Cleaning Oriental Rugs

I have several oriental rugs that need cleaning. Does anyone know the best way to achieve this?

Amy from Granite Bay, CA

May 23, 20080 found this helpful

If you don't want to take the chance of cleaning them yourself. Call up a rug cleaning service and they can be professionally cleaned.

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May 23, 20080 found this helpful

Read my tip here from "Cyinda"

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May 27, 20080 found this helpful

I saw on tv how a company was cleaning oriental rugs. They placed the rug on a tilted slab concrete, hosed it down with a powerful stream, scrubbed it with a beat up old broom and soapy water, did the same with the reverse side, rinsed both sides off, then laid it on a raised lattice to drip off. I don't know what your carpet is made of, nor how large it is, but after seeing this on the tv (some years ago), Dh and I did this with our small oriental carpets. Drip dried them on the patio furniture which has vinyl slats. Worked beautifully. I need to indicate that these are real, not fakes, and this may make a difference. You also need strong arms 'cause the carpets become very heavy when wet.

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