Area Rug Cleaning

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Area rugs can be a significant investment for many homeowners in addition to adding beauty and charm to your interior décor. Area rugs can add warmth and colour to any room since they are used as accents for pulling a room together.

They provide soft places to walk on, keep our feet warm, rest upon when watching movies or have conversations with family or friends. And, don’t forget those late night slumber parties with teens lying about on their cushion padding.

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Care & Cleaning Schedule

Area rugs can last for many years if they are maintained properly and a big part of that maintenance is regular cleaning. Regular cleaning entails having your area rugs cleaned and sanitized once or twice a year, depending on the amount of use, wear and tear. The method you’ll use for area rug cleaning depends on what material the rug is made of, so it’s important to consult care instructions for any of your area rugs.

While some area rugs may be washable, others might require spot-cleaning or dry-cleaning and need to be sent out to a professional cleaning company. Depending on the size of the rug, some area rugs are large enough to be cleaned either by yourself or a professional cleaning company right in your home.

If you decide to attempt to clean the area rug yourself, be certain to test a small area of the rug with the commercial cleaning products you’re using to ensure that it is colorfast and not going to be damaged by the product. Also, be aware of exactly what types of cleaners are being used because of possible chemical sensitivities, especially with young children in the home.

There are several different types of materials that rugs are made from such as:

Wool Rugs and Cleaning

Many people opt for wool rugs because they’re durable and tend to hold their color longer than other materials. They also tend to hold dirt due to the way they’re woven and the makeup of the wool fibers themselves.

Cleaning Cotton Rugs

This material is popular because it tends to be a bit more lightweight than wool. And like wool, the natural fibers of cotton tend to attract dirt.

If you’re trying to figure out how to clean a large area rug made of cotton, you can roll the rug up and take it to a local laundromat.

Jute Rugs and Care

These rugs have grown in popularity because they’re lightweight and add an earthy touch to a room. However, moisture is a jute area rug’s number one enemy, so dry-cleaning for jute rugs is advised.

Synthetic Fiber Area Rugs

Area rugs can be made from a number of synthetic fibers including olefin, nylon, polypropylene, and rayon.

Get it right the first time

Regardless of the material, you should always follow manufacturer cleaning instructions when they are available. To be certain that your area rugs are being cleaned properly, take the guess work out it and hire a professional company like Kleen Rite.

Our cleaning professionals get the job done right the first time regardless how small or big the area. We pride ourselves on high-quality work and proven carpet cleaning techniques that will make your area rugs look like new.  We service the Oakville, Hamilton, Grimsby, Burlinton and Milton area.

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