Mothproofing for Wool Rugs in the Greater Chicago Area

Many fine area rug owners in the greater Chicago area use our mothproofing service to preserve their rug’s value. After a thorough cleaning, we use a delicate, natural solution (not an insecticide) that makes the wool inedible to the moth, its larvae, and a host of other insects known to damage area rugs.

area rug cleaning facility, deep clean, elgin, il, Chicago suburbs, green clean carpet & air duct cleaning incOur rug cleaning technicians have a lot of experience repairing moth-damaged rugs. Here is a general overview of the process:

  1. Inspection: We will inspect the rug to determine the extent of the damage, including the size of the moth holes, the location of the damage, and any other issues with the rug.
  2. Vacuuming: The rug will be thoroughly vacuumed to remove any moth larvae, eggs, or debris.
  3. Dusting: The rug will be placed on a special machine that uses compressed air to blow out any remaining debris or dust that may have accumulated deep within the rug’s fibers.
  4. Repair: Depending on the extent of the damage, we use a variety of techniques to repair the moth holes. These techniques may include reweaving the damaged areas, patching the holes with matching wool, or re-knotting the rug by hand.
  5. Cleaning: After the repairs are complete, the rug will be hand washed using a gentle natural cleaning solution specifically designed for wool rugs.
  6. Drying: The rug will be dried using our specialized equipment that ensures the rug dries entirely without any damage to the wool fibers.
  7. Inspection and delivery: Once the rug is dry, we will inspect it to ensure that the repairs have been successful, and then deliver the rug back to you.

It’s important to note that the process of repairing moth-damaged rugs can be complex and time-consuming, and the cost of the repair will depend on the extent of the damage and the size of the rug.