Maintaining Your Area Rugs in Traffic Areas

Oct 5, 2015 | Carpet Cleaning

Colorful oriental rug

Are you one of the many people who just put area rugs on your high traffic areas of your home to protect the car
pet underneath? If you are, how do you plan to protect those area rugs from wear and tear? It may seem like a big task, but we’ve come up with some great tips to help you keep those area rugs looking their best!

Selecting the Right Materials

While picking the right color is important when it comes to area rugs, making sure that the material is long lasting and durable also is very important. The type of rug you choose for those high traffic areas can make all the difference when it comes to how
long it will last. Good options are nylon and wool area rugs because they offer material that can withstand heavy traffic.

Plan For the Future

Don’t overlook the fact that sometimes area rugs get dirty from the amount of dirt and moisture that actually enters the home from thecolorful oriental rug outside. We recommend using walk-off mats are your entryways, which will help eliminate most of the dirt that comes in from shoes. This basic precautionary method is known to be a very effective way to keep your rugs as clean as possible. Some people even have made it a household rule to take off your shoes when you get into the house.

Frequently Vacuum

Making sure you get out the vacuum is very important when it comes to caring for you carpet and area rugs. This can be especially true when it comes to high traffic areas. When you vacuum, you are removing most of the dirt before it settles into the carpet fibers. A general rule of thumb is: the more traffic an area endures, the more often it should be vacuumed.

Take Immediate Right Away

High traffic areas are likely to have their fair share of spills and accidents that occur. When this happens, make sure you take immediate action to clean up the area. In some cases, apply a stain remover, such as Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher to the area. The quicker you take action, the less likely the spill will soak into the rug and leave a stain. Having a professional carpet protectant applied to your rugs also helps.

We know you can keep the rugs and carpets in high traffic areas cleaned by doing some of the things mentioned above. Over time however, we know you will need to give them a deep clean from a team of experienced experts you can trust. The technicians at Southside Chem-Dry are highly trained to take excellent care of virtually any type of area rug. This includes anything from Oriental area rugs to Persian area rugs. Our specialized tools and revolutionary process will leave your rugs looking as good as new! Contact us today to learn more.

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