Adding a special touch to a room’s style, area rugs have plenty of unique colors, patterns, and textures. The care requires special maintenance since rugs differ from carpet though they are fairly similar in some ways. Today, we at DM Carpet Cleaning would like to share some standard area rug cleaning methods and techniques.
How Do You Clean Area Rugs Everyday?
For standard care, no matter the material or size, the area rug can be well-kept with the listed tips and steps.
Vacuum area rugs frequently. With the dirt and debris, the fibers of the rugs wear down faster, contrary to popular belief, more than with daily vacuuming. To help extend the life of your rugs, vacuum on regular basis can reduce the wear. With the setting turned down, do not vacuum any fringe and shag rugs.
Use a brush to remove the pet hair. Removing the majority of the hair is better on the vacuum and most vacuums are not efficient enough to remove the pet hair from the area rug. Once a week, gently remove pet hair with a stiff brush.
Rotate area rugs periodically. You can evenly distribute the normal wear and avoid over extended sun exposure, rotate the area rug every few months to avoid concentrating the wear from foot traffic and sun fading.
Free the debris from rugs by shaking them out. The more often the better, take the rugs outside and shake them vigorously at least once every week or two. To better loosed and remove most of the dust, dirt, and debris, paddle the rugs with a blunt object, such as a tennis racket. You can more efficiently vacuum.
Special care of area rugs. On the back of the rug, see if there are any special care instructions or warning first off by looking for the label. Only in some instances, there are area rugs that require dry-cleaning or spot cleaning.
Small machine washable rugs. Place the small machine-washable rugs in a mesh bag and wash them on the delicate cycle. Since it can cause the rugs to shrink and set-in potential stains, unless otherwise instructed from the label’s directions, do not use warm water, nor put them in the dryer.
Rug Spot Remover
Use blotting techniques to gently absorb the moisture instead of any scrubbing and rubbing techniques that will only force the substance deeper into the fibers. Use your preferred option of a
homemade solution or a store-bought stain remover to treat the residual stains. Combine a teaspoon of 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 to ensure it is used safely and will not alter the color or compromise the color, in a small inconspicuous area.