Have you ever had your area rug professionally cleaned? If your answer is “never” or “it’s been a while,” take a minute and think about everything that lands on, walks on, and spills on your area rug. If your rug is located in a high traffic area — I guarantee you it has collected several pounds of dirt. Ohhh… and if your area rug is located in a dining room, it has likely endured food and drink spills. It is time to enlist Commercial Carpet Cleaning’s help in cleaning your Oriental and area rugs.
Cleaning Oriental Rugs after Spills or Accidents
Whenever something is spilled or a pet has an accident on your Oriental rug, what you see on the surface is only the beginning of the damage to the rug. Moisture will penetrate the rug, leaving lingering odors, stains, and potentially causing mold, mildew or dry rot.
Cleaning area rugs is the only way to remove these odors and deep stains. Pets pose a problem for people who have area rugs. Pets will sometimes continue to use the same area of the rug as before due to lingering scent, and the only way to stop this is to professionally clean the area rug.
Prevent Mildew and Dry Rot
If you have an area that is humid you should be aware of the possibility of mildew and dry rot in your rugs, particularly Oriental rugs. Spills, as previously mentioned, penetrate below the fibers of the rug and to the padding and backing of the rug where it can remain for several days. Moisture often causes mildew to grow on the underside of the rug. If the rug remains wet, dry rot should be a real concern.
It is common for Tucson homeowners to place plants on their area rugs to later find out that has seriously damaged their precious rug. You should always avoid placing indoor plants directly on your Oriental rug, as the constant moisture leads to dry rot of your rug.
Keep it Looking Great
The best way to keep your area rug looking great is to have it regularly cleaned by a professional. Commercial Carpet Cleaning can help prolong the life of your rug and keep your home looking great. We are fully equipped to handle cleaning area rugs in the Tucson area and can help you keep your rug clean, free of odors and vibrant in color.
Don’t Forget to Vacuum Often
Don’t forget to vacuum often and rotate your rug so that it wears evenly. If you notice any trouble spots like stains or mildew on your area rug, you should have it professionally cleaned to prevent additional damage from occurring. If you have any questions about the care or cleaning of your area rugs, please give our experts at Commercial Carpet Cleaning a call today.