Insurance Appraisals & Oriental Rugs

Your Oriental Rugs are valuable assets for your family and having the proper written appraisals for your portfolio is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your investment. Whether your Oriental Rugs were handed down from your family or purchased years ago, it is highly advised that you to have your rugs appraised every ten years.

All along the East Coast, we have seen a dramatic increase of insurance claims for home owners with oriental rugs, mostly from weather related water damage. The process for the home owner can go much more smoothly if all of the paperwork is already in place. Current appraisals also provide a more accurate assessment of the insurance coverage needed.

Most of the leading insurance companies have come to rely on Nejad Gallery as the expert Oriental Rug Appraiser in the Bucks County,  Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. Chubb, State Farm, Travelers, Erie, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Allied, Hartford and Farmers are just a few of the insurance companies with whom we regularly provide our appraisal services.

In addition to obtaining written appraisals, I recommend to my clients to take photos of all of their insured items and to video tape their home, room by room. An Excel spreadsheet listing each item with the purchase date and price helps keep a detailed catalog of your insured valuables. Scanning appraisals and receipts adds to your proof of purchase and helps the insurance company correctly ascertain replacement values. Keeping an updated offsite back up copy is another safety measure.

Being prepared for unforeseen events takes a bit of effort but the peace of mind and well being for you and your family is definitely worth the undertaking. Please call 215-348-1255, we will be happy to assist you with all your Oriental Rug Appraisal needs.

Cleaning Oriental Rugs with Pet Stains

Oriental Rugs are beautiful works of art for your home and family providing many years of enjoyment and pride. In addition, Oriental Rugs often represent sound investments that can be passed down from one generation to the next.

However, if you own Oriental Rugs and have a cat or dog, you most likely have experienced at one time or another the “Oh No” pet stain accident. As bad as the initial discovery is, don’t worry because Nejad Gallery’s expert Oriental Rug cleaning staff in Doylestown, Bucks County has developed the most successful eight step process for removing both stains and odor. Our thirty years of experience working with various wool and silk from around the world in our rug production has lead to our breakthroughs in rug cleaning solutions and techniques.  Even Oriental Rugs with older stains can be treated with great results.

Once pet stains are found, it is very important to get your Oriental Rugs to us as soon as possible.  Call 215-348-1255 and drop your rugs off in our Doylestown, PA location or have our drivers pick up your rugs and deliver them cleaned back to you.

Most importantly, don’t panic and don’t try to treat the stains yourself.  Over the counter carpet cleaners and homemade remedies can make our solutions less effective or even damage the wool pile or cause color runs.

What you can do is blot up as much of the urine as possible with thick absorbent paper towels and keep the wet area elevated from the floor to promote air circulation. Once the rug is removed from your home you should carefully disinfect the flooring to remove any trace scents that may encourage your pet to have a repeat accident. At this time you may also want to check your padding to see it needs replacing.

Our Oriental Rug Hand Wash and Pet Stain Treatment usually takes seven to ten days.  As designers and manufacturers of fine handmade Oriental Rugs we have a great respect, understanding and appreciation for the work involved in creating your rug and we make every effort to restore your rug to its best possible and most beautiful condition.