Area Rug Care Guide

Sep 23, 2019 | Uncategorized

area rug care guide

Area rugs are beautiful additions to any room. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, are made from different fabrics, and have different patterns and colors. Nowadays, it’s hard to find area rugs that are completely identical in all features. Every area rug is unique which means not every area rug should be cleaned the same.

At Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County, we provide specialized area rug cleaning for your exact area rug. Just like you wouldn’t clean different colored laundry the same, we closely examine your area rug’s features and develop the most effective approach to cleaning your area rug. We care about how healthy your home is and maintaining your area rugs in good condition is critical to not just a beautiful home, but one that’s healthy as well.

We proudly present our very own Rug Care Guide, nine simple tips to help you maintain your home’s area rugs in excellent condition for a home that’s cleaner and healthier.

1. Know your Rug

Know what kind of yarn, what kind of backing, and any special instructions from the manufacturer. This will prevent accidental damage to the area rug that could occur if you were to wash it and dry it yourself. Be sure you know how to properly wash and dry your rug according to its specific features.

2. Rotate Your Rug

Some area rugs get used more than others do, which means they can get worn out a lot faster. Life of high traffic area rugs, like the ones in the kitchen and living room, can be elongated/preserved by rotating them. Consider having multiple area rugs to rotate in the same space if traffic is extremely high. This will end up saving you a lot of money not having to buy new area rugs as often.

3. Schedule Regular Professional Cleanings

While occasionally washing your area rugs can be good, professional cleaning is the best way to ensure a long life for your rug. Professionals can reverse a lot of the day-to-day damage that life can do to your rugs. Nothing beats the power of Immaculate Home Chem-Dry’s advanced area rug cleaning. It works hard to extract dirt, dust, debris, and even remove stains from your area rugs. We also remove pet urine odor and stains from area rugs.

chem-dry tech inspecting rug in orange county ca4. Avoid the Sun

Limit your rug’s exposure to direct sunlight to prevent fading of color. Keep the blinds closed when the room is not in use. 

5. Manage Shedding

Vacuum 1-2 times a week initially. Do not pull on stray loops, this can cause additional damage to the area rug. Instead, get scissors and cut them back down to size. 

6. Protect Your Rug From Furniture

Use protectors on the feet of furniture to prevent large divots or damage to the rug. Ensure that furniture legs are clean before placing them on the rug.

7. Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming will make a huge difference in the beauty and quality of your area rug. For area rugs that are high-traffic areas, most experts agree to have them vacuumed at least once every 1-2 weeks. Ensure that your vacuum can function properly on the height of your rug before you begin vacuuming to avoid damaging and to get the best clean possible.

8. Removing Pet Hair

If there is stubborn pet hair or dirt in your rugs, there are a few tools you can use to get rid of it without damaging the rug. These tools include a carpet brush, carpet rake, or standard squeegee tool. 

9. Quickly Manage Stains and Spills

Quickly blot up the spill using a clean cloth. Do not rub, as this can press the spill further into the fibers and increase the likelihood that it may stain. Scrape up semi-solid spills with a thin spoon. As it dries, vacuum it up. Don’t forget about the stain removal power of Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County, if we can’t get it out no one can.

We hope these tips help you in maintaining a clean and healthy home. As always, contact us for more information about our professional area rug cleaning and other cleaning services in Orange County, California, including: Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Cypress, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Orange, Westminster and the surrounding areas.

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