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Oriental & Persian Rug Event Draws in Rug Experts from Across The Nation

Posted on: August 17th, 2013

Oriental & Persian Rug Event Draws Rocklin's Master Rug Cleaner, Edd O'Donoghue, of Pressluft Carpet & Oriental Rug Cleaning. Jun 29, 2015 – Edd participated in the Oriental & Persian Rug Event held in San Diego, CA, July 2013. The Rug Mastery courses included Rug Weaving and Rug Identification. Hand Woven Rugs can take months, […]

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Wool Rug Odor

Posted on: January 12th, 2013

One source of wool rug odor is from the Latex that is used to hold the backing materials (fabric Scrim) to the face yarns on Hand-Tufted Rugs from India. Sometimes there is an odd smell when a Hand Tufted Rug is new but more often by the time the rug is 5 years old the […]

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Wool Rug Spotters

Posted on: January 11th, 2013

Spotters sold in retail stores that are advertised as “safe” for rugs are not formulated for Natural Fibers such as Wool, Cotton & Silk or blended fibers. They are designed for nylon or polyester wall to wall carpets or area rugs. These over the counter products can cause permanent color loss due to reducing agents […]

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Moth-Damage

Moth Damage

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

Case Making moths can do considerable moth damage to wool rugs. Adult female moths lay their eggs almost immediately after they emerge from the pupal case. Moth damage occurs when the moth is in the larvae stage and feeding on protein fibers such as wool. If left undisturbed they will eat until the food source […]

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Pet Stains on Wool Rugs

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

Pet Accidents, such as urine, feces and vomit are the most common stains found on rugs. Pet stains on wool rugs are almost always permanent because the face yarns are discolored almost instantly. On Natural fibers such as wool, silk and cotton it only takes a few minutes of exposure to create a permanent stain. […]

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