If you’re the owner of an oriental rug, you’re probably quite protective of it. But with the holidays around the corner, and lots of entertaining and guests and family members on their way, the thought of spills and stains can’t be far from your mind. If someone spills red wine on your oriental rug, there are ways to avert a crisis.
1. Immediately treat the spill.
Soak up the spill with a clean, white cloth or paper towel. Absorb as much as you can without rubbing. Spray plain water on the spill to dilute it, and then again, soak it up with a white cloth or paper towel.
2. Skip the cleaning solution.
It’s very important that you don’t apply cleaning solution. Oriental rugs, especially very old ones, require specialized cleaning. If there’s still a stain after your spot cleaning, don’t go for a more powerful cleaner – move on to step 3.
3. Call a Professional
In order to preserve your oriental rug, it’s crucial that it is cleaned properly. Don’t try to spot clean it, or rent a carpet cleaner for a stain. Many oriental rugs are very fragile and require special cleaning procedures.
Understand the Process
Oriental rug cleaning involves a specific process to preserve your rug and return it to you clean and stain-free. The process starts with dusting and washing with special cleaning agents, decontaminating the rug, rinsing properly, and thorough drying it.
A red wine stain on your oriental rug may initially be cause for alarm, but don’t panic! With a reliable professional cleaning, your rug will be good as new.
When the red wine hits the floor, it’s never too soon to have Whitehall come in to keep you from seeing red. Schedule your red wine cleanup online right here.