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Rug Moth Damage

Rug Moth & Bug Damage – What To Look Out For

How To Identify Moth & Bug Damage

Wool rugs are designed and woven to last a long time; hundreds of years even.

In the rug industry, a rug isn’t considered an “antique” unless it was made before 1900.

Wool rugs are made to last and many of them do when cared for properly. However, if a rug is left in the wrong conditions, not wrapped up securely, with the wrong bugs, you could lose it in under a year!

Rugs can be eaten away by moths, carpet beetles or other bugs which feed on contaminants the rug fibres are holding on to. The most common place for damage to occur is when a rug is in storage as bugs like dark and damp places. 

Damage is less likely to happen in the home, but if it does, it’s usually due to a rug being kept under large furniture. Moths love to explore under sofas which haven’t been moved or vacuumed for a long time and it’s a prime location for them to set up camp!

At first glance you might not be able to see the damage on the rug as it’s usually found on the underside. Damage from the top side is easier to spot but isn’t as common.

You should also look out for moth larvae. If a rug has been damaged and the moth larvae or worms aren’t visible, or the rug has been cleaned and the bugs are gone, you can sometimes see the damage where bald areas of the rug are present – this is where the wool has been eaten away completely and only the cotton foundation fibres remain.

Some bugs which aren’t known for eating wool (such as silverfish, termites, and other creepy crawlies) can eat wool if something has been spilled on the fibres that they find appetising. The wool essentially ends up being the “plate”, and gets eaten away in the process. This is why it is always so important to clean up spills quickly to stop the residue from soaking into the cotton interior fibres and getting eaten away.

Insects find dirty rugs far more appetising than clean rugs and this is one of the reasons why we recommend that rugs are cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on the quality of the fibres and how much use a rug gets.

If you’ve got a rug that needs cleaning then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01269 842497 or fill out our contact form and we’ll send you over a quote!


How Much Does Professional Rug Cleaning Cost?

How Much Does Professional Rug Cleaning Cost?

Before considering the cost of rug cleaning, it’s important we mention that in order to get the best results, rugs should not be cleaned like a fitted carpet.

While they can be cleaned with the same hot water extraction method that is used to clean fitted carpets, the results simply don’t come close to those achieved with a proper rug spa clean.

Rugs are like an incredibly efficient filter – over time trapping dirt, dust, Bactria and allergens that simply cannot be removed with a surface extraction clean in the home.

Before even beginning to think about wet cleaning, all the ingrained debris needs to be removed through a mechanical dusting process.

How Much Does Rug Cleaning Cost

By using vibration, our dusting process removes stubborn and abrasive grit and dust, thereby making your rugs last years longer.

Once your rugs have been dusted, and all the debris removed, they will then go through a multi-stage cleaning process.

The exact cleaning process we use is determined by the rug itself and which package you choose.

Our Rug Cleaning Prices & Packages

Our rug cleaning process is the most thorough in the UK and results in truly clean and hygienic rugs.

Each and every rug undergoes an eco-safe cleaning process – incredibly effective and also safe for your family & pets.

No matter which type of rugs you’d like cleaned, we take the same care in carefully cleaning and protecting them.

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.


Rug Cleaning Weston-super-Mare

We’re Back & Ready To Clean Your Rugs!

2021 is here!

We hope you all had a nice Christmas and that the new year will bring a little more fortune than we were treated to in 2020!

Firstly, we’d like to say thank you for all your support during the last few months. It hasn’t been the easiest period for anyone and so your continued support has been much appreciated.

The pre-Christmas period has always been one of our most busy times of the year and this December was no exception.

But as far we’re concerned, arranging an annual rug clean for the post-Christmas period has always made the most sense!

Any surplus family members have left and gone home and there usually aren’t as many drinks and chocolates lying around around the house.

This means it’s the perfect time to refresh your rugs and keep them looking beautifully clean and fresh.

Booking your rug cleaning appointment

Although the government guidelines remain in place as we enter 2021, we are still operating at full capacity and we’re able to collect your rugs for cleaning at a convenient time for you. (We are also open for you to drop off your rugs yourself if that is your preference.)

To get your rug cleaning quotation, simply get in touch today.


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At The Rug Laundry we specialise in tailoring the best rug cleaning process to the specific fibre, texture, and area of the world your rug comes from.

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