Welcome back to our blog here at Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners. This is part three of our blog series about the importance of professional rug cleaning. Although cleaning your rugs yourself is very important it’s not the only thing you should be doing to protect your home and make it a comfortable place to live. Annual or bi-annual professional rug cleaning is also a great way to make your home healthy and enjoyable to be in. If you’d like to learn more about this, keep reading or contact Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners today!


Let’s face it, we’re all looking for ways to extend the life of our rugs. It can be disheartening to see wear and tear on a rug you just got not too long ago. But professional rug cleaning isn’t just about comfort and health, it can also significantly extend the life of your rug. Depending on the type of material your carpet is made of will change the lifespan, however, it’s pretty much universally accepted that cleaning it will increase its lifespan, no matter the material it’s made of. This is especially true if you have pets that like to lay on the rug. This will leave stains that will significantly reduce the life of your rug while at the same time making it smell and look bad.


On top of all this, if you drag dirt or mud in from outside, it will start to wear down on your carpet the more you walk over it. In other words, if you have a carpet that sees a lot of foot traffic, it should be cleaned more frequently than one that doesn’t see a lot of foot traffic. Below are just several of the processes Fred Remmers Carpet Cleaners uses to help preserve the longevity of your rugs.


Chances are, you love the way your oriental carpet looks, so why wouldn’t you do everything you can to protect it? Scotchgard™ delivers its patented one-of-a-kind protection by forming a molecular shield or barrier around each and every rug fiber. This product is used to repel liquids better than any other product rather than absorbing it like your rug would do naturally.


Believe it or not, wool moths, carpet beetles, crickets, and silverfish often make themselves at home in your carpet or rug and can all cause extensive damage to your oriental rugs. Our moth-proofing procedure involves spraying your rug with insecticide that is not poisonous and not invasive to your way of life and won’t reduce the life of your rug.


Another way to extend the life of a rug is to rebind the wool trim around the outside of the rug. This will not only improve the appeal of your rug, but it will add strength especially if your rug sees a lot of foot traffic.


Like binding, reweaving can improve the strength and longevity of your rug. But the main reason you’ll want your rug reweaving is to preserve and restore the design of your rug. Over time, the motifs and other designs on your rug have likely faded or been damaged. We want to help you preserve your rugs whether they’re treasured family heirlooms or collectible museum-quality antique rugs. This is both an artistic and restorative process so it requires an experienced expert to take on the challenge.

These are just a few of the restorative processes that we offer here at Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners & Oriental Rug Gallery. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about our services or products.


There’s no doubt about it, calling a professional rug cleaner to handle your rug cleaning needs is much easier than spending hours researching your type of rug and what you can and can’t do while cleaning it. On top of that, you may not even know what type of rug you have because you bought it a lot time ago or were never told what type it is or what material it’s made of. When you speak with a professional rug cleaner, you won’t have to worry about any of that meaning the process will be much easier on you.

At Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners, we’ll be able to quickly identify the type of rug you have, remove it from your home and have it cleaned quickly and efficiently. If we see any signs of damage to the rug, we will repair it and have it looking as good as new with no hassle for you.


Because your local carpet cleaners at Fred Remmers Carpet Cleaners have such a refined process for carpet cleaning, you know that you’re saving as much money as possible each time you call us.


Another reason to call a professional rug cleaner is that we use products that are non-invasive and won’t cause any collateral damage to the rest of your home. After all, the reason you’re getting your rugs cleaned is to be able to enjoy your home more and feel safer in it. That can only be accomplished if your cleaning products are equally as safe. The chemicals we use for cleaning, scotchguarding, and moth-proofing are all safe for your home and rug and most importantly, your family, pets, and guests.

Contact Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners

Whether you’ve never had your rugs cleaned or you’re about due for another rug cleaning, it’s time to call Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners. Since 1881 we’ve offered the most affordable and high-quality rug cleaning services in Memphis and Nashville. Our experts have years of experience not just cleaning rugs, but restoring their appearance and strength through a tried and true process. Your rugs are too big of an investment to hire an inexperienced rug cleaner to handle the job. Contact your Top Rated Local® Rug Cleaners in Memphis today to learn more about our products and services.