Dallas 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: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Rug Cleaner

Hand Washing Oriental Persian Rug5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Rug Cleaner

This blog will go over the 5 things you should consider when deciding to get your rug professionally cleaned.

Price

This is the biggest factor most consider when choosing a professional rug cleaner. Be aware, going with the cheapest option isn’t always a smart move. Often, cheaper services use harsh chemicals on your rug, resulting in damage to the delicate rug fibers. We understand that you are probably on a budget, shop around to find a firm that is affordable but not cheap. When rug cleaning is cheap it’s often too good to be true.

Many companies charge by square foot and wash every rug the same way. However, it is important to note that every rug must be cleaned according to why it needs to be washed and what you are trying to remove from the rug.

Reputation

Next, research the companies you are considering. In particular, look at their Google and Yelp reviews. While most every company will have had at least one unsatisfied customer, you want to go with someone who has minimal negative reviews and extensive positive reviews from happy customers. We don’t recommend working with a company with less than a 4 star Google rating.

Read the reviews thoroughly to get an idea as to what the company’s strengths are. Why are their customers satisfied? You want the positive reviews to be for the same services you are going to receive. Awesome repair reviews are great, but if they don’t have many cleaning reviews you may want to go somewhere else.

Beware of the company with only a couple reviews, even if they have a good rating. This indicates they don’t get much business and may not have enough experience. We have seen over and over that people entrust their fine handmade rugs to carpet cleaners, resulting in damage that is sometimes irreparable. This brings us to the next point.

Experience

When it comes to fine, handmade rug, experience matters. You want to work with a company with many years of experience cleaning rugs, or even better- generations of experience. A company that has been in the field a long time has the experience you want and will be prepared to handle anything that comes their way. They are unlikely to be surprised by the condition of your rug. They will be ready to tackle it head on with proven cleaning methods they’ve used for years.… Read the rest

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

Rug Cleaning Disasters: What Happens when You Try to Do it Yourself

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.

These products use strong chemicals to try and remove stains.

Some of the harmful ingredients found in commercial carpet stain removal 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 DamageMouse Damage and Your Fine 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 small animals 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 mouse fodder if stored improperly.

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

When a mouse shreds a rug it is 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 these pests is spoor. Mice droppings are typically black and ¼ of an inch long depending on the size of the mouse. These droppings and urine can damage your rug and make it smell to high heaven. It is important to clean up 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.… 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 cat 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 dog’s behavior toward your handmade rugs.

Why is my Pet Peeing on 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 pee on 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 on your tufted rug, it might be time to replace the rug.… Read the rest