Of course the best tips for keeping your fine rugs clean is to make sure they’re not at risk for getting very dirty in the first place. Fine rugs should be placed in low traffic areas that are pretty much off limits to children and pets. They shouldn’t be put in rooms where meals are served, like the dining room. There are homeowners who don’t put their fine rugs on the floor at all but hang them on the walls like tapestry.
1. First, a fine rug should be vacuumed fairly regularly, but the beater bar on the vacuum shouldn’t be used. This can damage the fibers.
2. The rug can also be brushed regularly with a broom with relatively soft bristles. Again, this avoids damaging the rug’s fibers.
3. If the rug is small enough to be picked up, it should be taken outside and shaken. Some people might hang the rug on a clothes line and beat it with a rug beater.
If the rug still manages to be soiled, the thing to do is act quickly. This is essential if the rug is made out of natural fibers like silk or wool.
First, the stain needs to be blotted up quickly with paper towels. Blot the stain from the outside in to stop it from spreading. Then, splash some carbonated water into the stain. This will help the stain bubble up to the surface of the rug. Then, blot it with a sponge. It’s important to blot the stain and not rub it. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Use a rug or carpet cleaner that’s made for that type of rug. Then spray some on the area and work it in gently with a clean, dampened sponge. Let the area dry completely, then vacuum the area. If there’s still a sign of the stain, add more of the carpet cleaner, blot it with a clean, damp sponge, then let it dry again.
If there are still signs of the stain, it might be time to call a professional rug cleaner such as Grimebusters Ltd. who offer carpet cleaning in Spruce Grove. You should tell the professional what you’ve done to remove the stain and what the stain is made of, whether it’s blood, ink, wine or some other substance. The professional might clean the rug in the home or take it to his shop for cleaning.
These tips will go a long way in making sure that your rug stays clean and retains its beauty for years.