Area rugs will make your home look more vibrant and richer with their beautiful designs and different colors. Having rugs routinely cleaned is imperative to their overall appearance and will add life to them. You can be sure your area rug will last for a decade if they are cleaned on a regular basis by a professional area rug cleaner. Vacuuming a rug and just blotting stains isn’t rug cleaning. Rugs collect a lot of dirt and take a beating so have a deep thorough cleaning is essential.
Certified and Insured companies are best to work with when you decide to have your rugs cleaned. You want people that are experienced in knowing the rug’s dyes, fibers, and origin so they use the right cleaning methods. Rugs with natural fibers only need to be cleaned when it is extremely necessary.
Some rugs will need to be cleaned once a year and some every few years. When you call Mark It Clean we are experienced and knowledgeable at educating you on when your rugs need to be cleaned. If you’d like a free estimate or would like to know how often your rug needs to be cleaned you can call Mark It Clean at 562-726-2929.
How to Determine if an area rugs needs it’s professional cleaning:
1. You can always kick the back corner of a rug as hard as possible and if a ton of dirt drops out then it’s time. You’d be amazed at home much dirt a rug can cling onto. The dirt will destroy the rugs fibers causing it to look worn and discolor.
2. You can rub your hand back and forth on the rugs surface after vacuuming and if you hand still collects a lot of dirt and hair it also means it is time to have a professional rug cleaning.
3. Pick up a corner of the area rug, fold it back, and see if there’s any visible dirt.
Regular maintenance is necessary to make area rugs last longer. It is always wise to clean up stains, vacuum on a regular basis, and remove shoes at the door. A routine professional area rug cleaning in Los Angeles, CA is recommended as well.
Lots of difference fiber is used to make each different area rug. Each fiber needs a different cleaning method and some rugs need special cleaning agents. That is why it is extremely important to pick the right area rug cleaner in your area. You want to review the company’s websites and read reviews to ensure they know the proper cleaning methods needed. Professionals will a lot of times come and pick up the rug and take it to a special facility to clean it. It takes space and special equipment. If you spent $10,000 or more on a rug you need to make sure they know what they are doing and they are insured in case something happens during the cleaning process. Reviews are critical. Go onto Google, Facebook, and Yelp to check out what people are saying about companies in your area.
Cleaning Synthetic Area Rugs
Some small synthetic rugs can be thrown into a washer. They may need to be washed with cool water and a certain kind of detergent so it’s always good to either ask a professional or Google the rug you have and the cleaning methods needed. You always want to wash the rug on the delicate cycle so that the washer will spin slower and won’t damage the rug.
Some people will even use a bathtub for some over-sized synthetic area rugs. You want to full the bathtub with cool water and a half of cup of detergent. Submerge the rug into the water and agitating it by swishing it around. You can then rinse it further with using the shower head.
Area rugs will have tags that tell you that you can machine dry or wash them. I always recommend to air dry them just to be on the safe side of things. Just don’t put the rug in direct sunlight because it will discolor the rug over time.
Cleaning Wool and Silk Rugs
Wool and silk area rug cleaning should be cleaned by professionals. They take special cleaning agents and equipment to do the job right.
Give Mark It Clean a call for your professional area rug cleaning in Los Angeles, CA. Our technicians are certified and insured. Call Now at 562-726-2929 for a free estimate.