When compared to carpets in the home area rugs are very similar though different. Requiring special care, area rugs offer unique patterns, texture, and color to your designs to any room. With all of this in mind, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some of the basics regarding cleaning, maintenance, and spot cleaning.
How to Clean an Area Rug
Below you will find the standard steps and suggestions to keeping your area rug looking vibrant and fresh.
Routinely vacuum area rugs. Quicker than vacuuming does, the dirt and debris wear the fibers of the rugs down, contrary to popular belief. Vacuuming on regular basis can reduce the wear helps extend the life of your rugs. Before vacuuming shag rug, be sure the vacuum is turned down and avoid vacuuming any edge fringe.
Eliminate pet hair with a brush. Though some vacuums are designed to be more effective at removing the pet hair than others, reducing the initial volume improves the quality of the vacuum. As a more efficient alternative, once a week use a stiff brush to gently remove pet hair.
Throughout the year, periodically rotate the area rugs. To help make sure that the rug wears and fades evenly by distributing the foot traffic and sun exposure instead of keeping the wear from foot traffic concentrated in one area or path.
Remove debris by shaking out your rugs. Take the rugs outside and shake them vigorously once every week or two, or more often if you can spare the time, though the more the better. Making the vacuuming process even more effective, use a paddle or tennis racket to loosen and remove dirt and particles that wear your rugs out faster as well.
Deep Area Rug Cleaning: If there are any special care instructions or warnings, look for the label on your rug for starters. There are area rugs that require dry-cleaning or spot cleaning only in many cases.
Wash Machine Washable Area Rugs. On a delicate cycle, place the small machine-washable rugs in a mesh bag and wash them. Do not put them in the dryer as they can shrink and set in any tough stains and never use warm water unless otherwise instructed from the label’s instructions. If weather permits, outdoors is ideal for drying, wash your rugs on cold then hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area.
Area Rug Stain Removal: Never scrub or rub since you will only force the substance in the fibers deeper in the fibers. First, gently blot up away any moisture. To treat the residual stains, utilize your choice of homemade solution or a store-bought stain remover. In a spray bottle, a multi-stain remover is mixing 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, 4 cups of warm water, and ¼ teaspoon white vinegar. In an inconspicuous area to ensure it is used safely without compromising the rug or color, be sure to conduct a patch test in a small.