Keeping your area rugs clean can be a difficult task, especially if they are larger rugs. Rug care is normally determined by size, material and construction. Larger areas rugs should be treated as regular carpet when it comes to cleaning. However, all rugs are not exactly the same and require a few different techniques to be kept clean. What is not different is the ways in which these rugs get dirty, the same as everyday carpet. High traffic areas, food spills and pet accidents result in tough stains to remove, unsightly marks on your rug and sometimes even an unwelcoming odor that will exude from your rug until something is done about it. Fortunately there are some basic steps you can take to help maintain the cleanliness and durability of your area rugs.
Area Rug Maintenance Care
It is necessary to vacuum your large area rugs as often as possible. Just like carpet, the most important thing you can do for larger area rugs is to vacuum them regularly. If you happen to have a reversible rug, be sure to vacuum both sides. This will remove grit and grime that can wear out your rug prematurely. There are a lot of rugs these days that have fringe on the ends, which make the rug look lovely, however, if caught in a vacuum can really do some serious damage to your rug. Be sure to vacuum carefully around your rug if it does have fringe on the ends of it.
Pet Odor and Stain Removal
Pets are fun to have around the home and make great companions, but the number one complaint of pet owners is the hair that their pets leave around the house. Pet owners know that you can vacuum all day long and there will still be pet hair present, it is everywhere. A vacuum will still leave pet hair behind. It is necessary to brush out pet hair, using a stiff brush and brushing in the same direction of the rugs nap. This will prevent your rug from looking disordered and any loose pieces from being pulled out.
High Foot Traffic Area Rugs
Area rugs are generally placed in areas that receive a large amount of foot traffic and other wear and tear from everyday life. Foot traffic and sun can put extra stress on area rugs. It is important to turn your rug once or twice a year so that you even out the wear of the rug. Neglecting to turn your rug will result in one side looking faded and worn down while the other retains its vibrancy. If you decide to move the area rug to a different room or end up moving houses, it will be difficult to place the rug do to the faded and uneven look it now has.
Professional Area Rug Cleaning
Keeping your area rug clean requires simple steps, however if your rug has received more wear and tear than normal, has a tough stain you just can’t remove, or you feel your rug is just too big for you to clean yourself, then it is time to call in a professional. Direct Carpet Cleaners is a professional carpet cleaning company that has the skills and experience to clean your area rugs to where they are looking new again. Contact Direct Carpet Cleaners for the best carpet cleaning service available.