5 Amazing Area Rug Maintenance Tips to Preserve Your Rugs!
Hi folks! Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ and today I wanted to talk about good area rug maintenance! You may be surprised at how much T.L.C. your area rugs required!
Did you know that your area rugs require just as much T.L.C. and maintenance as your vehicle? You wouldn’t let your vehicle go without regular tune-ups or leave repairs unattended when they happened! If you did, you would spend a lot of money either trying to fix your car or just have to end up replacing it. The same goes for your area rugs!
It’s easy to overlook your area rugs when it comes to regular home maintenance and cleaning, but it’s a harsh life, living on your floors! People and animals walk all over them, dry soil builds up in their fibers, and sometimes there are even animal accidents - rugs take a licking even if we don’t realize it!
Here’s a secret for you: practicing good area rug maintenance can
extend the life of your area rug so you can enjoy them for many years!
What are the 5 best T.L.C. things to do for your area rug?
Regular vacuuming removes the dry soil that gets left behind on our rugs on a daily basis. Dry soil is very abrasive and and grinds away at delicate wool and silk fibers when it is allowed to build up. Vacuuming regularly (at least once or twice a week) helps to prevent the buildup of dry soil.
Blot up spills & spots as quickly as possible to prevent permanent staining. A white towel or stack of plain paper towels can be used to gently dab up the spill. Work your way from the outside of the spill toward the center and NEVER rub a spot! This will prevent the spill from spreading and becoming a larger stain.
Have your area rug professionally cleaned at least every 2 years. Regular vacuuming and spotting are great, but there is no substitute for deep, professional cleaning! Rugs that see more traffic activity should be cleaned more often.
Always address animal urine accidents as quickly as possible. Animal urine is very acidic and when it is left unaddressed, dry rot occurs. This weakens foundation fibers and causes splits, holes, and tears to form in your beautiful rugs.
Don’t ignore repair needs! Damage to your rug’s side cords or fringe will continue to get worse over time, eventually leading to some serious unravelling. The longer the repairs are left unaddressed, the more extensive (and expensive) the repairs will be!
Remember: Arizona Oriental is here to help our clients with all of their area rug maintenance needs! Professional cleaning, animal urine removal, and repairs - we offer free estimates and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have! It’s time to turn over a new life with your area rug maintenance!
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.
Have more question about proper area rug maintenance? Give us a call at 928-445-1718 and get a free cleaning estimate, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 11-13-2018