AREA RUG CARELearn from experts how to properly care for your rugs
Essential Rug Cleaning & Care
Don’t be that person that vacuums your carpets once in a while and then forgets about them! Most rugs require more special care than your carpets do. Follow these simple rules to make sure your area rugs last longer and look better.
- Washing small rugs: Many small rugs are machine washable so you’ll want to check the tag. If it is, then shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting, and make sure it’s completely dry before you put it out again.
- Beating larger rugs: Larger rugs that can’t be washed in a home machine should be shaken and beaten outside. You’ve probably seen it done – throw the rug over a clothesline and go to town with a rug beater or broom. Once you’ve beaten the rug to the point where dust no longer flies out, you’ll still need to take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says dry clean only, then you can roll it up and take it to a professional rug cleaner. Save time and frustration by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning, many do not. You can also trust your rugs of all types with Great American Chem-Dry technicians who have been trained as Area Rug Experts for off-site cleaning.
- Vacuuming area rugs: Area rugs with fringe require special technique in order to not damage the delicate fringe. When vacuuming, apply gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe while being very careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
- Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs: Clean imported rugs according to the carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Call Great American Chem-Dry in San Diego today for rug cleaning experts you can trust!
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