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Proper Rug Care
Over time, rugs break down, becoming dry and brittle. The color fades and the rug begins to look dingy even after vacuuming. In a 2013 interview with "The New York Times," rug care expert Lisa Wagner claimed that the majority of rug decay occurs because owners do not properly care for their rugs. High-quality wool rugs will last for decades with regular care. Wagner recommends vacuuming the backside of the rug annually, to remove excess dirt. Clean the entire rug every two to three years. This removes embedded dirt but also helps keeps the rugs moist, preventing decay.
Spot Cleaning With Vinegar
According to the rug care experts at Aspen Carpet Designs, bleach and alkaline chemical cleaners can damage wool fibers. Vinegar is somewhat acidic and fairly gentle, making it ideal for cleaning wool fibers. Vinegar works best for cleaning up food and pet stains, as it helps prevent color run and neutralizes urine odor. Mix 1/4 cup of white vinegar in 2 cups lukewarm water, suggests Jacobsen Rugs. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent to the vinegar solution. Blot up the stain with a clean, lint-free rag before applying the vinegar solution. Soak the stain in vinegar solution. Scrub gently, avoiding aggravating the carpet’s pile. Blot dry with another clean cloth.
Use Caution When Vacuuming
Regular vacuuming is the best way to prevent dirt build-up in your rug. However, it is important to use caution, because vacuums heat and agitate wool fibers, increasing the potential for damage. Vacuum the rug across the short edge to prevent catching fringe in the vacuum. Vacuum again the opposite direction, stopping just before the fringed edge. Adjust your vacuum so the beater bar touches the carpet without slowing the motor. Empty the vacuum’s canister or bag regularly to prevent dirt build-up inside the machine.
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