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Can an Old Area Rug Be Cleaned and Repaired?

A very nice lady from Thousand Oaks, CA came into our shop with a very dirty, frayed area rug. She said, “last time I sent it cleaning somewhere, it looked really dirty when I brought it, but it came out great.”  Well-the problem is, that was ten years ago. Since then she has not had it professionally cleaned and it obviously takes a lot of traffic.

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This Area Rug Went Too Many Years Without Professional Cleaning

She said the rug was fifteen years old, and that it was wool, made by Karastan. She left the rug with us, for cleaning and repair, and my wife Sylvie told her we would be calling her with a quote on repairing all four edges.

Now I have done two attempts and test- cleaning one two-foot by two- foot corner. The dirt has been ground in for so many years that the cleaning results are just not spectacular, as they usually are in our company.

So, we will be calling this customer and referring her to someone who can sell her a new rug.

Much of the reason for my conclusion has to do with the actual value and origin of this carpet.

  • it is a machine-made wool with a synthetic ( latex and polypropylene) backing
  • the value (and quality) when it was new is inferior to a hand- woven “Oriental” rug
  • the soil had simply been left to accumulate for too many years and became a permanent stain-traffic area
  • the rug, since it contains latex, cannot be immersion- washed in our fresh water bath system
  • the frayed edges are a tell-tale sign that this machine- made carpet rug is ready for retirement (dumpster!)

We do specialize and the most thorough, squeaky-clean with no chemicals cleaning for any area rug. And, we often perform near- mriacles on some really dirty carpets. Our company is certified by Woolsafe USA as such. However, this one was just too far gone, given it’s original quality. Actually Karastan makes some very nice rugs, but this i one of their “moderately priced”  rugs.

Hope this is helpful- and if you ever have a question about area rugs or Oriental natural hand-made rugs such as Persian rugs in Ventura County please give us a call! Below you see an image our our wash process for hand-made rugs.

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Perhaps you’ve been trying to clean them yourself with bottles and products you bought at the store but the spots keep coming back. Or perhaps the carpet cleaning company who you have hired remove the spots but then once the carpet dried they came back

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Why are returning spots in traffic lanes such a problem when people hire a carpet cleaning company?

The IICRC, the world’s largest certifying body for the cleaning industry -providing professional training, company certification and standardization, tells us that many steps must be performed by the cleaning technician in order to achieve a professional and long-lasting cleaning result.

However most carpet, rug, tile and upholstery cleaning companies skip at least half of the necessary steps for a great result.

At Four Seasons Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, an IICRC CERTIFIED FIRM, we perform our own 12-step carpet cleaning process for maximum soil removal and maximum spot removal. It’s not a “quick- get-in-and-out” process. At our company we offer a free return trip in the case of returning spots for 30 days, and while we are at your house we also make a meticulous effort to clean every soil or spotted area until all the dirt is out.

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Camarillo Carpet Cleaning Expert Dan Traub

About the author: Dan Traub is an IICRC certified Firm owner and certified technician and trainer. He is the author of his own book “How To Avoid Nightmare Carpet Cleaners,” and a featured online author on