Area rugs just have a way to pull the look of the room together.
They add a spice of color, pull the eye in with texture and add interesting designs that you wouldn’t be able to pull off with any other textile.
Area rugs are that piece that makes a room feel complete.
These design pieces are catching a whole lot more than admiring looks.
They are also catching dirt, dust, debris, pet hair and any other substance that is tracked into your home.
If rugs are such a statement piece, it’s about time you help your rug look its best!
So what are some steps you can take for efficient area rug cleaning in the DC Metro?
Vacuuming Your Area Rug
Vacuuming your area rug will prevent large amounts of dirt and debris from piling up and settling into the fibers.
Vacuuming the area rug on a regular basis will suck up all the dirt and other filth that has been dragged into your home and will create a cleaner space for you.
A little trick to get the maximum amount of dirt out of your rug is to turn it upside down first and vacuum the back of the rug.
This will loosen the dirt that is stuck down deep in the fibers of the area rug.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you are vacuuming your area rugs. First, is to avoid vacuuming over the edges of your area rug. This will prevent frayed edges and worn fringes.
If you already have some frayed edges, be sure not to vacuum over that area–it will only make the fraying worse and that just screams bad news.
Knowing the material that your rug is made out of will help you know how to better care for it. Be sure to know what material and stick to the proper ways to treat that material.
For example, it is best to only use suction on wool area rugs. Using a rotating brush will suck up the little fibers of wool and pretty soon, you won't have much of a wool rug left.
If you have a shag rug, turn off the beater bar as well. This will prevent tangling up the long fibers. No one wants a tangled shag rug.
Turn Your Area Rug
If rugs constantly sit in the same position year after year, there will be parts of the rug that show more wear and tear than other parts of the rug.
This is why you need to turn your rugs in DC at least once to twice a year.
Turning your area rug will prevent sun damage.
If your rug remains in the same place for a long amount of time, there is a good chance that it will see some type of sun damage. That DC sun isn't doing any favors for our rugs.
Area rugs aren’t meant for discoloration; they are meant to create a statement.
How is an area rug supposed to make a statement when it has discolored blotches on it?
Turning your area rug is also important if it is in a high traffic area.
It’s best for the rug to be rotated so that the same places aren’t being walked over constantly.
When the same part of the rug is continually being exposed to footprints, pawprints, and whatever other prints you can think of, your area rug is bound to show some signs of it.
Turn that rug to keep it looking as fresh as you can!
Shaking Your Area Rug
A more archaic form of keeping your area rug in the best condition possible is giving it a good shaking.
Shaking or beating your area rug will release a lot of the dirt and particles that are stuck in the fibers.
If you choose to shake or beat your rug, do it outside and away from any window or door openings.
It’s best to keep that dust outside, rather than inside!
Remember that dust will be flying everywhere. With that in mind, it is wise to cover your face so you aren’t taking in all of the dust right when it comes off of the rug.
I know. I know. Shaking your rug and watching the dirt fly is just what you want to do on a Saturday afternoon!
Use Zerorez® DC Metro
Vacuuming, rotating and shaking your rugs will help keep your rugs in good condition but there is one thing that will keep your rugs in pristine condition, an almost like-new condition.
That is to have an area rug cleaning from Zerorez® DC Metro
I know how hard it is to just hand over your oriental area rug that took you two years of saving just to purchase it and then another six months for it to arrive. But trust us! We know how to take care of your precious rugs.
Improper cleaning of area rugs can damage fibers, bleed colors, and leave a messy residue. Wow. Sounds like a lot at stake.
But, you don’t need to worry when Zerorez® DC Metro is cleaning your area rugs. We understand the origins and construction of high-quality rugs.
Zerorez® DC Metro has an insanely unique process that will leave your area rugs looking fresh.
One of the greatest things about our area rug cleaning is that we will pick up your rug from your home and drop it off once it is cleaned. This makes no room for excuses about not having time to get your area rugs cleaned!
Before the cleaning even begins, our Rug Technician will carefully inspect your rug. They are on the lookout for any spots or stains and for any other repairs needed before they start cleaning the rug.
Once your area rug has been inspected, it will go through the dust removal process. This is a very thorough removal of dust, sand, and grit.
Then, the washing begins! Your area rug will be treated and cleaned.
Once it is all cleaned, it gets rinsed by our Zerorez® Technician. Your rug will be rinsed to flush out every last particle and then it is dried completely before it is delivered back to your home.
Keeping your area rugs in the best shape possible can be possible when you vacuum, rotate, and shake your rugs.
But, you can’t forget the last necessary step of calling up Zerorez® DC Metro in order to keep your rugs looking fresh and fabulous.