Navajo Rug Cleaning
We at Kennedy Carpet know how valuable these rugs are and take pride in knowing how to effectively care for and maintain them. Take it from us when we say that it’s not a simple thing to keep a Navajo rug looking good and preserving its authentic look. Our professional rug cleaners will go above and beyond to care for your Navajo rug.
One of the most important things to remember about Navajo rugs is that many of the dyes used in its construction are water soluble. As such, you should never try to handwash these rugs yourself because of the high risk of having the colors bleed or wash out.
There are some makes of Navajo rugs where it is possible to dry clean them. However, it is still highly advisable to consult an expert who knows whether or not it’s safe to dry clean it. Regardless, the dry cleaning process itself will remove some of the natural oils found in the fabric so this is something that owners need to keep in mind when deciding on this type of cleaning method.
Vacuuming the rug regularly is something that needs to be done since there is a constant danger of it being infested by insects, larvae and eggs. It’s important to lay the rug out as flat as possible to avoid damaging the fibers or its fringe. This usually entails using a nylon or polyester screen to preserve the integrity of the rug’s threads and fragments.