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Color Run Removal in Memphis, TN

If your valuable or antique rug is showing signs of color run, you may be worried that the rug has lost its value or can’t be saved. Luckily, an expert in rug cleaning and rug repair can offer color run removal so your rug is restored to its previous beauty and value. At Taghavi’s Oriental Rugs, we use a specialized color run removal process that will quickly restore your rug to its former glory. If you want to schedule an evaluation or appraisal of your rug’s condition, call us today.

What Causes Color Run?

Color running is a very common issue, particularly in antique Persian and Oriental rugs that are made from natural fibres and dyes. Certain rug-cleaning chemicals can react poorly with the rug’s fibres and dyes, causing alarming color changes or pattern changes in the rug. Pet urine and using the wrong equipment to clean your rug can also contribute to color running.

Material – Certain materials are more likely than others to experience color running. Silk rugs have color running and dye bleeding more often than wool rugs, for instance.

Pet Urine – Animal urine contains chemicals that can react poorly with the dye in the rug. Using improper cleaning techniques or cleaning solutions to clean out pet urine and stains can also cause color running.

High Heat – Cleaning an antique Oriental or Persian rug with hot water, high heat, or a steam cleaner can cause the dye to bleed.

Quality of Dye or Construction – If the rug was poorly constructed or if the dye isn’t colorfast, the rug’s colors will run as soon as they get wet.

Painted Elements – Some rugs contain painted areas, and the paint may not be permanently embedded in the rug’s fibres. This may cause it to bleed or run during cleaning or due to wear and tear.

Moisture – Excess moisture or prolonged periods of wetness can cause your rug to bleed.

Certain Cleaning Solutions – Alkaline cleaners with a high pH will cause fibre damage and color running.

How Does Color Run Removal Work?

We use a specialized color run removal process to restore the beauty and value of your antique Persian or Oriental rug. We will first evaluate the condition of the rug, including its age and materials. This will help us determine how to preserve the rug’s colors and prevent future color bleeding. We’ll then recommend repair services, in which we deconstruct and reweave damaged areas with new materials. If possible, we can clean the bleeding dye off of surrounding fibres without necessitating deconstruction and reweaving.

Trust Our Expertise and Experience

Our family has been providing expert, quality rug services to the Memphis area since 1977. In addition to preventing and repairing color running, we also offer professional rug cleaning services and rug repair. Taghavi’s Oriental Rugs also provides free rug appraisal services so you can find out the true value of your antique Oriental or Persian rug. Our customers are loyal to our family because they know they can trust our expertise and experience in caring for their valuable and loved rugs.

Learn More About Color Run Removal Services

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can repair color run and color bleeding in antique Persian and Oriental rugs, contact us today. We can evaluate your rug and figure out the best way to repair the color run so that the rug’s beauty and value are restored. We also offer rug cleaning and rug repair so that you can make sure your rug is in your family for generations. To schedule an appointment for our rug services, call us today or contact us online.