Ask an Expert: Your Rug Cleaning Questions Answered
If you’re the proud owner of a rug or two, you probably have many questions about the best way to take care of them. Here are some of the most common questions to help you decide if you’re in need of professional rug cleaning.
How Often Should I Vacuum My Rugs?
Vacuuming is one of the best things you can do at home to take care of your rugs. Weekly is a good frequency. If possible, use an upright cleaner with a beater brush. You can make several passes but the last should be in the direction of the pile.
However, one thing to bear in mind is that the action of vacuuming actually drives dust, dirt and other contaminants deeper down into the pile. Here it can rub against the fibres and cause serious damage. Be sure to have regular professional cleaning to remove this dirt and help keep your rugs in peak condition.
What’s the Best Way to Deal with Rug Stains?
When it comes to stains such as animal urine or wine stains, you can try to soak up the excess fluid with a damp cloth but don’t try to clean the rug yourself.
Owing to the range of materials, dyes, fibres and construction methods, it’s impossible to take a ‘one type cleans all’ approach to rug cleaning. That’s why you should only trust professionals with a deep knowledge of rugs. Otherwise, you could end with discoloured or even ruined rugs and that would be a shame.
How Often Should I Have My Rugs Professionally Cleaned?
Having your rugs cleaned by professionals on a regular basis is the best single thing you could do to keep them in good shape. As a rough rule, once a year is about right.
However, rugs in high traffic areas may need more frequent attention. Moreover if you have pets, special care is needed. Not only are mishaps common but also your rugs may harbour fleas and other pests. Contact your rug cleaning specialist for advice
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