Needless to say: vacuum regularly every 1-2 weeks.
What to do about a spill: If it’s dry wine use WD40 followed by 91% alcohol. (isopropal alcohol – available from CVS to remove any WD40 residue). If it’s still wet use soap and warm water followed by clear water. ALWAYS BLOT AND DO NOT SCRUB. Call us to clean if all else fails.
Another tip: Try club soda and blot – do not rub. Always use a clean rag. Never soak carpets with anything but water. Cleaning handmade carpets should be performed with the least amount of stress on the carpet fibers. No vacuum with strong suction should be used. No beater brush or other aggressive vacuum attachments should be used on handmade carpets.
FID offers a product called FiberShield protection: “An advanced stain repellent, fabric protectant and fabric flame retardant, FiberShield is is scientifically engineered for use on all types of area rugs, carpeting, upholstery, window treatments, wall fabrics, textiles and much more. FiberShield resists everyday soils, stains and wear, especially those in high traffic areas. FiberShield’s advanced technology helps to retain the color and texture of your fabrics without any change to the fabric, the look, the feel or color for years to come.
FiberShield enables future cleanings to be more effective as the textile is much more protected. Treated fibers and fabrics will demonstrate improved abrasion resistance (wear). Textiles will garner that deep-down protection on each and every fiber with NO COLOR CHANGE. Fiber-Shield will not wear off, therefore your fabric and textiles will be well protected against spills and stains. The patented state-of-the-art polymers in Fiber-Shield will actively fight oil-based stains to further the longevity and beauty of your investment.
Fiber Shield repels oil, water, virtually all food stains, alcoholic beverages and dirt Fiber Shield is safe with it’s non-toxic, NON-FLAMMABLE, and hypoallergenic properties making it safe for use virtually anywhere in your home. Unlike fabric protection products of the past, FiberShield contains no chemical agents (ex. Teflon or Silicone) that will stiffen the textile or cause yellowing of the fabric. FiberShield is recommended by industry professionals today for new home furnishings, new carpeting, as well as recently cleaned items. This ensures full protection is achieved at the onset.”