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03/02/2015
 If you’ve opted out of having wall to wall carpet in all of the rooms of your home, you are likely familiar with area rugs as well as smaller decorate rugs to keep your feet from hitting a cold floor in the morning. Just as with carpet, there are certain tasks which should be completed to help take care of those rugs you’ve got throughout your home. Cleanpro in Tacoma would like to assist you today to care for your beloved rugs, by providing a few tips to help keep them clean.

General Cleaning Tips

  • Remember that your carpets need regular vacuuming just as carpet would
  • You can take smaller rugs outside to rid them of excess dirt
  • You should also consider, if you have pets, using a pet hair removing brush to rid your carpets of hair and dander
  • Remember to turn your larger area rugs at least once a year
  • - They can begin to fade on one side more than the other, due to light exposure
  • - Likewise, depending on the foot traffic in the room or the placement of the furniture, one side can become more worn than the other

Specific Tips for Specific Stains

If you should discover a specific stain on one of your area rugs, that may be difficult to clean, remember the following tips:
  • For melted wax or gum on an area rug, peel off what you can, then using a plastic bag full of ice, harden the remnants and peel it off with a dull knife or spoon
  • For oily or fat based stains you should use a store bought dry solvent as your first response
  • For dark beverages like coffee, tea, and soft drinks, you can make a mixture of 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap, quart of warm water, and ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar and apply it to the rug. Rinse the area thoroughly and blot it dry
  • For tomato sauce or other red colored food you can try a sponge with cool water, which you’ll dab on the affected area. You can then use the dishwashing liquid mixture and then rinse it with 1 cup of white vinegar and 2 cups of water-blot dry
As for a smaller rug, you can generally put those in the washing machine. However, if that is not the case, per the instructions, then you can use the same cleaning methods listed above.

It doesn’t matter if your home is full of wall to wall carpet or sprinkled with beautiful rugs, remember that cleaning them should be taken seriously, and you should start by choosing the right carpet cleaner. However, when it comes time for a professional carpet cleaning, remember that Cleanpro is here to serve you. For carpet cleaning in Tacoma contact us to schedule a consultation, (253) 229-7499. Don’t just steam your carpets, clean your carpets.

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