Owning area rugs can be a huge investment, heirloom, sentimental or all three. I get many questions about rugs, cleaning methods & care. I thought a blog designated just for rug cleaning would be a great resource for our clients. I hope you find value in this blog and enjoy it!
Area Rugs Should Not Get The Same Wall To Wall Treatment As Your Carpet!
Many area rugs such as fine oriental rugs are very costly and are made from fragile natural fibers, dyes, and foundation materials that cannot be cleaned in the way we usually clean synthetic carpets (such as nylon, olefin, and polyester).
Most professional carpet cleaning systems involve the use of high heat, high water pressure, extreme agitation, and intense chemical activity. Most area rugs cannot be cleaned using these tactics. A more gentle “hand washing” process must be used to safely clean area rugs.
Because more time is involved in hand washing and more complex cleaning products must be utilized to avoid damaging the fibers and dyes, you would expect that area rug cleaning would be more costly than standard carpet cleaning. It is.
Area rugs don’t need to be cleaned as often as carpet so the investment of professional cleaning is well worth it.
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