Case Story - Seeing Red
I was so upset when our Persian rug was destroyed after a houseguest clumsily spilled red wine all over it
It was a family heirloom and had a lot of sentimental value to me; I knew it just couldn’t be replaced and I didn’t want to have to get a new one either. I tried absolutely everything to get the ugly stain out but with little success, the over-the-counter products were practically ineffective. Red wine is unfortunately one of those prolific hard-to-remove stains so I just thought that was that and in the end, I had resigned myself to going out and buying another rug altogether. It was my work colleague that actually suggested calling Carpet Cleaning San Mateo who she’d employed before to clean up her own living room carpet.
At first, I wasn’t sure, I mean I had personally tried everything so I just thought; there is literally nothing else that can be done to remove this stubborn stain. I was also a little worried that they might make the problem worse as it’s such a delicate antique rug that needs the proper care and attention. I was weary they might ruin it further. Nonetheless, I decided to call them up just to see if they could at least give me some kind of advice on what to do next or some other products to use. The advisor I spoke with was so friendly and attentive about my specific issue and put me at ease assuring me that their team is very sympathetic to the preservation of older rugs. They could use the gentlest products on the market to ensure the stain would be successfully removed without compromising the condition of the rug itself.
So, with all that information in mind, I decided to arrange for them to come out and clean the rug while admittedly still feeling a little nervous as it was such a prized possession and we had had it in our family for several years. The professional cleaners were so helpful in person and advised me how long and how much it would all cost. I couldn’t believe the value for money and I thought that for that price, there’d be absolutely no way they’d be able to restore it to new, red wine free! So, I went out feeling a little apprehensive while they carried out their work and didn’t expect big results.
When I got home, I was completely taken aback with the difference in what I was seeing. The soaked dark red wine stain had completely vanished and with it, other grubby stains that had accumulated over the years had gone too. It was like magic! It gleamed like new despite the fact it was over 100 years old and smelled the best. The helpful team advised me on how to maintain my rug with useful information and specific products that are kind to antique carpets and rugs. I couldn’t believe the change and instantly wanted to show it off to everybody so I arranged a little dinner party in the house but, this time, no red wine!