Cleaning Area Rugs – Dos and Don’ts
Using area rugs can enhance the beauty of any room in the house. You can put them next to your bed, in front of the couch or fireplace, or under your dining room table.
You will also find them on wooden or tile floors to help warm up the area. High traffic areas are also a good place to use them as it is easier to do area rug cleaning than to replace carpeting. Following the manufacturer’s instructions on how to clean the rug is one of the most important ways of preserving the rug.
If there are no manufacturer’s instructions, it is time to turn to your local carpet cleaner for help. Some area rugs have to be cleaned manually while others can be thrown into a washer and dryer. Make sure you are using the correct cycle and the safest detergent of the specified amount. If they can be dried in the dryer, check the settings to make sure they are accurate.
Smaller rugs you might be able to handle yourself, but for the larger, more expensive area rugs, you will want to use an experienced, professional rug cleaner.
Since many area rugs are made of wool, they will need a special process with particular attention to the age of the rug.
Area rugs can run anywhere from $25 to $25,000 and more. If you are lucky enough to have one of the more expensive ones in your home, don’t take the risk of either ignoring cleaning it or cleaning it yourself.
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