feel better and live a healthier life, while your home will look dramatically more beautiful. 

Not only do we take eco-friendly measures when cleaning your rugs and carpets, but we also take steps afterwards to continue to help the planet. We will never dump any type of environmentally friendly solution down the storm sewer after we leave your home. We use proper disposal techniques after cleaning oriental rugs and area carpets in our facility. All of the water and the cleaning detergents are released into our sanitary sewer, which then travels through the sewer system and into the Passaic Valley Sewerage commission where it is properly treated and released into the New York Harbor. We turn to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), which operates one of the country's largest treatment plants for the wastewater's of Northern New Jersey. We were presented with an award from the PVSC for our compliance with pretreatment requirements. 

Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Cleaning at Home: 

  1. Vacuum at least once a week. 

  2. Have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year by a qualified specialist.

  3. Wipe your shoes before entering your home with an outdoor mat, removing up to 83% of soil.

  4. In order to avoid any chance of mold, get water leaks fixed when broken.

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How Can You Save a Damaged Family Heirloom (a treasured rug)?

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:27 AM

When it comes to a family heirloom that becomes damaged, such as your favorite valuable rug, critical steps must be taken in order to save it. Because it's precious to you and your family, we make sure to take special care of it. Below are the top five steps we take when dealing with a valuable rug.

1. We will come to your house and pick up the rug and bring it back to our facility. Remember: never, ever allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning company to clean an oriental rug in your home. Although it may sound cheaper, it will ruin it. We will look at your rug and determine which cleaning method is most effective. For instance, we may go with Luster Wash, which is the ultimate cleaning for most rugs and carpets. We use our specially designed washing equipment which allows solution to penetrate the deepest layer of the rug's nap. This process removes ground-in dirt, gently, without crushing wool, which is necessary when it comes to your valuable rug. In most cases, this process will also restore the original look and texture. 

2. For rugs that need particularly special care, we will go with our Hand or Dry Rug Cleaning method. All work is done by hand. This process is recommended for silk rugs, extremely fragile textiles, or rugs that have "fugitive" dyes which may run in a wet cleaning method. If your family heirloom is very old and needs that additional special attention, we may go with this method. 

3. If your family heirloom needs further care, we may turn to our Restoration Services, which is a special formulated cleaning process done by hand by one of our Certified Rug Specialists. This is the finest, most gentle and thorough cleaning available for rugs that are old, fragile, valuable and warrant extraordinary care. This is a distinguished service provided by very few rug cleaning companies in the tri-state area. Some rugs that may need this cleaning process include: Agras, Aubussons, Bijars, Heriz, Hamaden, Keshans, Lavar Kermans, Tabriz, Nichols Chinese, Sarouks, Savoneriees, Serapi, etc.

4. We also offer Repair Services and Reweaving. Our master craftspeople can do almost any type of repair on both antique and contemporary handmade rugs, custom made rugs, machine made rugs such as Karastans and Couristan and broadloom carpets. We can expertly reweave holes, renap worn areas, restore moth damage, repair seams, reduce a rug's size, rewrap the binding on the side, reweave worn or missing fringes, sew on artificial fringes, unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes. We can also sew on fabric and leather borders as well as machine binding and serging the sides or ends of the rug.

5. Finally, we can Fiber-Guard your family heirloom, in efforts to protect it from stains, soil and wear. It is a safe, non-toxic, invisible stain protection for all soft surfaces. It provides superior top-to-bottom protection on each and every fiber in handmade rugs and carpets, wall-to-wall carpet, fabric and leather furniture, wall fabrics and draperies. Fiber-Guard will not wear off like other stain repellents and it will leave your fabric's color, feel and texture unchanged while remaining safe and non-toxic.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

It’s a fact that when rugs and carpets are properly cleaned and maintained regularly, they will look their best and last longer. In order to do so, there are a couple of Do’s and Don’ts that should come to mind in efforts to make your rugs and carpets look and stay beautiful. 

 Don’ts:

1. Never allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning firm to clean an oriental or area rug in your home. It may be the easier and cheaper alternative, but it will harm your rugs more than anything. This is because when a cleaner cleans a rug in the home with a hot water extraction machine, the top half of the rug will become saturated with detergent. Over-wetting the rug will eventually lead to mildew and ultimately ruin it.

2. Don't go with the cheapest price for the cleaning. You will get ripped off and your rugs won't get cleaned as properly as possible. Also, beware of companies that don't give you a firm "per square foot" price. Vague prices will only rack up extensive overcharges once they are in your home. 

3. Don't forget to stain protect your rugs. Using Fiber-Guard will provide a superior top-to-bottom protection on each and every fiber in handmade rugs and carpets. It will help prevent permanent staining, make vacuuming easier and more effective, help prevent wear, and prolong the longevity of the rug. 

4. Don't forget to use a good pad under your rug. They greatly prevent wear and all the pads we offer are custom-cut to fit your rug or your exact specifications. 

Do's:

1. Clean your handmade oriental rugs and machine made carpets every two to four years. Dan Hodges, President of the Oriental Rug Importers Association believes that this is crucial. Cleaning will remove grit and the surface soiling that leads to a dull appearance of your rug or carpet.

2. Go with a repitable firm with a certified rug specialist, great training, and a cleaning facility of their own. You want to make sure that the person in your home really knows what they're doing. 

3. Always have your area rugs taken out of the home and cleaned by a professional company that specializes in Oriental rugs. 

4. Vacuum your rugs and carpets frequently. 

5. Rotate your rugs 180 degrees at least once a year. 

6. Be ready when spills and accidents happen with our Spot and Stain Remover Kit. Available on our site for $29.95 plus shipping and handling.

7. Green Cleaning is important for your home. By going green when cleaning your carpets, it can help improve short and long term health benefits for your family and pets. It will reduce those certain chemicals in cleaning products that have been linked to health problems such as asthma and allergies. We are the world's largest and greenest cleaning facility and can conduct responsible and green cleaning processes in your home. 

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New Oriental Rug Purchase - Now What?

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 04:04 PM

 

oriental rugs 000015941364XSmallOriental rug prices have risen significantly in the last decade, due to their long-term durability.  A rug of even modest quality will most likely outlive you and your children; therefore you should definitely consider these steps towards caring for the valuable and beautiful addition in your home.

 


  • Handmade oriental rugs should be cleaned every two to four years.
    • Dan Hodges, President of the Oriental Rug Importers Association says, “Over time grit and dirt become embedded so deeply that professional cleaning is required. Oriental rugs and other area carpets should be taken out of the home for proper cleaning.”
    • The cleaning will remove the grit as well as the surface soiling that gradually dulls the appearance of the carpet.

 

  • Never ever allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning firm to clean an oriental rug in your home.
    • It may sound like a great idea, but nothing could be more harmful to your precious investment.  When a cleaner attempts to clean a rug in the home with a hot water extraction machine, the top half of the rug becomes saturated with detergent while the bottom half remains untouched. As quickly as the solution is sprayed onto the rug, it is extracted by the machine’s vacuum. This process never gets the dirt and grit out of the bottom half of the rug’s foundation.

 

  • Have us pick up your oriental rugs for cleaning.
    • When your rug is lying flat on the floor, the foundation never has the opportunity to dry properly. This will lead to mildew and dry rot, either ruining the rug or drastically reducing the rugs longevity and value.
    • Here at our facility, we dry your rugs as we clean them. The drying process is a crucial part of the cleaning process. Our dry-rooms are state of the art; we are able to control the amount of heat and humidity so that the rug dries under optimal conditions. Many rugs are dried in a vertical, hanging fashion allowing air to circulate on both sides of the rug, which quickens the drying process.

 

  • Protect your oriental rugs from stains and soil with Fiber-Guard.
    • Fiber-Guard provides a superior top-to-bottom protection on each and every fiber in handmade rugs and carpets.
    • It will not wear off like other stain repellants and will leave your rug’s color, feel and texture unchanged while remaining safe and non-toxic.
    • It helps to prevent all types of oil and water based stains and spills.

 

  • Rug padding greatly prevents wear.
    • We carry a full line of carpet padding that can be delivered to you when we return your cleaning order. We can also ship the right pad for your individual needs via UPS.
    • All pads we offer are custom-cut to fit your rug or to your exact specifications.
    • Types of pads include: Dura Hold, Non-Skid, No-Muv, Rug-Lock, Ozite, and Summit padding.

 

  • Don’t wait for a small repair to become a major restoration. Look into our repair services and reweaving for your oriental rug.
    • We can expertly reweave holes, renap worn areas, restore moth damage, repair seams, reduce a rug’s size, rewrap the binding on the side, reweave worn or missing fringes, sew on artificial fringes, unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes.

 

  • Vacuum your rugs and carpets regularly.

 

  • Rotate your rugs 180 degrees at least once a year.

 

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*For more on buying a rug, refer to Consumer Reports Magazine- August 1999 issue, which is a must read for anyone interested in purchasing a rug, or for anyone who is simply interested in addition information

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Green Focus. Green Carpet Cleaning.

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 09:58 AM

In addition to being the world’s largest cleaninRug Renovating uses only green rug cleaning techniquesg and restoration factory, this past April we became the world’s greenest as well. GeoGenix, an established industry leader in residential and commercial solar installations in the mid-Atlantic region, installed a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at our 55,000-square-feet headquarters in East Orange, NJ.

          The $1.4 million system consists of 1,200 solar panels that produce about 363,000 kilowatts-hours of electricity, which is enough to onset 90 to 100 percent of the building’s electricity load.

 “We are thrilled to be partnered with such an environmentally responsible company as Rug Renovating,” said Gaurav Naik of GeoGenix. “They have a keen understanding of the benefits and importance of solar, and their dedication to bettering the enviroment and preserving it for future generations is part of its corporate philosophy.”

This isn’t our first green responsibility initiative either. In 2007, we invested $33,000 to replace all the lighting in the facility with new florescent bulbs that are Energy Star rated. This reduces our facility’s electricity for lighting by 40 percent. In addition, in 2009, we spent $300,000 to replace our roof with Energy Star-rated roof.

“Going green” is a hot topic in today’s society. Likewise, “green cleaning” is a big buzzword in the cleaning services industry. It minimizes the exposure of harsh cleaning compounds to your family or pets, and the impact of cleaning solutions on the enviroment.

In order for a rug cleaning service to be truly green, we believe that a rug cleaner’s responsibility should include the entire cleaning process, such as incorporating equipment, cleaning procedures, waste collection and disposal.

Dr. Michael Berry, Ph.D is the former EPA head of EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Studies and author of Protecting the Built Enviroment: Cleaning for Health. He gives these four pieces of information when it comes to “green cleaning”:

 

1. “The number one cause of an unhealthy environmental is Cleanliness.”

2. “Green is a process, not a chemical.”

3. “We must have science that supports the effectiveness of the ‘green’ solution.”

4. “Green and cleaning are synonymous terms- proper removal, collection and disposal of unwanted matter.”

 

We use the proper disposal techniques when it comes to cleaning oriental rugs and area carpets. All of the water and cleaning detergents are released into our sanitary sewer, which then travels through the sewer system to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), where it is treated and released into New York Harbor. The PVSC operates one of the country’s largest treatment plants for the wastewaters of northern New Jersey.

          Dr. Steve Spivak, Ph.D is the chairman of the Science Advisory Council for the Cleaning Industry Research Institute and is an internationally known expert in the cleaning industry. He defines “green cleaning” as: “Cleaning green, a preferred term otherwise known as ‘green cleaning,’ comprises environmentally responsible management with care, maintenance, cleaning and renovation procedures. It is achieved by employing products, formulations, equipment, procedures or systems intended to minimize any harmful environmental impact and maximize sustainability of natural and built environments.”

 

Call us today at 1-800-342-1278 or book online today and experience our green cleaning process first hand!

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Green Rug Cleaning Keeps Your Family Healthy and Safe

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 @ 04:01 PM

“Green cleaning” is today’s big buzz word in the cleaning services industry. Customers are more environmentally aware than ever before which has made green cleaning NYC a popular customer choice. When requesting green cleaning services, most customers do so for two reasons:

  1. in home cleaningTo minimize exposing their family, children and/or pets to harsh cleaning compounds
  2. To minimize the impact of cleaning solutions on the environment.

Often incorrectly, rug cleaning NYC customers assume that a service provider’s green cleaning services will meet both criteria. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Everyone from laundry services to maid services to rug cleaners are offering “green” cleaning services, but pinning down exactly what a service provider means by “green” can be difficult and not a little confusing. In the absence of an industry-wide standard, each service company defines “green cleaning” in its own unique way.

Some rug cleaning NYC services define “green” rather narrowly, limiting their definition to the use of cleaning solutions that are environmentally-friendly. These firms may clean your rugs using eco- friendly cleaning solutions, then turn around and irresponsibly dump the chemically-laden wastewater into the storm sewer after they leave your home. To be truly “green,” Rug Renovating believes that a rug cleaner’s environmental responsibility should extend beyond the selection of eco-friendly cleaning solutions to include the entire cleaning process, including equipment, cleaning procedures, and waste collection and disposal.

At Rug Renovating, we adhere to the definition of green cleaning developed by Dr. Steve Spivak, PhD, chairman of the Science Advisory Council for the Cleaning Industry Research Institute and an internationally-known expert in the cleaning industry:

“Cleaning green, a preferred term otherwise known as ‘green cleaning,’ comprises environmentally-responsible management with care, maintenance, cleaning and renovation procedures. It is achieved by employing products, formulations, equipment, procedures or systems intended to minimize any harmful environmental impact and maximize sustainability of natural and built environments.”

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