Rug Care Tips & Essentials in Your Area

Rug Care Tips & Essentials By Rug Rangers Local Contractors

No matter how careful we are, accidents can and do happen. From the slip of a hand at the dinner table, to unknowingly trailing mud across a room, spills and stains can strike at any time. Rugs often cover these eyesores, but what happens when the rug itself is stained?

Your local area rug cleaning contractors affiliated with Rug Rangers have the cleaning expertise, equipment and experience to remove most stains and other rug mishaps. Until then, their home rug care tips might keep those accidents from keeping your rug from wearing out. Don't let spots, stains, spills or other mishaps ruin your favorite area rug. Follow some basic rug care tips & essentials.

  • Regular vacuuming: Essential for keeping up your rug's basic appearance.
  • Clean up spills immediately: Never delay or let them set too long.
  • Regular professional cleaning: Restore that like-new appearance and smell periodically.
  • Use a rug pad: Protection for slipping, underneath floors, bunching, etc.
  • Rotate rugs: Foot traffic, exposed sunlight are reasons why.
Rug Care Tips & Essentials
Rug Vacuuming Tips

Rug Vacuuming Tips By Rug Rangers Contractors

  • For cut pile carpet, a standard upright vacuum with a spinning brush or beater bar is best.
  • If you own a deep pile rug, use the suction-only feature of your vacuum to prevent fuzzing and pilling.
  • Vacuuming your rug regularly restores life to the fibers and helps keep it from looking dingy and flat.
  • If your rug has fringe take care not to vacuum these delicate edges. Hand clean or sweep these if necessary.

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Rug Spill Cleanup Tips By Rug Rangers Contractors in Your Area

Tips for Cleaning Up Spills on Rugs

Even the most careful family will have accidents here and there, especially with pets. Rug Rangers contractors recommend you always clean up spills as quickly and efficiently as possible. This helps avoid staining and matting of the rug fibers. More rug care tips and essentials include:

For liquid spills, blot up as much as you can with paper towels or an absorbent cloth. Once you’ve removed as much of the spill as possible, use a spot removal agent. Apply the cleaner to a clean towel instead of directly to the rug.

Don't over-wet your rug. Work inwards from the edge of the spill to prevent spreading. Do not rub, as this can spread the spot and damage the rug pile. Work the cleaner through the stain, then blot rug dry with another clean towel.

If practical, lift the damp portion of the rug to allow airflow underneath and speed drying. If your rug is still quite wet, consider stacking clean towels on the stain and topping with a heavy item, possibly a large book for several hours.

Rug Rangers contractors recommend not using stain repellent treatments containing silicone. They tend to accelerate carpet soiling.

Protect Area Rugs With Rug Rangers Local Contractors

Depending on your rug’s wear and tear, plan to have area rugs professionally cleaned every one to three years. A professional cleaning will enhance and protect your area rug or carpet, bringing out the softness and rich colors. More Rug Rangers protection tips include:

Professional Cleaning Rugs
  • Rug pads: Increase safety, protect floors, cushion rugs, make vacuuming easier, keep spills in check.
  • Rotate rugs: For a more even wear pattern, consistent color, keeping effects of sun and artificial light to a minimum.
  • Restoration: Older or antique rugs sometimes need reweaving, patching or other special attention. Don't D-I-Y, go professional..

Call Rug Rangers For Best Cleaning & Care

At Rug Rangers, our local contractors provide rug cleaning, maintenance, moth repellant, UV protection and more for area rugs and carpets. For professional cleaning, repair, storage, rug protection, stain repellant and care, call us 844-230-3311 or contact us online from anywhere in the U.S. for free rug pick-up and delivery. Our friendly customer care specialists will get you in touch with a contractor in your local area.