Your Guide to Caring for Your Area Rugs

Your Guide to Caring for Your Area Rugs

If you own an area rug (or perhaps a few), you know how much comfort and style they bring to any room. They’re the ideal flexible way to add warmth and interest to any space. And with just a little help from your expert rug cleaners (with free pickup and drop off throughout Sydney), taking care of them is a snap.

When it comes to taking care of your area rugs, your procedure will depend on the type of rug, specifically, whether it’s made from natural or synthetic material.

Whatever kind of area rugs you own, they can benefit from a regular vacuuming. Vacuum both sides of reversible rugs as grit and dust can damage and wear both top and bottom. Try to clean using suction power only without a brush roll. An upright or power head vacuum with a rotating brush/beater bar works best to extract any contaminants held fast by the rug. If your rug is damaged, you are best to speak with a specialist that is able to assist with repairs.

Rugs can also benefit from washing although you have to be especially careful in doing so. For one thing, you should only wash them when they’re dirty. You can gauge this from how dingy they look. You can also check by lifting up a corner and letting it drop. A puff of dust indicates cleaning is due. Another sign is your rugs are emitting any odour.

It’s important you don’t wash your rugs unless you know exactly what you’re doing. If you’ve read the label and have experience with rugs, then you can go ahead.

Otherwise, you should entrust the washing of your area rugs to experts with the knowledge and materials to do the right job for your particular type of rug. Using the wrong techniques can cause the colours to run and damage your rugs beyond repair.

In any event, a regular annual servicing by reputable rug cleaners is the best thing you can do to keep your area rugs in top shape. That way they’ll grace your home for many years and repay your investment handsomely.

Are you ready to give your area rugs the care they deserve? We’re ready when you are.

Amy Jensen
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Amy is part of the Rug Wash Specialist online content team. As a bit of a clean freak, she loves a good tip to make it easier to keep a clean home.
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