How Long Does it Take to Knot a Persian Carpet?
When it comes to cleaning your Oriental or Persian carpet, it is best to have it done by the professionals, for a number of reasons. Of these, knowing and understanding the very essence of these hand-knotted beauties goes a long way to knowing how best to clean them. As we are dealing with natural fibres; wool, cotton and sometimes silk as well as natural dyes and colours, using the correct cleaning agents and knowing how to thoroughly clean the carpets - yes, experience really matters - will be a good investment in maintaining and extending the lifespan of your Persian or Oriental carpet.
Your carpets and rugs should be professionally shampooed or cleaned by our Victor Lidchi’s Cleaning dept., every 2-4 years, depending on the traffic they have been exposed to and how dirty they have become. This is a specialist job – PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO IT YOURSELF!
Preserve the value, beauty and integrity of your Persian and Oriental carpets by professionally cleaning them. Expert cleaning services go beyond just cleaning the carpet - we handle the natural fibres with care and respect - and our knowledge and experience stands us in good stead. Ridding the carpet of the embedded dirts is the first thing taken care of, which is done with soft compressed air, starting with the back of the carpet, over a gridded floor. Turning it over it is then thoroughly vacuumed before the actual cleaning process begins. Treatment of the fringes is a somewhat overlooked yet very important aspect of Persian carpet cleaning. And we know this well.
Hand-made rugs should be professionally cleaned every two to four years, depending on how and where they are being used. Rugs used in heavily trafficked areas, such as an entry hall, may need to be professionally cleaned every year. Waiting too long between cleaning makes deeply embedded soil tougher to remove completely, especially with thick rugs. Allowing grit and soil to remain in the carpet acts as an abrasive that negatively affects the carpet over time and therefore can reduce it's lifespan.
Having your carpet professionally cleaned means that it is returned to you completely dry, clean and treated - with no chance of mildew or soap residues (from a home cleaning) because of dampness - which can cause it to resoil quickly.
Bring your carpet/s in for an assessment and a quote and we will take it from there. If you are unable to bring them in and you reside within a 30 km radius of our showroom, we will arrange collection or an on-the-spot assessment and if accepted, will arrange for the carpets to be collected and delivered once complete and fully dried.