Essential Tips for Area Rug Care Between Professional Cleanings

May 8, 2024 | area rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning

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If you have ever invested in professional cleaning services like area rug cleaning, it’s natural to wonder how often you should be investing in expert cleaning services. Periodic professional treatments are vital for rug health and durability, but there are additional measures you can implement between cleanings. Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County’s team of area rug cleaners is here to provide insight into these essential steps.

Consistent Vacuuming

Many homeowners claim to vacuum regularly, yet struggle to define the frequency of their efforts. As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Establishing a vacuuming schedule for your rugs and carpets is crucial to ensuring consistent maintenance. This proactive approach guarantees that cleaning tasks are completed as needed.

Our recommendation is to vacuum your rug at least once a week. Everyone’s home is unique, which may mean that you need to do more or less than one cleaning per week. Do you have questions about your home? Check out our frequently asked questions page for answers to common questions you may have about your home.

Households with pets or children, or rugs situated in high-traffic areas like entryways or hallways, may require more frequent vacuuming sessions. By adhering to a set schedule, you can effectively manage dirt and debris accumulation, preserving the cleanliness and condition of your rugs.

Stop Dirt Being Tracked Into Your Home

It’s no secret that shoes (and pets) are prime carriers of dirt into your home. Therefore, a simple yet effective measure to safeguard your rugs’ health is to establish a no-shoes policy indoors. While this adjustment may initially pose challenges, placing shoe racks near entry points can serve as reminders for you and your family. 

Additionally, providing house slippers for indoor use can help maintain cleanliness, provided they are not worn outside. For unavoidable shoe wear indoors, placing mats at entrances and consistently wiping shoes upon entry can mitigate dirt accumulation and preserve rug hygiene.

Opt for Socks 

Wearing socks or indoor slippers is beneficial for your carpets. These act as a barrier against natural oils and sweat from bare feet, safeguarding rug fibers and dyes from potential damage over time. Ensure that whatever you wear indoors is clean, and replace socks after wearing them with shoes to maintain cleanliness.

Furniture Rearrangement

Regularly rearranging furniture serves not only to rejuvenate your living space but also to redistribute foot traffic patterns, preventing excessive wear and tear on specific areas of your rugs. This simple practice helps maintain the integrity of your rugs over time. If you are planning on rearranging furniture soon, consider investing in upholstery cleaning so that your furniture can be refreshed and moved.

Alternatively, if rearranging furniture is impractical, routinely rotating your rugs accomplishes a similar goal. 

By periodically changing the positioning of your rugs, particularly in high-traffic areas such as those in front of seating arrangements or entryways, you can effectively mitigate the effects of wear and prolong the lifespan of your rugs. These proactive measures contribute to the long-term maintenance of your home’s aesthetic appeal and ensure that your rugs remain in optimal condition between professional cleanings.

Dab Up Spills Right Away

When accidents happen and spills occur on your rugs, it’s essential to act swiftly to prevent permanent staining. If you react quick enough, begin by blotting the affected area with a clean white cloth or paper towel to absorb as much of the excess liquid as possible. 

Avoid the temptation to scrub vigorously, as this can exacerbate the stain by pushing it deeper into the rug fibers. Instead, employ a gentle yet firm dabbing motion to lift the spill from the surface of the rug. This approach helps to minimize the spread of the stain and reduces the risk of causing damage to the rug. By addressing spills promptly and using the proper blotting technique, you can effectively manage minor mishaps and maintain the pristine appearance of your rugs between professional cleanings.

If the stain has set in to, DIY cleaning may not work. Luckily, Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County offers professional rug and carpet stain removal.

Book a  Professional Cleaning in Orange County Today

Following these tips will help maintain the cleanliness and health of your rugs between professional cleanings by Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County. When it’s time for your next area rug cleaning in Anaheim, CA, or the surrounding areas, simply give us a call at (714) 316-0686, and we’ll be delighted to assist you!

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