Rugs are used in homes for many reasons. One is to use a way to add comfort to an area that has hard floors such as hardwood and tile. People enjoy the hard floors but sometimes want to add a space that you can still sit or walk comfortably in the area. Another reason that people choose to use rugs in the home is for décor. The shapes, colors and patterns of rugs are a great way to add a splash of color and fun to any room. Rugs are also great as a way to protect your carpets or other flooring that are laid under the rugs. If you are using a rug in any area of your home you want to be sure that you know what you can do to treat them and clean them. Tough Carpet Cleaning offers helpful tips to keep your area rugs clean.
How Do I Keep My Area Rug Clean?
Shake Out Area Rugs: One way to keep any textile from staying and keeping dirty is remove the dirt that has been brought on them. Your rugs take the place of the flooring that is under them so when someone walks on them they are depositing dirt and debris. The air in your home does have skin cells, hair and dust that will land of the floor and cause the rugs to be covered with dirt. The dirt will slowly seep down in the rug fibers. You want to make sure that you take the rugs outside your home on a regular basis so that you can shake them out really well. You can hold them upside down and shake them or pat the back of the rug to release the dirt that is not ground in. This will make the rest of the cleaning process simpler.
Vacuum & Spot Clean Area Rug: A rug is really no different than any other carpeted floor in your home. You need to make sure that you never skip vacuuming the rugs. Be sure that you use your vacuum on the proper setting to clean the rugs. The vacuum will be able to pull the dirt that is still in the fibers. Be sure that you run the vacuum on a regular basis. You also want to make sure that you have a good and tested cleaning solution that you know will work on your rug. You want to quickly take care of any spills or stains on the rugs so that you have the best chance of removing them. It is just as important as cleaning the carpet.
Have Area Rugs Cleaned Professionally: You also need to have your rugs cleaned on a regular basis by a professional carpet cleaner. When you call to have your carpets cleaned be sure to let them know that your rugs need to be cleaned as well. You will need to let them know how many rugs you have and make sure that they have access to them.