Vacuum rugs regularly. Sand and grit can work into the base of the pile and abrasion can damage the wool and result in loss of pile. Vacuum only with suction, never use a beater bar on a rug.

Spot Clean
Do not rub or soak the rug.  Never use bleach or other chemicals.If food or liquids spill onto a carpet, blot up the spill as soon as possible. Use only club soda and a clean white towel to soak up the spill. Do not soak the stain. Don't rub, as this will spread the stain. Work the stain from the outer edge to the center. Dry with a fan or hand blow dryer, preferably on a low heat setting. Finally, to restore the pile, brush it with a soft brush. On old and stubborn stains, repeat the process until the stain is completely removed.  Failure to dry the carpet properly can cause mold, mildew and dry rot with significant damage.

Special Stains
Blood, Mud or Similar – Allow the stain dry, scrape it off, and then Spot Clean. Chewing Gum – Press ice cubes against spot until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Use spot remover to vanish last traces. Saturate the spot with a cloth soaked in vinegar or alcohol. Candle Wax – Place a brown paper bag over the spot. Place a hot iron over the paper bag. Move iron constantly. Wait a few minutes until the wax is absorbed. Repeat if necessary. Ink from ballpoint pen – Saturate the spot with hairspray. Allow to dry. Blot lightly with vinegar and water solution.

Deep Cleaning  
Should a deep cleaning be required, a professional cleaning company should be employed.

Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your rugs from being damaged by moths. Periodic cleaning, moth proofing and rotating rugs are a good way to prevent moth larva from taking hold and damaging rugs.

Fading in Sunlight
Colors fade unevenly and fibers can dry out and become brittle. Fading can occur in a month or less. When colors are softer or lighter on the pile side of the rug than they are on the back, it means that fading is occurring. You can eliminate or prevent the problem by avoiding direct sunlight.

For difficult or unlisted stains, please consult a professional rug cleaner. Never use dry cleaning methods on a rug. Never “steam clean” a rug as this may cause dyes to bleed. Life of Ours, LLC does not accept liability for damage of a rug after delivery or from the use of the cleaning suggestions outlined above.