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Five Rug Cleaning Tips

Sep 23, 2021 | Tips and Tricks

Five rug cleaning tips Van's Chem-Dry
Five rug cleaning tips Van's Chem-Dry

Think about when the last time was that you had your home’s area rugs professionally cleaned. If you’re like most other homeowners in Sacramento and Elk Grove, then it probably has been quite some time since your area rugs have had a deep clean. Professional rug cleaning from a company like Van’s Chem-Dry is critical for ensuring that your area rugs look and feel their best.

Area rugs can significantly contribute to room aesthetics and transform the overall look of your home because of their unique designs and decorative qualities. Rugs can be a big investment for your family, especially if you choose one that uses high-quality fabrics, designs, and colors. Many rugs are also treated as family heirlooms and have been passed down many generations.

Whether your home’s area rug is a little more pricey or has some other type of value attached to it, ensuring that it gets the right type of professional cleaning is essential to boosting its appearance and fortifying its longevity. For these and other reasons, expert rug cleaning is a necessity, not a luxury.

Making sure that your area rugs get the best care that they can get will not only boost the appearance of your area rugs but also significantly contribute to the overall health of your home. This month, our team of area rug cleaning professionals wants to share with you five steps that you can take to preserve and protect your area rugs so that they stay in their best condition possible.

Step 1: Maintain air filters

Just like your home’s carpets, your rugs also trap tremendous amounts of dust and dirt from circulating further in your home. However, especially if it has been a long time since your rug’s last professional cleaning, the efficacy to trap these particles can deteriorate. You can help to reduce the workload of your rugs to trap these harmful particles by making sure you stay up to date with changing or cleaning the air filters of your HVAC system. With clean filters, your rugs will take on lower amounts of dust and dirt, as well as give your home cleaner and healthier air.

Step 2: Invest in doormats, and don’t treat your rug like one

Doormats are an excellent way to protect and boost the health of your home. When you acquire both indoor and outdoor doormats for the entry points of your home, you are taking a huge step towards a healthier home and healthier area rugs.

Make sure that your valuable area rugs aren’t being treated like a doormat. If you do have area rugs that are in high-traffic areas or near an entry point, try to encourage others who visit your home to remove their shoes before walking indoors. This can be done politely and in most circumstances, is a common courtesy that many will already take into consideration. It could also help to install some sort of sign that suggests this for visitors, saving you from always having to tell people to do it.

Shoes can track various unhealthy and even dangerous contaminants from the outdoors. Removing shoes before walking indoors is a great way to protect and preserve the quality of area rugs.

Step 3: Vacuum every week

Just like vacuuming is essential for healthy and clean carpets, you should also make an effort to thoroughly vacuum your home’s rugs every week. This will help prevent dirt and dust from accumulating on your rugs and contribute to cleaner air throughout your home. Before you begin to vacuum your rugs, be sure to double-check your vacuum’s filter or bag. Otherwise, your efforts may be highly ineffective and you may lose out on the benefits of cleaner area rugs.

Step 4: Treat stains the right way

Stains and other mishaps are somewhat inevitable, especially if you have children or pets who roam freely throughout the house. However, you can save yourself from the stress and headaches of stains by preparing yourself now for what to do when an accident occurs.

The first thing you should take into account when it comes to dealing with rug stains is to deal with them as soon as possible. The longer that you wait to fix a stain, the longer it has to set into the fabrics of the area rug, making it increasingly difficult to remove later on. Second, you should avoid rubbing the stain as this further agitation can allow the stain to set into the rug even more. Instead, we suggest that you gently blot the area with a paper towel or a white cloth. Sometimes colored cloths can transfer dye onto the area rug, making the problem even worse. For the best results at removing even the most resilient stains, you should consider partnering up with a professional rug cleaning company like Van’s Chem-Dry.

Step 5: Deep clean every year

No matter how much you vacuum and try your hardest to keep your rugs as clean as possible, they will still require professional cleaning to reach dirt and dust that has settled deep within the rug fabric that a traditional vacuum won’t be able to extract.

At Van’s Chem-Dry, we know that some of the traditional methods of rug cleaning can do more harm than good. Instead, we provide your rug’s delicate fibers and dyes a process that works safely and very efficiently. Our technique relies on the power of carbonation to deliver a clean that’s unmatched by any other rug cleaner in Sacramento and Elk Grove.

Our proprietary process, Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE), leaves your rug clean and ready to use in a matter of hours, not days! Our HCE method uses approximately ⅘ less water than traditional steam cleaning methods utilized by other cleaning companies in the Sacramento area. Your rugs don’t sit soaking wet and dry with dirt-attracting detergents only to have your rug soon become dirty once more. We also offer exceptional stain removal options for your rug’s most resilient spots and protectant packages to fortify your rug’s protection against future mishaps.

Rug Cleaning in Sacramento

Give the area rugs of your home or Sacramento business the proper care that they deserve with the rug cleaning service from Van’s Chem-Dry. We’d be happy to provide you with a free price quote, as well as answer any questions that you may have regarding our cleaning services. We proudly serve the Sacramento and Elk Grove communities, including Carmichael, Pocket-Greenhaven, Laguna Creek, and Arden Arcade.

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