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Rug Cleaning Harpenden AL5
Whether they be antique or modern, we clean all types, in your home - if possible (dependent on flooring & surroundings), or alternatively we can provide a take away/delivery service - giving even better results with our submersion cleaning!
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Rugs can be beautiful additions to your home, but they can be expensive and sometimes delicate. So itís important to know how to clean and maintain them inbetween professional cleans, and to protect your investment. These few tips can keep your rugs looking new for as long as possible. There are a few very common mistakes that people make when it comes to maintaining area rugs. These mistakes can end up subtracting years from the life of your rugs, and they should be avoided.
Weekly vacuuming of both sides is ideal. If thatís not possible, you should do it at least once every two weeks.
It is not advisable to vacuum fringes/tassels. When you run the vacuum over the fringes they get sucked into the beater bar of your vacuum. The fringes do not need to be vacuumed at all. Fluffing them by hand is all they need. Anything else can cause damage to them.
Be aware of carpet shampoos or sprays! Carpet shampoos are usually made for synthetic wall to wall carpet not wool area rugs. Always check the label before using any spot cleaners or rug shampoos. When you use a spotter or shampoo make sure you rinse it all out. If there is any soap residue left in the rug it will attract dirt. ALWAYS TEST YOUR RUG WITH A DAMP WHITE COTTON TOWEL TO MAKE SURE THE COLORS WILL NOT RUN OR BLEED.
Make sure that you clean up spills or stains as as soon as they occur. Blot or scrape the spillage up depending on the type of spill. Blot, using a clean white 100% cotton dry towel and pressing down very hard from the outside towards the middle. Do this repeatedly, turning the folded towel over and over until you have absorbed as much moisture as possible. When you blot the spot move the towel in straight lines, NEVER RUB IN A CIRCLE, THIS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR RUG. If in doubt call the professionals to deal with it - its what we do every day.
The best way to keep your area rug looking its best is once a month flip it upside down and vacuum the back of the rug. It is okay to use a beater bar/rotating brush vacuum on the back of a wool rug, on the front it is recommended to only use suction. The beater bar/rotating brush sucks up the small fine wool fibers wearing away your wool rug. For synthetic area rugs it is fine to use the beater bar/rotating brush vacuum on the front and back of the rug.
It is recommended that you rotate your rugs at least once a year. This means turning the rug end for end or 180 degrees. This helps the rug to wear more evenly. You may also want to rearrange your furniture to change traffic patterns.
Rugs should be rolled, not folded. When transporting in a moving van, a rolled rug should be placed on top of furniture and then have nothing heavier than a lampshade placed on top of the rug. Folding can cause permanent creases or wrinkles in your rug.
Rugs and carpets eventually get dirty. For the best possible clean get a professional area rug cleaner to do the job i.e. CleanPro.
When you use any type of spot removers always put the spotter on a white cotton teryy towel and then blotting the spot. Putting the spotter on the rug can make removing the spot tougher or can make the spot into a stain.
After you have removed a spill from your rug it needs to be dried as quickly as possible, a fan can aid in this.
If your rug get really wet from a flood or other water source call us as quickly as possible to help prevent permanent damage to your area rug.
Our Rug Cleaning Services That We Offer in and around Harpenden AL5:
"What a wonderful service cleaning my rug. It looks so much brighter and cleaner. I will recommend you to all my friends!"