Like most items, regular maintenance can help to prolong the life of your rug. It is far more cost effective to have small maintenance issues addressed as they arise, rather than allowing further deterioration. Small restoration jobs, such as securing the ends, fixing the fringes and restoring frayed selvedges are relatively low cost jobs to have done but form a valuable part in maintaining your rug and increasing its longevity.
Another maintenance issue that is commonly overlooked is small holes. When a small hole appears in a rug, it may be due to removal of the pile, or a hole forms in the warp and weft (or foundation).We advise our customers to get these holes expertly repaired before further deterioration. Restoration techniques are such that these small holes can be repaired and become undetectable once fixed. If holes are allowed to deteriorate, restoration is still possible, but can be more costly.
We also frequently restore rugs that have suffered some degree of moth damage. This moth damage often occurs on areas of a rug that is hidden under furniture. To help reduce the likelihood of such damage, vacuum these regions as frequently as the rest of the carpet (usually once or twice a week). Also any rugs packed and stored out of site frequently suffer moth damage, so ensure you unpack and vacuum the stored rug regularly. If moth damage does occur, it is important to seek specialist advise as early as possible. It is possible to restore your carpet to its former glory, so definitely get in touch. Our list of restoration works covered include:
Hole, Tear & Slit Repairs
Re-Weaving & Re-Piling To Worn Areas
Full Restoration Of Rugs that are Worn Or Damaged