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Maintaining your area rugs between professional cleanings whether they are regular or heirloom rugs can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips and information that will make it less of an ordeal for you. We recommend having regular type rugs professionally cleaned every 12-18 months and if they are in high traffic areas we recommend cleaning them every 6-12 months. For fine, oriental or heirloom rugs The Oriental Rug Importers of America’s recommends hand-made rugs be cleaned every two to four years.Rugs placed in high traffic areas, such as an entry hall, may need to be cleaned every year.Area rugs add color to an otherwise dull or plain area in your home or office space lack of maintenance will bring the drab back to your space. Area rugs also provide sound dampening through sound wave absorption balancing the noise in your home or office, making your environment more pleasant.
In a space with a lot of wood, stone or ceramic flooring you might consider laying down an area rug that will cover approximately 20-35% of hard surface flooring. While area rugs and carpet have many valuable benefits they require regular maintenance so that they function at full capacity.
Keep the following tips and ideas handy for easy reference when needed. While not exhaustive it will give you a good starting point to keeping your rugs clean, green and looking their best. If you have any questions in regards to home remedies for stain removal give us a call at 305.270.5310. Always there when you need us.
If you have ever spilled wine on your rug you know how frustrating it can be to pick up and clean the spill. Accidental spills need to be addressed immediately. But, DO NOT USE over-the-counter spotters found in drug, grocery, and home improvement stores. These spotters are too aggressive and can leave irreversibly discolored areas.
Instead, use cold water or club soda as an emergency measure (remember DAB DAB DAB no scrubbing).Coarse salt: is good for extracting wine from your carpet or rugs. White vinegar: can help in neutralizing pet urine, vomit and other bio-nasties until a professional can clean the rug.
This article is meant to guide you in caring for your rug(s). Rug thickness, fiber length and usage are just some of the considerations in deciding when to have your rugs professionally cleaned. Rugs that are thick, may require cleaning more frequently since soils will tend to become deeply embedded making it impossible to remove completely. When rugs are placed or stored in dark humid areas moths and or carpet beetles can find their way into your valuable rug. Insects are more likely to attack wool rugs that are dirty. Beware of any rug salesman who tells not to ever have your rug cleaned. This is code for, “the rug will not withstand cleaning due to condition, foundation “painting,” or other hidden defects.
Ask us about our green stain protector it goes along way in protecting the value of your rug.