There are many reasons as to why you choose placing a rug in your home. Weather if it is to protect the flooring beneath them or simply as a design feature, rugs are commonplace. However, the rugs are something that often takes plenty of abuse no matter if they act as an accessory, something soft to walk on, and protect the hard floor. Many homeowners want to know how they can ensure the rug looks good, it is healthy, and it is long-lasting when it comes to rugs. To help you reach your goals in keeping your rugs healthy, beautiful and in good condition, potentially beyond their projected lifespan we at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry would like to take the opportunity to share some tips today.
Avoid Wearing Shoes on Area Rugs
When they walk over the rug’s surface, no one should be wearing shoes. Have you and your family get in the habit of removing the shoes as you come inside at the door. Doing so will minimize the dirt and debris that can get tracked in from outside. Due to the dirt and particulates that work its way into the fibers, the backing of your rugs is frequently damaged. With walking causing friction and the dirt being a natural abrasive, there is a sandpaper-like effect occurring. Your rugs will be better with the less dirt that it comes into contact with.
Vacuum Carpet Often
Even if you are applying the no-shoes rule on the rug, vacuuming is essential. Dirt and dust will still settle on the surface. Vacuuming at least 2-3 times a week and more so if the rug sees a lot of traffic and making 2-3 passes with your vacuum is recommended.
Clean Spills on Rugs ASAP
Before cleaning it the surface with your favorite DIY rug cleaner or an effective rug cleaning product, blot the accidental substance spills or tracked in substances up immediately. You will only increase the likelihood of a tough stain as the longer substances linger, the harder they are to remove. Be sure to tend them as you find them as well if you see any other spots.
Do Not Place Heavy Furniture on Rugs
The wear and tear of your rugs is accelerated by the furniture legs. Deep-pile rugs are especially quick to show the signs of wear quickly. Fluff the rug periodically to breathe life back into the flattened fibers.
Ensure Rugs are Professionally Cleaned
Though annually is optimal, the rugs should be cleaned by a professional every two year at the bare minimum. To make the different types of rugs and how to clean them without inflicting any damage on the fibers or the rug’s backing, professionals are knowledgeable about the different types of manufacturing materials and fabrics used.
Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning & More in Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson, Crawford & Greater Waco, Texas
The specialists of Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is happy to be of assistance when looking for an expert to have your rugs professionally cleaned. To make the rugs vibrant, spotless, and fresh our experts provide high-quality rug cleaning services that will clean, sanitize, and deodorize.