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Sparks Steak House | Restoration Carpet Cleaning NYC

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 02:23 PM

When the Iconic New York Steak House – Sparks needs to restore the carpet in it’s very busy restaurant they turn to Rug Renovating. We recently did a restoration cleaning to what was an extremely solid carpet. We sent a six man crew early on a Sunday morning and by 2:00 pm we were done and out of the facility so they could open for their dinner crowd.

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Sparks was thrilled with the results – why wouldn’t they be happy – just look at the before and after pictures.

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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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How to Decrease In-Home Allergens

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

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As stated by an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) expert, Dr. Michael Berry: "A clean home is a healthy home. Cleaning will remove fungi, bacteria, dust, pollen and other pollutants that can aggravate and trigger problems for allergy and asthma suffers." Most people spend a lot of time in their homes. What we don't realize is that the air outside of our homes is actually cleaner than the air inside of our homes. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution has reached epidemic levels in the United States over the past ten years. Indoor air pollution can lead to watery eyes, frequent colds, flu, sore throats, stuffy noses, allergies, lack of energy and asthma. The soft surfaces that make up your rugs and furniture are a critical part of affecting indoor air quality. They capture dust, dirt, pollen, dust mites and all of their products including bacteria. Once your rugs and furniture get full of those pollutants, they stop holding onto them and release them back into the air. The EPA has determined that proper cleaning can get your rugs and carpets up to 1500% cleaner. Keeping your home clean will make you and your family live a healthier life and it will ultimately leave your home looking more beautiful. 
 
Steps to take to help decrease in-home allergens:
  1. Use a vacuum cleaner that has a Hepa Filter. 
  2. Be sure to replace the bag when it is half full.
  3. Use a beater bar when vacuuming rugs and carpets as it will make your work even more effective.
  4. Use the hose connection on the vacuum to thoroughly clean all upholstered furniture, drapes and other window treatments.
  5. Dust mites and mold thrive in moisture. Keep humidity in your home lower than 50% with a dehumidifier, air conditioner, or heating system.
  6. When you buy furnishings, try to choose ones that are washable or made from materials such as wood and leather. Allergens can collect in places like upholstered couches and chairs, curtains and blinds. 
  7. When you do laundry, soak your blankets, sheets, and pillowcases for four hours in warm water, detergent, and bleach. Then wash with detergent in water that is at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Clean your home frequently. Vacuum, dust, and wipe down flat surfaces with a damp cloth. 
  9. Clean the air in your home naturally. Skip the plug-in air fresheners or electric air cleaners and instead, open your windows or turn on exhaust fans that vent to the outdoors. 
  10. If you realize you or one of your loved ones are allergic to your pets, keep him or her out of your bedroom. Bathe pets once a week and always wash your hands after touching them.

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Rug Renovating's Inaugural Designer Marketing Workshop

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 01:02 PM

Last week Rug Renovating hosted the first of many interior designer workshops, created to help educate interior designers on strategies that can help grow their own personal business(es).  This initial event was focused on helping interior designers understand how they can build their personal brand, in regards to marketing, and what they may be currently missing in their company messaging. Our guest speaker was famed branding expert and author of the global bestseller 'Your Marketing Sucks' - Mark Stevens.
Important tips to note were:

1. The importance of brevity.  If you can't explain what your company does briefly and simply, you need a new message. Ask yourself "what does my company do?" If you can't answer easily, you need to reconsider your positioning.

2. What makes you different? Really consider your selling process from beginning to end and see where you can make changes to help you stand out.

3. Do something during your initial consultation that makes you memorable.  Bring something tangible that your prospect can keep (outside of a business card or brochure).

The night was informative and engaging as the guests participated in a conversation about marketing and learned new tricks to rug restoration and cleaning, thanks to Paul Iskylan, Rug Renovating's President. Guests received a copy of Mark's book along with an exclusive Rug Renovating spotting kit.

Photos from the event can be seen on the Rug Renovating company Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rug-Renovating/253083724711719) and a video documenting the evening's speeches will be posted next week. 

If you are an interior designer and have questions about rug restoration, cleaning or protecting, or would like to know more about how to help build your personal brand, please feel free to reach out to us and we'd be more than happy to help!

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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. 

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How to Protect Your Rugs from UV Fading

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 01:42 PM

Everyone knows that UV rays can damage your skin. But did you know that it can be harmful to your rugs as well? Your beautiful Oriental rugs may be the statement piece in your living room, dining room or family room, but being exposed to the sunlight that streams through your windows can damage them. No one wants their beloved rugs to develop ugly fade marks or for them to lose the vivid and gorgeous colors that make them unique.  In addition, sunlight can ultimately bring down their value as well. UV rays can affect different types of rugs in different ways - depending on the quality of the rug and what it is made of. Some rugs are more resistant to UV rays than others.

For example, rugs that are made of wool can stand up to sunlight better and will not fade as easily. Also, fibers, such as acrylic and polyester, are very resistant to sunlight too. Sun fading will most likely affect colors that have reds as a dominant element.

There are easy (and inexpensive) steps to help protect your rugs from UV fading:
1. It is recommended to close your blinds whenever possible, or lower the shades when you aren't at home during the day, as this will block out the sun's harmful UV rays.

2. You should rotate your rug at least twice a year in efforts to ensure that rug is being used on both sides evenly. This will also guarantee that the rug is exposed to the sun in equal amount on both sides.

3. Add UV tint protection to your windows. There are a variety of window films for different levels of UV ray protection.

4. Don't use UV products because they are made up of heavy chemicals that will harm the surface of your rugs and won't allow them to breath.

5. For an exterior option, awnings can be a great way to provide sun protection and even add some curb appeal to you home. 

6. Have your rugs treated with MicroSeal, which helps to prefent fading and staining.

Although large windows let in beautiful, bright light, they will also let in harmful UV rays that will hurt your oriental rugs. Follow the steps above and you will be on your way to safely reducing incoming sunlight by also preserving your favorite rugs! Rug Renovating can also help you prevent UV fading by MicroSealing your rugs.  Call today to ask about MicroSeal!

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Fine Rug Repair - Don’t Wait

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

Repair Services and Reweaving

Rug Renovating repairs fine rugsWhen it comes to repair services for rugs, master craftspeople:

  • reweave holes
  • renap worn areas
  • restore moth damage
  • repair seams
  • reduce a rug’s size
  • rewrap and repair a rug’s sides
  • reweave fringes or add artificial fringes
  • unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes

Our master craftspeople here at our facility can do almost any type of repair listed above on both antique and contemporary handmade rugs, custom made rugs, machine made rugs such as Karastans and Couristan and broadloom carpet.

Oriental Rug Repairs

We can 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.

 

Machine-Made Oriental & Handmade Rugs

We can do many repairs by machine, which is less expensive than work done by hand. On these types of rugs, we can sew fringes on by the machine, machine serge, or bind the sides.

Custom-made rugs are machine made carpets that are fabricated by hand into area rugs. A border is usually added by hand sewing and the corners are then mitered together. We can repair and alter these rugs as needed. We can also sew on fabric and leather borders in addition to machine binding and serging the sides or ends of the rug to give you the beautifully finished rug you want.

We can custom cut down a broadloom carpet, which usually comes in 12 ft. widths, to any size you want. From there, we can serge it, bind it, add a border, and so on.  

Don’t wait for a small repair to become a major restoration! Check out the repair services we offer to fix any problem with your favorite rugs and carpets.

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Carpet Care Tips for Every Household

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

carpet care tipsDo you know how to properly maintain your fine rugs, carpets, furniture and drapes?  We do! 

Check out Rug Renovating's carpet care tips:

 

 

1. Never clean handmade or machine-made rugs in your home no matter what anyone tells you, even if it is inexpensive.

  • Handmade Oriental and machine made carpets should be cleaned every 2 to 4 years, as suggested by Dan Hodges, President of the Oriental Rug Importers Association.
  • Never ever allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning firm to clean an oriental or area rug in your home.

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

  • “Over time grit and dirt become embedded so deeply that professional cleaning is required. Oriental rugs and other area carpets should be taken out of the home for proper cleaning.”- Dan Hodges.
  • The cleaning will remove the grit as well as the surface soiling that gradually dulls the appearance of the carpet.

3. Protect your wool rugs and carpets from stains and soil. Wool handmade and machine-made rugs and carpets are sold without any type of stain protection. Wool as a fiber is very absorbent. We have seen countless incidents where a spill or an accident has irreversibly stained a beautiful rug. Stain protection is a must for any rug or carpet.

  • Fiber-Guard provides a 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.
  • It will not wear off like other stain repellents and will leave your fabric’s color, feel and texture unchanged while remaining safe and non-toxic. It helps prevent all types of oil and water based stains and spills.

4. Spills and accidents should be addressed immediately. Have the proper tools on hand so you will be ready to act.

  • You can order the finest spot and stain remover kit from us which includes a bottle of Detergent Solution, a bottle of Dry Cleaner Solution, a bottle of Absorb-A-Spill, our Interior Care & Maintenance Guide, One Personal Spotting Towel, Instructions on Proper Usage, and an Easy to Use Reorder Form.

5. Padding is a must to protect and prolong the life of rugs and carpets.

  • Carpet padding greatly prevents wear.
  • We carry a full line of carpet padding that can be delivered to you when we return your cleaning order. We can also ship the right pad for your needs via UPS.

6. Don’t wait for a small repair to become a major restoration.

  • Our master craftspeople can do almost any type of repair on both antique and cotemporary handmade rugs, custom made rugs, machine made rugs such as Karastans and Couristan and broadloom carpet.
  • We can expertly reweave holes, renap worn areas, restore moth damage, repair seems, reduce a rug’s size, rewrap the binding on the side, reweave worn missing fringes, sew on artificial fringes, unravel and overcast worn fringes and patch holes.

7. Vacuum your rugs and carpets frequently.

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

9. Installed Broadloom Carpet should only be cleaned using the steam soil extraction method.

  • The main ways to clean a carpet is through shampoo, carbonated water, bonnet, dry powder and steam extraction.
  • We use steam cleaning and we aren’t the only ones who recommend it. Shaw Carpet, the largest manufacture of broadloom carpet in the world, recommends the hot water extraction system, which research indicates provides the best capability for cleaning.

10. Wall-to-wall carpeting should be cleaned every 18 months according to Dupont, the leading producer of carpet fiber.

  • On your rugs and carpets, we suggest that you use a good vacuum cleaner with a motor driven brush and beater bar.
  • Be careful not to get the fringe of a handmade rug caught in the brush of the vacuum.
  • Use the hose connection on the vacuum to thoroughly clean all upholstered furniture, drapes and other window treatments.

11. Clean for your health all soft surfaces, rugs, carpets, furniture and drapes. Cleaning will absorb dust and dirt and keep it out of the air you breathe. If you don’t periodically clean these surfaces, dust and dirt may contribute to certain health problems.

  • When our technicians arrive at your home or office they will pre-spot the problem areas, move the furniture that can be moved, thoroughly clean the carpet, replace the furniture to its original location, and put foil pads under the legs of the furniture to protect the furniture.
  • We also have an even better process that we call Ultra Clean. With it, we will apply an anti-microbial treatment to your furnishings and follow this with an application of carpet protector.

 

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Rug Cleaning Tips by Rug Type

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 @ 02:54 PM

carpet cleaning tipsThe following provides tips on the frequency of rug cleaning by rug type. Please keep in mind that the frequency varies with usage, type of rug, and environment. For instance, a rug in your family room needs to be washed more frequently than a rug in a guestroom or an attic.

Wall to Wall: The EPA recommends carpet in your home to be cleaned every six months using the hot water extraction method. Use a firm that is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) and is trained in cleaning not only for appearance but for health also.

Methods Used:

  • Shampoo Cleaning: A soap detergent is scrubbed into the carpet with a rotary machine. After it dries, the soap residue is vacuumed up and captures the dirt.
  • Carbonated Water: This starts out with a pre-spraying of a solution onto the carpet, followed by a rotary machine with a bonnet attached to the bottom. It is passed over the carpet to transfer soil from the carpet to the pad.
  • Dry Powder: Accomplished by sprinkling a cleaning compound on the carpet, brushing it in and then vacuuming it out.
  • Steam Cleaning: Uses a soap solution that is sprayed onto the carpet and then is lifted out or extracted removing the soap, water and dirt.

 

Handmade Rugs and Area Carpets: Should be cleaned once a year. Never clean these items in your home. They should be removed and cleaned in a professional cleaning facility where rugs and carpets can be thoroughly cleaned than in the home. Dust and dirt can be removed before washing. The washing process uses hundreds of gallons of water to remove the most embedded soil and the rugs can be properly dried in a controlled environment.

Methods Used:

  • Luster Wash: The ultimate cleaning for most rugs and carpets.
  • The carpet is completely immersed with water and our own exclusive cleaning formulas.
  • Specially designed washing equipment allows solutions to penetrate freely to the deepest layer of the rug’s nap. This process removes ground-in dirt, gently, without crushing the wool, and in most cases restores the original look and texture.

 

Oriental Rugs: Should be cleaned every two to four years. Dan Hodges, President of the Oriental Rug Importers Association says over time, grit and dirt become embedded so deeply that professional cleaning is required. Oriental rugs and other area carpets should be taken out of the home for proper cleaning. Never allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning firm clean an Oriental or area rug in your home. Nothing can harm your rugs more than this.

Methods Used:

  • Soap Wash: A systematic cleaning process that we use on area rugs, broadloom carpeting and many types of Oriental rugs. The rugs are first lathered with our own soap formula and water then put through an automatic washing machine that again washes, rinses and rings out excess water.

 

Silk and Exotic Rugs: These rugs need to be cleaned more frequently because they are cleaned less aggressively than other types of rugs.  Should be washed once every year or two.

Methods Used:

  • Hand or Dry Rug Cleaning: This process in which we clean the rug with a dry cleaning method. All work is done by hand. This process is recommend for silk rugs, extremely fragile textiles, or rugs that have “fugitive” dyes which may tend to run in a wet cleaning method.
  • A quick tip for any type of rug you may own: Protect your installation from stains, soil and wear with Fiber-Guard. It provides a 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 can also be applied to Wool, Cotton, Leather, Silk, Velvet, Suede and all other fabric blends.

 

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Rug Cleaning Tips for Your Home and Holidays

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 04:44 PM

snow flake clipart 7With the holidays quickly approaching, you want your rugs looking clean for the guests you entertain in your home. It is also important to frequently have your rugs cleaned, in order to avoid further damage. Rugs and carpets will look their best and last longer when they are properly maintained.

Here are some important carpet care tips you should keep in mind that will help your rugs and home look beautiful for your family and holiday guests during those special celebrations:

1. Handmade Oriental and machine made carpets should be cleaned every two to four years.

Dan Hodges, President of the Oriental Rug Importers Association says, “Over time, grit and dirt become embedded so deeply that professional cleaning is required. Oriental rugs and other area carpets should be taken out of the home for proper cleaning.”

This type of cleaning will remove the grit as well as the surface soil that gradually causes the carpet to take on a dull appearance.

2. Never allow a wall-to-wall carpet cleaning firm to clean an oriental rug in your home.

It would probably be easier and cheaper, but this could seriously harm your rugs.  When a cleaner cleans a rug in a home with a hot water extraction machine,  known as steam cleaning, the top half of the rug becomes saturated with detergent and the bottom half remains untouched. This process does not get the dirt out of the rug’s foundation.

If a rug is cleaned at the home, it is lying flat on the ground, and this causes the foundation to never have the opportunity to dry properly. This could lead to mildew and dry rot, which will either ruin the rug or drastically reduce its longevity and value.

Another problem with in-home cleaning is that the cleaning chemical is never properly rinsed out of the rug. The soap and moisture that is left in the rug attains a very high pH level. As the rug dries, it leaves the pile heavily laden with soap residue - we use the analogy of washing your hair without rinsing it. 

3. Protect your installations from stains, soil and wear with Fiber-Guard.

Fiber-Guard provides a superior protection on each and every fiber in handmade rugs and carpets, wall-to-wall carpet, fabric and leather furniture, wall fabrics and draperies.

It can be applied to wool, cotton, leather, silk, velvet, suede, and all other fabric blends.

It will not wear off like other stain repellants and will leave your fabric’s color, feel and texture unchanged.

It will always be safe and non-toxic.

4. For your wall-to-wall carpeting:

Wall-to-wall carpeting should be cleaned every eighteen months, according to Dupont, the leading producer of carpet fiber.

We use steam cleaning just like Shaw Carpet, which is the largest manufacture of broadloom carpet in the world. They also recommend the hot water extraction system, which research indicates provides the best capability for cleaning.

Our technicians will pre-spot the problem areas on your carpets, move the furniture, thoroughly clean the carpet, and replace the furniture to its original location.

It will take six to twelve hours for the carpet to dry.

5. Vacuum your rugs and carpets frequently. Click here for proper instructions.

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

7. Check out this Carpet Cleaning Frequency Guideline from the EPA: http://www.greatcampdetailing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/EPA-Guidelines.pdf


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