Rug Cleaning Tips

Rug Cleaning Tips Franklin TNThe majority of people who have rugs in their homes do not clean them on a regular basis. Rugs are just similar to carpets and they require regular maintenance and cleaning if you want them to keep looking fresh and new. Most area rugs are made of very delicate material and woven construction that can easily be damaged if cleaned in the wrong way.To determine the right cleaning method for your rug, you must know the fiber content and the weaving construction. The following tips will help keep your rug looking clean and knew:​

  • Rotate your rug at least once every year to ensure that it wears evenly.
  • When there is a spill on the rug, you should blot out or scoop the excess of the spill after which you should dilute the area with water and blot with a clean white towel.
  • Vacuum your rug regularly ensuring that you hand vacuum the fringe.
  • You should ensure that you take your rag for professional cleaning once in a while.

The number of times that you should get your rag professionally cleaned depends on the rag’s position in your home or office. The rugs that are easily accessed by your pet or which receive regular foot traffic should get regular professional cleaning so that they can maintain a fresh and clean look.How to clean a rugThe following tips will help you in cleaning your rug as close to professional cleaning as you can do yourself. Area rugs are amazing in bringing a room together and they are also gorgeous. The rugs add color to the room and make it feel warm. They are also very soft under your feet thus making you feel very good. Here are tips for deep cleaning your rags that are cost effective.

  1. Vacuum your rug both the front and back so as to remove all the surface debris and dirt. You should also remove pet hairs using the brush attached to your vacuum. Finally, place your rug on a waterproof surface for the next step.
  2. You can use a store-bought cleaning solution or make your own by mixing some liquid dishwashing soap with some warm water. Please do not use hot water as it will make the rug shrink and even fade. Test the solution first on a small area to ensure it doesn’t make the color run.
  3. Use a soft bristle brush or a sponge to apply the solution on the rug and work it into the rug fibers. Allow the solution to sit for about 5 minutes then rinse using a hose. Dry as much of the water as possible using a wet/dry vacuum. Leave the rug out in the sun to dry completely before returning it to the house.

 For Persian rugs, you should spot clean them using a soft cloth and a solution made of equal parts warm water, liquid dish soap, and vinegar.