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From The Outhouse Back To The Penthouse

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 @ 01:27 PM

This modern handmade Bamboo Silk Rug 8-6 x 11-4 came into us for cleaning. Needless to say we were completely blown away by the condition it was in.

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We called the owner and discussed the problems and told him we would do our best but not to expect “miracles”. The client said he completely understood and was aware of the condition and gave us the okay to proceed.

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Never one to back down from a challenge, we got to work on this rug and after several cleanings and grooming of the pile we were very proud of the final out come.

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That’s why when we get rugs in a similar condition we like to say that we were able to take this rug from the OUTHOUSE and bring it back to the PENTHOUSE.

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Please never wait this long to have us clean your valuable rugs and carpets!!

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What Is The Difference: Should Oriental Rugs Be Repaired by a Master Craftsperson?

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

IMG_4334.jpgThe value of an Oriental rug is in its beauty and craftsmanship. The rich colors and intricate pattern of the design are what make fine Oriental rugs a delight to own and display. But the investment value and ultimate longevity of exquisite handmade rugs is embodied in the superb quality of the materials used to create the rug and the expert skill of the craftsperson who ties the knots. When Oriental rugs become worn or are damaged, their value can be significantly reduced if they are inexpertly repaired. To protect your investment and maintain the resale value of your Oriental rug, you should only entrust Oriental rug repair NYC to master craftspeople.

Repairing a quality Oriental rug transcends the repair of an ordinary rug. The expert craftsmanship, time and intricacy involved in creating an Oriental rug and the remarkable longevity of these incredible works of art elevates their repair to the level of historic preservation. Even Oriental rugs of recent vintage should be treated with extreme care and only entrusted to Oriental rug cleaning NYC experts when cleaning or repair is required for they are the treasured family heirlooms of tomorrow.

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The master craftspeople at Rug Renovating understand the monetary and heirloom value of finely-made Oriental rugs NYC and will treat your Oriental rug with the reverence it deserves. Our master craftspeople have the well-honed skills to repair your Oriental rug using the same exacting techniques that have been passed down through the ages. Our Oriental rug repair NYC experts can reweave holes, renap worn surfaces, restore moth damage, repair seams, rewrap binding, reweave missing or worn fringes, patch holes and restore your prized Oriental rug to its original beauty.

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We are so happy that we were able to help breathe new life into your treasured rugs and even your home furnishings and wall-to-wall carpet! On behalf of the entire Rug Renovating team, we thank you and hope to work with you soon.           Book an appointment today!

 

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Why Rug Cleaning Is An Essential Part Of A Clean Home

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 12:42 PM

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 9.34.26 AM.jpgWe know just how important your area & oriental rugs are to you, because they’re just as important to us. Rug cleaning is an essential part of keeping a clean home.

Oriental rugs are most often the focal point of any room; their texture, pattern, size, shape, and color perfectly complimenting every piece of furniture. But how do you retain your rug’s beauty and durability over time?

Dirty rugs can be a hotbed for germs, dirt, dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, rotting food particles, and even a variety of tiny bugs. These all post great health risks, especially to children and seniors.

Let’s take a look at the importance of area rug cleaning.

What Can Cause Area Rug Damage?

Over time, stains, liquid spills, pet dander, pollen, dust, loose dirt, hair, tracked in waste, and other debris gets embedded in your rugs. Even direct sunlight can cause visible rug damage.

What You Can Do About It

Vacuum

You probably know that you should vacuum your carpets every day, but make sure that you vacuum your area rugs too. It is the easiest way to keep out dirt and dry soil that can accumulate daily.

Get Strict

Implementing a “shoes off” policy is another way to keep your area & oriental rugs clean. All sorts of things stick to the bottoms of shoes every day; dirt and allergens from outside, waste from bathrooms, and other germs are just a few.

Let the Professionals Do It

Regular and meticulous cleaning is the key! Having your area & oriental rugs professionally cleaned will make your rugs cleaner, healthier, and long-lasting. Contact Rug Renovating today to learn more!

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Rug Weaving In China | Rug Renovating A Family-Owned Business With 120 Years of History

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

The basic techniques of rug making were first developed in the East. Traditional Oriental rugs were made on vertical looms strung with 3 to 24 warp (vertical) threads per cm. Working from bottom to top, the rug makers below either weaved the rug with a flat surface or used knots for a textured pile.

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2. Dyeing the wool
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3. Drying the wool
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4. Spinning the yarn
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5. Looms used for weaving
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6. Four men work one month to weave this rug
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Map of The Rug Weaving Centres of The Orient

One can appreciate the time and effort that goes into the making of fine handmade rugs and carpets. The cleaning and restoration of rugs and carpets is also an art that can be appreciated.  Rug Renovating Co. is your one-stop shop for all your rug and carpet cleaning and restoration needs. We’re not your average rug and carpet cleaning NYC company; we carry a company history that dates back to 1896. Currently run by the family’s fourth generation owner, Rug Renovating Co. boasts a tradition of excellence that has been passed on from our predecessors.

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Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

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We’ve all accidently spilled drinks on our carpets, or stained them by tracking dirt in from outside. What most of us haven’t done, however, is buy a professional carpet cleaning solution to use in these situations. Fortunately, you might not have to buy anything at all to get your carpet looking like new again. You can make your own homemade carpet cleaning solution with a few household items. Here are a few ways to get started:   

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Note: Dip a white cloth into these solutions and apply to the stain. Never pour the solutions directly onto carpeting.  
  • Detergent solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn or Joy, into one cup of lukewarm water.
  • Vinegar solution: Mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water.
  • Solvent solution: Use an oil solvent. Or substitute nail-polish remover, such as Cutex Quick & Gentle non-acetone polish remover.
  • Ammonia solution: Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia with 1/2 cup of lukewarm water.
  Other Solutions 
  • Baking soda works to remove pet stains. Just sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the soiled section, and then let it sit for a couple hours before vacuuming.
  • Club soda also works well, but may have to be applied with a cleaning solution several times before a stain is removed. Start by blotting the section before pouring the club soda over it. Once the solution has stopped fizzing, immediately blot the spot again, repeating as necessary.
  • Diluted bleach can help too. Just use 10 parts water to one part bleach. Spray the solution on the stain, and then let it sit for 15 seconds before thoroughly rinsing the area with warm water. If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until the spot is gone.
Considering these homemade stain remedies is a great way to save money!  
If these solutions do not work for your stains or if you would be more comfortable allowing professionals to handle this for you, call us anytime!
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The Summertime Survival Guide for your Rug

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Summer SunIt’s summertime. It’s hot, it’s sunny, and it’s humid. This time of year conjures up memories of mom or dad trying to slather the sunblock on you before you left to catch the bus to camp or left with your friends for the beach.

However, your skin isn’t the only victim of the damaging effects of the sun’s UVB rays. Remember the rug in your living room? You know, the one your parents would yell at you for getting all wet when you came inside from the pool party? The heat and sun can rough those up as well. No matter what the color of your rug or carpet is, UV light will fade colors over time.  Certain colors, especially red and blue, are prone to sun-fading and chemical damage from various detergent cleaners.

You may be thinking, “It’s fine. I can turn on my air conditioning to keep the house cool.” Well, that may work in the short term, but once you rack up a sky-high energy bill, you’ll think twice about that strategy.

Here are some quick, cost-effective ways to keep your rugs and furniture in top shape during the sweltering summer months:

1.)   In the morning, before you leave the house, shut the windows, and close the blinds or drapes. If you must, turn the A/C on low. The house is the coolest in the early morning, so the air conditioning unit won’t have to work as hard since the house is already cool. This will save you money.

2.)   Use protective window treatments, such as ultraviolet blocking window shades and coatings. These are available at stores like Home Depot and can be purchased online for as little as $40.

3.)   Use carpet/rug protectors, such as Rug Renovating’s Fiber-Guard UV. This offers another layer of protection for your carpets and rugs, especially from any stains resulting from spilled liquid from the pool party cocktail table, dirty shoes from the baseball field, or sandy feet from the beach.

4.)   If all else fails, simply try keeping your prized rugs, carpets, or furniture away from direct sunlight. Even if the floor coverings are in the middle of the room, it’s better than having them directly next to the window.

So there you have it. These are just a few tips to ensure that your rug won’t suffer the same fate as your skin during the summer months. 

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How to Get a Red Wine Stain out of a Rug

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

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You may not cry over spilled milk, but that could definitely change when a full glass of red wine is splattered all over your favorite oriental rug. What can you do to remove those deep red stains? Follow these steps in case of a wine emergency! 

  1. Right when the spill happens, take a wash cloth and dab the area in order to get the excess wine out of the rug.

  2. If you have it, reach for your favorite carpet shampoo or clothing stain remover, and clean as you would when removing dirt from your clothing. 

  3. There are wine stain solutions in stores such as "MacGyver" and "Wine Away" but you could even make your own by using everyday arsenal removers such as hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, soda ash, vinegar, club soda, salt, and white wine. 

  4. If red wine hits a light colored carpet, try to blot as much as possible, then spray the area with hydrogen peroxide and follow by sprinkling baking soda on it. Leave it on the stain for about 2-3 minutes and rinse with water. 

  5. Ironically enough, when red wine is spilled on a carpet, white wine can step in and be your true companion. White wine will neutralize the red wine, and that will make it easier to lift the redness out of your carpet. After you pour the white wine on the red wine, take a towel and blot (do not rub) the liquid up. 

  6. Adding salt or club soda can help to lift out the pigment in the stain. The salt will act as a buffer and will keep the stain from setting, while the carbonation in the club soda will help lift the stain from the fibers in the carpet. 

  7. Vinegar is also a useful resource when looking to neutralize the purple pigments in red wine stains. When combined with soap or club soda, it will become a stain-fighting force. Add laundry detergent to the vinegar, let it soak together for a few moments, and then apply it to the stain. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blot up with dry cloths frequently.

  8. While you try and figure out which method you'll use to clean up the stain, immediately apply salt to the area in efforts to keep the wine from setting. 

  9. Refer to our Spotting Guide for additional tricks when it comes to other stains: http://www.rugrenovating.com/spotting-guide/ and check out our Spotting Kit so you'll always be prepared: http://www.rugrenovating.com/spotting-kit/ 

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Why you should invest in an eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatment

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 02:47 PM

You should invest in an eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatment because experts have stated that "going green" is an important factor when it comes to cleaning. And our factory's cleaning processes are as responsible as you can get. If our client would like us to use cleaning products that are environmentally more friendly, we are happy to do so. We can explain to you the type of products that we offer and how they can benefit you and your home. Some chemicals used in cleaning products have been linked to health problems varying rom asthma and allergies to attention disorders and possibly cancer. Eco-friendly carpet cleaning treatments are important because it can provide health benefits for your family and pets. For the planet, eco-friendly cleaning can reduce our carbon footprint on the planet as well. We believe it is practical for us to be earth friendly and conscious while making your home beautiful. You will feel better about having your rugs cleaned knowing that it's helping the environment. 

Oriental rugs or area carpets can act like an air filter, which will collect dust and dirt particles in their fibers. Like a filter, they need to be cleaned or it could lead to indoor health hazards. In order to do so the safest way, eco-friendly cleaning is the way to go because it eliminates any type of harsh chemicals in your home and around your family. Keeping your home clean and healthy will keep you healthy. Indoor air pollution can lead to watery eyes, frequent colds, flu, sore throats, stuffy noses, and a lack of energy. Rugs and carpets play an essential role in affecting indoor air quality. When they capture dust, dirt, pollen, dust mites, and bacteria, they can only hold them in their soft surfaces for so long until they become too full of pollutants and release them back into the air. This contributes to the problem and the only way to combat it is by getting your rugs and carpets cleaned professionally every year. You and your family will ultimately feel better and live a healthier life, while your home will look dramatically more beautiful. 

Not only do we take eco-friendly measures when cleaning your rugs and carpets, but we also take steps afterwards to continue to help the planet. We will never dump any type of environmentally friendly solution down the storm sewer after we leave your home. We use proper disposal techniques after cleaning oriental rugs and area carpets in our facility. All of the water and the cleaning detergents are released into our sanitary sewer, which then travels through the sewer system and into the Passaic Valley Sewerage commission where it is properly treated and released into the New York Harbor. We turn to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), which operates one of the country's largest treatment plants for the wastewater's of Northern New Jersey. We were presented with an award from the PVSC for our compliance with pretreatment requirements. 

Quick Tips for Eco-Friendly Cleaning at Home: 

  1. Vacuum at least once a week. 

  2. Have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year by a qualified specialist.

  3. Wipe your shoes before entering your home with an outdoor mat, removing up to 83% of soil.

  4. In order to avoid any chance of mold, get water leaks fixed when broken.

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How Can You Save a Damaged Family Heirloom (a treasured rug)?

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:27 AM

When it comes to a family heirloom that becomes damaged, such as your favorite valuable rug, critical steps must be taken in order to save it. Because it's precious to you and your family, we make sure to take special care of it. Below are the top five steps we take when dealing with a valuable rug.

1. We will come to your house and pick up the rug and bring it back to our facility. Remember: never, ever allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning company to clean an oriental rug in your home. Although it may sound cheaper, it will ruin it. We will look at your rug and determine which cleaning method is most effective. For instance, we may go with Luster Wash, which is the ultimate cleaning for most rugs and carpets. We use our specially designed washing equipment which allows solution to penetrate the deepest layer of the rug's nap. This process removes ground-in dirt, gently, without crushing wool, which is necessary when it comes to your valuable rug. In most cases, this process will also restore the original look and texture. 

2. For rugs that need particularly special care, we will go with our Hand or Dry Rug Cleaning method. All work is done by hand. This process is recommended for silk rugs, extremely fragile textiles, or rugs that have "fugitive" dyes which may run in a wet cleaning method. If your family heirloom is very old and needs that additional special attention, we may go with this method. 

3. If your family heirloom needs further care, we may turn to our Restoration Services, which is a special formulated cleaning process done by hand by one of our Certified Rug Specialists. This is the finest, most gentle and thorough cleaning available for rugs that are old, fragile, valuable and warrant extraordinary care. This is a distinguished service provided by very few rug cleaning companies in the tri-state area. Some rugs that may need this cleaning process include: Agras, Aubussons, Bijars, Heriz, Hamaden, Keshans, Lavar Kermans, Tabriz, Nichols Chinese, Sarouks, Savoneriees, Serapi, etc.

4. We also offer Repair Services and Reweaving. Our master craftspeople can do almost any type of repair on both antique and contemporary handmade rugs, custom made rugs, machine made rugs such as Karastans and Couristan and broadloom carpets. We can expertly reweave holes, renap worn areas, restore moth damage, repair seams, reduce a rug's size, rewrap the binding on the side, reweave worn or missing fringes, sew on artificial fringes, unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes. We can also sew on fabric and leather borders as well as machine binding and serging the sides or ends of the rug.

5. Finally, we can Fiber-Guard your family heirloom, in efforts to protect it from stains, soil and wear. It is a safe, non-toxic, invisible stain protection for all soft surfaces. It provides superior top-to-bottom protection on each and every fiber in handmade rugs and carpets, wall-to-wall carpet, fabric and leather furniture, wall fabrics and draperies. Fiber-Guard will not wear off like other stain repellents and it will leave your fabric's color, feel and texture unchanged while remaining safe and non-toxic.
Want to know more about our Fiber-Guard treatment? Contact us today!
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Carpet Cleaning

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

It’s a fact that when rugs and carpets are properly cleaned and maintained regularly, they will look their best and last longer. In order to do so, there are a couple of Do’s and Don’ts that should come to mind in efforts to make your rugs and carpets look and stay beautiful. 

 Don’ts:

1. Never allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning firm to clean an oriental or area rug in your home. It may be the easier and cheaper alternative, but it will harm your rugs more than anything. This is because when a cleaner cleans a rug in the home with a hot water extraction machine, the top half of the rug will become saturated with detergent. Over-wetting the rug will eventually lead to mildew and ultimately ruin it.

2. Don't go with the cheapest price for the cleaning. You will get ripped off and your rugs won't get cleaned as properly as possible. Also, beware of companies that don't give you a firm "per square foot" price. Vague prices will only rack up extensive overcharges once they are in your home. 

3. Don't forget to stain protect your rugs. Using Fiber-Guard will provide a superior top-to-bottom protection on each and every fiber in handmade rugs and carpets. It will help prevent permanent staining, make vacuuming easier and more effective, help prevent wear, and prolong the longevity of the rug. 

4. Don't forget to use a good pad under your rug. They greatly prevent wear and all the pads we offer are custom-cut to fit your rug or your exact specifications. 

Do's:

1. Clean your handmade oriental rugs and machine made carpets every two to four years. Dan Hodges, President of the Oriental Rug Importers Association believes that this is crucial. Cleaning will remove grit and the surface soiling that leads to a dull appearance of your rug or carpet.

2. Go with a repitable firm with a certified rug specialist, great training, and a cleaning facility of their own. You want to make sure that the person in your home really knows what they're doing. 

3. Always have your area rugs taken out of the home and cleaned by a professional company that specializes in Oriental rugs. 

4. Vacuum your rugs and carpets frequently. 

5. Rotate your rugs 180 degrees at least once a year. 

6. Be ready when spills and accidents happen with our Spot and Stain Remover Kit. Available on our site for $29.95 plus shipping and handling.

7. Green Cleaning is important for your home. By going green when cleaning your carpets, it can help improve short and long term health benefits for your family and pets. It will reduce those certain chemicals in cleaning products that have been linked to health problems such as asthma and allergies. We are the world's largest and greenest cleaning facility and can conduct responsible and green cleaning processes in your home. 

Book an appointment today!

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