Having a dirty area rug at home isn’t just unappealing to look at – it could also lead to allergy and asthma triggers for some; this is we should keep our rugs clean at all times.
It’s important to note that there are some rare home rugs that call for specific handling when it comes to cleaning. Most rugs made from natural materials or antique rugs fall under this category. Carelessly washing them may lead to irreparable damage.
But for most synthetic rugs, such as ones made from synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester, or polypropylene, standard cleaning techniques may be carried out for proper maintenance.
For instance, when you see some hairs inside your home, you should get rid of them immediately; because chances are, they would make their way to your rugs. If you live with pets and you find it hard to remove the pet hairs on a rug surface, you can use a lint roller to make the process easier. If you don’t have a lint roller, a masking tape can also help in removing hairs.
Even when you don’t see any dirt or dust on the rug surface, vacuum it. It would be ideal to vacuum your rugs everyday, but four times a week will do if everyday vacuuming isn’t possible for your schedule.
Take your rugs outside and shake them from time to time to get rid of dust and dirt.
If your rug is washable, wash them regularly and hang them outside to dry. Make sure that it’s safe for your rug to be washed before doing this, there are certain rugs that are not to be soaked in water.
Make sure to rotate your rug from time to time to ensure that the foot traffic every portion receives would be balanced.
If you have a stained rug and don’t know how to get rid of the stain, don’t be so quick to try harsh detergents or cleaning products – call a professional rug cleaner to be certain that your rug won’t be damaged.