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We Don't Clean Rugs, We Wash Rugs

We Don't Clean Rugs, We Wash Rugs
We don’t Clean Rugs, We Wash Rugs Yeah I said that, we don’t clean rugs however, we do wash rugs.  Washing rugs is the correct procedures to achieve the cleaning of the rug.  Now that you are confused totally, let me explain the difference. To thoroughly achieve cleanliness in a wool rug you must fully submerge the rug in water to penetrate the wool fiber and rinse out all the dry soils from within. You can&rsqu…

Rug Summit IX

Rug Summit IX
Every year we attend the annual Rug Summit, a gathering of professional rug cleaners to share best practices and improve overall ability to provide the best rug cleaning for are clients.  We have attended all but one summit and believe me when I say, these events are the best in the industry.  The wealth of experience, knowledge, and the amount of sharing makes all those attending better at their craft. This year the event was …

How To Remove Odor From My Area Rug Guaranteed

How To Remove Odor From My Area Rug Guaranteed
How to Remove Odor from My Area Rug Guaranteed!   This is a Question we hear and address all the time in our rug cleaning plant.  We have dedicated numerous hours, days, and months to achieve the results of odor removal from area rugs.  Many things can lead to the odor from the following; pet oils, pet urine, smoke from a fire, cigarette smoke, human urine, fecal material, and of course flood damage.  Some rugs ha…

Afghan Russian War Rug

Afghan Russian War Rug
Afghanistan War Rugs Yes they make war rugs in Afghanistan and when at war they make rugs depicting war style scenes.  From the one pictured, these are from the 1980s war with Russia.  They also have some from the Desert Storm depicting American pieces of war.  These rugs are a symbol of what is taking place in their country and have become quite collectable to those whom have served in those conflicts.  Many service …

100% Guarantee On Your Rug Odor Issues

100% Guarantee On Your Rug Odor Issues
100% Guarantee Removal of Pet Odor/Smoke Odor From Area Rugs    Yes, we Guarantee 100% Removal of the Odor or we won’t charge you.  We are Certified Master Rug Cleaners and we are properly trained to remove these odors and saving your rug. Contrary to popular belief by many carpet cleaners, you can’t properly remove pet urine from an area rug at the owners’ home.  Rugs need to be brought to a…

Why Should You Pick Robins Rug Repair?

Why Should You Pick Robins Rug Repair?
We love rugs, and we know that if you are looking to get your area rug repaired, restored or clean then the choice of whom to use is very important and that you want someone that feels the same way you do.  Also you want someone that is highly trained in repairs and cleaning of those rugs too.  We boast the only dedicated rug cleaning plant in the Metro East and the only two Certified Master Rug Cleaners in the area.  We also …

How To Tell If My Rug Is Made Of Wool

How To Tell If My Rug Is Made Of Wool
  How do you tell if your area rug is made of wool?  This question is important information for you to know to ensure your maintenance of your rug is correct.  Especially when it comes to washing the rug, you need to identify the fiber first and then make sure the dyes used are stable.  We can do that for you when you bring it in for a good thorough washing at our plant located in O'Fallon Illinois.  We have cert…

How To Bind A Rug

How To Bind A Rug
How to Bind a Rug To bind or not to bind a rug myself, that is the question you must ask yourself when you purchase a remnant piece of carpet or have left over carpet after an installation in your home.  You don’t want to throw away the extra pieces of carpet or you just need a little bit to place in your home and you don’t want wall-to-wall either.   So you found the exact piece of carpet to use with the style…

How Not To Clean A Chinese 90 Line Rug

How Not To Clean A Chinese 90 Line Rug
Do not treat your wool area rugs like you would a synthetic rug because, the fibers will not react to the cleaning in the same manner.  Wool rugs are a natural fiber and made to protect a sheep thus they have a quality to repel water where as a synthetic fiber is made of a material that will easily absorb water.  Knowing this, we in the cleaning business understand that you cannot surface clean a wool rug and achieve the best resul…

What If My Rug Is Damaged

What If My Rug Is Damaged
Yes we can repair your damaged rugs.  The picture you see is of a Afganastan Russian War Rug made during the war between those two countries.  It belongs to a customer who brought it by the shop to repair the damaged areas of the rug.  We are able to repair this type of damage by following the procedures used to make this rug.  We can save the rug not only from further damage but, we can also return it to its original loo…

What If My Fringe Is Torn In Edwardsville Illinois?

What If My Fringe Is Torn In Edwardsville Illinois?
What if My Fringe is torn in Edwardsville Illinois? Is your fringe torn or unraveling and you just need it replaced or repaired?  Here at Carpet Care Plus/Robins Rug Repair, there are several methods that we can apply to your fringe to get your rug back into proper condition.  Damages to a fringe that a cleaning cannot fix will require several options that will return your rug to its natural beauty and original finish.  …

What Is The Difference Between Hand Knotted And Handmade Are...

What Is The Difference Between Hand Knotted And Handmade Area Rugs?
What is the Difference Between Hand Knotted Rugs and Handmade Rugs?   Rugs have many different categories they fall under from design type, country of origin, natural or synthetic fiber but, the most important of all, is it hand knotted or handmade.  There is even machine made rugs of high value but that is a separate classification.  The defining difference between the two is, hand knotted rugs are made by a master ru…

How Do I Bind A Carpet?

How Do I Bind A Carpet?
How Do I Bind a Carpet? You picked up a piece of carpet remnant that you want to use to make runners, walk off mats and create an area rug for your living room. But, you don’t know where or how to proceed, don’t sweat it, we have the tools, experience and we aren’t afraid to use them.  We are a full operational rug repair company trained to handle these tasks for you with an array of products and options to meet yo…

How to Remove A Pet Stain

How to Remove A Pet Stain
I am writing about this because my dog, Louie, decided the carpet in my living room was his new bathroom. He couldn’t wait for us to return.  I know all pets have accidents so I can’t be mad at him. Still, the spot needs to be removed before it becomes a stain.  As a carpet cleaner and rug cleaner, it wouldn’t look too good for me to have pet stains as we greet guests at the front door.  The first thing all p…

This O'Fallon Area Rug Needs Care!

This O'Fallon Area Rug Needs Care!
This rug is a great example of what can happen to a rug during normal usage in your home.  The side of the rug was torn apart from the foundation of the rug due to a swinging door hitting the rug leading to the damage.  We also see this caused by moving furniture and heavy foot traffic and sometimes our pets.  But have no fear, as you can see by the "after " picture we were able to correct this damage and re…
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