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Guide to Maintenance & Care of Your 
ORIENTAL AND PERSIAN RUGS
Oriental and Persian rugs are generally made of wool and other natural fibers such as silk and cotton and are easily maintained.The most durable and practical type are the wool rugs. Wool rugs out-last and out-perform rugs made of other materials because wool is considerably more resilient than other fibers, cleans better and tends to stay clean much longer than silk and cotton fibers.
      When it comes to cleaning and care of your rugs at home, following steps and procedures could be quite useful;

VACUUMING
       Area rugs of all kind should be vaucuumed in their entirety on a regular bases to remove dirt and dust and ensure protection of your rugs from Moth Damage.
Do not vacuum the fringe area with the rotating brush in your vaccum cleaner and use the suction nozzle attachment to prevent pulling and damaging of fringes and corners of the rug
If you have antique rugs with little or no pile on them, never use a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush.
PADDING:
     A quality rug pad that is appropriate for the type of floor used, helps protect your rug from sliding and wrinkling and helps maintain the shape of the rug and preserve the overall condition of the rug.
ROTATION:
     To insure even waer, your rug should be rotated once a year or every other year. This helps even wear caused by the traffic path in the room and also helps distribute any possible fading of the rug uniformely throughout the rug.
Spotting Guide 
The following three solutions will be required together with a dry cleaning solvent and some white absorbent cloth or tissue.
1.Detergent solution - One teaspoon of neutral detergent, such as "Woolite", to 1/2 pint (1/4 litre) of warm water.
2.Detergent/Vinegar Solution - Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to the detergent solution.
3.Ammonia Solution - One teaspoon of household ammonia to one cup of warm water. Test the solution on a small out-of-the-way area, then tackle the stain by working from the outer edge towards the center. Check for color fastness prior to carrying out any wet process on your carpet.

Quick Reference Guide for Common Spills:
Alcohol/Wines
Blot up the surplus spillage. Use the Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
Blood
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution, starting at the 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 with the 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 with dry cloths frequently.
Egg
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution, starting at the 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 with the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with Ammonia solution. Blot dry
Glue
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution, starting with the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with Ammonia solution. Blot Dry.
Grass
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution, starting with the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with Ammonia solution. Blot Dry.
Gravy
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution, starting with the 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 with the 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
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
Milk
Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent solution, starting with the outer edge 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 excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
Shoe Polish
Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use Dry Cleaning Solvent followed by Detergent/Vinegar solution. Blot dry.
Soft Drinks
Blot up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
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 excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
Urine
Blot up excess with a blunt knife. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
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.
SILK ROAD ODYSSEY specifically disclaims any and all liability from the use of the above methods. 



STAIN REMOVAL:
When spills accur, blot from the edge of the spill towards the center to avoid spreading. The following information and chart will help you eliminate most stains. For further advice contact us. We will be glad to help.
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Rug Storage, How to prepare and store rugs:
      When an area rug is to be stored for more than a few months it should be cleaned, completely dry and wrapped in protective plastic or a tough synthetic paper like "6mm  building paper and sealed with tape. 
          Don't use newspaper or common brown wrapping paper. These materials are not chemically stable (they are usually quite acidic), and do not provide the protection from insects or moisture the stored rug needs. Think twice about using moth balls or flakes--these materials have little repellent effect, and the odor they impart 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.  
We provide you with complete cleaning , repair and wrapping your area rugs for short or long term storage. We also wrap and ship various size area rugs to destinations world wide.
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