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Tips to Keep Rugs in Top Condition

6/17/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Tips to Keep Rugs in Top Condition Keep your rugs looking brand new all year long!

A rug can spice up the look of an entire room by accenting it with a pop of color or change the style with a unique pattern. It needs to be properly taken care of to ensure it lasts and doesn’t need to be replaced within the next year or two.

Padding and turning

Place padding under the rug to make it more comfortable to walk on. An underlay may be beneficial to prevent it from slipping on surfaces such as wood or stone flooring such as marble. An underlay protects the floor from damages from sliding rugs too. Rotate your rug every few months to ensure that it wears evenly. This is especially important if it is exposed to direct sunlight since direct exposure to the sun fades colors quickly.

Frequent vacuuming

Purchase a new vacuum if you don’t have one appropriate for the type of rug you have. Vacuum at least once a week to remove dirt, dust, dander, and crumbs. Do it more often if it is placed in a high traffic area where cleaning more often is required. You might not even be aware of all the ways contaminants get into the room and on the floor. These include air ducts, people walking through with shoes on or other particles light enough to float through the air.

 Spills

Treat spills that occur immediately. The longer that you wait to take care of it the harder it will be to get out of the material. Only use cleaners and chemicals that are safe for the material to reduce the chances of causing, even more, damage to the rug. Always blot stains instead of rubbing them so you don’t push the stain further into the fibers.

Shampooing

Shampooing your rugs is something you should do on a regular basis, such as every six months for heavy traffic areas and once a year for others. It uses water and heat to suck up dirt and grime that has made its way deep into the fibers.

Restoration

If your rugs have been damaged due to fraying, tearing or flooding you might need to seek the services of a company such as SERVPRO of Rutherford County to assist with restoring it to its original condition.

Take care of your carpeted areas and any rug you choose to place. Proper maintenance and care ensure it will remain in magnificent condition for years.

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