Rugs are usually made of wool pile. Wool is protein and this is a good and tasty food for moth. The larvae and eggs of moths are in the pile of rugs and if the rug is in a dark and humid place with no disturbances, the eggs and larvae become active and infest the rug. They ruin the rug rapidly without you noticing them. It is like having termites in a wooden building.
We offer many rug related services such as professional deep cleaning, repair, stain removal and appraisal. We also offer moth proofing. We use a safe type of solution which is a kind of iron sulfate and gives a bitter taste to the wool which repels moths.
We receive many rugs for cleaning and some of them have been in storage for a long time. These rugs are damaged by moth. We deep clean these rugs and moth proof them to make sure moths do not come back.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)