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Caring for your area rug isn’t always at the top of the list for every homeowner. But as I’ve mentioned before, your area and oriental rugs are often the main focus of a room, and you chose them because of the beauty and class they bring to your home. Perhaps they even carry sentimental memories of a special vacation or are already heirlooms that passed to you.
In any case, your area rugs are integral parts of your home, and like any other major piece of furniture, they deserve a bit of care and maintenance to keep them looking beautiful and in great condition for many years to come.
But don’t worry, maintaining your area rug isn’t difficult. Just remember these few tips:
Rotate your rug occasionally. Changing where it lies means it will wear more evenly, significantly slowing wear-spots and even discoloring from the sun.
Use a rug pad. Rug pads are base layers beneath the carpet that keep it from slipping and protect it from some of the damage from regular use by cushioning it.
Vacuum occasionally. For best results, flip your area rug over (if it’s not too large) and vacuum the back first without using the beater bar on your vacuum cleaner—this will loosen the dirt that’s settled in the fibers onto the floor. Clean up the loose dirt, then vacuum the top side, again without the beater bar.
Go easy on the rugs. The more gently you treat your area rugs, the longer they’ll hold their shape, color, and condition. If possible, don’t stack furniture on it, particularly heavy items that can leave permanent indentations. Even little things like not wearing shoes as often will over time help reduce the deterioration of your oriental rugs.
Clean it quickly! Spills are easiest to clean out of carpets and area rugs when they first happen. So if you happen to have a spill, acting quickly could help prevent stains. Blot any spills immediately to soak up as much as you can. Then, consult our handy treatment suggestions here to remove stains, or ask for a professional cleaner to help.
Don’t be afraid to call in the pros. Professional cleaning can really mean the difference between an old rug and an heirloom that you’ll pass to your grandchildren. The different fabrics, constructions, colors, and types of rugs all benefit from specific treatments to keep them in pristine condition (for instance, a wool, hand-woven rug will need very different care than a machine-made cotton rug). Not only will professionals be able to identify your rug and it’s particular construction and needs, but we’ll also be able to clean more thoroughly, address stains and any necessary repair and restoration, and condition the rug to help protect it from future stains and damage.
Remember, your beautiful area rugs deserve regular maintenance, and that’s only because they bring class and beauty to the home you deserve. Caring for your rug isn’t all that difficult, and if you have any questions or would like us to help you maintain your valuable flooring, please don’t hesitate to call or email today.
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The internet is filled with conflicting information regarding area rug cleaning in Redmond. Many people make dire mistakes with the best intentions regarding the cleaning and maintenance of their rugs. This is why it is always recommended to only allow professionals to work on your area rugs and help you to take care of its cleaning, maintenance and repair.
While there are things you can do to prolong the life of your rugs, like mopping up any spills immediately, there are also things you can do that will end up permanently damaging your rugs, like using abrasive cleaning detergents on the rugs. These and other misguided attempts at cleaning the rug can end up causing irreparable damage to the rug and end up costing you a lot of money.
Avoid these cleaning mistakes
If you would like to learn more about things that you shouldn’t be doing with your area rug cleaning, then read on:
Over the counter cleaning products: Don’t fall for the marketing hoopla of over the counter cleaning products and detergents. Instead ask a legitimate and well-established area rug cleaning company for advice on about the products that should be used and about the maintenance of your rugs.
Don’t be complacent on preventative maintenance: It can be easy to get caught up in the humdrum of everyday life and not pay attention to your rugs, but this shouldn’t happen. You will be surprised to learn the impact that a few simple efforts will make on the area rug cleaning efforts to keep the rug clean. These efforts include placing door mats at the entrances of the home and keeping your area rugs away from high traffic areas.
Water and high humidity exposure: Exposing your rugs to prolonged water or high humidity levels will ruin the rug for good. Even only a short moment of direct exposure to liquids can permanently damage the rug’s colors. You will need to react quickly should the rug have been exposed to water or high humidity.
These are only a few of the things that should be avoided in order to get the most value for your money and get the most out of your area rugs. If you would like to learn more about professional and affordable area rug cleaning in Redmond, then contact Hammond Knoll today. We are ready to provide you expert service at affordable rates.