Area Rug Cleaning & Care Tips from Professionals

Area Rug Cleaning Tips

Your area rugs are an important investment in your home and need to be properly cared for and maintained in order to keep them looking clean and fresh. There are some basic area rug cleaning and care tips that you should follow which will keep your rugs clean and can help prolong the life of your rugs. Additionally, it is recommended that you hire a carpet cleaning company for professional area rug cleaning services as needed. Depending on the traffic in your home this should be done anywhere from once a year to once every three years.

Our Area Rug Cleaning, Care, & Maintenance Tips

The following are some basic area rug cleaning, care, and maintenance steps that will help you keep your rugs clean in between professional cleaning services. To learn more about area rug cleaning, feel free to contact the experts at EnviroClean in Portland, Maine with your questions.

  • Using Rug Pads: Placing a rug pad under your area rug will help extend the life of your rug by protecting it from wear and keeping it from sliding around the room. Regardless of the size of your area rug and whether your rug is placed on hardwood floor or carpeting, using a pad under the rug is an important care tip.
  • Rotating Your Rugs: Another area rug care tip is to rotate your rug 180 degrees at least once per year. This will help your rug to wear more evenly as sunlight and traffic patterns can cause discoloration and uneven wear that even professional area rug cleaning cannot undo.
  • Vacuuming or Shaking Out your Rugs: Because dirt and sand act as abrasives that can break down the fibers of your rug, the most important area rug cleaning and care tip is to regularly vacuum or shake out your rug. This will remove surface and embedded dirt and restore life to the fibers.
  • Removing Stains: If any spills or stains should occur, it is important to follow the appropriate stain removal procedures and to begin removing the stain as quickly as possible after it occurs. For stains that have had time to sit or those that you are unable to remove using a basic stain removal process, you may need to call a professional area rug cleaning company to treat and remove the stains.

Professional Area Rug Cleaning Services

If the above area rug cleaning tips are not enough to get your area rug completely clean, our professional area rug cleaning services may be able to help. Our deep cleaning services can leave your area rugs looking like new with refreshed colors, a fresh smell, and a soft feel.

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