Area Rug Cleaning and Care Tips and Products

Jaffe Rug Gallery recommends that you regularly have your rug cleaned every three years. This not only helps sustain your rug's elegance by a thorough inspection, but it prevents future damage that may occur to your rug.

We offer the pickup, delivery, and furniture moving required to attain your rug. Two types of cleaning services are available at your request: Regular Wash and Enzyme Wash. Our Enzyme Wash is a thorough wash that removes pet stains and acid-based spills.

Rug Pad

Jaffe Rug Gallery provides different types of rug pads for your new rug purchase. All of our pads are natural, non-skid, and can be fitted to every rug. Our rug pads will not stain your floor and will ensure the placement of the rug to guarantee minimal damage to your rug.

Rug Restoration

Jaffe Rug Gallery offers hand repair services to keep your antique oriental, contemporary, or any hand-knotted rug in good condition. Daily use, pets, or over-enthusiastic vacuum cleaning causes damage. These repairs will extend the life of your rug.

Cleaning Tips

We have provided helpful hints and tips below for caring for your rug and cleaning any small messes that may occur. We strongly recommend that you immediately call one of our associates to schedule a pickup for proper cleaning of your rug.

Jaffe Rug Gallery is not responsible for any damage that may occur to your rug from self-cleaning. These tips are to be utilized at your discretion. Contact us for immediate assistance regarding your rug.
Below are some helpful hints on cleaning and caring for your rug. We strongly recommend that you consult with one of our rug care experts before you clean your rug. 

Six-Step Stain Removal for Your Rug

Accidents happen every day, but it doesn't mean that your rug's appearance has to suffer. Here are six easy steps to ensure your rug doesn't pay the price of mishaps.

  • Act fast
  • Blot, never rub 
  • Clean stain starting from edge to center 
  • Do not soak 
  • Pat and fan dry 
  • Brush pile
You have to move fast when spills happen, which means you should keep a little box containing the following close at hand at all times: dry cleaning fluid, club soda, cotton clothes, white vinegar, mild dishwashing detergent (containing no alkaline or bleaches), alcohol, 3-percent hydrogen peroxide, clothes brush, household ammonia, salt, and nail polish remover (acetone). 
Scoop or scrape off solid stains with a spoon or blunt knife. Blot up excess spills with paper towels. Don't rub, as this will spread the stain. You want the opposite of the ripple effect, working the stain from the edge to the center. This will hopefully contain the stain and not affect the rest of the rug.
Always apply antidote with a clean cloth. Don't soak the stain with cleaning solution. The less moisture, the better. Then pat excess moisture with paper towels and dry with a fan or hand blow-dryers, 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. 

Rug Cleaning and Rug Care Chart

See the rug cleaning and rug care chart key below:

  • A - Cold water
  • B - One teaspoon of clear dishwashing with a cup of warm water
  • C - One tablespoon of clear household ammonia (3) with 1/2 cup of water
  • D - A dry-cleaning solvent from grocery or home improvement store
  • E - Chill with ice cubes in a plastic bag, then break residue into small pieces, scrape off, and vacuum
  • F - 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water
  • G - Warm water
  • H - Clear nail polish remover without oil or nail conditioners (preferably acetone)
  • I - Denatured alcohol or methylated spirits (avoid oil-based minerals)
  • J - Rust remover
  • K - Absorbent powder (salt, talc or commercial dry, absorbent powders)



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