CLEANING
For day to day cleaning, a light vacuuming will do an excellent job of removing surface dirt. A natural enemy of your rug is the moth and it is advisable to use your vacuum attachments to reach under furniture for protection. Moths like natural fibres and prefer darker places and so to help protect against moths, the rug should be lifted and turned from time to time especially if any part is under furniture. This will also lengthen the life of your rug.
When arranging your furniture it is wise to have some sort of protection under the legs to prevent the carpet fibres being crushed. Avoid sharp castors or narrow legs and move furniture from time to time. Never lay an oriental rug on a damp floor as the wet can cause rot, always seek professional help if the rug needs cleaning. If it is necessary to store a rug for any length of time, take care to pack it with moth repellant.
We will be very happy to recommend a cleaner near you.
The cost for this service should be around £15.00 per square metre plus a collection and delivery charge if you cannot get the rug to us. Obviously very bad staining will cost more.

Spotting Guide

These tips are intended as a guide only we strongly recommend using a professional recommended by us to clean your rug. We are not responsible in any way if you follow this advice.
The following three solutions will be required together with a dry cleaning solvent such as 'Dab-it-off' and some white absorbent cloth or tissue:

1) Detergent solution: One teaspoonful of natural detergent such as 'Stergene' to ½ pint (¼ litre) of warm water.
2) Detergent/Vinegar solution: Add one teaspoonful of White Vinegar to the detergent solution. 3) Ammonia Solution: One teaspoonful of household ammonia such as 'Scrubbs' to one cup of warm water. Check for colour fastness prior to carrying out any wet process on your carpet.
Alcohol Wines
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up frequently with dry cloths.
Blood
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Chewing Gum
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Chocolate
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Coffee
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up frequently with dry cloths.
Egg
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Fats
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Fruit
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Glue
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Grass
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Gravy
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Grease
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Ice-cream
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution starting at outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Lipstick
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Liquid Foods
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up frequently with dry cloths.
Milk
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution starting at the outer edge of the stain and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Nail Polish
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Oil
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Perfume
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up frequently with dry cloths.
Shoe Polish
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Soft Drinks
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent solution starting at the outer edge of the stain and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.
Solids
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Tar
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Tea
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up frequently with dry cloths.
Urine
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up frequently with dry cloths.
Vomit
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Wax
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent followed by detergent/vinegar solution. Blot dry.