Cleaning & Care by Stains

Recommended Care and Cleaning of all rugs:
Jerusalem Rugs recommends only the use of Woolite or other compatible Carpet Cleaner for the cleaning of all rugs. The cleaning process should involve applying the Woolite with a soft bristle brush, rinsing the water, and extracting with a vacuum or extractor. The rug should then be dried by air or low temperature hair dryer. The use of any other cleaning solvent will void the Jerusalem Rugs warranty, and make the cleaning service solely responsible for any damage caused to the rug. Jerusalem Rugs does not guarantee that these methods work and should be used as a guideline only! If in doubt, call a reputable cleaner.

 

Acids
Detergent/White vinegar
Alcoholic Beverages
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Ammonia or Alkali
Detergent/White vinegar
Ball-point pen ink
Mentholated spirits or turpentine
Beer
Detergent/White vinegar
Bleach
Detergent/White vinegar
Blood
Detergent/White vinegar or Starch Paste
Burning cigarette
Brush off with a hard edge
Butter
Cleaning fluid
Candy
Detergent/White vinegar or scrape and vacuum
Cellulose paint
Acetone
Chewing Gum
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Chocolate
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Coffee
Glycerin
Cosmetics
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Crayon
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Egg
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Excrement (human)
Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals in excrement attack dyestuffs)
Excrement (pet)
Call a reputable cleaner
Fat and Oil
Tissue and iron, then cleaning fluid (Do not use iron after solvent)
Fruit and juices
Detergent/White vinegar
Furniture polish
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Glue
Alcohol
Grass
Mentholated spirits
Gravy
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Grease
Cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Household cement
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Ice cream
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Ink
Water Only
Iodine
Alcohol
Jam
Lukewarm water
Lipstick
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Medicine
Call a reputable cleaner
Metal polish
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Mildew
Call a reputable cleaner
Milk
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Mud
Detergent/White vinegar
Mustard
Detergent/White vinegar
Nail Polish
Polish remover*
Oils
Cleaning fluid
Paint
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Perfume
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Permanent ink
Call a reputable cleaner
Rust
Call a reputable cleaner
Salad dressing
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Sauces
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid*
Shoe polish
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Soot
Vacuum, then cleaning fluid
Stain
Cleaning Method
Tar
Cleaning fluid
Tea
Detergent/White vinegar
Urine (human)
Detergent/White vinegar (remove at once-chemicals in urine attack dyestuff)
Urine (pet)
Call a reputable cleaner
Vomit
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid
Wax
Cleaning fluid or scrape and vacuum
Wine
Detergent/White vinegar or cleaning fluid

 

*If recommended procedure is not effective call a reputable cleaner. Some stains are so complex that someone with knowledge of textile chemistry should treat them. Don’t wait for annual cleaning. It may be too late to remove the stain.
Note: Almost all spills are removed by either dry cleaning fluid (follow manufacturer’s instructions) or a simple solution of one teaspoon of mild detergent with one teaspoon of white vinegar in a quart of warm water.
 

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