July 9th, 2021
How often should I clean my area rug?
Now that you’ve purchased a beautiful new rug, you’re probably wondering how often you should clean it. Like everything, with proper care, you can extend the life of your rug and keep it looking great for years to come.
Benefits of cleaning your area rug
- Removes spots and stains.
- Prolongs the life of the rug.
- Improves air quality.
- Prevents accumulation of bacteria and allergens.
- Improves the rug’s appearance.
- Improves the rugs’s smell.
Rug cleaning – the basics
To prolong the life of your rug and keep it looking in tip-top condition here are a few basic cleaning tips.
To avoid stains it’s best to treat spills and messes immediately. The longer that you leave it, the harder the mark will be to remove.
If the spill is wet, soak up the excess moisture then use the cleaning product of your choice to treat the stain. If it won’t budge, you may need to get in touch with a professional carpet cleaner.
We’re sure that we don’t have to tell you that it’s important to vacuum your rug regularly.
Vacuuming is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of dirt, dust and other debris, which if left untreated, could stain.
You should vacuum your area rug at least once a week, more often if you have pets or small children.
While vacuuming your area rug regularly is a great way to keep it clean, we also recommend professional cleaning. Professional cleaning provides a deeper, more thorough clean and will remove dirt that a regular vacuum can’t reach.
We recommend booking in a professional clean at least once a year, more if the rug is in a high traffic area.
Professionally cleaning your rug will:
Deep clean to remove dust and any other allergens
Rugs are like a magnet for dirt, dust and allergens. Although most people aren’t aware of it, dust mites are more common than you think and are a major cause of allergies. A yearly professional clean will help eliminate dust mites and any allergies they bring on.
Improve air quality
Your rug can trap dust and other allergens, which are released into the air through vacuuming and everyday use. This can be particularly irritating for anyone suffering from allergies.
Professional cleaning penetrates deep into the fibres of the rug, removing these dust and allergen particles and improving the quality of air in the room.
Improves the look and smell of your rug
There’s nothing quite like the smell of a freshly cleaned rug. After a professional clean your rug will look like new and smell amazing!