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Area Rugs can be found in most homes, these days, as manufacturers create newer, and more cost effective, ways to distribute them. There are also many rugs that are still made with great skill and technique, like Oriental, Persian and Turkish rugs, which are typically handmade and imported. Whether your rug is a polypropylene 6×9 or an Oriental silk 8×11, every rug is unique and should be cleaned and maintained according to manufacturer specifications, based on the fiber content of the rug. Our team can help identify the cleaning method, based on the fiber content., and cleaning them according to specifications, is highly recommended!
If you are unsure of the type of fibers in your rug, check to see if there is a tag on the underside, which will tell you not only the fiber content, but also the size as well as recommended cleaning specs. If the tag is not there or damaged, consult one of our Certified Carpet Cleaning Technicians, to identify the best cleaning method for your rug.
It is always recommended to have your rugs professionally cleaned, but there are many ways to help keep them clean in between.
Vacuum the rugs according to the manufacturer specs. Some rugs are recommended, up to 3 times per week.
Spot clean any spills or stains by blotting, not rubbing, some rugs should not get wet so try to dry blot as much up as possible, unless manufacturer specs. say different. Consult our Team, with any concerns Take the rug outside and hang it over a clothesline, by actually beating it. It may seem unnecessary, but can actually assist in loosening up dirts and debris, especially in thicker, pile carpets. Vacuum after to remove debris that was loosened.
Natural Fiber Rugs, Silk, Wool, Cotton, etc. need special care. Make sure to consult our team, prior to anything further than vacuuming, dry blotting, or even beating the rug.
Remember you can always call a member of our team, with any questions. We look forward to providing the solution to your cleaning & restoration needs!
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