How To Maintain Carpets Between Cleanings – Large Area Rugs

If you knew what horrors we at BCS have seen and how many pounds (eek!) of dirt and grime were lurking in your carpets, you might think before walking around barefoot. Wool rugs are particularly masterful at hiding dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to clean larger area rugs.

1 You probably saw this coming, but the simple answer is firstly to hire a pro for a proper deep clean every few years. Larger rugs are by nature harder to clean thoroughly with home tools and products than smaller rugs, simply because they don’t fit in the sink or washing machine (duh), and even if they did, their size makes them difficult to place somewhere they can dry thoroughly and quickly. For this reason, spot-cleaning is the way to go in-between professional cleanings. 

2 In between make sure to vacuum regularly and handle any spills as quickly as possible. If the dyes in your rug are colorfast, you can dampen the area with a clean sponge dipped in seltzer water, using as little liquid as possible. Blot with a white cotton cloth to prevent any color transference, then sandwich the stain between two towels and stand on top of the sandwich briefly to absorb as much moisture as possible. 

3 If the dyes are NOT colorfast, use a mixture of four parts cold water and one part white vinegar to repeat the above process, or sprinkle cornstarch on top and vacuum after 24 hours. If you’re not confident of a good outcome with either of the above methods, call the professionals at BCS to make sure your rug is taken care of properly.

In our next article, we will show you how to handle wall-to-wall, installed carpet.

When your willpower and stamina for touchups is exhausted, call the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah at 801 561 1730 to schedule your professional carpet and rug cleaning treatment. We’ll bring out the big guns to have your rugs and carpets looking professionally fabulous in no time.

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