Your area rugs need cleaned. Whether they are permanently placed handed down family heirlooms, or they change with the seasons, cleaning your area rugs will not only keep them free of dirt and allergens, it also will extend their life.
Regular vacuuming certainly helps. The number of times per week you should vacuum is really based on the traffic on that rug. If your rug is in an entryway, for example, you should vacuum it every day or two. When vacuuming, raise to the highest setting to protect the rug pile. If it is a small enough rug, you will want to flip it over and vacuum the underside to loosen any trapped dirt.
Even with daily care, fibers get compressed and dirt and odors get trapped. This can eventually lead to those fibers breaking down, making your carpet not only look but actually become worn.
Professionally cleaning your area rugs is important for a number of reasons. First, odors can get trapped in the fibers of your area rug, and vacuuming cannot remove those. Often carpet cleaning solutions either mask odors, or in the case of rugs with fragile fibers, it can do more harm than good.
The same goes for stains. Treating stains with a commercial stain remover is not ideal, simply because these products are difficult to rinse out and can leave a stain of their own when they dry. If you get a stain on your area rug, the best thing to do is treat it right away with a gentle product like Woolite. Use as little product as possible and call a professional carpet cleaning service. We have very specific products to use on your rugs to not only get them clean and fresh but also to remove any stains and odors. Remember, the longer you wait to treat stains, the harder they are to completely remove.
Area rugs are a great way to add color to a room, protect carpet or warm up a hard floor surface. Choose True Clean Carpet and Tile for professional residential carpet cleaning, Columbus, Ohio