Why Cleaning Your Rug Should Be a Part of Your Spring Cleaning ProcessMarch 14, 2018 10:30 am
Contrary to the popular belief, cleaning rugs is not just about removing stains from high-traffic areas. In order to keep them in their best shape, you should clean your rugs on a periodical basis. This is a lot like getting oil changed or having your refrigerator coils cleaned to prevent the compressor from going out.
Regular maintenance becomes even more important if you’ve already invested several thousand dollars into an area or oriental rug. By comparison, having a professional clean them once every two years should set you back just 5-10% of their overall value. On the other hand, if you have any pets, you’ll probably want to clean your rugs a bit more frequently. Additionally, you may want to consider protecting the rug’s fibers with a fiber sealer.
I can already hear you asking “is regular maintenance really that important?” The simple answer would be yes. For starters, most high-quality area and oriental rugs are made only of cotton, wool, and natural wool. Though these materials are silky and soft to touch — not to mention beautiful — they really need to be cleaned in order to retain their best attributes.
During spring and early summer, your rugs may also be attacked by moths. Though moths usually swarm in places such as ponds, marshes, and stream beds, they don’t mind getting into our houses as well. If you keep seeing moths near your rug, it’s quite possible that they’ve chosen to make their nests inside it. You can try using a moth repellent to deal with this issue, but sometimes you may need to take your rug to a rug cleaning facility.
If the rug pad under your rug is crumbling, you should look into replacing it. While you’re at it, consider cushioning the rug pad as well. This will help reduce wear and tear, prolonging the rug’s lifespan. Additionally, a custom-cut rug cushion will never stain your floor. Once again, if you’ve already spent big bucks on your rug, you may as well make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
If you’re interested in having your rug cleaned as part of the spring cleaning process, make sure to choose the right service company for the task. Coastline Environmental Solutions offers the best rug cleaning service around. Our approach is to gently care for your rug and respect it as if it were our own. We will also review with you the cleaning solutions we use to treat your rug so that you are 100% satisfied with the service. Give us a call today to request an estimate or to schedule cleaning service.
Vincent J. Attardo is the President/CEO of Coastline Environmental Solutions, Inc. He provides Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations, mold and bacteria testing, water damage/mold remediation and repair, and is available for consultation and public speaking. For more information please visit www.coastlineclean.com. Readers may contact him at 800-847-3867 or email at [email protected]