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Caring for your Rug

Absolutely Fabulous Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning recommend you rotate your rugs at least once a year to even out effects of the sun and to prevent uneven wear. Depending on traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years. Experts recommend turning the rugs 180 degrees. Consider swapping rugs from one room to another. It will extend the life of your carpet and often invigorates your décor.

Avoid constant direct exposure of your rug to sunlight & clean spills right away with a neutral cleaning solution to avoid discoloration.

Vacuum weekly to get rid of loose dry soils/dirt and this will also bring life back to the fibres. Be sure not to vacuum the loose fringes. Vacuum both the face and the back of your rug. Vacuuming is the best way to clean a rug: hanging it outside and banging it with a broom or stick will eventually ruin it.

Be sure to use a rug cleaning expert for professional cleaning, especially deep cleaning. Professional carpet/rug cleaning increases the life of the carpeting and improves air quality, reducing allergies and illness.

As a rug buyer you must keep certain things in mind to get the service you expect from your selection:

  • Always lay rugs or carpets on smooth surfaces.
  • Cut loose yarns or tufts even with the rest of the pile. Never pull them, as they would have escaped the shearing of the pile in the factory.
  • Have holes and tears repaired promptly and by a professional.

Be aware that the first few cleanings of machine made rugs with cut pile surfaces will produce large rolls of fluff.

The deeper the pile the more difficult and the more important it is to clean your rug meticulously to the very roots of the tufts, or else fine grit will become entrenched and grind through the fibres at their base prior to the rug looking dirty, causing premature wear.

Caring for your area rug also involves keeping a coarse mat in front of the door to stop dirt from being tracked inside of the house, and removing your shoes when you enter. Keep a shoe mat right inside the front door and have family members and guests take off their shoes before proceeding through the house.

To reduce carpet indentations, move your furniture every so often. Dab an ice cube on the spot and gentle agitate with a terry towel, until the fibres bounce back.

A lot of people interchange between do-it-yourself cleaning and professional cleaning. BEWARE Do it yourself machines, off the shelf cleaning solutions and an inexperienced cleaner will ruin your rug.

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