It’s that time again! Summer brings back memories of long, warm days spent with loved ones, relaxing, eating, entertaining, and enjoying the outdoors. Your rug can be worn down by summer guests and family. You don’t want to clean your rug while everyone else is having fun. Here is a handy list of 5 tips to keep the rug clean this summer.
Keep your shoes off to keep the rug clean
Our shoes carry a lot of dirt into our homes. That dirt gets embedded in our rugs. Rugs are woven in an intricate, special way to create pockets in the rug. These pockets can store a lot of dirt, before your rug starts to get dirty.
To keep dirt from getting into your home, ask family members and friends to take off their shoes before entering. This will reduce dirt and moisture that is tracked into your rug by having a large number of guests walking through your home without shoes.
Outdoor entertaining is a great way to reduce foot traffic and keep dirt out of your home. Summer is the best season for entertaining guests outdoors. It’s easy to entertain with Australian home design, which blurs the line between indoors & outdoors.
Encourage your children to go outside and play on the grass, not on your rugs. Enjoy the outdoors and don’t let spills or stains ruin your rug.
Vacuuming to Keep Your Rug Clean
Vacuuming your regularly helps to remove dirt, allergens, and dust. Vacuuming your rug regularly will keep it looking great and protect your family, especially those who have allergies, asthma, or hayfever. Vacuum your rug once per week, more often if you entertain.
Also, lift the rug and vacuum underneath it. Dust and dirt can build up under your rug, causing damage to the backing. This happens because dirt and dust can rub against your rug as you walk across it, which causes a sandpaper effect, which wears down your rug.
To avoid costly repairs or replacements, make sure to vacuum your rug’s front and back, as well the floor below.
There will be accidents when you entertain others or are around people. You want to ensure that everything is as clean as possible, regardless of whether it’s a broken glass or a messy plate of food.
To remove any liquid spilled, you must carefully blot it. Once you have removed the stain, call a professional rug cleaner.
How do you deal with food that has been spilled? You need to get rid of any food remnants and blot the stain. After you’ve done this, take the rug to a professional cleaner. You can make a stain worse by using off-the-shelf cleaning products. This could cause it to spread into other fibers or get deep into your rug.
Blotting a stain requires that you do not rub it. Rubbing liquids or food into rug fibers spreads the stain and drives it deep into the pile making it difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
Contact a Professional Rug Cleaner
Although it may be tempting to rent a carpet cleaner, they are not meant to clean the carpets. You cannot dry your rug properly, so you risk dry rot and mildew.
Also, off-the-shelf cleaners can be dangerous. These chemicals can cause dye bleed, staining, and damage to rug fibers. These chemicals are not environmentally friendly. It is difficult to remove all chemicals from a rug after cleaning. This can cause damage to your fibers and dye.
Professional rug cleaners are trained to remove dirt and stains from rug fibers and prevent dye bleed. You will also get realistic expectations regarding stain removal and improvement.
Professional rug cleaners also have the space and equipment to dry and clean your rug without causing further damage. They uses environmentally friendly cleaning products that protect both your rug and the environment.