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Basic Rug Cleaning & Care in the Santa Clarita Area
You’re not alone in treating your area rugs in the same way you care for your carpet. While vacuuming is essential, area rugs require a little extra love in order to keep them clean and free of allergens. Depending on your type of rug, follow these care tips below. Refresh and give added life to your rugs by calling the professionals at Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita to make them last longer.
Area Rug Care Tips
Washing small rugs:
Check the label of your rug. Many small rugs are machine washable; if that is the case, shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting, and make sure it’s completely dry before you put it out again.
Beating larger rugs:
Larger rugs that can’t be washed in a home machine should be shaken and beat outside. It is easiest to place the rug over a clothesline and start beating with a rug beater or even a broom. Once you’ve beaten the rug to the point where dust no longer flies out, you’ll still need to take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says dry clean only, then roll it up and take it to a professional rug cleaner. Save time and frustration by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning, many do not. You can also trust your rugs of all types with Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita Valley technicians who have been trained as Area Rug Experts for off-site cleaning.
Vacuuming area rugs:
Area rugs with fringe require special techniques in order to not damage the delicate fringe. When vacuuming, apply gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe while being very careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
Caring for Oriental, Turkish, or Persian rugs:
Clean imported rugs according to the carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Our area rug cleaning method ensures the protection and safety of your high-priced rugs and restores the colors and textures as if they were brand new.