A high quality rug can be a gorgeous work of art that enhances the beauty of any room in addition to adding warmth and comfort to an interior space. Today, we at Palm Springs Carpet Cleaning would like a brief guide to prolonging your rug’s life should you be looking to preserve your rug or carpet, extend its lifespan and reduce the chances of damage to your valuable investment.
Can I Vacuum an Area Rug?
Vacuuming regularly is one of the best ways to extend your carpet’s life. To ensure dirt and bacteria won’t build up and stick to the carpet fibers, stick to a weekly schedule of vacuuming at minimum. It is best to vacuum right away to avoid future issues if you notice spills or debris on the carpet.
Don’t Wear Shoes on Area Rugs
The more likely you are to damage the rugs, carpets and other surfaces inside your home, the more dirt and debris you track inside on your shoes. Always remove your shoes as soon as you enter your home, and always encourage others to do so as well to keep your carpets beautiful. To act as a silent reminder for guests to slip off their shoes before their feet touch your carpets and rugs, it is helpful to have a dedicated shoe storage area near your home’s main entries.
Periodically Rearrange Couch & Other Furniture on Rug
What actually goes a long way in prolonging your rug’s life, is periodically rearranging your furniture. You can switch up areas of foot traffic when you rearrange your furniture. Do a simple rearranging of couches, chairs and tables to make sure the same spots aren’t continually receiving all the wear and tear from regular foot traffic if you’re noticing wear patterns on your carpets and rugs. Simply turn it every few months to keep wear patterns from forming if you don’t want to completely change your room around and need to protect a rug.
Treat Spills on Area Rugs Immediately
Treat the stain as quickly as possible if you or a guest spill something on your rug or carpet. The treatment method you should use is determines by the type of stain. Pre-test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous section of the carpet or rug as pre-test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous section of the carpet or rug as a general rule. The harder it is to remove the longer a spill sits, so it is critical you spring into action right away.
Protect Area Rugs
An excellent trick for keeping dirt, oils and water-based spills from damaging a carpet or rug is using a high-quality textile protectant. Rather than simply adding a protective layer over the top of the fibers, it is often best to choose a protectant that’s specially formulated to coat carpet fibers with a complete barrier. To find the product that’s right for you, contact a rug cleaning professional for guidance. For best results, always make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.