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Can You Clean Shag Rugs ?
What do I do with a Wet Rug ?
How to Get Folds out of Your Rug ?

Can You Clean Shag Rugs ?

We come across shags that have worn drastically and don ’ t clean up as well as we would like which can leave behind a gray hue to the rug . Odors are also difficult to remove from shags because they are so thick . If you have a shag rug that needs to be cleaned , please call us today and we can guide you on what needs to be done for
Do I Have Moth Damage on my Rug ?
Take a look at the picture to the left . This is an image of a rug that has been infested and damaged by moths . If you ’ ve had a moth infestation in your home , you MUST get your rugs exterminated before you can bring them in or serviced by us . Because of the potential danger , we currently cannot store any rugs with moths on them . Take a picture of your rug and send it to us if you think it has been damaged by moths and we can help you with what to do .

What do I do with a Wet Rug ?

If you have any water leaks or water damage , you will want to get your rug dried as fast as possible . If you don ’ t dry it immediately , you run the risk of it growing mold or the colors might run throughout the rug , causing permanent damage . Please call us today if you have any wet rugs .

How to Get Folds out of Your Rug ?

Often times new rugs from the dealer or rugs that have been rolled or folded for storage may not return to their original intended shape when first laid ( even over a pad ). Many larger rugs have been barrel rolled - a method of folding and rolling to make them more compact for easier handling and delivery .
These folds are caused by the foundation yarns being stretched while folded or rolled . Although most will release over time , there are ways to accelerate this process . And wrinkles in an area rug are not only an eyesore , but can be a tripping hazard as well .
Here are 5 Suggestions to get the Creases and Fold Marks out of a rug ! Use any single one , or a combination of several !
2 . Place heavy furniture or weight on the rug . This should accelerate the settling time at least two fold .
3 . Wait for the rug to settle on its own : allow the rug to sit open for several weeks and it should naturally release tension from a hard roll or fold especially in higher humidity environments .
4 . Place the rug up-side-down outdoors under the sun on a clean , dry surface in temperatures between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit . Direct sunlight for several hours should help the rug release tension naturally and at the very least make it more supple for reverse-rolling as noted in suggestion 1 .
1 . Back-roll or reverse roll the carpet . This is the easiest way to deal with a rug that does not lay flat . Fold the rug in the opposite direction it curls or creases . Be careful ! If you hear cracking noises stop immediately . That means the backing is dry rotted !
As a last resort . . .
5 . Hire a professional rug cleaning company to “ steam ” the rug with a steamer or truck mount and dry it on an air table . Be sure they check for color fastness first !