Area Rug Care

Basic Rug Care

Your area rugs get a lot of attention and by attention we mean walking on! Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention. Because their unique design and colors are so vibrant they need to be cleaned by professionals and that is where we come in. Here are a few tips that may help in between your professional cleanings by Chem-Dry of Springfield! 

  • Washing rugs : If your rug is small and the label says "machine washable", 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 or set them out to hang dry.

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  • Beating larger rugs : If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Yes, beat it! Get a tennis racket and hit out the dust. Next, 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 aggravation by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning, many do not. Trust your rugs of all types with Chem-Dry of Springfield technicians who have been trained as an Area Rug Expert for off-site cleaning.
  • Vacuuming area rugs : Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being 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 your carpet manufacturer's specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals. Call Chem-Dry of Springfield to learn more about Expert Area Rug cleaning services.

Call Chem-Dry of Springfield for all your area rug cleaning needs today at 217-789-9788!

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