Oriental rugs are designed to last for decades. With the proper care, you can keep your antique rug in pristine condition. Use these tips to keep your rug looking better than ever and extend its lifetime:
- Prevent Stains
Paying attention to your rug and being mindful of preventing stains and spills is the first step in excellent care. Rotate your rug occasionally to prevent uneven wear and tear. Keep the rug out of direct sunlight so its colors do not start to fade. Try to implement a “no shoes” rule in the house to prevent grinding excess dirt and debris into the rug. You may also wish to eat and drink away from the rug. When you take these preventative measures, carpet cleaning will be much easier and more effective.
- Clean Weekly
It is important to vacuum your rug regularly to remove dirt that has found its way to the rug’s fibers. Be careful to avoid the fringe when you are vacuuming. If something spills on your rug, clean it up as soon as possible. Try to blot the stain with club soda to soak up the excess moisture. The sooner you address a spill, the better chance you have of preventing a permanent stain.
- Schedule Professional Cleanings
Each Oriental rug is made differently. For deep cleanings, it is important to take the carpet to a professional. A professional carpet cleaner will have the tools and knowledge it takes to clean the rug without damaging it. Your weekly cleanings combined with the professional cleanings will keep your rug looking beautiful.
Steam Express in Houston knows how to care for your Oriental rug. With our expertise, we can give your rug the cleaning care it needs. We also handle air duct and upholstery cleanings. For more information on our services, visit our website or call (281) 320-8006.