Cleaning and Maintenance Tips For Area Rugs 

Area rugs not only add character to a room but also provide comfort and warmth underfoot. To ensure your area rugs retain their beauty and durability, proper cleaning and maintenance are essential. Here’s our list of cleaning and maintenance tips for area rugs.

Regular Vacuuming

Regular vacuuming is the foundation of area rug maintenance. Aim to vacuum both sides of the rug to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris.

Our extra cleaning and maintenance tips

Use a vacuum with adjustable settings to prevent the rug’s fibres from being pulled or damaged.

Rotate for Even Wear

To avoid uneven wear, rotate your area rugs every few months. This is especially important in high-traffic areas. Rotating prevents specific sections from becoming overly worn and maintains the rug’s overall appearance.

Shake It Out

If your rug is small enough, take it outside and give it a good shake to dislodge dirt and dust. This simple step can help freshen up the rug’s fibres.

Protect from Sunlight

Direct sunlight can cause fading and deterioration of your area rugs over time. If possible, position your rugs away from direct sunlight or use window coverings to protect them.

Storage Tips

When storing area rugs, clean them thoroughly, roll them up with the pile facing inward, and wrap them in breathable materials. Avoid storing them in damp or humid areas to prevent mould growth.

Professional Cleaning

Depending on foot traffic and environmental factors, consider professional cleaning every6 to 12 months. Professional cleaners have the expertise and equipment to deep-clean rugs, removing embedded dirt and allergens. Drytron Carpet Cleaning provides rug cleaning in Melbourne and across wider Victoria.

By following these cleaning and maintenance tips for area rugs, you can ensure your rugs remain beautiful, comfortable, and functional for years to come. Proper cleaning and maintenance not only enhances their longevity but also enhances the overall aesthetic of your living space.

Drytron will make your rug look like new again. Call the friendly team for a free quote or to make a carpet dry cleaning booking.

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Vacuum cleaning a patterned area rug