Persian rugs provide an effective way to protect floors and warm foot- traffic areas. They could be found in living rooms, hallways, hotel foyers, commercial lobbies or other areas of high traffic. As beautiful as these rugs can be, they must be properly cared for.

Unfortunately many commercial cleaning solutions have marketed themselves as effective way to clean these rugs, however these cleaners are heavy, can leave a residue and actually attract dirt. Your beautiful Persian rug may look clean and new for a few weeks, but as the foot traffic settles in, will attract dirt and grime at a faster rate.

It is best to choose a professional company that will take the proper precautions to protect your investment. Persian rug cleaning is best done by a professional who has the experience necessary to keep your rugs looking clean and fresh.

First Response Carpet Cleaning is a full service carpet cleaning company, but our service does not stop there. We have the proper tools and supplies necessary to effectively clean your rugs. Certified by the IICRC and servicing the Long Island, NY and surrounding areas, we have the training needed to keep your investment looking new.


  • Keep Rug out of Direct Sunlight: Sunlight can cause the colors to fade, and if your rug is placed in direct sunlight, could accelerate the fading process. If possible, keep your rug out of the path of direct sunlight.
  • Rotate your Rug 1x/month: If your rug is in the path of direct sunlight, rotate the run once a month to allow an even sunlight exposure.
  • Vacuum Regularly: Typically, Persian rugs are used not only for decoration, but for floor protection as well. With foot traffic, comes dirt, dust, and if applicable, animal hair. When you vacuum your rug on a regular basis, this will capture any loose dirt and soils. A weekly vacuum session is appropriate for any Persian rug in your home or property.
  • Schedule Cleanings: It is recommended to get your Persian rug professionally cleaned every 1-3 years. The frequency will determine the level of traffic your rug is exposed to. However, you need to ensure that the cleanings will be done correctly in order to protect the integrity of the rug.


If your Persian rug has taken a bit of a beating, and it is time to get it cleaned, make sure you choose a professional service to do the job. Many novice companies will tout they clean Persian rugs, when in fact they would simply use standard carpet cleaning methods. Not only is a carpet cleaning method inappropriate for Persian rug cleaning, but it could permanently damage your investment.

Choose a company with a long track record of success. In business since 1991, First Response Carpet cleaning can take on your cleaning with ease and confidence.

If you would like one of our specialists to provide you
a free consultation for your persian rug cleaning needs,
please give us a call at 631-587-5300.