Ensuring your rugs are clean is essential to maintaining a healthy household. Dirt, debris, and pollutants trapped in your carpet and rugs cause dinginess and pose health risks to you and your family. With regular maintenance to properly address each type of contaminant, you can rest easy knowing your home is sparkling clean. Here’s how to combat every issue from visible dirt to microscopic germs.
What’s making your carpet dirty?
Dirt: A common culprit of grimy carpets Dirt is trafficked into the house by shoes, pets, and objects like rolling suitcases. It’s then ground in over time and creates a dingy, soiled looking carpet.
Debris: Less visible than dirt, but still a carpet-killer. Debris such as lint, food particles, and skin cells have a huge impact on the cleanliness of your carpet. Debris causes issues with the appearance of your carpet as well as the quality of your household air.
Pollution: Pet dander, dust, mold, and pollen are all major allergens that get trapped by carpets and rugs. These pollutants are especially dangerous for people with asthma and young children.
What’s the best way to clean your carpets?
Vacuum: Each rug or carpet in your home should be vacuumed weekly. Areas that see a lot of traffic from children or pets need to be cleaned more often. Regular vacuuming combats surface dirt but it’s not enough to get your carpets fully free from every kind of grime.
Dry/chemical cleaning: There are both DIY and professional ways to employ this method. DIY fixes include store-bought powders, foams, and natural solutions like diluted vinegar. These methods are somewhat effective, but caution should be used — it’s easy to accidentally damage your carpet.
Steam cleaning: Wall-to-wall carpets should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Homes with high traffic, allergen-sensitive residents, or those with kids and pets should consider more frequent cleanings. AKA hot water extraction, professional carpet steaming combines pre-treatments and commercial-grade cleaning tools to eliminate dirt, debris, and pollutants.
For oriental and area rugs, in-plant cleaning is the way to go. Vacuuming is not enough to fully clean these rugs, and dry or steam cleaning can be too harsh. With this method, your rugs will be picked up, taken to the cleaning facility, and dropped back off upon completion.
Here’s what to expect from an in-plant cleaning of your oriental or area rug:
Rugs are dusted and vacuumed. Next, stains or heavily soiled areas will be pre-treated with safe solutions.
Then comes a soap and water wash with soft bristle brushes, followed by a soft bristle rinse. A cold water flushing and rinse are completed; excess water is removed.
Following is fiber grooming and an expert quick-drying process. Rugs will be inspected for clean-quality and given additional treatment if needed.
To finish, a final grooming and rolling — now your rugs are dirt, debris, and pollutant free.
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