You spent the time measuring the area you’d like to place your oriental rug, played in your imagination with different color schemes and designs that would best fit the decor of your home, and went out shopping through hundreds of rugs, and you’ve done it. You’ve found the perfect rug! After getting it into your home and positioned just the way you like it, you can sit back and enjoy the enhanced appeal of the room. Buying an oriental rug is an investment. Most aren’t very cheap, but they truly do tie a room together. This is why it is so important that you keep your rug as clean as possible and do your best to prevent any damage.
It’s recommended that you clean your rug at least once every 12 months. Even if it looks pretty clean, the fibers that make up the rug are very thick so there is likely a ton of dirt and grime hiding beneath the surface. In fact, larger rugs can hold up to 75 pounds of dirt and debris in its fibers before the dirtiness even shows! So, we know what your thinking, after spending the money on the rug, maybe you can save a little bit of cash by renting a machine and doing the rug cleaning yourself. However, we’re here to tell you that this is a mistake.
In this blog post, find out why you should avoid DIY rug cleaning and have the professionals do what they do best. If you would like any more information or your rug needs to be freshened up, then please don’t hesitate to contact Fred Remmers for reliable and professional rug cleaning in Memphis.
The Problems With Doing It Yourself
We get it. It seems like a pretty simple thing to clean a rug, right? Wrong. While you can definitely still vacuum and dust it yourself, (and we highly recommend it!), when it comes to giving it an actual deep clean, you should really stick to the rug cleaning professionals. Oriental rugs are made up of vibrant and carefully selected fibers and handmade. They are really something that needs to be taken care of by people who know them best. There are a few problems that come with cleaning it on your own.
- The Machines Aren’t As Powerful- When you rent a rug cleaning machine, you’re not going to be getting the same level of cleaning power as you do with the professionals. These machines are unable to heat up to the temperature that our’s do, and just don’t have the strength to provide the deep clean you’re hoping for.
- Selecting and Using the Right Amount of Cleaner – Although similar, certain oriental rugs require certain cleaning solutions. When you’re doing it yourself, it’s unlikely that you know which one is right for your rug. You probably don’t know the right amount to use either.
- Risk of Damage – If you’re thinking of doing it yourself to save money, you might be spending quite a bit more than you would have had you decided to stick to the professionals. Not only could you damage the rug by selecting the wrong cleaning product, but you could also catch a thread, cause water damage, or worse.
No matter how meticulous you are, or the quality of the machine that you rent, you’re not going to get the level of cleanliness that we provide. Your oriental rug deserves the best treatment, and that’s where we come in.
Why Go With Us?
We understand that there are other rug cleaners in Memphis and the surrounding areas, so if you do forego doing it yourself and decide to go with the experts (good decision), why should you choose Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners & Oriental Rug Gallery? To put it simply, we know the rug cleaning industry better than anyone. In fact, we have been in business since all the way back in 1881! No one has as much experience as we do, and to take it even further, no one cares about the quality of service they provide quite like us. And we’re no one-trick pony either! We offer a variety of rug cleaning services including rug wash, hand wash, color run removal, and more. We also provide rug repair services including but not limited to:
- Rug Blocking
- Overcast Fringes
- Rug Binding
- Rug Reweaving
No matter what your rug needs, or even if you don’t have a rug yet and are looking to buy one, we’re here to help. If you have any questions or are curious about what our services will cost for your rug, then go ahead and give us a call. If you’re in need of professional rug cleaning in Memphis, then go ahead and book your appointment now! Let us exceed your expectations and show you why it was a good idea to go with the professionals.