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Friday, 12 April 2013 19:12

Privacy Policy

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Our FredRemmersRugCleaners.com Commitment To Privacy

Our Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest-quality products and services with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our clients and partners. The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Web Site. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers' needs.

 

Your Consent

By using the Web Site, you signify your consent to FredRemmersRugCleaners.com's collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy.

 

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit FredRemmersRugCleaners.com, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and usage information that is automatically collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web Site.

 

1. Information that is Automatically Collected

Non-Identifiable Information - Like many other Web sites, FredRemmersRugCleaners.com automatically collects certain non-identifiable information regarding Web Site users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to the Web Site, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages read and images viewed, and the content you download from the Web Site. This non-identifiable information is used for Web Site and system administration purposes and to improve the Web Site. FredRemmersRugCleaners.com may also use non-identifiable information to initiate interactive, real-time discussions with users. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.

 

Cookies - The Web Site uses "cookies", a technology that installs a small amount of information on a Web Site user's computer to permit the Web Site to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Web Site. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Web Site (so you do not have to enter your personal information every time), offer personalized Web page content and information for your use, track your activity at the Web Site to respond to your needs, and otherwise facilitate your Web Site experience. Advertisements displayed on the Web Site may also contain cookies or other technologies. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Web Site and your ability to access certain features of the Web Site or engage in transactions through the Web Site.

 

Tracking Information - FredRemmersRugCleaners.com may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Web Site user demographics, Web Site traffic patterns, and Web Site purchases, and then provide those reports to partners and others. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. FredRemmersRugCleaners.com may also link tracking information with personal information voluntarily provided by Web Site users. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy.

 

2. Information You Choose to Provide

During your use of the Web Site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, or credit card information) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you, applying for access to certain special features of the Web Site, or carrying out transactions. It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal information. If you choose not to provide requested personal information, you will not be able to use certain features of the Web Site and you will not be able to engage in transactions through the Web Site.

 

Use of Your Personal Information - FredRemmersRugCleaners.com may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, to process transactions and payments, and to facilitate and enhance your use of the Web Site. In addition to providing the foregoing information to our partners, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

 

How Do We Use The Information That You Provide To Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our clients.

 

As our client, you always have the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by sending us an email request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by changing your e-mail preferences in your FredRemmersRugCleaners.com Account Profile.

 

We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, Web site traffic patterns and related Web site information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

 

Sharing Information with Affiliates - From time to time, you may notice offers from outside companies advertised on our Web site or within our E-mail communications. We take measures to select product or service providers that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their customers. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.

 

Sharing Information with Strategic Partners - We may enter into strategic marketing alliances or partnerships with third parties, who may be given access to personal information including your name and email address for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with strategic marketing alliances or partnerships, we will retain all ownership rights to the information and we will not share information regarding your personal financial data. FredRemmersRugCleaners.com does NOT sell or rent client information. If you would like to find out what strategic partnership areas FredRemmersRugCleaners.com is involved with, you may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

How Do We Protect an Secure Your Information?

Information Security - - When you send confidential personal credit card information to us on our Web site, secure server software that we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our Web site. Further more, our system do not keep your credit card information on record after your purchase ic complete.

 

Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as account numbers to us through an unsecured email We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.

 

Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

 

Employee Access, Training and Expectations - Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.

 

Your Access to Your Information - You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Other Matters

Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information - We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

 

Contests and Promotions - If contests or promotions are made available through the Web Site, the applicable contest or promotion rules may include rules regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. To the extent that those specific rules conflict with this Policy, the particular contest or promotion rules will take precedence regarding personal information collected in connection with the contest or promotion.

 

Other Web Sites - The Web Site may contain links to other Web sites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links, you are contacting another Web site or Internet resource. FredRemmersRugCleaners.com has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Web sites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

 

Former Users - If you stop using the Web Site or your permission to use the Web Site is terminated, FredRemmersRugCleaners.com may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy as amended from time to time. However, if you want FredRemmersRugCleaners.com to stop sending you email and other information, or you do not wish FredRemmersRugCleaners.com to disclose your personal information to FredRemmersRugCleaners.com, trading partners or in business transactions, please notify FredRemmersRugCleaners.com at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Policy Changes - To accommodate changes in the Web Site, changing technology, and legal developments, this Policy may be changed from time to time at FredRemmersRugCleaners.com's sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. FredRemmersRugCleaners.com's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. Accordingly, when you use the Web Site you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version.

 

Further information about our complete commitment to privacy and security is available upon request. If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact us at (877) 278-3704.

 

Thursday, 04 April 2013 17:30

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Friday, 08 February 2013 04:36

Cleaning Process

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Pre-Treatment

Each and every rug received in our factory goes through a thorough preliminary inspection to determine the condition of the rug. Based on the results of this inspection we decide which specific special treatments each rug needs prior to wash, and which wash process is appropriate for each rug. Our inspection will search for the following items:

 

Condition Special Treatment
Wear and Tear Supporting Weak Area
Color Fussing/Instability Stabilizing the color
Urine Stain Enzyme Treatment
Discoloration Color Restoration
Color bleed Color Bleeding Removal
Stain Stain Treatment

 

DUSTING

Dusting is the second stage in our process.70% of cleaning a rug involves removing dust. With our state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to remove 100% of the dust from the rug. As a result, the pile of the rug becomes open and fresh.  

 

RUG CLEANING  

We wash the rugs on both sides with special shampoos, which we provide. After that we rinse the rug to remove all the detergent residues off the rug.  

 

LUSTER WASH  

This special wash will allow your carpet to become brighter and shinier.  

 

SILK RUG CLEANING and SKIN LEATHER CLEANING

Dry Cleaning is appropriate for rugs such as: Silk or Skin Leather Rugs. Our experienced Professional experts will handle and treat your precious rug with attention and care.  

 

SOAKING  Soaking is one of the most important processes a rug can undergo. By soaking the rug, we can remove dirt, Pet stains, and liquid stains. We soak the rug overnight and with this process we are able to remove all the odor from the rug. We then wash the rug and it becomes 100% clean.  

 

BRUSHING  

Brushing the nap with special grooming tools. This process is done after washing and rinsing the rug.  

 

DRYING  

Drying the rugs in our climate controlled drying room. Drying time is approximately 6 hours.  

 

FINAL INSPECTION  

We maintain the highest standards. We perform a thorough final inspection to each and every rug.

Monday, 28 January 2013 06:57

Rug Buying Tips

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Rug Buying Tips
What's the best way to choose an area rug? Simple. Take it one step at a time. We've created this guide to help you make sense of all the warps, wefts and weaves. Whether you're looking for a pop of color, a subdued statement or simply a plush feel under your feet, here are some simple tips you can sink your toes into.

Construction
Believe it or not, most modern-day rugs are made with the same techniques used by master weavers for hundreds of years. The finest hand-woven rugs still require considerable time and attention to detail. And while machine-made rugs can be made more quickly, the same basic techniques remain in place.
In most cases, the quality and price or your rug will be determined by the construction time and the talent of the weaver. But don't forget to consider texture and appearance when shopping. To help narrow your options, take a look at the unique features of these common rug types.

Hand-Knotted
Hand-knotting is the most labor-intensive rug-making technique. Master weavers tie individual knots to the warp yarns that make up the length of a rug. Together, these knots form the actual surface, or pile, of the rug. In general, the more knots, the more durable and valuable the rug. Also, no two hand-knotted rugs are exactly alike.

Tufted
Easier to manufacture, tufted rugs are created without knots. Instead, loops of yarn are simply pulled through a rug's backing material, either by machine or hand-held tool. The loops are then sheared to create a smooth, cut-pile surface. Since less work is involved, even the highest-quality tufted rugs can be produced relatively quickly and inexpensively. Note that tufted rugs tend to shed more than other rugs, which may require more frequent vacuuming.

Hooked
Hooking is just like tufting, except the yarn loops stay intact. In a hooked rug, loops of yarn are pulled through the rug's backing material by machine or with a hand-held hooking needle. But instead of being sheared, the loops are left alone, creating a knobby, embroidered look.

Flat-Woven
Unlike the rugs above, flat-weaves do not have a pile. Instead, the rug's vertical yarns (warps) are simply woven through the horizontal yarns (wefts). Flat-woven rugs, such as Kilims and Dhurries, can be produced by hand or machine.

Braided
Braided rugs, like flat-weaves, do no not have a pile and are usually reversible. Yarns are braided into one continuous rope that is then sewn together in a spiral fashion. The result is a very strong, durable piece that holds up in nearly any environment.


Materials
How your rug looks, feels and performs is also dependent on the materials used. So, choose wisely, but remember: every fiber or fabric has its own unique characteristics and advantages. It's just a matter of selecting one that fits your needs. Will your rug be used in high- or low-traffic areas? Will it be underneath furniture or on its own? Check the fibers below to see which kinds of rugs might be right for you.

Wool
Produced from the fleece of sheep, wool is a natural fiber that is highly regarded for its strength, durability and luxurious softness. Higher-quality wools tend to come from New Zealand or Tibet, where sheep produce high levels of lanolin. This natural substance enhances the fiber's strength and texture.
Benefits: Soft, durable, easy to clean
Considerations: Prone to early shedding, color fading

Silk
A natural protein fiber, silk is often blended with other rug fabrics to produce a distinctive softness and sheen. The fiber's unique structure refracts light at different angles, giving it its shimmering appearance. Because silk is created from harvested larvae cocoons of silkworms, the production process can be tricky and time-consuming. Not surprisingly, even the smallest addition of silk can increase a rug's cost.
Benefits: Very soft, strong, distinctive sheen
Considerations: More difficult to clean, shows footprints

Cotton
Taken right from the cotton plant, this natural fiber is both soft and strong. Cotton area rugs can easily absorb a variety of dyes, allowing for many color options and designs. The fabric also makes a great backing material, helping the rug keep its shape and lie flat against the floor.
Benefits: Easy to clean, machine-washable, biodegradable
Considerations: Attracts dust easily, wears quickly

Grass fibers
Jute, sisal and coir are common examples of natural grass fibers used in area rugs. Extracted from their respective plants, these fibers are generally flat-woven to produce extremely strong, durable rugs. And, since the fibers are processed without the addition of harsh chemicals, the production of these rugs is also environmentally friendly.
Benefits: Extremely strong, durable, highly textured
Considerations: Coarse feel, prone to stains

Synthetic
Synthetic, or manmade, fibers are created from materials such as nylon, polypropylene, acrylic and viscose. In area rugs, these materials are often used to mimic the characteristics of natural fibers. For example, polypropylene is often used an inexpensive, but comparably soft substitute for wool.
Benefits: Strong, stain-resistant, great for high-traffic areas
Considerations: Crushes easily under heavy furniture



size
Before buying a rug, be sure to measure your space carefully. Use a tape measure-twice, to be safe-as guessing can easily lead to mistakes. You want your rug to not only fit the space, but also make the most impact possible. Here are some helpful tips you can use throughout your home.

Dining Room
Leave enough room so that the rug extends beyond the back legs of a chair when someone is seated. Otherwise, your chairs may wobble on the uneven surface-not the most comfortable dining experience. An 8' x 10' rug is the most common size for dining rooms, but be sure to measure your space and the area around the table with chairs pulled out.


Living & Family Rooms
Here, there's really no right or wrong way to place your rug. It's all about preference. The bigger the rug, the more it'll pull the other elements of the room together. Use the coffee table, or center of the room, as the primary focal point and plan outward from there.

Bedroom
Rugs are a great way to add extra softness and soundproofing to the bedroom. Simply choose a rug the fits the width of your bed. Or, if you're looking for something larger, find one that will cover the space beneath your nightstands, too.


Kitchen, Hallway & Foyer
Look for runners and round area rugs to fill the narrower spaces and nooks throughout your home. Remember to use a tape measure first, so that there are no surprises once you get your rug on the floor.




care & cleaning
You've done your research, measured your room and picked the materials you want. What's next for your new rug? Caring for it! Thankfully, it doesn't take a ton of work to keep your rug in tiptop shape. But here are some things to remember.

Spills, Spots & Sunlight
Clean spills immediately by blotting the affected area. Be sure not wipe or rub the spills, as this may worsen the stain and fray the yarns. If possible, keep your rug out of direct sunlight, which can cause some rugs to fade.

Regular Maintenance & Storage
Shake or vacuum both sides of your rug regularly. Rotating the rug every six months will prevent uneven wear from foot traffic and furniture weight. When storing, roll up the rug with the pattern facing out and place it in a dry, well-ventilated space. For extra protection, wrap the rug in a breathable cloth, rather than an airtight bag.

Rug Pads
Not just for slippage, a rug pad can help preserve the life of your rug. Rug pads protect the rug from everyday wear by giving it a soft, supportive foundation that keeps it in place. Most rug pads can also be cut with scissors to match the exact size and shape of your rug.

Monday, 28 January 2013 06:47

Rug Maintainig Tips

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This section on rug cleaning has some of the most important information for any rug owner. You might want to add this site to your list of favorites so you can get back to this page quickly and easily.

Depending on its location, an area rug might be subjected to lots of abuse. Things like dirt, dust, sand, oily cooking residue, moisture (especially in kitchen or bathroom areas), along with spills and foot traffic can have an impact on the appearance and the life of your rugs.

Some rugs may look as though they're losing their vibrant color when often it's just a matter of the color being camouflaged by soil and grime. The fibers of a rug can become packed and matted if dirt, dust and other particles are not removed on a regular basis. Also, when fibers become packed and matted, some rugs have a tendency to attract and hold even more particles.

As much as I'd like to find one, there's no such thing as a self-cleaning rug. They need the right kind of rug cleaning to be at their best. You can use the services of Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners if you happen to live in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri

We'll look at general guidelines as well as more specific rug cleaning tips for different types of rugs.


Rug Pads
Although it has been mentioned elsewhere on this site, something that certainly bears repeating is the strong suggestion to use the proper rug pad under all rugs! This applies whether the rug is on a hardwood floor or on wall-to-wall carpeting.
A rug pad keeps your rug from sliding around, plus it can help your rug retain its original appearance longer and extend the life of the rug by preventing premature aging of the rug.

Rotate Your Rugs
It is recommended that you rotate your rugs at least once a year. This means turning the rug end for end or 180 degrees. This helps the rug to wear more evenly. Sunlight can cause fading and traffic patterns can cause uneven wear and rug cleaning just can't undo that. So, rotate your rugs and avoid excessive fading or deterioration.
Most pictorial rugs do not fall under this guideline of rug rotation since they might feature a design or scene that is best when the rug is placed one certain way.

Vacuum (or Shake) Your Rugs
Vacuuming is an essential part of rug cleaning for most rugs because dirt and sand act as abrasives and can damage or break down the fibers of your rug.
I said 'most rugs' in the previous statement because it is better to shake out a few types of rugs, such as a flokati rug or a leather shag rug, rather than to vacuum them. After shaking a flokati rug, the fibers can be gently 'combed' or 'raked'.
Some rugs, such as those made from sisal or bamboo, can be shaken OR vacuumed.
Smaller rugs can be shaken by hand. Hold one end of the rug and shake it so you give it a good 'snap' to loosen dirt and other particles. Then, do the same while holding the opposite end of the rug.
Rugs that are too large to be shaken in this manner can be hung over a fence or a clothesline and beaten on the back/bottom of the rug with a broom handle or similar object.
Although some rug experts advise vacuuming expensive or elaborate rugs on a daily basis, it's a fact of life that most people already have enough to do and daily vacuuming is not always going to happen.
So, the best thing is to fit it in as often as possible. Keep in mind that rugs in busy areas, such as a family room or hallway, need to be vacuumed more often than rugs in areas with less activity or traffic.
There are some people who believe the vacuuming of rugs should be done with suction only (using just the hose and an attachment) and that the rotating beater bar should not be used on any rugs.
Many other people with an opinion about rug cleaning feel it is okay to use the beater bar on cut pile rugs as long as basic guidelines are followed.

Vacuuming Tips
These vacuuming tips apply no matter whether the hose and an attachment are used or the beater bar is used.
Change the vacuum bag or empty the dustbin regularly. A vacuum will lose efficiency as the bag/bin becomes more than half-full and letting a bag/bin get completely full could damage the motor.
Some new rugs might need to be vacuumed more often during the first year due to fuzz on the rug. This 'fuzzing' is normal and it does not shorten the life of your rug in any way. It is the result of loose fibers that cling to the rug during the weaving process. Vacuum rugs by going over them in both directions, especially on rugs with a traffic pattern. This will help prevent matting.

NOTE: Contrary to that last statement, some experts advise that vacuuming a rug should be done only in the direction of the pile; in the same way a cat is stroked. Please understand that different opinions are shown because it just seems fair to present both points of view and leave it up to you to decide what is best in your particular situation.

Vacuuming Tips for Cut Pile Area Rugs
Cut pile rugs have a smooth, even surface that is created when the tops of the loops are cut off. A vacuum with a rotating beater bar will vibrate or gently agitate the rug pile allowing particles to become loosened and suctioned into the vacuum. If suction only is used on cut pile rugs without the benefit of a beater bar, it will remove surface particles but could leave other particles imbedded in the rug that can cause excess wear and tear through abrasion. Adjust the height of the beater bar so that it will lightly vibrate the rug. If the beater bar is set too low, it could cause the vacuum motor to slow down as well as cause damage to the rug. Check to make sure the beater bar is rotating properly. A worn or loose belt may cause the bar to operate less efficiently. Be careful with rugs that have fringe on the ends. Do not run the beater bar over the fringe because part of the fringe may get caught and be pulled out.

Vacuuming Tips for Rugs with Looped Textures
On area rugs with looped textures, vacuum the rug regularly using suction only. Avoid using the rotating beater bar. This will keep the loops from getting damaged.

Moving and Storing Rugs
Rugs should be rolled, not folded. When transported in a moving van, a rolled rug should be placed on top of furniture and then have nothing heavier than a lampshade placed on top of the rug. If a rug ends up with a crease, it will soon disappear when the rug is laid flat and the rug is walked on. If a corner of a rug does not want to lie flat, a small stack of books placed on the corner for a few days will 'iron' it out. For long-term storage, a rug should first be professionally cleaned and mothproofed and then wrapped in a clean, breathable (not plastic) material to help avoid mildew.

Stain Removal Tips
Let's look at different cleaning methods and stain removal tips for various types of natural rugs as well as synthetic rugs. These tips will show you how to take care of the most common spots and spills.

Professional Rug Cleaning
The services of a professional rug cleaner should be utilized periodically to ensure your rugs get a complete and thorough cleaning to help keep them at their best. A professional will know the best rug and carpet cleaning methods for the different types of rugs. It is highly recommended to always let a professional clean certain types of rugs, such as high-quality rugs, hand-made Persian and Oriental rugs, as well as antique rugs.

Here's a practical rule of thumb to keep in mind: The more valuable a rug is or the more fragile it is, the more you should be inclined to have the rug professionally cleaned.

Does Your Rug Need Cleaning?

There are telltale signs that let you know if your rug needs to be cleaned. Take a plain white towel and dampen it and then rub it across the surface of the rug. If the towel becomes soiled, you'll know that the rug needs to be cleaned. Lift a corner of the rug and if dirt comes out when you slap the rug with the back of your hand, it's time for a good cleaning. Look at the foundation of the rug by gently pulling the fibers apart and if you see dirt in the warp and weft threads of the foundation, then a good rug cleaning is needed. If you have a cat or dog and you catch the pet leaving a mark, there's a good chance it isn't the first time that has happened. Clean the rug and get a book about behavior modification for pets.

Spills happen!
And when they do, its best to take care of them right away. No need for a professional rug cleaner in most cases. Usually, quick action and a few simple steps are all you need to take care of a spill. Time is of the essence when there is a spill on a rug. Many rugs have a stain-resistant treatment that does not allow the spill to be absorbed into the rug right away, giving you a few minutes to start taking action. Also, wool fibers have a natural tendency to shed liquid, so quick action can keep the spill from getting worse. Most liquids can be blotted with a plain white (no printing or design) paper towel if done before the liquid has a chance to be absorbed into the rug. Do not use a rubbing or scrubbing motion, as that will spread the liquid and/or cause pile distortion.
Food spills that are solid or semi-solid (things like peanut butter, jelly, fruit or ice cream) can be picked up with a spoon or the edge of a blunt knife. The remaining stain can be removed using white paper (plain white paper towels, tissue or napkins) to blot and absorb the moisture. Then, if needed, apply a little bit of the cleaning solution as shown below.

Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
(can be used on Wool, Acrylic, Nylon, Olefin or Polyester). Make a detergent solution for cleaning spots and spills as follows:

One teaspoon of a mild dish washing detergent OR one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (such as liquid Lux, Dreft, or Vel – a brand used for washing lingerie)
One teaspoon of pure white vinegar
Combine those two things in a quart of warm water

Here is a list of common stains where you can expect to get good results by using this do-it-yourself cleaning solution. Unless otherwise noted, it can be applied to rugs made of wool, acrylic, nylon, olefin or polyester.

First, absorb as much liquid as possible (with a plain white paper towel) and the use a plain white cloth to apply the solution to the spot by dabbing it on. Do not use a vigorous rubbing or scrubbing motion because that will cause distortion to the pile. Work inwards from the edges of the spot or spill. Also, work in the direction of the pile as much as possible.

  • Beer
  • Catsup / Ketchup
  • Clay (vacuum before applying solution)
  • Cola
  • Coffee
  • Colored
  • Paper (when color transfers to rug
  • )EggEnamel
  • FoodDye
  • Fruit Juice
  • Furniture Dye
  • Furniture Polish Glue (animal glue, but not Duco Cement or rubber cement)(use solution on glue stains only on rugs made of nylon
  • Grape Drink
  • Gravy
  • Ice Cream (scoop up chunks with a spoon)
  • Ink – India Ink,
  • Permanent Ink or Washable Ink
  • Latex Paint
  • Merthiolate
  • Milk
  • Mustard
  • Plaster (vacuum before applying solution)Rouge (use solution only on rugs made of polyester)
  • Shoe Polish (liquid or wax type of shoe polish)
  • Tea
  • Urine
  • Water
  • Colors


Oxygen Cleaners ("Oxy" Cleaners)
Oxygen cleaners work well for spot cleaning a variety of stains on rugs made from synthetic fibers. One of the nice features about oxygen cleaners is that they're environmentally safe.

These cleaners (most of them) form oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and soda ash when water is added. It is important to follow usage and dilution directions as listed on the packaging. Rinse the area well after cleaning. Also, test for colorfastness on a test area before working on the problem area.

CAUTION: Do not use oxygen cleaners on wool or silk rugs and avoid prolonged skin contact. This is because soda ash (mentioned in paragraph above) is sodium carbonate and it has alkaline properties.

Do not walk on the recently cleaned part of the rug until it is completely dry. This will help prevent pile distortion.

Dry Powder Cleaners
Dry powder cleaners can be used to remove many surface stains on low pile rugs. The dry powder absorbs the dirt particles and then it can be vacuumed up. This relatively simple cleaning method uses no water. For rugs that are heavily soiled, it is best to use another method or let a professional rug cleaner take care of it.

CAUTION: This is not a good option to use with plush rugs or deep pile rugs because the cleaning residue can be hard to remove from these types of rugs.

Dry Foam Cleaners
This cleaning method involves light detergent foam that is worked into the rug and then vacuumed out when it is dry. This method uses little or no water.

CAUTION: Use extreme care on rugs with loops because looped rugs do not have a good tolerance for the beater bar on a vacuum nor other types of brushing.

To avoid pile distortion, wait until the spot is completely dry before walking on that part of the rug.

Steam Cleaning Rugs
There is some debate among rug experts about using a steam cleaner on rugs at home. The main concern is about using too much detergent or too much water or not operating the steam cleaner properly.


Cleaning Rugs Made of Synthetic Material
Most of the rugs made with synthetic fibers including polypropylene, nylon and acrylic can be cleaned using almost any method of cleaning. Here are three general tips for cleaning synthetic rugs.

    On dried stains or dry dirt (not mud), vacuum the rug before using one of the cleaning methods. For some stains, you might want to apply a preconditioning solution to start loosening the stain.
    Follow the recommendations of the rug manufacturer and pay attention to the directions for diluting and applying any cleaning solution. Sounds simple, but many people seem to ignore this.
    Do not use laundry detergent or automatic dishwasher detergent. Also, avoid using strong household cleaners that are made to clean woodwork, laminate, linoleum or tile.

Cleaning Wool Rugs
Wool rugs can be cleaned using almost any of the cleaning methods, however, try to avoid excessive heat and agitation. Wool rugs should be cleaned with neutral detergents and then dried right away using adequate ventilation, but no heat. Be cautious around household cleaning products, such as bleach and other alkaline products (like bathroom cleaners) because those items can easily damage wool fibers.

CAUTION: Do not use oxygen cleaners on wool rugs.

Cleaning Cotton or Rayon Rugs
Cotton and rayon are both cellulose fibers and can be cleaned with any of the rug cleaning methods. Excessive drying and/or agitation should be avoided to prevent shrinking. As with wool rugs, use caution with alkaline products.

Cleaning Silk Rugs
A dry cleaning process is the best cleaning method for rugs made of silk. Acids, both natural and synthetic, as well as sunlight can damage silk fibers. It is advisable to consult a professional rug cleaner about silk rugs.

CAUTION: Do not use oxygen cleaners on silk rugs.

Cleaning Rugs Made of Sisal or Other Plant Fibers
Sisal, jute, coconut (coir), hemp and ramie all have characteristics that are like that of cotton. Generally, it is safe to clean rugs made of these materials with any of the rug cleaning methods. As with other rugs, it is best to dry the rug quickly, without using excess heat.

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Says Fred Remmers, Jr.:

"In 1881, my great uncle Carl Hilstrom started the rug cleaning business in Memphis, Tennessee.  It was started with a bucket of soap and hand brush.  it was all manual until 18?  when Carl bought a machine called a star duster, which was a wooden wheel with 6 sides driven by a motor and leather belt that was 8 inches wide and about 40 feet long.  It was suppose to get dust out of the rugs.  Rugs at that time were Axminster or Oriental rugs.  At this time, it was necessary for a company like this to be created, for there were a lot of rugs.  The only way they were taken care of was to have them outside on a rack, that people made themselves, and beat them with a spring type of hand beater or primitive vacuum.  Development of equipment was by someone in the business describing to a carpenter or a blacksmith for anything metal.  However, with modern equipment, we still use a lot of the same methods from 100 years ago.  

In the early 1950's, wall to wall carpet cleaning was developed, a different concept altogether flourished, but it took about 25 year for it to over take area rugs.  At this time, rug cleaning declined to a point that rug cleaners were going broke.  To survive you had to install and clean wall-to-wall carpet.  It was something companies had to learn and it is a very difficult job to install carpet.  All on us that were installers developed back and knee problems after 20 to 30 years of this type of work. 

At the death of Fred Remmers, Sr., Fred Jr. decided drop installing of carpet and focus on cleaning area rugs and Oriental rugs, that were making a big comeback. Having survived the previous 80-90 years, Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners bought the remaining five cleaning companies in Memphis.  Then the fourth generation of the Remmers family, Pamela Remmers, continued to operate one of the oldest companies in Memphis, TN."

Today Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners with over 132 years of being in business is the oldest rug cleaning company in Memphis, TN.  Trusted and referred for seven decades, Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners is recognized as the largest full-service rug cleaning company in the Mid-South with its motto of “Expert Cleaning, Amazing Service.” Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners carries on a tradition of Oriental rug cleaning and repairs. Throughout this time, we have earned an honorable reputation as one of the top eight rug cleaners in the country and are recommended by Oriental Rug Buyers Guide.  

Today services offer at Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners include but not limited to:

   Cleaning  

   Deodorizing  

   Stain Protection  

   Pads  

   Moth Proofing  

   Repair…

 

Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners complete Oriental rug cleaning service can remove most stains and restore the elegant look that exemplifies beauty. When faced with cleaning or restoring your rug, you need an experienced professional with years of experience and know-how to achieve the best results possible. Call today for more information or to schedule a pick-up. (901) 278-3704

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