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Area Rugs: Carpet Cleaning Tips For Your Home

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Area Rugs: Carpet Cleaning Tips For Your Home

Area rugs are a beautiful addition to any home. However, area rugs are often placed in high traffic areas and can become extremely dirty very quickly.

Carpet cleaning area rugs in Sycamore, IL, require the same attention and care as wall-to-wall carpeting. Oftentimes, rugs such as finer Oriental rugs require special attention.

Here are some basic area rug cleaning tips:

Dry Clean Only

Be sure to check to see if the label on the rug says “Dry Clean Only.” If it does, you will want to call a professional area rug cleaning service like Clean USA.

Washing Smaller Rugs

When you are washing a small rug with a label that says “Machine Washable,” you will first want to take the rug outdoors and shake it to remove any loose dirt particles or miscellaneous debris.

Once you are done outside, you can bring the rug back indoors and place it in your washing machine at the recommended temperature.

We recommend using warm water (90° to 105°F) accompanied with a mild cleaning detergent. Tumble dry the rug at the absolute lowest heat setting until it is dry to your satisfaction.

Beating Larger Rugs

If you have a larger rug that you are able to pick up, we recommend you take it outdoors and shake it first to remove loose dirt particles and debris, just as you would a smaller rug.

Once you’ve sufficiently shaken the rug, hang it over a clothesline or similar apparatus and beat it using a broom or large stick. You should start to see dirt falling off the rug.

We recommend flipping the rug after a while and continuing the process until you no longer see dirt or dust coming off of it.

Next, bring the rug back inside and vacuum it.

Vacuuming Area Rugs

Area rugs that have fringe require a special vacuuming technique. You will want to use a very gentle suction level and start from the center of the rug, vacuuming toward the fringe.

Be careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar of the vacuum cleaner as this could cause serious damage to your rug.

Next, lift the edge of the carpet and vacuum beneath the fringe.

Caring for Oriental, Turkish, and Persian Rugs

Clean imported rugs exactly to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or call a professional cleaning service like Clean USA to handle the job.

For heirloom rugs, you will definitely want to hire professionals.

Professional Rug Cleaning in Illinois

Clean USA uses specialized tools and equipment designed specifically for area rugs. It is an effective, yet gentle, cleaning process. Professional area rug cleaning from Clean USA is able to remove deep, embedded dirt and contaminants that standard cleaning procedures cannot. For longer-lasting rugs, you will want to invest in professional area rug cleaning at least once a year.

Contact us for information on our area rug cleaning service.