Learn more about how to properly care for your rugs.

Chem-Dry Tech Cleaning an Area RugBasic Rug Cleaning & Care

People tend to treat their rugs the same way they treat their carpet. They vacuum them every once in a while and then forget about them. Did you know that rugs usually require special care? Depending on the type of rug you own there are different cleaning methods each requires. Give extra life to your rugs, big or small, with these tips from the professionals at Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita Valley to make them last longer and look better.


  • 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 technique 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-prices rugs and restores the colors and textures as if it were brand new.

For rug cleaning experts you can trust, give Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita Valley a call today and learn more about how to give your rugs the care they need to thrive for years to come. 


We provide superior residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, CA area including: Santa Clarita, Newhall, Canyon County, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and the surrounding areas.


20230 Summit View Drive.
Canyon Country, CA 91351


Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita Valley

Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rug, Tile Cleaning in Santa Clarita, CA

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