AREA RUG CARELearn more about how to properly care for your rugs.
Basic Rug Cleaning & Care
The least you could do for your rugs is give them the same care as you do your carpet. In many cases, they require special attention.
- Washing small rugs : If you have a small rug with a label that says “machine washable”, shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.
- Beating larger rugs : Larger rugs that can’t be washed in a home machine need to be shaken and beat outside. It is easiest to place the rug over a clothesline and start beating - you’ll even get your workout for the day! Contrary to popular belief, you aren’t done after that. You’ll still need to take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says dry clean only, then 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 Chem-Dry Windy City technicians who have been trained as an Area Rug Expert for off-site cleaning.
- Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe require special technique. 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 your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Call Chem-Dry Windy City in Chicago today for more information!
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