Cleaning an area rug is not an easy job to do.
While rugs add an excellent accent to any room in your home, they’re often delicate and if you don’t take care of them, you’ll begin to see the wear and tear of your (often pricey) investment. So, in order to help you better take care of the rugs in your home, we’ve compiled a list of cleaning tips that will help you to properly vacuum the rug and keep it healthy.
With that being said, let’s get down to how to properly clean your rug.
1. Flip it Over Once a Month
2. Clean Up Spills as They Happen
The same goes for any carpeting in your home. As soon as a spill occurs, you want to properly tend to it so it doesn’t stain. However, it’s important to remember that when you begin to remove a spill from the carpet, you want to stay away from any harsh cleaners and just take a damp cloth and dab the spot until it’s dry. There are few tricks to do this. For area rugs specially if it's a handmade area rug, any kind of spill will leave a mark on the rug if it's not been taken care of quickly. If you spill something on a rugs, do not rub the rug with anything. Just press some paper napkin on top of the rug to remove the extra liquids from it. If possible, flip the rug, put an empty bucket under the spot and drop clean water from the back of the rug to remove the wine stain or any other liquid stains. This is just a temporary solution. After that, if you see any mark within 24 hours, you should always call a professional rug cleaning company to clean your rug professionally so that there are no permanent damages happens to your rug. Please DO NOT try any harsh chemical or cleaning solution to clean your rug as that will cause a color damage to your rug and will add up the restoration cost more!!!
3. Removing Pet Odor, dog pee smell
We know you love your pets so much. But sometime they can do accidents on your precious dream rug. Do not worry if that happens. Simply cleanup the surface normally and then call a rug cleaners to clean your rug. Because without a professional cleaning, you wont be able to remove the dog pee stains, or odor from the rug. You should do this as soon as possible once the accident happen.