Complete Moth Repair

Complete Moth Repair

The primary culprit of insect damage in Oriental rugs is the carpet moth, Tineola bisselliella. A female moth will lay up to 200 eggs in her short lifetime, and it is these larvae that cause the damage to the fibres of a rug. In their larval state, carpet moths have an appetite for the keratin in the natural fibres of wool and silk, and will happily live in the warmth and dark of the pile, eating what they need in order to grow. The carpet moth is small and unassuming and very often, one does not notice a moth infestation until the damage has been done.

If your rug has been damaged by moths, take heart! Moth damage can be both repaired and prevented. As these animals tend to prefer soiled animal fibre, an important preventative measure is to keep your rug nice and clean. Rugs in storage are particularly vulnerable. The carpet moth prefers both darkness and dirt, and rugs in storage are more vulnerable to damage than rugs in use. It goes without saying that a rug must always be thoroughly cleaned before it is placed in storage.

At the Oriental Rug Repair Company we can repair all levels of moth damage – and regularly return seriously damaged carpets and rugs back to their original condition, meticulously replicating the exact design and weave. If a hole has been made, we will reweave and re-knot, returning the rug to its previously undamaged state. Sometimes this involves building a small hand loom around the damaged areas to apply the necessary tension before the traditional weaving and knotting techniques are applied.

Free Uplift and Return Delivery

Quality Assurance and Fully Insured

Cleaned by Hand

Free moth Treatment

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    Lady A. Sainsbury
    Chelsea, London

    I would highly recommend The Oriental Rug Repair Company for their superb service and skills, a very satisfied and delighted Customer!

    Ms. Asquith
    New Town, Edinburgh

    The Oriental Rug Repair Company collected, kept me updated and delivered our carpet repaired to the highest standard. We are thrilled and highly recommend.

    Mr McIntosh
    Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

    A genuine resurrection of a family treasure I had written off, I am eternally grateful.

    Sir David Kinloch
    East Lothian, Scotland

    Great, wonderful job guys, thank you.

    Mr Adams
    Wandsworth, London

    An extremely skilled job done wonderfully, a lovely family business to deal with. We will use again with confidence.

    Our process

    We collect your rugs
    Appraisal and valuation
    Hand Clean/Repair
    We deliver back

    Our Main OfficesOpen 7 Days a Week

    We cover the whole of the UK

    Head Offices

    Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard
    London EC2V 5AE
    0207 556 1020

    28 Rutland Square
    Edinburgh EH1 2BW
    0131 221 6527

    Local Offices

    South London – Unit 7,
    2 Linford Street, SW8 4AB

    North London –
    8 Oxgate Lane, NW2 7JN

    Leeds – Vicarage Chambers,
    9 Park Square East, LS1 2LH

    Newbury – Wessex House,
    Oxford Road, RG14 1PA

    Windsor – Castle Hill House,
    12 Castle Hill, SL4 1PD

    Cheltenham – Harley House,
    29 Cambray Place, GL50 1JN

    Tunbridge Wells –
    85 High Street, Kent, TN1 1XP

    Bath – 4 Queen Street,
    BA1 1HE

    10 Boundary Way,
    Woking, Surrey, GU21 5DH

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