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Keeping your Persian Area Rug looking new.

Cotton, Silk or Wool. Pillow sized, room sized, floor coverings, religious prayer rugs and animal decorations. Recently imported from the Far and Middle East or Centuries years old. We are talking about Persian area rug cleaning. Ever since the beginning of the High Middle Ages, Oriental rugs have been an important part of our lives. Some people are lucky enough to inherit one in the family, while many others will buy at least one Oriental or Persian rug in their life time. Their maintenance should be a matter of great concern for all owners, these rugs can be quite costly, up to a few tens of thousands of dollars.

You can prolong the life of your Oriental rug just by cleaning them. Most people vacuum their rug as a quick and efficient fix for dust. We can dissect this topic and find a few vacuuming tips that will help you significantly increase the lifespan of the beautiful rugs.

The Popularity of Vacuum Cleaners

  • When it comes too quick and efficient cleaning tools for the home, at the top of most people’s preferences is the vacuum cleaner.
  • They can help save precious time and energy as opposed to using a broom.
  • They also remove allergens from the rug fibers and remove pet hair
  • Advanced robotic vacuum cleaners can be programmed to clean your home when you are not there. Why wouldn’t you use a vacuum cleaner as your go to cleaning tool?
  • Manually cleaning an Oriental rug is likely to take a few hours, and most of us don’t have the time, mood or energy to go through the hassle. Since a vacuum cleaner can clean a rug in a few minutes, the question that remains is how to make the most of this time and increase the lifespan of your rugs in the process.

Is a Vacuum Cleaner too Aggressive for my Oriental Rug?

  • Some people worry that today’s advanced vacuum cleaners may be too aggressive when it comes to cleaning wool or silk Oriental rugs. Since the vacuums come with beater bars, there are some problems. However, this is something that can be fixed with a few simple tricks.
  • You can remove the soil from your wool or silk rug by using a broom. Make sure you sweep from left to right. Don’t use the end-to-end movement, as you will risk damaging the fringe. Once you are done sweeping, it is time to plug in your vacuum cleaner. Make sure you turn the beater bars off or rise the head of the vacuum cleaner as high as possible.
  • Do a thorough vacuuming of the rug, watching out for the fringes. They can easily get sucked into your vacuum and get broken or damaged.
  • Sand and dirt are responsible for causing wear and tear on the fibers of your rug, so at least once or twice a year make sure you sweep and vacuum the underside of your rug to dislodge all the embedded dirt.
  • For best results, you should contact a professional at Oriental Rug Cleaning Plant. They specialize in advanced cleaning services for home and office. Steam cleaning and eco -friendly services are what sets them apart from the others. They specialize in the Oriental Rug cleaning and rely on advanced products that are environmentally friendly. Get in touch with them for a free estimate and find out what they can do for you.
  • They can thoroughly vacuum your rugs and eliminate up to 90% of the soil.

Prolong the Life of your Oriental Rugs

  • Use the compass cleaning method. The width direction of your rug needs to be vacuumed first, following the east to west direction. Then turn your vacuum 180 degrees and go from west to east. Once you have the laying direction of the pile, the vacuum should go in that direction. This three-sided vacuuming process should ensure that all the soil has been removed from the fibers.
  • Regular vacuuming is the number one solution to preserving your Oriental rug and prolonging its life. If the vacuuming is done incorrectly, the job will be in vein.
  • Assess the location and make-up of the rug, as well as the amount of soil. Make sure to use the upholstery attachment on flat woven rugs. If you are missing this part, make sure the rotary brush is at the highest setting. The bristles should not touch the rug. Vacuum across the width on flat woven rugs.
  • A tufted rug should not be vacuumed aggressively Do not use intense suction or you will break the fibers. Use the upholstery attachment and vacuum in the pile’s direction.
  • Vacuum your rugs at least once a week or more if your rug is in a high traffic area. Dust decorative wall rugs at least once a year.
  • Rugs that have been professionally cleaned can be lightly vacuumed until the upcoming season.

Don’t Forget The Maintenance!

Here at our Oriental Rug Cleaning Plant, we perform a full immersion washing process on all of the area rugs we clean. This service is meant to replicate the “River Wash” area rug washing technique that has been carried out since the first area rugs were woven, and is even still carried out today in some areas of the world. When people would wash their area rugs in a river, this was a way to clean the rugs thoroughly while also keeping the fibers from being subjected to excess abrasion which caused early deterioration. Essentially, this is a safe and thorough method for treating all types of natural fiber area rugs. To replicate this process, your rug is laid out on a custom built floor where we can thoroughly flush the rug safely throughout the entirety of the cleaning. Flushing the rug helps to naturally agitate the rug fibers which helps to loosen up any dirt or debris that resides within the area rug. As the debris is loosened from the fibers, it is carried away with the running water. This is a natural result of the flow of the river water when carrying out a river wash. So, with using a custom built tank, pump and hose system, we can actually replicate this process in our facility. Using a hand operated orbital machine, the technicians have the added benefit of being able to pull any remaining dirt or debris that still resides at the base of the rug out. This delicate and effective cleaning process helps us to yield fantastic results with each rug we treat.

Our process is a highly professional service that can only be carried out by a trained professional in a facility using high end equipment. This type of professional cleaning is typically recommended to be carried out every one to three years, depending on the individual usage of your area rugs. However, there are circumstances that will call for an impromptu professional rug cleaning service. While it is unfortunate, spills or random messes can and most likely will occur. When you do have an unfortunate accident involving your area rug, whether the rug is natural or synthetic, you need to act quickly. Depending on the nature of the accident, the fibers of your area rug could be subject to different types of damage. Fiber damage typically shows itself in the way of permanent staining. This can happen with standard wear and tear, foot traffic typically being the main culprit. Besides regular wear caused gradually by foot traffic, accidental messes are an unfortunate byproduct of life itself. When you do have an accident on your in home area rug, you can act quickly to help reduce the possibility of permanent damage. Once you have completed your initial in home clean up, the next step would be to have a professional cleaning service carried out. Regular maintenance will help to extend the life of your area rug, but proper accident treatment will also help to keep your rug looking as good as possible for the remainder of the rug’s life.

We always love to do what we can to help our customers stay informed and equipped with the knowledge of what it takes to treat and maintain their coveted area rugs. Sometimes in these posts, we like to share some information that helps to achieve these goals of proper rug maintenance. Below, we will provide some information that we think will help with your maintenance routine needed to keep your area rug looking and feeling good and fresh for as long as possible!

Take your fleece floor covering outside. Shake off any free soil or tidy that has amassed on your mat since getting it or cleaning it last. Earth and clean rubbing against floor covering filaments really end up being harming to the nature of the carpet over time. Make certain that it is dry wherever you shake it out. Shaking a wet floor covering can additionally install the earth you are attempting to expel. In the event that conceivable, assign a region where you can hang a clothesline and hang the fleece mat that way. Beat against the floor covering with a sweeper to help shake it clean.

Run a vacuum over your mat. Vacuum the carpet in a V type shape to interchange the vacuum’s heading and counteract pulverizing the filaments of the fleece floor covering. Rehash this 3 times over the fleece mat. To shield soil from working up and installing itself in your sensitive floor covering, at any rate, you ought to vacuum consistently: twice per month. Vacuum the underside of your fleece mat once at regular intervals. Ensure the vacuum has a setting of a high tallness to abstain from fomenting the mat unnecessarily. Shrinkage, heaping, and general harm to the fleece strands can be a consequence of fomenting the carpet excessively.

Wash the mat once the greater part of the soil has been expelled. Wipe the floor covering with cool water and a gentle fluid cleanser or carpet cleanser. Wash the edges of the floor covering with a similar arrangement. Ensure that you wet the mat, giving careful consideration to the snooze of the floor covering. When you brush your hand against a mat toward the external edge in direct movements, one side will feel harsh and the opposite side will feel delicate. The delicate side is the rest side. Apply the foamy water toward the snooze side. To complete the activity, flush all the lathery arrangement off the floor covering altogether with water. Ensure all cleanser is out of the mat before proceeding to the following stage.  Dry your floor covering quickly. Fleece floor coverings require a broad dry so do your best to dispose of any abundance dampness on the mat by crushing it out or hanging it out to dry under the sun. Never put them in a dryer, yet don’t hesitate to utilize warmers to help encourage its drying speed. Once the rest of the carpet is dry, turn it over, and dry the back of the floor covering. Ensure the two sides of the mat are totally dry before setting it back on the floor. In the event that the material feels solid subsequent to drying, vacuum the carpet once again or brush it tenderly to bring a portion of its delicate quality back.

We do hope that this information will help you to keep up with your proper maintenance routine for your beautiful in home area rugs. However, don’t forget to have your professional cleanings carried out in a proper facility every one to three years, or whenever there is an unfortunate accident. Our Orlando Rug Cleaning professionals are always ready to help answer any questions you may have, or to provide a fantastic service on your beloved area rugs!


Our company may be experts when it comes to Oriental Rug Cleaning Orlando, but there are other aspects of the rug industry that deserve to be recognized as well. Today we will talk a bit about the rug crafting process. The essential tool used in the process of rug crafting is a Loom. Surely you’ve heard the term Loom before. The oldest mention of a loom found was in the early 1400’s. Back then, a loom wasn’t considered a machine, it was referred to more as a tool. It wasn’t until the 1800’s when a loom was actually referred to and built as a machine. The function of a loom is to weave various fibers together to make different types of textiles, including rugs. The loom will hold the warp threads very tightly in place while the weft threads are interweaved through them. There is a tool used to make this process efficient, a tool called a Shuttle. The shuttle holds the weft yarn inside of it and is fed in and out of the tightly strung warp threads. Hand woven rugs are made just how they sound, the shuttle is passed through warp treads by hand. There are many methods of completing this process. Typically, the warp threads are raised and lowered while the shuttle is passed through. This is called Shedding and Picking. This form of crafting is simple and complex at the same time. It is a practice that has been used for thousands of years and to this day still follows the same principles. A loom is an early engineering marvel of mankind!

Rug Dyes

The yarn used for weaving natural fiber rugs is dyed prior to crafting a hand woven, natural fiber rug. Even before dying the yarn, the yarn has to be prepped for the dying process. This post will update your rug dying knowledge a bit, with some of the things our Orlando rug cleaners are professionals and educate themselves regularly.

The process for preparing the yarn to be dyed is not very involved. In order to make the yarn susceptible to the proper dyes, the yarn is immersed in a mordant. A mordant is a substance that forms a coordination complex with the dye to help it attach itself to the yarn. In the past, it was thought that a mordant helped the dye bite onto the fiber so that it would hold fast during washing.

Dyestuffs are then added to the yarn which remains in the dyeing solution for an extended amount of  time. The yarn that is now dyed is then left to dry. Keeping the dyed yarn exposed to air and sunlight will help the natural dying process greatly. Some colors, like dark brown, require iron mordants, which can damage or fade the fabric. This will often result in faster pile wear in areas dyed in dark brown colors, and may create a relief effect in antique oriental carpets.

On our next post we will dive a bit more into different types of dyes used for the natural fiber yarns that make these beautifully crafted oriental rugs.

Hand Cleaning

When we clean your high end, natural fiber rug we treat it as if it were our own! Our highly skilled hand rug cleaning Orlando professionals are well trained and versed in all aspects of rug cleaning. Our first and second steps of our procedure are inspections. The first inspection is a visual inspection that the rug technician will perform in the customer home with the customer present. Once we get it back to our facility, the rug goes through a much more in depth inspection process before we will begin to clean your rugs by had, this is just to ensure all proper methods are applied.

One of the things we are most proud of is our actual cleaning process in which we clean every rug by hand. Some larger companies use large automated machines to clean their rugs. The machines are not as thorough as having a trained professional hand wash the rug, at times. If you haven’t seen a rug washed by hand, it is a very thorough, in depth process. Due to the delicate nature of the natural fibers in the rug, it is very important that the rug is cleaned very delicately. Our process ensures a top quality cleaning while protecting those delicate natural fibers. Once you have your rug professionally cleaned by us, you will look forward to your next cleaning!

Silk Rugs

We  like to keep our customers informed when it comes to the variety of cleaning services our company provides. Today, we are going to provide a little bit of information regarding  Silk Rugs. When dealing with Silk Rugs, it is highly recommended that they are treated with the utmost care. We are very delicate and detailed in our Silk Rug Cleaning process, because we care about the quality of the work we provide to our wonderful customers. To some people, these high end rugs are just a fancy accent in their home. To others, it is an important part of their family. Whether it was purchased with the intention of remaining in the family forever or it has been passed down from generation to generation.

Silk is a beautiful fiber that is only derived from the cocoon of the silkworm. There are two types of silkworm that are typically harvested to obtain this smooth fiber.  The two types are the bombyx mori, which feeds only on mulberry leaves or the wild silkworm, which feeds on oak and other leaves. Natural silk is an incredibly fine fiber. It can be used to weave rugs and other fabrics with very high knot counts. Similar to wool, it can still feel dry even when carrying up to 30% of it’s weight in water. It will not become weak when wet, like some other fibers have a tendency to do. It is resistant to dry rot, as well as certain types of mildew or mold. Silk is a not the best type of fiber to be subjected to a lot of abrasion. Silk rugs are right at home as show pieces, but do not hold up as well when being used practically in a home.

We will fill you in on some more facts and information regarding silk rugs down the road. But, for now we hope this post was informative for you. Give us a try when you’re ready to have your natural fiber rug cleaned and you will love our customer friendly service and our highly detailed cleaning!

Some Carpet Cleaning Tips

Here are a few tips that involve cleaning the carpet in your home. While it is recommended to have your carpets deep steam cleaned every 6-12 months by professionals, these tips will help in the interim.

A very good cleaning method that should be your first go to is the club soda method. Club soda works great with Carpet Stain Removal caused by beer and wine spills. First, try blotting or dabbing the spill with some of the club soda on the rag.  The club soda will typically yield great results. You may have to repeat the procedure a couple of times to get the most effective results.  If you are successful in removing the stain, you should then rinse the area with warm water. Then brush the carpet with your hand, to help the fibers get back to a natural position. Lastly, lay a paper towel or two on top of the wet area and put something on top of the paper towels to weigh them down. Leaving them there for a while will absorb the leftover moisture and leave the area looking great.

A great tip, which is the most important, is to dab when cleaning a spill. One of the worst things you can do is rub the mess. When you rub the mess on the carpet, you’re actually helping the substance to embed itself into the fibers of the carpet. The best way is to use a clean rag, paper towel or sponge in correlation with the cleaning product of choice and dab, or blot the mess.  Blotting or dabbing the mess will absorb it into the rag rather than rub it deeper into the carpet fibers.

These tips should help when the situation arises! Don’t forget about your regularly suggested maintenance cleanings though! When you’re ready give us a call at 407-947-6724 and we would be more than happy to schedule you in.  Thanks and have a great day!

Flowery Land

Florida is a state in the southeast area of the United States of America. Florida is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Just 90 miles south of Florida is Cuba. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 3rd most populous, and the 8th most densely populated state in the United States of America. Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. Jacksonville is also well known as being one of the top industrial cities in the country. The Miami metropolitan area is the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Orlando area is known as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to Disney World, Universal Studios, International Drive and the Downtown Orlando area, Florida has an abundance of tourists which greatly help the local economy thrive. The state capital of Florida is Tallahassee, which is located in the northern portion of the state.

Here at Like New Cleaning we cherish our home and we take pride in providing top quality services for reasonable prices to our wonderful neighbors. So, next time you need Professional Rug Cleaning services give us a try. You won’t regret it!

Rug Storage

This post will be about properly storing your rug. Whether you are moving, resurfacing your floors or simply need to store your natural fiber, oriental rug, there are proper steps to follow to help maintain the life and appearance of your beloved rug. Most oriental rugs will last a very long time if properly cared for and stored.

When a rug is going to be in storage for more than a few months it should be cleaned, sprayed with insecticide, and wrapped in protective plastic or a tough synthetic paper. Do not use newspaper or common brown wrapping paper. These materials are not chemically stable and do not provide the protection from insects or moisture the stored rug needs, actually, they are usually quite acidic. Make sure the rug is completely dry. Think twice about using moth balls or flakes these materials have little repellent effect, and the resulted odor to the rug can be difficult to remove. Cedar scent is useless in moth control. Store the rug in a clean, dry place out of the reach of squirrels or other rodents. Periodic inspection of the rug is strongly recommended.

Follow those storage tips and it will help to keep your beautiful rug in as good of shape as possible for as long as possible. When it comes time to clean your rug, give us a try. Our Oriental Rug Cleaning professionals know what they’re doing and will be happy to perform the high quality cleaning service that is needed for natural fiber rugs.

Bugs And Rugs

We have had our fair share of services involving rugs that have some bug damage on them. Most of the time that we come across bug damaged rugs, they are rugs that are coming from storage. When a rug sits in storage, whether it is in your garage or a storage unit, it gives a couple different types of bugs an open invitation to feast. The moth damage actually comes from the larvae, not the adult moths. Another insect that is known for destroying rugs would be the Carpet Beetle. These pesky insects actually eat the natural fibers that the rugs are made of. Once the fibers have been eaten, that’s it! Your rug will be destroyed and will never be it’s natural self again. The best way to combat this problem is to be preventative. These problems typically only occur in rugs that are in storage, your normal every day used rugs usually do not have these problems. So, make sure you store your rugs properly! My next post will be all about proper rug storage. Tune in next time for more great advice from our professional Oriental Rug Cleaning Orlando geniuses!