Your area rugs provide unique texture, color, and style to a variety of rooms in your home. They also require special care—meaning they shouldn’t be treated the same as your carpets.


Here are a few recommendations for taking care of your precious textiles—whether it be routine rug cleaning or removing tough stains.


The Basics Of Rug Cleaning

Rugs of most materials and sizes should receive the following routine care.


Vacuum your rugs often. Dirt left in your rug fibers can wear them out prematurely. Vacuum weekly to preserve them. Avoid any fringe on the edges and but sure to turn down the setting on your vacuum if you have a shag rug.


Gently brush out pet hair from rugs. A vacuum likely won’t do the trick when it comes to removing pet hair. Use a stiff brush to gently go over your rugs and remove the hair every month at least.


Rotate your rugs several times during the year. This will switch up where your rugs receive the most foot traffic and make sure they wear evenly.


Shake your rugs each week. This removes particles that vacuuming might miss and gives your rugs a chance to air out. Take your rugs outside and shake them out to keep them clean and fresh.


How To Deep Clean Area Rugs

Before applying any treatment to your rugs, read their attached labels for specific care instructions. It may be recommended to only spot clean or dry clean certain materials.


Smaller rugs may be machine washable. If so, place them in a mesh laundry back and was in cold water on a gentle cycle. Never put rugs in the dryer—hang them instead.


Rug Stain Removal

First and foremost, remember not to rub the stain. Instead, gently blot the area to avoid pushing the stain further into your rug fibers.


Next, try a store-bought stain treatment that’s safe for your rug material. You can also try a homemade solution using 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, 1 quart of warm water, and ¼ teaspoon white vinegar.


Just test a small area of your rug first to make sure the cleaning solution you choose is safe for your rug fibers.


Rug Cleaning In Hollywood, Florida

Your rugs are precious investments that should be handled with great care. You can trust your area rugs with the pro’s at E & L Chem-Dry—not only do we have the most effective rug cleaning method in South Florida, we also promise to treat your home like it’s our own.


Request an appointment for rug cleaning in Hollywood, Florida today!