Rugs need special care so they can stay in good condition. Regular rug cleaning will help extend your rug’s life.
Vacuuming is the basic and primary step of rug cleaning. Rugs are exposed to countless wear and tear from dirt to dust to oil to spills to treading feet. With frequent vacuuming, you can reduce soil build up in. For a high quality or antique rug, you will have to show more care. Avoid using your vacuum’s beater bar brush, but use instead the suction attachment to keep from damaging the carpet fibers.
While vacuuming removes much soil, oily substances deposited on the rug are also problematic. If they pile up, they cause matting in the carpet pile. Gradually the rug forms ridges and the colors dim. If the oils aren’t removed, the rug becomes hard to clean. So you must clean your rug when it begins to dull. Most methods call for cloths or paper towels, warm water and a cleaning agent. Do not rub the rug in order to avoid altering its texture and preventing fuzziness.
Many rugs today have been treated with a form of scotch guard stain resistant, giving you more time to clean the stain. But the longer you take to act, the likelier the stain will set.
When cleaning daily rug stains, you must first scoop as much of the spill as you can. Absorb as much of the remaining liquid by blotting with a cloth or paper towel. Then dab warm water on the stain and blot again. If the stain persists, prepare a solution of warm water on a mild non-bleach laundry cleaner. Use a cloth to apply the solution and let it soak for 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and blot the stain to draw out the remaining residue. Repeat until the stain is gone. Vacuum the rug when it dries. For professional help, call Choicecare @ 912-354-3067 in beautiful Savannah Ga. Tile & Grout Cleaning