Saturday, August 30, 2014

Moth and Rugs



Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

We Mean Hand Wash at Los Angeles Rug Cleaning



Some rugs are old or damaged and we need to hand wash them to prevent them from getting more damages. Here, I am posting two such rugs which were pretty old with many damaged areas. We could not use rotary machine on these rugs after we did dusting. Se we had to hand wash them with soft brushes and certified tested WoolSafe rug shampoo.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Thursday, August 28, 2014

One of the Dirtiest Rugs We Cleaned!

A client called us a couple of weeks ago and wanted us to pick up an 8' x 10' rug from her house for cleaning. This rug was picked up from her teenager son's bedroom. It was one of the dirtiest ones we have recently received for cleaning.

We dusted the rug for several rounds and then washed it with our certified tested rug shampoo. We rinsed the rug multiple times to make sure there is no residue left in the rug.
Now, this rug looks and smells good again and we hope this client and her son take good care of it for many years to come.
Taking care of rugs is not our job; it is our PASSION!

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Friday, August 22, 2014

Your Rug Has Fringes and You Don't Like Them!

It is a love/hate matter. Some of our clients love to see fringes/tassels on their rugs, and some hate fringes. The pros say fringes make their rugs look beautiful and more real. Cons say fringes look ugly as they get dirty or damaged by foot traffic or by getting cut in vacuum cleaners. I believe both groups have valid points. It is a matter of taste.

We picked up few rugs from a client for cleaning and repair. He wanted us to get rid of fringes. So this is what we did.



He told us to cut the fringes, but that was not right as it would damage the rug and the end knots would come off. So we folded the fringes and one of our repair technicians on site sewed them back under the rug.


This is what we did to his other beautiful hand knotted Persian Sarouk carpet. We sewed the fringes back. In case if this client changes his mind in the future and would like to see/have the fringes, it is easy to open and bring them back again.


Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Area Rug Cleaning and Repair at Los Angeles Rug Cleaning

We received this area machine made rug. It had many stains and on part on the top right was ripped.
Before cleaning pictures with some nasty stains.
 We hand washed it and it came out clean and pretty.
Picture of the rip/damage
 We fixed the rip and patched the back for extra protection.

It looks beautiful and our client can use and enjoy it again.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Rug Cleaning and Moth Damaged/Infested Rugs

We picked up seven severely moth infested rugs from a public storage in west Los Angeles. Moths were flying in the storage units when we picked up these Chinese rugs. This was by far the worst moth case we had seen in years.

These seven rugs were left in storage without cleaning and wrapping of any kind. It took us several hours to do a preliminary vacuuming to bring them into our shop to take pictures, measure them and process them for a deep hand wash.

The deep cleaning is done now and we contacted the client and offered to do the moth treatment/spray. She wants to store them again and we offered professional wrapping and sealing of the rugs. We should hear from her today.
This is after cleaning picture of one of the rugs. There were thousands of live moths jumping up and down in this rug when we picked it up.
 
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shag Rug Cleaning In Los Angeles at Rug Ideas

Shag rugs have high pile, so many of our clients love the softness and the cushioning under their feet. But they get dirty faster than regular rugs and therefore need a little more attention in keeping them clean and healthy.
We specialize in shag rug cleaning and hand wash them and bring them back to life again.
Here, I am posting a before and after cleaning pictures of an 8' x 10' shag we picked up for cleaning from a client's house in Hollywood. Our customer loved the result.
This is the before cleaning picture of another dirty shag rug we received for cleaning.
After our client saw the rug after the cleaning was done, she said she was very happy to have found our company and left with a big thank you and smile on her face.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hand Washing Rugs at Los Angeles Rug Cleaning

We received this hand knotted Chinese silk rug runner for cleaning and repair of both ends. It was very dirty and stained since it was used in a high traffic area close to the kitchen.
We did the dusting and hand washed it multiple times and brought it back to life again.
One of our repair technicians on site also repaired and secured both ends to make sure knots do not come off.
 Here you see another very dirty runner on our wash floor being washed by hand by two of our technicians. This makes sure stained and dirty areas get more attention.

If you have a dirty and stained rug, let us take care of it and clean it for you. Our deep hand wash brings it back to life and extends the life of it. We're open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Rugs Make Your House Your Home!

Why should we use rugs at home, office, patio, etc.?
Because rugs add warmth and character to our spaces. Without rugs, our spaces look cold, empty, and soulless.
Not only rugs add beauty and decorate our homes, they absorb sound and noises and create more relaxing environment.
There are different types of rugs that can fit all kinds of tastes and budgets. There are also many designs to choose from. Traditional, classics designs have been in the market for hundreds of years. And then there are modern/contemporary designs for the new generation of customers. Transitional designs are in between and can satisfy both traditional and modern tastes.

Come and visit us today. We have rugs for all budgets and tastes.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moth Season Is Here! Inspect Your Rugs.

We picked up seven moth infested rugs from a public storage. When we opened the fist one, we saw thousands of these little bugs flying and jumping up and down. And the worms were having a big party at the rug owners expense.


Moth infestation happens when a rug is not professionally cleaned and left in storage which is dark and humid. Pet urine on rugs also attract moths.

The first important thing here is to dust and remove all these moths, larvae, and eggs from the rug. Then a deep thorough wash should be done. We apply and spry a repellent solution to moth infested rugs and this non-toxic solution changes the taste of the wool so moths do not come back to eat the wool which is protein as their food.

Professional (not wall-wall type) rug cleaning every couple of years and regular vacuuming and inspection of rugs is very important in having moth free rugs.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Balouch Rug Patch Repair at Rug Ideas, Los Angeles

A client brought in a Balouch rug for repair a few days ago. It had a big hole in it and he wanted us to patch it for him.

The good thing was that he had the patch. Its design and color palette did not exactly match the rug, but this is what he had and this is what he wanted us to use.

So one of our repair personnel took care of the patch and fixed it. This is not as fine as re-weaving which we could do for this customer, but this is what he could afford, and this is what he wanted.

In many cases, patching a rug could be a good alternative if customer does not want to spend money on reweaving the hole or the damaged area. Of course one challenge here is to find the right match with the same kind of design, construction, and color scheme. But if customer can lower her expectations, patching could be something to consider.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Rug Samplers, Ornak, Wagireh

In the old days when graph papers were not available and commonly used in remote areas, weavers had rug samplers which were used as guides and the rugs they would like to weave.
 A Bakhshayesh rug sampler from Heriz region, north west Iran.
 A bidjar rug sampler from north west, Iran, Kurdistan province.
 A Malayer rug sampler from north west Iran, Hamedan province.
 A Sultanabad rug sampler from north central Iran, Arak province.
Another Sultanabad rug sampler from north central Iran, Arak province.

Rug samplers are collectible items and are rare to find. I love them and if I see them somewhere, try to buy them. These pictures are the courtesy of Nazmyal.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085

Silk Rug Fringe/Tassels Repair at Rug Ideas, Los Angeles

A carpet cleaner sent us a rug which was damaged on the ends in the process of cleaning. The foundation of this rug was silk. He wanted us to fix this for him. His client claimed she had bought this 6' x 9' rug for $11,000!
We received the rug by UPS ground and assigned one of our master weavers to do the job. Sometimes our biggest challenge is to find the right yarn and material to match the color, and the original material/construction of the rug we want to repair.
We did the re-fringing on both ends and the result was very good as it can be seen in these pictures.

We sent the rug back with UPS ground and the client was very happy with the repair as the rug looked like the damage never happened.

The good point about hand made/knotted rugs is that we can almost do any kind of repair and restoration on them.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
www.LosAngelesRugCleaning.com
www.RugIdea.com
Tel. 310-770-9085