Organic Rug Cleaning

Organic Rug Cleaning

November 20, 2018 | BehnamRugs.com

Behnam Rugs specializes in organic rug cleaning and has taken great pride in the care of fine oriental rugs since 1978. Our expertise and experience combined with the ORGANIC RUG CLEANING TECHNOLOGY means authenticity of rug cleaning and the preservation of quality.

We appreciate the art of handmade rugs, from hand knotting line-by-line and the care of each unique rug. Our process includes thorough inspection of each rug to ensure the correct cleaning procedure as we understand not all rugs have the same fiber content or natural dye structure and may wash differently.

100% Organic Rug Cleaning. Our shampoos are safe for pets & children. Pet odor removal. Luxury Persian & Oriental Rug Sales Experts.We have served DFW since 1978. Our services include oriental+silk wash, rug fringe repair, rug-carpet binding, and repair pet damage. You Can Request A Rug Washing Estimate Online!

Organic Rug Shampoo

Behnam Rugs uses organic shampoo and natural organic rinses.  We use legendary washing techniques for all special rugs. We use special hand-labored brushes, organic shampoos, cold water, hot water rinses as needed, and special organic enzymes. Our organic enzymes were specifically created for us. We wash each side of the rug three times or more.  We do not use any kind of machinery or harsh chemicals for our rug cleaning service.

Our crew at Behnam Rugs uses highly efficient methods to remove pet odor and pet stains. Our hand washing method of washing rugs comes from a special technique that has been documented in Persian history and is still used today. We only use organic rug shampoo to prevent damage to natural dyes in wool, silk, and artificial silk. We use our special organic shampoo and different drying methods that all aid the rug to reach its best quality.

Behnam Rugs 10 Point Cleaning Process

  1. Pre-Cleaning Inspection
  2. Unique Tagging
  3. Dry Soil Removal
  4. Color Fast Testing
  5. Pre-Conditioning
  6. Soak in Natural Enzymes
  7. Rinsing
  8. Post Wash, Quality Control, and Inspection
  9. Detailing and Grooming during and after drying process.
  10. We use non-recycled City of Dallas water for all rug washing and rinsing

Behnam Rugs Services

Behnam Rugs offers an array of rug services:

Behnam Rugs hand washes each rug in a submersion cleaning area that is specially designed for washing rugs the authentic way.… Read the rest

Rug Cleaning Disasters: When an Inexperienced Individual Tries to Clean a Rug

Rug Cleaning Disasters: When an Inexperienced Individual Tries to Clean a Rug

Damaged Rug

Recently, a customer brought a fine Egyptian 100% silk rug in to Behnam Rugs that had been treated with chemicals to remove a pet stain as well as thrown in the washing machine.

The homeowners entrusted the care of their rug to their housekeeper who first used a carpet cleaning product to try and remove the stain and odor. When the first household cleaner did not remove the stain, she tried another, and another cleaner, layering chemicals deep into the rug’s pile.

When this did not work, she threw the rug into the washing machine, along with a few others for good measure, effectively ruining all but the rug brought in to us. The rugs experienced shrinkage, deep creases, and uneven borders.

Behnam Rugs is one of the only companies that utilize blocking to rectify shrinkage. After washing, we block the rug in a rectangular frame larger than the rug. When the rug is crooked or uneven, we use the frame to clamp and pull the uneven portion until it matches the rest of the rug. This is an effective process that requires us to create a frame especially for your rug, which most companies don’t bother to do.

The rugs that didn’t make it were permanently creased and also unable to lay flat due to the fibers of these delicate rugs getting bunched and stretched out by the washing cycle and heat.

Here’s why both these cleaning approaches are huge mistakes.

A fine rug is not the same as a carpet, and you should never use carpet cleaning products on it.

Carpet cleaning products use strong chemicals to try and remove stains.

Some of the harmful ingredients found in commercial carpet cleaning solutions include formaldehyde, acids, lye, ammonia, chlorine, and other dangerous chemicals harmful not just to your fine rug but also to your health and the health of your pets.

The chemical reactions that occur can stain the rug further as well as damage the fibers, whether they’re wool, silk, or cotton.

Carpets are generally made of synthetic fibers that can handle harsher chemicals when it comes to removing a stain.

The rug brought into us had a chemical stain, not from the pet urine, but from the attempted treatment with carpet cleaners.

At Behnam Rugs we use mild organic shampoos as well as live bacteria enzymes that effectively eat the odors in your fine rug.… Read the rest

How Mice can Destroy Your Rug

Mice DamageHow Mice can Destroy Your Rug

Fine rugs are an investment many hope to pass down to their children and grandchildren. That’s why it’s so important to care for your rug properly. Improper storage can lead to disaster. Customers come to Behnam Rugs all the time with rugs that have damage caused by mice.

Is Damage Caused by Mice Fixable?

Yes, damage caused by mice can be fixed by the master weavers at Behnam Rugs. If your rug has holes in it made by mice or rats chewing, bring it to our experts for evaluation of the degree of damage. We also treat stains and odors with a traditional washing method utilizing enzymes and organic shampoos for odor elimination.

Mice love rugs because they can use the fibers to build their nests and chew to sharpen their teeth. They chew and tear indiscriminately, and can cause extensive damage quite quickly. Your gorgeous family heirloom can easily become mice fodder if stored improperly.

This blog will explain how mice damage rugs and gives a few tips on storing your rugs to avoid mice.

When mice shred rugs they are often creating nesting material especially if the rug is rolled and has empty space in the middle. Mice love to use the dark, soft hiding place in the middle of rolled rugs for nesting. If your rug has been shredded for nesting material, that means a female mouse was damaging your rug. This is troubling because it indicates a pregnant mouse, which means more mice and more damage.

If you are unsure if you have a mouse problem, look for nests. Dark, warm spaces close to food and water are the best places to look. Nests are often in hidden areas like walls and underneath clutter. When a mouse is interrupted from building their nest because you have found it and disposed of it, the mouse will run away and build again.

Another indicator of mice is spoor. Mice droppings are typically black and ¼ of an inch long depending on the size of the mouse. Mice droppings and urine can damage your rug and make it smell to high heaven. It is important to clean up mice droppings safely because of the risks of hantavirus and other illnesses. Always wear gloves when cleaning up droppings.

Spray the droppings first with hydrogen peroxide and then white vinegar to kill 99% of bacteria. Pick them up with a paper towel and throw them away.… Read the rest

Why Do Pets Mark Rugs?

Why is My Pet Marking My Persian Rug?

Posted on May 24, 2019

Pet Fascination with Rugs

What is the reason for your pet’s fascination with rugs?  Have you ever asked yourself, “So why is my pet marking my Persian Rug?” If you’re reading this blog, chances are you have a pet or dog that just won’t stop marking your rug. Rest assured you are not alone. Behnam Rugs is hosting an event on June 8 to address this common issue among pet owners and especially dog owners. Please attend our upcoming event and click on –> “Rug, Dog, Wine” Event to hear our WRR Radio Ad for our event. If you attend, you will find out why Spot marks your rugs. You will find out what you can do to reduce pet urination on your precious oriental rug. This is actually a fairly common issue among many rug owners. Although we mainly see inappropriate marking occurring among puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats can also be frequent markers themselves. Let’s find out why. Please read our Press Release “Rug, Dog, Wine” and how to understand you dogs behavior toward your handmade rugs.

Why is My Pet Marking My Rug?

Sometimes, the answer to this question is simply the type of rug that you have. Is your rug a tufted rug? Tufted rugs are rugs with a glued on backing to them. They are quite popular due to being less expensive options than hand-knotted or hand-woven Persian and Oriental rug.

Tufted rugs have a few common issues, though, and one of them is that the glue used to attach the backing to the rug causes many pets to mark the rug. The glue on tufted rugs can come from a variety of sources. It could be a natural or organic type of glue, or it could be a chemical-based glue. Both types of glue give off a distinct odor. Although this odor may not be detectable by humans, pets can definitely smell it.

Dogs are especially sensitive to the odor that a tufted rug’s glue gives off. The scent confuses them and they may urinate on your rug out of confusion. Although puppies are the main offender here, this behavior occurs in dogs of all ages, not just puppies. Cats can also be confused by this odor. If your pet is constantly urinating or marking your tufted rug, it might be time to replace the rug.… Read the rest

Press Release-Rug, Dog, Wine Seminar

Behnam Rugs Press Release | Rug, Dog, and Wine Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Behnam Rugs’ Second Free Seminar/Brunch and Appraisal Event Will Take Place on Saturday, June 8th
The “Rug, Dog, Wine” Seminar will Demystify the Two Most Common Causes of Stains: Dogs and Wine

Dallas, TX – May 9, 2019: Behnam Rugs, North Dallas’ leading fine rug resource for over forty years, will open the doors of their spectacular Preston Road emporium to host a free seminar/brunch for the community. Owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian will share his lifelong passion for the art and culture of fine rugs with customers old and new. This second event in the lecture series will focus on preventing and cleaning rug stains caused by dogs and wine, two of life’s great pleasures except when they collide with your favorite rug. The seminar will also address a few mysteries. “There are actual reasons why your dog prefers expensive rugs,” Tavakolian says.

In addition to the opportunity to enjoy tasty food and learn in a casual, fun environment, guests are encouraged to bring their own treasured rugs to the showroom for professional appraisal by Behnam’s team of experts. As always, dogs are welcome.

Other subjects that will be discussed include:

  • The difference between traditional, tufted, viscose, machine and hooked rugs
  • Different methods of cleaning rugs
  • How rugs respond to stain treatments depending on how they’re made
  • The pros and cons of cleaning with organic enzymes
  • Why dogs are fascinated with rugs
  • How to respond if your dog reacts to your rug
  • Preventing your dog from repeating the behavior
  • What to do immediately if you spill wine on your rug
  • How we treat the problem when you bring it to us

Rug, Dog, Wine” will be held at Behnam Rugs, Saturday June 8, from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM at their showroom, located at 18000 Preston Road, Dallas, TX.

About Behnam Rugs:

Since 1978, Behnam Rugs of Dallas has been in the business of selling fine handmade rugs and providing expert Oriental rug cleaning, pet stain removal, and Persian rug wash services. In 1999, Behnam “Ben” Tavakolian moved the company to its present location on Preston Road, where he designed and built a distinctive Mediterranean-style showroom and service center from the ground up. The showroom was designed to utilize as much natural light as possible, as it showcases beautiful antique and new rugs from around the world.Read the rest