Persian rug, oriental rug, wool rug, acrylic rug, cotton rug, silk rug, shag pile rug - they need care all year round!
Area rug care is highly important to minimize allergens and to keep your area rug in it's optimal state. Devine Complete Rug Care, the processional rug cleaning company, advise to have your area rugs professionally cleaned once a year. Additionally, if you Scotch Guard your area rugs, it is an excellent way to ensure a better result when vacuuming or spot cleaning. See below for more information!
Whether you have a Persian rug, oriental rug, wool rug, acrylic rug, cotton rug or silk rug, your area rugs need care in the time lapse between the professional cleans. Here are some valuable pointers on how to look after your are rug at home:
Consumer Rug Care
- Vacuum the rug regularly to remove dirt and loose fibres. Sand and soil can cause the rug fiber to shred and break when walked on and this is a permanent damage. By regular vacuuming this will reduce wear and tracking on the rug. This is recommended at least once a week. If you have a fringe around the rug, be careful that it doesn't get caught in the vacuum cleaner.
- Ensure that spills are mopped up as soon as possible. Using a paper towel or a clean fabric towel, mop up as much as possible by blotting or dabbing - do not rub the stain as this will damage the texture of the fiber and cause fuzzing.
- For protein stains such as vomit, urine and blood use a small amount of wool wash diluted in warm water. Using a clean (colourfast) sponge gentle dab the stain from the outside into the centre. Finish off with a clean sponge and 50:50 water and white vinegar, again dabbing not rubbing into the stain
- Finally using a dry towel place it over the area cleaned and stand on it to dry up as much as possible.
If you are not sure what to do, PLEASE call the professionals first for advice on (02) 99821000
Incorrect use of some spotting agents will set the stain permanently and so it is sometimes better to do less than too much.
Note Please do not use powder cleaners of any sort as these will damage, bleach or burn the fibre causing permanent damage.