In the home, the care for rugs and carpets differs, despite these two floor coverings being so similar. Since they provide unique patterns, texture, and color to your designs to any room, area rugs require special care. The basics of area rug cleaning and some tips on removing spots is what we at Palm Springs Carpet Cleaning would like to share today.
How Do You Care for Area Rugs
Below you will find the standard steps and tips, no matter their size or material, to keep your area rug looking glorious.
Frequently vacuum area rugs. Contrary to popular belief, the dirt and debris wear the fibers of the rugs down quicker than vacuuming does. Help extend the life of your rugs by vacuuming on regular basis can reduce the wear. Be sure to turn down the setting before vacuuming shag rug and avoid vacuuming any edge fringe.
Remove pet fur with a brush. Some vacuums are not highly effective and using the brush first reduces the volume when it comes to removing pet fur from the area rug, which is better on the vacuum. Once a week use a stiff brush to gently remove pet hair as a more efficient alternative.
Area rugs should be rotated throughout the year. By distributing the foot traffic and sun exposure as opposed keeping the wear from foot traffic concentrated in one area or path, rotating the area rug every few months to help make sure that the rug wears and fades.
Free the rugs of debris by shaking them out. Once every week or two, or more often if you can spare the time, and remember, the more the better, take the rugs outside and shake them vigorously. Use paddle or tennis racket first to loosen and remove dirt and particles that wear your rugs out faster by making the vacuuming process even more effective.
Deep cleaning Look for the label on your area rugs for starters if there are any special care instructions or warnings. Only in some instances, there may be area rugs that require dry-cleaning or spot cleaning.
Machine washable rugs. Place the rug in a mesh bag and wash the machine washable rugs on a delicate cycle. Since they can shrink and set in any tough stains, do not use the dyer, and never use hot/ warm water unless otherwise instructed from the label’s instructions. Wash your rugs on cold then hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area, outside is ideal if weather permits.
Area rug stain removal: Since you will only force the substance in the fibers deeper in the fibers, never scrub or rub. Gently blot away any moisture first. Use your choice of homemade solution or a store-bought stain remover to treat the residual stains. Combine a mixing 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, 4 cups of warm water, and ¼ teaspoon white vinegar as a multi-stain remover in a spray bottle. Make certain to conduct a patch test in a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it is used safely without compromising the rug or color.
Area Rug Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Cathedral City, Indio, Riverside & Coachella Valley, California
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