Area rugs are meant to be walked on and are durable to be cleaned with care. Over months and year of use, dust becomes embedded in the rugs fibers. The fibers of the rug can become packed and matted if dirt, dust and other particles are not removed on regular basis. These particles can cause a rug’s fibers to become brittle and sensitive to damage. This will impact the appearance, life and value of your rug. Proper cleaning rids a rug of these particles and restores a rug’s luster.
We recommend rugs to be professional cleaned every two to five years. Area rugs require a routine maintenance, also a cleaning methodology that is very different from other types of carpet cleaning and cannot be properly cleaned at home.
As a great diversity of weaves, age, condition and types of soil are found in rugs, they must be treated accordingly in order to safely and throughly remove the abrasive grit and atmospheric soils that dull the colors. Our skilled staff have the required knowledge of oriental rugs and hands-on cleaning experience to ensure the best care and cleaning of your rugs.
We respect rugs as an art form and protect their artistic and intrinsic value with care.
Serapi Rug Gallery Cleaning Process
This process begins with measuring the rugs and inspecting it for any areas which may require special attention. Each are rug is treated with the attention needed to preserve the vibrancy of the dyes, the suppleness of the fibers and the integrity of the hand-tied knots. Our cleaning specialists use traditional techniques and environmentally friendly process to revive the colors and textures of your carpet.
Rugs with silk threads, cashmere and various delicate fibers such as tapestries, silks, jute and hemp rugs are best cleaned by hand. This process is less impact full on delicate fibers.
We Also Offer
- Pickup & Delivery
- Mold & Mildew removal
- Stain removal
- Deodorizing and pet odor removal
- Repair & Restoration
- Fire and water damage cleaning
Area Rug Repair & Restoration
Just about any damage has a solution with a professional restoration. The early repair of your rug is necessary in preserving its beauty and value. At Serapi, we employ traditional Persian practices that are centuries old to preserve and restore your rug. Using yarn of the closest match in fiber and dye to your hand-knotted rug for invisible repair. Our native artisans deliver superb quality service in the industry to attain outstanding results. Call for your free estimate.
- Antique and new rug restoration
- Rug reweaving
- Repair and replacement of fringe
- Fixing holes and restoring worn spots
- Binding and overcasting
- Restoring worn corners and sides
- Restoration of moth damage and water rot
- Cutting, resizing and binding
- Repairs of rips, slits and tares
- Preparing rugs for wall-hanging
- Adding leather on the back sides of the rug
- Stretching and blocking due to shrinkage
- Restoring and re-dying dyes
- And many more
A quality pad used provides a protective layer between the rug and the floor. It minimizes slippage, makes it feel thicker and more luxurious and absorbs noise. Most importantly it increases the life of your rug. We carry different types of padding designed for various floors and rugs and are happy to advise you on which pad is best for your application.
Learn more about your rugs! We regularly prepare rug appraisals for private clients, estate executors and insurance companies. Today, most insurance companies require proper documentation of your rug’s retail value. It is suggested to have your rugs appraised every three to five years. Each rug is comprehensively described based on our experience in the international market to include origin, design condition, dimension, provenance and replacement retail value.