Adding an area rug to your space is one of the best ways to add a little color, texture, and dimension to your home. Once you find that perfect rug you will want to make sure to take extra special care of it to keep it looking nice and clean.
Here are 3 simple steps to help you keep your area rugs looking their best for years to come!
Tip #1: Add Rug Care to Your Routine Cleaning Checklist
While you are doing your weekly cleaning routine, try adding in some of these ideas to care for your area rug:
Vacuum area rugs frequently. Vacuuming your area rug removes dirt and particles that accumulate over time. Try your best to avoid vacuuming fringe, and if you have a shag rug, turn your vacuum settings down to keep them safe.
Gently remove pet hair with a brush. If the vacuum isn’t quite enough to get all the pet hair out of a rug try using a stiff brush to remove pet hair once every week.
Rotate rugs several times throughout the year. Area rugs can get worn down quickly in high traffic areas. Every once in a while rotate your rug so that it wears evenly.
Shake rugs frequently. This is a great way to remove dirt and other particles. Take them outside when you shake them to keep the inside clean.
Tip #2: Wash Your Rugs For A Deeper Clean
If your rugs are machine washable, go ahead and deep clean them by putting them in a mesh bag, and then washing them on a delicate setting. Check the labels on your area rugs before attempting this one, because some rugs can only be dry or spot cleaned.
Tip #3: Clean Stains ASAP
We know accidents happen, if you spill on your rug blot it gently. Do your best to avoid rubbing the stain because this can cause it to sink deeper into the rug fibers.
Use 1 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with ¼ teaspoon white vinegar in 1 quart of warm water is a great at home solution. You can also use store bought solutions, but be sure to test a small part of the rus with it first to make sure it won’t discolor the fibers.
Area Rug Cleaning In Fort Worth, TX
Your favorite rugs should be treated with care, and you can trust them in the hands of Cowgirl Chem-Dry. We can take care of all of your area rug cleaning and maintenance needs in Fort Worth, TX!