No matter what type of decorating style you prefer, rugs are guaranteed to spice up the look of your home! Unfortunately, rugs can be expensive and it can be discouraging when you put a lot of money into a decorative and practical item that just ends up getting dirty and worn down. Well, here’s some good news— with proper care and maintenance, your area rugs can stay clean and last for many, many years to come. Here are our most helpful rug care and maintenance tips that we stand by!
Understand What Type of Rug You Have
Not all rugs are created equal. There is a wide variety of materials rugs are made out of— wool, synthetic fibers, cotton, jute, and much more, and each requires special care. To know how to best care for your type of rug, pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions!
Rotate Your Rug
One of the best ways to prolong the life of your rug is to rotate it about once a year. If your rug is located in an area where it is heavily exposed to humidity, sunlight, or pressure, then you should rotate it every six months.
Vacuuming should be a part of your weekly cleaning routine if you have carpet or rugs in your home. Be sure to use a vacuum that can cater to the pile height of your rug. If you have a high pile rug, it can be damaged by a vacuum on a low pile setting, and a high pile setting won’t properly clean a low pile rug.
Properly Deal with Pet Hair and Pet Accidents
If you have pets in your home, it’s inevitable that pet hair and pet urine will end up on your area rug. As soon as you notice a build-up of pet hair on your rug, use a carpet brush or even a simple shower squeegee to gently rake up the pet fur. For pet urine removal, it’s best to call the experts so you don’t further damage your rug and cause shrinkage. Fortunately, we offer pet stain removal in Fresno, CA that is both affordable and effective!
Limit Your Rug’s Sunlight Exposure
To prevent the bright and vibrant colors of your rug from fading, be sure to limit your rug’s exposure to direct sunlight. You can do this by strategically placing your rug in rooms that don’t receive a lot of sunlight or by keeping the blinds closed when the room is not in use.
Protect Your Rug From Furniture
Many people place rugs in living rooms and dining rooms, but these areas can sometimes be a danger zone for your rug. The feet of chairs, tables, couches, and more can snag, create divots, or damage the pile of your rug. Apply protectors to the feet of your furniture in these rooms to help prevent rug damage. If your rug starts to shed or snag from the furniture or high foot-traffic in these rooms, do not pull on the stray rug loops! Instead, cut them back to size.
Quickly Clean Up Stains and Spills
Rugs in your dining room and kitchen are also at risk for spills and stains. When these accidents happen, use a clean cloth to blot up the spill. Do not rub the spill because this can press it into the fibers of your rug and increase the chance that it stains. For stubborn rug stains, give us a call and we will do our best to remove them with our area rug cleaning in Fresno, CA.
Schedule Professional Area Rug Cleanings
Vacuuming is effective at removing dirt on the surface of your area rug; however, dirt and contaminants that are embedded into the fibers of the rug are more difficult to remove. That’s where professional area rug cleaners come in! With Central Valley Carpet Cleaning, you can safely get your area rugs cleaned in Fresno without losing the color or texture of your rug. We use an effective, gentle cleaning process to remove dirt, stains, and odors.
Our residential and commercial customers have relied on us for area rug cleaning in Fresno and Clovis for many years and we are proud to offer this outstanding cleaning service at an economical price. After years in the cleaning industry, we have mastered the cleaning process and can gently and quickly clean and dry your rugs. Contact us at (559) 558-6800 or reach out to us online to schedule your area rug cleaning appointment!