Does your home have a rug that you absolutely love? Maybe it’s the statement piece in your room that just brings everything together. When was the last time you had that rug cleaned? We mean REALLY cleaned.
You might not realize just how dirty those area rugs can become. They get a lot of traffic! Take a look at these 3 simple tips for rug cleaning to help keep your rugs looking great for years to come!
Know Your Rug
First things first here. Not every rug is created equally. They all come in different sizes and even shapes, but they also come in different materials. That’s what we’re really talking about.
If your rug has a tag or comes with any kind of instructions, we recommend taking a good look at those. If there are any special instructions about how to properly care for the rug, they will be listed here.
If you don’t have a tag or any instructions, hopefully you have a general idea of the material. This can help you determine the proper care. Once you know the materials, you can work from there.
If you are unsure about the materials, you should definitely test a patch for cleaning or call in a professional to help you out.
Your rug most likely gets a lot of different traffic. Most rugs are in high-traffic areas so they get a lot more dirt and debris attached to them than other floor areas of the home.
Vacuuming the floor regularly can help keep the rug looking fresh longer. It can also reduce things like pollen and debris that really are hard on the rug as well as hard on the people in the home.
We recommend daily vacuuming if possible, particularly if you have pets or children in the home who are contributing to any potential dirt and dander in the rug.
We also want to point out that while vacuuming regularly is helpful and important, it does not eradicate the need for deeper cleaning of your rug.
Tackle Stains Quickly
Our third tip is to always tackle stains as quickly as possible. If you can treat a stain immediately, this is the best way to keep that stain from negatively affecting your rug. In this case, we recommend using a simple cleaner like vinegar or even Dawn dish soap.
You want to use something that isn’t going to harm the colors or the materials of your rug so we recommend watching out for chemicals or using your own DIY cleaner with simple cleaning supplies like those we just mentioned.
Professional Cleaning Service
Use these tips to help keep your rug in tip-top shape. When you need a deeper clean, The King of Kleen offers professional rug cleaning services. We will personally pick up your rug, clean it well, and return it to you looking brand-new!