Do you know that the best cleaning is done with snow on the pile of the carpet? In the old days, when it snowed often in the winter, housewives used the snow. Because the snow has soft water, they bathed with it, washed their best clothes, sparkled white clothes and then washed their carpets. Plenty of water using special tools is a simple method of washing your carpet. We recommend washing 1-2 times in 5 years and only by special carpet cleaners who know about handmade carpets. Many housewives are wondering about using a vacuum cleaner on their handmade rug.
The answer is YES without hesitation.
But the wiping frequency depends on the use of the carpet and the density.
THE THICKER YOUR CARPET IS,
SO LESS WIPE IS NEEDED.
We Greeks are one of the few peoples in the world who "lifts" their carpets in Spring and Summer. If this habit is followed, turn your rug upside down and press it before storing it as you would on the pile side. This way - after a week - much of the dust that has penetrated the base of the carpet will fall off and the carpet will be better cleaned. With the vacuum cleaner you absorb the dust that fell on the floor as well as the one that is on the pile of the carpet. One sweep (by electric) per week removes the dust that remains from the daily use of the carpet. Remember to wipe the upside down of your carpet as well.
Many housewives shake their carpets on the porch of their house before storing them. This can be done 1-2 times a year, without it being necessary. If the carpet is well and often vacuumed so that the dust does not reach the base of the carpet, then shaking is not necessary. We advise you not to shake those insert carpets at all, which are sparse in knots.
On silk carpets - which are more sensitive - it is best to use a dusting brush instead of a vacuum cleaner. Keep the colors of the carpet alive with a "pass" of cloth or a soft brush with vinegar water.
Regarding the annual cleaning of your carpet, put 3 parts of lukewarm water and one part of white vinegar in a bowl. Use a brush in the solution, shake it to remove a lot of moisture and brush your carpet only in the direction of its pile. Dry your carpet in a shady and cool place. NO under the sun because the colors will change.