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Cleaning up Spills and Pet Stains

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Aug 08, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

The beauty and life of your rugs and carpet depend on the care they receive. Normal life comes with some spills and pet stains. Proper cleaning will keep them looking great for their full lifetime, help improve your indoor air quality and will keep your carpet's warranties intact.

1. Whether it is wine, coffee, kool-aid, urine, paint or whatever, the first step is to remove as much of it as possible from the rug or carpet- as soon as possible. For instance, paper towels or a white washcloth will work well. Keep blotting until you have got as much out as possible.

2. After blotting, many spills will require diluting. If it is clear that much of the spilled substance is still in the rug, dilute it with water (assuming that the substance is water-soluble)- as much water as necessary. That may mean a half cup for a small spill or it may mean a quart of water for a major spill. Don’t get the rug sopping wet unless you need to.

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Above all, please note that some rugs have unstable dyes that may run if you put water on them. But they are a small minority of all rugs. Sometimes you simply must take a chance.

3. Now back to blotting. Get as much out as possible.

4. If the carpet or rug has become wet in the process, you do not need to panic. Still, you will have to manage the wet rug and promote drying. If the rug is quite wet, you may have to elevate it to promote air circulation under it. You might just stuff some wadded up newspapers under it. You may wish to place a fan on the rug to circulate air.

5. Do not use spot removers on Oriental rugs that are formulated for use on wall-to-wall carpeting. They will harm the wool pile of your rug.

In conclusion, if the rug is still stained after all your efforts, consider taking it to a professional rug washer as soon as you can. Or if it was your carpet that was stained, it is time to call an expert carpet cleaner.

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Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

At Rug Renovating, we appreciate your patronage and like to share our knowledge of the carpet and rug cleaning industry with our audience on social media, especially Facebook!

To keep updated with the latest news, specials and happy home tips, please visit our Facebook page and give the page a like by clicking here and hitting the thumbs up!

Thank you for your loyalty and continued business! And for those just joining us, Welcome to the Rug Renovating Community!

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We offer a full line of carpet and rug services, providing homes with cleaner, great-looking furnishings. We handle cleaning and restoration of all types of domestic carpets to more specialized furnishings, such as oriental and antique rugs. Our commitment to quality services has helped us gain a reputation in rug repair and carpet cleaning in NYC.

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The Silver Washing Process | Rug Cleaning Repair Restoration New York NY

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 03:26 PM

We were contacted by a good client of ours, who is a designer. This large 15 x 17-foot rug belonged to a client she was doing some designed work for. The client loved the rug but wasn’t happy with the colors in the rug and wanted to have them toned down, IF, it could be done.


We performed what is called a SILVER WASH where with the application of chemicals and 180-degree water we reduce the stronger background colors and try and produce an overall gray, muted appearance.

In this particular rug we were VERY SUCCESSFUL!! The client and the designer were thrilled. The Silver wash process is expensive but the cost to replace a perfectly great rug was going to be in excess of $15,000.00.

The Silver Washing Process

You know the saying, “don’t try this at home”. We are the only company in the country that has the equipment and know how to do this type of work.

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Leave A Rug Cleaning, Repair or Restoration Review

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

We love hearing from our customers and would not want to miss the chance to improve our cleaning services. The process is simple and it only takes a few minutes of your time. Click on a location link below to leave a review in Customer Lobby for RUG RENOVATING and tell us a little bit more about your experience. We would appreciate your feedback!

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Wet Area Rugs…What Do I Do?

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jun 13, 2019 @ 10:39 AM

If your rug has become sopping wet from plumbing problems, a leaking roof, as a result of firefighting or anything else, you must do the best you can to manage your wet area rugs. Even though the water and the rug are dirty, your priority most likely will be to get the rug dry:

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1. If the floor has been saturated, however, removing the wet area rugs completely is the best approach to allow the floor underneath to dry out. Never allow the wet area rug to sit on the floor for a long period of time because it will do more damage to the rug itself and the floor surface beneath.

2. If possible, get the rug to a wooden deck, a concrete patio or even a sidewalk. If you have a squeegee on a long handle, use it to squeegee out the water, pushing in the direction of the pile. In a pinch, you can use the back of a heavy garden rake as a substitute for a squeegee. Get as much water out of the rug as possible.

If you cannot get the rug to a flat, outdoor surface, you may vacuum it with a Shop Vac or other wet-or-dry type vacuum, pulling as much water as you can from the rug.

3. At this point, the rug is still damp but no longer sopping wet. Finish drying it however you can. If you have good weather, you can dry it in the sun. If you must, dry it indoors in a warm room, elevating it, if necessary, to let air circulate around it. A fan trained on the rug will help.

4. After squeegeeing or vacuuming it, you may now roll the rug without folding it and stand it on end. At your earliest convenience, have the rug washed by a professional rug cleaning company.

If steps 1-4 are not possible because the area rug is too large, and you’ve experienced a more extensive water damage situation, seek the services of a professional cleaning company like Rug Renovating and rely on their expert advice to properly care for your area rug.

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Great service, great quality of work | Five Star Customer Reviews New York NY

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 12:17 PM

Five Star Customer Reviews for Rug Renovating

“Great service, great quality of work

I’ve been a client for over 25 years. They consistently do a great job. The repair service on my pricey Orientals is superb. My rugs come back looking like new. The service is reliable, friendly and always great. I highly recommend.”

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Choosing the Best Area Rug for Your Space

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 10:36 AM

There is good reason an area rug should carpet a room. They're practical, providing cushion, comfort, and warmth over a concrete, tile or wood floor. But they also provide artistic value to a room's design. Considered artwork for the floor, which acts as the frame, size does matter — and it's often a big concern for the homeowner unsure of how to create that well-balanced space.

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So designers say start with the rug first. From its design, you can choose colors to paint your walls and find throw pillows and paintings to complete the decor. Just make sure to follow this rule of thumb: The area rug should be a minimum of six inches and no more than two feet away from the wall.

When you take into consideration the different uses of an area rug, shapes and design preferences, however, other factors weigh in as well.

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Award of Excellence for Properly Disposing Used Fluids from Rug Washing Process

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 04:14 PM

Rug Renovating is the most environmentally minded rug cleaning and restoration company in the country. All waste water is sent to the PVSC for proper treatment before being discharged. We recycle all of our paper, cardboard, glass and plastic and we have a 336 KW solar PV System (Solar Panels) on our roof where we generate more electricity than we use on an annual basis.

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Once again Rug Renovating has received the Award of Excellence from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for their excellent effort and compliance in properly disposing of the used fluids from our rug washing process.

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Cleaning Services: Tell Us About Your Experience

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Apr 04, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

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Rug Care Tips: Preventing Mildew and Dry Rot in Rugs

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

When rugs stay wet too long, they become mildewed and, eventually, suffer dry rot. The classic example is dry rot caused by a potted plant placed on a rug. The typical result is a horribly rotted circular area in a carpet that is otherwise in good condition. Don’t even think about putting a potted plant on a rug. No matter how clever you are or if you use a glazed pot or saucer, it may not work. Whether you put a vapor barrier between the saucer and the rug, the rug will get wet. Most importantly, it will stay wet. And unbeknownst to you and will become a rotten mess in an area about one foot in diameter.

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Another typical situation comes up when rugs are stored poorly. Therefore, when they are stored in a garage and become wet without anyone realizing, this can become an issue. Even though dry rot is not inevitable in such cases, a mildew smell is, and sometimes the smell of mildew simply cannot be removed. I have seen several occasions when moisture under a house has caused rugs on the floor above to mildew.

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Please do not worry needlessly, though. A little water on a rug, or even a lot of water, will not cause it to mildew unless the rug stays wet too long. For instance, when a rug is stepped onto after a shower or bath rarely are hurt by water because they have time to dry out between bath times. And don’t panic if you spill a glass of water on a rug. Lastly, just dry it as well as you can with towels.

Unfortunately, besides causing mildew and dry rot, water sometimes causes dyes in rugs to bleed or run. All you can do in this situation is to get the rug dry as soon as possible and to send it to an expert rug washer. If a rug is just a little wet, as from a spilled glass of water, do what I suggested above. Merely soak up as much water as possible with a towel or paper towel and everything will probably be just fine. If you are worried about the floor underneath, elevate the wet spot until it dries.

When All Else Fails


A rug that is thoroughly wet is another matter. The goal is to dry it before it mildews in about four or five days. If you have a Shopvac or other vacuum that will take in water, vacuum out as much water as you can. If you have sunlight and a place to lay the rug, open it and let it finish drying outdoors. Or, if you know that the rug is dirty as well as wet, dry it enough so that you can get it to an Oriental rug cleaning specialist.

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